Anyone get into Truman's Nursing program for Fall 09?? Post here!! - page 4

:yeah:Hey everyone, I just got my acceptance letter last week for Trumans program and am super excited!! I really want to meet people that got accepted as well!!! If you got your letter, post here!... Read More

  1. by   MA2006
    Congratulations nursing students! Hi, I graduated from Truman last year so I may be able to answer some of your questions. There are many good teachers at Truman, but from my experience Mrs. Romba and Mrs. Kipnis are really great. I went through the day program so I can't tell you much about the evening program. If you have any more questions let me know. Good luck!
  2. by   pensacola5
    Hi MA2006,

    What's the 1st semester like? My only class for the 1st semester will be Nurs 101 and I'll also be taking the pharmacology class (did you take pharmacology and what instructor did you have?). Also, I'm sure I'll learn more by orientation, but I'm just wondering, what kind of resources are available in the nursing program as far as tutoring when needed? What do Mrs. Romba and Mrs. Kipnis teach? During orientation when registering (as far as the day program is concerned), are you given the option of more than one instructor to choose from for the Nurs 101 class? If so, do Mrs. Romba or Mrs. Kipnis teach Nurs. 101?

    Thanks!
  3. by   sunny nurse student
    Hello all!

    I too was accepted into the fall 09 daytime class at Truman (so psyched). I am currently getting my certification as a CNA, but I do not see any opportunity to work in a hospital setting as a new grad. Any one have any advise?
  4. by   gonnabeanurse11
    I went to Orientation today and didnt learn anything new really. They just passed out the book list which I had already from the website(nursing 102's syllabus was posted up until a few days ago on the nursing page and had a book list)and gave us our med forms and uniform order forms. Registered for Kipnis MW 8-950 and Kipnis @ St. Josephs on Tuesdays. That was my first choice clinical and class so I made sure I was the first one at orientation! I bought all my books off of amazon today and it was $800. Im getting pretty excited and cant wait to get my uniform! I just want to start already!!! I thought that you had to go to clinicals twice a week but it turns out that it is only one day a week, so I will have a lighter course load then I had last semester! That makes me excited because I think that I can definetly still work at least 32 hours a week for the first year. Did anyone else go to orientation today? What class did you register for?
  5. by   amprinc
    I have orientation on the 9th. how is the book list? I am very curios about how much books are going to be.
  6. by   amprinc
    Quote from gonnabeanurse11
    I went to Orientation today and didnt learn anything new really. They just passed out the book list which I had already from the website(nursing 102's syllabus was posted up until a few days ago on the nursing page and had a book list)and gave us our med forms and uniform order forms. Registered for Kipnis MW 8-950 and Kipnis @ St. Josephs on Tuesdays. That was my first choice clinical and class so I made sure I was the first one at orientation! I bought all my books off of amazon today and it was $800. Im getting pretty excited and cant wait to get my uniform! I just want to start already!!! I thought that you had to go to clinicals twice a week but it turns out that it is only one day a week, so I will have a lighter course load then I had last semester! That makes me excited because I think that I can definetly still work at least 32 hours a week for the first year. Did anyone else go to orientation today? What class did you register for?
    would you be able to send me a copy of the list if you have it available. I would really appreciate it. I want to start ordering my books early.
  7. by   pensacola5
    I was also at orientation on the same day as you. I also have Kipnis on MW 8a-9:50a except clinical is for Thursdays at St. Joe's. I was hoping to work also while at the start of the program but I'm a bit nervous that I may not be able to pull it off. Good luck to you! By the way....I've been cking for schools that offer the pharmacology class, and I haven't seen it offered at Wright or Truman for the Fall. Do you think we'll need this to better prepare?
  8. by   BABYGIRLCHAS
    Hi !! Do u know what good instructors to take for the nursing program at truman ? Both for lecture and clinical ? Thanks a lot. How was the orientation. I will be attending the june 8th orientation this monday coming up.
  9. by   kbobst81
    For all the new nursing students at Truman. I just graduated this year, about a month ago, and after all is said and done, I am glad I went to this college. It is very reasonably priced and the teachers there have been great (for the most part).

    For 101/102 Mrs. Preston is THE BOMB! I've heard great things about Ms. Kipnis and Mrs. Romba as well, but I never had them personally.

    BTW, Erica is the master when it comes to info. Everyone better treat her right because she is like the master operator in charge of the whole thing. She can tell you anything you need to know, and she is always great at getting back to you.

    Second year is hellacious compared to first year, so enjoy it while you can. But keep these ideas in mind for your second year:

    Mrs. Zimmermann is the unequivocal master of information and entertainment when it comes to med/surg. I could listen to her lecture for hours!

