Impressions of MCC's orientation today? - page 2

It totally wasn't what I thought it would be. I didn't learn anything about the program I didn't already know :o . I was hoping to go today and have fun and get excited about being in the program;... Read More

  1. by   deftonez188
    Be advised, Dell is pulling out of the PDA market, so beware your purchases as you might find customer service lacking should you need it down the road.
  2. by   NBMom1225
    This is a slight change of topic...I've heard something regarding us having to be partially undressed in front of our lab partners at times. Seriously? I've had two kids, and there are parts of my body that have gone south on a permanent vacation...and I'm not just referring to my chest! I am NOT comfortable with the idea of exposing my pudgy self to my classmates. Does anyone have more specific info about this, like what areas we'll have to expose?
  3. by   deftonez188
    Well considering one or more of us guys will probably be there as well, I highly doubt that's going to happen. They use us males because our torso's are neutral, so if anyone has to worry, it's me lol. Glad this isn't a party, because I won't be bringing a 6 pack
  4. by   PedsNurse322
    Quote from NBMom1225
    This is a slight change of topic...I've heard something regarding us having to be partially undressed in front of our lab partners at times. Seriously? I've had two kids, and there are parts of my body that have gone south on a permanent vacation...and I'm not just referring to my chest! I am NOT comfortable with the idea of exposing my pudgy self to my classmates. Does anyone have more specific info about this, like what areas we'll have to expose?
    When you get to 1600s, you'll have to do a physical assessment checkoff w/a partner; you will have to wear shorts/tank top, but that's the extent of being partially undressed. No big deal, really.
  5. by   PedsNurse322
    As for PDAs... I got one when I first started the program (in Oct '06), and have yet to use it. It's not required.
  6. by   MIKelly
    Quote from 2008RN2B
    As for PDAs... I got one when I first started the program (in Oct '06), and have yet to use it. It's not required.
    At our orientation we were told they may be mandatory for the next class that starts.
  7. by   PedsNurse322
    Quote from MIKelly
    At our orientation we were told they may be mandatory for the next class that starts.
    Really? Sheesh... like there aren't enough expenses involved w/uniforms, books, etc etc etc....
  8. by   deftonez188
    Allrighty, got a question for you then.

    What is this 100 point system one of the girls in the program told me about? something that some teachers use, which counts for the entire semester and if your 'points' drop below 80 your out.

    Also what's this I hear about grades being affected by moody teachers (something about a teacher that cries alot in class....)

    Starting to sound a bit strange to me...
  9. by   NBMom1225
    The "points" thing sounds like what they were referring to at orientation...that we have to maintain our grade at something like 78%(?) or we're out of the program. I just had a thought though, maybe for clinicals you get docked points of some sort if you're late, unprepared, or not dressed exactly right...if it's not one of those I have no clue!

    As for moody/crying teachers, that would really grind on my nerves! I would absolutely understand if they became emotional while telling us about a tragic patient they once had (I'd be tearing up along with them!), but an instructor that is just overly sensitive on a regular basis would be totally unprofessional.

    Can anybody refresh my memory about the date we register for class? I'm thinking June 21st, but can't seem to find the paper I wrote it down on...
  10. by   MIKelly
    Quote from NBMom1225
    Can anybody refresh my memory about the date we register for class? I'm thinking June 21st, but can't seem to find the paper I wrote it down on...

    That information should be mailed out in the next two weeks, along with the group assignments :spin: .
  11. by   deftonez188
    Now is that the date we ALL register or just those in the Aug./ Oct timeframe? I vaguely recall something said regarding those starting in Jan and beyond signing up at a later date.
  12. by   MIKelly
    Quote from deftonez188
    Now is that the date we ALL register or just those in the Aug./ Oct timeframe? I vaguely recall something said regarding those starting in Jan and beyond signing up at a later date.
    You would only be registering in June if you are in the August group, if I remember correctly.
  13. by   whoopdedoo
    Quote from deftonez188
    Allrighty, got a question for you then.

    What is this 100 point system one of the girls in the program told me about? something that some teachers use, which counts for the entire semester and if your 'points' drop below 80 your out.

    Also what's this I hear about grades being affected by moody teachers (something about a teacher that cries alot in class....)

    Starting to sound a bit strange to me...

    I am not sure exactly what you are talking about in regards to the point system.......some classes are based on 100 points, some on 130, and so on. If a class is based off 100 points (100% if you got all the points) you would have to get at least 78 points (78%) to stay in the program. There have been plenty in the program that have failed an exam (< 78%) and passed a class. I have only seen a instructor cry once and that was because she had just found out that she had a death in the family and then she had to lecture about fetal death. In my experience, there has been no way for a theory instructor to alter a grade because they are "moody". Clinical on the other hand is totally subjective. If a clinical instructor does not care for a student I am sure they could find a way to fail them, but I have not seen it in my experience. There is no point system for clinical.....it is pass/fail. Either you meet the criteria to pass or you don't. If it helps, my class has only lost 2 people of 30 - one in clinical and one in theory. Take the horror stories with a grain of salt. The instructors are there to help you, not torture you :wink2: - and for the most part they are awesome!

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