Sac State (CSUS) Fall 2012 Applicants - page 18

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  1. by   xaireel
    i sorta have a day off, but not really. i don;t have class on tuesdays, but i have to go the hospital to get patient info.
  2. by   Stephenee
    To current/former Nursing students: I have a few questions in regards to equipment. Would you recommend the 3M Littmann classic II SE or the Master classic II stethoscope? Should I purchase one or two uniforms for the first semester? Would you recommend the nursing propack, stethoscope hip clip or nurse's clipboard w/ built-in calculator? Is there anything else you guys recommend? Thanks for your input
  3. by   Sukashu
    Hi there! I am in section 8 as well! I am also curious about if I should get 2 sets of uniforms. I'd think so because if something happened to one set you don't HAVE to wash that set if you are busy. Any thoughts from current/former students?
  4. by   kaiamc
    Sukashu I am getting two since I think Ill be too busy to wash the same set of scrubs every day and have it ready by the next. That is also what the School Of Nursing recommends although you could buy one now and another later.
  5. by   livingsimple
    @xaireel thank you, I looked into it but I think I will also just look around.
    @Stephenee I'm also section 4!

    The schedules sure look intense! I too am thinking of buying two sets of scrubs. And Stephenee raises a good question, I was just going to order one of everything, but am wondering what equipment previous students would recommend. I feel like getting the optional equipment just because they seem helpful, but I'm wondering if it would really make a big difference if we didn't.
    Last edit by livingsimple on Jun 21, '12
  6. by   kaiamc
    I have been told by a friend who is in 3rd semester this fall that the fanny pack is handy otherwise its easy to lose equipment in the dove scrub pockets, she also said the dosage calculation sheet/chart with abbreviations is essential to have. A different friend who is actually a nurse told me that the clip for the stethascope is good to have she says it hurts to keep it around your neck all day and that she lost several by setting them down during clinicals. The clip was not on my list of things to buy but it is now. LOL.
  7. by   doctormomof3
    I have a question for those of you who were admitted off of the alternate list. Did you receive an email from the nursing department before the website list is updated? I just noticed they are on alt 37 and I'm number 41....soooo close! I'm just wondering if they send you an email before your number is included/posted on their website????
  8. by   doctormomof3
    To kaiamc, thank you for the private message response....I would have replied to it directly but my private message option is disabled because I don't post enough on the boards. :P So thank you so much and congrats to you as well as everyone else who got in this fall!!!
  9. by   Sukashu
    Has anyone else been trying to get a flu shot? It is between flu seasons and most places don't have the from last season vaccine available. On the immunization tracker it says that all the immunizations are due 8/6, but in the details for the flu vaccine it says, "Flu immunization due Oct 1 through Nov 1. Do not submit prior to this date." So I guess we can disregard the 8/6 due date? I am just overall confused about the flu vaccination.
  10. by   kaiamc
    I just received an email from the SON about the Flu shot and Hep B vaccination. The flu shot you cannot access until fall. The answer was basically that Yes you can sort of disregard the flu shot until its available in October and it wont affect your enrollment.
  11. by   shmorgan3
    I spend too much time reading old posts on here. But I just read one that said clinical's could end up going anywhere from 6:30 am to 7:15 pm and vary through out the semester. I think I'm most worried about clinical's but in general it seems the inconsistency of the schedule is going to make it really hard to secure childcare or for those who are planning to work. A big part of me is wishing I had chosen San Jose State's 3 year program instead. A friend that is a doctor keeps reminding me that we will all need to just power through and that nothing lasts forever. :uhoh21:
  12. by   PeaceLoveHapp3ness
    Quote from doctormomof3
    I have a question for those of you who were admitted off of the alternate list. Did you receive an email from the nursing department before the website list is updated? I just noticed they are on alt 37 and I'm number 41....soooo close! I'm just wondering if they send you an email before your number is included/posted on their website????
    I'm pretty sure they will send you an email before. When I was on the alternate list, they emailed me. And also, I think by now, people would have to drop out in order for people to be admitted from the alternate list, but the nursing department will let you know by email since that is their main form of communication.

    Good luck!
  13. by   nicole8584
    Quote from Stephenee
    To current/former Nursing students: I have a few questions in regards to equipment. Would you recommend the 3M Littmann classic II SE or the Master classic II stethoscope? Should I purchase one or two uniforms for the first semester? Would you recommend the nursing propack, stethoscope hip clip or nurse's clipboard w/ built-in calculator?
    I chose the classic II and never had any issues with it. Those who chose the master classic had to get used to/find out how hard to press to switch from the bell to diaphragm. If you're looking to save a little money, don't be worried about choosing the cheaper one, as it does work well. As for the uniforms, be sure to try on the samples at the SON before buying them. I got by just fine with 1 set for the first semester. After first semester, it's probably a lot easier to have 2. You can buy them used from other students for cheaper as well - they post in the discussion forums. I never used the propack or the hip clip - the propack could be useful but the hip clip I don't know if I would want my steth dangling. Plus, because of how the uniform tops can fit, it might not work well to have something clipped on your waistband. I also got by just fine with a $1 clipboard. A lot of people bought the special clipboard, but I didn't hear them ever say they used the extra info on there, and the plastic can break if you drop it. You can always order these later as well if you decide you want them.

    And for the couple of you I saw were in section 4 (or the 2nd section that is also at S.G. hospital), I think you'll really like it! I was on their neuro/tele/med surg unit last semester, and it was great

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