FCCJ nights/weekends 2008 - page 3

Sorry if this post is a little superfluous, but I have to ask... I'm having a hard time keeping track of the night/weekend January '08 folks. Where are ya'll? There are only 24 of us... Read More

  1. by   misswhitney
    Quote from kjl221
    I know this may be off subject, but I was wondering if anyone could help me with this question.
    If you graduate with an AS in Nursing from FCCJ - can you then go on to get your BS or do you have to get those additional classes to get your AA before, say UNF will take you? I'm getting conflicting info - plan on talking to counselor @ FCCJ, but with the Fall semester just ending for me, I don't plan on going until Spring term begins.

    F.Y.I. - Applying for Fall '08 Nursing (taking last 3 pre-reqs in Spring)

    Thanks for any input & good luck to all!

    Kim
    I think you have to have your A.A. before you can apply to UNF. That is where I started out at (for my pre-reqs), and all the people I know that applyed for their AS program had their A.A.'s. If you go to UNF, they have this thing called OneStop and it has all the BSN nursing info on this lil turny thing right by the door...I know you have to have a chemistry with a lab though, so make sure you have that. I also think I remember a counselor telling me I had to have my AA but I could be wrong. I prefer FCCJ's counselors over UNF's so I would see them if I were you.

    Whitney
  2. by   kjl221
    Thanks Whitney! I was just researching RN to BSN on-line to look at my other options. I appreciate your help & will talk to the FCCJ counselor when I go back in January.
    Yeah, it figures, the Chemistry class I took was Chemistry for Liberal Arts, and it didn't have a lab with it.... I'll probably have to go back after Nursing school & take another Chemistry class... YIPPEE!!!


    Thanks again,
    Kimberly
  3. by   misswhitney
    Quote from kjl221
    Thanks Whitney! I was just researching RN to BSN on-line to look at my other options. I appreciate your help & will talk to the FCCJ counselor when I go back in January.
    Yeah, it figures, the Chemistry class I took was Chemistry for Liberal Arts, and it didn't have a lab with it.... I'll probably have to go back after Nursing school & take another Chemistry class... YIPPEE!!!


    Thanks again,
    Kimberly

    Just to let you know, take the chemisty with a lab at FCCJ. I tried at UNF and got a "D" in it but did the liberal arts chemistry like you and got an "A." =) Good luck and we might be in the program at the same time...I am applying for Summer but might not get in seeing as they only let in 72...so I might be with you in the fall! Again good luck!

    Whitney

    Oh check out this link: http://www.unf.edu/brooks/nursing/bchrnbsn.html It has everything about the RN-BSN bridge program at UNF.
    Last edit by misswhitney on Dec 11, '07
  4. by   miss rochelle
    Quote from kjl221
    I know this may be off subject, but I was wondering if anyone could help me with this question.
    If you graduate with an AS in Nursing from FCCJ - can you then go on to get your BS or do you have to get those additional classes to get your AA before, say UNF will take you?
    sorry no idea there, but FCCJ is trying to get approved by the florida board of nursing for a BSN completion program! i first heard about this during fall 2007's orientation. so anyway, they're trying to establish a BSN completion program where you must have a certain amount of clincal hours under your belt... so i think that's about a year of working as an RN; the program itself is supposed to be a year long. not bad.
  5. by   misswhitney
    Quote from miss rochelle
    sorry no idea there, but FCCJ is trying to get approved by the florida board of nursing for a BSN completion program! i first heard about this during fall 2007's orientation. so anyway, they're trying to establish a BSN completion program where you must have a certain amount of clincal hours under your belt... so i think that's about a year of working as an RN; the program itself is supposed to be a year long. not bad.
    I heard about that too...on the Times Union website...but it says UNF does not think they need it...but I am really hoping they get one, it would open up so many more doors for everyone because UNF's program is open to its own students as well as FCCJ's soo you can only imagine how hard it would be to get it...I hope FCCJ gets the funding...that would be awesome~!
  6. by   jsd42277
    Kertz81 or any one else that has any info!!!!!

    I was wondering if you could give me some insight on the community service they want us to do. I tried to get some information for Miss Emily and she told me to wait until school starts because I have enough on my plate right now with the independent study. I was just wanting to know what they want from us because now that I am on a break from actual classes, it would be easier for me to do now than wait until school starts. Any suggestions or info would be great!!! They only touched on the subject during orientation and didn't really clarify what they want us to do!!! Plus, I thought with it being Christmas time, a lot of not for profit groups are probably needing some volunteer workers.

