Rhode Island College School of Nursing-- BSN Program - page 3

by RhodyGirl, RN

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i just wanted to start a thread for the ric bsn program. if anyone has questions on pre-req classes, admission, what the program is like.....this is the place to ask! the whole nursing school process can be overwhelming, so... Read More


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    Quote from MiniDachshund<3er
    I went through the same thing. You need to call health services at the college and ask which ones you need completed now because even though the paper says you need all this proof of all these vaccines and tests, some you only need before you start clinical. I STILL haven't shown proof for everything. I was in a panic myself with the situation. But I do not remember them saying I couldn't get the background check until vaccines were completed. I would buy the BCI package you need (its about $50.00!!) because that takes a few days.
    Really? I wonder if they changed the background check package for this semester? On the Certified Background confirmation page it says "Your order will not be processed until the following items are complete:
    Immunization Tracker" which then sends me to the page that wants me to upload all my medical records.


    Anyway, I'm glad to hear that you were still able to take 220 and 222 without having proof for all of those immunizations. I'm very relieved and hopefully I can straighten it out tomorrow. Thanks so much for responding so quickly! It was a big help
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    I'm glad you want to get involved!

    Meetings are held every other Weds from around 12-1 in the nursing lounge in Fogarty. You can private message me your email address and I'll add it to our list to keep you up to date with meetings, the welcome reception, and special events.

    Meetings are open to any nursing major or intended nursing major at the college. If you'd like to run for an officer position (We have a president, VP, secretary, treasurer and project person), just keep coming to the meetings and get to know everyone. Officers have already been elected for this coming school year, but you could keep it in mind for 2011-2012.

    If you don't want to give me your email for the SNA list, just stop by the nursing lounge and look on the whiteboard to see when the welcome reception will be, and when the upcoming meetings are.

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    OK! I'm new on here so I can't figure out how to private message you? I definitely want to be added to the email list though.

    I just found out I have Foote for 220 and Wilks for 222. I also have Rainone for Microbiology. Has anyone had these professors? Anything I should know about them?
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    I had Foote for 220 and Wilks for 222. I loved them both. Foote can be intimidating at first but she is great. She will give you everything you need for the exams. She also prints the powerpoints for you ahead of time and provides these "workbooks" that she puts together to further your understanding of the material. There is quite a bit of studying for this course. Wilks is just a sweet and caring person. She will go out of her way to help you and wants everyone to succeed. You will always find people that don't like certain professors for whatever reasons. But I thought they were both fantastic. Put in the study time, and you will do fine. I got A's for both classes. I had Deb Britt for micro lecture, she was amazing!!! I'm not familiar with the professor you have.

    I also go to the student nurse association meetings, they are fun! And they bring pizza and soda/drinks.
    Last edit by MiniDachshund<3er on Jun 23, '10 : Reason: typo
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    Just go next to my name and click on the little email icon

    Foote is great. She has a very dry sense of humor and gives you everything you need to pass her exams. I had a different professor for 222 when I took it, but the professor you have also teaches fundamentals and med/surg clinicals. She is known to be a "cool" clinical instructor, but tends to have favorites. I think you'll be OK since this is only a lecture course, and is very easy.

    As for micro...I had that professor. She is a tough cookie. One minute nice, the next minute snapping at you. Stay out of her radar, that's all I can say lol.

    MiniDachshund - glad to hear you enjoy the meetings. We are working on getting some new guest speakers for this year. Should be fun! See you both in the fall around the nursing lounge - I'll be the one stressed out in the corner studying for Med/Surg II and all the other lovely senior courses

    If you girls have any other questions about anything at all, please feel free to ask away!
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    Quote from RhodyGirl-SN
    I'm glad you want to get involved!

    Meetings are held every other Weds from around 12-1 in the nursing lounge in Fogarty. You can private message me your email address and I'll add it to our list to keep you up to date with meetings, the welcome reception, and special events.
    I wish these meetings were later in the day or on the weekends. I can never attend because I have to go to work
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    Quote from TRR8021
    I wish these meetings were later in the day or on the weekends. I can never attend because I have to go to work
    Oh, bummer! Sorry about that. It's RIC's "free period" so we have to hold the meetings then.
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    Hey Lauren do you by any chance know when they will be sending out the Sigma Theta Tau invitations this year? I thought the ceremony was in the early fall so does that mean the invites go out sometime this summer? I'm just curious, I hope that my GPA is good enough to qualify.

    !Chris
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    Hi! I was told recently via email that you have to have completed N374 and are 1 or 2 semesters from graduation. Dr. H (RIC Psych nursing) will contact those who are eligible in early September for induction in December.
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    Quote from RileyJess06
    Hi! I was told recently via email that you have to have completed N374 and are 1 or 2 semesters from graduation. Dr. H (RIC Psych nursing) will contact those who are eligible in early September for induction in December.
    That's just the information that I was looking for, thank you. I'm going to be a senior this fall and I'm actually completing N374 this summer in the Summer II session. Thanks again.

    !Chris


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