El Centro students Spring '06 - page 125

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   AllyRN82
    Thank you Mi'Shelle! I hope this nasty weather isn't any indication of how I will do on the exam hahaha. I am fully prepared to do case studies over the winter break and I think everyone is at this point.
  2. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    Thank you Mi'Shelle! I hope this nasty weather isn't any indication of how I will do on the exam hahaha. I am fully prepared to do case studies over the winter break and I think everyone is at this point.


    Is the weather bad?
  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    .....Just extremely foggy out.


    It's suppose to burn off pretty soon and be partly cloudy and warm today.
  4. by   sitesonRN
    Hello everyone,

    I have posted her a couple of times so you may/may not recognize me. I am starting at BHC next month and I am getting so excited.

    I am trying to pick up a few things to make NS a little easier and I have totally appreciated all the "wish lists" and advise that I have seen in your posts.

    HERE IS MY QUESTION...can anyone recomend a laptop, PDA, voice recorder, etc. that is cohesive to NS? One concern that I have on the voice recorder is... if my lecture is in a large lecture hall (I don't know yet), I want a recorder that will have clear playback.

    OR, if there is a brand/model to stay away from.


    I love the support and friendship that y'all have for each other and I hope that BHC NS will be just as awesome as you!

    Good luck on those HESI's!!!
  5. by   a_clay
    Allison,

    Good luck on HESI! At least you will know once you leave whether you passed or not, so that's a good thing. What is the passing score? Didn't they use to make you repeat the semester is you failed HESI? I would rather do casestudies than repeat the whole semester. Let us know how it goes.

    Amy

    Quote from faceinbooks82
    BTW- I found out that there are 110 questions on HESI and that the faculty was able to choose which ones to test us on based on what we've learned so far so that's a little good news. The reason why it's supposed to last so long is because we're going to review the ones we missed right after we get our score. I really don't think I'll need 4 hours to take a 110 question test and review it. It only took me about 39 minutes to take the 100 question final which is probably not a good thing but oh well....I was sitting at a B no matter what

    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE TAKING HESI TODAY!! I just can't wait to get my dang break started!!
  6. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    Thank you Mi'Shelle! I hope this nasty weather isn't any indication of how I will do on the exam hahaha. I am fully prepared to do case studies over the winter break and I think everyone is at this point.
    I'm prepared to do case studies too!!!! I didn't really study like I should have because I started my break early because I only had this week to myself...

    My wintermester starts today and I won't be there.... I let my instructor know that I have to take the HESI and he seemed pretty cool about it. Good luck Allison and Katie!!!!

    -Brianna
  7. by   mysterious_one
    I am praying for you guys and that Hesi test today, good luck
    Amy, I think passing is 900 and it covers everything 1st and sec. semester material, yikes.:uhoh21:
  8. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from amyindallas
    Allison,

    Good luck on HESI! At least you will know once you leave whether you passed or not, so that's a good thing. What is the passing score? Didn't they use to make you repeat the semester is you failed HESI? I would rather do casestudies than repeat the whole semester. Let us know how it goes.

    Amy
    El Centro says we have to score 900 eventhough 850 is passing. We don't have to repeat the semester, we just have to do 6 case studies and pass those with a 90. You can do the case studies as many times until you get a 90, but they have to be completed by Dec. 30.

    -Brianna
  9. by   LKG6
    Good luck! Good luck! Good luck!
    :studyowl: :studyowl:
    I am already here at ECC and I've found the basement too.
    Katie
  10. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I can say my micro-cassette tape recorder pretty much sucked in the BHC lecture hall. lol Of course, it was probably a cheap one anyway.

    Your best bet is to sit as close to the bottom of the hall as possible!!!! (I sat on the 2nd row..about in the middle for Micro.)

    As far as laptops...if you think you want one, buy one that has the qualities you like & can afford. Most new ones now days should do.

    PDA.....I have a Pocket PC (HP), but I know some that have Palm. Either is ok. Just make sure that you have a good-sized storage card(I bought one from Ebay.), and a user-replaceable battery. (Some internal storage is a good thing as well!)

    As far as programs, there are so many free ones out there....do a search on AllNurses for threads pertaining to PDAs.

    Good luck!
  11. by   a_clay
    Katie,

    Good luck on HESI and don't get lost down there! LOL

    Amy

    Quote from LKG6
    Good luck! Good luck! Good luck!
    :studyowl: :studyowl:
    I am already here at ECC and I've found the basement too.
    Katie
  12. by   Yin Yang
    Quote from sitesonRN
    Hello everyone,

    I have posted her a couple of times so you may/may not recognize me. I am starting at BHC next month and I am getting so excited.

    I am trying to pick up a few things to make NS a little easier and I have totally appreciated all the "wish lists" and advise that I have seen in your posts.

    HERE IS MY QUESTION...can anyone recomend a laptop, PDA, voice recorder, etc. that is cohesive to NS? One concern that I have on the voice recorder is... if my lecture is in a large lecture hall (I don't know yet), I want a recorder that will have clear playback.

    OR, if there is a brand/model to stay away from.


    I love the support and friendship that y'all have for each other and I hope that BHC NS will be just as awesome as you!

    Good luck on those HESI's!!!
    Hey Toni -

    I've got a Sony digital recorder that holds like 30 hours or something. I used it at UTD in the big halls, and to get clear recordings, i just put it up by the podium. It's been really helpful to me. You know I've got my fujitsu laptop, but my toshiba was really good too. I'll talk to you later!

    Kathy
  13. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    A digital with plenty hours would be so much better.

    The lecture hall at BHC where my Micro lecture was was extremely loud because of the A/C going on and off!

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