Ivy Tech: Accepted for Fall 2011

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    This thread is for all of us who were lucky enough to get into the Ivy Tech ASN/PN program for the Fall 2011. Many of the threads are concentrated on the TEAS test, scores, grades, and acceptance letters. As a prospective student, these are great. Getting in almost becomes an obsession! This is meant for those who are already past that stage and know that they are going to school in the fall. There is sooo much to do before school starts (immunizations, CPR, orientation, financial aid, etc..). What campus will you be attending? Maybe we can make some connections with each other before school starts. What have you already done/still have to do? Any questions about the process? What are your concerns? Are you excited, nervous, etc..? What have you heard as far as the first semester of nursing school?
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    I will be going to the kokomo campus. I have orientation on June 16th (can't wait!). I read on some other threads that some people are expected to pay for lab fees or other things at their orientation. My letter didn't say anything about this. Does anyone know anything about that? I have appointments set for my physical, immunizations, and CPR. I requested an official copy of my high school diploma, but so far I haven't received it. I have to go to an appointment with financial aid to figure out how to pay for everything too. I am planning on applying for scholarships, but they weren't available at the Kokomo campus the last time I was there... It seems like there is so much to do! But, I'm sure this is all nothing compared to nursing school!
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    Hey there me again ...can't wait for June 16th! I am set up for a CPR course next Thursday morning, have a transcript already on file at the school, immunization records located, going to get the ones i still need on the 6th, have an appointment set for a physical, investigated the recommended stethoscopes and shoes...lol...sooooo much to do but soooo exciting too. If you need a stethoscope i found a great place to order them from and the more of us that go together the better discount we get for ordering multiples. It is call Medisave.com...they offer free engraving so there is less of a chance of it growing legs
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    Opps make that Medisave.net
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    Hey, this other thread on here is kind of related to CPR certification, along with which type is preferred by some hospitals. You might want to check it out.

    http://allnurses.com/general-nursing...in-571109.html

    Also, did your letters say that you had to have CPR certification and physicals done before your orientation? Mine didn't...
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    Quote from Red Hot Mom
    Hey there me again ...can't wait for June 16th! I am set up for a CPR course next Thursday morning, have a transcript already on file at the school, immunization records located, going to get the ones i still need on the 6th, have an appointment set for a physical, investigated the recommended stethoscopes and shoes...lol...sooooo much to do but soooo exciting too. If you need a stethoscope i found a great place to order them from and the more of us that go together the better discount we get for ordering multiples. It is call Medisave.com...they offer free engraving so there is less of a chance of it growing legs
    I have CPR next Thursday too. Are you by any chance taking it with Angie Heckman in Kokomo? And yes, I definitely need to look at the stethescopes and shoes. I want to get a good pair since we will be on our feet so much. I think I will be broke by the time school starts! shoes, equipment, immunizations, background checks, etc..whew! $$$$
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    Quote from wannabanrnin2012
    Hey, this other thread on here is kind of related to CPR certification, along with which type is preferred by some hospitals. You might want to check it out.

    http://allnurses.com/general-nursing...in-571109.html

    Also, did your letters say that you had to have CPR certification and physicals done before your orientation? Mine didn't...
    Thanks for the link! No, our letters said we had to have our immunizations, cpr, physicals, background checks, drug screens, and an official high school diploma by August 1st. But, they said that cpr cards take a while, so we should do it as soon as possible.

    Does anyone know if the sign us up for classes at orientation? I have been assuming that is how it works, but I wasn't sure.
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    Yeah, in my letter it says that we'll be registering for classes during orientation.


    I almost feel as though if we were to combine our letters we'd have the real letter the schools actually meant to send out lol Does yours say what kind of immunizations we have to have, and does it give a specific type of CPR certification to get or anything?
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    It said that we have to have either American Heart Association or Red Cross CPR for the healthcare professional. The immunizations were: a recent tetanus booster ( within 10 years), a two step TB Test within the last year, proof of MMR immunization, Varicella immunization or a titer showing immunization, and Hep B series or a declination on file. I think that is all...but i will double check when i get home from work. I agree with you though. It seems like everyone got different info. I would assume that all campuses have the same requirement. Another person said something about paying lab fees at orientation, but my letter didn't say anything about that. I hope I don't get there and they tell me that I owe them money.
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    YES I am taking the CPR class with Angie...Guess I will see you sooner than June 16th ...I think you covered all of the vaccines except the flu shot...It definitely is an expensive adventure before you ever see a classroom...whew...but whatever it takes!


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