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  1. BigTuna

    FCCJ/FSCJ Fall 2010 Hopefuls

    In both cases, it depends. Both instructor and hospital rules vary.
  2. BigTuna

    FCCJ/FSCJ Fall 2010 Hopefuls

    Paying for it yourself is also a powerful incentive to perform well.
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    Anyone take the HESI?

    A lot of HESI info in this thread including list of versions: https://allnurses.com/fl-nursing-programs/hesi-different-versions-509681.html
  4. BigTuna

    FSCJ/FCCJ spring 2011 hopefuls

    Titers do not need to be performed first. The immunization can be performed first. (That was the point of my prior post.) Inciting anxiety and fear by suggesting that students will be unsuccessful if they do not spend every waking hour on school does not seem helpful. It didn't help me at all. It was only after I realized that it was doable with reasonable hours that I started enjoying nursing school.
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    FSCJ/FCCJ spring 2011 hopefuls

    Clarifications, corrections and differences of opinion: Immunizations do wear off over time. A vaccine's effectiveness declines over time. Just because you had an immunization in the past does not mean that your titer will "be ok". Only the titer can determine your level of immunity and if the results fall below a certain range, you will need to be re-vaccinated. It is a game you play with your wallet: you can choose to have a titer first. If your antibodies are adequate, you are done - submit the results of the titer. If your antibodies are too low, you will have to be both re-vaccinated and have a second titer to prove your level of immunity. (The school does not accept the immunization record as proof of immunity. They will only accept the titer results.) So that route requires two titers and one immunization. The other option is to just have the vaccination and a subsequent titer. That option requires one immunization and one titer. You will never know if the first titer would have been adequate, but it is the most conservative route financially if you are an older student and it has been a long time since you were vaccinated. Planner: if money is tight, this purchase is totally unnecessary. Any calendar with four months on it will work. As long as you can write on the lines, in the boxes or whatever, that is all you need to track your assignments. Nothing fancy or new needed. Sleep: if you are organized and stay current, all this stuff about studying 21 hours a day is not true. I have watched the Gators and Jags play, gone to my kids' games, had a few beers and I currently have a solid A (>93 average) in all four classes. Yes, I even saw the Harry Potter movie this weekend. I still have finals to go to prove this, but don't think you will need to spend every waking hour on school. Spend 4-6 hours each day with reading, studying and assignments. Keep focused, organized and current - that is my advice.
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    FSCJ/FCCJ spring 2011 hopefuls

    In my experience last term, you could do these in any order. The proof of each titer is a separate requirement from the physical. In fact, I had my physical performed at Northside Clinic first. It was completely unrelated to the titers and the doctor who performed the physical never addressed the status of titers. By the way, the physical was performed in about 3 minutes and I never disrobed. Couple breaths - couple heart sounds - bend over and touch your toes - can you lift stuff - yeah - give me $40 and bang - and out the door. It is a mill up there.
  7. BigTuna

    FSCJ Fall 2010 ACCEPTED

    In all group/team projects in which I have been a member, all participants received a copy of the final submission. It was never a situation in which the one to compile it was the only one to see it. Simple: a copy was emailed to all. What kind of group does not share the final submission with every team member? Geez.
  8. BigTuna

    FSCJ/FCCJ spring 2011 hopefuls

    My letter was dated July 20, postmarked July 27 and received July 28. (That old no-no of not mailing letters the same day they are dated.)
  9. BigTuna

    HESI - BLOCK 1 - How to prepare

    See my review of that book here: https://allnurses.com/fl-nursing-programs/hesi-different-versions-509681.html#post4608075
  10. BigTuna

    FSCJ/FCCJ spring 2011 hopefuls

    The uniforms are customized, including the blue stripes. You will probably need special permission. I have heard of folks being dismissed from Clinicals for less.
  11. BigTuna

    Nursing 3:1 tool update with pictures

    Doesn't this increase risk of nosocomial infection? I have been instructed not to carry any tool to be used from patient to patient to patient.
  12. BigTuna

    FSCJ Fall 2010 ACCEPTED

    In my opinion, that is all mostly wishful-thinking, ideal-situation-type stuff. The reality is that during Term I, a group project comes together in the last couple of days. By the time you realize that someone is not pulling their weight, it is usually too late to notify the instructor or shut them out.
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    FSCJ/FCCJ spring 2011 hopefuls

    The only thing I would add to that is that registration is in-person on orientation day and on paper. After the lottery numbers are drawn, the students line up according to number. When you got to the front, you registered for the section you wanted (if still open) and submitted it on a form they had handed out. Then the school actually input it into the computer system. As I recall, there was about 24-48 hours until you could see it in Connections. Then there were some quirks regarding payment. I think you had to pay your tuition within the next three days or something, but I don't remember exactly. You couldn't pay before your registration appeared, but you couldn't pay too late, either.
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    FSCJ/FCCJ spring 2011 hopefuls

    I want to protect my anonymity but I will say, "enough".
  15. BigTuna

    FSCJ/FCCJ spring 2011 hopefuls

    If English is not your first language, then you have a total pass. :)
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