Stethoscope needed for Valencia Community College, FL

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    Hello,

    I have been accepted to Valencia Community College's RN program starting summer 2010. I saw that we will need a Littmann stethoscope. There are several different types, I was wondering if someone could tell me if we need a certian type of stethoscope? I figured with Christmas coming up I could ask someone to get it as a present. (the less I have to buy the better)

    Thanks in advance, Joanna

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    Hi and congrats on getting into VCC's program. I graduated their program May 09. It was a great program.

    Are you sure it says you need a Littmann? If so that is new. I purchased a stethoscope at orientation, a very basic one. If they do require you to have a Littmann then go to scrubs4u on Orange Ave. They will probably give you a discount AND they not overpriced. I just purchased a pediatric Littmann there a few weeks ago.

    Good luck to you!
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    Quote from jkb919
    Hello,

    I have been accepted to Valencia Community College's RN program starting summer 2010. I saw that we will need a Littmann stethoscope. There are several different types, I was wondering if someone could tell me if we need a certian type of stethoscope? I figured with Christmas coming up I could ask someone to get it as a present. (the less I have to buy the better)

    Thanks in advance, Joanna

    I am sorry i don't have an answer for your question, but I would like to know, is there a waiting list and a applicaion period, or do you apply whenever you are done with your pre-req classes. I am interested in applying to Valencia. I will be done with my pre-reqs in spring 2010 at Seminole community college.
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    Hey rholman,

    Yes as soon as you are done with your pre-reqs and have taken the NET then you can apply. I applied the 1st week in Aug. and will be starting May (Summer term) 2010. So as of right now there is a 2 semester wiaitng period. Unlike SCC Valencia's program is 1st come 1st serve and is not competetive.
    If you go to Valencias web site you will find all the info you need.
    http://www.valenciacc.edu/department...ealth/nursing/
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    Ok thanks that helps.
    I got information brochure on the program and it had a cost list with everything we would need and it said Littmann stethoscope. I used to have one when I was in EMT school years ago but have misplaced it. I really like the lightweight Littmann one so I guess if it didn't matter in your program which one you get I will ask for the Littmann lightweight for a Christmas present from my husband.
    Thanks again, any advice you could give me on the program?
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    Quote from jkb919
    Hey rholman,

    Yes as soon as you are done with your pre-reqs and have taken the NET then you can apply. I applied the 1st week in Aug. and will be starting May (Summer term) 2010. So as of right now there is a 2 semester wiaitng period. Unlike SCC Valencia's program is 1st come 1st serve and is not competetive.
    If you go to Valencias web site you will find all the info you need.
    http://www.valenciacc.edu/department...ealth/nursing/

    Thank you for the information
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    Hi,

    I just began the Nursing program at Valencia last week, Spring '10,. You don't need a "Littman" brand stethoscope. You can use whatever one you want. At orientation they will have vendors there where you will buy your uniforms whom also sell your bp cuff and stethoscope. I think I spent $40 on my stethoscope... and it's a cute pink one. :redpinkhe They offer all colors. Good luck!

    --Carlie
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    Hey Carlie,

    Thanks for the information. I ended up a getting stethoscope for Christmas and I have a BP cuff from when I was in EMT school. Good luck in the nursing program, I am looking forward to it when I start in May.
    Can you tell me a little about the 1st week? My husband just started the advance track on Tues. since he is already a paramedic. He said that he saw a schedule on the wall in a classroom for the standard track program and it said there was a quiz on the second day. Is that true? If so what was the quiz on?
    Any information or tips you can give me would be great?

    Thanks and good luck!!!
    Joanna
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    Yes, there was a quiz. We got information early about what to read before we started class. We actually had 2 quizzes the first week. We get quizzed before we go over the chapters cause they want us to read. There was also a lot of going over the syllabus. Then in lab we had to do a demonstration on proper hand hygiene. It's definitely fast paced... I feel like if I put my book down for a minute I'm going to fall behind. Good luck!
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    Good luck with the program. I am anxious and nervous all at the same time. My husband is in the advance track program right now and he feels the same way, very fast paced. Any tips you could give me would be great!

    Joanna


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