Tacoma Community College Nursing Program: Spring 2011

  1. Hello there! I was just accepted into TCC's Nursing Program for Spring 2011...any others out there?
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  3. by   shanley
    I did!

    I wasn't really planning on it, either... Took me about 15 minutes of checking my SID versus the one that was drawn to believe it Even then, it doesn't quite seem real that I'm (we're) starting next month. Yahoo! Congrats to you, too!
  4. by   angelina09
    I got in as well, and I still can't believe it. I have been applying to TCC for the last year and I finally got into the program. Congrats to you all for getting in as well. I still can't believe that I made it in.....I'm in shock!
  5. by   touchofgray
    Congratulations to you both! I had the same reaction, I couldn't believe it either! This was my third time applying, so I was definitely in shock. Have either of you received your acceptance letters in the mail? I'm getting very excited!
  6. by   shanley
    No letter in the mail that I've seen, but then again I've been traveling Have either of you received another email regarding immunizations? The original acceptance email said "Within the next two weeks..." which would put us at today, but I haven't heard anything else yet. Getting antsy!
  7. by   nair bear
    Yay, I got in too! Congrats to you guys! It's been a long journey getting to this point and I am so excited for the orientation. This is my 3rd time applying, I was starting to get annoyed with the whole lottery thing. I guess 3rd times a charm!

    How are you guys doing on your certifications? I'm stumped on where I can get the HIPPA and Fire Safety Training. I know we can get the other ones through American Red Cross or the school. Any suggestions? Maybe there'll be more info at the orientation. I know the immunizations need to be completed by the start of clinicals, so I'm assuming the same goes for the certifications.
  8. by   onetrack
    yahoo!! i am in too!! i am sooo ready for the craziness of the next two years!

    don't worry about the hippa, fire safety, and blood borne pathogens. we will be getting those certifications done during orientation from what i understand. if anyone still needs there hiv/aids training, my friend and i are getting that done on march 19th.
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  9. by   Rainydayzjmb
    I was just Accepted to TCC fall 2011 program! Congratulations to you all , How is everything going so far? I am cloud nine and still in shock. What an amazing opportunity!

  10. by   onetrack
    Congratulations!! That is so exciting. I know exactly how you are feeling right now. Prepare to put your life on hold during first quarter....it is crazy, but you can do it!! Being organized and staying on top of things will help you survive. First quarter not only consists of learning so much new information, but it is also a test of "Can you handle a lot of different things at on time." When times get tough, just remember that most make it through, and you will too!!

    You will be assigned a mentor, be sure to utilize him/her. Also, you will probably have Julie Benson as an instructor and she is AMAZING!!! Good luck!!
  11. by   angelina09
    Sorry for the delay in response. Congrats for getting into the program. Yes the first quarter is pretty brutal, but you can do it. Julie is SUPER awesome, I wish we got her more through out our time at TCC. All I can say is get a big organizer, not one of the smaller ones, the 8.5x11. That thing has saved me, and the fact that I put my schedule in my phone as well just to make sure I am covered all the way around. You will go through stuff that you did in A&P, so it's a good reminder of the basics. You can make it though! Many have made it before you, and you made it through the rough prereqs!!!

    Good luck!
  12. by   nair bear
    Congrats Rainydayzjmb! Your excitement and eagerness will serve you well because once the quarter starts you'll hit the ground running! Like others said before first quarter is really busy, but it is totally doable. Your time will be split between theory, clinicals, and lab. Then you'll have a bunch of projects you have to complete outside of class, many of them are pretty fun and help you utilize your skills you learned in class. It is crucial that you stay organized. As soon as I got my schedule and syllabi I started writing everything down in my organizer, that thing saved me on so many occasions. Also what I found comforting was how much support we all had. Just remember you are not alone in this. You will become really close to your classmates (sometimes you'll see them more than you see your friends and family) plus you have a group of VERY supportive instructors helping you succeed. Then you also have your mentor and lastly the nursing tutor. My last piece of advice is remember to have fun, the quarter will fly by. Best of luck to you and again congrats!
  13. by   Rainydayzjmb
    Thanks everyone!
    Its already crazy it seems, trying to figure out financial aid again, I "missed" the deadline that was may because , I didn't know I would be attendingtcc at that time lol but we'll figure it out ..have to! then my sons full day kindergarden got canceled due to only 6 other kids signing up for the full day program so now I have to figure out a plan for him as well for when we are both in school, and all the lil steps in getting everthing ready to go with all the step1-4 emails Im still in such shock and trying to get everything ready so I don't miss something stupid and get booted, lol I really havent had time to relax and celebrate LOL and this is only the beginning!

  14. by   mrsb04
    congrats to you all! i applied to both spring and fall and was not accepted. the frustrating thing is this fall they only took 22, when they normally take 24 and i was 23 on the list!!! so close!!! the head of the dept said i may still be accepted if someone gives up their spot...but i just don't know why anyone would do that?!? so i guess i should just plan to hopefully get picked in the winter huh? i wondered...since i still need to get my BLS and AIDS/HIV cert done...should i just go get my CNA (before school starts, in the hopes that i get picked) or just wait til like Sept/Oct? I need my CNA to apply anywhere else. Thanks! GL to you all!!