The Rundown: Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing - page 2

Ok, this forum was very helpful to me when I was applying to school. It's time for me to give back. I'm going to attempt to share with you everything that I know. Please feel free to ask any... Read More

  1. Visit  cablefree profile page
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    Quote from jeana18
    hi; i have another question. when you said "...
    the most important books in my opinion are the drug book and the nursing care plan book"
    which two exactly are you referring too? do you have the isbn # or know the full name? i'm sorry just want to make sure i definitely order these first. if you say the others aren't used i won't bother and i'll focus on my notes and the lectures.

    thanks
    for care plans you can get either book:
    nursing diagnosis manual, marilynn e. doenges
    or
    nursing diagnosis handbook, betty j. ackley

    and for the drug book:
    davis's drug guide for nurses... i would recommend getting this new so you can get the cd (copy and paste drugs...)

    i use these books for homework, research, etc... not for studying.

    everyone has different ways of studying, but i am going to tell you that personally i have literally not opened any books for studying. i've used only my notes (and occasionally google!)
  2. Visit  Jeana18 profile page
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    Well thank you. I can agree I have my Bachelors and sometimes books aren't even used. I will grab these books and carry on.

    Your post is definitely EXTREMELY helpful. I appreciate it.
  3. Visit  Jeana18 profile page
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    Hi Cablefree:

    I am back again with more questions. Since I can't figure out how to PM on this website I'll ask here because maybe some other people in the program are curious.

    Some others and myself are working on the dosage calculation questions. We are working them out long hand and so forth, without attempting to use a calculator. When it comes time for the exam on these questions, do they allow use of a calculator? We're just concerned that we will need to know how to do everything without one. Or are they a bit lenient and allow the use of one with showing of the long hand work?

    Your help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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    Quote from Jeana18
    Hi Cablefree:

    I am back again with more questions. Since I can't figure out how to PM on this website I'll ask here because maybe some other people in the program are curious.

    Some others and myself are working on the dosage calculation questions. We are working them out long hand and so forth, without attempting to use a calculator. When it comes time for the exam on these questions, do they allow use of a calculator? We're just concerned that we will need to know how to do everything without one. Or are they a bit lenient and allow the use of one with showing of the long hand work?

    Your help would be greatly appreciated!!!
    An index card is provided for you that has several formulas/conversions on it. You are allowed to use this card for level 1. Sometime during level 2 you will no longer be allowed to use the card. You will be given a calculator for every math test. Don't sweat the math tests; they aren't that bad. You are given a review before each test. If you fail a test, you are given a remediation class and allowed to take a test again. No one has ever left the program as a result of the math tests.

    You need to show all of your work and no partial credit is given.
  5. Visit  Jeana18 profile page
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    Thank you so much! You are such a big help! I'll definitely need to stay in touch with you for any questions I have
  6. Visit  iannotti021 profile page
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    This post was so helpful! I am getting ready to apply for the LPN to Rn program in june. I saw that you mentioned that you didnt have microbiology done but proved that you were going to take it before the program started...just wondering how you showed them you were signed up and what they said? I only need microbiology and public speaking....but wont be able to do it until summer after the application deadline. I called and the lady I talked to said I had to do it before. I will definitely have it done before tho. Any info about apply would be great!! thank you !
  7. Visit  vivinursingstudent profile page
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    Hi there! I just got accepted to start next fall, and your description of the classes is very helpful.
    Now, let me ask you. If I choose the evening clinical and lab, I only have to go during the day 1x week, which is "Tuesday: 8:30 - 4:00 Lecture all day"? How many days/week would I go for the evening stuff?

    Thank you!
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    iannotti021 I haven't finished the pre-recs when I applied, and I explained everything in my cover letter.


  9. Visit  cablefree profile page
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    Quote from vivinursingstudent
    Hi there! I just got accepted to start next fall, and your description of the classes is very helpful.
    Now, let me ask you. If I choose the evening clinical and lab, I only have to go during the day 1x week, which is "Tuesday: 8:30 - 4:00 Lecture all day"? How many days/week would I go for the evening stuff?

    Thank you!

    Well, when I attended, the evening students would only have to attend one lecture day and all clinical and labs were at night. Keep in mind that the evening program is only for the first year, after that, you must attend during the day. But, I've heard that they are changing their format a little bit, that they are going to split lecture into 2 days, this is a great idea because your brain is fried after an 8 hour nursing lecture, but makes it tougher for people on tight schedules...
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    Quote from iannotti021
    This post was so helpful! I am getting ready to apply for the LPN to Rn program in june. I saw that you mentioned that you didnt have microbiology done but proved that you were going to take it before the program started...just wondering how you showed them you were signed up and what they said? I only need microbiology and public speaking....but wont be able to do it until summer after the application deadline. I called and the lady I talked to said I had to do it before. I will definitely have it done before tho. Any info about apply would be great!! thank you !
    I'm sorry for such a delayed response, I usually get an email when someone posts... English and Chem are the only courses that are required to enter the program. There are deadlines when the other courses must be completed during the program. That being said, I recommend that all courses are completed before starting the program, many students struggled and a few had to leave the program because it is far too much to handle to take science courses along with nursing courses.

    Here is the matrix: Curriculum at a Glance - Bridgeport Hospital, CT
  11. Visit  Jeana18 profile page
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    Quote from vivinursingstudent
    Hi there! I just got accepted to start next fall, and your description of the classes is very helpful.
    Now, let me ask you. If I choose the evening clinical and lab, I only have to go during the day 1x week, which is "Tuesday: 8:30 - 4:00 Lecture all day"? How many days/week would I go for the evening stuff?

    Thank you!
    Hey:

    So I am currently in the program at BHSN. I am also enrolled in the Evening option until Level II (Nursing 201) because once you reach that level evening clinicals are rare as limited.

    All students attend lectures 2 days a week to spread out the schedule and there is usually one lab day. Although, the maternity course (Nursing 105) had only one lab day throughout the whole course. Plus you will be required to attend 2 days of either clinical and an observational rotation. You are also required to pick a day for a lab simulation which is helpful in practicing your nursing care, critical thinking, and patient care management.

    Hope this helps! If you have more questions, please ask away!
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  12. Visit  vivinursingstudent profile page
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    Thank you Jeana18 and cablefree!

    It sucks that they don't give me a schedule ahead of time, because I need to figure out what am I going to do for work... They say I have to wait until the Summer meeting because they are still figuring out the schedule...
    I current work full time as a nanny, but I already gave my boss a heads up about the fall... Now I'm lost... I cant look for another job until I figure out what the schedule is going to be like...

    Do you guys work? What do you work with, if you don't mind me asking?... I'm taking any advice I can get! lol

    Thanks again guys!
  13. Visit  Jeana18 profile page
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    Well you can email me but the schedule that was posted on this post was about right. I work nights (11-7a) at the hospital 3 days a week on the weekends and I also have another job working 20 hours a week on the day hours that we don't have lectures. It will only work that way until Level II when I have day clinicals. It works for me but its a lot of work and needs GREAT organizational skills to manage.

    I'm paying for tuition out of pocket with no financial aid because I have a Bachelors so I can relate. It will be tough but I managed and informed my bosses of the possible outcome using this post and once I got my schedule I updated them and rearranged my schedule.

    Good luck with everything.

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