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    Quote from kay_bee
    Nice to know there are a couple more with me!! So how does that work with the TBA clinicals. Do they have a certain time to notify you, or will you find out in orientation?
    As far as I know, they will tell those of us with TBA clinicals which day we get at orientation. She said it could be fri sat or sun...luck of the draw. Made no sense to me. But I guess so they can even out the clinicals if people change their minds and don't end up going maybe?? Who knows.

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    I'm in the Mon-Wed 5-7 class. Unfortunately, by the time I could get there, all they had left were clinicals that were TBA. So I still have no idea which day my clinical is...ugh. Although any day is fine...just hate not knowing.

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    Quote from scifihippie
    I wouldn't do American Red Cross. If you have a clinical at Methodist Hospital, they won't accept ARC. You must have American Heart Association BLS! Southwest doesn't tell you this. I found out the hard way. Do yourself a favor and do the AHA now.
    Because of the conflicting info about whether or not ARC certification is acceptable (mainly because the acceptance letter specifically said to use them), I went ahead and emailed the school about this to verify. To my surprise, she already replied this late. I was told that Methodist may not have accepted ARC then because it used to only be a 1 yr certification whereas AHA was for 2 yrs. Currently, ARC for professional rescuer is good for 2 yrs.
    I was assured that for students, the 2 yr ARC professional rescuer course is fine for any hospital we do clinicals in. Phewww!

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    Quote from scifihippie
    I wouldn't do American Red Cross. If you have a clinical at Methodist Hospital, they won't accept ARC. You must have American Heart Association BLS! Southwest doesn't tell you this. I found out the hard way. Do yourself a favor and do the AHA now.
    The acceptance letter says "You should contact the American Heart Association or American Red Cross to arrange to take the CPR/AED course for Professional Rescuers."

    So you really think that the "CPR/AED for the profesisonal rescuer and health care provider" won't be acceptable?? I sure hope so cause I've already registered.

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    I took it over the summer so the schedule may have been a little more accelerated, but we had about 8 exams(about 1 per week), all closed book and the midterm and the final were proctored. They ranged from about 80-150 questions or so depending on the chapters. There were also several assignments where you just answered basic questions. Those were more time consuming than difficult. As far as the labs...part was a computer program. You had to identify unknown microorganisms running the correct tests with proper "procedures" within a certain number of virtual days. I became a pro at those so let me know if you need help.
    I was taking this class through the entire summer while I took A&P I the first half and A&PII the second half so I'm having a hard time remembering all of the detail. Hope this helps ya!

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    I think I'm just gonna sign up for the CPR class that the American Red Cross is having Dec 11th. It is called "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider or Lifeguard". It is $80 and it's also an all day class (8-5)...ugh.

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    Xander-She said that she has homework but it's easy. And the tests are 100 questions with 25 of them spelling. She's made A's on all of them. So I think it's safe to say...NO PAPERS!!! yay. I hate them too.

    fleur-di-lis-RN2b-Thanks so much for the info. I'll call a little later. Anyone interested in doing a group CPR class?

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    Xander-One of my friends is taking Medical Terminology now at Southwest. I'll ask her if she recommends it. She was accepted for spring as well.

    Also, does anyone know of a good place to take the CPR class? Other threads on here had outdated links.

    Amy

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    Hi everyone,
    I have applied for spring 2011 at Southwest as well. 400-500 applicants?? Now I'm panicking!! Goodluck to you all and I hope to see you in the spring.
    Amy



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