El Centro students Spring '06 - page 18

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   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Hi Sunny. I've noticed you weren't posting, and was hoping everything's going ok.

    Did you ever send your decline into ECC? Hope you get your funding, if you have to, stand on the corner with a sign, "Need money, got accepted to nursing school!" :chuckle



    LKG....better watch those cookies! lol




    Quote from sunnyjohn
    Hi guys,

    Wow, I go away for awhile and this thread just blows up!!!

    How is everyone? Funnie, Faceinbooks, LKG, LalaJenn? Have you all gotten your books and uniforms? They haven't released the lsit of books for me in my rpogram up here. I still haven't worked out all my funding, but I am hopeful. God will open a door or a window somewhere!

    Keep me up to date
    Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Dec 15, '05
  2. by   sunnyjohn
    Thanks Funnie.

    Did you ever see that guy who used to stand on the corner under the overpass at Motor Street (near Children's/Parkland) when you get on to 635? He used to have a sign that said, "Need money for beer!" I HAVE considered standing next to the Salvation Army people at Walmart with my own tin kettle....

    I was sick for a while and just to pooped to sit up and post. Then I had to study for CLEP exams so I just laid in bed and studied. I am much better now.

    I called ECC a few days after I got the letter and told them I would not be attending. I also mailed in a letter. Have you heard anything about getting a possible a last minute spot?

    I saw that you are taking that online Math Class. That class really made math come alive for me. I would go over the CD 100 times until I got it. The demonstrations where great and finally helped me grasp the concepts. Even though I had taken Algebra before, it was still a good class. I am hoping that some college wil offer a class using that company's calculus & stats series.

    G'd luck.
  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    lol....I hadn't seen anyone there, but years ago, I did see a guy standing on Harry Hines & 35 (?). My sister gave him money....b/c he was being honest. (...or at least didn't try to say he wanted money for food when it was for beer or drugs.) :chuckle

    I'm sorry you were so ill, but glad you're better now. It's tough having to study while not feeling well.

    As for Spring, no I haven't. Last I heard, the lady said no declines had been received. So, I'm not sure what's up with that. Oh well....

    I've been studying, and studying for this Algebra class. It starts tomorrow. I think I'm ready for the first two tests....so what I'm worried about is test 4, 5, 6, the final & midterm. I'll keep going over and over the stuff if I don't know how to do something. If I can't figure it out, I'll ask my 14 yr old to help. lol (It's always nice having someone that can point out what you're doing wrong.)


    Have you taken your CLEP exams yet?
  4. by   lalajenn
    Sorry you was so ill, Sunny. I just took my chem final and studying for the nursing math test we have to pass. I just got my uniforms in tonight. I was excited to see them. They look pretty nice and much better than the all white uniforms. I haven't gotten all of my books yet though. The bookstore does not have all of them. I hope they will soon though. Good luck!!
  5. by   AllyRN82
    Hey Sunny! I was wondering what happened to you! Did you try Sallie Mar Tuition Answer Loan? That is what I wound up going after and I got approved pretty quickly and I already have my money in hand. I didn't want to take out a loan but I went ahead and did it anyway......

    I am glad you are doing okay

    I just got my uniforms last night too but I haven't opened them. I have been so busy with Christmas shopping and getting ready to go out of town for the holidays.

    Is everyone ready for the holidays in some way or the other?????
  6. by   TriceRN
    Quote from Fun2Care
    What pharm packets? I'm interested in seeing anything that anyone will share.

    I can't wait until my nursing magazines come in either. I'm so eager!
    Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. If you would like me to email the packets to you, please send me a private message (PM).

    Just to let you guys know.....the program may be tough, but hang in there and you'll be fine. I just took my exit Hesi on Friday and I passed!!! So have hope!!! I've made it to the other side, and so can you!

    Good luck!!

    Latrice
    Last edit by VickyRN on Dec 22, '05
  7. by   LKG6
    Quote from chocolatrice
    I just took my exit Hesi on Friday and I passed!!! So have hope!!! I've made it to the other side, and so can you!
    Congratulations Latrice.

    I got an email from ******. It looks like that we have our hospital orientation on January 17th. :uhoh21: I am not sure whether we have to wear our uniforms or not.

    ****Instructor's name edited from post*****
    Last edit by VickyRN on Dec 22, '05
  8. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from chocolatrice
    Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. If you would like me to email the packets to you, please send me a private message (PM).

    Just to let you guys know.....the program may be tough, but hang in there and you'll be fine. I just took my exit Hesi on Friday and I passed!!! So have hope!!! I've made it to the other side, and so can you!

    Good luck!!

    Latrice
    I won't be at El Centro, but I would still like the pharm packet.

    Thanks Latrice.
    Last edit by VickyRN on Dec 22, '05
  9. by   TriceRN
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    I won't be at El Centro, but I would still like the pharm packet.

    Thanks Latrice.
    I'd be glad to send it to you. Can you email me your email address?

    Latrice
  10. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from chocolatrice
    sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. if you would like me to email the packets to you, my email address is blackbeauty817@comcast.net .

    just to let you guys know.....the program may be tough, but hang in there and you'll be fine. i just took my exit hesi on friday and i passed!!! so have hope!!! i've made it to the other side, and so can you!

    good luck!!

    latrice
    congratulations latrice!!!!!!!!!!!! wahoo!!!!!!!

    so what does that mean? are you eligible to take the nclex now? do you have to take the hesi before you graduate? i'm just a little confused on the whole process.
  11. by   TriceRN
    LOL I know, it can be confusing at times.

    I actually took the Hesi exam on Friday. I passed, so I am now eligible to take NCLEX.

    Hesi is the exit exam. The program requires that you pass with an 85% or higher to graduate. You are given two chances. If you are unsuccessful, you have to repeat the fourth semester.

    If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

    Latrice
  12. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from chocolatrice
    LOL I know, it can be confusing at times.

    I actually took the Hesi exam on Friday. I passed, so I am now eligible to take NCLEX.

    Hesi is the exit exam. The program requires that you pass with an 85% or higher to graduate. You are given two chances. If you are unsuccessful, you have to repeat the fourth semester.

    If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

    Latrice
    Is this a standard everywhere or just at your school? Oh and thanks for the packets--they are great!
  13. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I think I was sent the packets already. Are they the ones that have all of the meds that are close to each other, or is it more?

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