Hillsborough Community College Fall 2012 - page 21

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  1. Visit  brandeekins profile page
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    Yep. Just make sure when you are looking for a class (we will get this at orientation) that you do the CPR/BLS (basic life saving) for health care providers - regular CPR isn't enough.
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  3. Visit  willbehgb profile page
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    Quote from brandeekins
    Yep. Just make sure when you are looking for a class (we will get this at orientation) that you do the CPR/BLS (basic life saving) for health care providers - regular CPR isn't enough.
    Be sure wherever you decide to get CPR/BLS it is a AHA certification. We had a lot of disappointed people in our orientation. Several people went out and got their certification, only to have to repeat because it wasn't approved by AHA.
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  4. Visit  RN_in_training_2011 profile page
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    Sorry I havent been on in a few days, With your clinicals you will have the option to choose your day. Your professor will email you and ask which day you will like...you may or may not get it but you will only have 1 clinical per week
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    And also your clinical days start at 6:30 am and if your late they send you home and you have to make it up...so dont be late!
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    @leepoffaith

    I had no medical training either when I entered the program and I was scared as hell to go to clinicals. But don't worry, they will teach you everything you need to know. Along with class hours you will also have to complete lab hours. For us we had to complete 2 hours a week for the first 5 weeks of class and then an additional 5 hours before the semester ended (in total an extra 15 hours outside of your lecture and clinical hours). So be prepared for that, but in these lab hours you will go over how to do everything and you have to practice and get signed off by the lab tech. You will get a checkoff list of everything your expected to know how to do.

    As far as the meds go, I only passed meds once this semester and that will always be under your clinical instructors supervision. I gave PO meds (by mouth) and I gave 1 SubQ (shot) and it honestly is easier than you think. You will always be taking people blood sugar with the Accucheck machines and you will have to prick someones finger...no biggie.

    Its normal for your first day to be nervous and not really know what to do, but you will fall into place and have plenty of stuff to do. They always need people to change linens, give bed baths, you will vitals on your patient 3 times a day, and you will also be introduced to the lovely world of care plans! Start studying your nursing diagnosis

    Hope this helps!

    ~Kristin
  7. Visit  brandeekins profile page
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    Thanks so much for the info!!
  8. Visit  k.2012 profile page
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    Quote from brandeekins
    I just registered for my CPR/BLS class. I went to this site: In-Pulse CPR- Over 9 class locations in FL. Offering CPR, First Aid and AED American Heart certifications., and if you use discount code: NEWS, you get $5 off so it is $45 instead of the normal $50.

    I chose the 6/14 evening class... if anyone wants to join me!

    Closer and closer.....
    Going to be taking this with you, Brandee! Just so happens to be on my birthday. I'd rather do it now than have to rush if I get accepted last minute!
  9. Visit  brandeekins profile page
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    Awesome. It'll be nice to have a "familiar face"!
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  10. Visit  seriouslyserious profile page
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    RN_in_training_2011:

    from what i am reading, classes/instruction are/is held twice a week and clinical(s) are held 2 additional days... totaling (4) days a week on campus. i am trying to schedule my work around school... and 3 vs 4 days of mandatory on-campus days makes a huge difference for me. i am a bit confused as to the schedule...

    too bad you're ahead of us... probably make a decent study buddy.
  11. Visit  brandeekins profile page
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    All this info will be given at orientation, that is what the nursing admin told me, because I asked for the same reason.
  12. Visit  RN_in_training_2011 profile page
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    @startingovragain

    No, you will have class 2 days a week and 1 clinical day a week. It's only confusing because each class has 2 set clinical days because the class gets split up on those two days. Half of our class went on Thursday and the other half went on Friday.
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    Also for the CPR class, at our orientation we were told that HCC was holding their own CPR classes through the continuing education classes and its was pretty cheap & easy. So that might be an option for you guys also.

    And you are going to have to have all of your immunization shots up to date and get a physical done and turned into HCC for before school starts. They will go over that in orientation and give you all the paper work for that.
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    Quote from RN_in_training_2011
    @startingovragain

    No, you will have class 2 days a week and 1 clinical day a week. It's only confusing because each class has 2 set clinical days because the class gets split up on those two days. Half of our class went on Thursday and the other half went on Friday.
    so00oo0o... 3 days a week, correct? =) thanks again, i really appreciate you answering all my questions.


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