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- Aug 23, '10 by condanchriNathan,
No, I did not work, but I have three children whom my husband and I homeschool - so I would guess that might add up to a full-time job. I do have several classmates who worked during the program - these are very dedicated people who are extremely successful at time-management (honestly, I don't think I could have done it while working, but that's me). I did not find the first quarter to be harder than the pre-req's. However, I know that science becomes more of a focal point in the coming quarters. I am imagining this next quarter to be a difficult one (I also have a friend who is one quarter ahead of me in the program, and she told me so). The first quarter is much more about time management, visiting different clinical sites, listening and learning as much in theory and clinical lab as possible, and succeeding at the last minute assignments that are thrown at you - everything the nursing program does has a purpose (even if it may not seem so at the time!). If you have time to memorize medical terminology (prefix, suffix and root words), that would be very helpful.
I don't know anything about the LPN program at Bates (I know that TCC used to put a few students there for their first year, then transfer them to TCC, but I don't know if they still do so - sorry!).
As far as "waitlist," I didn't mean a set list - what I meant was the few numbers that get picked below the 24 original are usually the ones notified (in order) if someone declined the program (i.e. got in somewhere else) or some other reason (which I can't think of!). Life happens, and sometimes maybe the timing isn't right for somebody - that's where a lucky person (whose number was picked just below the 24) may get an opportunity.
Hope this info helps!
- Aug 23, '10 by Nathan S.Great! Thank you so much for your help I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it! Best of luck to you in the remaining quarters of the program and I hope to see you there!
- Aug 23, '10 by LilyGirlieHey everyone!
I have been reading and following for awhile. And I am thrilled to share that I got into the Fall 2010 cohort. I have orientation on 8/31 and have a ton of stuff that needs to be done!
If anyone have any advise, I would appreciate the insight. Can't wait to start!
- Aug 23, '10 by condanchriCongratulations Lilygirl!!!
My only advice is to make sure you get all your requirements done early (shots, auto insurance info, cpr card, etc.) and it would probably be good to brush up on your medical terminology (as I told Nathan below). That was the one thing I wish I had done, prior to starting my program.
Best of luck to you!
- Aug 23, '10 by LilyGirlieThanks! I am working on getting my immunizations. But unfortunately my mom has lost all my childhood records and I have no health insurance. So I am trying to find somewhere cheap to either get the shots or titers for real cheap.
- Aug 24, '10 by sail2boat2002Try sea mar community health center up in Seattle. I don't know where you live but I live in south king county and I going to get all my immunization done there. They have sliding scale fee so that you don't have to pay arms and legs for it. I asked health works, which is a private clinic and they asked for 100 dollars for a single hep b shot. Imagine getting all the 4 shots, that is 400 bucks!!! By the way sea mar is located near west seattle so if you live around Tacoma, the commute will be about 40 minutes or so.
hope this helps
- Aug 24, '10 by LilyGirlieThanks for the suggestion... I will call tomorrow. I am getting so excited and nervous to start. They are good nerves though. Now it is just fighting through the paperwork.
- Aug 25, '10 by RachelLI also got accepted, and I get all my medical stuff done at the Kent Community Health Clinic. I think they call it Health Point now. It is on a sliding scale. The student insurance is really a decent price for health insurance, and I believe they gave us a link via email. It's cheaper and you get way more for your money then if you just pick one up online. I will also be there on 8/31 and I can't wait!!
- Aug 31, '10 by condanchriHey there, just wanted to post that I sold my books - and I apologize to those of you who called that I didn't get back to. (wish I could just erase the post, but I don't know how!).
Best of luck to you in your first quarter!
- Aug 31, '10 by sail2boat2002Anybody selling nursing textbooks mentioned in the previous post? Please contact me
Thankx!!!Last edit by jb2u on Sep 2, '10