Has anyone applied to Cape Fear's Nursing Program for 2012? - page 14

Hi I applied to Cape Fear's Program for August 2012 term. I know that the application deadline just recently ended, however, I was just wondering if anyone had heard any news through the grapevine... Read More

  1. Visit  kbk1985} profile page
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    Hi Jaimeanjules,

    Sharon Barrow is doing a class on next sunday the 18th I believe. She charges $35 for the class and her information is on the list passed out at orientation. If you need her info let me know and I'll send you a private message with her number. Also I was looking online at the bookstore to get ISBN numbers for our required books and NUR is no longer up there. Any idea whats up with that? There are some inconsistencies on the textbook list they handed out to us and whats actually available (i.e Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Collaborative Care isn't out in the 7th ed but Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient- Centered Collaborative Care is available in 7th ed) which one do they want us to have???
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  3. Visit  olliesmommy1005} profile page
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    Good luck to you all! Enjoy your last month of freedom!

    -CFCC 2012 grad!
  4. Visit  jns1220} profile page
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    Olliesmommy is right, sad but true! The program will consume just about every aspect of your life..but you can do it!!

    Time management is KEY! And don't procrastinate with your reading. You will have loads of it, its unreal.

    I graduate in May 2013.
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    Hey Olliesmommy and jns1220, quick question. Are we allowed to use a calculator for the math test we have the second week of classes? I'm starting my studying now!!! Thanks!
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    Quote from mrsliadavis
    Hey Olliesmommy and jns1220, quick question. Are we allowed to use a calculator for the math test we have the second week of classes? I'm starting my studying now!!! Thanks!
    Hello,

    You can use a basic $1 store calculator. They do not allow cell phone or scientific calculators. I guess they think we'll store formulas in them.

    Congrats to all the new nursing students!!
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    Thanks ltramel! I know I should enjoy the time I have before school starts, but I can't wait!
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    Quote from mrsliadavis
    Hey Olliesmommy and jns1220, quick question. Are we allowed to use a calculator for the math test we have the second week of classes? I'm starting my studying now!!! Thanks!
    I highly recommend dosagehelp.com to give yourself a little intro into med calculations!
  9. Visit  kbk1985} profile page
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    Hi quick question. At orientation they said the first 97 pages of calculating drug dosages was the first math test. I bought the box set from the store and it's a study guide and cd rom?! The first 97 pages of what?
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    Quote from kbk1985
    Hi quick question. At orientation they said the first 97 pages of calculating drug dosages was the first math test. I bought the box set from the store and it's a study guide and cd rom?! The first 97 pages of what?
    We had a drug calculation book....tan colored (I think)
  11. Visit  jns1220} profile page
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    The student workbook for "Calculating Drug Dosages" by Castillo, at least that's the one 2nd year uses (I like saying 2nd year, WOO-HOO!). I will give you some advice for the math test... know kg to lbs, how to calculate drops per min (gtt/min), basic metric conversions like grams to milligrams to micrograms, insulin units, and Grain (1 grain = 60 mg). Also learn how much of a drug to give per dose, for instance:

    MD orders amoxicillin 0.4g PO Q6H. Available: amoxicillin 250mg/5ml
    How much to give per dose?
    Answer: 8ml per dose

    Also know the rules about decimals = NO DANGLING DECIMALS! (.5 mg should be 0.5 mg)
    If less than 1ml round to nearest hundreth place (0.666 ml then round to 0.67 ml)
    If greater than 1 ml round to nearest tenth (1.68 ml then round to 1.7 ml)

    There is usually 8 or so questions on the math test each semester.
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    Hi thanks so much J. There was no book so I'm gonna email a teacher and see what's up. All that came with our required calculating set was a cd and little study book. Not sure if that's what we are suppose to have?! I'm definetly starting to study the math first thing!
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    Hi kbk1985,the study book is the book you'll need to do the practice questions to study from. The disk is to teach you how to do the problems. Are the syllabi ready in the bookstore? Here's the study guide we got in NUR111 for math.

    Scanned from a Xerox multifunction device001.pdf
    Quote from kbk1985
    Hi thanks so much J. There was no book so I'm gonna email a teacher and see what's up. All that came with our required calculating set was a cd and little study book. Not sure if that's what we are suppose to have?! I'm definetly starting to study the math first thing!
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    What should we expect on Monday?!?! Anyone get the syllabus yet?


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