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Hey DM did they give you a list of the classes you will take and the order in which we take them in? I am just a little curious about the time schedule and order in which we take our classes. Thanks for the info.

I have a list, yes. I'll type it out now so you guys have an idea of what to expect. :)

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Thanks you are the best DM!!!

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Trimester 1: August – October (13 credit hours)

Basic Principles & Concepts of Nursing

Spanish as a second language 1

English 1 Reading & Writing

Quantitative Reasoning

Trimester 2: November – February (14 credit hours)

Fundamentals of Nursing

Practice of Fundamentals of Nursing

Pharmacologic Aspects

Spanish as a second language 2

English 2 Literature & Writing

Trimester 3: March – May (13 credit hours)

Fundamentals of Psychosocial of Care 1

Practice of Psychosocial Care (lab)

Fundamentals of Adult Care 1

Practice of Adult Care 1

Trimester: Summer 1st year (6 credit hours)

World vision Through Literature

English 3

Trimester 4: August – October (13 credit hours)

Fundamentals of Maternal Neonatal

Practice of Maternal-Neonatal

Fundamentals of Adult Care 2

Practice of Adult Care 2 (lab)

Trimester 5: November – February (14 credit hours)

Fundamentals of Pediatric Care

Practice of Pediatric Care (lab)

Historical Process of Puerto Rico

The Christian Faith

Science Technology and Environment (or) Human Being and the Physical World

Trimester 6: March – May (13 credit hours)

Dimensions of Professional Practice

Health Assessment

Introduction to Nursing Research

Humanistic Studies (or) Art Appreciation (or) Music Appreciation

Trimester 7: August – October (12 credit hours)

Intervention in Psychosocial Transaction

Professional Intervention in Life Cycle

Integrated Practice 1 (lab)

Global Vision of Economic Global Society (or) Human Formation in a Contemporary Society (or) Individuals, Society and Culture (or) Occidental Civilization (or) Occidental Modern Civilization and Contemporary

Trimester 8: November – February (14 credit hours)

Family and Community Care

Integrated Practice 2

Global Vision of Economic Global Society (or) Human Formation in a Contemporary Society (or) Individuals, Society and Culture (or) Occidental Civilization (or) Occidental Modern Civilization and Contemporary

Trimester 9: March – May (7 credit hours)

Integrated Workshop

Ethical Dimensions of Contemporary Matters

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Thanks you are the best DM!!!

No problem :D I hope it's alright that I posted it. I don't see why it wouldn't be, since they have a PDF with the classes available online, it just seems like they clumped the classes differently now.

I have recommendations for online professors for English and History of Puerto Rico. They were AWESOME!!! I know we can't give out names online, so just let me know if you want the names. The English teacher is so incredibly sweet, and she doesn't force a certain type of writing down your throat. You get to express yourself in your journal on the readings that she gives you and you write a few essays and that's it. There's really no "right" and "wrong" in her class. As far as Puerto Rico History, there is an awesome teacher who you just do 12 short 100 word journals on 3 different sections and some tests (which you can take over and over again until you get at least 80%) and you get an automatic A.

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Once again thanks DM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remind me to take you and your husband to lunch sometime. Now I see why it would be in february when we are able to take the NCLEX. Did they tell you the maximum amount of units you can take for a trimester. I guess can try to find it in the catalog if not. Thanks again..

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That is weird because the lady you are referring to "Y" told me you could take your NCLEX after Peds before the program is over which would be the equivalent of an ADN. We shall see. So what classes are you taking first trimester? What do they require to lease a place in PR? thanks.

Yes this is true. Both the accelerated and non-accelerated group can take the NCLEX for the AND/LVN/LPN (what ever you call it in your state) after pediatrics.

As I posted previously

...So for the accelerated program this will be after the August to October trimester of 2011 which is trimester number 4. FOr the regular program this will be after trimester number 5 so it will be after Feb 2012.

So for us in the accelerated program it is only 6 months before we finish the program and can take the RN NCLEX. For those of you in the non-accelerated it makes more sense because you can take it after Feb 2012 and you will graduate May 2013. So it makes a lot more sense for the non-accelerated group.

Nauhjat I think I know why you were confused about my post. Someone else asked about taking the RN after a year. In my mind the RN NCLEX is completely different from the LVN/LPN/ADN NCLEX. The NCLEX for RN or Registered Nurse cannot be taken until all of us are completely finished with the program.

So who is in the accelerated program?

I will type out a list like Misty's but I just woke up so I will do it a little later. Labsrock and I were out clubbing in Old San Juan last night and I hit the bed at about 5 AM as labsrock went to the airport for his flight. This is my one lazy day while in town and I am moving slow today.

