MCC - Nursing Students Starting 2009 - page 8

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   gemberly
    Quote from szyman27
    Maybe you just didn't know they were altered. I'm not saying do anything drastic like adding ties or pink lace, but taking them in in areas or shortening them is not a big deal. Many people in my class did, and no one would have had a clue if it wasn't mentioned. I was surprised when they said go ahead and add a cargo pocket, but haven't done it yet because that IS something I want to double check.

    Yes, HEM YOUR PANTS! That's not even something to worry about! My pants were like 5 inches too long, and there was no way I would walk around like that. I used the iron on sticky stuff so it's not permenant. It was a easy quick fix. A couple girls rolled theirs up but it looked really sloppy.

    Well either way, good luck next year. Never be afraid to ask questions, relax, and everything will be fine.

    STS
    So cutting them down to booty short length is out? And embroidering my name in stitching across the bottom... that would be out too, I suppose... drats.

    Thanks for all the information!
  2. by   MichyMich
    Gemberly~
    Bow chicka bow wow!
  3. by   mac212marco
    I need help with deciding which stethoscope to go with. I have been debating between the Littman Cardiac III and the Littman classic SE. I would really appreciate any input from current students and those of you that have already bought yours for the fall. I have read many previous posts on here about it and most say go with the Cardiac III but some say it is not necessary. In my opinion I would like to get a good one now so I don't have to buy another one later on, however I have also heard from many people that nurses and doctors walk off with them. I will be getting it engraved though. Thank you in advance for your help!!
  4. by   ORoxyO
    I am upgrading mine from the lightweight to the Cardiac III. People seem happy with it and I figure it is an investment. It has a great sound quality. I know people who have the classic and like it too.

    I haven't heard of doctors and nurses walking off with them, but I guess it is possible. We keep our on us at all times though, so it would be hard! Just don't leave it lying around and you have nothing to worry about!
  5. by   MichyMich
    I'm glad you all are talking about stethoscopes. I have no idea what is "best" and figured I would need the "best" one to hear heart sounds as I have no idea what to even listen for!
  6. by   CorazonDeOro
    Does anyone know if we are supposed to receive any more information about our health requirements, like forms for the doctor to fill out? Or do we just request copies of everything and turn it all in??? I feel like I am way behind because I have only scheduled a BLS class so far and have uniforms, but I still have to get my titers, drug test and tb test and stethoscope.
  7. by   ORoxyO
    Remember that your physical has to be done in the month before you start, so you aren't behind at all! Last year the physical sheet was in the folder we got at orientation. For the titers I turned in photocopies of all the results.
  8. by   CorazonDeOro
    Quote from ORoxyO
    Remember that your physical has to be done in the month before you start, so you aren't behind at all! Last year the physical sheet was in the folder we got at orientation. For the titers I turned in photocopies of all the results.
    They didnt say it had to be within a month, they just recommended that it not be too early but they said if you got it in June it wouldn't be a big deal. They didn't give us a physical sheet this year so I don't know about that...
  9. by   ORoxyO
    Just trying to help...pick up the phone and call the office like a big girl
  10. by   gemberly
    Quote from CorazonDeOro
    They didnt say it had to be within a month, they just recommended that it not be too early but they said if you got it in June it wouldn't be a big deal. They didn't give us a physical sheet this year so I don't know about that...
    As I understand it, the physical sheet is the same one they usually give for like sports and camp stuff. Just a general sheet most doctors have in their office.

    They recommended the 30 day thing for those that start later terms so they wouldn't have them done too early, that's how I understood it.

    Let me know what you find out. I start in August, too.
  11. by   pbid
    Quote from gemberly
    As I understand it, the physical sheet is the same one they usually give for like sports and camp stuff. Just a general sheet most doctors have in their office.

    They recommended the 30 day thing for those that start later terms so they wouldn't have them done too early, that's how I understood it.

    Let me know what you find out. I start in August, too.

    Gemberly,

    When you purchase your books for fall quarter will you let me know the total price; I start in Oct., I'm just curious about a ball-park price on books. I realize you are registering for double the courses. Thank you and you all have a wonderful 4th of July!!
  12. by   gemberly
    I will, no problem!
  13. by   Nell123
    Hi Kim...Its Nell who sold you the scrubs. I am in the same lab I think Tue 1:30-7:30 and my clinicals are at St John Macomb

close