AACC Spring 2012 1st Semester Hybrid Students

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    Hey everyone, on the thread AACC Spring 2012 Students it seems everyone is in class. Are there any other students on this site that got accepted into the Hybrid Program? I think it would be nice to get to know each other before classes actually start!

    Kerry
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    As you know I am in the Hybrid program as well!!
    I am so excited to finally get started with the program! Do you have any idea what nights our classes might be?
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    Quote from AMC2123
    As you know I am in the Hybrid program as well!!
    I am so excited to finally get started with the program! Do you have any idea what nights our classes might be?
    Someone wrote this on the Anne Arundel Community College Fall 2011 thread:

    I don't have my schedule anymore, but it really is one of those things where it is different every week! For both on ground classes and hybrid.

    This is for the hybrid only:
    Week 2-10 were pretty normal with two evening classes (labs) a week, usually Tue/Wed nights if I remember correctly.
    Starting week 11 (i think, ugh --isnt that terrible, I just finished that semester too!) you being clinical "weekends", for 8 of us it was Fri and Saturday daytime 7-2p and the other 8 is was Saturday and Sunday 7a-2p. However you no longer have labs in the evenings.

    The last few weeks you have a project to complete and present before your clinical group about a patient you had.

    My clinicals were awesome at Balt Wash Med Center, in Glen Burnie. I live in Pasadena, so it was super close. Some went to NorthWestern? Hospital, north of the beltway -- pretty far away from AACC like 45mins? Ugh -- again, was thrilled about my clinical group and setting.
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    Someone who was in the Hybrid Program also wrote this:

    hey there, I am also in the hybrid program, going into 2nd semester. Congrats to you both for getting into the program and good luck with getting into the hybrid section if that is what you prefer! I love it and could not imagine taking classes any other way.

    grades are like regular class grades but they DO NOT round up! You much get a 90.0 to get an A, an 89.9 is NOT an A! so 70-79.9 C 80-89.9 B 90-100 A. However, if you get a C on any of your tests or assignments you will get a "plan for sucess" and need to meet with a professor to go over why you got that grade. Never had one, but the professors drilled that to all of us over the semester! If you really really study and focus though you will do great! Most everyone would usually get B's and A's on the exams! They are not difficult if you take the time to study EVERYDAY!

    The trick with this program is that you need to study and go over the information at least for a little bit each day!! And find a study group as soon as possible!!! It is essential and really helped me through the semester. It helps to have others help you with material that may be easy for them to understand but difficult for you. Also there is usually always someone in the group that has a good way to remember key facts that you might not think of! In my study group we met once a week for about 3 hours (i know it seems like a lot, but its worth the As we all got on the tests!) each of us would take a section/topic on the test and prepare key notes and 10 NCLEX style questions for everyone in the group. You sorta become an expert on your topic and then use the guides from the others in the group to study the important information! The nurse mentor told us to do this and it worked like a charm and then you do not feel as overwhelmed with so much info all by yourself!!

    Also, focus on the powerpoints, then go to the book for clarification and detail on something you may not understand or need more explination on. They pull test questions directly from the powerpoints!! And first semester they provide you with study guides for all the tests- so you have an idea of what to study! For NUR121 if you answer all the questions on the study guide you will get and A on the test!!! They also have study sessions with the professors before each exam that I found very helpful! This is the only semester they do this so take advantage of it!! The more you know what to study the easy studying will be!

    Also- they provide you with outcome/objectives for each lecture- answer the questions!!! Again if you can answer these questons and take notes on them you will do well on the tests! It's a lot of work on your own but worth it and then you REALLY KNOW the info and are not just trying to memorize it!

    If you can start reading up on some of the chapter summaries now in the fundamentals book it will be helpful for you!

