CCSF RN program

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Is there anyone out there who is a student at the CCSF RN program?

I'm currently on the standby list for Fall '13 or Spring '14.

But I'm wondering if anyone has experience with the RN classes there. What was your experience like? What was your first semester like? Did you attend their "Summer Bridge" program? Apparently, the bridge program is mandatory for those that failed the TEAS V, but optional for anyone else. I'm debating if I want to do it, or spend my time doing something else this Summer, like volunteer work.

Thanks!

Sfgrl

Sfgrl

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Is there anyone out there who is a student at the CCSF RN program?

I'm currently on the standby list for Fall '13 or Spring '14.

But I'm wondering if anyone has experience with the RN classes there. What was your experience like? What was your first semester like? Did you attend their "Summer Bridge" program? Apparently, the bridge program is mandatory for those that failed the TEAS V, but optional for anyone else. I'm debating if I want to do it, or spend my time doing something else this Summer, like volunteer work.

Thanks!

You will love it. the first 4 weeks are referred to as 'boot camp' haha you have a lot of reading, tests, and learn a lot of skills needed for clinical. After that, you start in the hospital and it's a lot of fun. The teachers are great and all have experience in different areas of nursing. you will be amazed how much you learn in only 4 months!

lauraline

lauraline

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I'm so excited now! I was accepted to Spring '14! That sounds like a lot more fun than I imagined. I can't wait to start actually learning clinical skills and work in a hospital setting.

Any tough teachers I should watch out for? Or will I pretty much have no choice? I'm a pretty good student, but I want to be mentally prepared.

Sfgrl

Sfgrl

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I'm so excited now! I was accepted to Spring '14! That sounds like a lot more fun than I imagined. I can't wait to start actually learning clinical skills and work in a hospital setting.

Any tough teachers I should watch out for? Or will I pretty much have no choice? I'm a pretty good student, but I want to be mentally prepared.

you will have no choice with teachers, but don't worry...they are all great and have different ways of teaching. Just take advantage of EVERY opportunity especially in the hospital and you will be happy you did. Your teachers are with you every step of the way :)

lauraline

lauraline

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Thanks, it's nice to hear from someone who's in the program. Idk anyone yet! It's kinda scary.

Do you think there's anything I can do to prepare? I've only taken the prerequisites required to apply, and also statistics, nutrition and speech. I haven't done anything like medical terminology, pharm/path, dosage calculations, or any of that.

I can only take the medical terminology this Summer, since I won't be around for their math class.

Anything I should take in the Fall before I start? I appreciate your advice very much!

Sfgrl

Sfgrl

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Thanks, it's nice to hear from someone who's in the program. Idk anyone yet! It's kinda scary.

Do you think there's anything I can do to prepare? I've only taken the prerequisites required to apply, and also statistics, nutrition and speech. I haven't done anything like medical terminology, pharm/path, dosage calculations, or any of that.

I can only take the medical terminology this Summer, since I won't be around for their math class.

Anything I should take in the Fall before I start? I appreciate your advice very much!

Don't be scared...you've so much support and think about it, you will start VERY basic and work your way up. It's a lot but I never felt overwhelmed. As far as preparing, I would go over your anatomy and physiology because it will help with disease processes. You will touch on patho in the program and you will have a pharm class first and second semester. If you struggle with math, I'd go over med calculations because that will be something you will need to know. The math isn't complicated, don't worry! If you have free time, see if you can take a couple classes that will be needed for BSN/MSN programs. You will need sociology and psych/development psych too...I would go see an advisor though to make sure!

I'd volunteer at a hospital or work maybe get your CNA license because that would help with just being familiar and comfortable in a hospital setting :) and most of all, enjoy the months before you start...it's def time consuming but totally worth it :)

Becca Q

Becca Q

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What # were you on the standby list? I can't find the thread where you may have stated it. I am #10 on the standby list for Fall 2015! Hoping that's a good spot to be!