Merritt College Fall 2012 - page 3

I have been accepted to Merritt College ADN for fall 2012. Any others that have been accepted as well?... Read More

  1. by   uni1602
    [font=times]1.facebook study group sounds like a great idea ( finally i can have an excuse to be on facebook, lol) ( if possible, can the group be named something not affiliated with the program, or school?)

    2. - helping nursing students learn dosage calculations is a great website for dosage calculation

    3. fundamentals of nursing by potter just rolled out their 8th edition in march, i'm hoping they won't make us use that one. it's pretty expensive, and most likely there won't be any used book out there yet
  2. by   cabbit
    Uni1602: Yes, I've named the facebook group page something non-school affiliated, but still is clearly for a nursing program (ADN).

    Study group people:

    Here's the group name I created, which can't mistaken for anything else.
    It's searchable on facebook now: "Cabbit ADN study group 2012"

    Feel free to request to join the group anytime, I'll add you!
  3. by   DisneyDreamer
    I can't find it on Facebook
  4. by   ThatGuy.
    [font=times]@ cabbit, a fb page is a great idea. i'll
    look for it

    i also ordered the following books from amazon in order to get started with some of the material:

    *calculating drug dosages: an interactive approach to learning nursing math ([color=#b22222]it's a cd, so if you guys know how to make copies or something let me know, i'll lend it to you)

    *saunders comprehensive review for the nclex-rn examination, 5e (saunders comprehensive review for nclex-rn)

    *nursing fundamentals: review & rationales

    everything including shipping came up to $80, which is not bad at all. as for the text book, i'm going to wait till orientation to find out what edition we will be using
  5. by   cabbit
    Disney Dreamer:
    If you can't find the group on facebook via "search", try this link after you log in:

    I had a problem with finding the page earlier (immediately after I created the group page), but I think it works now. You can also try "friending" my alternate profile on facebook called "Gaming Buddy" (with an image of a brown guinea pig as the avatar). I can add you as a friend, then invite you to the group that way.

    PS: I don't want to post my real name on this forum, so that's why I suggest friending my alternate FB profile, which doesn't lead to any personal info. Luck!
    Last edit by dianah on May 23, '12 : Reason: Terms of Service re: posting links to social networking sites
  6. by   Chribri
    Something you may consider once the program gets rolling a bit is making a private group. They don't show up on searches or on your facebook profile and are only viewable by those who have been invited by other members. You will find that it helps to have a place to vent without worrying about someone unwanted stumbling upon it.
  7. by   DisneyDreamer
    Chris SN
    Is the Saunders NCLEX q&a review better than the comprehensive review?
  8. by   Chribri
    I don't think I would jump to an nclex review just yet. I recommend davis's fundamentals success and Mary Anne hogan's reviews and rationales. Especially tge reviews and rationale.
  9. by   DisneyDreamer
    Ok thanks
  10. by   heartdrop
    Hello c/o '14,

    I am entering my second year as well, with Chris SN. there was a question about having to retake DDC if you already took it at CCC: you will have to retake it or have to test out. I too, took Drug dosage at contra costa and they would not credit it, and it is taught in a different format, mostly practicing questions in class. so I would advise, as Chris SN did, test out of drug dosage, you will appreciate the time you will have to worry about Fundamentals. I didn't and I wished I did.

    I am not sure if there will be a summer class "Associate Degree of Nursing Success" offered this year, but if it is take it. I took it last summer and although it was a lot of work, it was an invaluable experience. The majority of those who were in that class are still in the program.
  11. by   DisneyDreamer
    Thank you heartdrop. Will studying my DDC from CCC be enough to test out or should I study something more?
  12. by   heartdrop
    You should study the "Dosage Calculations" by Gloria Pickar 8th edition, i don't think they will be changing the book for this incoming semester and you'll find out for sure on orientation June 5th. I felt the material was easier in this book than the DDC at CCC but I took that years ago with the Davis' CD and little tiny book (do they still use that one?). At-any-rate, you'll be tested on material right out of the Pickar book.
  13. by   DisneyDreamer
    Thanks. Yes, it's still the same little book.