    I am sure that both of you will do great! Good luck to you! If you have any other questions let me know!
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    Quote from klstaley
    Someone who was in the Hybrid Program also wrote this:

    hey there, I am also in the hybrid program, going into 2nd semester. Congrats to you both for getting into the program and good luck with getting into the hybrid section if that is what you prefer! I love it and could not imagine taking classes any other way.

    grades are like regular class grades but they DO NOT round up! You much get a 90.0 to get an A, an 89.9 is NOT an A! so 70-79.9 C 80-89.9 B 90-100 A. However, if you get a C on any of your tests or assignments you will get a "plan for sucess" and need to meet with a professor to go over why you got that grade. Never had one, but the professors drilled that to all of us over the semester! If you really really study and focus though you will do great! Most everyone would usually get B's and A's on the exams! They are not difficult if you take the time to study EVERYDAY!

    The trick with this program is that you need to study and go over the information at least for a little bit each day!! And find a study group as soon as possible!!! It is essential and really helped me through the semester. It helps to have others help you with material that may be easy for them to understand but difficult for you. Also there is usually always someone in the group that has a good way to remember key facts that you might not think of! In my study group we met once a week for about 3 hours (i know it seems like a lot, but its worth the As we all got on the tests!) each of us would take a section/topic on the test and prepare key notes and 10 NCLEX style questions for everyone in the group. You sorta become an expert on your topic and then use the guides from the others in the group to study the important information! The nurse mentor told us to do this and it worked like a charm and then you do not feel as overwhelmed with so much info all by yourself!!

    Also, focus on the powerpoints, then go to the book for clarification and detail on something you may not understand or need more explination on. They pull test questions directly from the powerpoints!! And first semester they provide you with study guides for all the tests- so you have an idea of what to study! For NUR121 if you answer all the questions on the study guide you will get and A on the test!!! They also have study sessions with the professors before each exam that I found very helpful! This is the only semester they do this so take advantage of it!! The more you know what to study the easy studying will be!

    Also- they provide you with outcome/objectives for each lecture- answer the questions!!! Again if you can answer these questons and take notes on them you will do well on the tests! It's a lot of work on your own but worth it and then you REALLY KNOW the info and are not just trying to memorize it!

    If you can start reading up on some of the chapter summaries now in the fundamentals book it will be helpful for you!

    I am sure that both of you will do great! Good luck to you! If you have any other questions let me know!

    Thanks! I know we are going to find out soon enough at orientation. But atleast I have somewhat of an idea.
    I want to go ahead and start buying books....but I'm afraid that they might change to newer additions in the spring. With the price of all of them, I woud hate to have to buy more, lol.
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    yeah i hear ya! i went ahead and bought the nursing fundamentals book but that is the only one in case they do change. i've heard it's good to get a head start on that book. i got it from amazon, i've looked and all of the books are cheaper on there then at the bookstore.

    i've also ordered memory notebook of nursing: a collection of visual images and mnemonics to increase memory and learning volume 1

    memory notebook of nursing: a collection of visual images and mnemonics to increase memory and learning volume 2

    memory notebook of nursing: pharmacology and diagnostics

    i've read nothing but good reviews about them if you are a visual learner.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_17?url=search-alias%3daps&field-keywords=memory+notebook+of+nursing&sprefix=memory +notebook+o
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    Quote from klstaley
    yeah i hear ya! i went ahead and bought the nursing fundamentals book but that is the only one in case they do change. i've heard it's good to get a head start on that book. i got it from amazon, i've looked and all of the books are cheaper on there then at the bookstore.

    i've also ordered memory notebook of nursing: a collection of visual images and mnemonics to increase memory and learning volume 1

    memory notebook of nursing: a collection of visual images and mnemonics to increase memory and learning volume 2

    memory notebook of nursing: pharmacology and diagnostics

    i've read nothing but good reviews about them if you are a visual learner.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_17?url=search-alias%3daps&field-keywords=memory+notebook+of+nursing&sprefix=memory +notebook+o
    ooooh... thanks! i'll have to look into getting these
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    I can't wait for orientation on the 8th!
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    This is for the current AACC LPN students or anyone for that matter....Do you know what the daily schedule for the LPN programme would be like? Is it a Mon-Fri 9-5pm timeline or does it vary? Trying so hard to plan ahead. Thanks.


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