BOOST Med News & Updates

News, updates, media releases and success stories from the BOOST Med program at Robeson Community College.

“The Positive Impact of Study Groups”

“The Positive Impact of Study Groups”

These are a few of our BOOST students that have formed a study group, they meet every Monday and Wednesday to discuss ideas concerning BIO 169. Joining a study group will provide the perfect environment for concentration and focus, give you new perspectives and fresh understandings, and help you to

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Seasonal Blahs or More Serious???

Seasonal Blahs or More Serious???


When I began writing this Blog, it was 60 days, 15 hours, 42 minutes, and 26 seconds until Spring 2017! Unfortunately, many people are experiencing the negative effects of too many cold, overcast dreary days, and lack of sun. It is normal to feel a little blue this time of year; however, when symptoms begin to interfere with how you

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BOOST Spring 2017 Cohort

BOOST Spring 2017 Cohort

BOOST is excited to welcome the 7th and final cohort of participants under the BOOST TAACCCT grant.  BOOST staff worked tirelessly to recruit 58 new BOOST participants enabling the grant to exceed it's expected total outcome of 336.  We are looking forward to continuing to serve students and support faculty in the new year.  Congratulations and welcome to the new Spring 2017 cohort and all returning students. 

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Need A BOOST? Recruitment for Spring 2017

Need A BOOST?   Recruitment for Spring 2017

BOOST at Robeson Community College is currently recruiting participants for the Spring 2017 semester.  If you are a current Pre-Health student interested in joining the BOOST Learning Community review the attached eligibility requirements and contact our office, or complete the Register Now form.  The deadline is Friday, January 12th.

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Dealing with Stress while attending College

Dealing with Stress while attending College

Just attending college is stressful…then when you add taking care of your family, work and other life obstacles life at times can be quite unbearable. Finding positive ways of dealing with stress can have a positive impact on your academic performance while attending college. When I was attending college I found that fishing was a great stress reliever for me, it gave me time to think, relax and view my life in a more positive light. Here are some more tips to help you deal with stress while in college:

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Coaches Have A Plan and Fun!

Coaches Have A Plan and Fun!

Faculty and staff recently completed a 2-day training sponsored by the National Tutoring Association. The training was led by facilitator, Carmen Wade. During the training participants gained knowledge that will strengthen their roles as academic advisors and success coaches. The training is of great value and reinforces best practices and research that shows academic coaching improves student retention and

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Preparing for FINALS!

Preparing for FINALS!

Preparing for finals can be somewhat nerve racking, but if you prepare properly you will allow yourself the best possible outcome and rock your FINALS! Here are a few tips:

1. Prepare a schedule: Spend a few minutes writing down everything you need to do in your calendar, from doing laundry and sleeping to writing papers and studying. Time has a tendency to slip away during finals week, so plan and keep track of it the best you can. Just because you've been able to pull all-night study sessions earlier in the semester doesn't mean it's

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After the Storm...Lessons Learned

After the Storm...Lessons Learned

Hurricane Matthew and all of it’s devastation taught us many things. One being, in life getting to our accomplished GOALS does not happen in a straight line.  Many students were displaced from their homes and communities.  What a reminder to us that we will have storms that will come upon our lives, but as time goes by we slowly begin to rebuild BETTER than before.  Many in the community who were neighbors came together who might otherwise still be strangers.  We don’t have to give up on our dreams and goals, because of devastations that may come up in life.  We can always begin again.  HOPE has come alive for many of our students, and once again have some sense of normalcy. We made it through.  Click through for a look at our gallery of pictures from the flood.

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Welcome: BOOST Fall 2016 Cohort

Welcome:  BOOST Fall 2016 Cohort

The BOOST support staff and faculty members would like to welcome the BOOST Fall 2016 cohort to our Learning Community.  We look forward to working with each of you as you work to enter the healthcare profession.  After screening, intake interviews, and careful selection we are certain you are capable of unsurmountable success.  We are here to help and support you.  Let us know how we can assist. Cheers!!

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Are You Really Prepared?

Are You Really Prepared?

