Brookhaven/Mountainview - page 20

Hey everyone, I just wanted to get a thread started for all of the BHC/MVC students; please help me get a support system going here. I am starting at BHC in Jan. 07 and would love to make... Read More

  1. by   wannabanrn
    Quote from coolpeach
    Thanks to everyone who responded. I guess I am going to have to work on being flexible. I am just NOT very flexible by nature, and always plan everything down to the last tiny thing way in advance. It doesn't help that everyone starts school on the same day. In the past the kids have started a couple of weeks before me so I could get them settled prior to starting.

    In the upper grades they do not get a school supply list so you have no idea what they need until after school starts. It is going to be so hard the first week or so getting them settled in school while trying to deal with my first couple of weeks in nursing school. I went this weekend and bought all the basics I knew they would need. I think I bought enough notebook paper, spirals, pens, pencils, and folders for the whole year lol.

    Here's another important question...... When do you order pay for your book package. I was told we basically order everything all at once in a package which runs $800+. I am concerned because my book check which comes the end of the week of success camp is only $600, and I won't get any remainder until two weeks into school.

    Also when do we pay liability, the $40 syllabus charge etc? With the background check, drug test, shots, scrubs, steth, shoes, cpr cert, dosage calc book, and the kids school supplies, and clothes I am going to be tapped out. Do I need to take any money to success camp? And if not how much do I need to be prepared to pay, and how soon? Will they wait for the remainder to come in. I am sure I am not the only person who get financial aid, and is poor lol.
    the book pack was around $400-$500...it included all books needed...except peds/ob/psych and foundations, for the entire program. I am so glad that I bought the package because you were able to download the books onto your computer and reference them quickly, highlight parts, copy and paste, share notes w/other students, take your laptop instead of the big bulky books to class.
    You won't need money at success camp...just know that within the first week you'll pay the fees to the cashier (insurance, meds pub, tuition). It's expensive, but I'm sure you knew that going into it...thank goodness they post a rough idea of costs on line so there isn't a huge sticker shock
    Also, definitely get familiar w/the folks at financial aid, since you use it, because so many people had trouble with it (either no check when they expected it or it was late or not the amount the expected, etc)
    Good luck with everything!
  2. by   coolpeach
    Well tutition is taken care of. They did post the book package price online and its $736 which includes a drug reference and tax. What is meds pub?? And how much is it?

    Is the syllabi $40 included in the book package or is that seperate? How about nursepac $85? I know about the insurance fee..., but what about testing fees $125? Do we pay that all at once?
  3. by   wannabanrn
    Congrats to all of those that just graduated
    I have a couple of questions for y'all...during ob/peds/psych will we have to go to the hospital the day before and pick out patients like in the other semesters? I'm trying to determine which day of clinical will be best for me...also is anyone willing to sell text books from either of these classes? Thanks!
  4. by   Buttercup_fields
    Quote from wannabanrn
    Congrats to all of those that just graduated
    I have a couple of questions for y'all...during ob/peds/psych will we have to go to the hospital the day before and pick out patients like in the other semesters? I'm trying to determine which day of clinical will be best for me...also is anyone willing to sell text books from either of these classes? Thanks!
    We did not have to go the day before to pick up patients in OB or Psych. Some of the clinical instructors in Peds made the students go the day before to pick up patients ( I believe it was the clinical the went to Medical City Dallas) I went to Childrens Hospital and it was great we got to do emergency room , OR, NICU, PICU, PICC IV team, and a surgical floor. I went to Richardson for Psych instructor very layed back and nice. The other group got to see more intresting cases so if you are very intrested in Psych go to Green oaks ( the one by Medical City). For OB I went to Parkland great experience saw many babys being born also spent a day in NICU. You can do Peds with out the book.
  5. by   wannabanrn
    thanks for the info! I really appreciate it
  6. by   MissJS
    Hello everyone! I'm applying for the Spring and am soo nervous about interviews. I have 31.65 points & hopefully I'll get selected for one. Any advice from those of you who have gone through it? I know the last round they didn't do interviews. LUCKY PEOPLE!!!! -lol-

    Also, congrats to those of you who just graduated! I swear I'd be doing a happy dance for a day straight!
  7. by   jla623
    Has anyone had any of the following teachers for clinical?:

    Fogg (peds), Givens (OB), Watson (Psych)

    I have no clue who they are!
  8. by   joshuaha
    Quote from jla623
    Has anyone had any of the following teachers for clinical?:

    Fogg (peds), Givens (OB), Watson (Psych)

    I have no clue who they are!

    I had watson for Psych. She is freaking awesome and hilarious! She has clinicals at Richardson Regional and is waaaay easy going. You are lucky ! The others I have never heard of. Of course it has been almost a year since I graduated. Good luck
  9. by   jla623
    Quote from joshuaha
    I had watson for Psych. She is freaking awesome and hilarious! She has clinicals at Richardson Regional and is waaaay easy going. You are lucky ! The others I have never heard of. Of course it has been almost a year since I graduated. Good luck
    Wonderful! I hope the other two are awesome and hilarious too!
    Thanks!
  10. by   kalmeira
    So, hows everyone doing? Have classes started for you guys? I just took my NCLEX a couple of hours ago. The next 2 days are sure to be agonizing, I hope the results come in sooner, (now!). That nclex sure is a tough one!
  11. by   MissJS
    Quote from kalmeira
    So, hows everyone doing? Have classes started for you guys? I just took my NCLEX a couple of hours ago. The next 2 days are sure to be agonizing, I hope the results come in sooner, (now!). That nclex sure is a tough one!
    GOOD LUCK!!!
  12. by   Buttercup_fields
    Quote from jla623
    Has anyone had any of the following teachers for clinical?:

    Fogg (peds), Givens (OB), Watson (Psych)

    I have no clue who they are!
    Sue Watson was wonderful you will really enjoy her.
    Good luck
  13. by   Buttercup_fields
    Quote from kalmeira
    So, hows everyone doing? Have classes started for you guys? I just took my NCLEX a couple of hours ago. The next 2 days are sure to be agonizing, I hope the results come in sooner, (now!). That nclex sure is a tough one!
    Good luck! Are you the first one in our class to take NCLEX ? You are one busy woman. How is everything going? I will be taking it after I start working in September. Keep in touch and good Luck with everything that is going on.
    Susan

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