Bates Tech College LPN Program

  1. 0 Hi everyone! I just got accepted into Bates Technical College for their LPN Fall 2011 class. I am so excited and nervous at the same time. I am about to start looking for books and things...Is there anyone else out there who has been through this program at Bates or is starting? I hope so!!!:redpinkhe

    I have to get my doctor to sign off on my immunizations b/c I was looking over the list and I have had all these shots done when I was in the military except the annual TB shot. So I have to take my old record to him and have him sign off while I get whatever new shots I need.

    Also, I been looking online for places to buy my books from. I am going to start buying a few books at a time. Can anyone give me sites to check besides Amazon, textbooks, half/half....I even looked at Ebay & Craigslist for my area.

    Neshia:heartbeat
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    ladynesh has '8' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Pulmonary, Rheumatology'. From 'Tacoma, Wa'; Joined Dec '10; Posts: 35; Likes: 1.

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  4. Visit  tokmom profile page
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    Are there graduating students you can get in touch with and see if they want to sell their books?

    Congrat on your acceptance! I know one of the instructors and I have Bates students on my floor. I might just see you next year during your rotation.
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    Are there graduating students you can get in touch with and see if they want to sell their books?

    Congrat on your acceptance! I know one of the instructors and I have Bates students on my floor. I might just see you next year during your rotation.
    Hi and thank you for ur support. That's what I'm trying to do. Idk how or what my step would be to get in touch of any of them. I really wish I could cuz that would save me so much money. I hope I'm there. I have a plan. I want to finish lpn then bridge over to rn then rn to bsn. Trying to get everything done b4 hubby transfers again.
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    I think they are still around this week. I'm not sure when their last day is. I could ask if I see them the next two days that I'm on. I wonder if there is a bulletin board or something at the college?
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    That's what I wondered but I was told they in a new edition already.
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    oh, so the other books would do no good. That's too bad. Books are so expensive.
  9. Visit  ladynesh profile page
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    That's what I said. I understand that they want us to get the most updated information, but most editions are usually the same give or take a few additions and a new cover. I totalled up my books on Amazon and they averaged around $405 and that's not including any add-ons that teachers may or may not do. That's why I am gonna start buying little by little now...
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    Hi, I start Bates in September too but I don't know how to get the list of books I will need. They want me to have completed all of my immunizations etc. before I will get any more information. This is kind of a frustrating process. I have most of my stuff done but am now waiting for the results of my PPD and I think they want a two step, I will barely be done in time with that before starting classes. How did you get the required books etc. without having all of your immunizations in?
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    Hi, I start Bates in September too but I don't know how to get the list of books I will need. They want me to have completed all of my immunizations etc. before I will get any more information. This is kind of a frustrating process. I have most of my stuff done but am now waiting for the results of my PPD and I think they want a two step, I will barely be done in time with that before starting classes. How did you get the required books etc. without having all of your immunizations in?
    @joyousdg - Have u spoken to Ms. Brenda regarding the deadline for ur immunizations? I was informed that was in July. Hope they gave u an extension.

    Follow this link: http://www.bates.ctc.edu/BookSupply/ it will take u directly to Bates Bookstore, all u have to do is find ur program and the most updated list should be available. You can buy your books from anywhere as long as they are the correct ISBN

    Have u been fitted for ur uniform? Have u contacted Ms. Brenda? If not, I am going to try and PM u her number & my number if u have questions, but Ms. Brenda is ur first step.
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    Hi ladynesh,
    Thanks for such a speedy response. They called me two weeks ago to see if I was interested so I hope they understand about the immunizations, I got in to get them done as soon as I could but it takes a little more than 6 months for the Hep B series to be completed. When I got on the waiting list last spring he told me the wait was 2 years. I hope this works out, I need to get financial aid going and everything, I don't really like last minute stuff and this is stressing me out. I better not let it. I did call Brenda but I lost her number she said that I had to turn in the completed packet first. I will call again now. I feel like I need more answers. Did you go to an orientation or learn more about the program yet?
    I am glad to know someone who is also starting this fall, despite trying to get everything together in a hurry I am excited
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    Hi ladynesh,
    Thanks for such a speedy response. They called me two weeks ago to see if I was interested so I hope they understand about the immunizations, I got in to get them done as soon as I could but it takes a little more than 6 months for the Hep B series to be completed. When I got on the waiting list last spring he told me the wait was 2 years. I hope this works out, I need to get financial aid going and everything, I don't really like last minute stuff and this is stressing me out. I better not let it. I did call Brenda but I lost her number she said that I had to turn in the completed packet first. I will call again now. I feel like I need more answers. Did you go to an orientation or learn more about the program yet?
    I am glad to know someone who is also starting this fall, despite trying to get everything together in a hurry I am excited
    Question? Have u ever had the shots in question cuz u could of gotten titers. Also seems like u r an add on which is good cuz u don't fall into same cat. I am done with my checklist, I'm registered & just waiting on class 2 begin. That is correct, u do have 2 trn in ur package. Make sure u actually have ur Dr & Dentist sign paper saying u r okay 2 start cuz that was my issue I was missing that form had 2 go back 2 them & come back but its done now. Also bring COPIES of ur cpr provider card, car insurance, cna certificate, hiv training, cuz they don't have copier machine in there. I did not go to orientation cuz I was out of town 4 fam emergency so I felt like u did no help, but I finally got it done, if u need help I emaild u my number u can call me. I am excited too, I picked up my uniforms, u hav to buy them from Todays Uniforms on MLK street they have contract with school.
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    All but the Hep B (I have had shot one but still need 2 & 3), I have had the titer immunity or am current for everything else. Thanks for the reminder on dentist/doctor release- I got a letter from my primary provider and will pick one up from my dentist Thursday, then besides the rest of the Hep B I am good. I saw that I could sign the waiver if worse comes to worst and then finish the series anyway. Same with the flu shots, I have had them within the last year but they aren't giving any out now. Some schools provide the vaccines for you once you get started. I really hope this school is worth all the running around. What is your ultimate goal with nursing?
  15. Visit  ladynesh profile page
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    My ultimate goal is bsn, just this is quicker than waiting on a rn program. I am going lpn-rn bridge, then rn-bsn. Well thats what I want, so we will see. You said ur doctore wrote u a letter? Make sure they accept that b/c they are very strict. Have u gotten ur uniforms? I only bought 2 uniforms & a jacket. I will buy more later but right now, I'm good. Well sounds like u are on the right track. Did u look at the listing for the books yet? What is ur goal?


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