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TinaMWrtr

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  1. TinaMWrtr

    HCA Texas two step - Collin College ADN

    Hey! I am a current Two-Step student. Just finished 2nd semester and starting 3rd soon. Which hospital do you work at? You'll need to reach out to the coordinator and get a pack that contains all the courses you need. HCA requires that you've completed A&P 1 & 2, Micro, English, Intro Psych and Developmental Psych. Anyone applying to the Two-Step program will need to meet minimum requirements for Collin. Two-Step only takes about 10 students each semester. So get to know your coordinator and let them know your achievements and who you are. As a Two-Step applicant, you won't be competing against all the students applying to Collin, just the Two-Step applicants, but we are a pretty smart bunch, so don't think it will be easy either. In my opinion, the PSB was easier than the Hesi. I never took the TEAs, so nothing to compare there. The PSB's hardest section was spelling. Just know general rules. If I were you, I'd go ahead and schedule a time to take the test just for practice. If you get a good score, then you're done. But you'll have time for a second test if you need a higher score.
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    iPad Pro for notes

    Hey all! I'm going to get an iPad for notes for nursing school. I absorb more info when I hand write it so typing into laptop isn't going to be all that helpful. But tons of note books and papers will be messy and hard to find notes. So I'm going to get an iPad and Apple Pencil. Anyone use one for nursing school? What size do you have? 10.5 or 12.9? Do you like your size or wish you'd gone for the larger/smaller one?
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    Collin College RN ADN Fall 2018

    Has anyone received info on finger printing? Blue card?
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    Collin College RN ADN Fall 2018

    Bianca, I purchased the Mometrix book for the PSB. It's available on Amazon. It has some practice questions in it. I practiced at home and timed myself. The time is what will get you in this test. The book explains the different sections for you. Just be aware the spelling is really difficult, IMO. The book was not at all indicative of the actual exam in that area. Also, I had some physics questions in my science section, so make sure you review all the natural sciences stuff in the book.
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    Collin College RN ADN Fall 2018

    My education coordinator through my job said we should go over the other stuff in our letter at orientation. Maybe that's part of reason we need laptops on Friday. Also, I'm betting we will get emails regarding finger printing after acceptance forms are turned in (today).
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    Collin College RN ADN Fall 2018

    What pages did y'all receive in your acceptance letter? My job had be sign the one that needs to be turned in on 7/9 and give it back to them right then. I also got the computer requirements, health & physical form, and a form about reading requirements on the TX BON site. I think my coordinator from my job said the immunizations and other things will be uploaded into some system, which may be why we need laptops at orientation.
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    Bored after 3 months?

    I'm not a nurse but.... Maybe a PRN job in a more challenging specialty? That way you could learn new things and get to know management and if jobs FT jobs become available you could talk with management about going FT?
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    Collin College RN ADN Fall 2018

    I found out at work. I had to do an interview with bosses at my job, including CNO. After interview they brought me back in and gave me an envelope with Collin on it and my letter with form for intent to enroll.
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    Collin College RN ADN Fall 2018

    I got in through my hospital's partnership with Collin. Found out today. Will see everyone on July 13.
  10. TinaMWrtr

    Collin College RN ADN Fall 2018

    I'm betting letters will go out this week. Orientation is July 13th and if you accept your admission offer, you have to let Collin know by July 9.
  11. TinaMWrtr

    Too ugly to be a nurse..?!?

    Please stop watching tv shows and looking at those nurses on there. I can tell you in my hospital, we have your typically attractive nurses and some that aren't quiet my type. I am overweight and have great skin genes as I have these wonderful skin tags everywhere and a lovely dark spot about the size of a nickle on my forehead. As for your small stature, I would just make sure you can physically do the job. I am 5'8" and >300lbs but I work out and am strong. I used to work with a small statured nurse in a rehab hospital and she couldn't lift the patients or anything, so I'd come home at the end of the day, if I was her aid, hurting and sore all over because I alone was picking up the 600lb CVA patients.
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    Collin College RN ADN Fall 2018

    I'm trying for the HCA program and they already told HCA which of their candidates are good to go, academically. I still have to interview with someone at my hospital next week and get a thumbs up from her. I live in Denton so going down 380 4x/week is going to be brutal.
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    Collin College RN ADN Fall 2018

    How long are you going to be out of town? Last year the acceptance letters went out around 6/21 and I think on a Friday. My understanding if you only have a week to accept your spot. May want to have to someone checking your mail and willing to do some work for you if you'll be out for longer than a week.
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    Collin College RN ADN Fall 2018

    What were your friend's stats for her to already received a "no"? She must not have met all the requirements.
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    Best Backpack?

    Ok... I've accepted the idea that I probably will need a rolling backpack for nursing school. I've been looking online but wondering what brands others have used and know to hold up for all those books? Also... any other items I should consider buying now before school starts?
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    Collin College RN ADN Fall 2018

    Anyone submitted their application yet? I'm thinking of taking mine this week or next. 😬