Valencia CC Spring of 2011

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    So who here will be starting the program at Valencia in Spring of 2011. I figured this would be a good place to share our excitement and questions.... because that e-mail we just got with our orientation materials was kind of over whelming lol.
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    I'm starting in the summer of 2011, but would love to hear the process of how everything goes for you being that you are starting a semester earlier than me. There is not a lot of information about the process for other's that are not in the program to read up upon. I intend to write every detail down to help others. Good Luck.
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    Quote from Mkerrigan
    I'm starting in the summer of 2011, but would love to hear the process of how everything goes for you being that you are starting a semester earlier than me. There is not a lot of information about the process for other's that are not in the program to read up upon. I intend to write every detail down to help others. Good Luck.
    They really like to keep you in the dark. My orientation date is November 19th and I start on January 10th. I just got my packet with all the information about 2 weeks ago.

    While you are waiting I would highly suggest getting these things out of the way.

    Get CPR certified- Valencia offers it for $40
    Continuing Education for Health Professionals - Valencia Community College
    http://www.valenciacc.edu/west/healt...equirement.pdf

    Go to centra care for your physical and immunizations
    http://www.valenciacc.edu/west/healt...TATUS_FORM.pdf
    http://www.valenciacc.edu/west/healt...unizations.pdf

    Also plan on spending about $160 for finger printing, drug testing and background check. You have to do that about a month before your program starts

    http://ptlmail-prod.valenciacc.edu:6...0Screening.pdf


    Here is a sample schedule- This does not include clinicals (our clinicals do not start until March)

    WEST CAMPUS
    Section RED (A) CRN 22597
    Monday/Thursday (Theory) 9:00AM - 11:50AM
    Tuesday/Wednesday (Nursing Lab) 1:00PM 4:50PM
    Tuesday/Wednesday (Seminar) 10:00AM 11:50AM

    Professors: TBA
    Classroom for Theory: 4-120 & HSB 220, Seminars: HSB 220
    Classroom for Nursing Lab: HSB 225

    Section SILVER (B) CRN 22598
    Monday/Thursday (Theory) 9:00AM - 11:50AM
    Tuesday/Wednesday (Nursing Lab) 8:00AM 11:50AM
    Tuesday/Wednesday (Seminar) 1:00PM 2:50PM

    Professors: TBA
    Classroom for Theory: 1-113 & HSB 120 Seminars: 1-113
    Classroom for Nursing Lab: HSB 225

    OSCEOLA CAMPUS
    Section GOLD (O) CRN 22599
    Monday/Thursday (Theory) 9:00AM - 11:50AM
    Tuesday/Wednesday (Nursing Lab) 8:00AM 11:50AM
    Tuesday/Wednesday (Seminar) 1:00PM 2:50PM

    So at this point that is all I know. In about 3 weeks I will have more info.
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    I did notice that you really can't find any information what-so-ever. Thank you for all the information and really let me know how everything goes for you. I'm planning on posting everything because there are tons of people like me out there that would like to see or know an overview of how things really are. Good Luck on your orientation and let me know how it goes...I'm curious.

    Maritza
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    Hey! Thanks for that great info, I hate how they don't tell you anything before your orientation. I'm accepted into Valencia for the fall 2011 semester. Anyone else accepted with me?? I currently work full time and I'm not to sure what to do when classes start, just seeing if anyone else is in the same boat as me.
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    We didn't find awhole lot out at Orientation today. We bought the polo shirts ($25 a piece, not covered by financial aid) that you have to wear on lab days. We also had to order one pure white UGLY scrub set that cost like $75 (which financial aid does cover) and this is where you also order your lab coat that you have to wear on lab days, if you already have one you can buy a patch at the book store for $1.50 and have it sewn on the left sleeve. We got fitted for those masks that you have to wear if your dealing w/ a patient who is highly contagious. Also stopped at the book store to order two name pins.

    They gave us our list of books that we need and told us we need to get our lab kit. I'm ordering both of those the first week of December. Still have to go out and get a stethoscope and a BP cuff.

    That schedule that I posted earlier is the definite schedule. So I'm assuming that's what the hours will probably look like for you as well. One guy who was already a student and volunteering at the orientation was telling us "I failed the first semester because I tried to work, so I had to quit my job and retake that semester." From what they are saying its pretty hardcore.

    I want to get in at the West Campus in the silver section, so this Sunday we have to get up at 7:00 am ON THE DOT to register and get the class we want. The instructor said one year someone said at 7:01 they went to go register for the specific section they wanted and didn't get it because it was full.

    Its late and I'm tired so that's all I can remember for now. I'll keep you guys updated =)
    Last edit by michellej_1012 on Nov 19, '10 : Reason: Typo
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    Quote from nicki6702
    Hey! Thanks for that great info, I hate how they don't tell you anything before your orientation. I'm accepted into Valencia for the fall 2011 semester. Anyone else accepted with me?? I currently work full time and I'm not to sure what to do when classes start, just seeing if anyone else is in the same boat as me.

    hi, i'm accepted into VCC for the Fall 2011, too. Hope to see you there
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    Great...I hope to see you there also! The fact of starting the program hasn't hit me yet, but I'm excited right now.
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    Hi guys I just received an invite to start Spring 2011. I was slated for Summer 2011. I've heard of them doing this to a few select but never dreamed it'd be me! I look forward to meeting everyone. Of course, I didn't get to go to orientation. Thanks for the recent posts explaining how it went. Just a few more weeks!
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    Quote from ERtechRN2b
    Hi guys I just received an invite to start Spring 2011. I was slated for Summer 2011. I've heard of them doing this to a few select but never dreamed it'd be me! I look forward to meeting everyone. Of course, I didn't get to go to orientation. Thanks for the recent posts explaining how it went. Just a few more weeks!
    Oh wow LUCKY you. I was hoping I would get moved up but that didn't happen. I was wondering when I went to register for my classes at 7:00 am, I heard they filled up REALLY fast. I checked back the next day and there were still ALOT of spots left.

    That's got to be super exciting but a little stressful w/ such short notice. Did you have most of the requirements finished already? Don't they hold another mini orientation for those that get moved up?

    If you haven't already did your background check etc. I will just warn you that certifiedbackground is a pain in the butt big time.

    Let me know if you have any questions, I'd love to help out if I can.


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