HFCC Winter - I Got In!!!!! - page 2

:hatparty:I got in for January!!!!!!!!:hatparty::roll:roll:roll:balloons::balloons::balloons: I almost ran my car into the garage door when reading the letter yesterday. I'm sooooo excited. ... Read More

  1. by   Just_An_Illusion
    Quote from phluteloop
    Congrats!

    It looks like I'm slated for the program Winter 2009.
    When you do a winter start, does your class track look something like this?

    Winter 2008: NSG120, NSG126

    Spring/Summer: 150, 155

    Fall: 221, 222

    Winter 2009: 250, 255

    Just preparing for the future
    I believe that's the schedule for winter but will know for sure on Friday when we have orientation. I'll keep you posted.

    Are you on the wait list?
  2. by   Just_An_Illusion
    Quote from amybethf
    This is some great advice/tips! Just concentrate on what YOU are doing and not all the rumors that float around. And FYI- if u have a problem with your clinical instructor or need help clarifying lecture material, go to your FULL-TIME faculty/teacher. Do not wait until it is too late. They have office hours for a reason, use them. I am saying this cuz some ppl tend to not follow the chain of command; you must approach your teacher first and try to resolve it. Complaining to the dean will get u in whole lotta trouble that u won't want. It is a big adjustment for most students first semester so some things may be confusing but seek out help where you should.

    Here are some things I have seen (and were warned about before I began): do not gossip about teachers or other students. There are ppl who like to stir the pot and you never know if that person will be in a future class or clinical. So be nice to everyone even though outside of school you would never be friends. You want to stay under the radar, do not act like a know-it-all and be proactive not reactive. We are all here for a common goal and you will meet many wonderful ppl and have a fun time 'learning' to be a nurse. Make it a positive experience the choice is yours.
    Thanks for the advise. I don't participate in gossip circles so that would work to my benefit. I worked too hard to get were I am so I refuse to let distractions such as classmate negativity get in the way of my goal. Is the clinical teacher different from the lecture teacher?

    Also, just looking at the books I have to buy tells me there will be a huge adjustment. It's actually intimidating that I will need 12 books for my first semester. It looks like some of them will be used throughout the program.
  3. by   amybethf
    Quote from Just_An_Illusion
    Thanks for the advise. I don't participate in gossip circles so that would work to my benefit. I worked too hard to get were I am so I refuse to let distractions such as classmate negativity get in the way of my goal. Is the clinical teacher different from the lecture teacher?

    Also, just looking at the books I have to buy tells me there will be a huge adjustment. It's actually intimidating that I will need 12 books for my first semester. It looks like some of them will be used throughout the program.
    I know, did your mouth drop open like mine when u saw the list?!
    There is a med-surg on the list that I have never referenced yet; this class is second semester. U use Fundamentals (the BIG book) for 120 and 126. U need Pharmacology to study as an aid for the pharm test and for your careplans. U use the Davis drug book for clinicals and careplans. U use the 'Nursing Diagnosis Handbook" for learning how to write careplans. U have to buy modules for both classes and these are considered your bible. This contains all the information you must master to pass the courses. U use all the other books as reference to learn the info in the modules. There are probably some books I am forgetting and I will update them as I remember but these are the ones I am looking at right now. But it seems there are 4 crucial books and the modules.

    Get a 3 ring binder, this is a must! U will get alot of info at your orientation that help u decide which supplies to buy.

    TTYL,
    Aim:spin:
  4. by   amybethf
    Quote from amybethf
    I know, did your mouth drop open like mine when u saw the list?!
    There is a med-surg on the list that I have never referenced yet; this class is second semester. U use Fundamentals (the BIG book) for 120 and 126. U need Pharmacology to study as an aid for the pharm test and for your careplans. U use the Davis drug book for clinicals and careplans. U use the 'Nursing Diagnosis Handbook" for learning how to write careplans. U have to buy modules for both classes and these are considered your bible. This contains all the information you must master to pass the courses. U use all the other books as reference to learn the info in the modules. There are probably some books I am forgetting and I will update them as I remember but these are the ones I am looking at right now. But it seems there are 4 crucial books and the modules.

    Get a 3 ring binder, this is a must! U will get alot of info at your orientation that help u decide which supplies to buy.

    TTYL,
    Aim:spin:
    I did remember a very important book - the "Math for Meds" by Curren.

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