South Suburban College Nursing Program 2011 - page 2

I recently applied for the Spring 2011 Nursing Program at South Suburban College and was Accepted! I am Extremely excited but at the same time nervous. Don't know what to expect! Any feedback will... Read More

  1. by   tsaffold
    Forgot to mention I got accepted to South Suburban college. Also wish I had a chance to have Mrs. Holly Janssen as an instructor. I heard she was Awesome!
  2. by   Kuffy
    Quote from tsaffold
    Forgot to mention I got accepted to South Suburban college. Also wish I had a chance to have Mrs. Holly Janssen as an instructor. I heard she was Awesome!
    congratulation!!!!!! im very happy for you!!!!

    Yes I didnt have her as a teacher persay... but she was my 105 lab instructor, and she was really calm and just explained things so well. There are several really good teachers and a few who. lets say avoid like the plague. one Teacher with the initials PK... she is in my opinion, very hard follow, and some really struggle in her class but then again.. your first year is hard and you have to learn so much in so little time, some days you feel like your head wil explode. I loved my 105 teacher initials MS she was hard but she was fair and very very very helpful. I still talk with her, and ask her for help when I get stuck and would direct me to pages in my fundamental book to help me see things more clearly...

    Good luck, buckle up you are on a ride of a life time and thanks for the nice complement
  3. by   tsaffold
    Anytime, you seem extremely helpful. Good Luck to you as well :-)
  4. by   tsaffold
    BTW thanks for the heads up on some of the teachers. I had Mrs. Black for Med dosage and she was really helpful she doesn't teach first years correct?
  5. by   Kuffy
    No D. Black doesnt she taught 218 which is 4th semester, im in my 3rd semester and hate summer break, I feel like everything I learned is slipping away, so im trying to keep reading and watch videos, most my classes are on line this semester and the one class I have is at the oakforest facility, so unless they have a sim lab for us I wont be at the main building. IF you need any help just hollar. And ask questions, sometime teachers wont elaborate on things, if you dont under stand ask, sometimes they will answer you and sometimes there wont be any time in class but will make time for you in office hours.. use those office hours its why they are there. also use the lab facility too, practice everything. pick people brains... is how you learn everythign you will need to know, make friends with people a semster ahead of you as well, they may have notes and good advice that may save you hours of painful studying.
  6. by   tsaffold
    Ok thanks so much yeah one of my good friends is in her 3rd semester as well her name is Daa Rina. She also told me if I needed any help to let her know. I am also willing to encourage study groups too. Thx a mil Kuffy, you're the best!
  7. by   Kuffy
    I dont know who that is, study groups are good, just make sure that the group you are studing with are do'ers not takers, you will find that some students will jump on the band waggon, before a test or will ask you for a copy of your study guide(if the teacher gives one) because they were too busy with their life to study, its good to give, but you should get in return equal to what you give out. you will spot them a mile away.. also try to avoid the complainers, the school is what it is learn what you need too pass your exams and get out. Life isnt fair, school can seem unfair, OH and number one thing, SIT UP FRONT!!!!! this limits your distractions to only whats going on the side of you... I get to class first day 30 minutes before the doors open sometimes even earlier.. and i run for the front. This works for me because im easily distracted.
  8. by   tsaffold
    Lol, Awesome thx for the pointers I will def be ahead of the class.
  9. by   Kuffy
    so.. is nursing school everything we said it would be??? HOw are you holding up? I know you are not in clinicals yet, but you will be soon... dont forget to study study study!
  10. by   flockyman
    Hi, I was wondering if South Suburban College will admit out of district student if all requirements are fulfilled?

    thanks.
  11. by   Mamahere
    Hey all! I just finished my hesi a2 today with an overall cumulative of 85 (my lowest was 79 in vocab) I am hoping I'll get into the nursing program at south sub and I think I will I have all A's in my other classes with the exception of psy 211 so my gpa is good! Does anyone have any other advice is there any pre reading or things you can do to prepare? I've listened to some friends and taken the medical terminology and nutrition classes but I have to say my teachers were not all that great so I don't feel like they benefitted me at all! Any help would be so greatly appreciated!
  12. by   kmit134
    Quote from Mamahere
    Hey all! I just finished my hesi a2 today with an overall cumulative of 85 (my lowest was 79 in vocab) I am hoping I'll get into the nursing program at south sub and I think I will I have all A's in my other classes with the exception of psy 211 so my gpa is good! Does anyone have any other advice is there any pre reading or things you can do to prepare? I've listened to some friends and taken the medical terminology and nutrition classes but I have to say my teachers were not all that great so I don't feel like they benefitted me at all! Any help would be so greatly appreciated!
    Mamahere--how was the exam? I am taking it on Tuesday and am freaking out!! I'm not even sure what to study for, everyone is telling me something else as far as what is actually in SSC's exam.. any advice would be *VERY* appreciated!!!
    Good luck and Congrats on good scores! I'm sure you will get in and do great!!
  13. by   latinadream
    I would Like to say I made it through my first semester of nursing school!!!!Which was definately not easy. It was rather VERY stressful but well worth it. I am currently in second semester and the weeks are flying by. I only have 2 classes at the moment since I did take Patho I during this summer which was one of the best choices i could have made This semester is so less stressful just because of that. (so I would encourage everyone to take advantage of that opportunity if it is given to you). I am slowly getting adapted to the Studying and Reading millions of pages a week it now comes natural to me and i believe Nursing is like a puzzle as the days and weeks go by I began to put the puzzle together and it all makes more sence to me. I feel that some of the time the program could be no very well organized (considering the fact that we do not have a permanent Dean at the moment) but we need to learn to put a positive attitude to any situation that we might present and move ahead because falling behind will only hinder us from obtaining our goal which is walking across that stage. Yes it TRUE I sometimes don't put enough attention to my 3 kids and don't spend enough time with my husband but I look at it as a temporary situation that Im only doing to benefit our family! its not easy but when people ask me how are things going i simply reply "its going"! Nothing worth while obtaining is easy in this life there are certain sacrifices we will have to make and adjust to. I feel sometimes that alot of the students at SSC only complain about the teacher and complain but at times I feel they do it out of frustration to let their anger out for the stress the program puts on us we need to let go of that negative vibe and get down to business. We met with the temporary Dean a couple days ago and she did mention that Second semester was the HARDEST semester and if you get through it you will get through the rest of the program.. that was soo stress relieving. I have constantly high expectations of myself and sometimes that could be so stressful because getting an A in all of these tests i have come to realize is IMPOSSIBLE. I will just keep a smile on my face and keep on going...
    About the HESI or entrance exam to the program is not Difficult At ALL. I barely studied for that test and got very good scores overall. I did purchase the Hesi book study guide in the bookstore 2 weeks or so before my testing schedule and that seem to refresh my memory alot and it did help.
    keep in touch people through this forum or at school we need the support

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