Looking for students who are applying to Brookhaven in Fall 2012 to start Spring 2013 - page 9

Hi there, I searched for Brookhaven to make sure there wasn't a thread for this but all I found was people that were getting in this fall at Brookhaven. I will be applying this fall to Brookhaven... Read More

  1. by   Preemie 2 RN
    The Foundations instructor let us use the 8th edition or the 9th edition this past semester. I'm sure she will let your class do the same. There isn't a big difference between the 8th and 9th editions either.

    I would email her and ask first though just to be sure.

    Also, I wonder why your book package for 1st semester is alot cheaper than what we had to pay for it. Our first semester book package was over $800 on top of the foundations book and skills lab kit.
  2. by   Laffitte
    I asked the same question about the cost of the bundle... Apparently they had previous semesters purchase a larger bundle of books at one time but for our class they are breaking them up some. So we will eventually pay the same, if not more, for all the books. We just do it over a few extra purchases.
  3. by   Preemie 2 RN
    That's cool!

    Did you guys find out who you have for clinical already?
  4. by   SA2009
    Yes, the schedule was sent to us. I am with Ms. K. at BUMC.
    Last edit by SA2009 on Dec 13, '12 : Reason: reworded
  5. by   Preemie 2 RN
    Oh Ms. K is very nice!! I haven't had her but everyone I know that has has great things to say about her!
  6. by   SA2009
    I'm so glad to hear that. What was your first day of clinicals like?
  7. by   Preemie 2 RN
    The first day of clinical is not bad at all. Mainly on your first day you are just being oriented to the unit, learning where all the supplies are, helping our the nurse you are assigned to, etc.

    My first day of clinical wasn't too bad. In my clinical group we paired off with another student and the 2 of us just followed a nurse around for the day helping the nurse with her patients. We took vitals, changed briefs, bed pans, helped pt to bathroom, repositioned pts, bed baths, etc. but it was nice because I was with another student so it wasn't as overwhelming.
  8. by   SA2009
    What a relief - some friends of mine went to nursing school in another state. Their clinicals started 2 weeks after they started school and they spend the 1st day of clinicals alone ... one of my friends felt very lost and really didn't know what to do. They were not asigned to any nurses.

    I'm very happy to hear that your experience has been a good one
  9. by   Preemie 2 RN
    Oh and you won't start clinical until about 6 weeks into the semester. During those first 6 weeks you will have "pre-clinical" lab instead where you will learn basic skills such as pulses, vitals, and physical assessment.
  10. by   SA2009
    Wonderful! It's so exciting...
  11. by   Preemie 2 RN
    If you guys want to keep in contact with me please PM me and I can give you my facebook and/or email address I just went through 1st semester and I wish I had a 'go-to' person who was further into the program so I could ask questions/get advice from other than advice in these threads on this message board. Feel free to contact me any time

    Happy Holidays!! Try to relax over this break because once the semester starts it's a roller coaster ride!
  12. by   JosephQueen
    Is the bundle not available online? I can't seem to find it on the bookstore website.
  13. by   JosephQueen
    Well, just got all my books (correct editions) from online websites. No names but you know the big name online vendors. Saved almost 400 dollars compared to the place that provides our scrubs and over 500 dollars compared to campus bookstore. This is not for braggin rights. Just a heads up to those like myself that value a few hundred dollars saved.