St. Charles Community College Nursing Student - page 9

Hi. I am new to this website - I just registered today. I am starting the nursing program at St. Charles Community College this Fall semester. I have read over the program information for both... Read More

  1. by   futurenurseya33
    Hey guys! The Nursing Tools class is so awesome! Today we went to the simulation lab and learned how to take a pulse. It was great. Its definitely worth the money and I think you guys will like it so much. One of the biggest lessons we learned is not to be negative about ourselves during this program. We WILL make it through this program. It'll be tough but we'll make it. I'm down for study groups too.
  2. by   tidebeckons
    Wow, that's great, ydbush! I am so glad this class is well worth the money and time prior to regular classes. The ADN program for me will be such a blessing a wonderful start for me as I hope to continue with a BSN a few years down the road.

    Study groups have never been a success for me in the past--only because noone has ever showed up for them, except for me. And it's hard coordinating stuff outside of class, especially if children or work, etc. also occupy one's time and resources. I am all for the study group, even on campus in lab or whatever or library/student center.

    Have a nice day all
  3. by   futurenurseya33
    Hey guys just wanted to let you know that they have a lot of the nursing books in the bookstore already. They also have the syllabus available for $9.50 if you want to get a jump start on this!
  4. by   paramedical_girl
    I did get the syllabus. Tools for success is next week, and then buying books the following week....
  5. by   Jenny4059
    Hello ladies!

    Brand new to this and wanted your input: I am considering nursing programs in the STL area. I have meetings with SCCC and Maryville this Wednesday. I have been out of school and working for years now and would therefore have to take several pre-reqs starting Spring 2012. I'd like your input on the difficulty/waiting list of SCCC as the tuition costs are 1/4 of what Chamberlains is (despite it being a BSN--still--$70K is crazy). Thanks in advance for your help!
  6. by   futurenurseya33
    I think SCC is the best deal for the money. I already have a college degree and college loans to go along with it. There is no way i'd want to spend 70,000 on a degree. Plus once you're a nurse, the hospital that you work for should be paying for you to continue your education. SCC will have you apply right away and once you can take pre-requisites while you're waiting. The time flew by for me as I started this process in 2009 and just met all the requirements.
  7. by   Tshirtgirl
    Just a fyi for people who haven't signed up for the 2012 program, 2013 program and after all science courses now must have a "B" instead of the "C".
    I know most of you are already in the program I figured I would post that on for any new people that come to the forum.

    I was going to ask when did you guys take the dosage exam and find out what score you got and did any of you take the review course and feel that it was worth it?
  8. by   futurenurseya33
    They don't really give you your score for the dosage test. They just post online whether you passed or failed. I think if you fail they send you a list of topics that you need to review. I didn't take the review course. On the SCC website they give you an outline so I used that to teach myself everything that I needed to know and it worked out for me. I also know plenty of people who took the course and they said that it worked out for them.
  9. by   paramedical_girl
    I took the dosage class and feel it helped me a lot. I found out I passed a couple days after I took it, but they said it could take a couple weeks.
  10. by   star968
    Hey everyone! I was just wondering how the nursing program is going for everyone so far. I am in the process of being accepted( I take the dosage test in January and then hopefully start in the fall 2012).
    Just wanted to hear everyones thoughts about the program, instructors, difficulty, etc.
  11. by   futurenurseya33
    Well, where to begin? We are in week 3 of the program and already there is so much. First day they gave us a lot of do's and don'ts and stuff like that. I really like lecture. We start clinicals next week. I'm already stressed i keep forgetting different purse, keys, cell phone etc. That is a definite sign of stress. I even made a mistake and read the wrong chapters for a lecture. Luckily we didn't have a quiz that day! But each week I get a little better with my organization. So far so good!

    Be sure to keep us updated with your progress of getting into the program and good luck with that dosage test! Hopefully we'll see you next fall.
  12. by   star968
    Yeah I know they said the program would be difficult and very time consuming so I am ready for that! I am sure as time progresses your stress will ease. Sounds like things are going well so far!
    I am nervous about the dosage test but hopefully studying a ton will pay off! Good luck on your first semester and keep us updated as to how its going!
  13. by   futurenurseya33
    Hey everyone! Its been a long time since we posted here. My screenname was formerly ydbush30. So how is everyone doing in the nursing program? Hard to believe this semester is almost over already!