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    Accepted FSCJ Summer 2010 Students

    I was just discussing this with my husband... trying to decide what to do about childcare for next term and the nursing program's trend of last minute decisions makes me crazy. I like to plan well in advance... especially when my kids are concerned.
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    Accepted FSCJ Summer 2010 Students

    I can't speak for all 4 terms but term 1 is similar to this... Monday: Test 3-5:30, Tuesday: Class 9-12, Wednesday: Class 9-12 and 1-4, Thursday: Off, Friday: Class 8-1:30 (first seven weeks)... There are variations... mainly in what day will be your long days, which will be your short days, and which day has no scheduled class... but everyone has 1 day they stay until 4 and another day scheduled 8 til 1:30... and ALL TERM 1 DAY STUDENTS TEST FROM 3-5:30pm NO EXCEPTIONS. Term 1 clinicals start on week 8 and would be on whichever day is your sections 8-1:30 day... Clinicals however are 7am-1:30pm (or 6:45-1:15). On top of your scheduled classes, there are days you are required to be available for volunteer work, mandatory trainings, etc... and the day before clinicals each week, you are required to pick up your assignment at the hospital in uniform. So for me, for example I will have to drive across town to the Beach on my supposed day off, in uniform and then spend the remainder oft he day writing up a care plan. Each night we have about 3 chapters of reading to complete on top of things we are just expected to know. I would suggest maybe seeing if your employer would agree to scale back your hours or perhaps taking a leave at least until after term 1.
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    FCCJ Summer 2010 hopefuls...

    That's crazy. I think most of us already feel behind. Can you imagine really starting off behind? I'd probably have declined if they hadn't called me until after classes started. Though I may have been so excited that I wouldn't have cared. Congrats to everyone who has been accepted.
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    Accepted FSCJ Summer 2010 Students

    LOL I'm with all of you. Today I sat down with all 4 syllabi and wrote out a single calendar. It made me feel a little bit more organized but a tad bit overwhelmed as well. :sstrs: I know it's do-able. I just have to kiss sleep goodbye. :dzed:
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    Accepted FSCJ Summer 2010 Students

    Do we need to bring anything for the degree audit tomorrow?
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    Accepted FSCJ Summer 2010 Students

    If you know the roots then you don't need the others, since they are built from the roots... but it is helpful in showing how the roots go together
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    FCCJ/FSCJ Fall 2010 Hopefuls

    they take the highest academic aptitude, highest science, and highest reading scores between all times taking the exam... so mix and match from the different sheets. they then take those points and multiply them by .64 to calculate your nat point total to be used towards your application. hope that helps. best of luck!
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    Accepted FSCJ Summer 2010 Students

    I got the Littmann Lightweight II SE Stethoscope and the basic cuff both from Allheart.com... found an online coupon code (for $10off) and spent $76.42 including engraving on the head of the stethoscope and embossing on the cuff (which in retrospect, the bfcuff embossing probably wasn't necessary).
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    FCCJ/FSCJ Fall 2010 Hopefuls

    yes! they will mix and match that way... but not within the academic aptitude... just mix and match the total aa, reading, and science. i know from experience... because the second time i improved in reading, and nonverbal and did worse on my verbal (proportional to my nonverbal improvement so same total aa score)... and they used only the change in my reading to calculate my points
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    FCCJ/FSCJ Fall 2010 Hopefuls

    Chemistry is required but doesn't count towards your points... Unless that changed for THIS coming semester. I am accepted for summer term and they did NOT include Chemistry in my points. As for the NAT. It's not terribly difficult. I think I mentioned this on another thread (possibly Summer 2010 thread) that I did best on my first attempt which happened to be directly after I took my first Microbiology exam. I'm told there is a book in the bookstore but honestly you'd be spending too much if you spent more than a couple bucks on it. if you did well in the pre-req classes (which 3.6 GPA sounds good to me), and you remember even 1/4 of the science from those classes, you "should" do well on this test. When I studied the first time, I used some files I found online by googling PSB NAT. There were sample questions and answers online but honestly I don't feel like it helped with specific questions but gives you a good idea of the format. Hope that helps.
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    Accepted FSCJ Summer 2010 Students

    On the sheet that says To:Incoming term 1 RN Nursing Students From: Dirlie McDonald Date:March 8, 2010 Re:Uniforms, Equipment, Supplies You Need by May 10, 2010 (first day of Summer Term) Line item #8 reads: 8. Pocket Protector and fill with 2 ink pens (black ink); pen light (comes in Skills Kit); 6 inch centimeter ruler; "bandage scissors (flat tip); recommend small (~6 inch) hemostat. You will have this in your uniform pocket each clinical day to use with nursing care. I sort of used this sheet as an informal checklist. I made a copy of the sheet, and as I purchased my supplies I marked them out on my extra copy.
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    FCCJ/FSCJ Fall 2010 Hopefuls

    No they don't need to be "official" transcripts since they have access to your grades anyway. I would however suggest that you highlight the classes you want them to use, especially if you took both statistics and college algebra... highlight the higher of the 2 scores, just so you make sure you get the most possible points... 3 points (the difference between an A and B in a 3 credit course) can be a big deal...
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    Accepted FSCJ Summer 2010 Students

    Really there is no review book for the NAT per se. I scored pretty well without a book... I did however do best taking the test the same day as my 1st Microbiology Exam... The science section is a mix of everything you learned in Anatomy 1 & 2, Chemistry, and a small little bit from Micro. Nothing really in depth though. Math is... well it's math... either you know it or you don't... And the other stuff like reading comprehension and recognizing correct spelling you can't study too much for. I would suggest that since you have a lot of time until you are planning to apply, that you take the NAT soon as a practice. They use your best grades so it won't hurt you... just remember that you can't take it again for 3 months and no more than 2x in a year... The test is exactly the same each time you take it. So by taking it now, you'll know where you need to work on. As for the classes... you have to take all 4 at once from what they are telling us... but the schedule is totally do able... I would suggest the night program though if you are going to be working full time... For day time my schedule seems like it won't be bad. Mondays are tests at 3pm, Tuesday morning, Wednesday all day, Thursday off, and Fridays until 2. But that's just one schedule for term 1. Hope that helps.
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    Accepted FSCJ Summer 2010 Students

    Does anyone know the Course ID for Medical Terminology... I have the access code but no course id yet.
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    Accepted FSCJ Summer 2010 Students

    My kids are also 4 and almost 2... My youngest is 19 months. Though mine aren't both boys. I have one of each.
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    Accepted FSCJ Summer 2010 Students

    From what I've heard you wear the uniforms to clinicals and the polos with khakis to special school events and when you volunteer.
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