El Centro students Spring '06 - page 188

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   mysterious_one
    Thanks Allison,
    for the info. At the bottom is a link to a registration form, which let's you put in your info with resume. Are you filling that in, or are you just going to the fair and then apply to the hospitals you choose yourself? Do you have to register to attend , do you think? I'm so new at this,don't shoot me,lol.
  2. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from mysterious_one
    Thanks Allison,
    for the info. At the bottom is a link to a registration form, which let's you put in your info with resume. Are you filling that in, or are you just going to the fair and then apply to the hospitals you choose yourself? Do you have to register to attend , do you think? I'm so new at this,don't shoot me,lol.

    LOL! You're too funny!

    I did register because I wasn't sure if I had to or not. I did submit my resume along with registration. I have been to job fairs before without registering and they had a register booth set up when I got there. Surely it's set up the same way this time. They can't honestly expect everyone to register but then again this one seems different. I think the only advantage to registering is getting your resume out there
  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    How far back are y'all putting youre resume? Only nursing school, clinicals and most recent job? All jobs since high school? Only clinicals?
  4. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Fun2Care
    How far back are y'all putting youre resume? Only nursing school, clinicals and most recent job? All jobs since high school? Only clinicals?
    It's completely irrelevant but I put my recent job at the law firm for job history mainly to show that I stayed there for 4 years showing my dedication or whatever. I didn't add any jobs before that....I don't know what the etiquette on that is either. I do add a "skills" section where I list all of the skills I perform in clinicals which may sound cheesey but I don't know what else to put???
  5. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    That's my problem. My CMA days were over 10 years ago now. My most recent job was working at the high school were I graduated from. I worked with students in the ESL dept.

    Other than temp jobs now and then when I got bored, I pretty much was a stay-at-home mom for most of post high school life.

    I really don't think putting my CMA is *that* relevent because it's been so long, and did not contain any hospital experience. However, I think it shows a definite desire to stay in the medical field.




    :trout: ...so lost... Ok, I know there has to be RN nurse recruiters around AllNurses.com, what do we do to try to get jobs? :spin:
  6. by   LKG6
    Quote from Fun2Care
    That's my problem. My CMA days were over 10 years ago now. My most recent job was working at the high school were I graduated from. I worked with students in the ESL dept.
    I think putting your ESL job there is a good idea. It shows that you can work with "English is my second language" people (like me ). I think it's a great skill.
    Katie
  7. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I have been putting that...I agree I would think that is a plus.
  8. by   spoiled_lil_sister
    Hello everyone!

    I'm starting the ADN program at North Lake this fall. This will be the 1st time I've ever needed to apply for a student loan, so I'm hoping you can help me out.

    Our schedule is available tomorrow afternoon, and I realize I need this in hand before applying for any private loan. So, as soon as I have this, I intend to apply for funds to cover me for August through December, or is this correct? I'm assuming that, come time, I will need to have the spring schedule in my hand in order to apply for the spring semester's funds, but since the administration schedules/registers us for the nursing portion, when do we have this available to us? In other words, should I go ahead and get enough funds to cover me through January, maybe even February while I'm waiting for my schedule plus the turn around time of the check?

    Any other pointers/advice about private loans?

    Thanks so much, I appreciate your time & advice!
    Rachael
  9. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from spoiled_lil_sister
    Any other pointers/advice about private loans?

    Rachael

    Rachael,

    I would suggest Sallie Mae... the Tuition Answer Loan. My in-laws got us a loan from there a couple of years ago for UTA and the process is soooo easy! You can apply on-line or over the phone.... You choose how much money you need and the check is mailed to you in about a week or two. I will say that the amount of money that you can borrow is also determined by the cost of the school you are attending, so with North Lake being a community college, It could hinder you from borrowing a "large" amount of money. I also have a friend who used her bank (Chase) and said that their process is pretty easy as well. I hope that helps... let me know if you have any other questions!



