NCTC ADN Fall 2012 - page 8

Anyone applying for the Fall 2012 semester at North Central Texas College for the ADN program? I went up to Gainesville yesterday and applied! I'm pretty excited because I didn't realize until... Read More

  1. Visit  Zweiells profile page
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    Y'all are welcome!

    As far as shoes go, most people found all white sneakers somewhere. I personally have a pair of Nurse Mates because I found some on clearance and couldn't find regular sneakers in all white that didn't have a fabric tongue.

    Just make sure whatever white shoes you buy are not mesh or absorbable fabric on the outside at all! Leather/pleather/rubber/plastic are a lot easier to clean body fluids off of!
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  3. Visit  amandacam profile page
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    What about scrubs? Like the style and exact colors? I have family members who want to buy me scrubs for Christmas and I'd love to get a head start, too. And is there any requirement for stethoscopes? Thanks so much for all the info.
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    Scrubs for class are Landau brand in True Red only. There are two different style tops that I've seen and a few styles of pants. Scrubs Xpress in Denton carries these. Clinical scrubs are any brand in white. The white scrubs have to be plain, no empire waist, no eyelet fabric, no button up, no girly style basically. I just got the same style of scrub top I have in the red and found a different brand of pants with a cargo pocket for my clinical scrubs.

    I prefer scrub pants with a bit of a flared leg and combination drawstring and elastic waistband (elastic in back, drawstring in front). These kind of scrub pants are special order at Scrubs Xpress for the landau true red but were worth the short wait!

    Stethoscope must have a bell and diaphragm and needs to be for adults (no pedi steth). Don't spend a ton of money on a Littman because you think you need one. I got a decent one at orientation for $25.
  5. Visit  amandacam profile page
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    Thanks for that information! I appreciate it so much. =)
  6. Visit  amandacam profile page
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    I had a question about the first semester labs. Do you guys use all the lab time or are they more like A&P labs where you do the work and can leave when you finish? They're 2 hours and 50 minutes long so I was just wondering.
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    Quote from amandacam
    I had a question about the first semester labs. Do you guys use all the lab time or are they more like A&P labs where you do the work and can leave when you finish? They're 2 hours and 50 minutes long so I was just wondering.
    We usually use all the time. The state and accrediting body require a certain number of hours of classroom time. There's always a skill or assessment to practice, though, and sometimes lecture will go longer than an hour, especially if it's a test day.
  8. Visit  amandacam profile page
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    Awesome! I do better either by myself or with structure. Good to know!
  9. Visit  amandacam profile page
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    How did the first semester go?
  10. Visit  Zweiells profile page
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    Well, we made it through! I think the last few weeks were kinda rough for a lot of us, with the holidays. Finals week was intense, we had three over two days. I think we all felt like we had too much to do and not enough time to do it. At the end of it all, I was just glad to be done and have a break! First semester is definitely doable, just stay on track and be consistent with your work ethic.


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