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Orientation and all the other stuff....

hi! i hope everyone had a good thankgiving.

i got my letter in the mail regarding orientation and the start of the program. the things we need to have completed by the time class starts on january 17th is a little overwhelming. here is what is stated....

before class begins complete:

drug screen

criminal background check

cpr class

teas test (3 1/2 hours)

self assessment & critical thinking test (1 1/2 hours)

study or math skills test and purchase book (math for meds) and complete

study medical terminology if you haven't had the class ( purchase book & complete all of workbook for grade point value)

purchase nsg 101 study guide and lab manuel

purchase all "other" text books

get all immunization records

get the first hep b vaccine (if haven't already)

attend orientation on january 3rd from 9-4pm

i think that's all....whew! looks like my much needed christmas break is going to be spent studying...sigh!!!! :uhoh3: wish they had required the medical terminology course as a pre-req so i wouldn't be spending a month learning it all independantly.

I'm just curious, did they tell you what the point is of taking the TEAS after you've already been admitted? Most schools use it as an entrance exam (your score is considered along with your GPA etc).

Ignore the following if you're not looking for advice--I'd start with the CPR class unless they're scheduling that for you. It can be hard to get into CPR classes--they fill up quickly. Also, of course, start with the medical terminology, but it sounds like you know that already. And if you live far away from your hometown, get working on those immunization records, in case there's difficulty finding them.

Good luck with everything!

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Yes, it is a lot. But I agree with the above post about signing up for a CPR class. They can be hard to get into and usually there are only a limited # of people they will schedule per class. For me the most imprtant thing was getting the Math for Meds book and getting it done. Only because math is EXTREMELY hard for me and I wanted to get a head start if I could. i am soooooo glad that i did too!!! Good Luck!! All the hard work is worth it!!

hi! i hope everyone had a good thankgiving.

i got my letter in the mail regarding orientation and the start of the program. the things we need to have completed by the time class starts on january 17th is a little overwhelming. here is what is stated....

before class begins complete:

drug screen

criminal background check

cpr class

teas test (3 1/2 hours)

self assessment & critical thinking test (1 1/2 hours)

study or math skills test and purchase book (math for meds) and complete

study medical terminology if you haven't had the class ( purchase book & complete all of workbook for grade point value)

purchase nsg 101 study guide and lab manuel

purchase all "other" text books

get all immunization records

get the first hep b vaccine (if haven't already)

attend oriwntation on january 3rd from 9-4pm

i think that's all....whew! looks like my much needed christmas break is going to be spent studying...sigh!!!! :uhoh3: wish they had required the medical terminology course as a pre-req so i wouldn't be sending a month learning it all independantly.

welcome to nursing school! :bugeyes:

I'm just curious, did they tell you what the point is of taking the TEAS after you've already been admitted? Most schools use it as an entrance exam (your score is considered along with your GPA etc).

Ignore the following if you're not looking for advice--I'd start with the CPR class unless they're scheduling that for you. It can be hard to get into CPR classes--they fill up quickly. Also, of course, start with the medical terminology, but it sounds like you know that already. And if you live far away from your hometown, get working on those immunization records, in case there's difficulty finding them.

Good luck with everything!

I was wondering why we had to take the TEAS too since we were already accepted. Weird! They said it wouldn't hinder whether we were "in" or not because we already have been accepted. So I don't know what the point is. Maybe it's a new requirement that they learned after the fact??? As far as the CPR goes they gave us a # to call to get a seat for one they're giving. I'll be calling first thing tomorrow morning because I don't have my cert yet.

We did a little medical terminology in my CNA course but nothing to the extent I'll have to know for nursing school. Sigh! Does anyone know what the math skills test is like? Is there all kinds of math on there (algebra, geometry etc...) or is it just med math ie: conversions etc...? Do you generally have to score a 100% to continue? (I don't know anything about this ) I'm skeered. :uhoh21: If anyone knows and wants to share with me I'd appriciate it. Also...do they tell you during the orientation all the things you need (uniforms, texts etc...)? I really wish I'd known earlier. Trying to budget all of this in at Christmas is a pain in my :nono: ! I told my husband it looks as though all I'll be getting for Christmas is a drug screen. :rotfl:

I'm going to go ahead and try to get going on my immunization records tomorrow. I'm 30 so I'll be doing a lot of searching. :chuckle

Whew.....and so it begins.....

yup i had to do all that too!!! but the drug and background screening....dont they do that for you? My school does. Its in the requirements as something that had to be done before you start but they actually do it for you. Good luck. I thought it was alot too when I saw the required list but when it got down to it all I had left to do was buy my books, get re-certified in CPR, and give them my immunization records. Everything falls into place so dont worry. I bought all my books at barnesandnoble.com because I have the membership and its cheaper for me. Plus I can do it all on my computer. :rotfl: I think the hardest for me now is finding a pair of comfortable good PLAIN white sneakers! and finding the white UNIFORM pants. Cant wear scrubs. So that is the challenge for my christmas break!!! Good Luck to you to...I just keep telling myself that this is what I want to do so its all worth it!

yup i had to do all that too!!! but the drug and background screening....dont they do that for you? My school does. Its in the requirements as something that had to be done before you start but they actually do it for you. Good luck. I thought it was alot too when I saw the required list but when it got down to it all I had left to do was buy my books, get re-certified in CPR, and give them my immunization records. Everything falls into place so dont worry. I bought all my books at barnesandnoble.com because I have the membership and its cheaper for me. Plus I can do it all on my computer. :rotfl: I think the hardest for me now is finding a pair of comfortable good PLAIN white sneakers! and finding the white UNIFORM pants. Cant wear scrubs. So that is the challenge for my christmas break!!! Good Luck to you to...I just keep telling myself that this is what I want to do so its all worth it!

I hear ya Nathalie. I wish I knew what uniforms we needed so I can get that out of the way, BUT I guess I won't find out until January 3rd (orientation). Good luck to you and keep us updated!!!

I hear ya Nathalie. I wish I knew what uniforms we needed so I can get that out of the way, BUT I guess I won't find out until January 3rd (orientation). Good luck to you and keep us updated!!!

YUP!!!! See I know what my uniform is, I just have to find it. Thats the hard part!!!! im waiting for my books to arrive today!!! I cant wait....I check the FedEx website......it says 4 Books, 12.80lbs.....should be fun to acrry around!!!!!

YUP!!!! See I know what my uniform is, I just have to find it. Thats the hard part!!!! im waiting for my books to arrive today!!! I cant wait....I check the FedEx website......it says 4 Books, 12.80lbs.....should be fun to acrry around!!!!!

2 words....rolling backpack. :chuckle

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