    Brianna
  10. by   mysterious_one
    Quote from spoiled_lil_sister
    Hello everyone!

    I'm starting the ADN program at North Lake this fall. This will be the 1st time I've ever needed to apply for a student loan, so I'm hoping you can help me out.

    Our schedule is available tomorrow afternoon, and I realize I need this in hand before applying for any private loan. So, as soon as I have this, I intend to apply for funds to cover me for August through December, or is this correct? I'm assuming that, come time, I will need to have the spring schedule in my hand in order to apply for the spring semester's funds, but since the administration schedules/registers us for the nursing portion, when do we have this available to us? In other words, should I go ahead and get enough funds to cover me through January, maybe even February while I'm waiting for my schedule plus the turn around time of the check?

    Any other pointers/advice about private loans?

    Thanks so much, I appreciate your time & advice!
    Rachael
    Hi Rachael,
    first of congrats for your acceptance at NL,
    since you are applying for a private loan, (and even for a federal funded loan) I don't think you need to wait for your schedule. You decide how much you need in loans and since you are going for a private loan, I don't think you are limited to the amount overall. I myself went with a federal backed loan and filled out a FAFSA early at the beginning of each year. I even got some small grants from "Texas Education Grant". The FAFSA goes directly to the school. Then I went to the financial aid office at the school and filled out their paperwork and got everything rolling. They require, that you attend a small seminar,but you choose your lender. Thats the federal backed loans. I didn't need any other money and I went that route , they give you enough funds to cover your expenses for the program. And like I said above I was pleasantly surprised , I even got some grant money, possibly because I got a daughter in college also, who cost us the big money .

    When you decide how much you need , consider if you also need money for transportation , living expenses and so on. I'm not sure how you do it with private loans, but I don't think you need a schedule. You could go with the estimates on the ADN info packet on EL Centro's website, which states you need about $2040 for first semester.
    http://www.elcentrocollege.edu/Progr.../ADN07web2.pdf
    I hope I made sense , and this helped some
  11. by   spoiled_lil_sister
    For those of us starting 1st semester this fall, what can you tell us (specifically those of you at North Lake) about what we need to know about medications? I've read several posts about basically having to have all of the information given in the drug reference guides on each one of the patient's medications. I would like to try to start making drug note cards now, while I have a few weeks to organize them. (Examples being brand name, generic name, actions, blah blah blah.) Is there a list you can post, email, or even fax of the drugs we need to know? This would be VERY beneficial to us newbies. Please & thanks, I'm guessing that this is a huge request.
  12. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    It's hard to say because there are so many that any one pt can be taking.

    For the careplans, you need to know drug name, classification, action (use), side effects, nursing implications....nothing too in depth though.

    Have y'all already check off on PO meds in HPRS? Card-wise, there's only a handful of meds you need to know for check-off for 1st semester and the list could change. Maybe someone will have their list handy to be able to put it on here, though. For check-offs, you are responsible for anything in the drug book, if your instructor decides to ask, but you should be able to look it up if you don't have it listed...as long as you are not out of time.


    I know some good meds to familiarize yourself with are coumadin/warfarin, acetametophin, codeine, hydrocodone, morphine, amoxicillin, prednisolone, acyclovir, randitidine, aspirin, docusate sodium, nitroglycerin, MOM, etc.


    I wouldn't really make 'cards' for these, but possibly, you can just familiarize yourself with names/uses.
  13. by   mysterious_one
    Quote from spoiled_lil_sister
    For those of us starting 1st semester this fall, what can you tell us (specifically those of you at North Lake) about what we need to know about medications? I've read several posts about basically having to have all of the information given in the drug reference guides on each one of the patient's medications. I would like to try to start making drug note cards now, while I have a few weeks to organize them. (Examples being brand name, generic name, actions, blah blah blah.) Is there a list you can post, email, or even fax of the drugs we need to know? This would be VERY beneficial to us newbies. Please & thanks, I'm guessing that this is a huge request.
    I send you a private message

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