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- Jul 23, '11 by wendyyvonneFor 2nd-year students or graduates of the OCC program, did your class schedule hours/days change from semester to semester or did it stay the same throughout the program?
More specifically, I'm been assigned to Group A with Thursday/Friday clinicals for the Foundations class. Will I always be part of Group A and will Group A always have Thursday/Friday clinicals throughout the program? Just curious.
Please advise. Thanks!
- Jul 23, '11 by jaaaey77I had the same schedule as you when I did foundation. Group A was in the morning lab.
Med/Surg, I'm scheduled Monday class, Tuesday and Wednesday clinicals and Friday Lab.
Keep in mind. You won't start clinicals until 5-6 weeks into the foundation. And the schedule won't be the same. You will be lucky if it is.
- Jul 23, '11 by wendyyvonneThanks jaaaey77!
- Jul 24, '11 by whosurdaddyafter foundations there will no longer be a group A or B, they do that for foundations because they dont have enough space for everyone to go to the ECF rotation at once.
the thing that will remain the same is that you will have theory class on mondays after foundations is over. otherwise your clinical rotations will rotate between tue/wed and thurs/fri with your lab being on one of the days off from clinical.
if your asking about this for work you need to tell them that you will be changing every 7 weeks starting in winter
and that you will have no clue about your schedule until about a week before class starts. hopefully if your asking for work, you work someplace that work with you. if you dont work for a flexable company things can get really stressful at work........take it from someone who had to quit becuase of conflicting schedules.
- Jul 29, '11 by Mocha LatteI know at orientation, we were told it's better to get the newest edition of the books we need because we still be using them in the future while on the program, but how do you guys feel about using older editions? Is it that big of a deal? I mean like only 1 edition behind, not 2 or 3.
- Jul 29, '11 by whosurdaddyprobably not a good idea
a lot of the papers you do in the nursing programs requires your text books for references (all of your nursing care plans will require you to pull references from your text books.) some instructors (clinical) wont like that your using an older text book because you have to site which page you get your references from. also medical technology changes at a very rapid pace, even the latest edition of a textbook is several years old tech wise.
if your trying to save money by buying cheaper books (which who can blame you at the cost) you might get by with older editions, but your going to have to explain to your clinical instructors why your page numbers are off on your nursing care plans.
- Jul 29, '11 by Mocha LatteOk. Thanks! That helped a lot
- Jul 29, '11 by jaaaey77The reference that you use to cite for your rationale has to be within 5 years, FYI.
- Jul 31, '11 by redheadMcCoyHello everyone,
New here. I have been lurking for a while and since this thread is so active and there are quite a few informative posters on it, I thought I might run a couple questions by you...
A little background, I am taking my last pre-reqs in the fall [A+P 2; Chem1000 (didnt take it in HS) and a PE cred] and am applying for the ADN program for the next cycle. I currently have all A's in my pre-reqs EXCEPT for Life Science, which I didn't realize was going to be a pre-req but it was categorized under my "General Ed-Math and Science" required credits. I got an A- in it anyway, but it's robbing me of my straight 4.0 I really just took it as a brush up when I went back to school and didn't think much of it. My question is, since I am taking chem1000 in the fall and it is on OCCs list of classes that satisfy the Gen Ed- Math/Science requirement, if I get an A in it, will that grade/class then override/be chosen over the A- I have in Life Science for my application? It might be a silly question, the obvious answer is that it would...but since I didn't take the class in high school I wasn't sure if taking it was only going to satisfy that aspect of my requirements.
Also, I am planning on attending the September ADN info session and doing my MPT after the end of my summer class and before the start of fall classes. I was at Highland Lakes a couple weeks ago, going over some information with a counselor who said it looked like I was ready to apply, but it wasn't an official "check-list" appointment. Now, she said it looked like I could apply to the program any time now, but then in hindsight, I realized that she didn't clarify if that meant I had to wait until I attended the info session and/or completed my MPT. So can I submit an application stating that I am in the process of doing those things or do I have to physically do them first and then submit an application?
Thanks everyone!Last edit by redheadMcCoy on Jul 31, '11
- Jul 31, '11 by wendyyvonneDear redheadMcCoy:
Although introductory biology and chemistry are preliminary requirements for the ADN program at OCC, they are not part of the "Selection Criteria," the 11 courses that determine your GPA ranking for entrance into the nursing program.
The 11 "Selection Criteria" courses are:
- Fine Arts/Humanities (3 or more credits)*
- BIO 1570 or BIO 2710
- BIO 2630
- BIO 2640
- ENG 1510
- ENG 1520 or ENG 2200
- HEA 1510
- PER (1 credit)*
- POL 1510
- PSY 2510
- SOC 2510
*Fine Arts/Humanities and PER classes must be selected from courses that satisfy the General Education Requirements (See college catalog).Your GPA, for purposes of entering the nursing program, will be based on your grades in the above 11 courses only.
If I remember correctly, you must have already completed both the orientation and the MPT in order to complete the official checklist and to make formal application to the program. (Anyone who knows otherwise, please feel free to correct me.)
Hope this helps and good luck!