Suffolk County Community College (Summer Classes?) - page 3

SO I just got accepted YAY! I was wondering if there is anyone who has taken Health Assessment over the summer? I'd like to do this, to avoid taking 2 classes next Spring. I was wondering if its a... Read More

  1. by   riethoven
    Quote from Stephanieee
    I like going on www.ratemyprofessors.com and reading the reviews of professors there before I register for a class
    I did that too, but was able to also find friends who knew the professors.
  2. by   MomtoP
    did you hear if Prof. Borrero was any good? noone i talked seemed to know who it was....I pray she is ok...
  3. by   riethoven
    Quote from MomtoP
    did you hear if Prof. Borrero was any good? noone i talked seemed to know who it was....I pray she is ok...
    She is listed at the Brentwood campus and has a good ranking - I also spoke with friends that said she is a great professor.

    I wonder how many people who got in to Fall 2009 registered for summer nursing classes? I feel like it gives me a lesser load to bear in the fall. I am also really looking forward to getting started.
  4. by   riethoven
    Hey MomtoP - which orientation are you going to attend? I am going to the evening session tomorrow. I am easy to pick out because I will be the oldest guy there. I called today and asked if I could attend classes at Sayville and was told that I can only attend classes at Ammerman. I don't know if I believe that or not. I will find out tomorrow. If you get a chance let me know which session you are attending. Also, I am signed up for section 60274 of Health Assessment, maybe we will be classmates.

    Doug
  5. by   MomtoP
    I will be there tonight! Do we register right away tonight? Or do we have to wait for registrar tomorrow? Hmm
  6. by   riethoven
    Quote from MomtoP
    I will be there tonight! Do we register right away tonight? Or do we have to wait for registrar tomorrow? Hmm
    I will see you tonight! I don't know if we can register right away or if we have to wait. I do not have a laptop if we are allowed to register right away. I hope I don't miss the classes I need. I have also heard that sometimes you can register at 12:01 AM so maybe I will be staying up to try. I have many questions for them and I know how important this orientation session will be so I don't want to let the opportunity escape. A woman who was in my Dev. Psych. class is the treasurer for the nursing club. Ahe will be there tonight. But she was not so helpful as far as information.

    There has been so much wrong information and lack of information that I have received. Anytime there are people whose expertise I can count on I will be paying very close attention. I will be there at least an hour early so I can get a good seat right up front. I am a 6' tall bald white guy in my late 40's. I am sure I will be the only one like that there so I should be easy to pick out. What is your first name?
  7. by   MomtoP
    I can't post anymore personal info on a public forum (sorry). I wish I could be there early, but I have work, so I will get there in time, but not too early. I am looking forward to getting the info. too. If I spot you, maybe I'll say Hi. I am happy about this, but soooo NERVOUS! I am a good student, but this is a whole new ballgame, I work full time and have a family so it should be interesting....
  8. by   riethoven
    I too work full time, have a family and have been a good student up to this point. This is my second career and it has been a huge sacrifice for me and my family. I also live 35 miles from Ammerman so I have a pretty good commute also.

    I know that it is different from say Micro but I think it is just a matter of applying myself. I am lucky to work as a CNA at an ICU at a local hospital.

    I am also hesitant to leave too much personal info, but I am on other forums and have never had a problem. I don't think anyone can glean too much info from my first name.

    Doug
  9. by   MomtoP
    Your right..I am just paranoid..but I do have a pretty uncommon name, so easier to find me, not that anyone cares, but you know..just one of those things. So that is quite a commute for you to go to Ammerman. I live pretty close, but have a 9-5 mon- fri. job so this was the only program that really fit my schedule. Thats awsome you are a CNA, you will already know how to do some things!!!

    In high school, many moons ago I got my CNA, and a diploma for practical nursing through BOCES. Of course, like the young idiot I was, never took my licensing exam, and got into retail management, because it made more $$ at the time, and was a field I liked. I am sooo kicking myself in the butt now. I do hope some of that training comes back to me, but who knows. I am in the medical field a little bit now, but more on the outskirts in medical research.

    Are you ready to start class on Monday!!! Jeez, no break, but will be better in the long run. I wonder if we need a stethescope for this, for the Lab..hmmm
  10. by   riethoven
    I understand your hesitancy regarding personal info. especially if you have an uncommon name. You said you work 9-5 but I was thinking you were in days.

    I was very lucky to land the CNA job in an ICU. This is my first healthcare job. I was previously in construction project management. I too kick myself that I did not pursue this years ago, but as they say "it is what it is". At least I am getting into it now, and I absolutely love what I do, and get exposure to the type of work I want to do. I have already talked to my boss about a job as an RN once I graduate. It may be putting the cart before the horse, but I am the kind of person that likes to have my future in place as much as possible.

