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  1. Cass2286

    Harford CC Fall 2017

    Thanks coeurbattant! The info about the schedule is really nice to know- I think most of the nervousness and everything is just from not knowing anything about what it's going to be like, or what to expect, so any kind of info helps. & Unfortunately, I don't have the option to take Collins... I decided to take Micro over the summer to just get it out of the way as my very last pre-req and only have to worry about nursing classes during the program. The only teacher that offers the class over the summer is Ketchum. Oh well, it is what it is. Even if it's hard it's only a few weeks lol. I've been pretty lucky with all of my professors throughout my time at HCC so far, so even if he's awful and hard and I hate him lol, one bad experience out of however many professors I've had isn't bad I think. I still hope he's decent though! You know how ratemyprofessor can be... sometimes I feel like most of the students that rate are the ones that either really loved or really hated their professor. It's hit or miss. I would have loved the option to take Collins though! I actually took her for my prep chem class awhile back and loved her! Everybody else I've talked to has either taken Grimm or Ford, with no complaints there either, so I would have been confidant with literally any other option than the only one available to me lol. Thank you for the input!
  2. Cass2286

    Harford CC Fall 2017

    Wow! You can do it all lol. I think already having experience in certain departments and with certain types of work will really help. It'll probably help in deciding what kind of nursing you want to get into also. I guess most people probably just have to get a job in a department they're interested in to see if that's where they want to be, so that's a nice advantage for you. & I've had Schaeffer for A&P1 & A&P2, he's great, I have no complaints lol :) Although, I honestly haven't really heard bad things about any A&P instructor... I have friends who have taken pretty much everybody. I always hear things about Rappazzo, but I took her for Biochem and I didn't mind her. Who did you take for Micro? I'm taking it over summer and it's with Ketchum. I don't know anybody personally who has taken him, but his review on ratemyprofessor.com isn't great... There's only 3 reviews but they pretty much all said he was HARD, a tough grader, and that he assigns of a lot of work. I'm kind of nervous about it lol. Do you know anything about the nursing program? I know we have class Monday and Wednesday, and clinicals are on Thursdays & Fridays, but do you know how those are going to work? Like do we have to attend clinical on both days, or does it go by the amount of hours you put in? Sorry so many questions lol. I just don't know much. HCC has offered a bunch of drop in sessions and stuff but I never attended any of them except for an ATB one when I thought I was going to do that. I just feel so in the dark. I know it will all be explained but it never hurts to ask if somebody else already knows.
  3. Cass2286

    Harford CC Fall 2017

    Yes I do have a lot going on, but all good things! & wedding planning is so fun- stressful but fun. & that's a cool job, I bet it's really interesting. Do you wanna be an ER nurse? I'm a vet tech & an EMT and I love emergency medicine, but I'm really not familiar at all with hospital people ER medicine lol, only pre-hospital stuff. I know we have a ways to go, and I'm sure our minds will change about things at some point, but I have wanted to be a flight nurse for as long as I can remember. I am at HCC now also. I'm in A&P2 currently, and also working on my last A&H elective this semester. I have micro over the summer and that's it for my prereqs. It feels like just yesterday I was in ENG 101 thinking it was gonna take me forever just to get my prereqs done. Now here we are!!!
  4. Cass2286

    Harford CC Fall 2017

    I know! I honestly don't know if that's true or not though, lol... One of my family members has her MSN in nursing management and she told me that. I kind of wish I could do the program, I mean getting your BSN in 2.5 years. Whoa. That's a hell of an accomplishment, but like I said, that options benefits just don't weigh out for me. I have work, and EMT duty, and house hunting, and wedding planning to do... ugh lol. I know I'll be jealous when you guys are graduating, but you'll totally deserve it. Are you at HCC now or a transfer student? Are you finished with all of your prereqs? What do you do at Hopkins??
  5. Cass2286

    Harford CC Fall 2017

    Thank you! & yeah I called a few of the surrounding hospitals' recruitment offices and talked to a couple people about it. Depending on the hospital- as long as you intend on getting your BSN (which I do!) and you're enrolled in classes, they'll hire you and offer you tuition reimbursement. Which I like the sound of way better than having to pay it back myself lol. It was basically explained to me like hospitals get money for the specific purpose of spending on their employees education, so they kind of have to hire nurses with just their ASN with the intent on furthering their education. If they don't, they lose the money. At least that's what I was told. Either way, it works for me. & I'm registered for the Wednesday lab. Idk the difference between the 2 Wednesday labs, but if it matters, I'm the second group. You?
  6. Cass2286

    Harford CC Fall 2017

    Hey, Congrats! & no I will not. Initially I was very interested and had planned on it, but after doing some research and talking to a few nurse friends- I'm going to let whichever hospital I end up getting a job with pay for my continuing education lol. Some would rather just get it done and out of the way, and I completely get it. But I'd rather not acrue the extra student loan debt and add to my workload. I still think it's a great option, but it's just not for me. Good luck though, I'm sure you'll do great!
  7. Cass2286

    Harford CC Fall 2017

    Hi, I also just found this thread. I was just accepted in HCC's fall 2017 traditional program and I can't wait to meet you guys, I am so freaking excited!! As for the CPR concerns... I obviously don't know where any of you live, but if you look into your surrounding city and county fire departments, a lot of them offer community CPR classes. You have to pay for them if you aren't members of those fire departments, but they might even be at a discounted price than what is offered at HCC. Just make sure to confirm that the class you are registering for is either the Health Care Provider CPR or Professional Rescuer CPR. You could also probably just google something like CPR classes near me. I also bet the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross websites have the ability to search for a class near you... Just a few options that might be able to help you girls out. See you all soon!!!!!
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