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  1. PharmLUV

    San jacinto college adn fall 2010

    When I said use the workbook to study I did not mean to start doing the chapters, I simply meant that after the chapters are completed then use that to study for the test. Yes they will give you a zero if you go ahead and already complete the chapters. No you cannot have fake nails. They will give you a zero on your skills check off's and you can get sent home. Gotta get used to it you can't wear them as a nurse anyway, and it's kinda gross too.....you'll see what I mean on your first day of clinical. You wouldn't want something else for more bacteria to get caught up in.
  2. PharmLUV

    San jacinto college adn fall 2010

    I would recommend reading the chapters in the health assessment book, doing the workbook, then studying for the test. Test one is basically from the workbook so read and then answer the questions and then you are good to go for HA. I would spend more time on the foundations test though, this is the hardest test of the 1st 8 weeks because you do not know how to take a Nursing test yet, and the test is over a million chapters. Hope that helps!
  3. PharmLUV

    San jacinto college adn fall 2010

    Its funny to read these posts and see how everyone is talking about the same exact stuff I was a year ago. I wouldn't recommend wasting your money on buying any NCLEX review books yet, you will not know how to answer any of those questions until you are well into your second semester....med surg is the majority of the program and you don't get that info until 2nd semester mostly 2nd 8 weeks. Besides once you realize how demanding the program is, especially 1st semester when you have the extra class on health assessment and trying to get used to clinical you will not have time to worry about NCLEX review books or any extra books you will just be trying to make it. I'm not trying to scare anyone by no means, people did that to us, some were over exaggerating some were just being blunt. If you focus and study and time management you should do fine. I know someone mentioned clincals- yea anywhere that we have a contract with in houston is fair game, all the way from East Texas Medical to UTMB so it does not go by your address at all. And it can be any day of the week as long as it doesn't conflict with classes, so MON-SUN are fair game, well the days theres no class. The times are getting worse too, this semester for PEDI OB we have some people doing a 1230pm until 1130 pm on saturdays at the medical center. O yea and you sign a contract now saying you can't argue ur clincial whether it be work, kids or religion reasons....u get what ya get. Hope this helps, and again I'm not trying to scare you im just being real. Any questions just ask....its finals week in critical care so it might take awhile to respond.
  4. PharmLUV

    San jacinto college adn fall 2010

    NO the medical surgical nursing and clinical excursions isnt until your 2nd semester. Your first semester you will have health assessment in nursing which is a 16 week course. You will have a workbook you have to do and hand it every week. It should be listed on the booklist.
  5. PharmLUV

    San jacinto college adn fall 2010

    I'm not sure about the packages I dont remember what they had in them. I do recommend the Littmann but I would go with the Classic...I have the Lightweight and it really is light but sometimes its really hard to hear breath sounds and the apical pulse and what not. Its up to you though. The lab pack has all of your IV bags, IV start kits, foley catheters, insulin vials, syringes, gloves, yada yada.
  6. PharmLUV

    San jacinto college adn fall 2010

    hey everyone....there are a lot of books to buy for the 1st semester but you use them the whole program. I'm going to lay it out for you to save you some money that I wish I had saved. Theres going to be a list of books you will have to buy and Im going to tell you which ones you need the 1st 8 weeks and which ones you need the second 8 weeks. ( each semester is split into 8 weeks). 1st 8 Weeks: Health Assessment book with workbook ( you can buy used but you need your own workbook and they come as a package in the bookstore) Fundamentals of nursing: you cannot buy this used because you need my nursing lab code and the used ones usually have the code already registered and then you have to pay an additional 75 to buy the code. Math for Meds Book and Medical Terminology book. Also the APA book....never used it, its to write papers in APA stype but they tell you how to do it in orientation the 1st day of class and then you can google it so its a waste of money to me. 2nd 8 weeks: All of the clincial book: Diagnostic lab handbook, drug book, nursing diagnosis handbook. They have a medical dictionary listed but I NEVER used it not even once. If you dont know a test just google it. This book is big and useless to me. It comes in a package with the Med Term book so try and order the med term book on its own. Its up to you though what u want to buy. I hope that helps. They may tell you that you need all of these books the 1st 8 weeks but you really dont. If you want to make clinical easy on yourself save the money for 2nd 8 weeks and go and buy your Med Surg book with the 2nd 8 weeks books cuz you will definately need that book for your care plans. The lab pack: you can buy your own stethoscop and pen light but thats it you have to buy everything else from them. San Jac has two uniforms one for school and one for clinical and they are strict on that. Even if you do not buy the stethoscop from them you are still looking at well over 300 dollars on the 1st day of orientation. The most expensive part of the program is the books but after the 1st semester you kind of learn what to buy and what not to buy and then you already have all the books you need. Hope I answered all of your questions.
  7. PharmLUV

    San jacinto college adn fall 2010

    Wow there's a lot of questions flying around. About the shoes, you are supposed to have all white leather shoes for clinical but after your first semster they dont even notice if theres mesh on them but you wouldnt want to have mesh trust me. As far as on campus goes they dont really care even though they say they do. I've worn all different kinds of shoes to campus although I wouldnt get all crazy with designs and colors. You will see after the first 2 weeks that things like shoes, ID badges and the jackets you are supposed to wear all kind of become petty things. As far as a rolling backpack...I have one....used it twice...need I say more. After the 1st semester it is not really necessary to bring all those books up to campus since in Med Surg 1 2 and 3 you use the same book. All of the books you have are for clinical mostly and you dont have to brind those to the school. Unless you are someone who likes to drag a book all the way up to school I wouldnt worry about it, since in Med Surg one they say dont even focus on the book. I just started reading the text books a lot and I'm half way done with Med Surg 3. It depends on the person though. Just brind a notebook for orientation cuz they will just tell you what you can do and what you cant do the whole day. Its really boring. You must have your immunizations and CPR card though. Most teachers will let you record them but there are some that do not want you to so just ask their permission. If you have a stethoscope go ahead and use that one or buy one outside of the program cuz they charge an arm and a leg with the lab pack. You will see its like 400 + dollars for all the supplies and uniforms. Littmann is the best brand I have heard of so far, and I got the littmann lightweight and I do not like it very much. Hope this helps!
  8. PharmLUV