    One more question... Any suggestions on shoes. I went looking for some shoes yesterday and found some nice all leather/white New balance tennis shoes but wasn't sure if those would be ok?

    Thanks so much!!!!!
  7. by   miss rochelle
    the volunteer opportunity has to be an event approved by the nursing faculty; as far as i know, you can't just go to any random place and volunteer. events that the faculty approved this past semester:

    ADA walk
    susan g. komen walk
    mass casualty thing

    there is a bulletin board across from the nursing office that has information about where you can volunteer.

    you have to have a minimum of 4 hours volunteer experience for the semester.


    and as far as shoes go, i bought a pair of $15 shoes from wal*mart because i wasn't sure if i was going to make it through first semester boot camp slave labor (and didn't want to spend so much on shoes), but alas i did... so i guess i will invest in better shoes now!
  8. by   AspirantRN
    Hi, I saw your post and thought I would reply, Im about to start term three just finished finals yesterday. Your white tennis shoes are fine as long as they are all white and as for the volunteer hours you have to do them during the designated semester, you cant do it before or after and youll have to get a supervisor or someone in charge to sign off on your volunteer sheet to turn it. For term one volunteer we went to a health fair at an elementary school and help with school physicals, term two we went to a mass casuality drill and we also had to attend a group meeting for psych we went to an Alcohol Anonymous meeting. Other people did differrent stuff like the light the night for lukemia or the heart walk. Its up to you and they let you know whats going on so you can chose what you want to do.

    PS. Study real hard when you get to adult health I a LOT of people flunked out the program due that class this semester.
    Last edit by AspirantRN on Dec 13, '07
  9. by   jsd42277
    Thanks!!! The info you guys gave about community service was very helpful!!! I do greatly appreciate it!!!
  10. by   AngeinJax
    Quote from jsd42277
    One more question... Any suggestions on shoes. I went looking for some shoes yesterday and found some nice all leather/white New balance tennis shoes but wasn't sure if those would be ok?

    Thanks so much!!!!!
    On the shoes, it is actually really funny how subjective the shoe rules are. This is based on facility and instructor. Some instructors will send you home if there is even a bit of non-white on your shoes, some instructors just say, you need to change your shoes next time. The thought on the tennis shoes is that about the fact of dropping something (like a needle) on your foot. The same goes for the non-medical crocs, stuff getting in the sides. I am starting fourth term and have worn the medical crocs and KSwiss and have never had a single problem with any instructor or facility.

    Good Luck to all of you!!

    On a side note on the crazy schedule for first term, it does get better!! The material gets harder, but the time commitments lighten up to allow you to see your family for long enough each week so they don't completely forget what you look like!!
  11. by   AngeinJax
    Quote from AspirantRN
    PS. Study real hard when you get to adult health I a LOT of people flunked out the program due that class this semester.
    I am curious, I am starting 4th term and I am curious how many people you guys lost in AH1? Who was your theory instructor? Just curious...
  12. by   jsd42277
    Just wondering if anyone already in the program has any suggestions regarding dosage calculations and has any tips about the test? I am working my way through it and just wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions that may be helpful for preparing for the test.

    Thanks!!!
  13. by   miss rochelle
    Quote from jsd42277
    Just wondering if anyone already in the program has any suggestions regarding dosage calculations and has any tips about the test? I am working my way through it and just wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions that may be helpful for preparing for the test.

    Thanks!!!
    this was my response to someone who asked about dosage calc and medical terminology a few months ago:

    the independent study for 1st term dosage calculations and medical terminology is actually pretty easy, although at the time i was making a big deal/freaking out over it.

    ***just do what the packet says, and do the practice tests they provide and you should be good***

    for me, all the problems in the text book were just additional practice;making sure i got everything down pat.

    also, ms emily (the nursing tutor) provides simpler methods to solving dosage problems and what not. once you learn it her way, it is so much easier!

    i made 100s on both of those tests. i also made a 100 on IV calc, if that should tell you anything. i don't think that many people failed dosage or med terms; only 4 people (from fall 2007) failed IV calc.



    just to re-iterate, i seriously love the way ms. emily taught ratio and proportion -- available on left, dr's orders on right... so simple!

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