Tri-C Nursing Starting Spring 2011 - page 7

by ScottE,RN

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This will be the official thread for discussions relating to Tri-C Nursing Starting Spring 2010. Those of you expecting to be in the program this Spring check your Tri-C email through the Tri-C Myspace;) The Information... Read More


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    Quote from fe-fe
    Hey Scott, I'll be at Tri-c Metro campus starting August, the evening weekend courses. Scared but exited! Is it really as intense as some say? Do you really have 3 chances to pass the math part of the nursing course or you'll get kicked out? GOOD LUCK

    Eh it wasn't bad for me, if you show up and pay attention and read it won't be bad for you either. The key is getting used to the NCLEX style questions as Becky said. You need to learn to manage your time since you'll be spending a lot of it either in lecture, lab, clinical, or studying. As far as the math test goes it is true that you have 3 chances to pass otherwise you are out. It's really easy though. Our test was mostly conversions. Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius and vice versa, Convert kg to lbs and vice versa. Convert mg to g or mL to L. I think there were some med math questions, those are really easy basically it's (Ordered dose/On hand dose) * Route. So if the physician orders 10mg morphine IM and you have 5mg morphine in 1 mL how many mL do you give? You plug in the numbers (10/5)*1 and you'll get 2mL. Simple stuff.
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    Yeah, that is too bad. What's special about SWG?

    Quote from ScottE
    Nope, clinical sites are based on what campus you are at and what course you are in. It's too bad too. 1450 students at Metro campus won't be able to choose Southwest General as one of their clinical sites in the fall as SWG is a Westshore campus clinical site. SWG is a freakin' awesome clinical site for 1450 btw. So if you are at Westshore for 1450 choose SWG.

    The sites I listed are for Metro campus fall 1600 students.
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    Quote from J845
    Yeah, that is too bad. What's special about SWG?

    The clinical instructor is awesome. That and you get to do stuff at SWG that other students at other clinical sites didn't get to do. I spent a day in dialysis that honestly was kind of boring, and I spent a day in the CCU which was freaking AWESOME!
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    Scott --

    no parma hospital for 1600 metro days students? I will most likely go for St. V then since it is close to metro lab...get the hour of practice in right after clinical. One of the girls in our lab this semester was at St. V and said it was an amazing clinical experience.
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    Quote from rrmitch2000
    Scott --

    no parma hospital for 1600 metro days students? I will most likely go for St. V then since it is close to metro lab...get the hour of practice in right after clinical. One of the girls in our lab this semester was at St. V and said it was an amazing clinical experience.

    Nope, no Parma for 1600. From what JM told me when we were going over the sites Parma sucks for 1600 anyways. She said that the "place to be" for 1600 was Hillcrest followed by Marymount. I'm not 100% sure that St V's is one of our sites either. I know Hillcrest, Marymount, UH Lerner, and UH are for sure 4 of our clinical sites. The other 3 I'm unsure of.

    You really want to find out the type of floor you are going to be on for 1600 before you choose your sites. It didn't really matter for 1450 since we pretty much didn't know jack going in and didn't really learn anything of clinical value in lecture. For the most part you were going to get to perform many of your learned skills no matter where you went. With 1600 you really really really want to be on an actual Medical/Surgical floor. This is what I was told at least.

    FYI grades are posted. You need to run a degree audit to view them right now. Although you should already know what you got. Somehow I managed a B in 1300 and a B in 1450. Which really should count as an A this semester based on our lecture experience but. . .
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    Who knows any news about registration for 1600/1701 (fall 2011)? I am so afraid to miss it! I am checking my email every day, and I'm tired of it.
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    Registration will take place during the first week of June, probably the 6th. The grids will be up about a week before then.
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    Quote from fe-fe
    Hey Scott, I'll be at Tri-c Metro campus starting August, the evening weekend courses. Scared but exited! Is it really as intense as some say? Do you really have 3 chances to pass the math part of the nursing course or you'll get kicked out? GOOD LUCK

    Looking at the schedule you'll be starting your lecture class as my group will be finishing up our 1600 lab.
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    Quote from lennka
    Who knows any news about registration for 1600/1701 (fall 2011)? I am so afraid to miss it! I am checking my email every day, and I'm tired of it.

    Yeah grids are done they are just waiting on confirmation of the sites from the hospitals. Hopefully we don't lose any instructors to union BS this fall like we did in the spring.:uhoh21:
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    Hi Scott! Do you know what books we need for next semester????


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