Calling ALL Southwest Tennessee Community College Spring 2011 Hopefuls!!! - page 9

Hi everyone. Now that the official October 15th deadline for submitting the application packet has passed, is anyone sitting on pins and needles like me?? I just learned that they would contact us... Read More

  1. Visit  Xandar profile page
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    Ok.... got my vaccinations and physical done. I ordered my background check/ drug test tonight and I'm attending the CPR training at Memphis Sat from 8-12, so I'm cooking with bacon grease now. So now just the $100 for orientation and the dreaded book purchase and I should be good to go. I'm still looking for info on those "must have" books. Who all is going to be going to the UofM CPR course this Sat?
  2. Visit  scifihippie profile page
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    You really won't use the med surg book until second semester. You could probably get away with not buying the pharmacology book at all and just get Davis drug guide for nurses. And do not buy that Doenges care plan book. It's a waste of money. Buy the Ackley book for care plans.

    Your must have the first few weeks is the foundations book. You'll need a drug guide, lab test book and care plan book about six weeks in when you head to the hospital. You'll need the Fluid and Electrolyte book about halfway. And you'll need the Dosages book first day for that class.
    Last edit by scifihippie on Dec 3, '10
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    Quote from sbrbh10
    Nikkih901, can you PM me?
    hello sbrbh10....i just sent you a PM. Thanks!!
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    Quote from scifihippie
    You really won't use the med surg book until second semester. You could probably get away with not buying the pharmacology book at all and just get Davis drug guide for nurses. And do not buy that Doenges care plan book. It's a waste of money. Buy the Ackley book for care plans.

    Your must have the first few weeks is the foundations book. You'll need a drug guide, lab test book and care plan book about six weeks in when you head to the hospital. You'll need the Fluid and Electrolyte book about halfway. And you'll need the Dosages book first day for that class.
    thanks for that info scifihippie. one other thing I couldn't understand about the Dosages and Solutions class where is says part class/part online. What does that mean actually?
  5. Visit  sbrbh10 profile page
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    As your foundations teacher will tell you, no one can tell you how to study. Scifihippie helped me tremendously with what books to buy for the first semester. She's (he's) right about the Doenges Nursing Diagnosis Manual. I never opened it. She told me to get Betty Ackley's Nursing Diagnosis Handbook. It's well worth the money. There's another care plan book that really helped and that was Sparks and Taylor's Nursing Diagnosis Manual. Both Ackley and Sparks and Taylor are not on the required book list. The study guide books that come with the Fundamentals and Med Surg books are not necessary, though some people found them helpful. The Fluid and Electrolyte test is the hardest (Test 3). I never even opened the required Fluid and Electrolyte book. I studied the Kozier and Erb book and the Med Surg book. I also bought Fluid and Electrolytes Made Insanely Easy by Lippincott. It explains things so you can understand. You will be listening to Fluid and Electrolyte lectures by Marlene Hurst. She is really good. Study her notes and listen again to her lectures. She has a pathophysiology book that some people bought that seemed to be helpful. I did well on the Fluids test, so I guess I did something right! You will need a good Lab and Diagnostic testing handbook. I bought the Davis Lab book. The best drug handbook is also the Davis drug guide. The Pharmacology book will be needed about mid term. That's when you start getting into drugs.
  6. Visit  sbrbh10 profile page
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    The Dosages class is a hybrid course. You will only be coming to class part of the time. You are pretty much studying on your own.
  7. Visit  nikkih901 profile page
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    Hey if anyone still needs the CPR/AED through AHA I just took it tonight in the instructor's home. She was easy to schedule a time with, friendly and professional. It was only $50! Her name is Kimi Meza; home phone 901-854-6376 and her email is kimimeza@yahoo.com. She lives in Collierville, but I think her availability overrides the distance for me.
    Thanks for recommending Kimmie Meza. She was awesome!!! I loved the one on one interaction. If any of you haven't been certified yet, I would definitely recommend Kimmie.
  8. Visit  Xandar profile page
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    Update cause I'm bored lol. TB test, vaccines, physical... CHECK ..... AHA BLS Cert... CHECK Background/Drug screen..... CHECK My sanity.... UNCHECK

    Now all I need to do is panhandle change from now till orientation so I can give them the $100 bucks due........
  9. Visit  kay_bee profile page
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    Quote from szanin5
    Hey if anyone still needs the CPR/AED through AHA I just took it tonight in the instructor's home. She was easy to schedule a time with, friendly and professional. It was only $50! Her name is Kimi Meza; home phone 901-854-6376 and her email is kimimeza@yahoo.com. She lives in Collierville, but I think her availability overrides the distance for me.
    I cannot say enough about Kimi Meza! :heartbeat I am so happy that I canceled my other CPR class and went with her. Thanks Szanin5 for the information!
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    I cannot say enough about Kimi Meza! :heartbeat I am so happy that I canceled my other CPR class and went with her. Thanks Szanin5 for the information!
    Hey, no problem! Happy to help!
  11. Visit  sbrbh10 profile page
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    Just took last final for first semester!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wooooo Hoooooo!!!!!!!!
  12. Visit  Xandar profile page
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    I took my last one today too.......... a whole month of rest..... I'm speechless
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    Just took last final for first semester!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wooooo Hoooooo!!!!!!!!
    Congrats!! So how does it feel to be going into the 2nd semester?? I know that there is a lot less anxiety and sense of feeling overwhelmed!! I took my last final Monday and since I have completed the checklist, I have decided to stop worrying about the upcoming semester as a new nursing student and just enjoy these weeks off!


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