MDC Nursing Spring 2019

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ydand003

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Yes the medical bag is a big black bag with the supplies on that list. Some of the supplies are given to us in class though. You have to sign that paper when you buy it at the book store.

Is everyone close to getting everything they need? Uniforms, medical bag, books?

Also I noticed my schedule has been changed. One of the classes (NUR 1142) was in the morning and now it is in the evening. I didn't get an alert about it so I suggest everyone make sure they're aware of their schedules and plan accordingly.

I also need to go to student life and become acquainted with the parking situation because that's going to be a hassle until they finish that new lot.

On 4/24/2018 at 8:56 PM, MOONNightNURSE said:

The lab book we hardly used cause it was mostly taught to us. I would recommend just renting the lab book when you get the syllabus.

The pharmacology book Olsen, J. L, Giangrasso, A. P., Shrimpton, D. M., & Dillon, P. M. (2016). Medical dosage

calculations (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

I received an email Jan 3rd with the syllabus and a pretest (which is basic math) due the first day of class. If you are generic full time hopefully you'll have Tomlinson which is an AMAZING professor. She is very organized and likes things her way but honestly she wants you to learn and the way she teaches is phenomenal. You'll have influential teachers in your lifetime. I can honestly say that I'm my BA in FIU I had 2 and in MDC I've had two. She is one of them. About the 3rd class she will teach you her methods. Don't try to do anything different than her method. People try to fight it and by the third test of you don't do her method you won't beat the time of 2 min per question.....trust me. I got A's in every test except the third that I got a 79 and that was using her method which saved me!!!

She asks that you read ahead but in my opinion from reading ahead, it confuses you and the way she teaches is different from the book. Wait for her lectures and then afterwards do the problems and read. Good luck!!

Hello for the math class , do the professor allow the students to use a calculator on the test ?

MOONNightNURSE

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They will actually give you a basic calculator for the test. The professor will recommend you have a basic calculator just so you can get used to it at home. Remember for the test they are very very VERRRRRRYYYYY specific. Write a ml instead of mL the question is wrong! Put 7 with a line in the middle its wrong. Make sure you are quick but very careful. Remember the third test is the hardest one because of time. And stick to the professors method. If you dont do her method you will have a 1% of passing the third test. About 30% of class couldnt even finish in time.

MOONNightNURSE

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SO far second semester was by far the most difficult. Be ready to study for Advanced Med Surg! It is very difficult. Take some time during your Winter break or Summer break to review fundies and med surg. The adv med surg HESI will count as 5% of your grade. And it includes everything from med surg and adv med surg. Only about 50-60 questions though. There was a lot on COPD.

To get reimbursed on the passing of your first NCLEX exam MDC may reimburse a part of your exam fee for the NCLEX. Youll need to click on this link and submit the info and they require that you have a copy of your license in order to submit the request. The test must have been taken within 6 months of completion of the nursing program on your first attempt. It can take 30-60 days for reimbursement

https://www.MDC.edu/main/testing/assessments/industry-certifications.aspx

Also...forgot to mention....caps and gowns for graduation are picked up at the campus bookstore before graduation free of charge. Youll need your student ID.

On 2/3/2019 at 9:16 AM, MOONNightNURSE said:

They will actually give you a basic calculator for the test. The professor will recommend you have a basic calculator just so you can get used to it at home. Remember for the test they are very very VERRRRRRYYYYY specific. Write a ml instead of mL the question is wrong! Put 7 with a line in the middle its wrong. Make sure you are quick but very careful. Remember the third test is the hardest one because of time. And stick to the professors method. If you dont do her method you will have a 1% of passing the third test. About 30% of class couldnt even finish in time.

Thank you so much for the information, that really helps a lot. I heard Miami Dade is much bettering than Broward college so we shall see.

MOONNightNURSE

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Kiki do smell me…..with Olfactory?

See, itll never ever leave from my memory

Cause I want ya, and to SEE ya

With my nerve from my OPTIC

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Cause your Occulomotor aint working

And the Trochlear, isn’t working

Cause its UP for me always

Trigemenals largest of the cranials

All about the sensory, nose, jaw and chin

Abducens try to see me, like she want to kill me

Facial gonna cry and they don't know when it's stoppin'

And get to Vesticochlear, I see that you've been balancin’

And the Glossopharyngeal will help you with your swallowin’

And the Vagus works with many organs

Its all about the Heart, Lungs, and digestive, I’ve confirmed it.

Acce Accessory

It helps you move your neck, rotate, flex, extend

Move that tongue like you Jenny

I know its Hypoglossal nerve, cause I know too many

Kiki, do you hear me? .................

MOONNightNURSE

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This is my first weekend clinical. I won't go into detail but after having clinical in the weekdays, I strongly suggest getting into the weekend clinicals. They are by far the best options. I have 2 kids and I am a single mom. I had to have my parents take care of my kids because the weekend clinical were the only ones available. Dont know why!!!!!!! These are the best!!!!

4 hours ago, MOONNightNURSE said:

This is my first weekend clinical. I won't go into detail but after having clinical in the weekdays, I strongly suggest getting into the weekend clinicals. They are by far the best options. I have 2 kids and I am a single mom. I had to have my parents take care of my kids because the weekend clinical were the only ones available. Dont know why!!!!!!! These are the best!!!!

Are you in the Full time or Part time program?

What’s the schedule during the week for full time? Can you choose evening classes?

MOONNightNURSE

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On 8/14/2019 at 10:58 PM, Jenlunaferrer said:

What’s the schedule during the week for full time? Can you choose evening classes?

Ill tell you what I can remember. None of the classes are at night except if you are in the PART TIME program. The only night classes available for selection are not classes at all. They are clinicals and I dont believe 3-11pm clinicals are offered every semester.

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First Semester:

Fundamentals was twice a week in the morning 8am. You have clinicals ONCE a week and you have Pharmacology (the math part) once a week.

Fundamentals clinicals I believe was once a week.

Adult Health Assessment was once a week (this was my latest class- 2pm-5pm) and the lab was together with the class

Second Semester:

Med Surg is twice a week 8am

Med Surg clinicals were TWICE a week (two days in a row) starting at 7am

Pharm is once a week 8am

Third Semester: you can choose a different combination of the classes. One class per month except for Community Heath Assessment which is throughout the 3 months.

OB is twice a month and clinicals was once a week.

Psych I KNOW was twice a week and I THINK the class was once a week.

Peds was twice a week and the clinicals was once a week

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You meet with your community health assessment professor usually on Mondays from 2pm-5pm) but not all the time.

ALL the actual classes are before 5pm but there can be 8am or 10am classes. They only have two selections however and once one group fills up you are forced to take the other.