Broward College starting Jan 2013 - page 20

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Have been hearing that BC will be requiring math prerequisite and may be dropping Chemistry pre-req for nursing program for students starting Jan 2013. Please post any specific information you have received from the school. I... Read More


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    Hey what campus is best for nursing?
    Ive heard so many things about all the campuses, but mostly that north is the best.
    Just wanted to know what you guys have heard or where your planning on going.
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    Does anyone know which hospitals each campus uses for clinicals?
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    Quote from lua92
    Hey what campus is best for nursing? Ive heard so many things about all the campuses, but mostly that north is the best.Just wanted to know what you guys have heard or where your planning on going.
    Well I heard that north and south are the easier ones and central is supposedly really hard. I'm still going to go to central though... If I get accepted that is.
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    Quote from jstark310
    I have the same thing!!! Okay so glad you have it as well. I think it just means they haven't awarded us all the points yet. I have hosa hesi and GPA section blank. Ill go in tomorrow and ask
    Hi I saw your message but this site wouldn't let me message you back because it says I haven't made enough posts... Idk lol but yeah my status says denied and all I have is one point for living in broward.
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    Quote from kalx201
    but yeah my status says denied and all I have is one point for living in broward.
    what the heck I thought you had a 3.2! Are you going to ask admissions what's up?
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    Quote from Juliansmom2011
    So they told you that their no longer expecting HCP 0001 waivers anymore? Regardless if you have a CNA licence? I emailed them and I have yet to receive a response.

    Also, can someone tell me what is an SLS course; and what course number is needed to register for it?

    Thanks.
    I did not say they told me there are no longer accepting waivers. What I said was since Health Science Admissions is no longer approving the waivers, they need to be sent to the RN department for approval. If you have a CNA license you can use it to waive the HCP course. When you apply, they will send your license over to the RN department for approval.
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    Quote from javib86
    Also, do we get points awarded for our HESI scores?
    No, points are not awarded for HESI.
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    Quote from levzahav9
    what the heck I thought you had a 3.2! Are you going to ask admissions what's up?
    I haven't called them yet but I don't have any points for my GPA I'm guessing they haven't evaluated that part yet=/ IDK. I also wasn't given any HOSA points and I was in HOSA so I'm just thinking they haven't evaluated all of my stuff yet.
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    I've gotten a few messages and due to my newly-activated account, I can't private message responses so I'm gonna post them here.

    The HCP0001 class is REQUIRED to apply to Nursing. The class is offered at every BC campus and even FAU, among others. The certificate given at the end of the course can be used at any school. If you have a job or license in a health care field in which you directly come in contact with patients in some way, speak to an advisor or the instructors for the HCP class and they can discuss a waiver. The HCP course is essentially an introduction to medical professions, with a special concentration in nursing and patient care. Throughout the course, you will learn how to properly take blood pressure using different techniques, patient movements from bed to chair (etc.). For example, a CNA or PCT will know many of these skills already. I know of several people who received waivers in time to refund the class. I finished my HCP0001 over the summer at BC Central and it took about 8 weeks. I received my certificate on the last day and turned in a copy (NOT THE ORIGINAL) with my nursing application.

    And SLS course is a new Nursing requirement that has yet to be created. Essentially, it is a course designed to help you achieve your goals, such as a "Learning Strategies" course or an "Academic Success" course. They will implementing this requirement soon, so look out for the course numbers they provide you. I would liken this class to a "College 101" class usually aimed at freshmen and transfer students, but it will be tailored to students attempting to enter a specific field.

    I also strongly suggest registering for your certifications of continuing education. To graduate from the nursing program, you must complete the "HSC"s, which are a one-time (usually) seminar on a certain topic. Once completed, you receive a certificate for that area and these are necessary. I am taking them starting in October. I chose dates that work around my schedule such as saturdays, or some week nights. The required courses are:

    HSC0591 HIV/AIDS
    HSC0522 TB/OSHA/HEP
    HSC0405 CPR
    HSC0691 Domestic Violence
    HSC0692 Prevention of Medical Errors

    These courses are offered plenty of times each semester and you can ever go now (Literally RIGHT NOW) to BC registration online and sign up for these. The dates and times vary so pay close attention to those. I am currently taking Prevention of Medical Errors online which gives me from Sept 1st until Dec 7th to complete 4 modules and receive my certification. Time these carefully as these educational certifications last roughly 2 years, with some exceptions. I will complete all of mine before January so that I won't have to worry about doing them during the program. With completing them now, I have 2 years to complete the nursing program and become stable and comfortable in my career with time to spare before I am required by law to renew them by retaking these short, one-time-only, hours-long classes.
    Last edit by YourSoulVain on Sep 28, '12
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    My understanding was that the pre-health career core certifcate courses had to be completed BEFORE starting the nursing program, so I have completed all of them already. See below from the Q&A section of the Broward College nursing site.

    Pre-Health Career Core
    required certificate courses: Are required to be completed prior to starting the nursing program. Must be Florida Board of nursing approved and have a FBN Number. The Basic Life Support (CPR) must be American Heart of Association only. The HSC/CAE Courses preferred to be completed at Broward college.


    HSC 0691 Domestic Violence - 2 contact hrs
    HSC 0405 Basic Life Support (CPR) - 8 contact hours
    HSC 0522 TB / OSHA / HEPATITIS - 6 contact hrs
    HSC 0591 HIV/HIV/AIDS - 4 contact hours
    HSC 0692 Prevention of Medical Errors - 2 contact hrs


    I sure hope we find out this week! This waiting is soooooooo hard.





    Last edit by Larimar7 on Sep 29, '12
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