Quote from phillygrl
Thanks I have been looking over the nln review books and it seems like SATs from high school kinda material plus science questions.
Does LaSalle give any scholarships for achieve students? What color are the clinical uniforms, just curious? Also for clinical do we need like nursing central application on itouch or on iphone? I know some nursing schools needs that when you are on the floor. It cost like 95 per year to renew the membership. Can you estimate about how many books do we use per semester? Thanks and sorry for the many questions. I just want a heads up on what I am getting myself into.
Sorry phillygrl, just saw this. You probably have all this info by now but just in case...
Clinical uniforms are navy blue. Currently we wear navy blue scrub pants and navy blue polo shirts. There's also a white labcoat that I never wore a day past Fundamentals. They're really strict about ppl being "out of uniform" at first, but as seniors we are wearing all kind of stuff by now! I probably shouldn't be corrupting the incoming juniors but I went and bought my own navy blue koi scrubs
and took the school patch off that polo and slapped it on my scrubs!
It drove me nuts that the scrub pants and the polo were two different navy blues...
You aren't required to have Nursing Central etc. but many ppl do. I have it on my iPhone--it comes in handy for clinicals and writing all those care plans
and looking up meds. However, depending on the clinical instructor and/or site they don't like you to have phones out anyway (cameras, HIPAA and all).
We use a lot of books, lol. It varies per semester. So it's really hard to tell you, besides they've changed the books a little since I started. There's usually a "main" textbook, the study guide that goes with it, and depending on the class there may other "recommended but not required" books--mostly NCLEX question books etc. I personally do not buy anything from the bookstore and prefer Amazon
. I can get a brand new book from Amazon for the same price the bookstore is going to charge you for a used one. Also, now they're required to post the ISB #'s on the bookstore site so it makes it even easier to shop online.
Feel free to ask any additional questions, though emailing me directly is probably the best way to reach me.
See you ladies in August!