NVCC Class of 2013 Meet and Greet + Q&A - page 5

by callduck

Hello All, I wanted to start a new thread for everyone who was accepted (and because the other one was getting really long). :) If you could please share some information about yourself and any questions you have about the... Read More


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    Quote from MsTrish
    I went to the AHA's website, where I clicked on a link to find training centers for the BLS Healthcare Provider course. One of them is called EnjoyCPR (enjoycpr.com), where they offer the course for $75. The fee includes the books and/or training materials. It's 3 hours long. I e-mailed them to see what exactly is included in the course, as I've read classes to last at least 4.5 hours or more for certification.
    Hi all,

    I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far despite the tedious requirements we are to complete.

    Received the response to my e-mail. In case there are those who are still shopping around for a less expensive BLS Healthcare Provider CPR course, this class includes CPR for infants, children (1 yr to adolescence), and adults, adult and child bag-mask technique and rescue breathing, 2-rescuer CPR for adults and children, AED, and relief of choking. Receipt of the card for completing the course is dependent on how far in advance you register, i.e. registering a few days before the actual class may mean having the card mailed to you, and whether or not the cards are on backorder (never heard of this before).

    In any case, hope to see you all in August!
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    Hello everyone!

    First, I want to say congrats to all who got accepted! I was wait listed at first but recieved another email saying that I got accepted =) I'm very excited and can't wait to meet you all at the orientation. I still have to turn in my background check but I'm afraid that I might not be able to see you guys because I got a DWI last year and they might kick me out of the program. Hopefully I'll pass but if I don't, I wish you all the very best and fulfill your dreams =) I'll still stop by here and say hello though lol. Great to meet you guys!
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    @Just another student:

    I think the 1" high would be the right one if you're getting yours personalized, since it allows 2 lines for text. Perhaps the 3/4" are for tags you'd get at an office supply store, which I imagine are the ones you'd have to write on. Like callduck, I'm looking to save $$ too, and $20 is alot PER nametag according to the Uniform ordering form, so I'm looking at mynamebadges.com, which would cost me less than $20 for two, including shipping.

    About the BLS CPR class, you can go to heart.org like what Cathyn85 suggested and look for classes close to your area. As far as pricing is concerned, I gather from the posts on here that it can cost over $100 plus books, including the MEC course. I took the liberty of searching for a place closer to the Stafford/Quantico area via heart.org (I love to research), and they offer a BLS Healthcare Provider course for $85 at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge. You'll have to call them at (703) 221-2500 for class availability. But maybe you already beat me to it!
    Last edit by MsTrish on Jun 30, '11 : Reason: I thought it would be a direct response to a post but it wasn't, so I'll have to include who the message is to.
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    Just FYI. The AHA changed its standards for CPR. Its chest compressions first and then 2 breaths. Take it from someone in EMS! Congrats to all who got in. See you in class
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    Name: Kelsey
    Years at NVCC: 1
    Joined the FBook Group: cant find...
    Track: Traditional
    Career Goal: MSN or Masters of Science in Nursing and spanish and psychology minors
    Planning to Transfer: Mason's BSN Program
    Classes Completed: SDV 101, NAS 161 & 162, Eng 111, HLT 141 Psych 201, Art 101, CST 126, ITE 115, HLT 250

    hey! i am 19 no kids no relationship. i am also interested in moving closer to Springfield campus i live in Chantilly and it takes 30 min no traffic and unpredictable up to and hour and fifteen with traffic.
    an apartment would be best it could be just like a 4 year college 2br and 4 roomies that would be cheap but really its not about the money i would just need to be in a environment that would allow me to focus on my studies and be around others that are goal minded as well.
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    has anyone tried buying the nurse kit online via Standris Medical Supplies?
    https://www.standris.com/nurseKits_spragueLite.cfm

    total cost plus shipping is cheaper than the supplier NVCC suggested.
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    sorry, it should have been this kit as NOVA suggested: http://www.standris.com/littmann_nur...ightweight.cfm
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    Hi Class of 2013!!

    My name is Cookie Monster .. I just graduated from NVCC's Traditional Nursing Program. I took my boards on June 25th 2011 and became a Registered Nurse (OFFICIALLY ) on June 27th 2011.. What I want to advice all of you is that although NVCC recommends you guys to not work throughout the program, it is definitely difficult for a lot of students to keep up with the living expenses and stuff especially cuz our economy sucks at this time.. Anyway, I want to suggest to either volunteer or work as a nurse aide or tech at a local hospital, just to keep your foot in the door. This will help you get a job once you graduate...I only worked 24 hour a week throughout the program.. NVCC does really well with preparing you to think critically..It really really prepares you to pass your NCLEX the first time. I know you guy will do great and if any of you guys ever have questions or help with anything, I am all about helping because I know these two years are going to be your most difficult years in school. Been there, done that..