    San jacinto college adn fall 2010

    Congrats to everyone that got in I know how exciting it is to receive that letter. I'd have to say don't worry about taking hybrid because the whole first semester of nursing school is basic learning and you end up teaching yourself anyway. Most of the teachers put up notes online and just study them, thats what I did. Going to class to me is just for signing the roll sometimes because I don't soak the information in until I study. I took the hybrid pharm, its a lot easier but I can say from experience you will not learn as much as the traditional pharmacology class if its the same class I took. I signed up for Pedi OB hyrbid for next semester and I am not worried about it at all. Once you know how to take the exams and get used to learning the information you pretty much start teaching yourself everything anyway. It just depends on how you learn.
  9. PharmLUV

    San jacinto college adn fall 2010

    I'm not a 100% sure how the hybrid program is going to work. I only took pharmacology as a hybrid class as this is the 1st time they are going to have the whole program available for hybrid. From what I have heard (dont quote me) instead of going to class twice a week you will only go once and the rest will be online. Basically it will be half self-teach and half lecture in class.
  10. PharmLUV

    San jacinto college adn fall 2010

    The math for meds is the book you will use the 1st semester and will have due every test day and have math questions over the material on the theory test. The pharmacology book is clinical drug therapy and comes with a workbook but I was in hybrid so I did not use that. They come together as a set and if you are in the regular class then you will have to turn it in. The passing grade for any class in the nursing program is a 70....if you have a 69.9 you fail they do not round up at all. Each semester to move on you will have to take a math test and then after med surg 2 you will have to take a math test and pharm test to move on. Worry about that stuff later though it will drive you crazy to think about it now.
  11. PharmLUV

    San jacinto college adn fall 2010

    LOL...absolutely not. We do not get naked at all. When you do your bed baths and stuff like that you do it on a manequin. They do not do anything with the reproductive anatomy on students at all...even with your head to toe assessments you will learn about the reporductive anatomy but you wont actually perform it...like breast exam ect. You only need your BLS nothing else.
  12. PharmLUV

    San jacinto college adn fall 2010

    Hey everyone! havent been on here in awhile....my semster is crazy nuts! I went back and checked and I got my acceptance email on June 24th so maybe thats around the time they get them sent out. Yes you must have your CPR and vaccinations in order to start the program because they ask for them on orientation day whenever they meet with you one on one. I took mine through san jac continuing education and it was $85, kinda expensive but everything else was already booked up. If you havent had your Hep B get that started because its a 3 series but if you at least have them started it should be fine. What else...orientation is in August I believe and its all day. they do not send acceptance letters by alphabet they send them by sets....if you didnt get a confirmation email then you can call, they probably wont answer but that doesnt mean anything because some people never get it and they got in. I would say if you have any pre-reqs to take still take them now over the summer when u have free time or it will be awful during the program. Saying from experience...I'm in my 3rd semester only have class and clinical and taking tech writing and it sucks. If you still have classes do not attempt to take them your first two semesters!!!!! You have a theory class, clinical and another class (health assessment 1st semster) (Pharm 2nd semester) its way to much to juggle with another class added to it. After you get passed the first two semesters then it should be better because you only have class and clinical but the work is more...so thats just an FYI. If you have to work like me just beware of the schedule...they make you sign a paper now saying you can do clinical whatever day and whatever time they shedule you for, and it will not be changed. Hope that helps again! Any more questions feel free to ask!
  13. PharmLUV

    San jacinto college adn fall 2010

    The hybrid class is going to be in the evening time so it would probably be great for people who do work or have small children. I also wouldn't want to do the program half online and half at campus. My instructor said that the people who start hybrid will graduate hybrid. They didnt say how many students applied but I will ask at clinical on Tuesday.
  14. PharmLUV

    San jacinto college adn fall 2010

    Yeah I was pretty shocked when I found out that they were only taking 80 students but then again my class was huge. We started with 120 and now we have 96. Yes San Jacinto offers Pharmacology but it is a nursing class. The hybrid wasn't that bad but I was already familiar with the terminology. They are starting to do the nursing program hybrid which is going to be interesting.
  15. PharmLUV

    San jacinto college adn fall 2010

    Hey everyone! Haven't been able to even check this site in forever as I have just started my critical care semester. I got some info from my clinical professor that they are only taking 80 students for fall because the previous classes were too large and they had problems placing students in clinical sites. Im not sure if thats including the transition students or just the basic generic ADN students. I don't know if that information is useful or just stresses you guys out even more but thought I would share. The summer pharmacology class isn't offered to everyone as a pre-requisite because they have the Spring 2010 students taking it right now and the students from my semester that failed taking it. They usually only offer the hybrid course which is what I took to the students who are not already in. I can say that if you are not in the program already nursing pharmacology would be a bit tougher as you are not familiar with diagnostic and lab studies and the medical terminology yet. Hope this helps
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