HCC Spring 2012-Houston Community College - page 7

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

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    3xmom,
    Thanks for the tip. I think I'm gonna have to wait on that right now. It sounds like a good deal, but I don't think I can afford it at this time. I'll keep it in mind.
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    Quote from CareAngel
    3xmom,
    Thanks for the tip. I think I'm gonna have to wait on that right now. It sounds like a good deal, but I don't think I can afford it at this time. I'll keep it in mind.
    I completely understand!! Keep my user name handy and if you decide to do it after loans and grants arrive just PM me, the link (according to who gave it to me), is good for awhile still--if nothing else it is at least worth a try versus paying full price!
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    Hey Chunky Munkey!
    I went to Half Price Books online and purchased the Calculate with Confidence book for $58.45 (new) ---> total price plus shipping came to $62.44. I think I'm gonna purchase the Pharm book from the HCC Bookstore. I was told by Hopeful_2013 that we will be using the access codes, and in order to get those, you would have to purchase a NEW book. HOWEVER, you can purchase access codes if you decide to buy a USED book. After I did the math, it seemed more reasonable to purchase the book NEW. I think the access codes are around $40.00. Besides, the NEW book comes in a bundle/package with other stuff, at least that's what the chick at the bookstore told me. So I think you get more bang for your buck if you buy NEW (even though half the time professors never use that extra stuff that come in the bundle).
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    to all,
    btw....if you all want to know who your teacher is, call any of the hcc bookstores and ask "can you please tell me what books i'll need for rnsg 1301 section #####??" once they are in their computer system, then ask "while you're in there, can you tell me who the teacher is?" they have access to that information because certain professors require different material. this is something i found out by accident.
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    Hopeful_2013,
    I just read that your Pharmacology class met twice a week?!?! Are you serious?? My schedule only says Monday evenings. Is there something that I'm missing?? Please tell me that's not going to change when class starts.
    My class met Mondays and Wednesdays at 9am-12pm. Just check your schedule again, sometimes the other time just pops up out of nowhere. Also, if you meet in the evening, how long does the class last? How many hours an evening?
  7. Visit  hopeful_2013 profile page
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    Wait... They might be doing it different for you all. I know that when I start school, our first semester is only going to be 8 weeks and then we start clinicals in October. Talk about a big time rush! I hope I learn something in those fast-track 8 weeks of chaos They said it seems too much, but it will help us out in the end. I guess to be taught more before we go to clinicals.

    Good luck this semester, everyone!
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    I am 9-12 also!
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    FYI. I the teacher I had for Pharmacology, Mrs. Mosqueda. Such an amazing woman! I hope you all have a great semester, and I'm here if you need anything. Remember, I'm a semester ahead of you all and I'd love to help answer any of your questions.
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    What campus are you taking pharmacology at? Who is going to be your professor?
  11. Visit  fauxlivia profile page
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    I also just finished taking Pharmacology this summer at HCCS and will be entering the program this fall. I had Ms. Rich as my professor and some students will tell you that she is ridiculously difficult and a hard teacher (I had several people tell me this my first day) but she is actually fantastic. As long as you're prepared for the exam you'll do fine, I recommend focusing on the instructor's notes, I noticed most of the test questions were drawn from there. As hopeful_2013 mentioned MANY people will fail or drop out, my class lost more than half of the students halfway before the course ended. The math test may also seem like it will be a cakewalk but many people in my class failed it the first time around because they did not learn abbreviations so make sure you learn them!
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    Like fauxlivia said, many will say teachers are hard, but even Rate My Professor gave a wrong outlook on my teacher. If you really want to be a nurse, study hard, learn (DO NOT MEMORIZE), and you'll do great! We lost half the class after the math test.

    Good luck and stay focused!
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    Hopeful_2013, fauxlivia,
    Thank you so very much for the information. Its very intimidating when you say that half the class dropped the course.

    @ hopeful_13,
    I'm taking the class Monday evenings from 5pm-8pm. How long was your class??
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    @ hopeful_13,
    I'm taking the class Monday evenings from 5pm-8pm. How long was your class??
    My class met Mondays and Wednesdays at 9am-12pm, but sometimes we went over and some days we left early. Do not be discouraged, be encouraged. This class weeds most students, who aren't ready yet, out of the program to further prepare themselves or rethink their choice in a career. If you REALLY want this, you will be very busy, but just fine.

    I have doubts in you, CareAngel


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