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Sheesh I am trying to debate whether to try ebook or physical. I have done both and I understand the search feature of the ebook but at times for me its easier to have the physical  book in hand. I do have a small underseat suitcase to use to lug around my books

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4 hours ago, Ughnamesarehard said:

We used almost every single textbook! Some of them are reference books though, like your lab test manual and pharmaceutical meds manual. It's a TON of reading and studying, so when they give you "optional" textbook readings at orientation that you can read to get a head start on, be sure to do it. Here's a picture of my textbooks for the first semester... Keep in mind you will use many of these throughout the program, but you do have to buy a few more late in the program. 

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thanks so much! that looks like most of the books on the bookstore list. just to be sure, those are all of the books you ordered for the first semester? i want to start reading in the next 2 weeks just so i'm prepared. i've worked rlly hard to get here and i need to stop procrastinating lol!

 

any other tips you have? again, i REALLY appreciate your tips/advice!

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On 12/2/2019 at 4:28 PM, girlidek said:

thanks so much! that looks like most of the books on the bookstore list. just to be sure, those are all of the books you ordered for the first semester? i want to start reading in the next 2 weeks just so i'm prepared. i've worked rlly hard to get here and i need to stop procrastinating lol!

 

any other tips you have? again, i REALLY appreciate your tips/advice!

This was for the online program, and some of these were the"recommended" books. I'm not sure exactly where everyone will start, but most of our work was done in the fundamentals book and the med-surg book. We had to be ready to take a dosage exam about 2 months into the program though, so dosage is a must. 

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On 11/30/2019 at 1:54 PM, Elaine89 said:

12/16 9am-12pm

1/22 9am-2:30pm

1/24 8am-12:30pm

Do we have to attend all 3 orientations, or do we choose one date? (Also, I got into Essex day, yay!).

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1 minute ago, Ughnamesarehard said:

Do we have to attend all 3 orientations, or do we choose one date? (Also, I got into Essex day, yay!).

all 3! and yay congrats!!!!!! so excited lol 

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1 hour ago, Ughnamesarehard said:

Do we have to attend all 3 orientations, or do we choose one date? (Also, I got into Essex day, yay!).

Congrats and you attend all 3. The first one is classes schedule. The second doesn’t say it’s required. It just says more info will be provided at this one. The third one is the OG one and they threaten that we might get dropped if we don’t attend 

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Hello, everyone!

I was originally admitted to the CCBC Blended Fall 2019 cohort, but had to withdraw during the first week of classes due to needing an emergency surgery. I was granted a medical leave and had my enrollment deferred for Spring 2020.

I’m very excited and grateful to be able to continue this journey, but am starting to get a little anxious at the same time LOL.

I literally only attended the first day of Fundamentals seminar before finding out that I needed surgery; and, was a bit overwhelmed just from that first class.

We had lots of readings and a nursing process assignment due on the first day. We also had various ATI assignments due that first week. Someone also inquired about whether or not PowerPoints or lecture outlines would be provided and the instructor stated that students in the blended program are expected to do all of this on their own. There were, however, weekly learning modules on blackboard that took the place of lectures. We learned on the first day that we were expected to have the modules completed a week in advance...so we technically should have had the Week 1 module completed before the first day of class. Communication was also very inconsistent and some things seemed to be a little unorganized, but that could have been due to summer vacations and such.

I definitely expected a great deal of self-guidance and independence, but my brief experience caught me somewhat off guard. I guess I am better prepared now though...I highly recommend completing the learning modules a week or two in advance, completing the first required readings prior to the start of classes, staying very organized, and asking questions when in doubt.

I’m looking forward to meeting you all. Best of luck to my fellow future RNs :)

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1 hour ago, Asia B said:

Hello, everyone!

I was originally admitted to the CCBC Blended Fall 2019 cohort, but had to withdraw during the first week of classes due to needing an emergency surgery. I was granted a medical leave and had my enrollment deferred for Spring 2020.

I’m very excited and grateful to be able to continue this journey, but am starting to get a little anxious at the same time LOL.

I literally only attended the first day of Fundamentals seminar before finding out that I needed surgery; and, was a bit overwhelmed just from that first class.

We had lots of readings and a nursing process assignment due on the first day. We also had various ATI assignments due that first week. Someone also inquired about whether or not PowerPoints or lecture outlines would be provided and the instructor stated that students in the blended program are expected to do all of this on their own. There were, however, weekly learning modules on blackboard that took the place of lectures. We learned on the first day that we were expected to have the modules completed a week in advance...so we technically should have had the Week 1 module completed before the first day of class. Communication was also very inconsistent and some things seemed to be a little unorganized, but that could have been due to summer vacations and such.

