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- Jun 1, '12 by tv6101Since I am a transferring student. They told me that I have to attend the orientation first. After that, I can register for the nursing courses. I already finished all major courses, nothing in progress. So, for the 1st semester, I only have 11 units.
- Jun 2, '12 by Nurse2b209Quote from tv6101Yea as 1st semester students we are allowed to register for Nurs 3700, Nurs 2820, and Nurs 2000 which is 9 units. The pharm class that's listed which I believe is Nurs 2850, we dnt take that 1 this semester. Something about limiting us to 9 units is what the secretary told me.Since I am a transferring student. They told me that I have to attend the orientation first. After that, I can register for the nursing courses. I already finished all major courses, nothing in progress. So, for the 1st semester, I only have 11 units.
- Jun 26, '12 by tv6101I searched for the course NURS 2820 section 41301, and it said this class will take place 12am-12am. Is it a typo here?
- Jul 11, '12 by Maria209Quote from tv6101I got accepted in Fall 2011. The program is definitely challenging. It is very stressful because they have plenty of tests that we have to pass that are not necessarily part of the class like the ATI tests and Math test we have to score 100% in each semester. It is worth it though. Just don't give up and take it day by day. I start my 3rd semester this Fall, also known as the Mama-Baby semesterHi all,
I got accepted into BSN at CSU Stanislaus. I am waiting for the package about the mandatory orientation which takes place on Aug. Is there anyone out there who got accepted into BSN last year? If yes, how do you feel about the program?
All reponses would be much appreciated,
- Jul 15, '12 by tv6101Hi Maria,Thanks so much for your valuable info. I am sure it will be challenging. Was the terminology and math tests hard? What do u mean by ATI test?
- Jul 15, '12 by tv6101Quote from Nurse2b209So, we have to email the instructor to arrange the hours or the instructor will notice us before the 1st day of instruction?By the way, did y submit all needed documents to www.certifiedprofile.com yet? I did all of them except health insurance (looking for it). The due date posted in that website was 8/17/2011 not 2012. I asked the customer service and they told me to contact the school for correction. I sent 2 emails to Nursing department, but i didnt get any response yet.Oh no it's not a typo. That class is a lab so you have to arrange your hours.
- Jul 17, '12 by danielle11Congrats to everyone accepted to Stan State's program!
Like Maria, I was accepted last fall and am now entering my 3rd semester of nursing school. I know they told us that you guys are not taking the Intro to Pharm/Nutrition course we had to take - not sure if they are replacing it with something else though.
As far N 2820 running from 12-12, Maria is correct in that it is open skills lab for Fundamentals. You do not need to email the instructors (****** and *****) about making time, they will tell you the hours skills lab is open and it will be up to you to arrange at least 6 hours (often times you need much more) of time each week to practice the skills taught to you in lecture (bed making, hygiene, canes/walkers/crutches, wound care, Foley's, NG tubes, medication administration, etc). You will have five check offs throughout the semester (Vitals, wound care, foleys, medications and one more I can't remember) so you need lots of practice in the skills lab.
You will have Health Assessment lecture Monday morning and then half the class goes to health assessment lab while the other half goes to fundamentals lecture then you switch so it really does not matter what time you sign up for health assessment lab because your Monday's will be full regardless.
Tuesday's and Wednesday's (after research) the skills lab is open for you to practice your skills. On check off weeks expect to be there much more than 6 hours - our class was often there as much as 12 hours some weeks.
I know they do not explain this to you anywhere and when we got to orientation we were all a little surprised at all this extra time we would be spending in school - trust me you will be there pretty much all day Mon-Wed.
Any other questions about 1st or 2nd semester let me know - I know how excited/nervous you guys are and how overwhelming it can be at times! And enjoy 1st semester before you get to clinicals and care plans in 2nd semester!!Last edit by Esme12 on Jul 17, '12 : Reason: TOS/names and formatting
- Jul 17, '12 by danielle11I just realized I did not answer all your questions tv6101 - sorry about that. I put off studying the medical terminology test until only a few weeks before school started (beginning of August) and that was not the best decision. I wouldn't say it was hard but it was not overly simple either. I think you needed an 80 and I got a 92 but I studied a lot in those few weeks. Know prefixes and suffixes and general medical terms (ortho = straight, hemi = half, etc). Nobody didn't pass and it won't hold you back either. The first math test is a breeze and they get progressively harder although I would not say they are tough. I never had to retake one thankfully although when you have to get 100% it can be quite stressful. You will get a medication math book and you basically have to teach yourself and do it on your own, no class time is spent on math. It covers medication dosing based on weight, insulin dosing, IV drip rate and more but don't worry that isn't until the very last one.
ATI will be explained in much more detail at orientation but it is the company that puts on the TEAS test. Basically, every semester after your 1st semester you will take ATI exams at the end of the semester that covers the material from your courses that semester. You get two chances to take them or else you are out of the program and you must score at or above the national average to pass (you do not know the national average until after you have taken the exam). This past semester we took the Pharmacology and Fundamentals ATI and I think most people would agree that ATI is much mroe stressful than finals. It is a little odd that we take the fundamentals one after 2nd semester instead of 1st because you basically have to reteach yourself fundamentals to do well on the exam but that is the way it works. At orientation you will get a huge box of ATI study books that you already paid for and each week the instructors will have assigned reading from your regualr textbook and your ATI books.
Yes, I did submit all my paperwork to certified background and am actaully putting in my renewed TB tests today on that website so do not lose your username or password because you will need it all 3 years. Not sure about the dates but you can still upload them to the website and it will take them even if it says they are overdue. Last year they gave us an extension on the dates so don't worry too much but definitely start getting that stuff in because the computer has to process it and things like the background check can take a few weeks.
Let me know if you have any more questions!
- Jul 18, '12 by tv6101Hi Danielle,
Wow, i am so impressed with your detailed answer. I appreciate it so much. Thanks ALOT!
About the math test, do we have to take the math test at the first day of the semester? In the information packet which the Nursing program sent me, they only mentioned about the Medical Terminology test, not Math test. For TEAS, if you remember, we dont need to remember how many ounce in 1 oz or how many galon in 1 quart. They give us that info and we only need to know how to convert using the available info. I wonder if the Math test from the Nursing program is the same or I have to memorize how many ounce in 1 oz...
I am worrying about the WPST. I will take it on 7/21/2012. I came to the U.S 5 years ago, so I am not confident with the writing under time pressure. Did you pass this test? What did the prompt look like? I am so worried...
CSU Stan is the only school I applied and I got in, so I definitely commit to put as much effort as I can. I am impressed with your accomplishment and I wish you and all other Nursing students success!
My pleasure to talk to you,