MCC - Nursing Students Starting 2009 - page 4

Hey everyone! Thought I would start a thread where we can keep up with all the fun new and exciting things coming our way! We'll get to meet each other in a few days (May 20th)! So, how shall we... Read More

  1. by   Mzam2012
    does anyone own a kindle? and if so, do you find it helpful with the program? just wondering, i guess i am looking for an exscuse to buy one :P
  2. by   NoviceRN10
    Quote from Mzam2012
    Does anyone know if we will be getting a syllabus with our start date no matter what month we start? I just want to get a jump on some reading even though i probably won't start until next year? Thanks.

    Marie
    From what I recall you get the first syllabus a couple weeks before your actual start date (I started in January and received the syllabus in late December).
  3. by   deftonez188
    All you need for nursing school:

    Littman Classic steth, Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, Drug Guide/Lab Guide (or PDA but books have crept their way in again and i'm at the end of the road), and dun dun dun a brain!

    Don't waste your money on 40 extra books or gadgets, they won't make it easier or help you.
  4. by   MichyMich
    So, I got a letter today from MCC Nursing Dept! Although, it was not as exciting as the actual "Acceptance Letter". This one was pretty exciting as it gave me my start date. I start in October!

    I just found it odd that they actually assigned me ALL of my classes and times.... I thought they were just going to assign us our "lab"? It doesn't matter. It works out good for me and I'm very excited to start!

    So who's with me and who's got different dates?
  5. by   SnowStar4
    Whether they assign you all your classes or not, you don't have a choice. There is only one section of each class. All 40 students have all of the classes together, you are just in smaller groups for clinicals.
  6. by   MichyMich
    Quote from szyman27
    Whether they assign you all your classes or not, you don't have a choice. There is only one section of each class. All 40 students have all of the classes together, you are just in smaller groups for clinicals.
    Thanks szyman! What's funny is, just before you posted, I realized that is how it is set up. :smackingf. Tell you what, I'm so happy to be getting Patho. Micro done in the summer, but it has completed melted my brain! LOL LOL.
  7. by   CorazonDeOro
    I got August start! All my classes are assigned to me also, which makes me confused because does that mean I do not have to register or????
  8. by   Deb Laf111
    Hey Mich,

    I hear you on the patho micro! Yikes I can't wait for this one to be done. I have a lab test tomorrow and Lec test on thurs. I was excited about getting the letter too. I start in Aug, but I thought I would be able to see where my first clinical for 1630 would be and it is just a code. Anyone know anything about how to determine where and when that one will be?
  9. by   CorazonDeOro
    Also can anyone help me figure out which CPR class to take through the Red Cross? There are quite a few options and I am not sure which one to take.
  10. by   CorazonDeOro
    Quote from Deb Laf111
    Hey Mich,

    I hear you on the patho micro! Yikes I can't wait for this one to be done. I have a lab test tomorrow and Lec test on thurs. I was excited about getting the letter too. I start in Aug, but I thought I would be able to see where my first clinical for 1630 would be and it is just a code. Anyone know anything about how to determine where and when that one will be?
    I took the code and looked in the Fall 2009 registtration book which tells you where and when it is. I can look yours up for you if you dont have the book!
  11. by   MichyMich
    Quote from Deb Laf111
    Hey Mich,

    I hear you on the patho micro! Yikes I can't wait for this one to be done. I have a lab test tomorrow and Lec test on thurs. I was excited about getting the letter too. I start in Aug, but I thought I would be able to see where my first clinical for 1630 would be and it is just a code. Anyone know anything about how to determine where and when that one will be?
    Yep, What CorazodeOro said They Fall 2009 registration book has the codes in it. You can PM me, or I can bring it to class and we can figure it out.

    The Patho.... All I have to say is OMG what was I thinking. I too have a lab test tomorrow and lecture Wednesday. I feel like the amount is so overwhelming. Although, somehow I'm remembering some things, I don't think I'm actually really knowing the real "meat and potatoes" of it. GOOD LUCK Deb!!!!!!!! Just think in 2 weeks and 4 days, it will be over. We will be glad it's done and over with... that is AFTER the class ends! HaHaHa!

    Corozon and Debi: Congrats on your start dates!!!!!

    Corozon, I believe there was some info in our packets we got at orientation that said which CPR class to take. Although, I'd like to hear the answer to this question to. I'm thinking we can contact the Nursing Secretary (I don't think we can write names on here?) and they will help you.
  12. by   SnowStar4
    Quote from CorazonDeOro
    Also can anyone help me figure out which CPR class to take through the Red Cross? There are quite a few options and I am not sure which one to take.
    For school you just need the adult CPR. You will be good with the American Heart Association Heart Saver class which is good for two years. If you plan on trying to work at a hospital though, you will need to get the BLS (Basic Life Support)/ Healthcare provider training. The AHA one also lasts two years. I took mine online. It's quick, then you just show up to a testing center and demonstrate your skills.
  13. by   CorazonDeOro
    Quote from szyman27
    For school you just need the adult CPR. You will be good with the American Heart Association Heart Saver class which is good for two years. If you plan on trying to work at a hospital though, you will need to get the BLS (Basic Life Support)/ Healthcare provider training. The AHA one also lasts two years. I took mine online. It's quick, then you just show up to a testing center and demonstrate your skills.
    Thanks for the info! I decided to sign up for a BLS class through AHA, it was almost the same price as the Red Cross class.

    I have another question for current MCC nursing students: uniforms? Do I really need two uniforms or can I get away with one in the beginning? I am really trying to be careful about money since I am not sure if I will be able to keep my full time job while I am in school. Washing the uniform often isn't a problem, but I am just wondering if I should just shell out the cash for 2.
    Thanks for the help!

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