students attending charity fall 07 - page 2

Hello everyone:) i start my nursing at charity in august, just wonder how is everybodies preparation going? Happy, worried?... Read More

  1. by   baltic
    Karencita1228 i got my vaccine in Metairie family clinic and it was 110 dollars.ouch
  2. by   hs2005
    I did not even know we had to have the meningitis vaccine. It was not on the paperwork that my physician had to complete regarding my vaccines. How did you guys find out we had to have that?
  3. by   baltic
    hs2005 it was on the additional sheet, where it is the name of vaccine and what proof they need, i almost missed some of my shots too, because i did not pay that much attention to it.
    hope everything will go good for you
  4. by   hs2005
    Thanks Baltic! Thank goodness I found out now. See you in the fall!!
  5. by   Karencita1228
    Quote from hs2005
    I did not even know we had to have the meningitis vaccine. It was not on the paperwork that my physician had to complete regarding my vaccines. How did you guys find out we had to have that?
    When I went to turn in all my health documents to [the person in charge of our health records], she told me that it was some new health information that we need. We didn't have to turn it in with the rest of the paperwork on July 1st. She said we can turn it in when classes start if we want. She gave me the sheets for it, and told me it's OK if I waive it, but she suggests I get it to be on the safe side.

    Baltic, it was really $110 just for the shot???? I called a health unit in my area, and they were charging $10/shot, but you have to turn in documentation saying you live on campus. That's a very huge difference!
  6. by   justblink
    Don't bother with a PDA. You'll need a drug guide book anyway (used to look up the meds you'll be giving the next day @ clinicals) so just use a post-it-note to mark the scheduled meds when you are researching your meds the night before.

    it's also nice to be able to glance at your meds in the drug guide book before approaching your instructor with "hey, mrs __, i have a 4pm med due, let's talk about it. i'm giving ___ and i know it's ___." You'll know it's an ACE-inhibitor because you just refreshed your memory.

    And don't buy the junk at orientation. In my 1st semester I just used a stethoscope (I like my Littmann Classic, it's just $70), a pen light, small scissors, clip-board with storage beneath it, and probably a few other small things i'm forgetting.

    Most importantly, RELAX. I know it's a whole new world and a big adjustment but if you establish a rapport with your instructor early on, you will have someone to turn to for questions, advice, and encouragement. 90% of the instructors are really great about helping you along and absolutely don't expect you to know everything. After all, nurses are used to teaching/educating patients and most have shed the drill sargeant thing. I am friends with some of my former instructors.

    bottom line: be friendly, don't piss off your instructor by breaking simple rules (i.e., dress code violations or showing up late -- they REALLY hate that one ), and play nice with your classmates.
  7. by   Karencita1228
    omg, people! my first day of nursing school is in 1 day, 0 hours, and 20 minutes!!!! i can't believe it's almost here! :spin: i've been waiting for this for such a long time, and it's almost here! i wanna scream and tell the whole world!!!!!!!!

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