Hillsborough Community College Spring 2013 - page 65

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  Rachanee} profile page
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    Quote from k.2012
    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.
    No, Dr. Vega said she would try to get a print out to us. However, day 2 was a little chaotic and we never received one. I think she mentioned something being uploaded to blackboard, but it will be a while yet until the NP I course is made available to us on blackbaord (especially for those who are having trouble registering).
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  3. Visit  mramirez0213} profile page
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    @sprmomof4 hope everything works out great for you! and hopefully by Monday these holds can be cleared out! do you have the email for the academic advisor for nursing? I want to try and email them too.
  4. Visit  cjacoby} profile page
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    Hello Everyone- Just wanted to drop a note to say that I called the MedExpress near my home and they have a discount for HCC Nursing students for vaccinations.

    They will complete the immunization side of the physical form for you as well.

    Here are the prices they quoted me:
    Varicella Titer- $60
    Hep B- $48
    Tdap Booster- $65

    They are a walk-in so they don't take appointments. Anybody see any better prices anywhere? This was less than the Health Department's rates, so I'm planning to go here if I can't find another place cheaper. Without Insurance it's a lot!
  5. Visit  shauny2k3} profile page
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    Quote from cjacoby
    Hello Everyone- Just wanted to drop a note to say that I called the MedExpress near my home and they have a discount for HCC Nursing students for vaccinations.

    They will complete the immunization side of the physical form for you as well.

    Here are the prices they quoted me:
    Varicella Titer- $60
    Hep B- $48
    Tdap Booster- $65

    They are a walk-in so they don't take appointments. Anybody see any better prices anywhere? This was less than the Health Department's rates, so I'm planning to go here if I can't find another place cheaper. Without Insurance it's a lot!
    The best price I found on titers was through mdlabtests.com. The Varicella after their 10% coupon (code is Fall) was $37. You have the blood drawn at a labcorp office, and they email the result to you.

    If you have health insurance, the vaccines will likely be fully paid for under your preventive benefit. If not, the prices you gave are pretty good. Just keep in mind you need 3 hep b shots total.
  6. Visit  Rachanee} profile page
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    Quote from cjacoby
    Hello Everyone- Just wanted to drop a note to say that I called the MedExpress near my home and they have a discount for HCC Nursing students for vaccinations.

    They will complete the immunization side of the physical form for you as well.

    Here are the prices they quoted me:
    Varicella Titer- $60
    Hep B- $48
    Tdap Booster- $65

    They are a walk-in so they don't take appointments. Anybody see any better prices anywhere? This was less than the Health Department's rates, so I'm planning to go here if I can't find another place cheaper. Without Insurance it's a lot!
    I believe someone posted this before, but the county health departments seem to be the cheapest locally.

    Here in Pasco the TB Test is $20, Dtap is $51, the Varicella Titer w/ lab fee is $38 and a physical is $75. I'm not sure of the other prices as these are all that I needed, but they seem to be very reasonable.
  7. Visit  KCrooks13} profile page
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    If you could somehow get in touch with your childhood pediatrician, they will be able to give you a print out of your vaccines you received as a child. I did this on a whim on Friday after orientation, and was lucky to find out I received the Hep B vaccines as a child. Granted, it was a little easier for me because I grew up here locally, and my pediatricians are still practicing, but even if you can get in touch with the school board that you grew up going to school in, they should be able to provide you with your immunization report. May be a way to save some people some money. Turns out I only need the TB test, Varicella titer and Dtap booster. Good luck everyone. I'm getting all of my stuff completed tomorrow! Hard to believe we are a little over a month and a half from getting this started!
  8. Visit  Rachanee} profile page
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    Quote from KCrooks13
    If you could somehow get in touch with your childhood pediatrician, they will be able to give you a print out of your vaccines you received as a child. I did this on a whim on Friday after orientation, and was lucky to find out I received the Hep B vaccines as a child. Granted, it was a little easier for me because I grew up here locally, and my pediatricians are still practicing, but even if you can get in touch with the school board that you grew up going to school in, they should be able to provide you with your immunization report. May be a way to save some people some money. Turns out I only need the TB test, Varicella titer and Dtap booster. Good luck everyone. I'm getting all of my stuff completed tomorrow! Hard to believe we are a little over a month and a half from getting this started!
    I got my records from the school board. My pediatrician's office is no longer practicing so I could not go that route. I know I had a varicella vaccine, but it is not on the school board's records. So I will need the Titer as well. Pretty much exactly what you need, plus the flu vaccine.

    I need to get on finding some scrubs too. If anyone is interested in a trip to Uniform City, Scrubs N Stuff or another store let me know. I want to be able to try them on versus ordering online.
  9. Visit  shauny2k3} profile page
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    Quote from Rachanee
    I got my records from the school board. My pediatrician's office is no longer practicing so I could not go that route. I know I had a varicella vaccine, but it is not on the school board's records. So I will need the Titer as well. Pretty much exactly what you need, plus the flu vaccine.

    I need to get on finding some scrubs too. If anyone is interested in a trip to Uniform City, Scrubs N Stuff or another store let me know. I want to be able to try them on versus ordering online.
    I was lucky with my vaccinations. The US Embassy in London needed them when I moved here, so I have a folder from the local health service in England with all my vaccines from childhood. Just needed MMR since they weren't giving it to kids when I was over there.

    I just ordered my scrubs. Got a pair a Dickies Gen-Flex from Discount Uniform Mall in Tampa (very good store, but no cheaper than anywhere else). Then ordered a Grey's Anatomy pair online at Jensscrubs.com (far cheaper than anywhere else i've seen).
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  10. Visit  Rachanee} profile page
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    Quote from shauny2k3
    I was lucky with my vaccinations. The US Embassy in London needed them when I moved here, so I have a folder from the local health service in England with all my vaccines from childhood. Just needed MMR since they weren't giving it to kids when I was over there.

    I just ordered my scrubs. Got a pair a Dickies Gen-Flex from Discount Uniform Mall in Tampa (very good store, but no cheaper than anywhere else). Then ordered a Grey's Anatomy pair online at Jensscrubs.com (far cheaper than anywhere else i've seen).
    I want to get the Gen-Flex Cargo Youtility bottoms and a mock wrap top. I'll check out Discount Uniform Mall. Thanks!
  11. Visit  Rachanee} profile page
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    Just wanted to add for those who need health insurance, Bluecross Blueshield offers a Hospital/Surgical plan for $49/mo. It covers emergency visits, surgical costs, other things as well with co-pay, and preventative care. It covered 100% of my physical, vaccines (flu as well), titer and TB test.
  12. Visit  moneek} profile page
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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
  13. Visit  aed3400} profile page
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    Was looking online at HCC bookstore and noticed that in addition to the book package offered there are additional required and optional books. I am a bit confused, I thought the book package was all we needed to purchase, yet there are additional "required books" and "optional books" listed. These additional books are not part of the package as the ISN numbers do not match up. I have learned from my past classes att HCC though it says "optional" you really should get them. If purchased it is an additional almost $400 on top of the book package. I had not planned for an additional expense this high and it is really off from the breakdown of expenses handed out at orientation. Anyone know if all this is needed. Thanks.
  14. Visit  jodypRN} profile page
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    Past students have recommended asking the instructor the first week which books to buy besides the package. Dr. Vega told us that Mental Health can wait until later in the semester. Look for posts by RNinTraining (spelling?) in this thread because she gave awesome advice for what to buy and where to buy it.
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