Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 32

Anyone out there have info on the school in Arecibo, PR? It is a 24 month program that begins in August. I'd love to hear anything, thanks. zzzzzgirl... Read More

  1. by   designer-mommy
    Jennell, do you know what the whole nose and throat cultures are all about? ***** said it's something about the flu, but what do they do, check to see if you have the flu?
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jun 13, '10 : Reason: please do not post names as per terms of service
  2. by   ChanelCinq
    Quote from designer-mommy
    Jennell, do you know what the whole nose and throat cultures are all about? Hector said it's something about the flu, but what do they do, check to see if you have the flu?
    I don't know but "Y" said only some clinicals require it. She said we do not have to get it in advance. I was under the impression if the hospital requires it for clinicals that they will do the testing. I could be wrong about that. But I know she said it is definitely something we do not have to do in advance.
  3. by   designer-mommy
    Quote from ChanelCinq
    I don't know but "Y" said only some clinicals require it. She said we do not have to get it in advance. I was under the impression if the hospital requires it for clinicals that they will do the testing. I could be wrong about that. But I know she said it is definitely something we do not have to do in advance.
    Yeah, it looks like we only need those for 2 classes, and something about measles for those 2 classes as well. Those are for the maternal neonatal classes I think.
  4. by   ChanelCinq
    Quote from designer-mommy
    Yeah, it looks like we only need those for 2 classes, and something about measles for those 2 classes as well. Those are for the maternal neonatal classes I think.
    MMR (Measels, Mumps, and Rubela) is an easy one. I thought I had it but I was going to volunteer at Stanford. Stanford has a huge laundry list of things you have to do before you can volunteer (like I am sure all hospitals do). The employment clinic took blood for titers and found I no longer had the immunity for MMR so she gave me another shot that will be good for 10 years.

    Hep B is the one that is 3 shots over 6 months so you want to start it right away. I don't remember if she said anything about Hep B since I am almost done with it. I know it was written down but I don't remember if she went into specifics.

    Misty when they mention the health cert "Y" and her support staff kept stating we can get it anywhere. Do you have any recommendations of where to go. To we just wander into some clinic? I wish some of these things were a bit more streamlined. Like it would be nice if they worked with a particular doctor right by campus and then if you wanted to you could go somewhere else.

    I went and got my uniform and patch yesterday and finding the place was not completely obvious. Why don't they sell the uniforms at school. Then I still need to get my name tag but the girl at the uniform store said if I didn't have a car it was going to be very hard for me to get the name tag relying on public transport.

    By the way girls you can get your uniform at one place. It is called University Fashion Center at the intersection of Braumbaugh and Robles. If you take the Tren Urban you exit at the Rio Piedras station. While still in the station follow the signs to exit the station at Calle Robles. Then once you exit the station take the street to your left and walk one very short block and you will see the uniform place. They sell the uniform, the patches, and even the stethoscope kit you need. It was 60 buck and I am sure I could get it online for cheaper but it just seemed easier to get it all there. By the way they will sew the patch on your uniform for 1.60. I certainly didn't pass up that opportunity.

    Guys you can go to any uniform store and get any white scrubs. I am so jealous!
  5. by   designer-mommy
    Wow, so you got everything we need for $60?! That's awesome! Jennell, I'll give you the phone number of the doctor that "Y" recommended to us, and you can go to her if you want.

    Ugh, I'm allergic to something in the MMR shot. My mom said that they had to pack me in ice and my whole body was completely swollen. Uh oh. I wonder if I can get that exemption that she was talking about...or is that just for the flu shot? I'll call "Y" tomorrow I guess.

    I'm totally jealous about the white scrubs for the guys too. Our uniform isn't that horrid, but I'm not crazy about it. It doesn't look all that comfortable, either. Scrubs seem like comfy pajamas LOL
  6. by   nauhjat
    Yes, I was a little confused because you said we could not take the NCLEX until the "end of the program." In my mind I was thinking at the end of three years or two years depending on which program you are in, but what you were actually saying was the end of the med surge portion aka "Pediatrics." Got you.
    Last edit by nauhjat on Jun 13, '10
  7. by   nauhjat
    Since you are so jealous about the scrubs I will make a deal with you? I will trade you my white scrubs for your place in the accelerated program. See those scrubs aren't so great any more. LOL. Just a little advice for everyone purchasing a stethoscope, purchase a Litttmon 3M. They may cost a bit more but they are well worth the extra money. You will wish you had when you do your first bp with a cheap one. The difference between a cheap one and a 3M are like night and day which is why most DR's, nurses and other professionals use them. You have been warned.
  8. by   ChanelCinq
    Quote from designer-mommy
    Wow, so you got everything we need for $60?! That's awesome! Jennell, I'll give you the phone number of the doctor that "Y" recommended to us, and you can go to her if you want.
    Oh no not everything. 60 USD was for the stethoscope, the blood pressure cuff, the penlight, the weird scissors we need, and some other stuff. It was the whole kit.

