El Centro students Spring '06 - page 120

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   lady_db_programmer
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    Yes, DCCCD accepts credit-exams like AP and CLEP. You don't get the GPA points for it, but you can test out. I tested out of Comp I and Comp II by taking the SAT II when I was coming out of HS in '96, and they gave me credit for it. IIRC, you can only test out of one.
    If you can only test out of one how did you test out of Comp I and Comp II?

    It seems like we've all had our share of challenges. I never thought I'd see my 18th birthday. I dealt with drive-by shootings, no food, no electricity, and no water. I was seriously depressed and thought that if someone else didn't take me out of my misery, I'd do it myself. It's been a long road, but here I am. The great thing about these forums is that they give us a place to encourage one another. When we are all struggling, it's hard to see a negative attitude.
    Heh, judging by the reaction I've gotten that's sort of obvious. I think people here have already gotten it into their heads that I won't make it, and I haven't even started yet.
  2. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Hi Sunny!
  3. by   JaxiaKiley
    Sorry, I meant that I think you can only test out of one pre-req. Comp II is not a pre-req.

    *WE* haven't gotten it in our heads. It seems like that's what you are saying. You don't come across as very positive at all.
  4. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from Fun2Care
    Hi Sunny!
    Howdy Funnie!

    Congrats on the B

    You'll 'B' an RN in no time with grades like that!
  5. by   Yin Yang
    One thing I've noticed on this site is that everyone makes it by giving each other boosts, but each of us has to be willing to be boosted. It's hard to help pick someone up when they're fighting to stay down. We don't want to be hard on you, but the program will be harder and you have to be willing to be lifted - otherwise, it just lowers everyone else.

    Sorry to rant -

    Kathy
  6. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from lady_db_programmer



    Heh, judging by the reaction I've gotten that's sort of obvious. I think people here have already gotten it into their heads that I won't make it, and I haven't even started yet.
    Coming from someone who has been lurking the past few hours, I am not picking up on comments from people indicating that you are not going to make it. I see a board full of wonderful and supportive people!

    We've all overcome our trials and tribulations and we could fill up this forum if everyone listed their hardships...I know I could.

    I see people who are offering personal information that they may not want everyone to know (hence Sunny saying she was going to delete her post) but they posted that info to relate to you somehow.

    You've got up this brick wall against all of these people who know you can survive this and are only offering their support and kindness until you know you can survive this.
    Last edit by AllyRN82 on Dec 13, '06 : Reason: rephrasing
  7. by   lady_db_programmer
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    Sorry, I meant that I think you can only test out of one pre-req. Comp II is not a pre-req.

    *WE* haven't gotten it in our heads. It seems like that's what you are saying. You don't come across as very positive at all.
    I never said I was.
  8. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from NurseSomeday
    I can relate to exactly what you are saying. I have very low self-esteem and up until considering the RN program, I have nevery finished anything I have ever started. The point is if you do want to become an RN, the ADN program is the fastest route. When I was 1st considering this process, I thought this will take way too long. I am an extremely impatient person. I HATE trying new things. I stayed in the same dead-end job for 17 years before getting up enough nerve to move on. I didn't know if I was smart enough to manage the pre-reqs, but I did it. I worked full-time and finished all the pre-reqs in 1 year with a 4.0 and I'm not an overachiever. If I can do it, anyone can. Yes, the GPA is IMPORTANT and it is stupid that you have to jump thru all the hoops to get into the El Centro program, but overall it's the fastest and least expensive means (that I'm aware of) to becoming an RN. And I am NOT recommending El Centro to anyone. Once you get in, the hoop jumping just continues. If I were you, I would continue researching the programs in the area to find the best fit. If you have the time and money and don't mind doing the BSN (even tho you already have a degree) then TWU provides a much more supportive learning environment than El Centro. You have to ask yourself if this is something your comfortable giving up on. Is this something you will regret 5 years from now? If so, then I would get started ASAP. It goes by sooooo quickly and once your in the program, it is over before you know it! Good luck on making this important decision.

    Hey Christy!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I know who you are from school

    I hope we get clinicals together next semester! :spin:
  9. by   JaxiaKiley
    Sunny, I think we all need to take you up on the offer you made to me
  10. by   lady_db_programmer
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    Coming from someone who has been lurking the past few hours, I am not picking up on comments from people indicating that you are not going to make it. I see a board full of wonderful and supportive people! We've all overcome our trial and tribulations and we could fill up this forum if everyone listed their hardships. I see people who are offering personal information that they may not want everyone to know (hence Sunny saying she was going to delete her post) but they posted that info to relate to you somehow. You've got up this brick wall against all of these people who know you can survive this and are only offering their support and kindness......
    I do appreciate it, but I feel that I'm being attacked for not being a ray of sunshine when I feel I'm simply being realistic. It's also embarrassing to have to explain to people over and over why a BSN program is NOT on the cards for me. I have looked at every program in north Texas that I can find, and there are no BSN programs that are realistic because my GPA will keep me out. It isn't a question of not giving up, or being determined, or having a positive attitude. If the minimum requirement is a 3.0 and you have a 2.5, no amount of positive thinking or wishing will change that. That is what I am trying to say. I have actually contacted every school except TWU and I've been honest about my UG record, and each and every one of them have told me to forget it and to not waste my time applying, and they've all suggested that I go the ADN route instead.

    So please, please don't ask me to explain this again, and please nobody suggest a BSN program. It's depressing because if someone suggests it I feel I have to address it, otherwise they probably feel like I'm ignoring what they said and then they get offended, and then things get more difficult.

    Hard to be positive right now.
  11. by   sunnyjohn
    Lady_db,

    If you re-do all the pre-reqs, will that be enough to lift your 2.5 to a 3.0?

    That way you can apply to EC/NL and the 2nd degree programs at TWU and TCU....

    I know th more credit you ahve the ahrder it is to move your GPA statistically, but I was just wondering.

    Don't worry, you be depressed for a bit. Of course we will all keep brainsrotming until we come up with a solution to your problem. We are a determined bunch of meddlers!
  12. by   sunnyjohn
    Soultion #2

    What about getting your LVN and bridging over to the RN?

    You can probably find an LVN program in DFW that would take you regardless of your GPA.

    THE COMMUTER is a poster on allnurses and an LVN in DFW. She went to an expensive school in California and STILL makes enough money in Fort Worth to afford her mortgage, pay her loans, pay for her RN bridge and live comfortably!

    ISU (Indiana State) has an LVN-BSN/RN bridge that a few LVN nurse at Baylor-Irving are enrolled in.
  13. by   Yin Yang
    I will say that Brookhaven might be difficult to get into for you simply because, if you make it to interview, they want to see the most positive Polly you can imagine, not only about what you can do, but how you can help others in your class through teamwork, support, etc.

    Kathy

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