WCCCD Spring 2013 Hopeful!! - page 29

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 each other, hopefully we'll be... Read More

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    The room numbers are not on my schedule. I know what campus to go to (duh) but don't know the classroom

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    What was the name of the NCLEX book nursing students were supposed to buy?
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    What was the name of the NCLEX book nursing students were supposed to buy?
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    What is the complete title?
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    What is the complete title?

    Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN 5th edition
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    I waited to about the start of the semester to post, sorry. I am in the 2012 fall classes, my 1st and 2nd 7.5 weeks have been HELL! although I made it through, im seriously considering changing my career path. I hate to discourage anyone, but the whole program is so dissorganized, really, it's absolutly pathetic! although 75% may not seem like much, but the endless nights of studying, and seeing know results you will take that 75 and run. Avoid teachers who doesn't explain rationales. Rationales are a major portion of this program. And if you have a professor who will not explain the reason they came up with the answers, your done. For instance, NUR 110, not going to name the instructor, on the test, there was a question on a patient who has diabetes. EVERY STUDENT IN THE CLASS GOT THIS QUESTION WRONG! 60 people, and when she realized that one word caused the change in the question leading to the inccorect answer she did not give any of us credit. Her reason was, IM a nurse you guys are trying to be nurses, If you failed by answering just that qusestion inccorect. Then, you didnt need to pass anyway. And those of you who barely made it in, congrats, however, you might want to change you study habbits, trust me this program is not like your pre-req's, It's microbiology X 10. Believe me. READ AHEAD OF TIME! and understand critical thinking, THAT NCLEX book techniques of a beginning nursing student, that should be your forth class, read it and understand it, it has helped me a great deal. GOOD LUCK, I'll will see you in class. post me.
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    Im not surprised at all
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    Thanks darien for the heads up. I hate to say it but I'm definitely discouraged and scared lol. And I don't know how I couldn't be since everyone in the program that has experience never say anything positive. I work very well when I'm nervous, so I have that to look forward to lol. I took patho and got an A, which I thought was a much harder class than micro. My best method has always been checking myself with critical thinking Qs at the end of the chap. If I drew a blank then I had to go back and read again. Only when I can speak from my mind on a question or describe a process without reference then I know I have a chance. Patho conditioned my brain to the point that the information practically became romanticized in my mind. When you say micro x10 I believe you and I can handle that as crazy as it sounds. But when you give the impression that its hard because the teachers are disorganized and egotistical then thats what scares me the most because I won't be able to control that. Good luck though and I hope everything works out for you. You got through one semester so at least you know you can hang.
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    Your work ethic going into the program is excellent. Unlike me, I relied on sheer memorizing talent! but it so far has gottten me barely making it. However, this program is making me be more like you, more organized and thinking like a nurse. I never studied that hard a day in my life and it's starting to catch up to me. Dont get me wrong, this program is doable, but me personally, I feel they require to much from a student nurse, and they dont test you enough on the things that you are going to be doing in the hospital. For instance, the first 7.5 your in the lab, with surgical dummies, maybe 2 of those weeks you're actually in the lab the rest you're in lecture, then, if you pass all the coursework required, you go to the hospital with real human lives in your hands and they expect you to know these things as though you've been a nurse for 3 yrs. You have nothing to worry about, you have what it takes to finnish this program, get through all of the B.S and you're fine. Dont mind me though im just venting a little, I had a 3.9, now it's shot to hell, and I dont know weather to be upset at myself or this program ( the way it's run) oh! and your dean is a "pistol" avoid her if you can.
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    I'm discouraged and scared too. Being disorganized isn't a surprise because the entire school is that way. I wonder if other programs are just as hard but better because they are more organized and have better Professors. I talked to someone that just graduated and she said get into a different program if possible but has never said why. I'm trying to apply in June but I'm really confused about what to do.

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