Dcccd 2006 - page 22

Anybody thinking about El Centro/ Northlake in the DCCCD for Jan 2006?... Read More

  1. by   a_clay
    Quote from Fun2Care
    If you know you are going to need to work, I would definitely get most if not all of the support courses out of the way. I did that, and I will not be working. (At least that's the plan as of right now.) One, it helps to get you in, two, you don't want other classes to take time out from studying for your nursing classes.



    As for the Spanish, I'm not sure if I know enough. I still need to take the 4th semester of Spanish at DCCCD to have all of the lower levels, then try to CLEP out of the Jr/Sr levels???? OHHHHH NO LO COMPREHENDO!!!!! lol

    I'm a 1 sentence fluent person! LOL ....ok, maybe not 1 sentence, but like I said, I'm not sure if I know enough to CLEP it. I really never did get the past/future/past particple, etc stuff down. I just figure if I say I'm doing something now, the person should know I meant last week!

    I really do need to watch a spanish TV station more often to try to brush up on my spanish.


    Good luck to you with your classes, and your future application!
    Fun2care...where did you take A&P 1 and 2? I see you are at Mt. View now...so am I. I have never gone to this school but I did this semester for A&P because I heard good things about Ms. Silva. I have no idea how to go about this A&P class. It's not like anything I have done..the lectures are on videotape and you just have lab. We have a lab / lecture book written by the guy on the videos and then this 40 lb. textbook...I'm just wondering if I should read this textbook at all. I bought flash cards and a "A&P Made Incredibly Easy" book before school started. I want to utilize my time as best as possible because I do work full time and have another class as well. Any ideas since you have taken A&P already? I would appreciate it! It hasn't even been a week since school started and I am already with a stress headache! So just to let you guys know...my GPA did NOT come easy... when school is in session, I study 7 days a week!
  2. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I took A&P 1 at NLC with Dr. Kelly Sexton...He's a great instructor!

    For A&P 2, I went to MVC & did the lecture video thing during Summer II. I didn't like taking it there. I don't feel like I learned as much as I did with Dr. Sexton.

    The lists that we had for lab for A&P 1 was MAJOR! We hardly had to identify anything for A&P 2. I have seen the lists a few of the systems that needed to be learned from Dr. Sexton, and there was 50% more than what we had to know for A&P 2!

    Ok, I think I'm rambling! lol

    I took pics & made powerpoint quizzes for A&P 1 and 2. So, I think that helped me a bunch. (They are at www.NursingJourney.com.)

    Yes, I study 7 days a week as well. I took Algebra in 2002, not going for my ADN. I made a B, but too scared to take it over. I would want to think I could make an A now, but if I can get in to the ADN program with a 3.77 on my prereqs and a 3.82 on all 17 credits of the support classes, then I'm not going to bother taking algebra over again. I'd rather take classes toward my RN-BSN. (Hence the reason I am taking an accelerated Chemistry 1411, and an accelerated MUSI 1306 this semester.)

    My chem is MW 8-1:50, when are you at MVC?

    Good luck!



    Quote from amyindallas
    Fun2care...where did you take A&P 1 and 2? I see you are at Mt. View now...so am I. I have never gone to this school but I did this semester for A&P because I heard good things about Ms. Silva. I have no idea how to go about this A&P class. It's not like anything I have done..the lectures are on videotape and you just have lab. We have a lab / lecture book written by the guy on the videos and then this 40 lb. textbook...I'm just wondering if I should read this textbook at all. I bought flash cards and a "A&P Made Incredibly Easy" book before school started. I want to utilize my time as best as possible because I do work full time and have another class as well. Any ideas since you have taken A&P already? I would appreciate it! It hasn't even been a week since school started and I am already with a stress headache! So just to let you guys know...my GPA did NOT come easy... when school is in session, I study 7 days a week!
    Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Sep 4, '05
  3. by   momxtres
    Quote from Fun2Care
    If someone has a 4.0 and didn't get in there had to be a reason....maybe they didn't take or pass the NET, maybe their immunizations were not taken care of, didn't have a CPR card, or maybe a physical was not attached.

    Either that, or they were just lying. lol

    ECC told me that the cut off for Fall '05, as you may have read on an earlier post, was 3.77 with 11 support credits.

    Did you just apply? Good luck to you too!
    No, I will be finished with everything in Dec. and will put my app. in for the 2/28 deadline. I went to an information session at ECC in March and heard the same 3.77 with 11 supports. I was just getting a little worried (paranoid). You are right, they might not of had their applications complete which I can't imagine. Why go through all of this and miss something simple like an immunization?
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from momxtres
    No, I will be finished with everything in Dec. and will put my app. in for the 2/28 deadline. I went to an information session at ECC in March and heard the same 3.77 with 11 supports. I was just getting a little worried (paranoid). You are right, they might not of had their applications complete which I can't imagine. Why go through all of this and miss something simple like an immunization?
    Read my earlier post about the girl applying for the second time still not knowing she was supposed to have a CPR card.