Think you know all there is to know about mastering an interview or being a new student?  Gain the confidence you need by attending BOOST Workshops this fall

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Six Simple Tips to Improve Your Grade on Writing Assignments and Exams

Six Simple Tips to Improve Your Grade on Writing Assignments and Exams

 One of the most common mistakes made when completing writing assignments, presentations, or answering essay questions on an exam, is failing to meet all the requirements.  If you receive feedback like “did not follow directions” or “partial credit” try using these tips

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Balancing College and Your Life

Balancing College and Your Life

 As a college student, the demands are high.  Homework, studying for exams, labs, and clinicals take a large portion of your time.  On top of that, add the pressure applied to make the academic grades needed to be accepted into advanced studies.  Then add being a parent, a spouse, a caregiver, and/or working to pay the bills and then as a student you may find yourself being pulled in many directions.  Too much to do and not enough time to get it all done.  Many students struggle to find the balance between school, work, family, and social life.  Listed below are some tips to assist you in finding the right balance.

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Success

Success

Developing strategies to enhance your academic success is important because it directly impacts outcomes related to life after graduation.   Academic success is essential to career success.  One rarely exists

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Certified National Nursing Assistant Week

Certified National Nursing Assistant Week

National Career Nursing Assistant Week

June 9th – 16th is National Career Nursing Assistant Week.  BOOST would like to take this time to recognize all of the women and men who commit themselves to patient-centered care by providing critical direct services to

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Assessing Your Personality...How Does the Cookie Crumble?

Assessing Your Personality...How Does the Cookie Crumble?

 

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Medical Simulation Improves Job Readiness Skills

Medical Simulation Improves Job Readiness Skills

 BOOST at Robeson Community College (RCC) aims to better prepare students for healthcare jobs that require highly skilled and competent individuals.  By now most technicians, nursing, medical students, and doctors have had or should have had some experience using medical simulation for training. Whether it be through moulage, task trainers, computer modeling, video, and or simulators. These types of training opportunities are invaluable for students; they gain not only the task knowledge, but also the hands on skill knowledge they need.  At RCC we are able to offer entry-level and advanced healthcare students the ability to practice their skills to mastery through use of peer to peer labs and supplemental classroom instruction.

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A boost from BOOST for local hospice

A boost from BOOST for local hospice

Students Helping Other People, or SHOP, is a student volunteer organization on campus that helps support the community by doing charitable events for needy families or people.  To meet its mission and provide services in our community, we rely on the generosity of our very own students, faculty, and staff here at Robeson Community College.

SHOP began asking for donations for our annual Angel Tree on November 10, 2015. This year, our Angel Tree project benefited families in need of hospice care with Southeastern Hospice. Our wish list tags were placed on the Angel Tree, which was located across from Records and Registration here on campus. The Angel Tree drive lasted until December 10, 2015.  

One of the wish list items specifically requested by Southeastern Hospice was for the Boost supplement drink. SHOP reached out to our BOOST grant staff and students because as part of our medical services team, they knew the unique needs of families in need of hospice care.  Some staff and students may have even touched the lives of these families personally. Our SHOP members thought it would be a great idea to get a little Boost from BOOST, and it greatly helped our cause. As we approached the staff about this themed request, Debra Branch, the Health Sciences Admission Coordinator for BOOST, pointed out that “ sometimes this supplement drink is the only nourishment these patients can hold down”.  Over the course of the drive, a number of cases of Boost were donated to SHOP by BOOST staff - more than are visible under the tree in the photo - and BOOST intends making this a year-long service effort in 2016.

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Healthcare Careers for Veterans

Healthcare Careers for Veterans

Robeson Community College (RCC) recently celebrated two veterans who work within the Workforce Development Division, Michael Anderson and Douglas Lodge. Both are veterans who have transitioned to rewarding careers after retirement from the Armed Services. Mr. Lodge is a Human Resource Development Instructor who works to prepare adults to compete for jobs within the region while Mr. Anderson is Medical Simulation Specialist.

Like RCC most employers recognize the wealth of knowledge and experience veterans possess.  For those of you who are considering a new career after separation from the military GI Jobs April 2015 issue lists 20 Hot Jobs for veterans and among them were healthcare worker. BOOST currently serves many veterans and recruits others who want to pursue a civilian career in healthcare.

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