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  1. Visit  rrmitch2000 profile page
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    just saw your post about the labs....we are in lab together, so I will look for you. Great minds think alike -- I thought how stupid to drive downtown for a single lecture. Hoping to get thursday lab test out.
  2. Visit  ScottE profile page
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    The Jarvis Health Assessment book for 1300? It's the first book in the list of what I ordered yesterday I got it in a package deal with the video's.

    I think I'm going to look into getting some sort of study group going. Not that I'll necessarily need to spend an exorbitant amount of time studying. I like to use explaining things to other people to reinforce what I have learned.

    I liked the Dean. She seems to be a wonderful woman with an incredible life story. The point I was trying to make about those speeches in general is that they are roughly the same. Ra Ra, go you, you can do it, we are here to help you be successful, everyone will be successful in the program, ect. While I expect that most of the students starting the program this Spring will complete the program in December of 2012 you and I both know that there will be a certain % of students who will not complete the program. It won't be the 50% or higher attrition that I saw in Chemistry, or the Biology courses, however I won't be surprised if 10% maybe a little more are no longer in the program by the end of it.


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  3. Visit  rrmitch2000 profile page
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    my bad...all I saw was mosby and not jarvis -- did you order all the books that were required AND recommended? It seems like a lot of books doesn't it?

    I too, expect that there will be some drop outs. It does seem that there is plenty of opportunity for remediation if necessary, so I hope that everyone makes it through.

    A study group would be nice -- I am in Brecksville. You are in Strongsville, right? I really think we will have fun in the program -- I have a blast at my job at Akron City. It is great to care for patients with a wonderful group of dedicated nurses. I hope we get that lucky in our clinicals.
  4. Visit  ScottE profile page
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    Quote from rrmitch2000
    my bad...all I saw was mosby and not jarvis -- did you order all the books that were required AND recommended? It seems like a lot of books doesn't it?

    I too, expect that there will be some drop outs. It does seem that there is plenty of opportunity for remediation if necessary, so I hope that everyone makes it through.

    A study group would be nice -- I am in Brecksville. You are in Strongsville, right? I really think we will have fun in the program -- I have a blast at my job at Akron City. It is great to care for patients with a wonderful group of dedicated nurses. I hope we get that lucky in our clinicals.

    I only ordered the "required" books. Not the recommended stuff. Many of the books will probably be used across the entire program. Actually looking at the "required" textbooks for 1600 the first 3 are the Clinical Calculations book, the Pharmacology book, and the Med-Surg book. Another of the Required books listed is the Taber's Encyclopedia however I'm quire sure the Mosby's book will be fine I actually prefer it to the Taber's book because it's larger and I liked the color pictures.

    Yep I am in Strongsville. There were a couple other people that were in my A&P 1 class that are in our class. I know they had a group for A&P 1. They will probably have a study group again. They used to meet up in Parma somewhere I believe.

    It's a little scary to think that in a few short months I'll be involved in caring for patients. However, I've cared for my feline companions for the past 10 years giving them various medications, ophthalmic antibiotics, and 2x daily insulin injections to my diabetic cat and I haven't killed any of them . . . yet. It's exciting to finally be starting in the nursing core courses after taking a couple prereqs a semester for the past couple years.

    Edit: Just an FYI the "Tote" and 3 of the patches will set you back about $140 There is a smorgasbord of stuff in that tote though.

    Another thing it looks like the "open lab hours" are rather limited. I think I might end up hitting up the open lab on Thursday after lecture to get my 1 hour of practice in if I can.
    Last edit by ScottE on Oct 29, '10
  5. Visit  rrmitch2000 profile page
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    Scott -- you'll be great...patients are just people and the easiest way to care for them is just to treat them as if they were your own family members. Some are nasty because they are so sick and feel horrible, others are sweet as can be and thank you profusely every time you clean them up from yet another incontinent episode. When I get overwhelmed from cleaning people up all night long, turning them, putting them on bedpans, taking them to the toilet, sitting with them through periods of mental status change...I think about my aging parents and hope that someone will take care of them with the same respect, dignity and compassion. My unit houses many very ill patients and each night I go to work I find out that someone was sent to ICU and ultimately died -- it breaks my heart, but I can feel good that the nurses and I offered them the best care possible in their final days. If you can get a job as an PCA or a nursing assistant while you are in school, I highly recommend it -- I learn so much every night. I also think my job will make that first day of clinical a little less daunting.
  6. Visit  ScottE profile page
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    I'm not overly concerned with it. I've done enough of that type of stuff that nothing really is going to bother me. If I can wash a somewhat less that cooperative cat's rear end after he pooed all over himself, because he ate some of a plant that didn't agree with him. I think I can handle anything I'm going to encounter in clinicals, perhaps even in practice.