    Good Luck to all of you..

    ps... my ultimate goal is to be a CRNA also

    Cookie
    Last edit by sk2198 on Jul 5, '11
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    Name: Dave

    Years at NVCC: at least 2 I think

    Joined the FBook Group: trying to find it

    Track: Traditional

    Career Goal: ER nurse

    Planning to Transfer: Eventually. No rush

    Classes Completed: pre-reqs of course. I have a BA in Historic Preservation already so all the "make me a better human being" classes are done.

    About me: I'm married with a 2yo. I have had nearly every type of job you can think of. Just off the top of my head are machinist, Marine, firefighter, archaeologist, and now ER tech. Those are just the paying jobs I can think of right now. I'm a national registry medic. I volunteer at Loudoun County Rescue Squad in Leesburg. I work for inova at Loudoun hospital in the ed as a tech. I'm old. I turn 39 this year. My wife is a volunteer medic in Leesburg at the rescue squad. I'll happily show you pictures of her or my daughter if you have time to kill.

    Questions:

    There seem to be a few folks from Loudoun in our class. We should try and set up a carpool. Anyone interested?

    Comments:

    1) Don't skimp on the stethoscope. I've been lusting after my wife's Master Cardiology ever since I bought it for her. So being a wonderful wife she bought me one for this program. I swear you can hear atoms collide with it. Having run ems for many years I can say you'll never go wrong buying good quality. Allheart.com has them cheaper than standris.

    2) I'm hoping to use the nvcc scrubs as a color match for buying better ones. I wear scrubs for work in the ER. The nvcc scrubs are $12. I can say you get what you pay for with $12 scrubs.

    3) If you haven't signed up for a CPR class yet email me. I happen to know a CPR instructor. She's asleep next to me right now.

    See everyone soon,

    Dave
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    Quote from Davew1775
    Name: Dave

    Years at NVCC: at least 2 I think

    Joined the FBook Group: trying to find it

    Track: Traditional

    Career Goal: ER nurse

    Planning to Transfer: Eventually. No rush

    Classes Completed: pre-reqs of course. I have a BA in Historic Preservation already so all the "make me a better human being" classes are done.

    About me: I'm married with a 2yo. I have had nearly every type of job you can think of. Just off the top of my head are machinist, Marine, firefighter, archaeologist, and now ER tech. Those are just the paying jobs I can think of right now. I'm a national registry medic. I volunteer at Loudoun County Rescue Squad in Leesburg. I work for inova at Loudoun hospital in the ed as a tech. I'm old. I turn 39 this year. My wife is a volunteer medic in Leesburg at the rescue squad. I'll happily show you pictures of her or my daughter if you have time to kill.

    Questions:

    There seem to be a few folks from Loudoun in our class. We should try and set up a carpool. Anyone interested?

    Comments:

    1) Don't skimp on the stethoscope. I've been lusting after my wife's Master Cardiology ever since I bought it for her. So being a wonderful wife she bought me one for this program. I swear you can hear atoms collide with it. Having run ems for many years I can say you'll never go wrong buying good quality. Allheart.com has them cheaper than standris.

    2) I'm hoping to use the nvcc scrubs as a color match for buying better ones. I wear scrubs for work in the ER. The nvcc scrubs are $12. I can say you get what you pay for with $12 scrubs.

    3) If you haven't signed up for a CPR class yet email me. I happen to know a CPR instructor. She's asleep next to me right now.

    See everyone soon,

    Dave
    Hi Dave! You're right... I think Carolyn found 5 people (including myself) in our class that live in Loudoun. You make 6. A carpool is definitely the way to go. I guess when it gets closer, we can figure out the details, and who's interested in doing that. I know I am!

    I'm on board with the steth too... I have my eye on a master cardiology too. The only thing is I had someone GIVE me a steth and blood pressure cuff (I think it was an Allheart) which was SO nice... So now I'm having difficulty paying that much money when I technically have one...

    I already tried with the uniform thing too! I'm on the tall side and pretty thin, so finding anything that fits is difficult. Something tells me unisex pants are not going to work, but Mrs. Vito says they MUST come from the same dye lot and be purchased through MEC. No workaround like there may have been in the past.

    Look forward to meeting you!


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