Hillsborough Community College Spring 2013 - page 64

Hello all, I thought I would start a thread for those of us applying to HCC's Spring 2013 nursing program. I am a Veterinary Technician/stay at home mom. I'm gathering everything for my... Read More

  1. Visit  sprmomof4 profile page
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    I don't know about you guys but today was nuts with trying to register! I still didn't get mine done due to restrictions on my account.

    I wanted to let you guys know that I am setting up a private FB page and if you are interested in being part of the PRIVATE Page, PM me and let me know your face book name and I will add you to the group. It will be a great place to check in with each other and help each other along this path we are taking
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  3. Visit  brianycpht profile page
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    Sprmomof4I was there for almost 2 hours with them trying to get them to fix my error. They kept telling me it was fixed but it wasn't ! I can't believe so many people had problems!
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    Quote from brianycpht
    Sprmomof4I was there for almost 2 hours with them trying to get them to fix my error. They kept telling me it was fixed but it wasn't ! I can't believe so many people had problems!
    that is awful! Did you ever get to enroll? I had a hold on my account for orientation for the school. I am hoping that 2 days of orientation will cover that and my file can be released...
  5. Visit  brianycpht profile page
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    My problem at first was the same as the others, then that was cleared out. Next mine and about 4 others had a "Prerequisite not met" error and we had to hang around. They were routinely clearing out peoples holds and kept telling us to do it over and over again. Then they just had to register us themselves. So yours was a HCC orientation hold? If it's still not fixed by the weekend, try and do the HCC live chat function or give them a call, I think that they have tech support on the weekends. If they aren't able to help you, you can try sending an email to the nursing department and they should be able to clear you out. I hope you can resolve it soon! In any case, your spot in the class is reserved so no one will be able to take it!
  6. Visit  wantobnurse profile page
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    Congrats on your acceptance!!!

    Does anyone know when do we get access code for certifiedbackground.com, so we can upload the required documents ?
    Thank you !
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    Hi, i still didn't register for classes today. My webadvisor shows i have a financial aid restriction and i have to go to the admission/cashier office. When i went to talk to them today after trying to register in the computer lab they were closed. So now i have to wait till Monday to try and and clear up the problem. Did anyone else have my same problem? I really hope they give up my seat. It looks like its a mistake from Financial aid because i called fafsa and they said all my records for this year looks fine and i don't owe anything, they told me to go talk to our schools financial aid or cashier directly.
  8. Visit  k.2012 profile page
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    Hi all,

    Looks like I found your thread just in time. I see you all just wrapped up with orientation I just spent a while reading your posts and it brought back so many feelings I had not too long ago...it actually made me laugh at how similar I felt when I was going through this process. I'm three weeks away from finishing my first semester at the South Shore campus. I can tell you, all of your worries/emotions/frustrations are normal. We've all been there and have felt the same so do not feel as if you are alone. As far as registration after orientation, it was a nightmare for everyone. It's really a huge mess if you ask me. Each student is coded based on the campus/time they're assigned to...if something is slightly off, you can't register. Keep pestering them with emails until it is fixed, that's what I did and within a few days of going back and forth with emails, it was fixed and I was registered for NP1.

    As many people have said on here, I cannot stress it enough...spend as MUCH time as you can relaxing before this journey starts. I wasn't going to post anything as I think many others have covered it...but I will say this, after reading a post about "divorcing" families while you're in school, etc, etc. I know it is not the same for everyone but I have heard many, many people say they have no life outside of nursing school, no social life...solely nursing school. I chose NOT to make that choice. Yes, I know, even in orientation they tell you that you won't have a life. However, I feel that you need time with family so you don't get SO consumed in nursing school that you get burnt out before you really get into it. I'm not saying I've not given my first semester my all, because I have. I simply have learned how to manage my time to spend time with mostly my family, my friends understand and can wait until I have breaks. Your family is your support system, you need them, so don't completely cut them out of your life during school! Learn to manage your time, get everything done on time, get your reading done as soon as possible (I wouldn't really start reading now...it'll get too overwhelming, you REALLY need to take this time to relax and be with your families. Do make sure you stay ahead on reading in school though)...get all of that stuff done so you CAN have time to spend with your families.

    If you are just too eager to get started, I'll suggest a book to you that I purchased and read before class. It's not a required book or anything you'll use, it is just something that was suggested to me. I bought it, read it before school started, and think it was beneficial for me personally. Though I had no idea about a lot of things in the book, when I got into class and we started discussing those unfamiliar topics, I had at least read it before and was a little familiar with it. It's called Nursing Fundamentals Demystified, you can get it on Amazon, here's the link:
    Nursing Fundamentals DeMYSTiFieD: A Self-Teaching Guide (Demystified Nursing): Bennita Vaughans: 9780071495707: Amazon.com: Books

    Good luck to all of you as you start this crazy, yet rewarding journey! Remember to RELAX and enjoy your life as you know it...it's going to be quite a change in just a few months
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  9. Visit  brianycpht profile page
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    K.2012

    Thanks for the post it means alot to have someone from the last class coming on here. I'm like you, choosing to find a balance between the two. At orientation, they really have backed off the "scary" talk. They even brought a student counselor in to talk to us about stress and time management. At know point did anyone talk about having no life or anything like that. For the most part, I found the staff to be quite encouraging and optimistic. There was a lot of "when you guys graduate" not "IF you guys graduate". They even were telling us to speak up early and often about difficulties so they can get us help if need be.Nobody told us it was going to be easy,but it wasn't them trying to scare us. They stressed the importance of good professional practice during clinicals. I found the staff very helpful and dedicated to our success. That being said, it's up to us to seek out that help if we need it. But, besides registration, I had a mostly positive orientation.
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  10. Visit  sprmomof4 profile page
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    Quote from k.2012
    Hi all,

