MDC Fall 2011 =) - page 127

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Hi guys! Who else is applying for MDC Fall 2011? I am also applying for FIU-- I was accepted last year to MDC but for financial and personal reasons could not attend. :'( Who else will be applying to Generic FT? Please state... Read More


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    Quote from roso614
    i think they can. at orientation they said we can use Nikes as long as they were all white. they never said anything about laces.
    Thanks for the advice. I wasn't able to reply in a private message bc it says I can't.lol. I'm new to this website, I hope to get the hang of it soon. I'm glad to hear all is going well for you. I can't wait to get an acceptance letter already. This waiting period has been very nerve wrecking. Continue doing well and I hope to keep in contact
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    Shoes: They sell all-white shoes in the bookstore. I forget the name of the manufacturer of the shoes. They seem pretty comfortable (when I try on).
    It is good to have them from day one because you practice skills for "FUNDAMENTAL NURSING SKILLS LAB". The lab requires a lab coat & closed-toed shoes for admission to the lab. If you are practicing "occupied-bed making", it is good to be wearing the proper footwear (just like you would wear in the hospital).

    ZIP UP shirt/jacket REQUIRED FOR CLINICALS:
    Only available at the bookstore. Lab coat can be bought at bookstore with MDC emblem. I've heard a FEW students buy elsewhere without MDC emblem. Buy pants NOT AT BOOKSTORE if you want. I did not find the pants that were comfortable & fit well at the bookstore.

    WHAT THEY DON'T TELL YOU:
    You really should buy a stethoscope & blood pressure cuff before school starts. The first exam in "FUNDAMENTALS LAB SKILLS" is "vitals". (blood pressure requires blood pressure cuff + stethoscope). And some professors for PEHA (Physical Exam & Health Assessment) like you to actually do "exams on other students". So you need the stethoscope for that, too... to assess the heart, abdomen, etc. Not to mention in the real world (clinicals? hospitals!) you are likely to need a stethoscope.

    GOOD LUCK.
    Last edit by fem on Oct 21, '11 : Reason: full-time vs part-time blog
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    OOPS accidentally clicked submit two times.
    Last edit by fem on Oct 21, '11 : Reason: accientally clicked submit two times
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    Quote from on eagles wings
    awww that is so sad. idk why the nursing program is under 12 credits. its not fair because it IS full time.... i've seen students in the f/t program have to sign up for those "sls" 1 credit courses just to make up the time... unfaiiiir.
    What does "sls" 1 credit courses mean? I need to take at least 6 credits to 9, but I am only taking actually six, and I hate to take another class that will tie me up in studying?
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    I believe SLS is "student life skills".
    Meaning you learn how to be a good student. Studying skills. Time management. Test taking strategies. or whatever.
    If you barely graduated from high school, you should take this class.
    If you have a college degree, it is a waste of your time unless you are just looking for that "easy A" to fill up the extra credits you need.
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    OK, thanks. Yes, I have my ADN, working towards getting the BSN. Thought it was another certification useful to applying for jobs.
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    Does anyone have the syllabi for the following courses/professors? I emailed them all over a week ago respectfully asking for a copy so I might be able to use my time wisely for the holiday break but, I only received 2 out of 5. Please if you have a copy can you email it to me so my first week of nursing school won't be like the first day at junior high?
    Syllabi needed:
    NUR1060C Adult Health Assessment Cassandra Sturrup (I heard this class is a challenge)
    NUR1142 Intro to Nursing Math and Pharmacology Annette Tomlinson (Probably conversions, etc.)
    NUR1025L Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical Lab Torrie Holloman

    Whatever anyone can do would be greatly appreciated...my email is twilliams815@gmail.com
    Thanks again!
    Tammy
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    Quote from twilliams815
    Does anyone have the syllabi for the following courses/professors? I emailed them all over a week ago respectfully asking for a copy so I might be able to use my time wisely for the holiday break but, I only received 2 out of 5. Please if you have a copy can you email it to me so my first week of nursing school won't be like the first day at junior high? Syllabi needed: NUR1060C Adult Health Assessment Cassandra Sturrup (I heard this class is a challenge) NUR1142 Intro to Nursing Math and Pharmacology Annette Tomlinson (Probably conversions, etc.) NUR1025L Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical Lab Torrie Holloman Whatever anyone can do would be greatly appreciated...my email is twilliams815@gmail.com Thanks again! Tammy
    Honestly I wouldn't bother. Enjoy your break and let the professors enjoy theirs. You will be learning a whole lot of info for the next couple of yrs, and not receiving 3 of the syllabi isn't going to make your first semester any worse lol.

    If I were you I would focus mainly on organizing your self, looking up helpful websites about pharm and physical assessment. Get to know the library, where the nursing books are, etc. you can look up YouTube videos on health to toe assessment or on IV fluids you will need to know. Lot more useful than a syllabi good luck.
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    Twilliams, I do not blame you wanting to get a head start. You can try by learning your landmarks for the assessment class, that you can find in the book or even on youtube, this will be important, know where the landmarks of the heart are and locations of breath sounds. Conversions, it is good to start learning those, ml to mg, and so forth....especially if you are not good on math. The internet has one for nurses, unfortunately I cannot remember, but try googling dosage calculations. Everyone has a different style, if you feel taking advantage of the next week, I cannot say I blame you.

    Good luck.


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