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- Nov 29, '11 by JMB4423hello all. I was accepted and also registered for the 601 section.
I have a few worries tho...
I saw all of the materials that we will need and know where to get the books, but I am confused about the uniform as well as the nursing skills kit. Will we be getting more information on these items, or are we expected to find them on our own?
Penlight, stethoscope, and bandage scissors are pretty generic and I am not too worried about them.
Thanks for any advice that you guys have. I just want to make sure that I have everything and can start on the right track!!
- Nov 29, '11 by krissy3Hi JMB443,
Congrats on your acceptance!!I spoke to Elsa in admissions yesterday and asked her what the next "step" was and she said that after the school receives your form saying that you're accepting their offer, you will receive further instructions either by mail or email which will tell you step-by-step what you need to do prior to January. While you're waiting on that, I would check in with the health department at school to see what additional immunizations you'll need for the program; they will also give you the information on the mandatory health insurance (if you dont already have it). Also, if you haven't done your CPR, I would recommend signing up soon before classes fill up. Other than that, I am personally waiting for additional instructions
I am also really curious about the "kit" that is required, but Elsa promised that this info would be provided ASAP. If you have any questions, I would recommend talking to her; she is very sweet and helpful!
I look forward to meeting you in a few weeks. Congrats again!!
- Nov 29, '11 by EricaL714from my history of tracking this forum, everything can be purchased in the uniform place which i believe is still belle uniforms in paterson, in our next packet of information there will be an order form with what is needed along with prices. even though the stethoscope can be purchased at belle for $25. i've read that is it of lesser quality and you may want to shop around for a better quality, perhaps take advantage of all these cyber deals.
also, my real name is erica and i am looking forward to meeting everyone is a few weeks!
- Nov 29, '11 by zorro_wranglerWow, this place has come back to life again
- Nov 30, '11 by JMB4423Thanks Krissy and Erica for you help. My name is Jessie and I look forward to meeting you in January! I wish time would pass faster so we could start!
- Nov 30, '11 by RP30I handed in my form accepting my acceptance (I guess - LOL) a week ago today, still haven't gotten anything in the mail... If anyone gets the packet please post About the stethoscope... I definitely wouldn't waste time/money on the $25 one either, I was thinking of just getting a good one because I'll need it eventually & wouldn't it make more sense to learn on the one you'll actually be using?? What does everyone think?
- Nov 30, '11 by zorro_wranglerI say go with the crappy one. You are bound to lose it/get it stained and most of all if you can do the vitals with a crappy stethoscope, you can use any stethoscope in the future. Just might help you "learn the hard way" Just my opinion..
- Dec 1, '11 by RP30hmm... didn't think of it that way... thanks!! I should also ask, do the instructors care either way what kind you use?
- Dec 1, '11 by EricaL714i think it comes down to a personal choice, as long as you have one i don’t think professor would care if it was $25 or $250. from reading reviews you get what you pay for on a cheaper steth, there has been insistences where a student can have errors on their care plans due to missed diagnosis because they did not hear properly or weren’t able to differentiate between lung sounds. however, some do just fine with the cheaper stethoscope. perhaps, when your at the store "test drive" the different models and see what you prefer.
- Dec 1, '11 by GlossyVioletcongrats to all the new nursing students at BCC! i am sincerely happy for all of you. After you celebrate the acceptance letter, buckle up and get ready for the ride of your life ( i kid you not) i wish i believed it when i started the program in september...be ready to sacrifice a lot, i mean A LOT !!! it is very exciting and exhausting at the same time... Good luck!