LoneStar CyFair College Fall 2009 - page 12

Hello everyone! I just wanted to start a new thread for all of us who will be starting the CyFair program this Fall 2009. Congratulations to all of you! :dance::yeah::dance: To those who are... Read More

  1. by   djNyla
    If you're still not feeling comfortable with Nursing Care Plans, VickyRN does a good job explaining it in this thread:

    https://allnurses.com/nursing-blogs/...ng-424826.html

    Plus the book links she has left might be helpful if you don't want to spend the $$ on another book...
  2. by   djNyla
    For all the other people who might be reading this thread ... waiting for your acceptance letter ... we're all not posting because we're being slammed right and left with research papers, projects, assigned reading, midterms, practicums... I'm sure after things settle down some of the members might post about their first semester. As for me, the reading is definitely difficult to keep up with. Don't be suprised if you have a class (or 2) that assigns you over 100 pages to read (yes each class) before the next week.
  3. by   djNyla
    This is just a reference for future use...

    On another thread someone posted this link:

    http://saddleback.edu/alfa/vid_index.aspx

    It has some nice videos of advance skills practice we'll eventually need in the upcoming semesters
  4. by   djNyla
    Quote from djNyla
    It has some nice videos of advance skills practice we'll eventually need in the upcoming semesters

    I stand corrected...there are some videos in there also for basic skills, like what we might get tested over...yikes!
  5. by   mc16271
    Those seem to be pretty good videos.....only if I could open them!!!
  6. by   djNyla
    Quote from mc16271
    Mc - do you need some "CPR en espanol"? Most of them open with Windows Media Player
  7. by   mc16271
    Yes, for some reason I couldn't open them in my laptop. I was able to open them in the other computer though
  8. by   ImissScrubs
    http://www.geocities.com/doctor_uae/pharmacology.htm

    I know we aren't to pharm yet but this is helpful.
  9. by   bri630
    I was accepted into the Spring 2010 nursing program and was wondering if yall could give me an idea as to what your schedule is like the first semester. Like what day and time are your classes? When do clinicals start? And any other helpful advice. Thanks
  10. by   djNyla
    Quote from bri630
    I was accepted into the Spring 2010 nursing program and was wondering if yall could give me an idea as to what your schedule is like the first semester. Like what day and time are your classes? When do clinicals start? And any other helpful advice. Thanks
    Congrats bri630! I don't know the schedule for the other campuses, Cyfair might be diffferent (which is the college almost everyone posting on the thread attends). So far the first semester is a blur. When you start, you will either be going to morning classes or afternoon classes. If you want morning classes plan on arriving to orientation at least 1 hour early because they are difficult to get and are on a first come, first serve basis. Many people want them because they have kids. Monday - Wednesday if you're in the morning classes they are from 0900 to 1130, if you are in the afternoon they are 1230 to 1500. On Thursday for the first 8 weeks everyone went from 0900 to 1400 (with a 1 hour lunch break). Fridays we're off (technically). On the off days many people are still at school practicing their lab skills in open lab because there's never enough time in class to learn the hands on part. The first semester we don't go to any clinicals, that starts the second semester, so don't bother buying the uniform or jacket just yet. Besides, they changed the colors this year and I'm not sure if the bookstore on campus knows it.

    Helpful advice - buy your books early and shop around (half.com, amazon, ebay, etc...). Join the student nurses association, find a student mentor to help you out (this is a biggie, it's really helped me). Start a new thread like this except have it say "LoneStar CyFair College Spring 2010" that way you can start to network with people before school starts. I had a pre-party at my house with all the members here before school started so we could get to know each other. Anything that needs to get done in your life, take care of it before school starts. Once the program starts you won't have time to do it (at least the first 8 weeks of the semester). If you're single and still live with your parents and don't have a job, that's the best...everyone I've spoken with that's in this program and married have had arguments about the time requirements this program takes. I've looked up divorce stats and it states that there is a 50 - 80% divorce rate for nursing students. (LOL). Anything else...PM me...
  11. by   Ang_1
    Hi Can anyone tell me how Lonestar Cy-Fair gives their points? I have read the thread and know the cut-off is around 11 something, but how do they get that number. For example if I have taken all pre-req's except speech and that one PE class. I got B's on Math and one B on A&P1. Everything else was A's. I am planning on taking the HESI after Xmas break. If I take the HESI and do well on it, will that get me up to this magic number? If anyone has any insight or info it would be much appreciated./ I will post this on the main board too because I'm not sure if this thread gets checked often anymore. Thanks so much!!

    Angela
  12. by   AnonEmus
    Quote from BeBe6470
    I clepped out of English 1301 so I have no grade for that class
    The official policies for placement by exam can be found here: http://www.lonestar.edu/documents/cu...icpolicies.pdf

    They don't accept the CLEP exam for ENGL 1301, but they do accept a 31 on the ACT exam or a 3 on the AP English language exam. How difficult is it to get a 31? Quite difficult. You can get a rough estimate of the difficulty by looking at the SAT vs. ACT comparison chart on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACT_(examination). Assuming that your math and reading comprehension skills are on par with your writng skills, then you see that a 31 composite score corresponds to an SAT composite score of 2100. Again, assuming your abilities on all three sections are about equal, that's 700 per section on the SAT. So, making a 31 on ACT English is roughly equivalent to making 700 on SAT English.

    More useful is what CLEP tests Lone Star does accept:

    PSYC 2301 get credit with a score of at least 47
    SOCI 1301 get credit with a score of at least 53

    If you don't have a prior degree and need all of the general education courses, you can CLEP out of GOVT 2301, HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2311, HIST 2312, PSYC 2317, MATH 1314, MATH 2412, MATH 2413.
  13. by   djNyla
    Quote from Ang_1
    Hi Can anyone tell me how Lonestar Cy-Fair gives their points?
    Points are out of 12 when we got accepted.
    You will get 4 points for having an 'A' in psyc, English, and at least one A & P course.
    4 points if you have all of your non nursing related classes complete (less 4 hours max). There's a range.
    4 points for making a 100 on the reading portion of the HESI. U take your reading score and divide by 25 to know your point total.

    For example if you have 4 points from your "A's", 4 points from completing all you non nursing related courses, and you make an 80 on the reading portion of the HESI (80/25 = 3.2 points), your score will be: 11.2 out of 12.

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