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For those who are accepted what are the things as far as physical and testing requirements that are needed? Like what all tests and bloodwork do you have to get b/c I'm trying to apply next term and just lost my insurance but prior to me losing it I had just completed a lot of bloodwork and tests at the doctor's so I'm wondering if I would be able to use that since it's recent or if I can't then would have to pay out of pocket to get it done but i want to get a price on what all it would cost, so what all tests and what all bloodwork do you have to get tests for?

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For those who are accepted what are the things as far as physical and testing requirements that are needed? Like what all tests and bloodwork do you have to get b/c I'm trying to apply next term and just lost my insurance but prior to me losing it I had just completed a lot of bloodwork and tests at the doctor's so I'm wondering if I would be able to use that since it's recent or if I can't then would have to pay out of pocket to get it done but i want to get a price on what all it would cost, so what all tests and what all bloodwork do you have to get tests for?

You can have your titers done prior to acceptance, but if you need any boosters, you can't get them until after your acceptance date as well as your school physical.

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For those who are accepted what are the things as far as physical and testing requirements that are needed? Like what all tests and bloodwork do you have to get b/c I'm trying to apply next term and just lost my insurance but prior to me losing it I had just completed a lot of bloodwork and tests at the doctor's so I'm wondering if I would be able to use that since it's recent or if I can't then would have to pay out of pocket to get it done but i want to get a price on what all it would cost, so what all tests and what all bloodwork do you have to get tests for?

You can have your titers done prior to acceptance, but if you need any boosters, you can't get them until after your acceptance date as well as your school physical.

Actually, it's after you get your acceptance that you start running around getting your titers done so you know what shots you will need(don't forget you need the TB test done also). However, you need TDAP, MMR, Chickenpox, and Hep-B and Flu(if in season, we don't need them yet this term because the new seasonal flu shots are not out yet). If you have all your boosters, then when you get your titers you will not need to get any more shots. I had never had Hep-B shots(it's a series of three), it had been well over ten years(probably closer to twenty) since my last tetanus booster, and was low on my mumps titers. Long story not quite so long, I needed three out of four boosters in addition to the TB test and getting blood drawn for titers. My arm was a bit sore for a couple of days, I think from the TDAP. You can always work ahead, but will need to have titers drawn and get your physical done after you get your acceptance letter.

The CPR certification is good for two years and must be kept current during the entire program (16 months) so you can get that done and out of the way a little early. I just finished my First Responders class which included CPR training as part of the course.

You will have to wait to get your background check and finger prints done, so you might as well wait to get the photos done at the same time to save yourself an extra trip(you can get that done at the UPS store when you get fingerprinted for $8.50 with the student discount).

It took me three days. The first day I did everything; physical, titers, & TB test, background, fingerprint, picture, drug screen(this was the longest day for me). Three days later I had to go back to get my results for the TB test(neg). Three days after that I got the results back from the titers and went back to get my additional boosters, then dropped my paperwork off at North Campus. I started Friday morning and turned in my completed paperwork the next Thursday.

Good luck!!:D

W

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Actually, it's after you get your acceptance that you start running around getting your titers done so you know what shots you will need(don't forget you need the TB test done also). However, you need TDAP, MMR, Chickenpox, and Hep-B and Flu(if in season, we don't need them yet this term because the new seasonal flu shots are not out yet). If you have all your boosters, then when you get your titers you will not need to get any more shots. I had never had Hep-B shots(it's a series of three), it had been well over ten years(probably closer to twenty) since my last tetanus booster, and was low on my mumps titers. Long story not quite so long, I needed three out of four boosters in addition to the TB test and getting blood drawn for titers. My arm was a bit sore for a couple of days, I think from the TDAP. You can always work ahead, but will need to have titers drawn and get your physical done after you get your acceptance letter.

The CPR certification is good for two years and must be kept current during the entire program (16 months) so you can get that done and out of the way a little early. I just finished my First Responders class which included CPR training as part of the course.

You will have to wait to get your background check and finger prints done, so you might as well wait to get the photos done at the same time to save yourself an extra trip(you can get that done at the UPS store when you get fingerprinted for $8.50 with the student discount).

It took me three days. The first day I did everything; physical, titers, & TB test, background, fingerprint, picture, drug screen(this was the longest day for me). Three days later I had to go back to get my results for the TB test(neg). Three days after that I got the results back from the titers and went back to get my additional boosters, then dropped my paperwork off at North Campus. I started Friday morning and turned in my completed paperwork the next Thursday.

Good luck!!:D

W

8.50 for fingerprinting? I just paid 52... do we have to pay an additional payment when we get to the UPS store?

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8.50 for fingerprinting? I just paid 52... do we have to pay an additional payment when we get to the UPS store?

No, it is 52 for the fingerprinting, the 8.50 is for the photos. you need photos to turn in with your paperwork for id badges, and UPS does the passport photos for something like 15, but she asked if I was getting the fingerprints done for school and if I needed to also get photos. she said there was a student discount that dropped the photos charge down to 7.95 + tax equals 8.50.

