LA Pierce College Nursing Students...feedback - page 4

by klkoniec

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I was just accepted into LA Pierce College's Generic ADN program for fall 2013 and I am just curious as to how current or former nursing students liked the program? Are the resources and instructors good? There really is not much... Read More


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    Quote from Hunter91
    I PM'd you as well if you could send me the convo.

    Thanks!
    Are you still debating whether to go to Moorpark or Pierce?
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    Congrats to all on getting into the Pierce Nursing Program. I just finished the first semester there and it was quite an enjoyable experience. Number one advice is to Read and Read and Read (especially if you don't have a medical background) Number two-Don't be absent more than once or be consistently late. A few students were dropped because of that.
    It's going to be a lot, and I mean a lot of info in the first few weeks but everything will settle and you'll understand their expectations. I'll check back on this site from time to time and to give more advice.
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    Quote from mjmx76
    Congrats to all on getting into the Pierce Nursing Program. I just finished the first semester there and it was quite an enjoyable experience. Number one advice is to Read and Read and Read (especially if you don't have a medical background) Number two-Don't be absent more than once or be consistently late. A few students were dropped because of that.
    It's going to be a lot, and I mean a lot of info in the first few weeks but everything will settle and you'll understand their expectations. I'll check back on this site from time to time and to give more advice.
    Thanks for posting, and the information! Intel is always wanted lol!
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    Did you receive your book list yet? If so, I may be able to help out if they are still using the same books from last semester. PM me.
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    West Hills, Tarzana, and St. Joe's in Burbank. and NO, you don't get to choose :/
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    Quote from Ohnoitsher
    Oh ok thank you! and yes we will be busy! Oh god, I'm kind of nervous though lol
    So I'm "not allowed" to send private messages yet until I post 15 quality topics.
    So here is the reply to your message.

    You have to finish the class with a 76%. So you can get a 70 and pass the rest.

    N400 Fundamentals-tests are based on her slides and little from the book. But please read the book if you have no medical background. It can mean the difference between an A and a B.

    MEDICATION CALCULATION QUIZ: given within the first month. you HAVE to pass with a 92%. you get 3 attempts. I got an 88% the first try, then 96% on the second attempt. only 1 out of 40 in our class failed out from the med calculation quiz.

    N402-Pharmacology. The first test is all basic math and drug/IV rate calculations. the rest of her tests are from book and slides. She likes to ask a lot of adverse reaction questions.

    N407-Gerontology. Read the chapters once THEN go back and read her key points in the syllabus. Her tests are NCLEX style so the first few tests most will do very bad but she knows that. But keep reading!

    N408-Psychosocial. She goes by her book and slides. Seems fairly easy but again, same teacher from Gero, so she goes into detail and are NCLEX styled.
    408 has a few projects. Most will get 90's just for the effort.
    Also, 407 and 408 have weekly 5-question reading quizzes at the start of each class. She just wants to make sure you are reading before class. Those quizzes and homework will account for 15% of your grade..so try to do well on them.

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    Quote from Hunter91
    Thanks for posting, and the information! Intel is always wanted lol!
    I need 11 more posts before I can reply to messages. lol.

    so yes, send me a message when you get your book list. It can get quite expensive. Also, if you are interested in a med surg bag. They require you to buy it but you're gonna use it only once or twice. Mine is still semi-brand new
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    Really appreciate the feedback! I reached out to ------------- this week and she will be sending an email out next week with more information on the info packets we need to prepare.

    Is there a simulation/skills lab on campus? Where you have a mock-clinical setting to practice.
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    Quote from klkoniec
    Really appreciate the feedback! I reached out to -------------- this week and she will be sending an email out next week with more information on the info packets we need to prepare.

    Is there a simulation/skills lab on campus? Where you have a mock-clinical setting to practice.
    Yes, there's a skills lab. However, in your first semester, there isn't much to do. The first few weeks of skills lab you'll be watching videos and using your med-surg bag (has syringes, foley caths, medication vials. etc) so you can get familiar with it. They also have 4 beds with patient mannequins so you can learn how to make a bed properly and do a head-to-toe assessment. Remember, it's your first semester of fundamentals so it's very basic. Don't expect to learn how to start IV's.

    3 weeks later, you will start clinicals
    Last edit by dianah on Jun 7, '13
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    Quote from mjmx76
    Yes, there's a skills lab. However, in your first semester, there isn't much to do. The first few weeks of skills lab you'll be watching videos and using your med-surg bag (has syringes, foley caths, medication vials. etc) so you can get familiar with it. They also have 4 beds with patient mannequins so you can learn how to make a bed properly and do a head-to-toe assessment. Remember, it's your first semester of fundamentals so it's very basic. Don't expect to learn how to start IV's.

    3 weeks later, you will start clinicals
    Perfect, thank you for the info!


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