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Marilyn,

Im not sure exactly what we need either. I went with the advice of my cousin (she's a NICU nurse whose about to finish her ARNP) and purchased a Littman Cardiology III in black 27 inches. She told me that is a great scope and should serve me very well. She told me that 22 inches is very good because its shorter and you hear better, but I'm a guy and when I put it around my neck it was way too short and seemed like it would fall off. Its best if you look around for a deal but expect to pay in the 180 ish range for a Cardiology III. Oh yea and pick up one of those name tag things because I was told that haters will steal them from you! LOL

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That's true...people are always quick to snatch your equipment if left unattended. For more information as to the supplies we may need, you can go to this website: http://www.undergrad.nova.edu/catalog/html/index.cfm?numContentID=278 then on the left hand side, click on College of Allied Health & Nursing, then Nursing Department, and then Textbooks & Supplies and it'll tell you what you need as far as your supplies. To make life easier, the website states the following: "students will also need the following supplies: a watch with a second hand, bandage scissors, and stethoscope." Then it goes on to talk about needing a PDA but that they will talk to us about that once school starts. If you click around on that site, you'll actually get a lot of good information. Hope this helps...

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FYI I ended up returning the steth that I bought at UA and was able to get it online from a Littman dealer (which was listed on 3M's website) for $147.30, and shipping was free. This works out to about a $45 savings from what I payed at UA across from South Miami Hospital.

Heres the link incase somebody wants it:

http://www.lightssirensmedical.com/stethoscopes/Littmann-Stethoscopes/Littmann-Cardiology-III/nav.aspx

I haven't gotten it yet so if anybody wants to wait till I have it in my hands before dropping the $$ for it I can let you know when I receive it.

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labrador4122 works as a Registered Nurse.

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i met a student is doing her last semester's practicum at my job, at night, and she said that nova is a great school, where they try to help you the best they can, the dean's door is always open, and if you are doing bad they tell you "here are books that you need to read to do well". she said they "spoon feed them" -- meaning all the information you need they give it to you all. and she said they are extremely supportive. the only down side she said is the loans to pay at the end of the program.

i knew that was a good school!!!

but again, everyone has different oppinions and different views on the same things..

i'm not going to get into a ******* contest about who knows more about the school. but spoon fed we are not. we are not given reviews, we are told that there are no intervention questions on the exam and then are asked intervention questions. i have 52 other people that just bombed an exam that was not at all what was discussed in class. the class before us had to take a patho exam after the term ended on line b/c the grades were so bad b/c they were not told what was going to be on the test. that was the only way they could get the classes grades up so half of the class did not fail. we have three people in our class that were part of that....

those were all the great things i heard before i went there. they changed everything - the dean has come to us and told us they have changed everything!!!

i'm not saying it is not a good school, but for someone who didn't get past the first semester i would caution you on singing the praises of a program you are not involved in.

novarn2010, obviously you did not read what i wrote before hand!!!

i obviously was stating and quoting of what a nursing student from nova told me!! so what if i didn't get past the first semester! i meet many students who have and i am just reporting and posting on here what i hear from those students.

and by saying 'i knew that was a good school' is obviously based on opinions and stories i hear from the students who are currently there, and who are currently doing clinicals at my job and working under me an rn.

and i also said that 'everyone has different opinions on the same thing'

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Side note.... nothing to do with the Nursing Program but I just did a campus tour of Nova in Davie, with my dauther who is a senior in high school. We are scouting Colleges for next year, Nova's campus is absolutely beautiful. It offered much more than I expected, also, their brochures for the nursing program, did mention the full tuition scholarship offered by Baptist Hospital. My daughter is majoring in Athletic Training, so I did not inquire about there Nursing Program. I live in Kissimmee, about 3.5 hours away, I wish I could apply to there scholarship program but I think the commuting time would drain me... you think!:clown:

Just saying....

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labrador4122 works as a Registered Nurse.

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Side note.... nothing to do with the Nursing Program but I just did a campus tour of Nova in Davie, with my dauther who is a senior in high school. We are scouting Colleges for next year, Nova's campus is absolutely beautiful. It offered much more than I expected, also, their brochures for the nursing program, did mention the full tuition scholarship offered by Baptist Hospital. My daughter is majoring in Athletic Training, so I did not inquire about there Nursing Program. I live in Kissimmee, about 3.5 hours away, I wish I could apply to there scholarship program but I think the commuting time would drain me... you think!:clown:

Just saying....

I agree, it is a beautiful campus, the library is phenomenal, and the staff & instructors are super friendly. I live in miami, and the commute to Davie, is not that bad in the morning about, forty five minutes. but comming back in the after noon it was a killer due to the intense trafic. your commute would be horrible, but they do have the baptist scholarship, and also a memorial regional hospital scholarship--- probably more. when i was there it was only memorial regional. but i have met a few students doing the baptist scholarship.

off topic-- i have always wanted to live in kissimee next to disney! i love that place, it's my favorite place to be, but due to life circumstances-- a hubby with a 9-5 m-f schedule and sick parents, i cannot move there!!:banghead:

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I agree, it is a beautiful campus, the library is phenomenal, and the staff & instructors are super friendly. I live in miami, and the commute to Davie, is not that bad in the morning about, forty five minutes. but comming back in the after noon it was a killer due to the intense trafic. your commute would be horrible, but they do have the baptist scholarship, and also a memorial regional hospital scholarship--- probably more. when i was there it was only memorial regional. but i have met a few students doing the baptist scholarship.

off topic-- i have always wanted to live in kissimee next to disney! i love that place, it's my favorite place to be, but due to life circumstances-- a hubby with a 9-5 m-f schedule and sick parents, i cannot move there!!:banghead:

The Library was awsome...my daughter was impressed but she is leaning toward Miami U... drats! :chuckle I love kissimmee, but I will be ready to move after I graduate. Possibly looking at Tampa. Miami, Ft Lauderdale would be an option if it weren't for the traffic and the high real estate prices.

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labrador4122 works as a Registered Nurse.

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UM is a lot more expensive than nova. the campus is nice, but not new like Nova's.

Oh yeah, miami is expensive. I couldn't afford to live here alone without my husband.

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UM is a lot more expensive than nova. the campus is nice, but not new like Nova's.

Oh yeah, miami is expensive. I couldn't afford to live here alone without my husband.

Honestly, I liked Nova, hands down over Miami U. I am secretly hoping she doesn't get accepted to Miami, her second choice is Nova. I know that may sound bad, but Nova can give her the same quality education and the cost is much less. Check this out... Nova, Freshman dorm (least expense) is 2 to a room with a shared bathroom, plenty of closet space and a small area for your microwave, small refridgerator and plenty of cubbards. Miam U, Freshman dorm (least expense) 2 to a room with a community bathroom of 6 people. The room is small, dark and barley enough closet space for 2. The dorms were enough to make my daughter second guess her decision... unbelievable. Miami U is about $200,000.00 for 4 years.. whatever!

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