County College of Morris (CCM) Nursing Students - Fall '12

  1. I just wanted to see if there is anyone else out there that is starting the clinical phase of the program and going into NUR121 in about a week's time (OMG - one week!).

    I'm excited and anxious, with a healthy sprinkling of terror from time to time.

    Seriously, though, I'd love to hear from some fellow CCM students!
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  3. by   noelusb1
    Omg, well I got great news today, the nursing department informed me that ill be starting the nursing program nursing 121 this fall. Best news I got.
  4. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Moved to NJ state nursing programs
  5. by   CCMNursingStudent
    Hi there! CONGRATS!!

    Were you on a wait list? I'm surprised that they would notify you a week before the semester starts!

    Just in case you didn't purchase the fundamentals package yet, the publisher is selling the bundle directly, with free UPS shipping, and there's a 25% coupon floating around out there. I ended up buying it straight from Elsevier and paying $136, when it's going for $181 at the bookstore.

    Did they tell you where you are assigned to for clinicals?
  6. by   noelusb1
    Yes, they emailed me and said there was an available seat because someone dropped out. its funny because I took microbiology for summer 3 session, and when I went to see the head of nursing, she said I was so close into getting into the nursing program but there wasn't anymore available seats. She's going to call me tomorrow and have me sign papers.
  7. by   CCMNursingStudent
    THAT IS AWESOME! I am so happy for you!

    I know that one semester makes a big difference, assuming you would have been flexible and could have gone and done nights in the Spring, but especially if you were only planning on doing days during the Fall, that would have meant waiting a WHOLE year, if that seat didn't open up.

    It's hard to say what that person's circumstances were that required them dropping, but at the end of the day, you get to have a jump-start on your career, which is fantastic!

    Do you have to do everything in the next week, though?! I can't imagine that they'd expect you to do all of the medical clearance stuff done with such short notice, not to mention the supplies and books.

    Let me know how it goes!
  8. by   noelusb1
    Its all so overwhelming. Even though I work evening shifts, I didn't mind doing the evening program during the spring.I can get my medical clearance within a day, being that I work in the mental health field. Its a good thing I saved up money to buy supplies. What type of supplies do we need to have? And did they assign you to a clinical sight or were you able to choose?
  9. by   RNdreams7
    I'm on board for Nursing 1 this Fall What clinical did you get? I got Morristown B on Wednesdays.
  10. by   CCMNursingStudent
    At the orientation, they said that we really only need to purchase a stethoscope and bandage scissors, but after perusing this site, I'm probably going to purchase a couple of extra items.

    The clinical sites were assigned to us, along with specific dates/times, and I believe that they went by blocks of people, based on last names. Considering that you are replacing a person that already held a seat, I would assume that you are going to take over the site and classes that person was initially assigned, but who knows?

    I don't know the specific costs of the things we have to purchase, but here are some tidbits off the top of my head:

    - The uniform set that you have to get from the school's supplier runs about $105 including taxes, which is assuming you only want one set of pants and one top and you don't need special sizing (tall or plus). They have a specific model # for each item that you must purchase; the top is white, pants are wine colored, and the lab coat is also white.

    - The mandatory malpractice insurance was about $25 with the insurer I chose.

    - The books I would suggest getting off of Amazon or anywhere other than the bookstore, if you can, but if they expect you to start next week, you might have to bite the bullet and pay retail+.

    - The steth that you go with will vary greatly depending on the brand and model you ultimately decide to go with. In my search I saw $15 ones all the way up to $300. lol
  11. by   noelusb1
    Thanks for the info. I appreciate it. Ill let you know details on my situation when I go meet with the head.
  12. by   CCMNursingStudent
    Quote from laura102
    I'm on board for Nursing 1 this Fall What clinical did you get? I got Morristown B on Wednesdays.
    Laura, I looked at your reply, and for a minute, I was elated that I finally found a person that might be in my clinical section. Then, of course, when I double-checked my paper, it turns out I'm in ********** on Wednesdays, but in *.

    I think my group consists of all of the students that have A - C last names, since it's the first section. lol I just wonder who they are. Hmm..
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Dec 21, '12 : Reason: per member's request
  13. by   noelusb1
    hey so i finally went to orientation, along with another student. I believe my clinical site is on weds. 7a to 12p, so hopefully i'll see you there. thanks for being helpful
  14. by   CCMNursingStudent
    Hi, again! I'm really happy to hear that the department did an orientation for the both of you! I'd imagine that they would want to do as much as possible to prepare you, given the short notice they gave you guys.

    You must be so excited! I'm slowing creeping into the nervous, butterflies doing loops in my stomach stage (that's an official term, right? .

    Did they tell you your location or section number? I think that all five of the hospitals do clinicals on both Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 7:00 - 12:30. I'm still trying to figure out how much time to factor in for traffic for driving to Morristown, but we shall see.

    Did I mention I was excited and nervous?

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