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Hey out there!

I just found out that I have been accepted from the waitlist into the summer start program at Linfield. Since I am a little behind I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on where to get immunizations and the health check. Cheapest route possibe. Also I would love to hear from anyone else who's starting at the same time or any graduates who have advice. I'm a little nervous and very excited.

Any information would be great. Thank you!:yeah:

Jessica

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Hi Jessica,

I have no advice for you, but I wanted to say CONGRATS :yeah: Sometimes I think we are all so wrapped up in the anxiety of the process we forget to stop and think about how seriously cool it is to be accepted!! So, congrats! I have been accepted at Linfield Fall start as well as OHSU, but haven't decided yet. I'm getting my vaccines and check up from my primary doctor. There are several fabulous ladies on this site that are starting at Linfield in the summer, so I'm sure you'll get great advice from them. But again, wooo hooo ! congrats ;)

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Andie74 - Thank You! And congratulations to you, too! I know what you mean. I let myself celebrate for about an hour and then all NEW anxieties started to creep in. I'm just going to try to take it one step at a time and I am really looking forward to meeting new people and starting a new career. Good luck to you!

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Congrats, Jessica! I am in the summer cohort as well! :D

I have been getting my immunizations from my PCP, as well, but you could always try the following public resources:

Washington County Health Department:

Clinic Shot Information

Multnomah County Health Department:

Multnomah County Health Dept

Oregon City Health Clinic:

Immunization

Good luck! See you in a month!!! :D

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barleynhopsBSN specializes in Med/Surg.

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Jessica Congrats on you acceptance to Linfiled! Here are a couple more resources for immunizations and health check:

Portland Industrial Clinic. (A lot of students use this clinic for immunizations, it is only 1 block away from campus and prices are similar to other clinics.)

Outside In. For your physical if you don't have a PCP and are under 30yo.

If you don't get all your immunizations done by orientation you are still going to be OK. You really don't need them until you start clinical. I remember rushing to get all mine done by the first day of class only to find out the school just needed them to be done by clinical which I think started in August. Try and get them done as soon as you can but don't stress about it.

Other things you might want to know:

The school will put you in touch with a "mentor" soon in last years accelerated cohort who will be able to able to help with questions.

You will need a pair of white shoes, two pairs of navy blue scrubs, and a white lab coat by July when you start in the skills lab. Buy Linfield patches from the bookstore and sew one onto the left shoulder of each scrub top and your lab coat. Check bookstore hrs before coming to school the hours are limited. Again, you dont need this right away but if you want to get started you can. At orientation the school will have give you a chance to order a Littman stethoscopes.

The school will proved you with a daily planner. Most students use either the planner they give you or something on their smart phone, so don't go out and buy a planner for nursing school unless you really want to.

You dont need a PDA. However, many students like using Iphone,Ipod touch, palm et. You do need a laptop with a copy of Microsoft Word or Apple's Pages on it for the 100s of pages of documents you will be writing =P

Last of all try and relax and have some fun before you start! The first class is an overview of nursing kind of a class and although and aside from spending a lot of time in the classroom its not hard. The HESI exam you take first week of class is just a reading comprehension test. If you speak English as a first language it will be incredible easy. Congrats again, see you in a few weeks.

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I'm also in the summer start cohort. I absolutely relate to the combo of excitement and nervousness. I am moving to Portland from out of state and figuring out the logistics of that is no fun. Congrats on getting off that wait list! I look forward to meeting everyone next month. Just curious...Do current Linfield students know what textbooks we will be using for the summer courses?

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barleynhopsBSN specializes in Med/Surg.

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The books we used last summer were:

-Life Supprt by Susan Gordon

-Publication of the American Psychological Association 6th ed. (Probably dont need this because APA information can be found online)

-Wilkinson, J.M. & Van Leuven, K. (2007). Fundamentals of nursing: Theory, concepts &

applications. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company. (VOL 1 and 2 plus the DVD set)

-Venes, D. (Ed.). (2005). Taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary (20th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company. (can always buy for PDA instead of book if you want)

-Deglin, J. H. & Vallerand, A. H. (2007). Davis's drug guide for nurses (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company. (if you use a Macintosh I would suggest buying the web version from Davis's webpage because it makes it easier to cut and paste information for when you make Medication Admin Profiles which you will start doing in late July, the disc that regular book comes with does not work on Mac.)

The prof for your first class (Nursing 103) will email you a syllabus soon. (You can also look up old syllabi on the Linfield webpage)

I would pick up Life Support (which is a novel) and read it so you don't need to worry about it during school.

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Thanks for the list of texts, Barley! :D

(You can also look up old syllabi on the Linfield webpage) .

I have searched... where is the link for the course descriptions, old syllabi, etc.???

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barleynhopsBSN specializes in Med/Surg.

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Oh sorry they dont have it posted yet for summer '10.

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Oh sorry they dont have it posted yet for summer '10.

Okay... but where WILL they be posted? How do I find them when they are available? :) Thanks!

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barleynhopsBSN specializes in Med/Surg.

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They will probably email it to you by the time it is posted on the homepage. Here is where it would be.

Linfield > Quick Links > More > Syllabi and Course schedule

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