El Centro students Spring '06 - page 100

i know some of us have received our letters so i was wondering who else i will be making this journey with for the next 2 years. :wavey: my name is allison shaffer and it's nice to meet... Read More

  1. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from LKG6
    I am one step closer to 3rd semester. :hatparty: I passed my final check off.
    Katie
    Congrats!!!! I think my check off is Dec. 6th
  2. by   LKG6
    Thanks Guys. I had to do a urethral and insulin. It was very easy but I lost some points on documentation. Maybe I should take the extra documentation class at ECC. I heard that there was somebody in 4th semester who failed due to her poor documenatation skill.
    Katie
  3. by   a_clay
    Brianna,

    GOOD LUCK to you! I am glad that you did NOT drop. Hang in there - I think you'll be fine!

    Amy



    Quote from Brie2200
    Congrats!!!! I think my check off is Dec. 6th
  4. by   a_clay
    Katie,

    Maybe this is old news but did you recently have a B-day?

    More about this documentation class....would this be recommended for someone like my self that hasn't started yet or would it be better to wait until I have at least been to the hospital and see if I even need help in this area? Yesterday I signed up for the Keys to Success class in Jan. right before the semester starts.

    Amy


    Quote from LKG6
    Thanks Guys. I had to do a urethral and insulin. It was very easy but I lost some points on documentation. Maybe I should take the extra documentation class at ECC. I heard that there was somebody in 4th semester who failed due to her poor documenatation skill.
    Katie
    Last edit by a_clay on Nov 22, '06
  5. by   LKG6
    Quote from amyindallas
    Maybe this is old news but did you recently have a B-day?

    More about this documentation class....would this be recommended for someone like my self that hasn't started yet or would it be better to wait until I have at least been to the hospital and see if I even need help in this area? Yesterday I signed up for the Keys to Success class in Jan. right before the semester starts.
    Yes, I had my B-day 2 weeks ago.

    I took the care plan class at ECC during my first semester and it was a great workshop class. I am thinking about taking the documentation class, too.
    These one day cont. ed. classes are offered several times during the semesters. So you can wait and see if you need to take any classes.

    Katie
  6. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from LKG6
    Yes, I had my B-day 2 weeks ago.

    I took the care plan class at ECC during my first semester and it was a great workshop class. I am thinking about taking the documentation class, too.
    These one day cont. ed. classes are offered several times during the semesters. So you can wait and see if you need to take any classes.

    Katie
    Did I say happy birthday to you? I think I did. If not...hope it was a great one!


    As far as the classes go...I didn't take any of them, and I am making the same/better/worse than those that did take one/both. I guess some people really benefit from it, others don't.

    I'm sure the keys to success probably wouldn't hurt any...except your pocket book. HAHAHA


    Do what you feel is best for yourself, Amy. If the only regret would be a loss of a little bit of money & a wasted Saturday, then at least you can say you tried.
  7. by   mysterious_one
    Amy,
    I took the Keys to Success Class, you will learn something about how to answer those critical thinking questions , which was good and you will also learn how to format an APA style paper, which I never had to do before. So it did help me. I also took the math course, which I personally thought I probably could have done without, the only good thing was , I had the test out of the way before everyone else. Also , the care plan class was very helpfull to me, because no one will really explain to you , how to write those. I guess they expect you to figure that out on your own :chuckle . Also I recommend you get yourself a good care plan book. Many recommend "Nursing Diagnosis Handbook" by Ackley, any addition is fine, I bought mine on Amazon for $ 5.00.
    I have not taken the documentation class, and I am not sure if I will , but as said , they will offer these classes continuously.
    Oh by the way, when you do decide to take the care plan class, make sure it is one for 1st. semester. I was not aware that she has them geared towards specific semesters. When I was in there it was actually for 2nd. but she still taught us allot.
  8. by   a_clay
    Thank you so much mysterious_one for your input! So far I have just signed up for the Keys to Success class, which was only $39.00. I didn't think that was too bad.

    I actually just recently bought the "Nursing Diagnosis Handbook" by Ackley (latest edition I think). I also have "Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual" and another nursing care plans book along with 4-5 different NCLEX style review books or CD's. I hope all these help!

    Good luck to you and thanks again!

    Amy


    Quote from mysterious_one
    Amy,
    I took the Keys to Success Class, you will learn something about how to answer those critical thinking questions , which was good and you will also learn how to format an APA style paper, which I never had to do before. So it did help me. I also took the math course, which I personally thought I probably could have done without, the only good thing was , I had the test out of the way before everyone else. Also , the care plan class was very helpfull to me, because no one will really explain to you , how to write those. I guess they expect you to figure that out on your own :chuckle . Also I recommend you get yourself a good care plan book. Many recommend "Nursing Diagnosis Handbook" by Ackley, any addition is fine, I bought mine on Amazon for $ 5.00.
    I have not taken the documentation class, and I am not sure if I will , but as said , they will offer these classes continuously.
    Oh by the way, when you do decide to take the care plan class, make sure it is one for 1st. semester. I was not aware that she has them geared towards specific semesters. When I was in there it was actually for 2nd. but she still taught us allot.
  9. by   a_clay
    Katie,

    I know it's a little late but Happy belated Birthday!

    Amy


    Quote from LKG6
    Yes, I had my B-day 2 weeks ago.

    I took the care plan class at ECC during my first semester and it was a great workshop class. I am thinking about taking the documentation class, too.
    These one day cont. ed. classes are offered several times during the semesters. So you can wait and see if you need to take any classes.

    Katie
  10. by   AllyRN82
    Katie-

    Happy belated Birthday!

    I'm sorry I went right past it! I almost forgot my own birthday lol
  11. by   SMARTY_RN
    Congrats to all the El Centro students.....I gradated in May 2005 with t Brookhaven Program. They have awesome instructors there. I know a few El Centro instructors........Must have instructors = Mrs. Darrensbourg, Dr Ann
    Must NOT have instructors= Ms Blossie Chapman, she makes the terminator look like an angel........If you guys have any questions or info please ask......I still have some books I am not sure if they are outdated for your courses but I would be happy to check for who ever is interested. I know it can be very expensive......................

    Good Luck and hang in there......Oh and during your spare time....start looking over Hessi material now......


    smarty_RN
  12. by   SMARTY_RN
    Oh and another thing.....Please know your own study skills and what works for you......Dont listen to what everyone else tells you. I always studied better alone and some people work better with groups. Always have a support group.....no matter what. Don't hesitate to ask your instructors for individual help, they understand better when they see that you are trying..........

    smarty_RN
  13. by   AllyRN82
    Hi Smarty RN! :groupwelcome:

    Thank you so much for your input! I definitely agree with what you said about study the way that works for you. I don't do well with study groups either...

    I had Ms Darensbourg in 1st semester and she really was a sweet lady.

    Congratulations on your graduation! :spin:

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