El Centro students Spring '06 - page 142

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   Yin Yang
    Well, good news! Kanora called me today and amazingly, she was going through her desk and found my signed waiver! Imagine that! Especially since she told me she hadn't had a chance to give it to the Dean yet??? Oh well, I'm just grateful we got word before the semester started. Deep breath.....and move on....lol

    Kathy
  2. by   a_clay
    On a Saturday? I wasn't aware that the Health Occupations office was open on Saturdays. Kind of makes you wonder, huh? That might have been why she didn't say anythng the other day. I'm just glad that you got the word.

    Quote from kathygalt
    Well, good news! Kanora called me today and amazingly, she was going through her desk and found my signed waiver! Imagine that! Especially since she told me she hadn't had a chance to give it to the Dean yet??? Oh well, I'm just grateful we got word before the semester started. Deep breath.....and move on....lol

    Kathy
  3. by   Yin Yang
    I don't think they are open on Saturday, and I'm sure she has tons of stuff to do before the semester starts, but El Centro staff in general doesn't treat students worth a crap. There is no reason something like that should take that long....these are people's lives they are dealing with, not just pieces of paper. It's frustrating, but I am just grateful at this point.

    Take it easy!

    Kathy
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Congrats, Kathy!



    Like I said, no excuses, but I really feel Kanora is a victim of over worked, under paid!


    They aren't open on Saturday and she was working...just like that 7 PM email I received from her. I made a lil' comment in my reply to her like "I hope you are emailing from home this late." She replied back with an answer to my main question, and a 'No, she's still at the office'.




    I really think that between all the 2nd, 3rd, 4th semesters from NLC, ECC, THR, and Baylor (?), that right there is a huge amount of work. ....Then you have all the new students, repeats, etc to deal with.


    There's really not that many people in that office.




    I say this, and yes, I have had a bad experience there. However, it was from the receptionist at the time. ....I'm sure just a student working for financial aid who thought talking to her friend on the phone was more important than answering questions.


    Overall....I'm glad you got it straightened out, Kathy. There's not any reason to need to take it, if you are currently teaching it.
    Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Jan 13, '07
  5. by   sejin
    Its a bit late, but I just wanted to say that Kanora is a wonderful lady. She's just overloaded with work sadly.
  6. by   JaxiaKiley
    I've had bad experiences with several staff members all over ECC. It's very frustrating. At least Kanora is usually smiling
  7. by   LoveFaithCharityJoy
    Hello all,
    It has been a while since I have posted, I just wanted to wish everyone a great semester. I will be attending NLC, hope to run in to any of you.
    Stay Blessed.
  8. by   JaxiaKiley
    hi lovefaithcharityjoy!

    is this your first semester? if so, be sure to check out the spring '07 thread
  9. by   LKG6
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    We were just told that our clinical group starts this Tuesday We have a 2 hour orientation and then we immediately start on the floor! ACK! I'm nervous! I was looking forward to another week as we were told we wouldn't have clinicals the first week....but maybe this means we will end sooner!
    How was your first day?
    Katie
  10. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from LKG6
    How was your first day?
    Katie
    It went well. We are actually not starting on the floor until tomorrow. We just kind of got to know the instructor who seems really nice, by the way. We have a girl who is repeating 3rd from NL and she said that lecture instructor is not good and that a lot of people failed. I know you know who I am talking about, Katie (the lecture teacher in 3rd semester at NL). I hope you have a good semester with her and just know we'll all get through it together!!!!! I really like PHD and the nurses seemed wonderful. I hope this is a good semester although I am a little worried about the instructor as I heard you'll think she's not bad at first but your opinion will change Everyone is different so I try not to go by what others say anyway. Thanks for asking Katie

    I can't believe it's already starting. We don't get out until April 11th because we have quite a few weeks where we don't go 2 days...she even picked out our community service projects! That was really nice...probably all 3rd semester teachers do that though it seemed.....that's always the annoying part is picking out what community service you want to do....
  11. by   BrieRN07
    My friend just failed 3rd semester at NL because of a certain lecture instructor! I PMed you Allison to see if we're talking about the same person...

    -Brianna
  12. by   LKG6
    Quote from Brie2200
    My friend just failed 3rd semester at NL because of a certain lecture instructor! I PMed you Allison to see if we're talking about the same person...
    I think you both talked about the same person. :uhoh21:
    Katie
  13. by   BrieRN07
    Yes... I had that instructor for second semester. It was definitely a rude awakening! I got a 66 on my first test (with the curve). I still have that same instructor for 3rd semester... Please keep me in y'alls prayers!!

    -Brianna

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