El Centro/ Northlake-----Spring 07 - page 52

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
    I was in there with her...we were both standing by the door, Jaxia leaning on the counter sort of, me behind her. She was wearing a jacket over a purple shirt, brown ponytail, I was in a grey t-shirt and jeans, blond ponytail. I swear, sometimes I think we should wear nametags...here are our choices for 2nd semester, and we're looking for good feedback and advice!
    Pritchett - Parkland w/ Trammell for peds
    Trammell - Med City w/ Pritchett for OB, Isa for MS & OB
    Smith - Med Ctr Plano
    Isa - Presby w/ Trammell for Peds
    Isa - Charlton w/ Trammell for Peds.
    Help me rank them guys!! My PMs are open....lol

    Yang
  2. by   Spill
    Woo Hoo----we did it! We made it! 1 down, 3 to go!
  3. by   Yin Yang
    So now we 3 need to get together...any ideas on a good place to meet up?

    Yang
  4. by   DreamBelieveSucceed
    Hey guys - I'm going into 3rd semester and wanted to give info on 2nd semester stuff!

    To be real honest I don't think you can go wrong with anybody you pick for clinicals. In the one choice you go to 3 different hospitals - Med City for Pedi with Trammell, Parkland for L&D and nursery with Pritchett, and Presby with Isa for Med/Surg. If you are OK with moving around and don't need consistency to be comfortable then I've heard it is a great rotation - you get to see different places and get a feel of where you like. Others went to Plano and really loved it and said it was a wonderful hospital with great staff. I really enjoyed Parkland - the teacher, the experience, and the staff. Lots to see and do at Parkland - especially in L&D and nursery!! Trust me - if you have had Mesq. or TSH this semester - don't be discouraged and think that nurses at all hospitals are so mean and rude! Parkland and Medical City had AWESOME nurses that enjoy teaching new nurses anything and everything.

    Enjoy your summer and good luck with your selections!
  5. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I agree about Parkland. I really enjoyed clinicals there.


    Congrats to all.
  6. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Yin Yang
    I was in there with her...we were both standing by the door, Jaxia leaning on the counter sort of, me behind her. She was wearing a jacket over a purple shirt, brown ponytail, I was in a grey t-shirt and jeans, blond ponytail. I swear, sometimes I think we should wear nametags...here are our choices for 2nd semester, and we're looking for good feedback and advice!
    Pritchett - Parkland w/ Trammell for peds
    Trammell - Med City w/ Pritchett for OB, Isa for MS & OB
    Smith - Med Ctr Plano
    Isa - Presby w/ Trammell for Peds
    Isa - Charlton w/ Trammell for Peds.
    Help me rank them guys!! My PMs are open....lol

    Yang
    Dangit! I can't believe you were there too!!!!! Geez. Yes- name tags when you're at El Centro!!!

    Here would be MY ranking:
    1) Isa- Presby w/ Trammell for Peds (Presby is a GREAT hospital and Trammell and Isa both are AWESOME)
    2)Isa - Charlton w/ Trammell for Peds (Charlton wasn't my favorite hospital but Isa is worth the drive. and once again, Trammell rocks!)
    3) Smith- Medical Center of Plano (kind of a drive out there but Smith is a GREAT teacher)
    4) Trammell - Medical City w/ Pritchett for OB, Isa for MS & OB (Medical City is a WONDERFUL hospital! Being there for Peds is what made me what to get into Peds!!)
    5) Pritchett - Parkland Trammel- peds (I've heard good and very bad things about Pritchett but I've not had her which is why I'm putting her so far down...some others may have another opinion)

    Like I said, it's only my opinion. I'm sure there are people out there with differing opinions. That would just be my personal choice...I hope that helps..let me know if you want/need to know more!
  7. by   Yin Yang
    Thanks everyone...I appreciate the info. It's hard to decide!! Congrats to you all too!

    Yang
  8. by   Spill
    ok PM me people- if you need to. I need help!

    Here are the choices for NLC:
    1-Smith, Charlton
    2-Jutte, Med. City
    3-Trammell, Med City
    4-Field, Scottish Rite
    5-Edson, Parkland
  9. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I'll PM you, Spill.
  10. by   the_old_guy
    I can't take micro this summer, I have to take the HPRS and I can't quit my job until the semester starts and I'm afraid taking both will not allow me to focus on my job which isn't fair to my employer. Ya'll please let me know what you'd do since you are there and can testify to the schedule and amount of work. I will not be working at all while in the program. Thanks very much for your replies!
    Last edit by the_old_guy on May 7, '07
  11. by   the_old_guy
    Maybe I'm a dork, but I thought you had to have Micro done by the end of your first semester? I better go read again!
  12. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    You may be able to get it where you can take it later.

    I think it's by the end of the 2nd semester, but if you start in the Fall, you can't take it during the next summer.



    If you start in the Winter, you have the summer in between 1st and 2nd semesters.




    It's doable. Like I posted before, others have done it. They didn't make perfect grades to my knowledge, but they are now through with Micro and still going strong through the program.
  13. by   Yin Yang
    It is by the end of the 2nd semester. As long as you pass it, you'll be fine. You do what you have to do and it would be hard to work and take it along with the HPRS over the summer. You'll be fine as long as you are committed to it.

    Take care,

    Yang

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