Rhode Island College School of Nursing-- BSN Program - page 8

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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    Shoes for fundamentals have to be white. (My professor said that later in the program, some professors may allow black) But for fundamentals, white shoes are a must. They can be all white sneakers (leather, no cloth b/c of risk of bodily fluid splashing and inability to easily clean contaminated cloth), or white nursing shoes. I was trying to save a little money, and I bought all white sneakers ($50). Lets just say this semester, I splurged and bought a nice pair of Dansko nursing shoes at Alexanders ($85 after discount). My feet were killing me in the sneakers after an 8 hour day on my feet!
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    Ok, cool. I will go with some white danskos then.
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    ...I've got a question for some of the 2nd semester juniors or seniors....Whats up with these math/meds exams on the first day of clinicals? Is it just like the math/meds exam we had in fundamentals? they supply calculators? Is it for every clinical? or just med surg I? Thanks!
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    Quote from MiniDachshund<3er
    Shoes for fundamentals have to be white. (My professor said that later in the program, some professors may allow black) But for fundamentals, white shoes are a must. They can be all white sneakers (leather, no cloth b/c of risk of bodily fluid splashing and inability to easily clean contaminated cloth), or white nursing shoes. I was trying to save a little money, and I bought all white sneakers ($50). Lets just say this semester, I splurged and bought a nice pair of Dansko nursing shoes at Alexanders ($85 after discount). My feet were killing me in the sneakers after an 8 hour day on my feet!
    I don't think that's true. I've never worn white shoes and it's not in the nursing school handbook either but some students are convinced they must be white. There's no policy on it from what I understand unless they changed the rules recently.
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    Quote from MiniDachshund<3er
    ...I've got a question for some of the 2nd semester juniors or seniors....Whats up with these math/meds exams on the first day of clinicals? Is it just like the math/meds exam we had in fundamentals? they supply calculators? Is it for every clinical? or just med surg I? Thanks!
    Yes, you take a calculation exam for every clinical throughout the program and they supply the calculator. I believe passing is 90% and you get 3 chances. As long as you have a Math for Meds book, you should be fine. It's just basic dosage calculations in those lovely word problems lol. Don't get lost in the extraneous information.
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    Not sure. I think your right, I don't think its in the handbook either. But all 4 professors in my fundamentals class last semester (Fall 2010) specifically said "white leather and no cloth" to the class. I hope we are able to wear different colors. I love the designed shoes at Alexanders.
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    Thanks for the math/meds exam info! I have been worried! So its the same as fundamentals: 90% or higher is passing, and you get a retake (or 2). Good to know.
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    Quote from MiniDachshund<3er
    Not sure. I think your right, I don't think its in the handbook either. But all 4 professors in my fundamentals class last semester (Fall 2010) specifically said "white leather and no cloth" to the class. I hope we are able to wear different colors. I love the designed shoes at Alexanders.
    Yeah, in fact, I have some black shoes and several other students wore black. One student had a leopard print dansko and some students simply wore regular sneakers! LOL With that being said, wear whatever your professor prefers. Good luck in clinical!
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    That's good to know! Thank you! I actually prefer black and its not too late to return the shoes I just bought! Thanks for the good luck! I will need it! Med. Surg and pedi are a few weeks away!
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    Hey everyone, I'm a senior level student and just to verify that you need to get white shoes/sneakers that are not open-toed and are washable. A lot of professors will let you slide if you have black shoes but some are very particular that you have white so its best just to get the white ones to start with and then your fine. Any other questions for an exiting senior that I can help you with?

    !Chris


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