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Does anyone know how much the titers test and urine drug screen cost if your insurance doesn't cover them? I called my insurance (Blue Care Network) and they said if the doctor says they are "medically necessary" they will be covered BUT if they are billed as school related they won't be. So I am afraid that depending on how my doctor bills them, I may have to pay for them.

I signed up for BLS for healthcare providers which costs $55 (including book and card). This is the AHA class and the card is good for two years. I was told St John prefers this class to Red Cross which I had and let lapse. This class is offered at Henry Ford Macomb (19 Mile and Garfield). Boy, this is getting expensive!! My 1500 classes ( I start in August) are all C0801. Anyone else in this bunch of classes?

I haven't figured out if my titers will be covered yet either, but I did call Concentra and was told a urine drug screen is $55.50. I hope I can get my doctor to say they are necessary!

I think all of us who start in August are in the same theory classes, we just have different clinicals/labs.

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Yes, my lab is C0801 too. Its the Tuesday 1:30-7:30 lab. Are you starting in August too? I talked to a girl who was taking nursing at Baker and she recommended to me a little book called "Fluids and Electrolytes made easy". It covers fluids and electrolytes, respiratory and metabolic alkalosis and acidosis and acid-base balance etc. These are all topics we will be covering early in the classes. I had my A&P in Fall 2006 so I am a little rusty on these topics. I can't believe its a little over a month til we start! I am so nervous.

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I signed up for BLS for healthcare providers which costs $55 (including book and card). This is the AHA class and the card is good for two years. I was told St John prefers this class to Red Cross which I had and let lapse. This class is offered at Henry Ford Macomb (19 Mile and Garfield).

St. John River District (in East China) offers the BLS course for $25.00. I believe that it is offered on the last Wednesday of every month. If you go on their website all of the information is there. I know that it may be a little far for some of you, but for those who don't live too far it may be worth it to save a few bucks.

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Thanks I did see that but signed up for the closest thing to me out of laziness. Does that include the book I wonder? I have been looking through our required text books and ouch are they expensive!

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Thanks I did see that but signed up for the closest thing to me out of laziness. Does that include the book I wonder? I have been looking through our required text books and ouch are they expensive!

I do believe that it is the total cost for the class, but I'm not sure if a book is included. I'm a student at SC4, beginning my nursing classes in the fall and I actually took my BLS course through our local fire department for $15.00. I have been certified in the past so it was just a refresher course for me, but they covered all of the basic info.

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I think that the $25 class is only good for a year. The AHA one is good for 2 years which makes it almost the same price and with gas driving out to East China, it would be more money over that time period. This is books aside.

I took mine at Baker and it was the AHA one.

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Hey everyone. Just did my BLS through facility at 19&Garfield area. It was a AHA class and was about 5 hours but completed in one day. If you've had prior ARC training it is basically the same with the addition of a bag. It was $55.

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Oh yeah and the book was included in the price.

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Okay, just looked at the book list...*choke*

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OK, when I look at the online bookstore of required texts I want to puke.

The one book is definitely one we can buy used, I wonder if anyone has the ISBN number so I can hunt it down somewhere else.

It's the 1510 class of fundamentals of nursing.

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I think that the $25 class is only good for a year. The AHA one is good for 2 years which makes it almost the same price and with gas driving out to East China, it would be more money over that time period.

I'm not sure if it's one or two years through River District, I thought they were all good for 2 years?? Anyways, as I stated before I ended completing mine through my local fire department and they only charged $15. And it is the BLS certification through AHA valid for 2 years. So it might be worth checking into your local fire deprtment as well, if money's an issue.

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Definitely not all good for 2 years. The Red Cross is only good for 1 year, while the American Heart Association is good for two years.

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