BCIT August 2012 - page 11
Hello everyone,I wanted to start this forum because I'm getting nervouse about my application to the BSN program at Bcit. I appled for this August (2012) and I am still awaiting a reply. Has anyone... Read More
0May 5, '12 by spellingbeeHi! Another question to you guys about the immunization records. I've asked about this earlier and was told that I could just get a blood test if I don't have any records. I was wondering, for those of you that are getting the blood tests, did your doctor also test for MMR and polio? The doctor I visited today said polio was no longer done and I could ask my public health unit for the MMR records (since the form I showed him said that serology was not required for MMR). However, I have moved quite a bit when I was a child and finding the right place to contact for these records might be hard. I was wondering if you guys had to do the same or did your doctor just suggest a serology for these as well?
0May 5, '12 by ericleeericleeIt would be a good idea to request an immunization record from the public health unit where you attended elementary school. I don't know if this is true for every Canadian city, but at least in Richmond, I was told that the School Board collects immunization records from their students and submit them to the local public health unit (Richmond Health Department). My record was ready for pick up less than a day after my request.
For those needing serological tests (a certainty because Hepatitis B screening is mandatory regardless whether you've previously received vaccination), don't leave the testing to the last minute. It takes about a week to process before the result is sent to your physician.Quote from spellingbeeHi! Another question to you guys about the immunization records. I've asked about this earlier and was told that I could just get a blood test if I don't have any records. I was wondering, for those of you that are getting the blood tests, did your doctor also test for MMR and polio? The doctor I visited today said polio was no longer done and I could ask my public health unit for the MMR records (since the form I showed him said that serology was not required for MMR). However, I have moved quite a bit when I was a child and finding the right place to contact for these records might be hard. I was wondering if you guys had to do the same or did your doctor just suggest a serology for these as well?
0May 7, '12 by nameless9I know someone had asked earlier.. but I was also waitlisted and found out that approx 70 people were waitlisted for the august intake! hope that helps, i know its not the best number to hear
0May 8, '12 by smiley65, BSN, RNIf you are having a hard time finding immunization records, I suggest going to Health services on campus. They know what they are looking for and can write you requisitions for any testing. They are also able to give you shots right there if you need boosters.
0May 8, '12 by dmak26I was freaking out about this immunization thing today so I decided to get off my behind and do it. :P
I just typed "Burnaby Public Health Unit" in Google and there seems to be different locations depending on where you live in the Lower Mainland.
Since I lived and went to school in Burnaby I decided to walk in to the Burnaby one without calling ahead of time.
I walked in to the office, and literally 10 minutes later I walked out with a photocopy of my immunizations from elementary and high school. Unfortunately the ones from when I was a baby were put in storage, and they said it would take a month to retrieve. Seeing as the deadline is on the 21st I thought I was S.O.L.
I then went to BCIT Health Services, and within a 1 minute I was in the nurse's (who deals with immunizations) office.
She went over my records and even filled the form out for me. I told her about the missing baby records and she said it was fine as long as I brought it "???to the immunization session thing??? (i just nodded =P)"
She did tell me to get the Titre/Blood work thing done, and after getting the results I could hand in the Immunization records all together.
So I went to the walk in clinic at Brentwood and was in and out in 10 minutes.
So it doesn't really take that long. Just allow time for test results and stuff.
0May 9, '12 by rsohiHey everyone!
I was just wondering if anybody has received a textbook list from BCIT or any sort of information package in the mail. I think I'm just too excited to start getting everything done haha
See you all in orientation tomorrow evening! =)
0May 9, '12 by carelesswhisperI'm going to orientation tmrw evening and right now I'm not a 100% sure if I will start in august so someone on the wait list may get very lucky!
0May 10, '12 by sandy28Hi all, I'm missing the orientation tonight. If somebody could pass along any tid bits of info that'd be great!
0May 10, '12 by dmak26Thanks smiley65 and co. for the awesome experiences. It was awesome until the student questions came. Then I almost fell asleep. Not your fault though.
Ha ha, no one put up their hand to using this forum except me.
0May 11, '12 by smiley65, BSN, RNIt was alot of listening for 1 evening. Hopefully you can take something out of it. Good luck with your pre reading and prep!
0May 11, '12 by s1234Thanks smiley65 for sharing your experience with us today! =)
I just looked over the Level 1 textbook list and there are about FIFTEEN textbooks listed. Just to clarify...
So we need to purchase the books for NURS 1040, NURS 1055, BHSC 1103 and in addition, complete all our pre-reading? How about the other books that were mentioned? Are they optional? Which books did you find useful personally?
The List of Books
Encyclopedia and Dictionary- Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
Drug Text & Handbook
- Drug Therapy in Nursing (4th ed)
- Delmar Nurse's Drug Handbook (mandatory by Level 2&3 so not entirely optional)
Fundamentals of Nursing Textbook
- Potter & Perry's Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing (4th ed)
- Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques (7th ed)- Nursing Care Plans: Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes (7th ed)
Medical-Surgical Nursing Textbook
- Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Management for Positive Outcomes (8th ed)
Math for Meds
- Math for Nurses: A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation (8th ed)
- Reading Research. A User-Friendly Guide for Nurses and Other Health Professionals (5th ed)
- Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests (4th ed)
- APA Publication Manual (6th ed)
- The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts & Tools
0May 11, '12 by smiley65, BSN, RNHey. So you need the course reader for 1040- but you won't know which one until you get your reading group in class, and you'll use the APA manual for your assignments in that course. For patho the book is optional IN ADDITION to what you'll cover in class that's "essentials of pathophysiology" . For 1020 there are lots of readings from both Canadian fundamentals and clinical skills and techniques. For 1055 you will need the course reader and the APA manual. If you don't get u-central you will absolutely need tabers, the drug handbook, and diagnostic tests. you for sure will use med surg, math for nurses (you can probably just borrow it from the library..one math test in week 6 in 1020) I love the care plan book and found it very useful! I also suggest buying drug cards...I wrote my own but that was very time consuming.....and I will probably buy some now anyways. You need the drug book and the pharmacology book for 1063. Don't buy brand new....I bought all my books "like new" and saved about 40 percent good luck with prep! I know the list is huge but alot of these books will take you through the course.Last edit by smiley65 on May 11, '12
0May 11, '12 by rsohiHey.
I just had some questions about our schedule.
If I remember correctly, we are in the hospital two days a week - Tuesdays and Thursdays. Is the sim. lab scheduled on the same day as our hospital days? And I was looking at the sample schedule - where does pharmacology fit in?
Sorry for all the questions.