Dcccd 2006 - page 29

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

  1. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I'd rather "be bothered" with it every year, and *KNOW* I remember how to do it, than to do it every 2 years and wonder if I will remember what to do, if the need is there.

    It is so important. I don't see it as a thing to gripe about. However, sitting in class is a nuisance. :chuckle

    There always seems to be at least one person you pray that he/she isn't the one that is around if you ever need CPR.

    ...but, I guess some training is better than no training at all.



    Quote from gauge14iv
    The reason the CPR cards are only good for a year is because the HOSPITALS require them to be renewed every year - including any students who are doing rotations there. Even housekeeping, admitting, pharmacy and non-direct patient care staff have to have annual CPR in most hospitals. That's why DCCCD requires you to renew them every year. It isn't their fault
  2. by   Shanna349
    Quote from gauge14iv
    The reason the CPR cards are only good for a year is because the HOSPITALS require them to be renewed every year - including any students who are doing rotations there. Even housekeeping, admitting, pharmacy and non-direct patient care staff have to have annual CPR in most hospitals. That's why DCCCD requires you to renew them every year. It isn't their fault
    Im not putting anyone at fault for it. I actually totally agree with it. I was just expressing what I heard most of my class complain about when renewal time approached. I understand 100% with the reasoning of hospitals and schools requiring the annual renewal as opposed to the bi-annual date thats on the card.
    I think what happened was the bomb about CPR renewal was dropped on us when we were already forking out so much money and we weren't given time to prepare. But then again, I've learned that asking for a nursing school without surprises is well....asking FAR too much hahaha
  3. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from Shanna349
    Im not putting anyone at fault for it. I actually totally agree with it. I was just expressing what I heard most of my class complain about when renewal time approached. I understand 100% with the reasoning of hospitals and schools requiring the annual renewal as opposed to the bi-annual date thats on the card.
    I think what happened was the bomb about CPR renewal was dropped on us when we were already forking out so much money and we weren't given time to prepare. But then again, I've learned that asking for a nursing school without surprises is well....asking FAR too much hahaha
    I have just decide to go into the whole thing with my wallet wide open. Every time you turn around you are going to have to fork over a wad of cash. I'm VERY cheap so I've prepared myself for the trauma of an empty wallet! lol
  4. by   sunnyjohn
    18 days from OCTOBER 15TH!!!
  5. by   gauge14iv
    I know they try to warn ya that you will have to shell out...they dont do a very good job do they? It isnt just DCCCD, its every nursing school anywhere for the most part.

    Some schools put together a list of all the expenses for books and uniforms and stuff and break them down each semester for you. Maybe you guys could put together a list like that to share with future students.
  6. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from gauge14iv
    I know they try to warn ya that you will have to shell out...they dont do a very good job do they? It isnt just DCCCD, its every nursing school anywhere for the most part.

    Some schools put together a list of all the expenses for books and uniforms and stuff and break them down each semester for you. Maybe you guys could put together a list like that to share with future students.
    DCCD gives you a list that outlines expenses for each semester.

    Of course little things (that cost a few hundred dollars) always seem to pop up!

    Oh well, It will be worth it in the end.

    I'll make the money back when I start working
  7. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    El Centro/North Lake has a list like that included with the application. I'm not sure about Brookhaven.

    However, tell me what school, in your WHOLE life, hasn't asked for further "dishin' out the dough"? LOL



    Quote from gauge14iv
    I know they try to warn ya that you will have to shell out...they dont do a very good job do they? It isnt just DCCCD, its every nursing school anywhere for the most part.

    Some schools put together a list of all the expenses for books and uniforms and stuff and break them down each semester for you. Maybe you guys could put together a list like that to share with future students.
  8. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from lalajenn
    I am also going to try to apply at the DCCCD for the nursing program. I am only needing A&P I which I am taking right now. I am in the process of getting all of the shots that I need and just did my physical today. I did the CPR class at El Centro last Friday. It was pretty easy. Just a very long day though since it is pretty much all day. It does go by pretty fast though. I also heard the teachers at El Centro are hard. One person told me the reason why they are hard is because they use to be nurses in the military so they have that military mentality going on with the yelling and everything. I just now need to get my shots done and finish A&P I and I will turn in my application. I will be going to the information session on the 11th of July. Anyone going that day? My first choice will be El Centro and second choice is Northlake. El Centro is just a straight shot down I-30 for me. Not looking forward to the parking though. Good luck to everyone!!!

