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    1. If you need to make sacrifices to make it through the program. Do it. It is worth it.
    2. Do not underestimate mastering the most menial tasks. Doing bedside care is the best way to
    assess your patient.
    3. Show up early to clinicals and class. It will prepare you for your first job. If you are late
    it will tick off the person you are to relieve and others will be less likely to help you out.
    4. Pay attention to your instructors as they are trying to impart a certain nurse logic that is only
    gained through experience.
    5. When you graduate do not work more that 32 hours. Nursing is hard work, construction is a lot easier.
    I quit a great first job because it was just too much for me.
    6. Do not get flusted .... count to ten and call for help.


    Good luck, It is really worth it.

    Mike

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    I thought that it was funny that the registration form did not have the classrooms listed. I guess we will find out either today or tomorrow where the classes are. I was hoping to have to have all of them at Temple Street.

    From what I remember at the open house before the orientation was that in order to be accepted into the bridge program you had to have your lpn license. I did not think we will see our license till early August and the Bridge program is usually full by that time.

    Has anyone heard if jobs will let you start work as a LPN if you have taken the boards and passed but do not have the actual license yet?

    Mike

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    Wow, I am sorry to hear that. I hope your surgery and recovery go well. I have heard that the first couple of weeks are basic things like making beds, housekeeping things and getting vitals signs. Hopefully, you will have recovered enough to start. I would hate to see you go throught all this preperation and not be able to start.

    Good luck with your surgery and I hope top see you on Wednesday.

    Mike

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    I just need the Study Guide for The Human Body in Health and Disease. I could not find it on line. It is supposed to be in after the 22nd. Looking through the books, I am just wondering if we are going to get through Nursing Fundementals in one semester.


    I am just relieved that everything is either done or scheduled and paid for.
    The one grant I had, did not get to Quincy College until the morning of the 19th.

    Now if I can only remember what I did with my name tags.

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    I just opened it and there are needles, irriation trays, IV kits and disposable medical equipment we will be using for the labs.
    Did you get all of your books? There is one book I cannot find on line and was going to buy it in the book store but it was not due in until the 22nd.

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    Bizo

    Once we pay our tuition bill we and submit the form to Enrollment Services we should be registered for our program classes. Erikalynn, is that how it worked for you? I will be a last minute payee. The last day to register is the 19th of August. The Med sheet is due the 26th.

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    I also got my first shot last week. I will have the second two days before the med sheet is due. From what I understand the third shot is a booster shot that is done a couple of months after the second. I think there is no way that all three would be done by the 26th of August since we got notice on June 6th

    I went for my physical last week and the lab work was going to be very expensive since I do not have health insurance. I went to the Quincy Medical Center and they were about half of what Quest Diagnostics was going to charge.

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    Here is a link to an article about the graduation ceremony for the LPN's that just completed the program.

    http://www.quincycollege.edu/qc/news...es/news075.htm

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    It sounds like you are all set for the fall. Can you sign up on line for the cpr at Brockton Hospital? I just took the adult cpr class in April so it looks like it will be taking the rest of the series as well.

    I think that most of the shots you can get in one day except for the hepatitus. I think that it takes a couple of months to get the series of three shots. My appointment is in late July for the Doctor's. I have most of my equipment and will start buying books this week.

    I was disappointed about the amount of money that is available through grants and loans. I recieved my award letter two weeks ago. It looks like the third semester is not included in with the student loans. I understand that some companies pay for your student loans while you work for them.

    How did you make out with the lab times. There were fifty names on the eight to ten section by the time it got to me. I ended up only signing up for the twelve to two section. I wonder how they will notify you if the first day of class is a lab.

    I was going to hold off on a palm pilot until school started to see if it was necessary.

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    I googled "nurse equipment" and found a couple of different sites. They were all in the same prices range. I also was in the Quincy College bookstore and thought the prices were high.

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    Hi Erikalynn and ManurseHopeful


    It looks like I will be joining you in the fall in the full time LPN program.
    I am really eager to start. I may be taking some classes over the summer for the bridge program but they do make it known that you will be paying the flat rate fee anyway.
    Did you get the letter about the orientation on June 6?
    I was checking prices on the web for the scrubs and nurse kit we are supposed to buy and the prices seemed reasonable.



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