Published Oct 1, 2014
You are reading page 17 of JJC Nursing Program: Fall of 2015
Thanks for all of the info! I am just so excited for everyone! I can't wait until registration! :)
Congrats everyone! I'm preparing to finish my first semester of nursing school at JJC and may be able to answer some of your questions!
As far as stethoscopes go, I highly recommend purchasing a fairly decent one right off the bat. I know several girls that opted for the cheap ones the book store sells (the ones that come in a kit) and ended up having to purchase different ones because they couldn't hear lung sounds/heart sounds. Personally, I went with a Littmann Classic II SE and had it engraved. I haven't heard of any issues with stealing but I'd definitely keep your stethoscope/BP cuff/etc on your persons at all time, especially during clinical.
As far as shoes go, they have to be all white leather. They cannot be open-back but they don't need laces. Several girls in my clinical group have shoes I'd consider clogs and they're totally acceptable. I also wouldn't purchase cheap shoes as you'll be on your feet for seven hours straight during clinicals. No one's asked yet but I'm sure it'll come up: GO WITH A ROLLING BACKPACK. I told myself I'd never do it but they're worth it. The books get heavy (unless you go for online-only) and almost everyone has rolling backpacks so you won't stand out.
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
Just wanted to add! I know the handbook says you'll need peds diaphragm but you can hold off on that for now. You won't be doing peds until your second semester.
Thanks for the info. I've never worn scrubs. Do they run true to size usually? Do they shrink? Order larger or smaller?
Thanks for the info, Thimble! Guess I'll look into that stethoscope! Is there a certain better blood pressure cuff we should look into?
TeTea, when I ordered scrubs for my CNA class they ran pretty true to size. However, I had to buy an XL when I was in the radiology program since I was pregnant, and I am glad I did because they did shrink a bit on me. I think the majority of time they run pretty true to size, but I have not worn them enough to really be able to answer.
So glad to have found this thread,, I have also been accepted into the day program for Fall 2015 and I'm so excited!! laurynq16 and student4u2 thank you for all the info. this is all so helpful!!
I bought a $20 blood pressure cuff off of Amazon and it works perfectly fine. No need to splurge there.
as far as scrubs go, if you've never worn them I'd try them on first. I wear a size medium for tops but in scrubs I'm a small. I'm 5'6 and the small pants are pretty long on me. They run large in my opinion but all scrubs seem too.
Congrats Cristina, Im in the day program too!
thank you teteab03!!! hope to meet you soon!!!
Hey guys, I am accepted for the evening fall semester at JJC. Someone in my micro class told me about "allnurses" so I decided to check this app out! Glad I did bc I was just creeping through the post and learned some great stuff. :)
So, I was looking on the jjc website for the RN degree and they include all the pre req classes into the nursing classes and it shows 4 semesters with some summer classes, I believe. So, if we have all the pre reqs classes can we get done sooner than 4 semesters?
No, I believe it's 4 semesters no matter what, since there are clinicals in all of those semesters. Usually, most people have all the pre-reqs complete, but I believe it's just EXTRA course work on top of nursing program with the pre-reqs left to complete. Otherwise, it's strictly just the nursing program you complete. Did I word that properly? I'm just now getting to my first cup of coffee today. LOL!
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