Tri-C Nursing Starting Spring 2011 - page 3

by ScottE,RN

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    Me too -- got everything I wanted -- Friday labs and Parma clinical...just didn't feel like driving too far in the winter When the weather is nicer in the Fall semester, I'll venture down to UH or the Clinic Looks like Southwest and Parma were in demand...must have a lot of south suburbans in this class. I did the same thing checked everything and hit the button right at midnight -- hope to get lucky like that in the future.

    Were you able to get the videos thru amazon as well? I was going to pick up my patches tomorrow at East when I have micro.....over half way thru with that class thank god!

    Scott -- How did you like the Dean? I thought she was so dynamic -- gave me the little oomph I needed today as I was sitting there thinking "how can I do this with three little kids?"

    What about a stethoscope? Where are you getting that?
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    Quote from ScottE
    I got everything I wanted! Wahoo!! Good thing I had everything prechecked and then just hit submit right when the clock hit 12:00AM. Half the clinical sites are closed now.
    Congrats on getting the classes that you wanted!!!!
    How exciting for you.

    *NewStart2010*
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    Quote from rrmitch2000
    Me too -- got everything I wanted -- Friday labs and Parma clinical...just didn't feel like driving too far in the winter When the weather is nicer in the Fall semester, I'll venture down to UH or the Clinic Looks like Southwest and Parma were in demand...must have a lot of south suburbans in this class. I did the same thing checked everything and hit the button right at midnight -- hope to get lucky like that in the future.

    Were you able to get the videos thru amazon as well? I was going to pick up my patches tomorrow at East when I have micro.....over half way thru with that class thank god!

    Scott -- How did you like the Dean? I thought she was so dynamic -- gave me the little oomph I needed today as I was sitting there thinking "how can I do this with three little kids?"

    What about a stethoscope? Where are you getting that?
    It is great that you got the classes/clinicals that you wanted.

    *NewStart2010*
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    Quote from rrmitch2000
    Me too -- got everything I wanted -- Friday labs and Parma clinical...just didn't feel like driving too far in the winter When the weather is nicer in the Fall semester, I'll venture down to UH or the Clinic Looks like Southwest and Parma were in demand...must have a lot of south suburbans in this class. I did the same thing checked everything and hit the button right at midnight -- hope to get lucky like that in the future.

    Were you able to get the videos thru amazon as well? I was going to pick up my patches tomorrow at East when I have micro.....over half way thru with that class thank god!

    Scott -- How did you like the Dean? I thought she was so dynamic -- gave me the little oomph I needed today as I was sitting there thinking "how can I do this with three little kids?"

    What about a stethoscope? Where are you getting that?

    I got the video's with the assessment (1300) book. It came as part of a package deal. The price on that was a little over $113. I think the book only was a little over $75 or so. I didn't get the video's for 1450. I'm going to pick up a cheap stethoscope (probably from the uniform store in that package that comes with a pen light/ect. My parents apparently are going to get me a stethoscope for Christmas I'm going to ask for the Littmann Cardiology III based on some recommendations in another thread. The recommendations said it's best to start with a cheap scope so you'll only really hear the basic heart sounds. Then once you master that move to a better scope so you can hear the more subtle sounds.

    From what I've seen amazon has the best price on the scope even a little cheaper than when I last looked.

    Amazon.com: 3M Littmann 3128 Cardiology III Stethoscope, Black, 27 inch: Health more

    This is what I ordered.
    Amazon.com: Physical Examination and Health Assessment - Text and Mosbys Nursing Video Skills: Physical Examination and Health Assessment Package (9781416056188): Carolyn Jarvis PhD APN CNP: Books

    Amazon.com: Mosby more

    Amazon.com: Fundamentals of Nursing (9780323067843): Patricia A. Potter RN MSN PhD FAAN, Anne Griffin Perry RN EdD FAAN: Books

    Amazon.com: Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach (9781416046639): Joyce LeFever Kee RN MS, Evelyn R. Hayes PhD RN CS-FNP, Linda E. McCuistion PhD RN ANP CNS: Books: Reviews, Prices more

    Amazon.com: Clinical Calculations: With Applications to General and Specialty Areas (9781416047407): Joyce LeFever Kee, Sally M. Marshall: Books

    Amazon.com: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, Single Volume (9781416037620): Donna Ignatavicius, Donna D. Ignatavicius MS RN ANEF, M. Linda Workman PhD RN FAAN: Books: Reviews, Prices more

    I also picked these books up a little earlier figured they would come in handy at some point.

    Amazon.com: Mosby more

    Amazon.com: Mosbys Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions) (9780323049375): Mosby: Books

    Some people (reading another thread) swear by the Taber's Medical Dictionary. Probably because it is a lot smaller and lighter.

    Like I said earlier hopefully we'll use these books the entire 4 semesters.

    Best of luck to you with the second half of Micro. Although after the first half (Mainly CH 1-6 or so) it get's easier. The last 10 or so chapters are basically common sense stuff.

    As for the dean I thought she was nice. Not really any different than listening to E. Gordon Gee back in 1997 at freshman orientation at OSU. (Interesting enough after a stint as President at Brown University I believe, Gee is back as OSU President again as I'm going back to college.)

    I'll probably regret saying this in a few months but I don't expect to have too hard of a time with the program. I learn pretty well just by showing up and am also pretty good at figuring out practical applications for what I've learned.
    Last edit by ScottE,RN on Oct 29, '10
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    Maybe I'll see you in the lab. I signed up for Friday labs too. I figured there wasn't much sense in going downtown for just a single lecture on Friday. I'm in the 12266/13453 labs.
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    Thanks Scott for the info on the books -- I too will be ordering from Amazon as I have done with all my pre-reqs. Did you get the Jarvis book? I don't see it one your list. My brother who is an electrophysiologist (the kind of cardiologist who deals with rhythm disorders) uses a Littman Cardiology III -- I hope he has an extra lying around for me, but I too was thinking of picking up a cheap stethoscope initially. He gets so many free stethoscope from drug companies and pacemaker companies too...maybe he will throw one my way if he hasn't tossed them.

    I disagree about the dean -- maybe because I am a woman and maybe because during my freshman orientation at OSU back in 1990, I thought Gordon Gee's voice was annoying and weasely and I didn't listen to a word he said. And, yes he is back at OSU -- I was just down for homecoming and the game -- took the kiddos to their first bucks game (giving them no choice as to where they go to college - I am a graduate of the Ohio State honors program and I don't think one will find a better education for the money anywhere...in fact my first multiple choice test was when I started back to school at tri-c)

    Glad to hear that micro gets easier -- I hope it gets more interesting. I am hanging on to a 90 percent in the class and I would like to have a bigger cushion than that.

    I, too expect to be successful in the program -- one of things I have identified that I am good at in life is being a student. My only struggle I think will be balancing workload and family. Other than that I am excited to get started and am really happy I chose the generic track over the accelerated -- I look forward to having the summers off with my children.

    Good Luck and as always: Go Bucks!
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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.
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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.


    Just as an aside you can get Amazon Prime for free for a year being a student. You probably already knew that but...

    Amazon Student
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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.
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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,RN on Oct 29, '10


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