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Actually, it's after you get your acceptance that you start running around getting your titers done so you know what shots you will need(don't forget you need the TB test done also). However, you need TDAP, MMR, Chickenpox, and Hep-B and Flu(if in season, we don't need them yet this term because the new seasonal flu shots are not out yet). If you have all your boosters, then when you get your titers you will not need to get any more shots. I had never had Hep-B shots(it's a series of three), it had been well over ten years(probably closer to twenty) since my last tetanus booster, and was low on my mumps titers. Long story not quite so long, I needed three out of four boosters in addition to the TB test and getting blood drawn for titers. My arm was a bit sore for a couple of days, I think from the TDAP. You can always work ahead, but will need to have titers drawn and get your physical done after you get your acceptance letter.

The CPR certification is good for two years and must be kept current during the entire program (16 months) so you can get that done and out of the way a little early. I just finished my First Responders class which included CPR training as part of the course.

You will have to wait to get your background check and finger prints done, so you might as well wait to get the photos done at the same time to save yourself an extra trip(you can get that done at the UPS store when you get fingerprinted for $8.50 with the student discount).

It took me three days. The first day I did everything; physical, titers, & TB test, background, fingerprint, picture, drug screen(this was the longest day for me). Three days later I had to go back to get my results for the TB test(neg). Three days after that I got the results back from the titers and went back to get my additional boosters, then dropped my paperwork off at North Campus. I started Friday morning and turned in my completed paperwork the next Thursday.

Good luck!!:D

W

I had my titers done about a month before I got my acceptance, that way I knew ahead of time which booster I would need if I got accepted, also I was in the same boat as far as insurance ending, because my husband got a new job and ins doesn't kick in till he's been there for 90 days. The titers you can have done prior to acceptance date, but everything else that WilburW said does have to be dated after acceptance. Without insurance the rest of the medical stuff came to $150.00 for me at Northside Clinic. But having the titers done ahead of time saved me some time and $. Also, I was neg for Hep B, so I signed the waiver, but also started the series of Hep B boosters to protect my self.

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I had my titers done about a month before I got my acceptance, that way I knew ahead of time which booster I would need if I got accepted, also I was in the same boat as far as insurance ending, because my husband got a new job and ins doesn't kick in till he's been there for 90 days. The titers you can have done prior to acceptance date, but everything else that WilburW said does have to be dated after acceptance. Without insurance the rest of the medical stuff came to $150.00 for me at Northside Clinic. But having the titers done ahead of time saved me some time and $. Also, I was neg for Hep B, so I signed the waiver, but also started the series of Hep B boosters to protect my self.

I did not know you could get titers done before, thanks for the correction.:o I wish I had known beforehand, as I would have gotten my titers and boosters done a few weeks ago and would have been able to turn in my paperwork that Friday afternoon.:yeah: Not that it really matters, because the orientation is not until the 16th.:lol2: Maybe I can spend the next two weeks hanging out with my kids before I get all wrapped up in studying, get a little beach time in. Gotta get myself psyched up for some serious hard work and studying.

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I got accepted, yeyy (fall term). But i was bummed when i heard that if baptist dnt accept u, u would have to withdraw, any1 knw if this has happened to sme1 before. See iwhen i was 25, young dumb and stupid i got n arrested. Now im 34 9 yrs later its cmin back to haunt me again. I have an exemption from the board of nursing for licensure, and to work. Any info would be gratly appreciated. Ill be bummed if i came this far to get turned around :-(

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I got accepted, yeyy (fall term). But i was bummed when i heard that if baptist dnt accept u, u would have to withdraw, any1 knw if this has happened to sme1 before. See iwhen i was 25, young dumb and stupid i got n arrested. Now im 34 9 yrs later its cmin back to haunt me again. I have an exemption from the board of nursing for licensure, and to work. Any info would be gratly appreciated. Ill be bummed if i came this far to get turned around :-(

I was at the orientation and they told us to be honest and upfront when filling out the paper for the background/criminal check. The hospitals will take into consideration when the incident happened and the age you are now. If it happened 9-10 yrs ago, they may be ok with it. Also make sure you have all the necessary documents for that incident in place prior to going to the hospital. If you're missing any information, that's an automatic drop I think. It's best you talk to the Nursing Office regarding what you need.

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8.50 for fingerprinting? I just paid 52... do we have to pay an additional payment when we get to the UPS store?

I think $8.50 refers to the cost of passport photo.

I did mine for free on http://www.epassportphoto.com/. Take photo against white wall - upload to website and follow instructions - when done, download for free (skip the sales pitch!) to thumb drive (flash drive). Take flash drive to Walmart and print for 25 cents. Be sure to follow all of the instructions in your RN packet - use the Walmart printer that prints on glossy paper. Not all of the printers do, so be sure to select a printer that does.

No questions were asked by FSCJ - my photo was accepted. They never knew the difference. ;)

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Hey ladies congratulations to all of you on your acceptance into the RN program!

I had a question about the NAT. I am shooting for the summer or fall of 2011.

I wanted to know if any of you brought a book or study material to help you prep for the test that actually helped.

Thanks!

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