Current CT Community College RN Students Advice For Newly Accepted - page 3

by Nikki819

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Hello! Current or previous students who have experience in the CT Community Colleges RN program! I am starting this thread looking for advice you can give all of us newly accepted students who will start our first semester as... Read More


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    They said they would be sending out all the immunization info/physical stuff shortly
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    I want to get a head start for classes; are there any books you can recommend (or remember what was on the reading list provided at orientation)? Was there something the majority of your class struggled with that you wish you had more time to dedicate working on? (that i will come across my first semester?) I noticed alot of students ask for help with care plans and drug calculations on this site. Any study aide/guide books you can recommend? I read the name "Saunders" and "...Made Easy" book titles suggested fairly frequently on this site as well.. but again what sort of topics will i encounter/need to know, my first semester? Thanks again!
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    Any suggestions on securing student nurse liability insurance? waste of money or worth it? How about from a company such as NSO?
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    First semester is largely fundamentals. As far as something you can review ahead of time I think the fluid and electrolytes was something that many people found to be the most difficult of our exams. Things like care plans can be challenging for some people, but trying to learn them on your own before hand probably would be more frustrating than helpful. You'll have plenty of summer reading assigned, that will be helpful to do ahead of time. Also, the med math is a good thing to be familiar with ahead of time. Dosage calculations, etc. There are a few sticky threads on this site, or if you search med calculations, you can find some good website resources.
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    Does anyone know if white sneakers are allowed? I was thinking maybe all white new balance. Someone thought no logos are allowed. I'd be interested if anyone has info on uniforms. Thanks!
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    thank you JBMmommy
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    Does anyone know if white sneakers are allowed? I was thinking maybe all white new balance. Someone thought no logos are allowed. I'd be interested if anyone has info on uniforms. Thanks!
    I have no idea but i'm assuming sneakers are allowed as long as they are all leather with no mesh or airholes. Think of it this way, if you get "spooge" on your shoe it shouldn't leak into it and soak your socks. It would make sense you should also be able to clean it with approved bloodborne pathogen killer chemicals without it leaking into the shoe as well (or damaging the material). 2nd biggest concern is if you accidently drop a sharp you won't stick your toe. I think keeping those two in mind you can't go wrong with looking for a shoe but I would wait until your school clarifies with what they approve you wearing.
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    Thanks Nikki, You brought up some good points. It's probably best to wait for my orientation on May 25th. Thanks again for your input.
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    We are allowed all white shoes, no colored logos (although some people have a white pair of Sketchers with a light grey logo on them that is acceptable). They must be all leather, no mesh, and we cannot have any clog type or open back shoe.
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    Your welcome Jennifer14

    JBMmommy thanks for the info..would the program consider these clogs? http://www.zappos.com/timberland-pro...essional-white

    they look like they have a closed back (but i'm not sure how deep the heel fits in them)


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