El Centro students Spring '06 - page 184

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   JaxiaKiley
    Congrats everyone -- that's very exciting!
  2. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from momuv4
    This will be my first experience working in a hospital. I hope we get to learn a lot.
    So how was your first week????
  3. by   momuv4
    Thanks for asking! It was very busy but not too bad. I think it is going to be a really good experience. My first day on the floor is Sat night. I am very excited!
  4. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from momuv4
    Thanks for asking! It was very busy but not too bad. I think it is going to be a really good experience. My first day on the floor is Sat night. I am very excited!
    That sounds great! So what did you do at orientation? Is there a certain color scrubs that we should wear? What kind of stuff are they going to let you do on the floor? I'm soooo excited!!
  5. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Brie2200
    That sounds great! So what did you do at orientation? Is there a certain color scrubs that we should wear? What kind of stuff are they going to let you do on the floor? I'm soooo excited!!
    This excitement is really driving me crazy!!!! In the ICU we can wear any scrubs we want so I went hog wild buying scrubs!!! I've spent $200 so far even though my husband thinks I only spent $100 HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Did he really think I could get all of these cute scrubs for $100? It's his fault for believing me....just kidding but yeah, he really thinks I only spent half of what I did spend...it works best because I'm in charge of the finances. :spin:
  6. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    This excitement is really driving me crazy!!!! In the ICU we can wear any scrubs we want so I went hog wild buying scrubs!!! I've spent $200 so far even though my husband thinks I only spent $100 HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Did he really think I could get all of these cute scrubs for $100? It's his fault for believing me....just kidding but yeah, he really thinks I only spent half of what I did spend...it works best because I'm in charge of the finances. :spin:
    LOL... I have alot of scrubs already, but I'm just looking for an excuse to buy more!!! My husband does our finances, so I guess I should have a good reason? :spin:
  7. by   momuv4
    Quote from Brie2200
    That sounds great! So what did you do at orientation? Is there a certain color scrubs that we should wear? What kind of stuff are they going to let you do on the floor? I'm soooo excited!!
    Basically day one was going over hospital policies and departments and benefits. Day two was check offs and they showed us how to use their glucometers. Day three involved learning how to use their comp system. I asked about our scrubs and was told any were okay however there has been some talk about switching to solids, so if you buy any new ones I would just buy solid colors. We cannot give medication of any kind including topical, hanging ivs, or admin oxygen. You can start ivs if you have already checked off on it in school but only insert it. You cannot hang or spike any iv fluid. Hope this helps.
  8. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from momuv4
    Basically day one was going over hospital policies and departments and benefits. Day two was check offs and they showed us how to use their glucometers. Day three involved learning how to use their comp system. I asked about our scrubs and was told any were okay however there has been some talk about switching to solids, so if you buy any new ones I would just buy solid colors. We cannot give medication of any kind including topical, hanging ivs, or admin oxygen. You can start ivs if you have already checked off on it in school but only insert it. You cannot hang or spike any iv fluid. Hope this helps.
    What a productive week for you! Thank you for sharing!

    Which campus do you attend?

    Good thing I did get solid colors-- I had a feeling!
  9. by   momuv4
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    What a productive week for you! Thank you for sharing!

    Which campus do you attend?

    Good thing I did get solid colors-- I had a feeling!

    I just completed my second semester at El Centro.
  10. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from momuv4
    I just completed my second semester at El Centro.

    Congratulations! Good luck in 3rd! :spin:

    I just completed my 3rd semester at ECC and on to 4th! Wahoo!!! I couldn't have done it without the support from these people on the boards...it's a great place to be!
  11. by   momuv4
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    Congratulations! Good luck in 3rd! :spin:

    I just completed my 3rd semester at ECC and on to 4th! Wahoo!!! I couldn't have done it without the support from these people on the boards...it's a great place to be!

    Well Good Luck to you! I am here if you have any questions.
  12. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from momuv4
    Basically day one was going over hospital policies and departments and benefits. Day two was check offs and they showed us how to use their glucometers. Day three involved learning how to use their comp system. I asked about our scrubs and was told any were okay however there has been some talk about switching to solids, so if you buy any new ones I would just buy solid colors. We cannot give medication of any kind including topical, hanging ivs, or admin oxygen. You can start ivs if you have already checked off on it in school but only insert it. You cannot hang or spike any iv fluid. Hope this helps.
    That's sounds pretty cool... How were the check-offs? I always get nervous!
  13. by   AllyRN82
    **** Dumb question alert: ****

    Do we have to pay for parking when we work?

    Do we pay for parking when we go for our physical? I wasn't sure if we were supposed to park in that same *free* parking lot we did for the open house or what? My physical is June 5th.

    I'm such a toad about paying for parking. Going to the ECC campus really pushed me over the edge on that

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