BCTC Nursing Fall 2011 - page 3

I applied for BCTC nursing program beginning fall 2011. I am thinking whoever applied should find out this week or next week. Anyone else here apply?... Read More

  1. Visit  kyhana profile page
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    Hi Everyone,

    I got in to BCTC as well... does anyone know anyone currently in the program? I have applied to one more school but havent heard yet...

    Best of luck to you who didn't make it. I suggest to take the PAX test... I didn't do the best on my ACT (22) but got a 90% on the PAX test so I submitted that instead.

    Let me know if anyone has feedback on BCTC's current program!


    Thanks Kygirl! just saw your post!
    Last edit by kyhana on Apr 7, '11
  2. Visit  KYfan100 profile page
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    Congrats to everyone who made it in!

    Does anyone know if alternates have much success in getting in? I'm #8 on the list for this fall..... do I have much of a shot??

    I met the criteria for rolling admissions, so I'm kind of confused about why I'm on the alternate list.... but hoping for the best!
  3. Visit  ky_grl82 profile page
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    Quote from KYfan100
    Congrats to everyone who made it in!

    Does anyone know if alternates have much success in getting in? I'm #8 on the list for this fall..... do I have much of a shot??

    I met the criteria for rolling admissions, so I'm kind of confused about why I'm on the alternate list.... but hoping for the best!
    Yes there were a few alternates that got in last year. I don't know the exact number but #8 seems like you have a fair chance. Many people have told me there were 140 rolling admission students who applied and as usual, only 100 accepted.

    Just a few other tips.... uniforms, don't bother buying them until they give you the link for the Meridy's site (if they are still using them). They are picky about the uniforms.. if the color is the same but a different style as the regular uniform, they will not let you wear it. Shoes... only white.. no color at all on the shoes (except maybe a little on the bottom).

    As for the required iphone/itouch and expensive app... yes it truely is required. You will need it a lot in clinicals, especially the first semester. You don't need an iphone or itouch... you can buy the skyscape software from their site for several smartphone platforms. The site can be confusing because it is not the set pack on the app like I got. The things included on my app is Archimedes, Medical Surgical Nursing, Mosby's 2010 Nursing Drug Reference, Mosby's PDQ for RN, Mosby's Pocket Dictionary, and MosbyLab. Honestly the only things I have ever used are the bolded ones. But you may find you need the others. You will need the BMI calculator under the PDQ.. took us a whole semester to figure out we had one built in!

    As for the schedule, you will sign up for NR 115 for the 1st semester. The teachers team teach so don't worry about picking the right one... you will have them all. The times are all correct but you will have to sign up for your media class which is an extra 1 hour per week. They are pretty relaxed about the hours, so don't get stressed about going on your assigned day and time. Just sign in the time you're supposed to be there and do it within that week. For your clinical days, that is the long 7 to 5 day on Wed. or Friday on your schedule. Fridays are better because you have til Monday to turn in your work. If you go with Wed then you have until the next day to turn it in. There is a lot of paperwork---- 14 page assessments, care plan, and med sheets. Yeah, sounds like fun, eh? As for clinical instructors, some are really really great instructors who want you to be hands on. Others are big paperwork sticklers who could care less about hands on stuff.

    Lets see... skills can be tough. First big one is physical assessment... it is about a 20 minute skill check... that is a LOT to remember. Get past that and you're good to go. Also if you are coming at the end of the semester and you are close to failing, just drop and reapply. If not, your GPA will be crushed (9 credit hours for a D!) and you will not get back in. This just happened to a friend of mine.

    I know I include way too much info.. and quite honestly don't want to think about my pharmacology test on Monday... so hope this helps. I just wish I had this going in.. type A personality and all.
  4. Visit  time2dothis11 profile page
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    @ KY girl~I am hoping you can give me some information. What iphone app is required and when will we find out what scrubs are needed? I would like to try and get some of these things purchased before August!
    Thanks!
  5. Visit  ky_grl82 profile page
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    Quote from time2dothis11
    @ KY girl~I am hoping you can give me some information. What iphone app is required and when will we find out what scrubs are needed? I would like to try and get some of these things purchased before August!
    Thanks!
    I'm not sure what the app is called but it is by skyskape. I think KCTCS and skyskape made a custom package. The cost is $180 for the app from the bookstore. They just give you a paper with a website and an access code. What I wrote earlier is what is on it.

    For the uniform, it is from Meridy's. The site is http://www.meridys.com/ and enter the code BCTC53 . Please know they changed the uniform colors from the class before me to my class so they may change them again. I would ask an instructor before buying anything. The sizing runs big so I would order a size smaller than you normally wear. What you'll need for clinicals is a scrub top and bottom, the lab jacket, name badge, pen light (buy several- they die), stethescope, watch, and white socks/shoes. A pair of bandage scissors and some tape is a good idea too. Don't buy the cheap sprague type of stethescope. Several people in my class had theirs fall apart and generally suck. You can get a cheap Littmann for $50 or so. Auscultating (hearing) quality is so-so on the cheap one but they are much better built.
  6. Visit  NursingStudent34 profile page
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    i am so glad i found this site!! i think it will be agreat helping tool! i also go accepted into the adn program at lawrenceburg! i am so excited to start this journey!! any tips from students in the program or from nurses who have completed the program? i was also trying to get a headstart on purchasing my books and uniforms. i already have an iphone,what is the app that we will need to purchase? the color they have listed on www.meridys.com is navy. does this sound right to anyone else? cant wait to start class and meet everyone. this will give us a head starton the meeting process!! my nursing advisor told me that we have to take an entrance math test and there is a book we can study from! does anyone know what book this is? thanks for the info in advance!!
  7. Visit  time2dothis11 profile page
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    @NursingStudent 34. I went to advising and was NOT told of a entrance Math test So I hope we can find out some information soon about that!! I was told to wait and order the scrubs once we were given the information (color may change). Do you live in L-burg or will you be communting? Have you signed up for classes yet? I am on M 4-9 W 5-9 and Sat clinical!
  8. Visit  kylecpalmer profile page
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    I am registered for 115 with the Saturday clinical (Moody). I had to have student records enroll me in the class because it wouldn't let me enroll on Peoplesoft. Also, I am registered for an OST 105 class...anyone else registered for this class? What is it?
  9. Visit  carolyn529 profile page
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    I did, and got accepted. Did you find out yet?
  10. Visit  carolyn529 profile page
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    Are any of you who are in the RN night/weekend program at Lawrenceburg commuting to school? The way gas prices are I'm hoping to find somebody who is! I'll be coming from Oldham County/Louisville
  11. Visit  time2dothis11 profile page
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    I will be coming from Lexington.
  12. Visit  tromano08 profile page
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    Hi everyone,

    Congrats on your acceptance. I also was accepted and I am excited and very anxious. Does anyone know what books we will use for NR115? The online bookstore doesn't list any books. Are there any 40 somethings that want to hook up for study group and support?

    I am the mother of 3 special needs children and I have worked so hard to get accepted. I am going to show my girls that hard work, perseverance and faith make all things possible.

    Nurse to be in Georgetown, KY
  13. Visit  tromano08 profile page
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    Quote from tromano08
    Hi everyone,

    Congrats on your acceptance. I also was accepted and I am excited and very anxious. Does anyone know what books we will use for NR115? The online bookstore doesn't list any books. Are there any 40 somethings that want to hook up for study group and support?

    I am the mother of 3 special needs children and I have worked so hard to get accepted. I am going to show my girls that hard work, perseverance and faith make all things possible.

    Nurse to be in Georgetown, KY


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