LoneStar CyFair College Fall 2009 - page 4

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
    notice from the title...i'm already creating a support group for the class of 2011...

    support group for class of 2011

    i have a facebook account and i created a group for cyfair nursing students class of 2011. in other words, those of us starting this fall 2009. it is meant as a support system for all of us as we struggle through the 2 years of the grueling work ahead of us. it was also created to try to set up study groups and ask questions to each other if we are having problems and need clarification. it is also for networking. my opinion is that we need all the support we can get from each other. it is a private group and by invite only, so if you want to join you'll have to let me know via this forum, pm, or when i meet you face-to-face

    i'm hoping all of you will want to join. if you do, send me a pm through here with your information...(the email that is listed with facebook). if you're not able to pm me and want to join, make a post here letting me know.

    hmmm....maybe if i'm bold enough i'll make an announcement during orientation...lol

    creolefromtheboot - i sent you an invite already since i have your facebook info.
  2. by   CreoleFromtheBoot
    Hey djNyla,

    I joined!! Can I just say... I love the computer nurse, it's the cutest. BTW thanks for the email. I plan to turn everything in tomorrow. Wouldn't it be nice if this meant that orientation would be a month sooner? Cuz July 8 seems so far away!!!
  3. by   luckymama21
    Quote from ctgirl43
    luckymama21,
    I think you will have to get a titer done if you don't have your records from childhood. Thats what I did. I'll ask people in my class if a letter from youe doctor is acceptable, but I'm pretty sure it won't be... Cy-fair is very particular. I wouldn't suggest taking CPR at any of the colleges it takes way too long like all day 8-5. I looked up on the internet cpr classes american heart assoc and found a woman who did it in her house, it took about 3 hours and I left with my cpr card. remember you need a certain cpr... for health care providers (BLS) let me know if you need anything else I'm off for a couple weeks!



    Thanks for the help, I have requested to get the titer from my doc. Can you give me the contact info for the CPR class you took? I want to sign up ASAP!
  4. by   ctgirl43
    luckymama21,
    I found the pamphlet they gave me from the cpr class go to www.MedicalMattersTX.com the phone number is 281-825-8145 I think the womans name was denise. I think its the AED certification you need i don't remember. I'm here to help. I wish there had been someone to help me when I was beginning !!
  5. by   Techie2nurse
    Hi yall,
    I'm new here. I am starting a second career. I have a BS in Information systems and business administration but the current economy has had me rethinking my job prospects. I am looking into the Cy fair ADN program.

    How was the HESI test? It looks easy from the sample questions. Can anyone give me any insights into the program at Cy fair? I live very close to the school plus the tuition is cheaper than the state where I got my BS.

    I'll be taking my AP classes this summer and other pre reqs in the fall. Can anyone recommend good professors? Please let me know the horrible ones as well. I graduated with a 3.79 in college and I'm hoping my brain still functions the same . I am thankful that I will not be working while going to school.


    Does having another degree give you an edge in the nursing career?

    I look forward to getting to know you. Do I have to have a CPR card before starting the program? I have my Hep shots from previous years, thank goodness for record keeping

    Thanks
  6. by   rjsalimi
    Kyla,
    I am just finishing my first semester in the ADN program at Kingwood. I was worried about the HESI also due to the fact I'd been out of school for 25+ years. What I did was copy the Hesi. The math and reading. There are several math problems in it. I just did the problems over and over until I kept getting the right. I did this one evening or two. Than the morning of the HESI I kept doing them again also. It was pretty basic. Don't take the reading section for granted though. DO NOT read too much into the passages that they give. Do not assume anything. Good luck.
  7. by   Kyla.ann
    Quote from rjsalimi
    Kyla,
    I am just finishing my first semester in the ADN program at Kingwood. I was worried about the HESI also due to the fact I'd been out of school for 25+ years. What I did was copy the Hesi. The math and reading. There are several math problems in it. I just did the problems over and over until I kept getting the right. I did this one evening or two. Than the morning of the HESI I kept doing them again also. It was pretty basic. Don't take the reading section for granted though. DO NOT read too much into the passages that they give. Do not assume anything. Good luck.
    Thank you so much!!! I am a bit worried about the math part. I am terrible at math and add to it the fact that I haven't done a math problem without the help of a calculator, or excel in years, and it makes me REALLY nervous. Do they allow calculators during the test?

