HCC Applicants for Spring 2010 - page 10

Hi all, I applied to the nursing program at HCC for spring 2010 and I was wondering if there is anybody who might have done the same thing. At this point I'm extremely anxious trying to find out if I... Read More

  1. by   messa2122
    DXJoe - Hey I pulled an older syllabus online and it states " Three lates constitute for one absence. More than two unexcused absences during the course will constitute failure of the clinical component and therefore the course."
    Im not sure if you have already received this information or not, but I thought I should post it!!
  2. by   BabiCMA
    Hi to all of you posting on this thread in position to begin your nursing program. I am in the final semester of the program at HCC (DM) and thought it would never get here, but it is. I have another 3 weeks of class and then go into preceptorship (72 hrs) one on one with a precepting nurse - and that's it! My graduation date is 12/12/09. I am so excited and glad I had the opportunity to enter the nursing program at HCC. I am so looking forward to beginning my career as a nurse. I am nervous about taking the NCLEX-RN exam, but I am positive about it.

    If I can help answer any questions as a student already in the program, please contact me. I know that when I was in your position, I was nervous, anxious, and didn't know what to expect, so if I can help anyone, I'd love to.
  3. by   BabiCMA
    mesa - i think that syllabus is referring to the clinicals, not class. for the last 4 semesters, no teacher has ever REQUIRED attendance, so don't fret.
  4. by   drmazur
    Hi! I am a first semseter student on the DM campus. Congrats on you guys that got in
    As for attendance, you don't have to attend class, but my Professor gives extra points here and there in class and if you are absent, you don't get them. And believe me, you want them for your tests! As for clinical, you aren't allowed to miss any. If you have to, and know ahead of time, it is likely you can work something out to make it up. You may have to pay to do so, however...I think it's about $70. For the fall semester they waived the fee due to the swine flu (they didn't want people coming to clinical sick to avoid paying). I don't know what they'll do for the spring.
    Hope that helps...I'd be happy to answer any other questions you may have!
  5. by   lmt2000
    Thanks for the info so far.
    I am curious as to what it is going to be cost-wise and the breakdown!
    I understand around $1000 for tuition per semester, correct? What other costs will there be.
  6. by   messa2122
    Just wondering if anyone has rec'd their campus letter?
  7. by   lactnet
    I heard that we wont receive a letter until Nov. but this is just a rumor no confirmation.
  8. by   NewGoalRN
    I started to read the first couple chapters of Potter & Perry and I have to say that watching paint dry is more exciting. How did you NP2 and NP3 students retain anything to do well in the tests? Did you all have to read each chapter 2 or 3 times or did you have summary notes?

    Also, did you guys have to purchase the pysych book and did the optional RNNotes, AssessNOtes, LabNotes, MedSurge notes help you?
  9. by   skad33
    I read chapter 1 of Potter/Perry and I found it to be pretty boring also. I'm planning on reading the first 13 chapters by January. I too hope there is a study guide/outline, to help me retain this stuff.

    I heard through the grapevine (NP2 & NP3 students) not to buy the kit, as we wont be using all of those books. Yet, I dont want to miss out by not having all the books... but then again, I doubt I'll have time to actually read all the books included. So we'll see... any input & advice is appreciated.
  10. by   Samonkee
    Has anyone been sent their campus assignment? How many of you on here requested the Southshore campus?
  11. by   lactnet
    I requested Southshore but am concerned that they wont have all the technology that the other campuses have. My friend took anatomy there last semester and her labs were boring and had none of the interesting dissections and blood analysis etc. that my class at Dalemabry had.
  12. by   keebnblondie
    Has anyone who was chosen for an alternate been notified that they have a spot?
  13. by   Samonkee
    Yes I know what you mean about Southshore not having all the technology. I was there the very first semester that it opened (fall 2008) and they were lacking so many of the things that we needed for Microbiology and A&P. It is still a great campus and you can tell the administration really cares about the students. I love how clean and new everything is compared to the other campuses. Southshore also has a great SGA, it seems like every other week they provide fun activities along with free lunch. I really love this campus.