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4 minutes ago, Katoo said:

Nice. Are you able to work ? Part-time? Full-time?

I wouldn’t recommend a normal person try working with the course load. 

So far the instructors are excellent. 

Katoo

Specializes in NHP.

Damianus, thanks a lot for your replies. I registered for my abnormal psychology class with Coopersmith. It's even cheaper than Portag college. Any advice on this course ? I am still waiting to see if my my book will be part of the cost or not. Hopefully, I'll see you during Summer or fall 2021 cohort. 🙂 

1 minute ago, Katoo said:

Damianus, thanks a lot for your replies. I registered for my abnormal psychology class with Coopersmith. It's even cheaper than Portag college. Any advice on this course ? I am still waiting to see if my my book will be part of the cost or not. Hopefully, I'll see you during Summer or fall 2021 cohort. 🙂 

Watch their crash course video at least twice. I personally find watching the videos at 2X speed forces you to focus and recall more. 
 

The book isn’t included. It’s a really good book though. I read it cover to cover. Great reference. 
 

It is scored on a 1 shot proctored final. Go in prepared. It mostly mirrors their crash course video, but I was surprised that some of the questions were specific to drug classes and their associated disorders, etc. 

Katoo

Specializes in NHP.

OK! Thanks for the advice ! 🙂 

Hello!

I also recently received a conditional acceptance into the Fall 2021 class. I just completed my last two requirements (developmental an abnormal psych) using portage learning. The program was easy enough to follow along with and I finished both classes in a little over a month. I recently heard from my enrollment rep. that the start date was pushed back. 

Katoo

Specializes in NHP.

Hey Keyzlocs !

Congrats! Great to hear !

I just started with my Ab.Psych course w/ Coopersmith. I will know if I will be starting in May or August after successfully passing my course. Wait, like you will be starrting in January 2022 ? Or, in Mid August or, in September 2021 ?

 

Katoo

Specializes in NHP.

Do you guys feel at ease to go back in campus during the pandemic ? Especially with the new variants ? I was wondering, how we would even be able to do lab simulations though ? Like CPR training, and more. We have to touch the mannequin...Hmmm 

I asked my enrollment advisor the same question but, she says "they" don't know yet if the Summer or fall semester will be online.

54 minutes ago, Katoo said:

Do you guys feel at ease to go back in campus during the pandemic ? Especially with the new variants ? I was wondering, how we would even be able to do lab simulations though ? Like CPR training, and more. We have to touch the mannequin...Hmmm 

I asked my enrollment advisor the same question but, she says "they" don't know yet if the Summer or fall semester will be online.

I’m a COVID survivor with robust T cell mediated immunity so I’m not too worried. I’ve had multiple exposures to the virus since surviving.

Just my opinion, but honestly, the death rate isn’t that high for people who don’t have comorbid conditions. If you are concerned take one of the experimental mRNA vaccines they are offering which seem so far to produce a robust T cell response after the second dose and call it good. Nursing is a hazardous job, there are worse things out there than COVID you will run into. 

Katoo

Specializes in NHP.

Hi Damianus,

Thanks for your response. I'm glad you survived ! ☺  I work in the nursing field though. 😂 However, I feel safer at work than going to the store, or any gathering. We take the COVID test every other week at my job and follow guidelines. So far I trust my B cells, my CD4 & CD8 T cells.LOL

I was just curious and wanting to know what you guys think about going back to campus...to sit for 3hrs for a course, compared to working in a NHP,  HSP, Assisted Livings, where you're constantly moving/washing hands. ☺

I’m more worried about c.diff, mrsa, etc. there is some scary stuff out there.

Katoo

Specializes in NHP.

That's true. Most bacteria are antibiotic resistant these days....and microbiologists are the ones who get less funds for research. 

Thanks Katoo!! I’m supposed to be starting August 2021, but she said the start date has been pushed back to late August early September 2021. 

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

13 hours ago, damianus said:

I’m a COVID survivor with robust T cell mediated immunity

Maybe I am mixed up in my reading the forums but I thought you had a stormy course with Covid.

13 hours ago, damianus said:

there are worse things out there than COVID

Been a nurse for over 45 years, in the hospital setting, this is not true.

That being said, the established and licensed health professionals at Alverno and Milwaukee County will provide guidance with your clinical practicums.

1 hour ago, londonflo said:

Maybe I am mixed up in my reading the forums but I thought you had a stormy course with Covid.

Been a nurse for over 45 years, in the hospital setting, this is not true.

That being said, the established and licensed health professionals at Alverno and Milwaukee County will provide guidance with your clinical practicums.

I did. It was horrific. Since then my subsequent exposures have been relatively harmless.

I would consider MERS worse than COVID, adenovirus type 7 in an immunocompromised patient, etc. there are plenty of things worse than COVID. They just don’t spread as easily and kill their hosts faster. 

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

4 hours ago, damianus said:

. there are plenty of things worse than COVID

Yes, in the history of plagues and pandemics we have had sweating sickness, small pox and typhoid (which is still around today). In the real industrial world that I participate daily in..as Katoo said

18 hours ago, Katoo said:

 However, I feel safer at work than going to the store, or any gathering.

There is too much said of things/disease  that will likely not befall us if we practice good hygiene. Too many scare mongerers among us.  Things may be different when traveling to other countries. I maintain a positive view that I am in safe hands here with regards to infectious disease if I follow established guidelines.

hostilebisexual, CNA

Has 3 years experience.

9 hours ago, londonflo said:

Been a nurse for over 45 years, in the hospital setting, this is not true.

No. There are many many things out there that are worse than covid and carry much higher death rates. Ever heard of prions? Look into some of the fungal and bacterial species that we have no drugs for. Ebola even has a higher death rate. Just because you don’t see these things in your specialty, especially seeing as you work in oncology and not something like an ICU, does not provide you the expertise to say that covid is the worst thing out there. Not trying to challenge your credibility, but there are many many more things in the literature that I would take covid over. 

As for the rest of you, I have been admitted to Alverno and am waitlisted for the fall, but for sure in for Spring! Can’t wait to start!

 

 

3 minutes ago, hostilebisexual said:

No. There are many many things out there that are worse than covid and carry much higher death rates. Ever heard of prions? Look into some of the fungal and bacterial species that we have no drugs for. Ebola even has a higher death rate. Just because you don’t see these things in your specialty, especially seeing as you work in oncology and not something like an ICU, does not provide you the expertise to say that covid is the worst thing out there. Not trying to challenge your credibility, but there are many many more things in the literature that I would take covid over. 

As for the rest of you, I have been admitted to Alverno and am waitlisted for the fall, but for sure in for Spring! Can’t wait to start!

 

 

The instructors so far are just great. I think you will love it.