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    Howard County Hospital

    Anyone familiar with Howard County Hospital? Specifically ER?
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    Montgomery College Nursing Spring 2015

    You don't need Chemistry to pass the Med Math. They will teach you the formulas to use and some of it is common sense (like how many tablets). You are able to review and see what you got wrong. The majority of the teachers are more than willing to help you understand and go over the formulas with you individually if you make an appointment with them during their office hours. Don't stress over it!
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    Any job suggestions

    What part of Maryland?
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    Montgomery College Nursing Spring 2015

    Just a heads up...do not try to plan your schedule around a particular clinical day just yet. You will not pick your clinical day until registration. Also, anyone who is attending the program and living outside of Montgomery County, there is a waiver that you can get called the Maryland Health Manpower Shortage. This will allow you to pay in county tuition rates. The forms must be picked up in the nursing office and turned into the registration office. Be sure to do it the first week or two of class (or when you register). Best of luck, speak up if you need help or advice.
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    New Grad Salaries

    I know there are other posts regarding this but they are all several years old. If anyone has any info please post to share here with other job seekers :) I know the job market is tough but it would be great to share. Please include any other relevant info you may have such as cohort times etc...
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    Montgomery College Spring 2013 Applicants

    I live on coffee too!! I work FT as an ER Tech at one Hospital and per diem at another. Needless to say I'm going to have to give some of this up. Does anyone know how many days a week the program is?
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    Montgomery College Spring 2013 Applicants

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    Montgomery College Spring 2013 Applicants

    I have all of the required shots done and my CPR is current, I need them for my job. Does anyone know what the insurance requirement is? I think a Facebook group is a great idea! MaddyG I will friend you if that is ok.
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    Montgomery College Spring 2013 Applicants

    Congratulations to everyone. I look forward to meeting you all on the 9th!
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    Montgomery College Spring 2013 Applicants

    woohoo!! Just got my acceptance letter in the mail!!
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    Montgomery College Spring 2013 Applicants

    I applied on September 21st. I did not look into Montgomery College until August 4th only to see that the application deadline was the 1st for the Spring program. Then I went back to the website on around September 17th. I scrambled to get my TEAS done and all of my info together and was able to submit my application on the 21st. I called yesterday and asked when they expected to send out notifications and was told the last week of October or the first week of November. I
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    Montgomery College Nursing Fall 2012

    Thanks for the info. I took the TEAS on Friday and submitted my application on Friday so we will see. I have all of the priority courses completed. I just need to take an arts and Micro. My TEAS scores were ok, from what I saw on the information sheet they look for a Reading score of 78% and an overall score of 66% as their cutoffs. I got a 90.5% on the reading and a 72% overall.
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    Montgomery College Nursing Fall 2012

    Did you ever find out if this was the case? They have extended the Spring 2013 Application Deadline until September 21st and I am wondering if that was because they had less applicants than anticipated?
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    Montgomery College Nursing Program

    Does anyone have any idea of the number of applicants, number accepted and wait list? Specifically for the Spring Program?
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    pct/nurse tech wages, in MD

    Completely depends on the hospital and area. I have seen anywhere from 9.00-18.00 per hour.
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    Patient Care Tech in the Emergency Room

    It depends greatly on your state regulations and facility policies. As and ER Tech I do basic ADL/patient care, IV insertion, blood draws, foleys, EKG's, vitals, assist physicians with procedures such as LPs and sutures. It is a great job if you want to see and learn a lot.
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    Getting into an ER as a Tech

    I would check with your state and/or hospital regulations. While the EMT is a great background for working in the ER and looks good on your application...where I live you must be a CNA to work there. Also I have found that it helps to follow up your application with a phone call to HR, sometimes HR can drop the ball. Good luck!
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    Am I a CNA or a PCT?

    I'm not sure about the difference in states but here in MD it is basically a different title used by different facilities. Some call them PCTs some call them Nurse Techs some call them Nursing Assistants. They all have the same CNA license through the state.

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