    Yes I am ready for Monday. I have taken classes every semester since Spring of 2008, so I am used to no break over the summer or the winter. My attitude is "whatever it takes". I just finished Dev. Psych and Chem. I. The Psych. class was easy enough and I got an easy A, but it was close with the Chemistry. I had not taken any Chem. since high school many years ago so I really had to work my butt off for the grade I wanted. I ordered my books on Half.com yesterday so I should get them by Saturday so I will have them for Monday. I have a crappy stethoscope that I got when I took the CNA class at BOCES. I talked to some of the RNs on my unit and the consensus is a Littman Classic II or Cardiology III. The pricing is between $96 and $148. I will start off with the crappy one and buy another if I need it.
  11. by   MomtoP
    It's awsome you are making the career change, I do think it takes courage to move out of a comfort zone, and go after a big goal. I started with my prereqs in the summer of 06(30 credits so far)...so its been a LONG HAUL for me. You must have had most of the non nursing classes done already if you just started last yr. The most classes I could take was 2 per semester, and I lost a semester due to some extentuating circumstances with my family, which put me a year behind for application..but I am here now, and just keep plugging along, trying not to think how long it will take.

    Its funny, I thought Chem. would be one of the hardest classes, but so far it was one of the easier ones, well besides the fluffy english and Psych classes. I thought micro was a challenge (so glad that is over)..too much pressure for those A's...

    I'll keep those stethescopes in mind, I got the workbook and pocketguide, but borrowing the text. My friend will also give me her workbook to help a little, to compare my answers too. SHe just finished assessment this semester, and is the one who convinced me to sign up for summer, because it would be too much next spring. I am in the night program...can't do days.

    Does your job pay for you to go to school?? That would be so cool..
  12. by   sofia2006
    Quote from riethoven
    I understand your hesitancy regarding personal info. especially if you have an uncommon name. You said you work 9-5 but I was thinking you were in days.

    I was very lucky to land the CNA job in an ICU. This is my first healthcare job. I was previously in construction project management. I too kick myself that I did not pursue this years ago, but as they say "it is what it is". At least I am getting into it now, and I absolutely love what I do, and get exposure to the type of work I want to do. I have already talked to my boss about a job as an RN once I graduate. It may be putting the cart before the horse, but I am the kind of person that likes to have my future in place as much as possible.

    Yes I am ready for Monday. I have taken classes every semester since Spring of 2008, so I am used to no break over the summer or the winter. My attitude is "whatever it takes". I just finished Dev. Psych and Chem. I. The Psych. class was easy enough and I got an easy A, but it was close with the Chemistry. I had not taken any Chem. since high school many years ago so I really had to work my butt off for the grade I wanted. I ordered my books on Half.com yesterday so I should get them by Saturday so I will have them for Monday. I have a crappy stethoscope that I got when I took the CNA class at BOCES. I talked to some of the RNs on my unit and the consensus is a Littman Classic II or Cardiology III. The pricing is between $96 and $148. I will start off with the crappy one and buy another if I need it.
    Hello Doug,,

    I Saw your posts about suffolk and that you are starting in the fall and I think you said you are also on the waiting list for stony brook 2 year program. I just wanted to let you know that i am in the same exact boat as you. I been accepted to ammerman and I was put on the waiting list for stony brook. when I was thinking iit through, I thought being that i have my bachelors it may be a waist of time to get another one being that my goal is to get into a masters program and for that you only need your associate in nursing if you have your bachelors already, I wanted to ask for your opinion if i am making a mistake thinking that way, I mean i call stony brook today and they are not even up to workin off of the 2 year list, b/c they were trying to get the one year ppl going. I have 2 small kids and I been going crazy trying to figure out the best baby sitting situation for them while i go to school and sufflk seemed perfect as it was less credits, which means less hours i have to put my kids in day care and there cheaper in that aspect as well. there is also the other factor that its half the amount of credits at suffolk vs stony brook, which leads me to believe I may do much better at suffolk when it comes to grades. but part of me is thinking to turn down a spot at stony brook if I am offered one, may be really crazy and i am scared I will regret it.

    please let me know what you think.
    kamryn.
  13. by   riethoven
    Hello Kamryn,

    I guess that you gave your deposit to Suffolk already. I did not want to wait for Stony Brook and take a chance of not getting in so I accepted at Suffolk and am already taking Health Assessment over the Summer. In the long run it will work out better for me because I am completely done with all classes except the nursing classes. This will allow me to continue to work while I go to school. I too have a bachelor's but it is in finance and I don't think that will get me very far with trying to get into a master's nursing program. I plan on getting Associates to BSN at Stony Brook as soon as I finish at Suffolk.

    The bottom line is that no matter what, you will be done in 2 years and be an RN. After really evaluating, I am glad that I did not get into SB. It will be an easier load for me to do the the AAS RN then the BSN after and I really won't lose any time because the graduate program I am going for requires at least one year of critical care experience which I will get while I am getting my BSN.

    Hope to see you this fall.

    Doug

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