El Centro/ Northlake-----Spring 07 - page 43

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  1. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from Spill
    I don't know...I'm clueless...I thought there was just one SNA.

    NLC has a chapter, and ECC has a chapter.....separate local SNA's.
  2. by   Spill
    cool thanks Mi'shelle!
  3. by   LKG6
    Good luck you all in 1st and 2nd semester. I want to read your happy posts after the test.
    Katie
  4. by   Spill
    Yang and Jaxia how are clinicals going for you all?

    I had a better experience today, much better than the first day. I'm just not thrilled to be at clinicals...just STRESSED OUT!

    Any advice from 2nd or 3rd sem students would be appreciated on how to fake it until you make it...

    Where are 4th sem students?
  5. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    You have a tough clinical instructor, which makes it hard to enjoy it. Being pregnant is probably playing on your emotions as well.

    Just keep this thought in the back of your head: "We're on the back side of the semester."
  6. by   Yin Yang
    This week was pretty good....I feel like I got to do alot more and was more comfortable with it....the nurses there like us, but not our CI - they've been really good to work with and guide us. My nurse the first week was better, but the floor I was on this time gave me more choices of things to do. I like it, but I got put on prednisone yesterday for a little over a week, and I'm nervous about being in the hospital while on steroids...last time I was on them, I got EVERYTHING I came in contact with. I'll be washing like crazy and showering the instant I get home...lol...Only a few weeks left though...you can do it! At least you get a prize when the semester is over (a bouncing baby boy)! What is it that you don't like about it? Just being really tired and uncomfortable in it?

    Yang
  7. by   Spill
    I think Fun hit it right. My instructor has us all paralyzed with fear. I know a lot of it, is what you make of it. I am trying really hard to learn as much as I can, I just know that it could be just a much better experience. We can't ask ANYONE for help, only her! that's right, don't ask any of the RNs, and definately not a tech, they are below you (her words) So...that really sux when we are in the process of learning!

    I'm dealing with it ok, I didn't break down or anything I just kind of dread clinical day.

    Pregnancy is great though...I have lot of energy still.
  8. by   Yin Yang
    Just hang in there...I will tell that I WILL make a more concerted effort next semester to choose my CI very carefully. I wonder how you get to choose clinical for 2nd semester. Do you still draw a number for lottery, or is choosing based on your class rank? hmmm.... We have test 3 next week. Hopefully it won't be too bad.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Yang
  9. by   LKG6
    I am sorry Spill, I know that your instructor has a bad reputation. Hang in there. The good news is that you (probably) won't have worse instructor in the future. Let us know who will be your choices next semester. Are you going to continue 2nd semester in the fall? I don't remember your due date.
    Katie
  10. by   Spill
    Thanks guys for your encouragement.

    I will continue onto 2nd semester. I'm due July 4! (I hope he comes a little earlier, so I can have more time at home with him, before I hit the grind again in the Fall.

    Yang, good luck on Test #3, we had test 3, last week.

    Only 2 more tests to go in Skills lab and lecture! Woo Hoo!
  11. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Yin Yang
    Just hang in there...I will tell that I WILL make a more concerted effort next semester to choose my CI very carefully. I wonder how you get to choose clinical for 2nd semester. Do you still draw a number for lottery, or is choosing based on your class rank? hmmm.... We have test 3 next week. Hopefully it won't be too bad.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Yang
    For 2nd semester clinical instructor you choose right after you pass the final in 1st semester. You're given an envelope with all of the available clinical instructors and then you mail that in within a given time and you find out in the following few weeks...I think I found out around June. They will let you know the day it will be posted. You put your clinical instructor choices in ranking order and then they randomly draw envelopes and put people together that way. I had Isa for 2nd semester and I looooooved her. Good luck on test 3! It won't be bad!!!
  12. by   Spill
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    For 2nd semester clinical instructor you choose right after you pass the final in 1st semester. You're given an envelope with all of the available clinical instructors and then you mail that in within a given time and you find out in the following few weeks...I think I found out around June. They will let you know the day it will be posted. You put your clinical instructor choices in ranking order and then they randomly draw envelopes and put people together that way. I had Isa for 2nd semester and I looooooved her. Good luck on test 3! It won't be bad!!!

    thank you, I will be getting your insight on the better choices, before I make a decision. You Rock Allison!
  13. by   Spill
    How did test 3 go for you all? Our class avg was a 78...I felt like it was our hardest test so far.

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