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How was your program broken up? What did you learn first?

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pnkgirl25 has 1 years experience and specializes in Wound Care.

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I guess what I'm asking is how was your program structured? What did you learn first? i.e was it medical term, anatomy, then med-surg, medical calculations, then parm etc, etc? I start school on Monday and the lack of information is killing me. I'm very much a planner so not knowing is driving me NUTS :(

I like to know whats going to be thown at me.

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Our program started with A&P and life science concurrently. We stoped LS at the begining of December and started nursing fundamentals. We will pick LS back up in March when we are done with A&P. The first unit of our A&P was medical termonology. I'm only 4 months into an 18 month program.

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I guess what I'm asking is how was your program structured? What did you learn first? i.e was it medical term, anatomy, then med-surg, medical calculations, then parm etc, etc? I start school on Monday and the lack of information is killing me. I'm very much a planner so not knowing is driving me NUTS :(

I like to know whats going to be thown at me.

orientation

medical terminolgy, time management, drug card layout ect.

I.

1. A&P

2.Foundations

-nursing concepts

-infection control

-Basic skills (direct pt care lots of lab work essentially CNA work)

-Gerontology

3. Fundamentals

-Advanced skills

-nursing process

-Pharmacology (administration, medication math)

-Nutrition

4.Med Surg

clinical 1 (half of the class time starting after pharmacolgy)

II.

Finish Med surg

Maternal child

Mental Health

Leadership

NCLEX prep

clinical 2 (ended 2 weeks before graduation)

Thats how my school layed it out but it could be different for you.

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Ours is split into 3, 3.5 - 4 month long levels, an 11 month program. Level 1 consists of Fundamentals of Nursing, A&P, Pharmacology, Geriatrics, Nutrition, Clinicals and Competencies. We have clinicals throughout the level twice a week. Competencies were at the end of the level and tested our abilities to perform basic skills such as dressing a wound using sterile technique, bed bath, making an occupied bed, blood glucose testing, head to toe assessment, putting on ppe, and vital signs.

Level II is strictly Med-Surg, which I am currently in. Integumentary, Respiratory, Cardiac, Musculoskeletal, Nervous System, and Gastrointestinal. We have clinicals either twice a week during the week or once a week on Saturdays. There are also competencies of more advanced skills such as inserting an NG tube, inserting a Foley catheter, Administering oral meds, and administering parenteral meds.

Level III consists of Med-Surg of the Endocrine System and Reproductive System, Maternal/Child nursing, Leadership, Mental Health Nursing, and Peds. There are no competencies for Level III but there is a mock interview and clinical rotation. I'll be done with my program August 16th of this year.:roflmao:

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turtlebob has 1 years experience and specializes in IDD, Psych.

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About to finish my first term and it was a & p and Fundamentals the second term will be pharm and ms1 3rd term is peds and ms2 final term is ob and ms3, our clinicals are mixed to the terms starting at the end of fundamentals.

Hope this helps

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My program, without prereqs (a&p, etc.) goes like this:

Semester 1: fundamentals 1,2; intro to client care, nursing calculations, nutrition (may also have been taken previously).

Semester 2: foundations of clinical practice, med-surg A, B.

Semester 3 (summer): mental health, maternal-child, issues and trends, practicum, and nursing through lifespan (psychology, same deal as nutrition).

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Our first semester which we are just finishing (finals start Thursday) included Fundamentals, Pharm 1 (which was basic math calculations), A&P and growth and development. Next semester is med-surge, maternal child nursing, peds and Pharm 2.(all about the meds)

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