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  1. bowloforanges

    Phlebotomist now/ LVN soon. Advice please...

    Wow! MD Anderson? Do you get to chose where your clinicals were held or was it just appointed from the instructor? I'm looking forward to it very much and that's the campus I will end up attending for the phleb.
  2. bowloforanges

    Phlebotomist now/ LVN soon. Advice please...

    I decided to not do the phlebotomy right now because you are completely correct. I am afraid to accidentally hurt the baby in any way and it's a bit late anyways. Can I please ask you some questions seeing as how I will be attending HCC for phlebotomy after birth? I am actually enrolled in a CNA class starting this Monday and it's a month long. Something to add to being a phlebotomist so that I can get a decent paying job and I was told by several nurse friends that if I get both I have a good shot at getting a good job while taking pre-reqs. I want to ask you though if you don't mind, which HCC did you attend? How long was it? Is there some sort of externship like lonestar offers. I was told that after your classes that they send you to a site to draw at least a 100 viles of blood in a certain amount of time. Was your HCC instructor nice and helpful? If so I might go to the HCC you attended when I do go for phle. You have no idea how much this helps me!
  3. bowloforanges

    Blind Nursing Student?

    That's awesome. Here in Texas I haven't seen anything like that. I have this issue for my whole life and I am restricted in different ways and I felt hopeless until my state counsler told me I could still go to school if I pleased the beginning of this year. So there is hope out there people!
  4. bowloforanges

    Blind Nursing Student?

    No of course I didn't lie. I believe strongly in karma and for someone to try to lie and say they're blind is disgusting. I was born this way. Believe it or not my face is so close to this computer screen and I actually was given a computer program from my STATES APPOINTED blind counsler that changes the font size to fit me. Legally blind doesn't always mean you strictly cannot see at all. There are a lot of blind nursing students yet sometimes they need accommodations. Please know all the facts before you start accusing.
  5. bowloforanges

    Blind Nursing Student?

    I'm beginning my pre-req classes in the fall and I am considered legally blind. You can get confirmation through the state and they will pay all your schooling expenses by just giving you a piece of paper to take to the business office. The most you'll have to pay is 50-100 dollars.
  6. bowloforanges

    Phlebotomist now/ LVN soon. Advice please...

    I know I am not getting into nursing JUST YET but hopefully you will still read and please give some advice. I am looking into taking a phlebotomy course which is only 2 months where I live in Texas. At the community college (lonestar) I was told that after your course you take an externship which you will have to draw 100 viles of blood to successfully complete your course. I am unsure of how you go about becoming registered after finishing your course. I was told it looks better then just being licensed. I'd rather know now going in than trying to find out once I start. I'm the kind of person who tries to find out all the details before pursuing which is why I would never go to an institute in my area because they're scandalous. I am wanting to take this course because I know for a fact that phlebotomist in my area of Houston are needed and I need a better paying job soon until I pursue going further in education. My next question is after this is finished I am wanting to go to lonestar or HCC to become an LVN. I have a general idea of what all needs to be taken care of to try to get into the program but I am curious if any of you nurses or pre-nurses can fill me in again so I am not ill-informed. I would hate to think one thing and it not be true. Also, I am considered legally blind. I can see fine in my opinion but I was on the borderline. I was told that this will not stop me from being able to pursue a career but because of this I will not have to pay for any schooling I chose unless they say otherwise in the future but I was told I could go for a Masters and not have to pay anything over $50.00 so you can see as why I want to start a career. I was only told this earlier this year. I am taking my time because I am currently 7 1/2 months pregnant and want to soon start this phlebotomy course to get on the ball and my husband will help me along the way.. Any advice would be grateful.. I just wanted to know how to become registered after finishing the phlebotomy course and what all I have to do in order to qualify to submit applications for an LVN nursing program and what all classes I need to take. ...and of course if anyone out there is also legally blind and pursuing nursing or already a nurse.. HELP and very sorry if this thread is in the wrong place....