Harcum Evening Nursing Program 2012

  1. Hello all I'm new to the forum but I but wanted to know if anyone is attending Harcum's evening program in May, I recently got accepted and wanted to know what to expect with classes n clinicals. Its been a long road for me so I am proud that I'm finally going to nursing school.Anyone have any info or stories to share, thank you in advance!
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  3. by   NENurse61211
    I am going to start in May as well and I had some of the same questions. I'm wondering what our class size would be like.
  4. by   are_in_student
    Quote from NENurse61211
    I am going to start in May as well and I had some of the same questions. I'm wondering what our class size would be like.
    Oh great, congrats...I'm a little anxious to get started...did u get ur get ur bloodwork n stuff done yet?I hope the class size isn't too big but more intimate so we can all have a better chance at learning...im sure a lot will start n a lot will drop out.
  5. by   NENurse61211
    Thanks! Congrats to u as well I am actually going next week for my medical exam but I have to set up my CPR within the next few weeks. I hope we have a small class size as well. I'm not sure how many slots they had open for PM nursing. May will be here before u know it!!!
  6. by   oreland
    Hi everyone, I also got accepted to the evening Nursing program. I just took my CPR class last weekend and have my physcial next week. I got all the medical paperwork, but I was a little confused do I go to my family doctor or the Mainline health they gave the information about? I think there is over 60 in the class, but I think they lose many students after the first summer semester.
  7. by   NENurse61211
    Congrats on your acceptance! You should go to your family physician they provide you with information from Mainline just in case you don't have insurance. Wow, a class of 60! I am DETERMINED to make it through the program and through the NCLEX...the first time, lol!
  8. by   are_in_student
    Congrats to u too oreland!!! Class size of 60 wow!!! I for one am not planning on dropping out. I'm already looking at nclex questions now, lol. I found a free study guide online with test questions, in case you guys would like to take a look, just google "free nclex-rn study guide" I do hope we all do well. I just have to get my tdap booster done, then I'll take it to them personally, don't want no problems when classes are about to start. I see orientation is April 12th, can't wait to meet u guys!
  9. by   nss5015
    Hi!
    I am starting in May also at Harcum. I was wondering if anyone is working during the day while going to the program? I am hoping to continue working while going to school here but I just found out that the clinical portion can start as early as 3 and class is usually from 5-10 so that limits the places that I can work. I just got all of my medical work done today from my family doctor so insurance covered it except the urine drug test that I have to get done at quest diagnostics I think. Does anyone know if insurance covers that or if it is an out of pocket expense? Congrats to everyone for getting in!
  10. by   are_in_student
    Congrats Nss,
    Thank you, I am working during the day, 730-430pm and I did see that part about clinicals but I would just have to let my job know, being as though they know I'm going to nursing school. I'm sure it's going to be a little difficult to do both, but I'm willing to do it. As far as the urine goes, I got everything done except my tdap booster and my insurance covered everything, I didn't receive a bill in the mail about it either, but I also had to go to LabCorp.
  11. by   NENurse61211
    Where did you see the info regarding start times for clinicals starting that early? I'm wondering whether or not we have to do an entire shift (3-11) and do we have the option of doing weekend clinicals...
  12. by   nss5015
    Oh, that is great news, thanks are_in_student!
    NeNurse612111 -- I actually called the woman that is in charge of the program. I got her name and number from Katy Frishmuth. I was actually under the impression that we had class once a week and clinical twice a week as per the website but she told me Monday and Tuesday we have class from 5-10 and then Wednesday or Thursday we have clinical from 4-12 but can start as early as 3 or Saturday from 7-3 (or 7:30-3:30 I can't remember what she told me). I am sure they will give us more information at the session on April 12! Can't wait to start and meet everyone!
  13. by   are_in_student
    Quote from nss5015
    Oh, that is great news, thanks are_in_student!
    NeNurse612111 -- I actually called the woman that is in charge of the program. I got her name and number from Katy Frishmuth. I was actually under the impression that we had class once a week and clinical twice a week as per the website but she told me Monday and Tuesday we have class from 5-10 and then Wednesday or Thursday we have clinical from 4-12 but can start as early as 3 or Saturday from 7-3 (or 7:30-3:30 I can't remember what she told me). I am sure they will give us more information at the session on April 12! Can't wait to start and meet everyone!
    Thank u NSS for that info...I was confused about this too! I'll see u guys on 4/12!!!!
  14. by   oreland
    I had no clue about the clinical hours either.I thought it was 3 days a week and everyother weekend. I guess it will all be covered at orientation. I'm working full time while going to school. My husband lost his job, so I need to carry all the medical insurance for our family. The drug test was not covered under insurance I called around for prices Quest wanted $525. to do the test. I ended up going to Main Line Heath. It cost $55. Did anyone get any information on financial aid. I've emailed several times, and they keep telling me I should get the award letter in the mail next week. Three weeks later I'm still waiting.

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