I definitely expected a great deal of self-guidance and independence, but my brief experience caught me somewhat off guard. I guess I am better prepared now though...I highly recommend completing the learning modules a week or two in advance, completing the first required readings prior to the start of classes, staying very organized, and asking questions when in doubt.

I’m looking forward to meeting you all. Best of luck to my fellow future RNs 🙂

 

1 hour ago, Asia B said:

Hello, everyone!

I was originally admitted to the CCBC Blended Fall 2019 cohort, but had to withdraw during the first week of classes due to needing an emergency surgery. I was granted a medical leave and had my enrollment deferred for Spring 2020.

I’m very excited and grateful to be able to continue this journey, but am starting to get a little anxious at the same time LOL.

I literally only attended the first day of Fundamentals seminar before finding out that I needed surgery; and, was a bit overwhelmed just from that first class.

We had lots of readings and a nursing process assignment due on the first day. We also had various ATI assignments due that first week. Someone also inquired about whether or not PowerPoints or lecture outlines would be provided and the instructor stated that students in the blended program are expected to do all of this on their own. There were, however, weekly learning modules on blackboard that took the place of lectures. We learned on the first day that we were expected to have the modules completed a week in advance...so we technically should have had the Week 1 module completed before the first day of class. Communication was also very inconsistent and some things seemed to be a little unorganized, but that could have been due to summer vacations and such.

I definitely expected a great deal of self-guidance and independence, but my brief experience caught me somewhat off guard. I guess I am better prepared now though...I highly recommend completing the learning modules a week or two in advance, completing the first required readings prior to the start of classes, staying very organized, and asking questions when in doubt.

I’m looking forward to meeting you all. Best of luck to my fellow future RNs 🙂

I am so ready to hit the ground running! Asia that was a lot of information. Will anything show up on Blackboard prior to the orientation?

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30 minutes ago, _Mrs.Barker said:

 

I am so ready to hit the ground running! Asia that was a lot of information. Will anything show up on Blackboard prior to the orientation?

Hi, Mrs. Barker :)  Yes, we definitely have to be prepared to hit the ground running! 
For Fall 2019, our orientation was in May and we didn’t have access to the courses on blackboard until July I believe. I’m assuming that we won’t have access to anything on Blackboard until after orientation.

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4 hours ago, Asia B said:

Hello, everyone!

I was originally admitted to the CCBC Blended Fall 2019 cohort, but had to withdraw during the first week of classes due to needing an emergency surgery. I was granted a medical leave and had my enrollment deferred for Spring 2020.

I’m very excited and grateful to be able to continue this journey, but am starting to get a little anxious at the same time LOL.

I literally only attended the first day of Fundamentals seminar before finding out that I needed surgery; and, was a bit overwhelmed just from that first class.

We had lots of readings and a nursing process assignment due on the first day. We also had various ATI assignments due that first week. Someone also inquired about whether or not PowerPoints or lecture outlines would be provided and the instructor stated that students in the blended program are expected to do all of this on their own. There were, however, weekly learning modules on blackboard that took the place of lectures. We learned on the first day that we were expected to have the modules completed a week in advance...so we technically should have had the Week 1 module completed before the first day of class. Communication was also very inconsistent and some things seemed to be a little unorganized, but that could have been due to summer vacations and such.

I definitely expected a great deal of self-guidance and independence, but my brief experience caught me somewhat off guard. I guess I am better prepared now though...I highly recommend completing the learning modules a week or two in advance, completing the first required readings prior to the start of classes, staying very organized, and asking questions when in doubt.

I’m looking forward to meeting you all. Best of luck to my fellow future RNs 🙂

I was in that cohort! I totally get the overwhelmed feeling you had, I felt very lost the entire time. I did end up passing my exams up until the point that I withdrew, but many other people failed and had to go to mandatory tutoring. I think what helped me the most for the exams was looking up each online module's objectives, answered them, and then I used them like a study guide. If you try to just read the books straight through, you will never have enough time. My biggest issue with that program was the lack of communication and all of the wrong information/ software codes (many were out of date and we couldn't access them to do homework, and when your teachers don't email you back for a few days at a time, you tend to panic when you can't access your homework through their software). Whatever you do, start working on your modules as soon as they open and start working ahead if you can. If you fall behind you will never catch up.

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I think we should make a private study group! Is anyone interested? 

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I am super excited and nervous at the same time! 

Test Success: Test-Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students <<<< check this out! good reviews

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