    Jenn


    Hey Jenn, I have applied at El Centro for my first choice and NL my second. Hopefully we will get into our first choice Do you live in the Dallas area? There are ways around the parking. For going to El Centro you get a DART pass and you can take the rail in. The rail drops off just a block away from the school. It's really nice so you don't have to deal with parking or driving.

    Anyway, keep me posted on whether you get accepted. I will let you know as well!!
  9. by   lalajenn
    Hi! I live in Rowlett so I am right by I-30. I like that it is a straight shot to El Centro. I was thinking of the DART rail but than again I also like to have a vehicle right by me in case anything pops up and not have to wait for the rail to come and take me. I believe El Centro does have parking passes where you can get a discounted price for parking. Do you live close to El Centro? I will let you know too and good luck to you!! Hopefully we will both be accepted!! I am getting so nervous!!

    Quote from faceinbooks82
    Hey Jenn, I have applied at El Centro for my first choice and NL my second. Hopefully we will get into our first choice Do you live in the Dallas area? There are ways around the parking. For going to El Centro you get a DART pass and you can take the rail in. The rail drops off just a block away from the school. It's really nice so you don't have to deal with parking or driving.

    Anyway, keep me posted on whether you get accepted. I will let you know as well!!
  10. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Hi and welcome to Allnurses.com, faceinbooks82!

    My first choice is NLC b/c I live in the Arlington/Mansfield area.

    Good luck to you!
  11. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from lalajenn
    Hi! I live in Rowlett so I am right by I-30. I like that it is a straight shot to El Centro. I was thinking of the DART rail but than again I also like to have a vehicle right by me in case anything pops up and not have to wait for the rail to come and take me. I believe El Centro does have parking passes where you can get a discounted price for parking. Do you live close to El Centro? I will let you know too and good luck to you!! Hopefully we will both be accepted!! I am getting so nervous!!
    Hello! I live in Deep Ellum right outside of downtown. I work smack in the middle of downtown and right next door to El Centro. I am getting SO nervous! I really hope we can both get accepted. Where did you take your pre-reqs.? I took everything at El Centro. I applied last year but I had received a B in A&P. The only B on my WHOLE transcript so I didn't get in. I retook it and passed with flying colors. I am hoping I got everything. I am just worried I didn't fill something out right and all this and that.

    I have a friend that just started this semester and she had to quit her job because it was too much to work and go through the program. I am hoping I won't have to do that!!!

    Hopefully we can become study buddies!!!
  12. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Fun2Care
    Hi and welcome to Allnurses.com, faceinbooks82!

    My first choice is NLC b/c I live in the Arlington/Mansfield area.

    Good luck to you!
    Thank you Nice to meet you!

    I would go to NL but my husband and I share a car and I wouldn't be able to consistently make it to NLC. It's a beautiful campus though!!

    I grew up in the Arlington/Mansfield area! Right off of Sublett and Cooper.

    This wait is driving me NUTS! Good luck to you!!!!
    __________________________________________________ _______

    Has anyone joined Phi Theta Kappa at your college? I am currently VP of Service for the el Centro chapter and it's a great thing to be a part of especially if you want to transfer to further your nursing education. They give out awesome scholarships. I would look into it if you haven't already!
  13. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I'm getting worried. So many of y'all have 4.0's! The only thing I have going for me is that I have all of my supporting classes as well.

    I'm wondering if I need to think up a new signature......."Fall '06 Nursing Student...150 Days to find out!" ugggggh I hope not!

    ...AND....if I do have to wait, I still will have a 3.77 b/c I'm not taking Algebra over again this semester. So, I may not get in for Fall.

    Oh, this is driving me batty as well!! I'm wondering if I will get in, and if I do get in where will I get in.

    More than likely with a 4.0, if ECC is your first choice, you will not have a problem getting in at ECC. NLC only takes 40 of the 110, so it's harder to get into NLC, especially with a 3.77.


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