El Centro/ Northlake-----Spring 07 - page 14

congratulations! to everyone that is starting in january! i'm so excited to meet everyone-please introduce yourself! :wavey: :groupwelcome:... Read More

  1. by   Yin Yang
    Welcome to over here Amy! lol. We all lurk in all the El Centro forums anyways, but you didn't know what you were missing! lol. I know what you mean about it not quite sinking in yet. It has taken until this last week for me. Enjoy the last couple of days!

    Take care,

    Kathy
  2. by   Spill
    Hi Amy, Married life is great! It's been one week and one day already!

    I'm trying to get all my school stuff organized. Looks like I will have Mondays and Tuesdays off of school. Although I see where there is a mandatory meeting for us all next Monday.

    This is pretty exciting-something we've worked so hard to do is ACTUALLY going to happen this week! I'm really psyched! I know at the welcome back party the upperclassman spent most of the meeting trying to scare the crap out of us first semster nursing students. If we all just work hard and help one another, we'll make it just fine!

    Everyone enjoy this last day off!
  3. by   a_clay
    Glad to hear things are going well for you Spill. Was this info. about the mandatory meeting next Monday on the schedule on the B.B. at NL?
    Last edit by a_clay on Jan 14, '07
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    It's good to listen to the horror stories, but don't take anything to heart.


    (Except the unorganization.) haha



    Everyone forms their own opinion. 1st semester wasn't a walk in the park, but good grades are doable.


    Overall, stress and all....I loved it. I'm excited about 2nd semester, and I hope it's as good (if not better) than the 1st!



    Once again, good luck to all of y'all!


    (You will have at least 2 mandatory meetings @ ECC. One is an orientation, the other is the wound care seminar. Why they don't do that via video is beyond me. ha)
  5. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Spill

    This is pretty exciting-something we've worked so hard to do is ACTUALLY going to happen this week! I'm really psyched! I know at the welcome back party the upperclassman spent most of the meeting trying to scare the crap out of us first semster nursing students. If we all just work hard and help one another, we'll make it just fine!
    I'm glad you're enjoying married life

    Yeah- I know what you mean about upperclassmen. Being one of them, I don't know why others try to make this program seem so scary. Yeah it's a lot of hard work but all nursing programs are that way and if you can read what we've been writing on these boards and you're still interested, then you're going to do GREAT!

    Good luck to everyone this week!
  6. by   Yin Yang
    I'm spending today packing my backpack and getting everything together. Do we need to bring anything special to the first day of skills lab? I saw the post of what Northlake students need to bring, but does anybody know if ECC is pretty much the same? I'd hate to be unprepared the first day! LOL. But, I also don't want to cart tons of unnecessary stuff on the light rail and look like a homeless person toting around all my worldly possessions. Everybody post how their first day goes.

    Take care!

    Kathy
  7. by   LKG6
    Quote from kathygalt
    But, I also don't want to cart tons of unnecessary stuff on the light rail and look like a homeless person toting around all my worldly possessions.
    :roll Sooooooo funny.
    2nd semester you also have to carry your needles and IV stuff.
    Katie
  8. by   Spill
    Quote from amyindallas
    Glad to hear things are going well for you Spill. Was this info. about the mandatory meeting next Monday on the schedule on the B.B. at NL?
    Yes, I made a copy of the schedule---shhh, I ripped it off the board and ran to a nearby copier****
    next Monday 1/22, *ALL RNSG 1460 MANDATORY RESOUCES MEETING AT ECC (1:30-5:30)
    The next meeting isn't until week 6 and it will be the same time but at Baylor Hospital.
  9. by   Yin Yang
    Does ECC attend these meetings also?? hmmm.
  10. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from LKG6
    :roll Sooooooo funny.
    2nd semester you also have to carry your needles and IV stuff.
    Katie
    I bought a tackle box for my stuff. 2nd semester also needs to bring the IV stuff too? I thought that wouldn't be used until the end of the semester?






    I agree Kathy..lol...I wouldn't want to get on the train with my worldly possessions either. (Especially 2nd semester with a bunch of syringes and needles in a clear bag.)




    Spill....congrats. I wish you both the best!
  11. by   Yin Yang
    Truly...I called the police last week when I was riding the train coming back from ECC. Some crazy lady screaming on the phone and cussing...of course people were staring at her! She chose to yell at me to stay out of her business and threatening us...lol. I simply called the Dart police. They escorted her off the train at the Arapaho station...lol. If some of those folks see you with a clear bag of needles and stuff, they'd mug you I bet! Good lord. You'd think they could give us a place at school to store our supplies. Do you need anything special (login passwords, etc.) to get online at ECC, or is it an open wifi?

    Kathy
  12. by   LKG6
    Quote from Fun2Care
    I bought a tackle box for my stuff. 2nd semester also needs to bring the IV stuff too? I thought that wouldn't be used until the end of the semester?
    I used a tackle box for my sharps, too. You do IV at the end but at one point you have to give the lab one of you IV bag so you all can use them during check off.

    Do you have your first lecture tomorrow? Let us know how Ms. J. doing in class (after her surgery). I wish she taught our lecture, too. She is such a funny and happy person.
    Katie
  13. by   Yin Yang
    I have my old veterinary tacklebox that I kept my "personal crisis/crash kit" in at home, but it's too big to cart around on the light rail. Maybe I can find just a small plastic container that will fit in my backpack.

    Kathy

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