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- Jan 21, '12 by Carolinarainbrellaccb1, I think if you apply regular decision, they notify you in March or April.
For those of you who have already been accepted, or even those who are still applying to the program: Are the majority coming from non-healthcare careers? Or have a lot of you worked in healthcare as PCA's, EMT's, etc...?
- Jan 21, '12 by CarolinarainbrellaAggie, thank you for your thoughtful post and perspective. It's comforting to hear the advice from a wise 'veteran' of the program, so to speak! I was reading about some of the required 'equipment' (ie. stethoscope, computer, etc) and I wondered 2 things:
a.) Do most students have the Littman Classic ii? Or do some have the cardiology iii (which is more pediatric/infant 'friendly).
b.) I have a 4 year old Mac computer that does meet the minimum hardware recommendations and I'm trying to decide if I need to replace it. So, are students allowed to use their computers in class to take notes? And aside from writing 'papers' and working on word processing documents, what did you need to use your computer for?
(Sorry everyone for the double post....I'm trying to figure out how this forum works)Last edit by Carolinarainbrella on Jan 21, '12 : Reason: addition
- Jan 21, '12 by leenakHi Carolina! I currently work in Information Technology (basically Computer related work). No healthcare background but it seems like that was common among current students that I met at the open house.
If you have an existing computer, you probably don't need to replace it. From what I heard, you can take your computer to class. You'd be mostly doing papers and what not on it.
I've started my research into stethoscopes as well and plan to buy the Cardiology III. Mostly because sometimes I have difficult hearing things in general although I have no hearing loss. From what I've read, people seem to think the Cardiology III is clearer sounding.
- Jan 21, '12 by ccb1March or April?!? I wouldn't have bothered applying if i knew it was going to be that late. For some reason I thought it was coming up in the next few weeks. Anyone else know for sure?
And yes, I am coming from a non-healthcare background.
- Jan 21, '12 by leenakFrom what I understand, the regular decision deadline is January 15th and they say they get approximately 800 applicants per year. It takes a lot of time to go through that many applications. I think it is pretty fair to say March is when we'd find out.
- Jan 21, '12 by ccb1Oh, you must be talking about for Fall start, not the summer start. The summer deadline was Nov. 15th.
- Jan 22, '12 by leenakOh, I didn't realize it was that early. Yeah I'd expect you'd find out soon and I'd email them as well to ask. They have been responding to emails really quickly.
- Jan 23, '12 by gunrockhey carolinarainbrella,
a) most students in my program had the classic ii (i think it's the one that the bookstore recommends you get).i wouldn't worry about getting a fancy / nice stethoscope right now, just get a decent littman and go from there, for basic things, taking bp, listening to heart sounds and breath sounds any decent littman will be okay. on a side note, the bookstore recommends you purchase a tape measure, percussion hammer, etc (i wouldn't buy these until you're told in clinical or class that you actually need them...i never ended up buying them and a bunch of my classmates ended up never even opening them). they had a bunch of them for us to use during our labs and in the hospital we just used their equipment.
b) you can bring your computer to school to take notes on, most if not all lectures have powerpoint slides you can download. a few people brought their laptops to take notes on, but i'd say the majority just printed them out and wrote on them. i wouldn't worry about getting a new laptop, you really won't be doing anything too intensive on it. you'll be doing care plans, writing papers, etc. probably the most computer intensive thing you'll be doing is going online to watch video lectures...
- Jan 24, '12 by CarolinarainbrellaAggie, I wondered if it was truly necessary to get a percussion hammer, tape measure, pen light, etc... Good to know that it's not I actually had a friend who graduated from the program a couple years ago and she had her stethoscope stolen so perhaps I will go with the Classic ii...especially since it sounds like we really only need to hear the 'basics.' I'm glad to hear that my trusty current computer just might suffice. I couldn't imagine that I'd need anything super-powerful, but then I wondered if we'd be doing any of those simulation labs (that eat up RAM) on our personal computers...but it sounds like maybe we won't be doing much of that . Thank you so much!
- Jan 26, '12 by FNPHopeful2012Hi everyone!
I was planning to attend the Accepted Students' Day, but I'm coming all the way from California, and it just seems like such a high cost to fly out there April 20th, and then basically fly out there again to move over there in May to start the summer. Is everyone planning to attend? Also, does anyone know what day they're going to move out there? Since classes start May 29th, I'm thinking I'll give myself at least a week and move out there May 21st to have enough time to move/buy things/acclimate. I am still torn about having a car or not. I really want to sell my car and just not worry about it for the next 3 years (insurance, etc.).
Anyway, I'm so excited!!!