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Quendi has 3 years experience.

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Nope. The annual student health form includes the TB skin test (as the link on certified profile shows). I don't think they would require a physical exam for nursing school. Their main concern is that we are immunized, and can't spread diseases to or between our patients. :)

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Hey guys,

just a curiosity...I always need to do the Quantiferon (blood) test for TB and it is darn expensive (not covered by the insurance I suppose). If it is good for only 1 year I would like to wait until we get closer to the clinicals. Any suggestions? Thanks

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Oh, another question....sorry....it doesn't look that I am registered for the summer term 2014 (so I don't know wait what my FAU dues are). Do you appear registered?

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Hey Daniela! I'm not registered either. I noticed yesterday that my status was finally changed to nursing, so I assume maybe by the end of the week we will be registered for classes.

As as far as the TB test, I think you can do the chest X-ray in lieu of the skin/blood test. Although that might be just as expensive (if not more so). I believe those are your only two options.

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Daniela,

I got the BCG as a kid so I'm in the same boat as you about the TB skin test. From my experience, the Quantiferon test is way expensive and doesn't last long enough to be worth it. The chest x-ray is your best bet because it really is cheaper and lasts for 10 years I think. I sent that in on my Annual Health Form and it was accepted by the Certified Background people. Let me know what you think!

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Has anyone heard an update on registrations? Thanks all!

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Nope! I keep checking myfau in hopes that it will magically appear. They said two weeks, which would be this Friday. If nothing has changed by then, might have to get in contact with someone.

I really want to be able to start looking over material ahead of time, so I'm hoping the blackboard group goes up soon!

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I just emailed Mary about a hold on my account and she emailed me back that she removed the hold and would be registering me for summer classed later this afternoon so hopefully we all will have classes very soon!

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Thanks Megs! :)

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just checked my account and I have classes for the whole summer term.....Hopefully everyone else will too! It's finally getting real :)

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Woo hoo! Thanks for letting us know Megs... If you don't mind me asking are you accelerated or traditional?

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Karen,

the X-rays are good for 5 years. They are good for a longer time, but they cost $200 and up (vs $120 the blood test). I will do the chest ray once I start working - right now I am looking at the cheapest alternatives :) Thanks Lynsey for your answers (I have finally put a face on you) I have spotted you on Facebook, so you cannot hide anymore :) We (I) owe you at least a coffee (or a tea) at the Starbucks in the Breezeway!

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