Anyone trying to get in Fall RN program at BCTC - page 9

by fierygemini 11,986 Views | 90 Comments

Hey, just wondering if anyone else is trying to get in at BCTC in Lexington? I applied and am in the waiting game wanted to see if anyone wants to wait with me????? I am about to go nuts I can't stand this not knowing!!!... Read More


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    Which HD did you call? The one here charges $75 for the HepB vaccine (per shot and you need 3), and I'm with you (trying to save)... I was going to call some of the labs around Lexington. Lab Corp does lab work for half price if you don't have insurance and are paying cash. Still waiting on my letter, as I'm not sure exactly what titers I need etc...
    I also plan to call a few smaller clinics. I got my TB skin test done for $8 at a small clinic in Powell County. I called the HD there and they said it would be between $35-50 because they had to call an RN in to read the test... They gave me the name and phone number of the clinic, and I got it way cheaper. While I was there I asked the LPN about the HepB vaccine and she said they didn't have the vials... I'll call them Monday, and let you know if I have any luck.
    My letter hasn't came yet...
    Did you call Kroger's "little pharmacy"?
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    I work at a doctors office and asked the lady at work about it who works for Labcorp, they would be the best way to go with charging 1/2 the cost if they bill it a certain way. She said that if you have really good insurance, sometimes they will pay, which we do, so I am hoping, but labcorp does just bill you for the remainder, so that would be okay.

    It is confusing, she says that she will bill the insurance, then see what happens and can go back and bill it the other way, not sure what the price will be, but I'll talk to her more when I get my letter and let you know what she says.
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    Ok, I got my letter, so even if I have had the Hepatitis B vaccine a billion years ago, because I am old, do I have to get it again, it doesn't say that we can have immunity titer for that. Geez, this is gonna cost us a fortune!
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    Quote from meghen
    Ok, I got my letter, so even if I have had the Hepatitis B vaccine a billion years ago, because I am old, do I have to get it again, it doesn't say that we can have immunity titer for that. Geez, this is gonna cost us a fortune!
    I'm currently on unemployment and have NO insurance. A friend of mine told me about the "White House Clinic" in Irvine. If you life in Powell, Irvine, or Madison County you may qualify for a reduced fee. Because I live in Clark County (which isn't in their service area), I have to pay the full $80 fee. BUT this includes ALL the immunizations I receive that day. My aunt advised me to go with the immunizations if they were affordable, and then do titres for updates if needed. She said even if we go with the titre instead, there is a possibility the titre will come back negative and we'll have to spend more money on our immunizations anyway...
    They couldn't schedule me as a new patient until May 4th, but if anyone is interested the number is 606-723-0665
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    You guys might try asking if the chicken pox vaccine is cheaper than having a titer done. I was told it might be and when pennies count, it couldn't hurt to ask.

    I'm already 2 of 3 down for Hep B and of course, found out my place of employment would have done all 3 for free. Sheesh.

    Biggest issue I'm currently having is actually registering for fall nursing 1. It won't let me register because I've not completed my math 150, but I am enrolled in it for summer 1 so I can't see why they wouldn't just let me register. My advisor is not nursing and is an idiot. He has constantly given me wrong information so I have to spend days emailing people trying to find some one who knows what they're talking about it. Can't wait to get an actual nursing advisor!! argh.

    OH!! One more thing: Has anyone found a CPR class for health professionals? The only one I found was in Richmond and it cost $110! I about died!! I haven't paid for it yet because I would like to find one cheaper. Anyone have any ideas?
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    try: jumpstarttheheartcpr.com ($60.00)

    Try this website... THis place is in lexington.
    Also- I think $60 is about the average, so don't go paying $110!
    Last edit by nrsinwait on Apr 9, '12 : Reason: link didnt work
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    sorry
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    Quote from KrazyKaren
    You guys might try asking if the chicken pox vaccine is cheaper than having a titer done. I was told it might be and when pennies count, it couldn't hurt to ask.

    I'm already 2 of 3 down for Hep B and of course, found out my place of employment would have done all 3 for free. Sheesh.

    Biggest issue I'm currently having is actually registering for fall nursing 1. It won't let me register because I've not completed my math 150, but I am enrolled in it for summer 1 so I can't see why they wouldn't just let me register. My advisor is not nursing and is an idiot. He has constantly given me wrong information so I have to spend days emailing people trying to find some one who knows what they're talking about it. Can't wait to get an actual nursing advisor!! argh.

    OH!! One more thing: Has anyone found a CPR class for health professionals? The only one I found was in Richmond and it cost $110! I about died!! I haven't paid for it yet because I would like to find one cheaper. Anyone have any ideas?

    Lisa has to enroll you manually. The lady in the nursing department said they have it set up that way, so random people who have met the pre-reqs but weren't accepted into the program can't register for Nursing classes... LOL hope that helps!
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    I think life would be so much easier if they had assigned me a nursing advisor. LOL

    Also, our community education counsel offers CPR classes at BCTC (there's on April 25 6-9pm) for $50. I'm going to try to get signed up for that one and get it over with.
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    I think I may have the vaccines, they will do them free at the health dept where I live, except Hep B. I have my record from that but it was about 15 years ago. Labcorp titers are $87 for varicella and $87 for hep B, and all teh others are around $200, ouch!!!! I may sign up for that CPR class, too.
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