    I'm sure some of the denials are from people just not reading.....or maybe their 4.0 was for only 1 class, and not all the pre-reqs?

    Who knows.....
  5. by   a_clay
    Quote from momxtres
    No, I will be finished with everything in Dec. and will put my app. in for the 2/28 deadline. I went to an information session at ECC in March and heard the same 3.77 with 11 supports. I was just getting a little worried (paranoid). You are right, they might not of had their applications complete which I can't imagine. Why go through all of this and miss something simple like an immunization?
    Well I'm sure this happens quite often. With so many things you must have done in order for your application to be 100% complete I'm sure it's not that hard to miss something. Most people are just so focused on the prereqs. that they don't realize all the other stuff is just as important.
  6. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from amyindallas
    Well I'm sure this happens quite often. With so many things you must have done in order for your application to be 100% complete I'm sure it's not that hard to miss something. Most people are just so focused on the prereqs. that they don't realize all the other stuff is just as important.

    I agree. This person may be me, you, or anyone on here. Things happen. So, I'm not really trying to bad mouth this person. I'm just saying things need to be done ahead of time, especially if you have already been denied during one or more application periods.

    However, if I don't get in the first time I apply, I'm not going to wait until 5 days (2 of them being Sat & Sun) before finding out why I wasn't accepted.

    I'm going to make sure I have everything in line before applying again.
  7. by   TXMOM
    Crap, do you think they would deny me for not having the CPR card? I hope they don't, especially since I called and Linda and the Asst dean said it would be ok that I didn't have it with my app, but to do it asap.
    Last edit by TXMOM on Sep 5, '05
  8. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from TXMOM
    Crap, do you think they would deny me for not having the CPR card? I hope they don't, especially since I called and Linda and the Asst dean said it would be ok that I didn't have it with my app, but to do it asap.

    You said that you were putting a note of the date of the class in your application packet. I'm sure that is good. As long as you take it up there, or fax it ASAP afterwards, you should be just fine. (I would take it up there, personally, and make sure it is placed IN your application packet! That's just the type of worry-wort I am. lol)

    So, I'm sure it would all depend on GPA, etc.

    That girl probably had other reasons why she didn't get accepted. She was just naive enough to wait 5 days (actually 3 not counting Sat/Sun) before the next application period ENDED!

    So, calm down, I'm sure you have enough to worry about without adding the stress of the CPR card. :icon_hug:
    Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Sep 5, '05
  9. by   TXMOM
    OK, thanks, I feel better now..I'm just a little on edge waiting for October as I'm sure all of us are ! I hate when I do that, I start doubting myself, Did I do everything right? Did I forget something?

    Ugggh, C'mon October and get here already!
  10. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from TXMOM
    OK, thanks, I feel better now..I'm just a little on edge waiting for October as I'm sure all of us are ! I hate when I do that, I start doubting myself, Did I do everything right? Did I forget something?

    Ugggh, C'mon October and get here already!
    I feel the same way. In fact, I called and asked if a copy of my health record from my high school would be fine b/c I was born in 73, and that's the only record of my MMRs I have.

    They said that would be fine. However, when I got my physical, I got another MMR as a booster. I'll probably go get another one towards the end of this month, just to be safe. I'll just fax that record.

    I should call Linda Anderson tomorrow and talk to her about it. I didn't talk to her or the asst. dean (Charlotte Green), so that made me start to doubt whether or not the school health record was good enough. lol

    At any rate, I'm sure I already have an immunity to mumps, measles & rubella, but ny MD told me that it wouldn't hurt to get another one. (I told him I'd rather get the MMR instead of a titer b/c if it came back that I didn't have MMR antibodies, I would have to take the MMR anyway.)

    So, here I am rambling on again.

    40 days until 10/15!!!!!

    Back to studying chemistry!
  11. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Hey, we're in the 30's now!

    39 days until October 15!!!

    Good luck everyone!
  12. by   sunnyjohn
    TXmom,

    Call Linda Anderson or anyone in the HEALTH OCCUPATION OFFICE, ASAP! I went through a health program at EL centro so I know how "wierd" that office can be. They can drop folks form consideration of admissions for small reasons and even for things they did not do (applications "lost" by office workers, etc). I know this from firsthand experience.

    If You call them you can get it all cleared up before it becomes an issue.
  13. by   TXMOM
    You think I should call even though I already talked to her and Charlotte Green before I turned it in? YIKES!! That is scary!!

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