Quote from Sutherlynn
Where are you purchasing the uniform scrubs? I haven't received my orientation packet... and wont be getting it till around December
You get them at apparel pro in tempe. Their website is apparelprousa.com. The pants range from $18-24 and have a couple different styles. The tops are like $18 I think. And the jacket (optional) is $27. They sell stethoscopes, penlights, watches, shoes, etc there as well. I ordered my stethoscope through medisave.net because engraving was free and shipping was free. The only thing in my orientation packet was info on the health requirements, background check, and dates for SCC registration session, where we will get our schedules and the rest of the program info. I actually found out what we need from prev posts on this site and started purchasing because its a lot of stuff and expensive total so its easier to spread it out.
Also if you need the health info stuff it is on the nursing.maricopa.edu site under CURRENT nursing students. You should get started on that right away. I had all my childhood vax and had chicken pox. I thought I would just need titers and be fine (no records of my vax). My MMR titer came back equivocal for both measles and mumps, but everything else was fine. GRR. Now I have to get the MMR series and you have to get 2 shots 4 weeks apart.
Here is a list of what I have gathered from my orientation packet, and from searching on here for recent students lists.
*Two sets uniforms from apparel pro
*Stethoscope (can get a cheap one but from reviews it is better to spend a bit more. I got a Littmann Classic II S.E. for about $75)
*All white shoes, non porous, can be clogs if have a heel or heel strap
*Watch w/second timer
*Books (not available for my program yet, but cheaper purchased online since it will be a little over $1000 in the bookstores)
*Lab tote - purchased in bookstore or at orientation right before class starts
* AHA HCP BLS CPR cert that does not expire in first semester
*Level one figerprint clearance that does not expire in first semester
*Drug Screen (will be given a time frame from nursing coordinators at some point. You will not be given advance notice)
The health screen, vax info, CPR cert, background check, and fingerprint card all have to be complete before you can register for classes. If you need to get a vax series, you need to have the first shot of each series complete before you can register for classes, and have to complete the series withing the time frame listed for each vax or you get dropped. The HepB take 3 rounds and about 6 mos. Just a heads up.
Also they will require a flu shot, but it is not required before registration, but is required before you start clinicals so yo may as well get that out of the way as well.
I think I hit all the main points for anyone who hasn't received the packet yet. Def get started on the health stuff so that doesnt become your reason for not getting to start. Ad I believe if you dont get a chance to purchase your scrubs, they will have the vendor bring a bunch to orientation for purchase.