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WCCCD Spring 2013 Hopeful!! - page 15

Is there anyone else on here who is waiting for a response from WCCCD's nursing department? I applied June 30, and am going slightly crazy waiting for my acceptance/denial e-mail! Let's get to know... Read More

  1. Visit  Kadambari profile page
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    Quote from Audi5000
    Thanks Kadambari! I figured they did. I tried to call but I couldn't get anyone on the phone. I've been trying to do some research to see if I could get the immunizations while I'm pregnant. I've been getting contradicting information.
    It was a lifesaver for me because the MMR shots and Hep B shots are the most expensive.

    Herman and Keifer has alot of dead end numbers that lead you to nowhere. Here is one that I call (313) 876-4184.

    Sometimes they can be a bit rude when you call but the actual nurses working there are very helpful, and if you get there early you don't have to wait forever.
  2. Visit  I no u c me profile page
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    Quote from Kadambari
    I've gotten most of mine done because it was a requirement for the Rad Tech program. (I have chosen to leave Rad Tech program and go into nursing program with Wayne county). I got my MMR shots, Hepatitis B shots, and TDap shots for free at Herman and Keifer. Then I got my varicella titers and rubella done at Concentra.
    Are they dated before September 1st?

    Did they give you paperwork the same day or did you have to wait for anything? My doctor said I'm going to have to do it as soon as I deliver. I told her it had to be dated between September 1st and October 31st and she said they should except that with a note.
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    Quote from Audi5000
    Are they dated before September 1st?

    Did they give you paperwork the same day or did you have to wait for anything? My doctor said I'm going to have to do it as soon as I deliver. I told her it had to be dated between September 1st and October 31st and she said they should except that with a note.
    I got it done over the summer. But I can't get another MMR shot or Hep B shot again. It's still in my system

    When I got the MMR shot and Hep B shot they gave me a form verifying that I got it done before I left the clinic.
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    Can someone give us a overview of what happens the first semester??
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    I am concerned about the math proficiency test we must have at the end of each semester. Is the math portion really tricky or do they make it simple??
  6. Visit  Me2006 profile page
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    Regarding the math competency exam:
    This exam is administered prior to every semester (Except summer) to all nursing students. It will assess your ability to solve nursing related math calculations (IV drip rates and times, medication dosages, titrations, etc) It is NOT difficult at all because all students must complete HSC 100 (Medical Math) and all exam questions are covered in this book (So please save your book as you will need it to review some topics),
    I believe 1st year nursing students must get a 90% to pass. And when youre in your 2nd year you have to get 100% (Within 3 attemps, that is).
    You just have to be careful with your math becuase sometimes one simple mistake can change the entire answer and then you have to RETAKE the entire exam ( andif you have toretake, its a different test --just FYI)

    Anyways its good to take that HSC 100 Class and learn somthing from it and keep the book.
    the school puts so much emphasis on math/dosage calcualtions because you will need it in the clinical settings of course. And its a part of the NCLEX Exam as well.

    An example question:
    Phenytoin (Dilantin), 18,000 mg PO, is ordered to be given through a nasogastric tube. Phenytoin is available as 8,000 mg / 12 mL. How much would the nurse administer?

    ANSWER:
    18,000 mg
    __________ X 12 mL= 27 mL
    8,000 mg
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    Quote from Me2006
    Regarding the math competency exam:
    This exam is administered prior to every semester (Except summer) to all nursing students. It will assess your ability to solve nursing related math calculations (IV drip rates and times, medication dosages, titrations, etc) It is NOT difficult at all because all students must complete HSC 100 (Medical Math) and all exam questions are covered in this book (So please save your book as you will need it to review some topics),
    I believe 1st year nursing students must get a 90% to pass. And when youre in your 2nd year you have to get 100% (Within 3 attemps, that is).
    You just have to be careful with your math becuase sometimes one simple mistake can change the entire answer and then you have to RETAKE the entire exam ( andif you have toretake, its a different test --just FYI)

    Anyways its good to take that HSC 100 Class and learn somthing from it and keep the book.
    the school puts so much emphasis on math/dosage calcualtions because you will need it in the clinical settings of course. And its a part of the NCLEX Exam as well.

    An example question:
    Phenytoin (Dilantin), 18,000 mg PO, is ordered to be given through a nasogastric tube. Phenytoin is available as 8,000 mg / 12 mL. How much would the nurse administer?

    ANSWER:
    18,000 mg
    __________ X 12 mL= 27 mL
    8,000 mg
    is there anyway I can take the medical math and measurements over the summer instead of the first semester?
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    Quote from Kadambari
    is there anyway I can take the medical math and measurements over the summer instead of the first semester?
    It has to be completed by the 1st 7.5 weeks. Thats a requirement. If not, you will have to sit out of the program until you do complete it but your seat is not guaranteed to be saved for you when you do come back.


    If you havent completed it already, you should know that it is offered every 7.5 weeks so you can go ahead and sign up for it in October and get it out of the way. And since its considered a nursing class, its only 7.5 weeks.
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    Believe me if I were you I would do it as soon as you can instead of waiting to take it with your first batch of nursing classes. You will have enough studying as it is.
    Another class that MUST be completed during the first semester is Nutrition.
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    Just follow this to help you!

    http://www.wcccd.edu/academic/pdfs/Nursing.pdf

    Med Math and Nutrition must be completed by Semester 1
    Patho must be completed by Semester 2
    Lifespan and Sociology must be completed by Semester 3
    English2 and American Govt must be completed by Semester 4

    You can take majority of these classes online since they are offered that way you wont have to worry about going to the campus and online you can work on you own pace.
    Plus the summer semester is an excellent time to try and play "catch up" and take what ever you need and get it out of the way.
  11. Visit  Kadambari profile page
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    Quote from Me2006
    It has to be completed by the 1st 7.5 weeks. Thats a requirement. If not, you will have to sit out of the program until you do complete it but your seat is not guaranteed to be saved for you when you do come back.


    If you havent completed it already, you should know that it is offered every 7.5 weeks so you can go ahead and sign up for it in October and get it out of the way. And since its considered a nursing class, its only 7.5 weeks.
    thank you. that is what I am going to do. I didn't know they offered it in October. That's wonderful

    how much would it cost to take that one class?
    Last edit by Kadambari on Sep 20, '12
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    Quote from Kadambari
    thank you. that is what I am going to do. I didn't know they offered it in October. That's wonderful

    how much would it cost to take that one class?
    Depends on if you are an in or out-of district resident, but the class is only 1 Credit (should be less than $150)

    WCCCD - Student Services

    see this table to help you!
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    I've already pulled out my Med/Math book and began studying it. It's been a few semesters since I've taken the class. I'm glad I got all of that out of the way.

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