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HCC Spring 2012-Houston Community College - page 5

Hi Everyone, I'll be applying for HCC Spring 2012. I was intending on taking my prerequisites in the Fall, but I've decided to knock out A&P II and Micro this summer to avoid any complications in... Read More

  1. Visit  CHUNKY_MUNKEY profile page
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    Quote from mmbero82
    very important shots info:

    i don't know what they have told you all but, you need to make sure you get your hep b vaccinations out of the way. you also need to get a titer done for varicella (chicken pox), to prove you had it. they will not accept a letter from your doctor for us, they wanted valid proof. if you didn't have chicken pox, you need to get your varicella zoster vaccination asap. you now need to have your meningicoccal vaccination, which we weren't told until the last second. good thing for me i was in the army and have every vaccination known to man inside my body. remember, never wait to do anything at the last second. they were turning away students left and right because they didn't have certain vaccines in a certain time frame. be prepared! you do not need your physical and drug test until you get the proper paperwork from coleman college, which you will receive on your 1st day of orientation. on your 1st day of orientation, they will check off everyone who has their vaccinations completed. now, wouldn't you like to be one of those lucky students who have everything (shots) completed so you don't have to mess with the hassel?

    immunization list:

    meningicoccal vaccination
    tdap
    mmr (2 different times)
    hbv (3 different times)
    chicken pox titer or varicella zoster vaccination
    flu shot (seasonal) if in season*
    tb test or x-ray, if known + (lasts only 1 year)

    i hope i helped! :d good luck, everyone!
    phew i'm so glad i have all my immunizations completed. i just have to update my cpr card(expires in 2012 so i'm sure hcc wants it valid the entire time i'm in the program) and chicken pox titer.
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    Ugh! I hope it's in October because that is the only month that would work for me. I already have a BA in another field and am a marketing manager so it's not a job I can afford to just quit, it's a professional job. :-( Nursing will be a more flexible career believe it or not- one of many reasons I am changing careers.
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    Quote from CHUNKY_MUNKEY
    @mmbero82. Thanks for the wealth of information you've just given us. That really puts me at ease to know what to expect. I really do appreciate your input in this forum. Great to see folks helping each other out. Kudos to you mmbero82
    Thank you SO much, that means the world to me. I was in the Army and I consider all of you my comrades Never leave a soldier behind. I love helping because I was once in your shoes and I was lost and scared. Nice to meet you all; my name is Misty.
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    Ugh! I hope it's in October because that is the only month that would work for me. I already have a BA in another field and am a marketing manager so it's not a job I can afford to just quit, it's a professional job. :-( Nursing will be a more flexible career believe it or not- one of many reasons I am changing careers.
    I have no doubt that you WILL make it, succeed, and be a great nurse
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    Thanks, Misty! I needed to hear that. There is always something more to add to the to-do list.
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    Quote from careangel
    also, what about the application process?? do you know how students are chosen for the program?? i hate that they make us go through all this mumbo jumbo so they can say that we did not get into the program.
    any ideas??
    if you got the "conditional" letter stating you are eligible to take pharmacology, then when you pass pharm and get an "a" on the math exam, you're in! after i did all that, i was told to sign up for fall. many people will not pass pharm or the math test and many will drop out so, if you are dedicated and mature, you will do just fine :d
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    Another thing, the reason the school makes you go through all this, "mumbo-jumbo" is to weed out the immature and under-qualified students so they may get the very dedicated, I'll-do-anything students into the program!

    So smile, believe in yourself and the grace of God because you WILL MAKE IT!
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    Quote from mmbero82
    Another thing, the reason the school makes you go through all this, "mumbo-jumbo" is to weed out the immature and under-qualified students so they may get the very dedicated, I'll-do-anything students into the program!

    So smile, believe in yourself and the grace of God because you WILL MAKE IT!
    That is so true. We just have to stick with the program and do the best we can. Goodluck everyone. Yea I suspected the pharmacology course is to weed out students.
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    Nice to meet you Misty! I'm Michelle. You've been an ANGEL!! Thanks for the encouragement. This is the only class I'll be taking this semester so I'll be dedicating the next 16 weeks to this class. Please keep in touch with us so that we see how things are going for you.

    @MC93 - I hear ya! I remember that was one of the first things that the Director said in the ER meeting..."You will have to make sacrifices if you want this!" I have a full time job as well and I can't just pick up and leave for a meeting.

    I know that we will ALL make it!!!!!!!
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    Misty,
    About the shots....you said they will check us off for completion at orientation. Which Orientation?? The one that is on the first day of the Pharm class? I have to get the flu shot and the Meningicoccal vaccine and I'd like to get that completed asap.
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    I am so thankful I came across all of you on this message board! Thank you!
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    I am glad I found this message board and all of you- thank you!
    Last edit by MC93 on Aug 10, '11 : Reason: Typo
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    Quote from CareAngel
    Misty,
    About the shots....you said they will check us off for completion at orientation. Which Orientation?? The one that is on the first day of the Pharm class? I have to get the flu shot and the Meningicoccal vaccine and I'd like to get that completed asap.
    Hey, CareAngel! Nope. The day they checked us off for shots was the first day of the actual Nursing Orientation at Coleman College, for us, on the first Friday of our 2 orientation days.

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