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Below is the 6 timester schedule for those students on the accelerated track:

Trimester 1: August - October (10 credit hours)

Basic Principles & Concepts of Nursing

Fundamentals of Nursing

Practice of Fundamentals of Nursing

Pharmacologic Aspects

Trimester 2: November - February (13 credit hours)

Fundamentals of Psychosocial of Care 1

Practice of Psychosocial Care (lab)

Fundamentals of Adult Care 1

Practice of Adult Care 1

Trimester 3: March - May (13 credit hours)

Fundamentals of Maternal Neonatal

Practice of Maternal-Neonatal

Fundamentals of Adult Care 2

Practice of Adult Care 2 (lab)

Trimester 4: August - October (15 credit hours)

Fundamentals of Pediatric Care

Practice of Pediatric Care (lab)

Dimensions of Professional Practice

Health Assessment

Introduction to Nursing Research

Trimester 5: November - February (9 credit hours)

Intervention in Psychosocial Transaction

Professional Intervention in Life Cycle

Integrated Practice 1 (lab)

Trimester 6: March - May (12 credit hours)

Family and Community Care

Integrated Practice 2

Integrated Workshop

We also have to take Historical Process of Puerto Rico and The Christian Faith. Since our first trimester we are only scheduled with 10 units most people are taking Christian Faith. I am taking beginning Spanish because I was a Religious studies minor at my Catholic University so don't need the Christian Faith. Also, Historical Process of Puerto Rico is not offered in the August trimester.

By the way the first clinical is Practice of Fundamentals of Nursing which the non-accelerated track take in trimester 2. So it appears that the non-accelerated students start clinicals just one trimester later. Therefore the uniforms and police certificate, and shots are not needed until November for the non-accelerated students.

We got a lot of info in orientation. It was 2.5 hours and then even more time to register. So if you guys have more questions, ask away. Oh and it was way more organized than I ever could have imagined which made me feel a lot better. I really think the hardest part is just getting in.

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Jennell, do you know what the whole nose and throat cultures are all about? ***** said it's something about the flu, but what do they do, check to see if you have the flu?

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Jennell, do you know what the whole nose and throat cultures are all about? Hector said it's something about the flu, but what do they do, check to see if you have the flu?

I don't know but "Y" said only some clinicals require it. She said we do not have to get it in advance. I was under the impression if the hospital requires it for clinicals that they will do the testing. I could be wrong about that. But I know she said it is definitely something we do not have to do in advance.

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I don't know but "Y" said only some clinicals require it. She said we do not have to get it in advance. I was under the impression if the hospital requires it for clinicals that they will do the testing. I could be wrong about that. But I know she said it is definitely something we do not have to do in advance.

Yeah, it looks like we only need those for 2 classes, and something about measles for those 2 classes as well. Those are for the maternal neonatal classes I think.

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Yeah, it looks like we only need those for 2 classes, and something about measles for those 2 classes as well. Those are for the maternal neonatal classes I think.

MMR (Measels, Mumps, and Rubela) is an easy one. I thought I had it but I was going to volunteer at Stanford. Stanford has a huge laundry list of things you have to do before you can volunteer (like I am sure all hospitals do). The employment clinic took blood for titers and found I no longer had the immunity for MMR so she gave me another shot that will be good for 10 years.

Hep B is the one that is 3 shots over 6 months so you want to start it right away. I don't remember if she said anything about Hep B since I am almost done with it. I know it was written down but I don't remember if she went into specifics.

Misty when they mention the health cert "Y" and her support staff kept stating we can get it anywhere. Do you have any recommendations of where to go. To we just wander into some clinic? I wish some of these things were a bit more streamlined. Like it would be nice if they worked with a particular doctor right by campus and then if you wanted to you could go somewhere else.

I went and got my uniform and patch yesterday and finding the place was not completely obvious. Why don't they sell the uniforms at school. Then I still need to get my name tag but the girl at the uniform store said if I didn't have a car it was going to be very hard for me to get the name tag relying on public transport.

By the way girls you can get your uniform at one place. It is called University Fashion Center at the intersection of Braumbaugh and Robles. If you take the Tren Urban you exit at the Rio Piedras station. While still in the station follow the signs to exit the station at Calle Robles. Then once you exit the station take the street to your left and walk one very short block and you will see the uniform place. They sell the uniform, the patches, and even the stethoscope kit you need. It was 60 buck and I am sure I could get it online for cheaper but it just seemed easier to get it all there. By the way they will sew the patch on your uniform for 1.60. I certainly didn't pass up that opportunity.

Guys you can go to any uniform store and get any white scrubs. I am so jealous!

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Wow, so you got everything we need for $60?! That's awesome! Jennell, I'll give you the phone number of the doctor that "Y" recommended to us, and you can go to her if you want.

Ugh, I'm allergic to something in the MMR shot. My mom said that they had to pack me in ice and my whole body was completely swollen. Uh oh. I wonder if I can get that exemption that she was talking about...or is that just for the flu shot? I'll call "Y" tomorrow I guess.

I'm totally jealous about the white scrubs for the guys too. Our uniform isn't that horrid, but I'm not crazy about it. It doesn't look all that comfortable, either. Scrubs seem like comfy pajamas LOL

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