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  1. Hi everyone - I'm new here, but have read alot of messages on Deaconess. I originally heard about the program from my sister, who graduated from there years ago, but I certainly have gained alot of information from everyone here. Anyway, I just received my acceptance letter to start in May. I have some questions on support classes, etc that I would love to ask of current students. Has anyone taken the nutrition at another school? Also, I'm thinking about starting chemistry at ccconline March 1, but have a question about which class to actually take. I would also love to hear how exactly the clinicals work for those who have already started their clinicals.
    I'm looking forward to getting the ball rolling!
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  3. by   mona b RN
    Quote from Amy P
    Hi everyone - I'm new here, but have read alot of messages on Deaconess. I originally heard about the program from my sister, who graduated from there years ago, but I certainly have gained alot of information from everyone here. Anyway, I just received my acceptance letter to start in May. I have some questions on support classes, etc that I would love to ask of current students. Has anyone taken the nutrition at another school? Also, I'm thinking about starting chemistry at ccconline March 1, but have a question about which class to actually take. I would also love to hear how exactly the clinicals work for those who have already started their clinicals.
    I'm looking forward to getting the ball rolling!

    Welcome Aboard Amy

    I am a student at DCN. I did take nutrition at another institution and DCN had no problems with me taking it elsewhere. I would check with them first before you take any classes and get the ok that the courses would be accepted. The chem I can't help you with because I have not taken it yet. I will probably take it through www.weber.edu .

    The clinicals are done locally. You will be required to perform X amount of clinical hours for each level.

    It really is a neat program and one that I am glad to be a part of.

    Good Luck

    mona
  4. by   opalmRN
    Welcome Amy,

    I took nutrition through Fontbonne, (Deaconess's affilitate school). The course and the instructor were great.
  5. by   Mrs.Yost
    I am also a DCN student. I have a BS in Psychology and had taken Nutrition during the course of that degree. DCN accepted the transfer credit. I am also thinking about taking the CCC Online Chem starting March 1 (better hurry up and decide huh?) I have previous Chemistry credit also, but DCN would not accept that credit.
  6. by   opalmRN
    I will be very interested in hearing about your experience with Chem at CCConline. I was considering this school as well as www.weber.edu which is also approved by DNC for Chemistry.

    Good to see you again, was concerned since I didn't hear back from you.


    Quote from Mrs.Yost
    I am also a DCN student. I have a BS in Psychology and had taken Nutrition during the course of that degree. DCN accepted the transfer credit. I am also thinking about taking the CCC Online Chem starting March 1 (better hurry up and decide huh?) I have previous Chemistry credit also, but DCN would not accept that credit.
  7. by   heatherbless
    Quote from opalm
    I will be very interested in hearing about your experience with Chem at CCConline. I was considering this school as well as www.weber.edu which is also approved by DNC for Chemistry.

    Good to see you again, was concerned since I didn't hear back from you.
    hey-did you guys have to have a clinical place set up and a letter from the hospital stating that they would precept your clinicals before you were accepted? Any feedback would be nice and thanks. heather/
  8. by   Mrs.Yost
    No, I did not, but I've been in the program for four semesters so things might have changed since I was accepted.
  9. by   Amy P
    Mrs. Yost, so the chemistry starting March 1 at ccconline is definately the chemistry DCN will accept? I was going to call them today to verify that. I'm already taking micro through ccconline right now, but I think I'll do the chem just to get it over with so I don't have to worry about it later. Are there any chem classes that you have found that are just 4 hours or all they all 5?
  10. by   Amy P
    I don't have a clinical place as of yet. What they told me was that they would accept 20 students for May and they did not have to have a clinical place yet. Then in the fall they would take 20 with a clinical place already lined up and 20 without a clinical already lined up. That may have changed, but that's the info DCN gave me about a month ago.
  11. by   Mrs.Yost
    I'm pretty sure that this is the correct Chemistry. You might want to call to make sure (let me know what you find out). Most of the Chems are 5 credit hours, I think there may be one that's 4 but cost was comparable. I think taking the Chem now would be a good idea for you so that you don't have to try to take it while taking your clinical courses.
  12. by   fry.girl
    Quote from Amy P
    I don't have a clinical place as of yet. What they told me was that they would accept 20 students for May and they did not have to have a clinical place yet. Then in the fall they would take 20 with a clinical place already lined up and 20 without a clinical already lined up. That may have changed, but that's the info DCN gave me about a month ago.
    Amy,

    I just spoke with Erin (enrollment advisor) at Deaconess last week concerning my application for the Fall 2004 program. She told me the same...that 1/2 of the students accepted for the Fall session must have their clinical arrangements in place before the Session starts. :uhoh21:

    So I am going to get started right away in getting mine setup...that way I don't have to worry one way or the other. I just need direction from Deaconess on how to approach the hospitals.
    Last edit by fry.girl on Feb 23, '04
  13. by   Amy P
    Let me know what you find out b/c I have to get started on this as well. Erin told me they had recently hired a clinical liason to assist with the clinicals setup etc, but they didn't know what exactly her duties were going to be. I'm going to call the tenet hospitals in my area to see what they say. Since Deaconess is owned by Tenet, I'm hoping they will be receptive. Is anyone else doing their clinicals at a tenet hospital??
  14. by   fry.girl
    Quote from Amy P
    Let me know what you find out b/c I have to get started on this as well. Erin told me they had recently hired a clinical liason to assist with the clinicals setup etc, but they didn't know what exactly her duties were going to be. I'm going to call the tenet hospitals in my area to see what they say. Since Deaconess is owned by Tenet, I'm hoping they will be receptive. Is anyone else doing their clinicals at a tenet hospital??
    Amy,

    What an excellent idea, it never accured to me that the Tenet Hopitals might be more receptive because of the above mentioned relationship...I am going to look into the same here in Orlando.

    I wonder has anyone had experience approaching an Adventist Health Systems hospital in regard to clinical study through Deaconess? They are big here in Orlando.

    Thanks

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