Brookhaven Fall 2012 - page 27

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Anyone here applying to Brookhaven's nursing program next month for their Fall 2012 admission? I am..I need to take the HESI one more time in hopes of getting a higher score. The only support class that I do not have complete... Read More


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    @escapebid- where do we need to do the service learning hours from?Is it ok if we do them before hand? Also fundamental books that we are talking about, do you guys buy them online or the bookstore? I am so confused *rolling eyes*
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    Go to sweatmonkey.com to sign up for that and look at where you can do your volunteer hours. I did mine at a hospice listed on sweatmonkey. I was told that the hours needed to be done within the semester, and you have to do hours every semester, even summer.

    The extra fundamentals books like davis and evolve's can be found at barnes and noble, or on amazon. I bought davis through amazon on ebook so I could have it on my kindle/android to study with.
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    I'm a third semester student at Brookhaven. My suggestion for you is to relax this summer! Once you start the program, it will be a whirlwind until Xmas break. I would highly suggest buying and using the Saunders NCLEX review book and the Review and Rationale book series (fundamentals, psych, med surg, ob, pedi, etc.). Once in the program, you will need to learn how to test the nursing way. All the answers may be right on the question, you will need to select the most correct answer or what you would do first. I would also suggest the most current version of the care plan book. Prior versions are difficult and not correct. My advice is for you to be flexible, know there will be last minute changes and go with it.

    The book pack you purchase will not have the fundamentals book, ob, pedi, and med surg case study book included.

    Good Luck!
    Last edit by Medic2RN on Jun 21, '12 : Reason: TOS - solicitation
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    Quote from kickymarcia
    I'm a third semester student at Brookhaven. My suggestion for you is to relax this summer! Once you start the program, it will be a whirlwind until Xmas break. I would highly suggest buying and using the Saunders NCLEX review book and the Review and Rationale book series (fundamentals, psych, med surg, ob, pedi, etc.). Once in the program, you will need to learn how to test the nursing way. All the answers may be right on the question, you will need to select the most correct answer or what you would do first. I would also suggest the most current version of the care plan book. Prior versions are difficult and not correct. My advice is for you to be flexible, know there will be last minute changes and go with it.

    The book pack you purchase will not have the fundamentals book, ob, pedi, and med surg case study book included.

    Good Luck!
    Hi kickymarcia, would you please share what your typical week was like when you started the program? Did you work at all? I am starting in the fall and am also on the waitlist with UTA so I am really trying to make a decision about my parttime job which is really Fri-Sun. Thank you so kindly.
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    The first eight weeks is pretty much mon-Friday with weekends off. Then you start clinical one day a week and will need a preclinical paperwork day. If your work is in the evenings then it could be fine. You'll need plenty of time to study too. Your schedule will be so busy that you can only concentrate on a few days at a time. I've worked part time/24 hours since the beginning. Looking back I don't see how I was able to do it the first semester. Each semester brings less hours requirement. I would say your schedule will really open up the third semester. Then by the final semester, you'll be down to one clinical day and one lecture day.
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    Thank you kickymarcia. I hope will manage to work part time like you did because I really cannot afford not to work. All the best to you.
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    I think working is definitely possible during school. Try to work somewhere that you can change your schedule at a whim. Clinical days can get changed at last minute, extra classes added, and we have no power to change it. My clinical group was the only one with Friday clinicals last semester, and in third semester clinical days will be different every five to six weeks. I guess what I'm trying to say is be flexible and ask your family/friends/job to be understanding.
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    Hi there!
    I am completly new to this board, but I am taking my Hesi on 9/18/2012 and I am completly freaked out. I am so nervous about the grammar part i am terrible about identifying adjectives and what not. This will be my first time to apply anywhere for nursing. Has anyone taken the Hesi that can help like whats the hardest part? Also i have taken All my four classes and have A&p2 (which is 2 points ) and fine arts(which is 1 point for some reason) and my GPA is over a 3.0 so i have a total of 10 points i think.... what do i need to make on the hesi to be competetive???

    thanks
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    The hardest part for me was the vocabulary and the grammar. I made a composite score of 93 and some change. So I received 18 pts from the Hesi. I applied with 30.9 pts. I did not have patho or end of life but all other classes done. I would say aim for 20 pts that would put yout at 30 but also try and take some more support classes. Any other questions just ask.


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