    I'll tell you what the staying up past midnight just to register for class and get the clinical site I wanted sucks. Don't they know I'm too old to stay up much past 9:30 10:00?
  7. Visit  TipitiwichitRN profile page
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    ScottE: "Not that I'll necessarily need to spend an exorbitant amount of time studying."

    I'm sorry- but this just made me LOL for real!!!!!! TriC's RN program is gonna kick your butt-regardless of your previous education. I have heard it again and again from classmates... The teachers, accountants... MBA's!!!!-- their schooling for those degrees did not compare to this silly little associate program.

    Anyway- It is worth it, and I can tell you are a detail oriented person- that skill has the potential to bring you through the program.

    I recently graduated from this school myself... So don't think I am making light of your situation or fun of the school...

    Instead, know that I felt obligated to tell you the facts listed above.

    Good Luck on your new adventure!!!!!!!!!
  8. Visit  rrmitch2000 profile page
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    Just returned from affordable uniforms and wanted to give all a heads up....they didnt have a lot of lab coats in stock...needed to order mine and it will take three weeks. Also, the name badge takes four weeks so don't wait until the last minute on the uniforms...with the holidays coming up, I'd recommend getting in there asap before you get busy with the end of the current semester and thanksgiving etc.

    You can find the same uniforms online for about the same price and maybe a little cheaper, but I wasn't sure about the name badge. Additionally, Landau stuff seems to run big -- I wear cherokee for work and I was a size smaller in the tri-c uniform.

    Again...good luck all and see you in January
  9. Visit  ScottE profile page
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    Quote from rrmitch2000
    Just returned from affordable uniforms and wanted to give all a heads up....they didnt have a lot of lab coats in stock...needed to order mine and it will take three weeks. Also, the name badge takes four weeks so don't wait until the last minute on the uniforms...with the holidays coming up, I'd recommend getting in there asap before you get busy with the end of the current semester and thanksgiving etc.

    You can find the same uniforms online for about the same price and maybe a little cheaper, but I wasn't sure about the name badge. Additionally, Landau stuff seems to run big -- I wear cherokee for work and I was a size smaller in the tri-c uniform.

    Again...good luck all and see you in January
    Ah, good to know. Coincidentally I came back to this thread to ask if anyone knew about name badges. Where to order ect. You answered my question already. ESP? I'm planning on heading over there Friday. Hopefully they will actually have the Male uniform stuff, but I'm not holding my breath.
  10. Visit  rrmitch2000 profile page
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    they will have the male uniform...it is a large store. The labcoat is unisex so you might luck out with that too, but since most women will be a small or an extra small it will most likely need to be ordered. I left them with the patches to sew on since the patches are kind of fussy...not round or in the least bit flexible. Since we'll be washing the uniforms a lot, I wanted a professional sewing job.
  11. Visit  ScottE profile page
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    Quote from rrmitch2000
    they will have the male uniform...it is a large store. The labcoat is unisex so you might luck out with that too, but since most women will be a small or an extra small it will most likely need to be ordered. I left them with the patches to sew on since the patches are kind of fussy...not round or in the least bit flexible. Since we'll be washing the uniforms a lot, I wanted a professional sewing job.
    One of my mom's friends/co-workers apparently does that sort of stuff on the side (she has a machine and all that). So I'm going to give my stuff to my mother to give to her co-worker to sew on.
  12. Visit  ScottE profile page
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    Another thing, you may want to look in to picking up a forklift, because these books are heavy. I have a stack of books 8"x11" and about 2ft high.
  13. Visit  rrmitch2000 profile page
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    Well we are in luck -- my husband has two in his warehouse -- would you like to rent one for the semester? Too funny...did you notice that a few of the books will be out in new edition in December? I am waiting to see if the professors roll to the new ones before I purchase -- in my former career with Prentice Hall, I was a publisher's rep and it was VERY important to push our profs to new editions as soon as possible. I'd hate to buy the wrong book.

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