    How was your first semester at Kingwood? Are you in the evening/weekend program?

    I start my pre-reqs this summer and I couldn't be more excited to actually be heading toward becoming a Nurse!!
  8. by   rjsalimi
    Yes, they had calculators there. Do what I did in regards to practicing the math and you'll be fine. The reading is what trips people up. I know your probably thinking, I know how to read and whats the big deal. I don't know that you can really study for the reading.......just remember, don't over analyze!
    I'm in the evening program and saturday clinicals. During orientation they told us to have our lives in order and be ready to hit the floor running. They weren't kidding. Every 2 weeks we had a test from our lecture class. It usually covered anywhere from 8-17 chapters each time. We had lab tests weekly. We had weekly care plans in clinical also. If you work and/or have a family, there is time for nothing but studying. I had no idea it would be this difficult but am keeping my eye on the ball. The teachers are fantastic and there is so much available resources to study from wether on line or in the library and here actually that there is no way you can fail unless you really don't study. We did our clinicals in a rehab center this first semester so we had alot of older folks with hip fractures and the what not. We did what the nurse assistants did and worked our way up to what the RN's did including giving meds, bandage changes, etc. No injections or pain meds though. Next semester we will be in the hospitals starting with peds, L&D, med/surg. We're very excited about it! I hear its alot harder next semester as we were just learning the foundation of nursing this semester. Tonight is the last of our finals and I'm looking forward to watching the rockets game after that and just chilling out for a couple days, cleaning the house, getting caught up on stuff and than break out the books. We've already saw the syllabus for next semester and its more of the same. Hope this helps, good luck!
  9. by   OpheliasWings
    Hi there, thanks for the post about the Kingwood location. I am going to be starting in the fall at Kingwood to finish up my pre reqs and will probably be applying there for the associates program. I am really nervous and keep questioning whether I can handle the program. I have a 1 year old daughter that keeps me busy so that's why I'm thinking about taking the evening program. What was the point range to get into their program and how many slots do they have available? Also what hospital are you doing your clinicals at? Thanks so much for your time.

    Sonseria
  10. by   rjsalimi
    I believe the point cutoff was 11.4 for the Spring 2009. From what I hear, it was a little lower the year before so it's getting a bit more competative each year. My group did our clinicals for the first semester at Health South Rehab. The hospitals that we may be doing the next clinicals at are Kingwood, Herman , LBJ, and a couple others. We won't know till later in the summer. There are 60 slots available. 30 on days and 30 on evenings. Most of the night students are parents of kids ranging in age of 1-23. Some have 3, 4, 5, or even 6 kids. So it can be done. Speaking for myself, I wish I would have done this when my kids were little. It probably would have made a huge difference financially in the end. YOu'd have to make sacrifices but it'd be for the better in a very short time. That's my opinion.
  11. by   rjsalimi
    I have an IPAQ pda with a nursing bundle program that was recommended by other nursing students. I bought it on nursingcentral.com. It cost about 150 when I bought it in January. It's great. I don't have to drag my books to clinical with me.
  12. by   rjsalimi
    Correction - the nursing central program is what cost $150.....not the ipaq.
  13. by   OpheliasWings
    Hi, thanks for the post about Kingwood. I'm finishing up my finals this week over at Willowchase and so far it looks like I'll have all A's this semester. I plan on taking several of my prereqs like my sociology and nutrition and what not this fall at kingwood then do my A&P I in the spring then II in the summer so I can make sure I have enough points for the average. I'm really hoping to keep a high enough average in my prereq classes that I won't have any worries. I'm really wanting to do the evening classes because it would work better with my schedule. I can totally understand as far as money goes. Being a young couple and new parents my husband and I are running into those issues, so I'm crossing my fingers I won't have any trouble with the program and I'll be able to get a really good job.
    Any suggestions on study guides for the nursing entrance exam? I've been looking over the forums and on the web trying to get some advice on the best one to get. I've heard the math isn't all that hard, but that the reading can trip a lot of people up. Since the reading section is the part they actually take your average off of I'd like to get a good study guide so I know what to expect.
    As far as when you apply for the program, do you apply for Kingwood during the summer or the fall? I know that the program at the other schools has a different application period. Thanks again for your reply.

    Sonseria

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