Tidewater Community College 2013 hopefuls - page 6

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

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    Quote from Ski Utah
    What is the first class? Nursing 108? Is that the only class we take for the first 8 weeks?
    Do we need a stethoscope? what kind if so would you recommend?
    Do we need a watch? Can we use digital?
    Do we have to wear the white nursing shoes or can we wear something else?
    Does the nursing school sign us up for the courses or do we?
    Do we get to take Spring break? Any break at all over the summer?
    Does anyone want to sell me their nursing 108 book?
    Thanks for any information you pass along

    CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE! I'M SO VERY EXCITED!!
    I can actually answer some of your questions!

    First class is a Basic Nursing class. We'll go over basic concepts, learn about the nursing process, and basic skills such as bed baths, and CNA type skills. In my last school we also learned to give injections and things, but ever program is different. Here is the course discription from TCC's site. Introduces principles of nursing, health and wellness concepts, and the nursing process. Identifies nursing strategies to meet the multidimensional needs of individuals. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care, introduction to the profession of nursing, nursing process, documentation; basic needs related to integumentary system, teaching/learning, stress, psychosocial, safety, nourishment, elimination, oxygenation, circulation, rest, comfort, sensory, fluid and electrolyte and mobility needs in adult clients. Also includes care of the pre/post operative client. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.


    According to the schedule NUR 108 is only 8wks as are most of the NUR courses. I think I only saw like 3 classes that were 16wks. I think I'll actually prefer the 8wk set up.

    I don't know what they want for a stethoscope or if they want us to have one. I was wondering this myself. But I have a Littmann II from my last program and I liked it a lot. I went with it b/c I had seen others on this forum recommend it. (I was a lurker for a looooong time
    )

    You need a watch with a second hand to keep track of breathing, and pulse. You could probably do it with a digital watch, but I think it's easier with an analog.

    Definitely white shoes but you can wear any that meet their specifications. I actually asked this today when I turned my sheet in. I was told all white, leather, non porous Trust me, you'll be glad when you end up with someone's body fluids on your shoes and you can just hose them off!!!

    According to what our packet said they would give us instructions for getting our schedule at the orientation.

    According to the schedule if you're starting in 108 in January, that class will end like March 3 and the next class with begin on March 11, when Cohort 4 begins. So yes according to that you will get spring break off. We should still get off days that are "OFF" for the school over all. Unless I've missed something.

    I don't have a book for you, but you can get books for really cheap from Amazon. You can rent, borrow, or buy used or new books from them, and for much cheaper than the school offers. And if you register your school email address with Amazon you can get a free Student account that allows you to get a Free Amazon Prime membership. You can't do the free movie downloads, but you do get the free 2 day shipping on any thing that is PRIME eligible.


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    And some questions of my own:

    Surely they will do drug testing (they did in my last program) so when are we suppose to do that? They didn't give instructions to us in our packet.

    When are we suppose to have our malpractice, background and CPR? They'll probably tell us at the Orientation, but I'm impatient, and trying to plan.


    And I'm totally excited too! Can't WAIT!!!!
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  3. Visit  chmicha88} profile page
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    Thanks for letting me know , but I'm just putting out there to every body I'm accepted in cohart of January and wanna switch to march if any of you ladies interested just pm me or leave a post in here and I'll get back to you. I hope I'll find a person bfr orientation bcz I'm foreign and I need to go to my country bfr starting the program that's why I need to switch
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    CP1024 said they would switch with you...I think.
  5. Visit  chmicha88} profile page
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    Yeah I know but she said something could come up just in case I would maybe have a back up
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    CP1024--WOW, thanks for the reply! I am going to look on Amazon--that sounds like the way to go
  7. Visit  virgolove34} profile page
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    Quote from Ski Utah
    Hey there everyone--particularly NURSES or already student nurses!

    I have some questions that they will probably answer on the 29th, but still, I'm just dying to know...

    What is the first class? Nursing 108? Is that the only class we take for the first 8 weeks?

    Do we need a stethoscope? what kind if so would you recommend?
    Do we need a watch? Can we use digital?
    Do we have to wear the white nursing shoes or can we wear something else?
    Does the nursing school sign us up for the courses or do we?
    Do we get to take Spring break? Any break at all over the summer?
    Does anyone want to sell me their nursing 108 book?
    Thanks for any information you pass along

    CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE! I'M SO VERY EXCITED!!
    Most of the classes in the beginning are 8 weeks long. Some digital watches have second hand. You sign yourself up for classes. The first class is fundamentals of nursing and you learn about the history, legal aspects, ethics , what nursing is, bed making, baths, communication, nursing process, enemas, foleys and the list goes on ha. The second class is pharmacology and physical assessment which i am in.. and you learn about drugs, passing meds and doing a head to toe assessment. You do need a stethoscope. They don't require a certain brand. I have a Littman but a few classmates have a prestige.
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  8. Visit  chmicha88} profile page
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    sounds cool first class seem to me like the cna classes i already took ,
    so excited for every one how about the books and the scrubs .are the books for every class or the books can be used for different classes?
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    oh forgot as well can we pick our teachers like do you recommend or dont , just your general feed back about the instructors
  10. Visit  chmicha88} profile page
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    ladies i found a place where to get the cpr card for only 50$ who ever is interested let me know we can go together
  11. Visit  virgolove34} profile page
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    You buy new books for every class but I'm in physical assessment and we still use our 108 book as well. Your cohort has the same teacher. Two different teachers teach the material... They split up the content but everyone is in the same class. You have different clinical instructors. All nurses doesn't allow names on the forums.
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    Thanks Virgolove!! I saw that they had 2 different teachers listed for the class, but the times were the same and it looked like the same class room was listed for both but different teachers. I wonder why they make it look like there were two different classes per 8 wks... What does your schedule look like now (and for 108)?
  13. Visit  chmicha88} profile page
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    Cp204 how DD you chech the classes
  14. Visit  cp1024} profile page
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    To look at the classes for Nursing or anything, at TCC you can log in to the SIS on TCC and search the classes you can see the hours, teacher, labs, days a week the class meets, ext. You can also look in the spring catalog if they sent you one in the mail.

    Also just FYI Chmicha, I am still trying to talk to my mom, but apparently she's having phone issues. I've got my brother going to tell her tomorrow that I need to talk to her, so hopefully I can let you know something definite about switching with you then. But sometimes my brother can be a bit flaky...


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