Austin Community College ADN Spring 2018 - page 4

Hello everyone, I did not see any other thread for ACC Spring 2018. Figured I would start one where we can all share our acceptance anxieties. I applied last week, I don't think I will get in... Read More

  1. by   Eliziel
    No call back yet. If I don’t hear anything tomorrow I’ll try again next week. Don’t want to spam call them since I know that would just annoy them
  2. by   Julesdlg
    Did anyone receive an acceptance letter yet?
  3. by   Eliziel
    Nope. They usually send out any letters on fridays. Would have thought an update would have posted today but unfortunately not. getting really anxious
  4. by   Julesdlg
    Okay good! I will let you know as soon as I hear something. Also, I wanted to ask what makes you think getting petitioned to take nursing skills might be an indicator that you were accepted?
  5. by   Eliziel
    I had been told by FA that Nursing Skills is an indicator you got in. Whether that's relevant anymore I don't know. I was told this last year. You have to have Nursing Skills done before you can even start the program.
  6. by   Eliziel
    Letters getting sent out tomorrow. Good luck to everyone!!
  7. by   Libranursing
    Good luck everyone! Also I've started nursing skills and our first check off is next week, Im so nervous and I've been practicing but I just want to make sure Im ready. Can anyone give me any tips on what to expect or be ready for or things I should pay close attention to? Also do I need to go in order of the check off list or can I combine them and switch them up?
  8. by   Eliziel
    It's always best go in the order of the check off so you don't miss a step. It's set up in the way we will be checked off at the end of skills and the beginning of the program. The check offs are really simple, a few are more time consuming just have a lot to do but if you practice a lot and breath, it's really easy. Just make sure you pay attention to language on the tests (ie what is the first step, what would a nurse do next, etc). It's a really fun class in my opinion. I'm sad it's going to be over in a couple weeks xD
  9. by   Libranursing
    Okay thank you for the advice! Also do they give you a scenario to work with or do you just follow the list? I just really want to be prepared lol. I don't exactly understand what the check-off list means by " Explain the procedure to the patient and why this intervention is needed. " , my class only meets once during the week and the professors didn't exactly explain that part lol. I was assuming they meant checking vital signs and such...
  10. by   KerriT3
    I was SOOO nervous! I did my 1st one last week! I'm a nervous test taker, so doing it in front of the grader was hard for me!

    If you have questions... Ask BEFORE you go in! Take your time (because you can with this one) I'd say ita good to go in order. You obviously have to do hand hygiene before you go into a room so that's not something you could do whenever. Just do it the way you practiced!

    I practiced at home taking my "gown" off using a backwards jacket. I pretended I was untieing the back. Came to the real day and I forgot to untie it! Luckily you can state when you've made a mistake and fix it.

    There's not really much else to it. Just keep practicing! Even when you think you got it. And after that one... Start working on the next skills check because it's a doozy! I'm ready for that check off to be done!
  11. by   KerriT3
    Quote from Libranursing
    Okay thank you for the advice! Also do they give you a scenario to work with or do you just follow the list? I just really want to be prepared lol. I don't exactly understand what the check-off list means by " Explain the procedure to the patient and why this intervention is needed. " , my class only meets once during the week and the professors didn't exactly explain that part lol. I was assuming they meant checking vital signs and such...

    Yes, you'll have a scenario. You can you one from the practice skills if you want. Just to get use to reading them and picking or the information you actually need when you go into the to the room
  12. by   Eliziel
    I was really nervous for the 1st check off and was oddly calm for the 2nd. The 2nd check off you really need to practice everything because it has quite a few things to be done in a short time frame. I have my 3rd tomorrow. The scenarios are simple. Just remember to breath and have fun in the class!
  13. by   Eliziel
    Oh, and it's best to verbalize everything that way the grader knows you know the steps and kinda helps makes things flow and not forget anything

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