    The uniform was 40 for the set. The patch cost 1.60 to sew it on but I am not sure the actual coast of the patch. And I bought cute Mary Jane style nursing shoes with a little buckle. They are the cutest nursing shoes I have ever seen though I am not yet an expert on this kind of stuff.

    Quote from nauhjat
    Yes, I was a little confused because you said we could not take the NCLEX until the "end of the program." In my mind I was thinking at the end of three years or two years depending on which program you are in, but what you were actually saying was the end of the med surge portion aka "Pediatrics." Got you.
    Sorry don't mean to keep hashing this out. What I said was...

    Quote from ChanelCinq
    You cannot take the NCLEX for your RN until you are finished with the program. However all students can take the LVN/LPN/ADN (every part of the country calls it something different) after you have finished pediatrics....
    Because the RN is different from the LVN. So yes after pediatrics we can take the NCLEX for the LVN/LPN/ADN. But that exam is way more limited than the RN exam. There are a lot less things one can do with only the LVN and it is a lot harder to find a job with the only the LVN. Many hospitals are completely phasing it out. None of us can take the NCLEX for the RN until we are completely finished with the program.

    Quote from nauhjat
    Since you are so jealous about the scrubs I will make a deal with you? I will trade you my white scrubs for your place in the accelerated program. See those scrubs aren't so great any more. LOL.
    I don't think so mister. I spend a very long time getting all my previous degrees. Keep your white uniform. Hey at least we don't have to worry about stains on our green striped ones that will hide a lot.

    By the way nauhjat what does your name mean? It looks Indian to me? By the way are you the Persian surfer from CA that met with Eduardo recently?
  9. by   mike.choley
    Quote from ChanelCinq



    Because the RN is different from the LVN. So yes after pediatrics we can take the NCLEX for the LVN/LPN/ADN. But that exam is way more limited than the RN exam. There are a lot less things one can do with only the LVN and it is a lot harder to find a job with the only the LVN. Many hospitals are completely phasing it out. None of us can take the NCLEX for the RN until we are completely finished with the program.
    I was under the impression that after pediatrics we could take the NCLEX as if it were for an ADN, and as far as I understood ADN+NCLEX=RN and BSN+NCLEX=RN.

    If I'm mistaken It doesn't change much. I just would rather get the NCLEX out of the way ASAP.

    Quote from ChanelCinq

    By the way nauhjat what does your name mean? It looks Indian to me? By the way are you the Persian surfer from CA that met with E recently?
    I'm not Persian, but I do surf and met E a while back.
  10. by   MidWest78
    I think the scrubs are cute!...... i have worked in a medical office for 8 yrs and i wear scrub every single day at first it's awesome and yeah its like wearing PJ's then after awhile u get tired of wearing them cause u start to feel like a bumm!............. LoL
    So is it ok if you just have titers of all ur immunzations including MMR? what other vacc do u need? bc i had the HepB vacc when i was in 8th grade and i don't think i will be able to my immunization record.
  11. by   ChanelCinq
    Quote from mike.choley
    I was under the impression that after pediatrics we could take the NCLEX as if it were for an ADN, and as far as I understood ADN+NCLEX=RN and BSN+NCLEX=RN.
    OK I am going to just keep my mouth shut on this one because I think I am confusing everyone and what I have in my head may not be what really will happen. So if a former grad could chime in and straighten me out please do so. Thanks!


    Quote from mike.choley
    I'm not Persian, but I do surf and met E a while back.
    Nope I know it is not you Mike unless your real name is something like Stuart or Stephan or something like that. E was talking about some surfer from CA that had a first name that started with an “S.”
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jun 14, '10 : Reason: please do not post names as per terms of service
  12. by   ChanelCinq
    Quote from MidWest78
    I think the scrubs are cute!...... i have worked in a medical office for 8 yrs and i wear scrub every single day at first it's awesome and yeah its like wearing PJ's then after awhile u get tired of wearing them cause u start to feel like a bumm!............. LoL
    So is it ok if you just have titers of all ur immunzations including MMR? what other vacc do u need? bc i had the HepB vacc when i was in 8th grade and i don't think i will be able to my immunization record.
    My gripe with the scrubs is the guys get any old white scrubs and we have these striped hospital green ones. I did a CNA course last summer to help get me into nursing school because some CA state schools give brownie points for those things. Anyway, we had to buy a certain color but we could buy and brand and some brands are way more flattering to the figure than others. With our hospital green scrubs they are made by this Uniform company and we are stuck with this one brand. But I am over it. There are much more important things to worry about.

    Yeah a titer would be fine. If you just got it recently there would be no reason to get it again so you would do a titer.

    If you had the Hep B series in the past I don't know if you need it again. I don't know if it is a 10 year immunity vaccine like MMR or if it is for life.
  13. by   MidWest78
    As far as i know the Hep B is for life u don't have to get it again. I had the titer 4 yrs ago. I might just get it again so that it's recent and include the MMR. Is their any other vaccines we need?

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