EL CENTRO ADN - 1st semester

  1. 0 Hey guys, just a couple of curious questions for any of the ADN students it El Centro now.

    1. What color scrub pants do we wear?
    2. Can we buy the black Landau clog like shoes (they have a back on them), or do the shoes have to have laces?
    3. Books - how soon will we be able to buy our books so I can start reading over the summer. I am hoping we will be able to get them sooner than later.
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  3. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    Moving to TN Nursing PRogram forum.
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  4. Visit  iCme2 profile page
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    I'm at Northlake but...

    1. ceil blue top with black bottoms. (you can save money by buying your own black bottoms instead of paying Majors' price)
    2. Doesn't matter what shoe as long as it is black.
    3. The sooner the better....to start reading (They had already advised us to spend our summer reading for 2nd semester)
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    Quote from iCme2
    I'm at Northlake but...

    1. ceil blue top with black bottoms. (you can save money by buying your own black bottoms instead of paying Majors' price)
    2. Doesn't matter what shoe as long as it is black.
    3. The sooner the better....to start reading (They had already advised us to spend our summer reading for 2nd semester)
    Thank you so much for your reply iCme2 I appreciate it !!

    Does NL and ECC have the same instructors? If so, which ones would you recommend? Which hospital were you at?
  6. Visit  iCme2 profile page
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    No problem ajpesina. Both campuses share instructors. Unfortunately you do not get a choice on who your instructors are. You will be assigned one. In addition, you will not get to pick your clinical site either (unless you get lucky). You will however, have some choice over that matter by putting down which site you prefer. I preferred Parkland (so did everyone else) but by the time they called my number (randomly), Parkland was all taken, so was my other prefered choices. In other words, if you're called last to pick your site, you may just be stuck at your least favored site.

    There is one thing you must keep in mind here. DO NOT MAKE AN ENEMY OUT OF YOUR INSTRUCTOR. Befriend them!!!
    I can see you are going to do well... Nursing exams are not like your AnP or micro exams, you have to think critically-not just memorize facts. Read, comprehend, apply.

    Try this site:
    Group: Fortis Nursing Cohort | Quizlet
    Pick Ruth's test. This is how our tests are structured. As a matter of fact, some of those questions were actually on our test!

    Another thing, lots of negativity goes around. You'll need to stay focus. Students are so spoiled, they think just because they pay for the program they can expect perfection. Don't get caught up in that crowd. My clinical cohort was that way. You must know that you are entering this program with many issues-especially this Fall semester 1 class. The program has changed again and you guys are the experiment. Again, stay focus and keep up with the readings. You will learn to overcome adversity and become an even better person. This is part of your nursing experience.

    https://blackboard2.dcccd.edu/bbcswe...ish_I_Knew.pdf
  7. Visit  ajpesina profile page
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    Thank you SO much for all the helpful info (and send anymore that you can think of)
    I am taking patho over the summer in hopes that it will help me better with care plans, etc.
    I also got a dosage calculations work book to start working out those types of problems.

    Thank you again !!!! Anissa
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    Quote from iCme2
    No problem ajpesina. Both campuses share instructors. Unfortunately you do not get a choice on who your instructors are. You will be assigned one. In addition, you will not get to pick your clinical site either (unless you get lucky). You will however, have some choice over that matter by putting down which site you prefer. I preferred Parkland (so did everyone else) but by the time they called my number (randomly), Parkland was all taken, so was my other prefered choices. In other words, if you're called last to pick your site, you may just be stuck at your least favored site.

    There is one thing you must keep in mind here. DO NOT MAKE AN ENEMY OUT OF YOUR INSTRUCTOR. Befriend them!!!
    I can see you are going to do well... Nursing exams are not like your AnP or micro exams, you have to think critically-not just memorize facts. Read, comprehend, apply.

    Try this site:
    Group: Fortis Nursing Cohort | Quizlet
    Pick Ruth's test. This is how our tests are structured. As a matter of fact, some of those questions were actually on our test!

    Another thing, lots of negativity goes around. You'll need to stay focus. Students are so spoiled, they think just because they pay for the program they can expect perfection. Don't get caught up in that crowd. My clinical cohort was that way. You must know that you are entering this program with many issues-especially this Fall semester 1 class. The program has changed again and you guys are the experiment. Again, stay focus and keep up with the readings. You will learn to overcome adversity and become an even better person. This is part of your nursing experience.

    https://blackboard2.dcccd.edu/bbcswebdav/pid-1612042-dt-content-rid-10533905_1/orgs/ECC-NURSING-INNV-GRANT/I Wish I Knew ......./I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now/I_Wish_I_Knew.pdf


    the link above for blackboard didn't let me open it up - said it was "restricted" for some reason.
  9. Visit  iCme2 profile page
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    If you want to PM me your email addee, I can email it to you along with our lecture syllabus so you can start reading...
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    Quote from iCme2
    If you want to PM me your email addee, I can email it to you along with our lecture syllabus so you can start reading...

    I just send that email to you in a PM Thank you again.
  11. Visit  KATB profile page
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    Quote from ajpesina
    I just send that email to you in a PM Thank you again.
    Good morning! Can I get in on this email, please? Thank you!
  12. Visit  KATB profile page
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    Hello iCme2,
    I will also be in the Fall ADN program, can you tell us how your first semester went? I am very nervous about it....
  13. Visit  meganh2319 profile page
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    Ohhh! Can I get in on this email too? I'd love to get a head start on anything if I can!

    I can send my email address in a PM
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    Quote from KATB
    Hello iCme2,
    I will also be in the Fall ADN program, can you tell us how your first semester went? I am very nervous about it....
    I just graduated from this program last week, the first semester was cake! My number one piece of advice is to print your objective sheets and use them to study. No matter what your instructor says in class, the test questions have to relate to the material on the objectives.

    I can answer most questions anyone has about the lecture side of the program, it can be scary going in to nursing school not knowing what to expect. I can also email stuff from blackboard (objectives, forms, skills check offs etc.), I still have access to all 4 semesters.

    Good luck everyone!


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