Ivy Tech Spring '10 Applicants - page 36

This is the "Not In" thread, or for anyone that's planning on applying for Spring Semester by the Sept 1st deadline. We need love too! :loveya: My Boring Stats: A's in prereq's except ANP... Read More

  1. by   Lennonninja
    Bloomington didn't have any rules about "TB test within 90 days" or anything like that. As long as it's within the last 12 months, they were fine. You have to be careful with live vaccines and TB tests though, recently getting an MMR can interfere with your TB test (that's what I was told).
  2. by   Luckymom2
    Fort Wayne didn't have any rules about the TB either. They just said it needed to be a yearly thing. It takes three weeks from start to finish to get all the results.
    BTW, Fort Wayne wouldn't give me my drug test form because they said it was too early. They would give the forms out at orientation Nov 6.
    Luckily I started all my other vaccinations a month ago. I had to get the varicella (didn't have proof that I contracted it as a kid), and a Tdap booster. Both of those were given to me by a student nurse. The poor girl darted my arm and had blood everywhere. The RN who was supervising her wouldn't stop yelling. Now I know how "not" to give a vaccine. It took five days before I could fully use that arm because it was so bruised.

    Good luck to everyone!
  3. by   davilynlovesdaniel
    Anymore letters????????????????
  4. by   mommyof6
    Luckymom,

    I'm glad you posted that...I was in a sure fire rush to pay for my background check so I could run and get the drug test done Friday. Don't we need the drug test results first before they run the background check though?? Now I'm confused, lol. :trout:
  5. by   AnneMarie
    Man, it sounds like there is a TON of stuff to do before classes start! Whew! I didn't know about half of this stuff....Does anyone know what KIND of background check Indy requires? There's a "limited criminal history" that you can obtain online, but I've heard of some people having to go downtown to get a different kind that included fingerprinting or something? I'm confused--I'm sure they'll explain everything at orientation, but I'd like to get a head start on whatever I can since November and December are historically VERY busy months at our house!
  6. by   csab
    Davilyn what campus are you waiting on again?
  7. by   leen7777
    I have another vaccine to add to the list. In the hallway outside the nursing office at Indy is a yellow information paper about H1N1. It says that the H1N1 vaccine is going to be required for most clinical spots. If you choose not to get the vaccine, you may be removed from clinicals, or moved. So, it's even get it, or go through hell when clinicals come around. Thanks for the Tb info, I am waiting until after orientation before I do anything else. Oh, I know that you can go to the Marion county building downtown to get a complete criminal history, for $5.00, I believe.
  8. by   AnneMarie
    Thanks for the info about the H1N1 vaccine, Leen! I will definitely plan on getting that one, too. Gosh, my arms are going to be black and blue by the time school starts
  9. by   csab
    I wondered if they would strongly suggest the H1N1 as well as the seasonal flu vaccine. It sounds like they stop short of saying they are mandatory, but make it clear that life without them in clinicals will be difficult. So with that in mind, I wonder if there will be enough supply. I don't think we could get H1N1 vaccine right now. I wonder if we would have to show our letters of acceptance as proof or something.
  10. by   Lennonninja
    I don't know what other campuses are doing about the H1N1 vaccine, but the Bloomington campus is arranging for us to all receive the vaccine free of charge. I would wait on that until your campus makes a decision.

    We had our math test for the first semester this week and it ended up being WAY easier than we had been made to believe. When you get your math book at the beginning of the semester, just make sure to keep up on it and you'll be fine for the test. Everyone in my class passed it on the first try!
  11. by   xyra
    I am getting more and more excited about classes starting in January. I went to my doctor yesterday for my exam and to get my Tetanus and last Hep B series (forgot to get the last one awhile ago). I'm hand delivering my health statement forms and background check/drug test to the health sciences building this Friday. I keep having this fear of them being lost in the mail if I mail them.

    I wish orientation was sooner. I just want to get as much info as I can before January gets here
  12. by   leen7777
    Quote from Lennonninja
    I don't know what other campuses are doing about the H1N1 vaccine, but the Bloomington campus is arranging for us to all receive the vaccine free of charge. I would wait on that until your campus makes a decision.

    We had our math test for the first semester this week and it ended up being WAY easier than we had been made to believe. When you get your math book at the beginning of the semester, just make sure to keep up on it and you'll be fine for the test. Everyone in my class passed it on the first try!

    I was wondering if you could give the rest of us an idea of what it is like for you so far. Not really your schedule, just what to expect as far a studying. Do you seem to absorb what you are learning while you are in class, or is it like here is the material, go home and learn it? What are the lab test like? Do you do demostrations for the instructor, or are lab test written questions, or both? I know I am asking so many questions, but I just want to be a little prepared for what is to come.
  13. by   Luckymom2
    I don't know about the other campuses but the Fort Wayne campus gave us a website for the background checks. We HAVE to go through this website. It was $94 for the complete background check and drug test. The company does the background check then we have to take our confirmation page to the Nursing office to get the lab form for the drug test (which we wont get till Nov).

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