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- Mar 5, '10 by LalaJJBOh man!!! I just did that too! but with the nurses pocket guide! how funny.... Dang, I wish i would have known like 2 days ago, i would have totally taken you up on the offer! Good luck!!
- Mar 5, '10 by canucks090hahah its alright.someone will need a pharm book, especially for 40 bucks lol.
- Mar 5, '10 by canucks090Sorry everyone, gave the wrong email, the right email for the spare pharm book that im selling for 40 bucks is email@example.com . Thanks!
- Mar 7, '10 by khoweHas anyone done the magnus health thing yet? It seems to be impossible LOL! Is there some form of documentation I should be using. I am trying to upload the state of washington lifetime immunization record (the little booklet that is like 6 pages back and front and about the size of a postcard). What did you all give them as documentation? I appreciate the help
- Mar 8, '10 by LalaJJBOMG! yes, i've done the health portal immunization blah blah blah thing... its a pain in the rear. Not because of the uploading everything into PDF files, but because whoever is checking them is not accepting them because they are scanned in "not right side up". just make sure when you scan the document (yes, i have the lifetime record thingy too) that you scan it so the document is readable without having to rotate the document. Dont ask me why... but i had some docs that were legal size so i had to scan them in sideways....well, apparently thats not good enough... I had to shrink the stupid thing and make sure it was "right side up".... its dumb really.
But to answer your question, i have the lifetime thing too. What i ended up doing was photo copying it and shrinking it to fit an 8.5x11 piece of paper, then scanning the copy into pdf. They accepted it that way. As long as its legit, I dont think they care because we have to bring the originals into orientation. Soooooooo time consuming, but you can get it done easily if you have all the records on one thing. just make sure that you upload something into each area...example: if you have MMR series 1 and MMR series 2 on the same doc, you will still need to upload something into each area even if they are identical....
I hope this helps!! See you soon!! less that 2 weeks!!
- Mar 8, '10 by khoweThank you so much!!! Hey just curious what do you mean by legit because mine was just filled in in pen by whatever nurse gave me the shot lol there is no official anything to the record hahaha.
- Mar 8, '10 by LalaJJBhaha, i just meant legit as in not written on scratch paper. They've accepted the lifetime record so thats legit
- Aug 22, '10 by Nathan S.Hello everyone,
I've been reading this thread for a while. I am 19 and have just completed my prereqs for the tcc program. I've applied for the nursing program beginning january 2011, and apparently we hear back in the first two weeks of november. I'm working and saving for the program, but I'm so nervous that I won't get in! Does anyone know how many applicants they usually have each quarter? I heard it was like 200 for fall, but do you guys think it will be less than that for winter and spring?
I just wanted to "join the fray" with all of you and introduce myself, hopefully I may have the honor of meeting you face to face during the program!
- Aug 23, '10 by condanchriHi there Nathan!
Congratulations on completing your pre-requisites - we all know that's not a small feat! I was fortunate enough to get into the TCC RN Program this past Spring, and I will be starting my second quarter this Fall (it's been a loooong summer, and I'm afraid I've forgotten much of the huge amounts of information I learned!). I know that for the Spring 2010 lottery, there were less than 200 applicants. I cannot remember the exact number, as there were about ten or so that were able to get into the lottery at the last minute (snags in their applications or mistakes made by the nursing office, etc.). Spring is also when they do the part-time lottery, and I think there may have been more applicants for that lottery than for the full-time one.
During our orientation, I remember Nancy Novak mentioning something about how they had seen a drop in applicants, but they weren't sure what to attribute it to. I would say that the Fall 2010 lottery's applicant pool was quite large compared with what I've seen previously - I was surprised at the number. I don't know if this will be a trend with future lotteries, or if it's just indicative of Fall entry.
There are 24 students that started in our cohort. I would imagine that would be the same number they will take for the Winter 2011 lottery. I know there were at least two students taken off the waitlist and put into our cohort - so don't loose hope if you don't get in, but are close on the final list. I was able to get into the program on my second lottery try. I wish you the best of luck - TCC has an awesome program, and I still feel like a very lucky girl to be part of it.
(hope to see you in the hall way early next year!)
- Aug 23, '10 by Nathan S.Thank you so much Danielle for the very quick response! Yes, the prerequisites were not easy! In your opinion after this first quarter of tcc's program, is the program more difficult than the prerequisites? I have heard both are the harder part! Are you able to work at the same time? If so, how many hours were you still able to work?
Also, I read something about a few of the applicants being "turfed" to a local lpn program for the first year. Did you know anyone who this happened to, or is this a practice that TCC does not use anymore?
Yes, I'm pretty sure they take 24 each quarter, but what is this about a waitlist? I thought TCC did not utilize a waitlist! Do you mean that a few of the first 24 could not make it or had paperwork problems etc. so TCC pulled the next few numbers? If so, that gives me a little hope. I'll just sit here till November hoping everyone has lots of paperwork issues LOL
Thanks again Danielle,