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- Apr 13, '12 by NurseWannaBe86@CNAnursingstudent: oh ok, I will try to go there on Wednesday morning, sure, you can let me know what you paid. you can always send me a private message too... what about this:
do you think we can use a service like that? or do we have to go to a doctor?
No, I haven't mailed mine in yet, i will hand it in personally on Wednesday morning. I don't trust the school anymore, I want to do everything personally
- Apr 13, '12 by CNAnursingstudentI haven't seen anything like that, You can prolly go to any doctor or try the Cvs walk in like you said, it just depends if your insurance covers it where ever you go or it's gonna be expensive.
Yeah I was gonna hand it in personally too, but her office was moved from last time I've been in there so I had no idea where it is.. unless I was looking hard enough. Lol but I mailed it and made an extra copy and I'm just gonna call her in a few days to make sure she got it. I don't blame you either cause the school drives me up the wall sometimes lol
- Apr 13, '12 by mssjezThe paperwork for CCC says our Health Form has to be in by June 15th (our orientation day). I'm also dropping my stuff off personally. And I'm making copies of EVERYTHING. You never know when something will get "lost".
- Apr 13, '12 by CNAnursingstudentYeah same date for NVCC for the health form but our orientation is May 30th. I made copies too of everything and I'm gonna call also to make sure they have received it.
Lots of exciting things to look forward to this summer! I just want this semester to end and the fall to begin already!
- Apr 14, '12 by JBMmommyHello and congrats to all of you that are getting acceptance letters. For those that didn't get in, don't give up hope- you've worked hard and things will work out in the end. I'll be graduating from TRCC in four weeks and six days- not that I'm counting. The experience has been an excellent one, (although I realize some of what follows may make me sound like a very grumpy person). Here are a few things I would recommend:
Organization is the key to everything. Make sure you take care of those medical issues before the deadlines, don't wait until the last minute for things, and don't expect anyone to come around reminding you of what you need to do. If you have kids, have back-up care plans, and a back-up to your back-up, things will happen and you need to be covered.
Be flexible. Things are going to change, and sometimes they're going to change at the last minute. Yes, it's annoying, but it's equally annoying to everyone- no one is doing anything to you personally, so please don't act as though the whole program is out to "get you".
The tests are unlike anything you've ever experienced. And yes, everyone finds them more difficult, but they're not "unfair" or "mean", they are what they are. For the first semester, many people in my class purchased a book called Fundamentals of Test Success- I believe it's in all the bookstores. Those people seemed to do better on the tests, and some even found questions directly out of the book on exams. An NCLEX book isn't going to help you much until later in the program- by third and fourth semesters, that's a great way to study, but early on it's not as applicable because many of the concepts in the NCLEX book just haven't been introduced yet.
Clinical experiences do vary widely based upon your facility and instructor. However, you've got to make the most of what you get because there are only four semesters to get the experience you're going to need. If you get an assignment you're not happy with, try to make the best of it however you can. Seek out nurses with interesting things to do and see. I'm not at all shy, and I've listened up at the nurses station all the time. If you hear a nurse talking about a procedure, ask whether you can assist or observe. I can only think of one time the nurse said no, and I've gained a bunch of experiences that my fellow students haven't had.
My biggest complaint throughout school has been related to classmates, not school itself. As you many have guessed from the tone of my post, listening to "it's not fair", "they're doing ____ to me", "my instructor hates me", "there's not enough time for ___" etc., has really gotten on my last nerve over these four semesters. Just for some info on me, I've worked 40 hours a week throughout school. I don't have a job where I can study at work, but I'm fortunate that my job is extremely flexible with time. I've also got three kids at home- ages 9,7 and 4. It was rough on them, me being out of the house 64+ hours a week for four semesters. I've missed some things, but made it to plenty of soccer games, gymnastics practices, and parties. I'm fortunate that I don't spend too much time studying- could have spent more, but for my own school-life balance, I've been happy enough with Bs and spending quality time with my kids when I can.
I wish you all the best. I don't get on this site too often, but you can feel free to send me a message if you have any questions. Enjoy your summer!
- Apr 14, '12 by ksoglieroJBMmommy, thank you for your thoughtful words! I am sure we all have many different feelings going into this, but I plan on taking it one day at a time and try to keep calm lol! I plan on enjoying every minute of this summer before the journey begins in the fall. Thanks again and congrats on your soon to be graduation!
- Apr 14, '12 by saramisuAlright, one last question because I am confused, what's new lol. Are we absolutely required to have the flu shot and Hep B vax? I've already had my titers drawn, because I thought that the health form was required for admission consideration. I am going to have them re-drawn just in case, and while I have health insurance. So if anyone knows about the requirement, let me know. I could call them, but I wanted to ask if you guys knew first.
- Apr 14, '12 by CT PixieQuote from saramisuFor all the ones I know of you are required to have the Hep B series OR have titers drawn to show immunity to it. Some require both proof of having been vaccinated AND have titers drawn. It's really best to just contact your school to get a definitive answer.Alright, one last question because I am confused, what's new lol. Are we absolutely required to have the flu shot and Hep B vax? I've already had my titers drawn, because I thought that the health form was required for admission consideration. I am going to have them re-drawn just in case, and while I have health insurance. So if anyone knows about the requirement, let me know. I could call them, but I wanted to ask if you guys knew first.
As for the flu, only speaking for MY school (St V's) in order to be within 6 feet of the patient during the CDC 'flu season' (although good luck trying to get an answer on when the flu season is) we need to get the flu vaccine OR we have to wear a mask..
- Apr 14, '12 by ksoglieroSaramisu...I was told the Hep B vaccinations were required...and as long as you can prove you are in the midst of the series you'll be fine...as far as the flu shot...haven't gotten that one fully covered yet...
- Apr 14, '12 by bedigmohi just wondering if anyone got into norwalk i did get my acceptance letter but it says that the program won't start untill spring 2013.