El Centro students Spring '06 - page 165

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
    Quote from LKG6
    NO!
    You and me will make 90%, too. Allison showed us how great you can be on this resp. test so we only have to follow her.
    Katie

    Exactly! Seriously- if I can do it. It's just one of those subjects you have to read over and over and over and over until it makes sense and then you have it. It's not something you can just memorize the day before. You will do a GREAT job!!!!!!!! BOTH OF YOU!
  2. by   BrieRN07
    I am sooooo nervous now! I've read through everything and I felt pretty good about it.... but now I dunno. Were there alot of detailed questions? I bet your class will get some points...

    -Brianna
  3. by   LKG6
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    READ READ READ ... I read BOTH Iggy and Lewis both 3 times at least. The nclex and medspub didn't really help me.
    I think medspub and some of the nclex review books have easy questions. I mean, I do medspub because it's required but it doesn't help me a lot. Most of the questions are too easy compared to our real test questions.

    How was you all's midterm evaluation? I had mine today and I did better than I thought I would.
    Katie
  4. by   BrieRN07
    Did the people in your class just not study, or wait till the day before??? I hope the 70 rule wont get anybody!
  5. by   AllyRN82
    Yes the questions were detailed and you really had to know this stuff inside and out. I think a lot of people just played over spring break and didn't put the effort into it. There was one group who had their major due just yesterday! What a cruel instructor!! Our major was due before spring break so I am thankful it's over.

    Yes- medspub and nclex are way too easy compared to what we have to know. You can study it if you want because you never know what's going to be on her test...it just didn't help us. I read everything and I went into it feeling pretty prepared.

    We lost quite a few people with the 70/70 rule today and she did say we may get a couple of points but it won't be significant. She was honestly shocked at the poor scores. There were a few people who said they studied alot and didn't get a passing score so I don't know what they studied.

    OH yeah and breath sounds was important. ..on our test at least.
  6. by   AllyRN82
    GOOD LUCK TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   BrieRN07
    So did your instructor give any points? How many people did y'all lose? My test is on Thursday, and I'm soooooo nervous because I feel really confident with the material!!!

    Good luck Katie!

    -Brianna
  8. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Brie2200
    So did your instructor give any points? How many people did y'all lose? My test is on Thursday, and I'm soooooo nervous because I feel really confident with the material!!!

    Good luck Katie!

    -Brianna
    Oh yeah GET THIS- my instructor is offering a chance for the people who failed so miserably a RETEST!!!!!!!!! :angryfire I don't think it's fair but oh well right? These people got the review of the test we took and then they get to retest probably over the same material so they'll already know what to study...it's just so unfair....I could retest too but I think I'll keep my A!
  9. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    Oh yeah GET THIS- my instructor is offering a chance for the people who failed so miserably a RETEST!!!!!!!!! :angryfire I don't think it's fair but oh well right? These people got the review of the test we took and then they get to retest probably over the same material so they'll already know what to study...it's just so unfair....I could retest too but I think I'll keep my A!
    OMG!!!! Those people better be thanking Jesus, because I know my instructor wouldn't do that for us!!!! I cannot believe that.... I wonder if it's going to be the same test?!?!?!? It can't be.. that's just too easy... I bet the students complained to the higher-ups and they had to do something about it. I wonder why they just didn't give points? I guess they couldn't because there weren't 2 answers to accept! I wouldn't retest if I were you... you did great!!!

    -Brianna
  10. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Brie2200
    OMG!!!! Those people better be thanking Jesus, because I know my instructor wouldn't do that for us!!!! I cannot believe that.... I wonder if it's going to be the same test?!?!?!? It can't be.. that's just too easy... I bet the students complained to the higher-ups and they had to do something about it. I wonder why they just didn't give points? I guess they couldn't because there weren't 2 answers to accept! I wouldn't retest if I were you... you did great!!!

    -Brianna
    I am almost positive that they complained to someone. I think it's ridiculous. They're blaming it on having to retake pharm so that's what they had to study for all spring break...um .. hello people...I retook pharm too but I managed to multi-task. I wish I could have blown off all spring break and received not only 2 more weeks to study but a second chance. I'm sure it's not the same test but I'm sure it will be the same basic ideas....just makes me so mad. I haaaaaate this school.

    I think she should offer a 10-point quiz to give in class and those points we earned could be added to our final test grade. I think that's the most fair that way these people who made in the 50s and 60s and can only make max amount of grade...I just don't think it's fair they get to go for the full 100 points again....I told my instructor all of this and she seemed quite offended with me even questioning others getting a second chance! ERRRR!

    It's an individual decision to retest and I am most certainly NOT retesting...I've gotta study for cardiac! EEK!

    You guys will do GREAT today!!! I am off to clinical!
    Last edit by AllyRN82 on Mar 28, '07
  11. by   mysterious_one
    very interesting to know for us future students that someone at EL C. retested. Who is your instructor? We sec. sem. at El C., had a bad first test and our instructor gave everyone a quiz of 5 questions to be able to pull up the grad by 10 points. I didn't need it , and I don't know if it actually helped those that really did, but I think that seems better than to retake the whole test. Maybe they finally getting the drift that their tests are really to hard and unfair.
  12. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I can understand your frustration, but just put yourself in those people's shoes.

    Had you not been blessed with the ability to make a great grade, you'd would most appreciate a second chance.


    You should be happy for these people...it could have been you.


    Think of it this way.....They are studying for a retake. You get to concentrate on the next test! You have an advantage!





    On the other hand..... IV Therapy question: If the gtts/min is 19, can we round that to 20 gtts/min? I saw that in a video, but Ms. A didn't ever mention that during our skills lab.
  13. by   mysterious_one
    MIchelle,
    I don't think you can round that up, but if you are worried about counting that for the check off. Remember you can be off +/- 5, (well actually she crossed it out to 4 on the paper). Good luck

close