Tri-C Nursing Starting Spring 2011 - page 4

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  1. by   AgentBeast
    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.
  2. by   AgentBeast
    Well being a 6'2" 210 lb dude apparently has some advantages. They had everything I needed at the uniform store, well except for the name tag of course. Now, I'm not a fashion conscious individual however, I feel like a complete ass hat when I put this stuff on. I can only imagine how someone who actually gives a **** what they look like must feel wearing this uniform.
  3. by   NewStart2012
    So orientation will be December 1st and the day after is when I will be able to register. I will purchase the uniforms first and will purchase textbooks when I get the syllabus. I have my appointment set up for the CPR class for the following week and need to make an appointment for the vaccines and physical. I am getting nervous all of a sudden. It seems that so many times I have been close to starting and something happens that I have to cancel. I hope this time is different and that I am able to start the program in January. I wonder if that nursing kit that they sell at the uniform store will be any good.

    Last edit by NewStart2012 on Nov 6, '10 : Reason: Adding a question
  4. by   AgentBeast
    People must really like me, or I just have great timing because I ordered my name tag last Friday and it was ready to be picked up this past Tuesday 5 days later. (I picked it up today.)
  5. by   NewStart2012
    So orientation is tomorrow. I know some of you have been through it already and was wondering what should I expect. I am all of a sudden so nervous about the whole thing (meaning nursing school since it is just a month away).
  6. by   AgentBeast
    Basically you just turn in that Online Test results sheet you printed out then just sit there fill out and sign a couple forms then listen to various people speak. It's not that big of a deal.
  7. by   AgentBeast
    Semester is almost over and then in a little over a month we'll be sitting in nursing lecture.
  8. by   AgentBeast
    Just an FYI to anyone monitoring this thread that the welcome letter for the Spring 2011 group has been posted up on the group site. It can be found under Files/Course Info Spring 2011/1300 1450 It basically outlines what to expect the first few weeks of class, required text books, and assigned readings.
  9. by   rrmitch2000
    ScottE --

    So tomorrow is the big day! Correct me if I am wrong...I think we have the same that means tomorrow is just lecture and both our labs are on Friday...meaning no need to lug tote, etc and wear lab coat tomorrow. I have yet to get the sharps coupon that everyone is talking you know what the deal is with that? I also nee a drug reference and a medical encyclopedia...I was thinking of getting an app for my smartphone that has Davis drug guide and tabers on it...did you buy actual books? My bro who is a doc uses epocrates on his droid...says it is indispensible....hmm what to do.

    Additionally, since it has been a while since I did the AM Cleveland you think allowing an hour to get to metro (from brecksville) will be okay? I cant remember when 77 really backs up...I seem to recall that leaving around 7 715 is key.

    I will see you tomorrow.

  10. by   AgentBeast
    The deal with the sharps coupon is that when we start doing SubQ and IM injections they'll ask for it in lab so you can use the "sharps." It's basically a piece of paper I'd imagine something like the liability insurance thing we had to buy.

    I bought actual reference books. Mosby's Drug Guide, Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions, and I also have a Nursing Diagnosis Handbook that will probably come in handy when we start writing out care plans. I looked at something for my smart phone however, I got the 3 reference books for only a couple dollars more than what it would cost for one of the three smart phone apps I would need.

    Yes, I do have the same schedule as you. The only difference is that we have different clinical sites. As far as the commute I'm coming up I-71 to the Inner Belt. It's pretty much a crap shoot. Some days you can drive right through other days it's backed up like an old person. I'll be up around 6:00 and I'll check the weather. Right now I'm planning on leaving from Strongsville here around 6:45 or so. It's better to be 15 to 30 minutes early than 15 to 30 minutes late.
  11. by   AgentBeast
    These are the books I have.

    I went over to the bookstore and purchased the "Sharps kit" basically like I said before it's a 3"x4" piece of paper with a UPC sticker on it. The actual sharps kit is in the lab.
  12. by   AgentBeast
    Only 1450 final to go! Hooray! Unfortunately, only about half the people we started with will be moving on to 1600/1701 in the Fall.
  13. by   J845
    Quote from ScottE
    Only 1450 final to go! Hooray! Unfortunately, only about half the people we started with will be moving on to 1600/1701 in the Fall.
    Thats unfortunate . Did they bow out or fail out? Well, congrats to you and everyone else who is moving on!

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