    Looks like I found your thread just in time. I see you all just wrapped up with orientation I just spent a while reading your posts and it brought back so many feelings I had not too long ago...it actually made me laugh at how similar I felt when I was going through this process. I'm three weeks away from finishing my first semester at the South Shore campus. I can tell you, all of your worries/emotions/frustrations are normal. We've all been there and have felt the same so do not feel as if you are alone. As far as registration after orientation, it was a nightmare for everyone. It's really a huge mess if you ask me. Each student is coded based on the campus/time they're assigned to...if something is slightly off, you can't register. Keep pestering them with emails until it is fixed, that's what I did and within a few days of going back and forth with emails, it was fixed and I was registered for NP1.

    As many people have said on here, I cannot stress it enough...spend as MUCH time as you can relaxing before this journey starts. I wasn't going to post anything as I think many others have covered it...but I will say this, after reading a post about "divorcing" families while you're in school, etc, etc. I know it is not the same for everyone but I have heard many, many people say they have no life outside of nursing school, no social life...solely nursing school. I chose NOT to make that choice. Yes, I know, even in orientation they tell you that you won't have a life. However, I feel that you need time with family so you don't get SO consumed in nursing school that you get burnt out before you really get into it. I'm not saying I've not given my first semester my all, because I have. I simply have learned how to manage my time to spend time with mostly my family, my friends understand and can wait until I have breaks. Your family is your support system, you need them, so don't completely cut them out of your life during school! Learn to manage your time, get everything done on time, get your reading done as soon as possible (I wouldn't really start reading now...it'll get too overwhelming, you REALLY need to take this time to relax and be with your families. Do make sure you stay ahead on reading in school though)...get all of that stuff done so you CAN have time to spend with your families.

    If you are just too eager to get started, I'll suggest a book to you that I purchased and read before class. It's not a required book or anything you'll use, it is just something that was suggested to me. I bought it, read it before school started, and think it was beneficial for me personally. Though I had no idea about a lot of things in the book, when I got into class and we started discussing those unfamiliar topics, I had at least read it before and was a little familiar with it. It's called Nursing Fundamentals Demystified, you can get it on Amazon, here's the link:
    Nursing Fundamentals DeMYSTiFieD: A Self-Teaching Guide (Demystified Nursing): Bennita Vaughans: 9780071495707: Amazon.com: Books

    Good luck to all of you as you start this crazy, yet rewarding journey! Remember to RELAX and enjoy your life as you know it...it's going to be quite a change in just a few months
    Thank you for your kind words and guidance it is greatly apprecaited!
  11. Visit  sprmomof4 profile page
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    Quote from mramirez0213
    Hi, i still didn't register for classes today. My webadvisor shows i have a financial aid restriction and i have to go to the admission/cashier office. When i went to talk to them today after trying to register in the computer lab they were closed. So now i have to wait till Monday to try and and clear up the problem. Did anyone else have my same problem? I really hope they give up my seat. It looks like its a mistake from Financial aid because i called fafsa and they said all my records for this year looks fine and i don't owe anything, they told me to go talk to our schools financial aid or cashier directly.
    I hope you get registered soon too.. I was told that my seat is RESERVED and this restriction hold needs to be resolved soon and not wait til the last min to register. Emails have already been sent to the academic advisor for the nursing department and I will be following up on Monday. With my husband traveling after the holiday for work and I am handling the household solo, I have to have this marked off my to do list.
  12. Visit  Rachanee profile page
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    Quote from wantobnurse
    Congrats on your acceptance!!!

    Does anyone know when do we get access code for certifiedbackground.com, so we can upload the required documents ?
    Thank you !
    I'm not sure, but I'd like to know soon so we can start uploading all these documents!
  13. Visit  k.2012 profile page
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    Quote from brianycpht
    K.2012

    Thanks for the post it means alot to have someone from the last class coming on here. I'm like you, choosing to find a balance between the two. At orientation, they really have backed off the "scary" talk. They even brought a student counselor in to talk to us about stress and time management. At know point did anyone talk about having no life or anything like that. For the most part, I found the staff to be quite encouraging and optimistic. There was a lot of "when you guys graduate" not "IF you guys graduate". They even were telling us to speak up early and often about difficulties so they can get us help if need be.Nobody told us it was going to be easy,but it wasn't them trying to scare us. They stressed the importance of good professional practice during clinicals. I found the staff very helpful and dedicated to our success. That being said, it's up to us to seek out that help if we need it. But, besides registration, I had a mostly positive orientation.
    I'm very glad to hear that. I must say, for the most part, the staff is VERY encouraging. But as you said, you must seek the help. They want you to pass, they want you to succeed in clinical, but they expect you to do the work and reach out to them early so you're not there the last week of class wondering why you didn't pass, etc.

    Should any of you need anything, I'm reaching the end of the madness and don't mind answering questions. I'll check up on you guys periodically.
  14. Visit  k.2012 profile page
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    Quote from Rachanee

    I'm not sure, but I'd like to know soon so we can start uploading all these documents!
    Did you not get a sheet at orientation with the code? This system is fairly new so I'm just going off of what they did for my class...they may be doing it differently this time.


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