Anyone starting RN at Miami Dade College Fall 2009? - page 14

Hi and Congrats to all that starting the RN Accelerated/Part time/Full time/Transitional option this August 2009 at MDC! I have read tons of posts from prior years of former and present MDC RN... Read More

  1. by   calvana
    Also,

    When you go to the clinic, try to be subtle about it, instead of shouting to the whole world (like i did):smackingf "I NEED THESE TESTS DONE FOR NURSING SCHOOL" LOLtry specifying what it is you really need, leave the school part out of it until your actually seen by the doctor or nurse try using phrases like " I am here for an MMR shot" or I am here for a MMR Titer test, I also would like to have a drug screening test done"

    Nobody cares that you're in nursing school, I know its exciting and amazing but please try to maintain your composure!!!!!!!!!
  2. by   grad2011
    Hello Calvana,
    I am very interested about this clinic you mentioned. It seems that my insurance will not cover the Hep B vaccine or there will be some ridiculous Copay. I will try to reply to other posts, hopefull I will finally gain access to PMing you. Prof P from this morning's Fund class was great. She seems very nice, accessible and willing to help when needed. She gave us all kinds of resources to be sucessful in this class. She also gave us an eye opener for most of us..or at least for me it did! But I am in it to win it, so no going back.
    Let me know how yours go....Good luck!

    P.S did you buy your books yet?
  3. by   calvana
    Hey Grad2011

    I did buy some of my books, not all as yet. My class went well.... The professor seems pretty nice, she had already assigned a reading that I was unaware of due to the late registration. Its kinda hard to tell on the first day We're suppose to have a test next week. Maybe I will know more then. Good luck!!!
  4. by   mirandabailey
    Hi to all of you oldies out there. Any suggestions for us 2010 students?
  5. by   nj640
    I am selling some of the required Nursing books on Ebay and Craigslist for much cheaper than the store and amazon...they are sealed and new, some with CDs...on Ebay, my ID is diacorpinc
  6. by   Sekhmet
    Hello,
    I'm currently waiting to find out if I was accepted to the part time nursing program. May I ask what was your GPA when you were accepted.
  7. by   nj640
    I had a CUM GPA of 3.78, but with 90 credits.

    As for the HEP B vaccine...go to the Miami Dade Health department...where all the poor people go to get their vaccines...it's free!
  8. by   on eagles wings
    Thanks nj640, hadn't thought of that. Free is better.
  9. by   nj640
    Quote from on eagles wings
    Thanks nj640, hadn't thought of that. Free is better.
    you know it...especially HEP B is 3 shots...1st, 1 month, 6 months from 1st.

    HEP A is 2 shots, if you wish to get that one...wish I had gotten both at the same time....there is a vaccine called TWINRIX that has both the HEP A & B combined
  10. by   on eagles wings
    Quote from nj640
    you know it...especially HEP B is 3 shots...1st, 1 month, 6 months from 1st.

    HEP A is 2 shots, if you wish to get that one...wish I had gotten both at the same time....there is a vaccine called TWINRIX that has both the HEP A & B combined
    Wow so I guess I should get HEP B done asap if I want to get in for the fall. They won't give me problems if I've only got the first two when I start, right?
    And do they offer TWINRIX at the MD Health Dept? I would like to get the HEP A for sure, since it's fecal-oral transmission... :/ Pretty possible in clinicals, no? Thanks so much for all this info, its helped a lot. I'm really not in the situation to be spending so much on shots... ugh
  11. by   nj640
    not necessarily...if you get accepted, you will get a yellow envelope with all the paperwork...one of those will be a health paper that you must take to the doctor...you have to show proof that you have the other vaccines like Measles Mumps Rubella (if you don;t have paperwork from when you were little, then you have to run blood test titers to show that you have immunity)....you get the 1st HEP B right after you get accepted into the program, then the 2nd one 1 month later...you won't be doing clinicals until the 2months into the 1st semester...and then they only require you have the 2nd HEP B...but eventually you will have to update your records to show that you have all 3 HEP B.
  12. by   on eagles wings
    Thanks so much. Makes a ton of sense now!
  13. by   swansonplace
    Could someone send me a PM, Private Message, of the professors list, the good or bad list.

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