Tri-C Nursing Starting Spring 2011 - page 4

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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.
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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?
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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!!!!!!!!!
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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    Quote from rrmitch2000
    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.

    I already have a Tow-Motor at my shop. As for the books, Tri-C is usually very very slow to change books. The books that are up there are 99.9% the books we will be using in the courses. I have never had a situation where I was in the middle of a sequence at Tri-C and they switched books in between.


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