    Ms. Abdullah rocks in peds and ob, and she will be very upfront with you about how well you are doing in clinicals.

    Mrs. Folker is awesome with OB, and because of her I can ace any test of breastfeeding you can throw at me.

    Mrs. Corbett is the pinnacle of psych teaching and will really show you how to deal with any difficulty you can think of with psychosocial issues.

    Ms. Beaumard is one of the best clinical instructors. Get her if you can!

    Hope this helps!
  10. by   kbobst81
    Quote from amprinc
    I have orientation on the 9th. how is the book list? I am very curios about how much books are going to be.
    I'm a recent grad, and I hope they updated the book lists and prices. When I started in 2007 they said 500 bucks tops.... I ended up paying 1000 for everything at the beginning, and more throughout the two years because they kept adding books here and there. Be prepared for that.
  11. by   kbobst81
    Quote from pensacola5
    Hi MA2006,

    What's the 1st semester like? My only class for the 1st semester will be Nurs 101 and I'll also be taking the pharmacology class (did you take pharmacology and what instructor did you have?). Also, I'm sure I'll learn more by orientation, but I'm just wondering, what kind of resources are available in the nursing program as far as tutoring when needed? What do Mrs. Romba and Mrs. Kipnis teach? During orientation when registering (as far as the day program is concerned), are you given the option of more than one instructor to choose from for the Nurs 101 class? If so, do Mrs. Romba or Mrs. Kipnis teach Nurs. 101?

    Thanks!
    101 and 102 teachers are: Romba, Kipnis, Murphy and Preston
    Psych: Corbett and Johnson
    OB: Folker, Maeda, and Abdullah
    Med/Surg: Zimmermann, Worms, Allen (Clinical) and Beaumard (clinical)
    Gero: Corbett, Johnson
    Peds: Abdullah and Leply
    Med/Surg (part 2): Worms, Zimmermann, and Beaumard (clinical)
  12. by   gonnabeanurse11
    Quote from kbobst81
    For all the new nursing students at Truman. I just graduated this year, about a month ago, and after all is said and done, I am glad I went to this college. It is very reasonably priced and the teachers there have been great (for the most part).

    For 101/102 Mrs. Preston is THE BOMB! I've heard great things about Ms. Kipnis and Mrs. Romba as well, but I never had them personally.

    BTW, Erica is the master when it comes to info. Everyone better treat her right because she is like the master operator in charge of the whole thing. She can tell you anything you need to know, and she is always great at getting back to you.

    Second year is hellacious compared to first year, so enjoy it while you can. But keep these ideas in mind for your second year:

    Mrs. Zimmermann is the unequivocal master of information and entertainment when it comes to med/surg. I could listen to her lecture for hours!

    Ms. Abdullah rocks in peds and ob, and she will be very upfront with you about how well you are doing in clinicals.

    Mrs. Folker is awesome with OB, and because of her I can ace any test of breastfeeding you can throw at me.

    Mrs. Corbett is the pinnacle of psych teaching and will really show you how to deal with any difficulty you can think of with psychosocial issues.

    Ms. Beaumard is one of the best clinical instructors. Get her if you can!

    Hope this helps!
    Thank you so much for answering our questions!!! I have a question about the required uniform that I am hoping you can help me with. I ordered the white pants that are on the order form in three different sizes(from allheart) and none of them fit!! They look horrendous and I am not kidding, I am humiliated in them. I was wondering if wearing regular, lets say boot cut, white scrub pants was allowed? If I show up to clinicals in anything other then the required ill fitting elastic waste pants will I get in trouble, will they even notice?? I am desperate to return all of these horrible things and buy some greys anatomy super soft boot cut ones!!! Please help and thanks in advance.
  13. by   kbobst81
    Quote from gonnabeanurse11
    Thank you so much for answering our questions!!! I have a question about the required uniform that I am hoping you can help me with. I ordered the white pants that are on the order form in three different sizes(from allheart) and none of them fit!! They look horrendous and I am not kidding, I am humiliated in them. I was wondering if wearing regular, lets say boot cut, white scrub pants was allowed? If I show up to clinicals in anything other then the required ill fitting elastic waste pants will I get in trouble, will they even notice?? I am desperate to return all of these horrible things and buy some greys anatomy super soft boot cut ones!!! Please help and thanks in advance.
    Actually, you asked the right person. I did the required men's pants and got fitted and everything... And then when I wore them to the first clinicals, they were hemmed so short that the bottom of the pants kept getting caught in the tongue of my shoes... I knew I couldn't stand it for two years, so I just went to the uniform shop where I worked and got a pair of plain white scrub pants... And no one said a word... Just FYI though... Make sure you have enough white undies to wear under those pants... LOL

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