Tidewater Community College 2013 hopefuls - page 10

Hello :) THIS IS A BRAND NEW THREAD for TCC's up and coming classes in January and March, 2013. I am starting this thread to help me get through the waiting game. I just finished my HESI... Read More

  1. Visit  Abacrumbie profile page
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    Hey y'all! I'm in cohort 2 and today is my last clinical day for NUR 108! Just wanted to drop by and tell you guys that the program is great and the instructors are even better. I've laughed with them more than any other instructors i've had. The first test is scary, but not as bad as you think it's gonna be. Be sure you do your HESI case studies as you go and don't wait till the last minute to do anything! If you wanna start your reading now... start with COMMUNICATION, ASEPSIS and HYGIENE. These are the main focus of the course. These subjects, especially communication, show up on EVERY test and will be evaluated at clinical. You are expected to know A&P but aren't really tested heavily on it. Clinical isn't as scary as it seems either. Make buddies with the CNA's. They are great resources of info and can be great at demonstrating techniques with vitals and hygiene! The RN's are usually quite busy and don't have as much flexibility with their time, but some are still willing to give advice and help if needed. Some things I wish I hadn't bought were the HUGE care plan books. Small ones are better because you need them at clinical. I've also never once used the Strategies, Techniques and Approaches to Thinking book by Castillo. I bought 1 set of clinical clothes along with the lab jacket. Pockets are GREAT! Be sure to go through the checklist in your nursing skills pack and make sure everything is there. Good luck to you all! See you around the hall!
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  2. Visit  Ski Utah profile page
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    Quote from Abacrumbie
    Hey y'all! I'm in cohort 2 and today is my last clinical day for NUR 108! Just wanted to drop by and tell you guys that the program is great and the instructors are even better. I've laughed with them more than any other instructors i've had. The first test is scary, but not as bad as you think it's gonna be. Be sure you do your HESI case studies as you go and don't wait till the last minute to do anything! If you wanna start your reading now... start with COMMUNICATION, ASEPSIS and HYGIENE. These are the main focus of the course. These subjects, especially communication, show up on EVERY test and will be evaluated at clinical. You are expected to know A&P but aren't really tested heavily on it. Clinical isn't as scary as it seems either. Make buddies with the CNA's. They are great resources of info and can be great at demonstrating techniques with vitals and hygiene! The RN's are usually quite busy and don't have as much flexibility with their time, but some are still willing to give advice and help if needed. Some things I wish I hadn't bought were the HUGE care plan books. Small ones are better because you need them at clinical. I've also never once used the Strategies, Techniques and Approaches to Thinking book by Castillo. I bought 1 set of clinical clothes along with the lab jacket. Pockets are GREAT! Be sure to go through the checklist in your nursing skills pack and make sure everything is there. Good luck to you all! See you around the hall!
    Thanks for coming by and for the EXCELLENT advice. Please visit often!!
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  3. Visit  chmicha88 profile page
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    Speaking about cna so if you were a cna bfr do you think that it would help you a little but wth the classes, or what aspect of the cna scope of practice do we gonna focus on, like bed making, pericare,vitals, feeding or things like that
  4. Visit  chmicha88 profile page
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    Who evr need to sill take the CPR class, you guys can come wth me on next Thursday at 10 am for 50 $ just send me a pm so i know who want to come
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  5. Visit  Abacrumbie profile page
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    previous CNA will help you in clinical and lab, but not so much on tests. It might actually be harder to answer questions because sometimes your experience is different than what the book teaches. The book is the bible for this class.
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  6. Visit  nursenthemakin profile page
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    when was camp nightengale and how was it ?
  7. Visit  Lucky1113 profile page
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    Hey guys!!! I will be starting class with some of you on Monday have any of you received any posts on blackboard yet?
  8. Visit  cdstcc profile page
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    I don't start til March.....sorry, no help but good luck!! Keep us updated so we know what to expect
  9. Visit  infant17 profile page
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    hi when u took the hesi test what study guide would u suggest
  10. Visit  cdstcc profile page
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    I didnt use a study guide for the hesi so i dont have one to suggest....sorry.
  11. Visit  Ski Utah profile page
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    Quote from infant17
    hi when u took the hesi test what study guide would u suggest
    I got the hesi A2 study guide. It was good for me to study for the math, the chem, and physics
  12. Visit  Ski Utah profile page
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    Quote from Lucky1113
    Hey guys!!! I will be starting class with some of you on Monday have any of you received any posts on blackboard yet?
    I have posts in Bb, of course, it's the day before school...
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  13. Visit  cp1024 profile page
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    My classes are showing up, but I can't get into them from my iPad. Is it anything important?? Also, has anyone heard when the uniforms are suppose to come in??


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