El Centro students Spring '06 - page 200

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
    lol....Thanks Jaxia.
  2. by   LKG6
    Thank you all.

    I am studying as hard as I can now. I need to raise my average before I take the final hesi. :uhoh21: Katie
  3. by   JaxiaKiley
    Does your average have any impact on the final HESI or vice versa?
  4. by   LKG6
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    Does your average have any impact on the final HESI or vice versa?
    Instead of a final test we take hesi that covers all 2 years of lectures. The "good" thing is that hesi has the same weight as each unit test. So you can get a low score on hesi and still graduate if your average is 78%. If I pull my average up now then I don't have to worry about hesi later. Well, I still want to get a nice score on hesi, though. Katie
  5. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Good luck, Katie!



    Well, I came seconds from having to perform CPR on a man in the lobby of the hospital. I walked in for clinical a little early, and I heard, "Someone call someone."

    I realized I was the only one in scrubs in the whole lobby!!

    I asked what happened, and assessed him. He was unresponsive, not breathing, and had no pulse. I was just about to start CPR when a Dr ran up and asked if he had a pulse.

    I told him no. The Dr did a double check to make sure he didn't detect a pulse for about a second or two, and immediately started CPR. Then later, he started vomitting, and I had to help them turn the pt to his side.

    ....They also had to use my scissors to cut open the AED pad package.



    I feel bad for that man (I don't know what his outcome was), but I'm proud of myself for knowing what to do, and not being too nervous to do it! I always wondered if I would know what to do if I ever was in that situation.
  6. by   LKG6
    Quote from Fun2Care
    I realized I was the only one in scrubs in the whole lobby!!

    I asked what happened, and assessed him. He was unresponsive, not breathing, and had no pulse. I was just about to start CPR when a Dr ran up and asked if he had a pulse.

    I told him no. The Dr did a double check to make sure he didn't detect a pulse for about a second or two, and immediately started CPR. Then later, he started vomitting, and I had to help them turn the pt to his side.

    ....They also had to use my scissors to cut open the AED pad package.

    I feel bad for that man (I don't know what his outcome was), but I'm proud of myself for knowing what to do, and not being too nervous to do it! I always wondered if I would know what to do if I ever was in that situation.
    Wow, you did great. I have seen real CPR once in a restaurant. Two men were already doing it so I just checked if they were doing the right way and left.
  7. by   mysterious_one
    great job Mi'chelle,
    I hope I don't freak out if I ever get in a situation like that.
    Katie, do you guys still have another test before Hesi?
    If so,wow, that sure is close to finals.
    How has 4th semester been overall for you guys, anyways.
    For those in ECC, what are the hospitals/instructors that are avaiable for clinicals, give us some insights, please.
    Good luck everyone, only a few more weeks.............
  8. by   LKG6
    Quote from mysterious_one
    Katie, do you guys still have another test before Hesi? If so,wow, that sure is close to finals.
    How has 4th semester been overall for you guys, anyways.
    For those in ECC, what are the hospitals/instructors that are avaiable for clinicals, give us some insights, please.
    Good luck everyone, only a few more weeks.............
    We have a 3 day medspub review class next week, neuro test the week after, and "big" hesi the week after that.

    About instructors: if any of you at ECC or NLC have F. Y. instructor's name on the sign up sheet you need to put her clinical as your first choice. Don't worry about the hospital or schedule. She is relaxed and works with her students. Tonight, my clinical group had dinner together where we all hugged her and thanked her for being so wonderful to us. She even told us that she would attend our pinning ceremony to cheer for us. :redpinkhe I heard that Ms. P. M. is also a nice clinical instructor. Katie
  9. by   mysterious_one
    Quote from LKG6
    We have a 3 day medspub review class next week, neuro test the week after, and "big" hesi the week after that.

    About instructors: if any of you at ECC or NLC have F. Y. instructor's name on the sign up sheet you need to put her clinical as your first choice. Don't worry about the hospital or schedule. She is relaxed and works with her students. Tonight, my clinical group had dinner together where we all hugged her and thanked her for being so wonderful to us. She even told us that she would attend our pinning ceremony to cheer for us. :redpinkhe I heard that Ms. P. M. is also a nice clinical instructor. Katie
    Wow, how on earth are you reviewing in one week everything you done in 2 years.
    Thanks for the info.
  10. by   LKG6
    Quote from mysterious_one
    Wow, how on earth are you reviewing in one week everything you done in 2 years.
    Thanks for the info.
    Speed reading.
    Also, hospitals usually organize another NCLEX review in January (for their new grads).
  11. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    There was a newspaper reporter at the 'review class' today.

    ...One person was taking pics, and the other person asked a couple of us questions.

    I don't even know what paper it was...I'll have to find out so I can be looking for the story. It's about the instructor shortage & the online program.
  12. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    What was the deal about THR and ECC combining lecture next semester?

    Is that for 4th semester lecture??? I can't find where it was talked about.


    We were told we could possibly transfer, but if that be the case, there won't be room! We are told this semester there's not any room w/o the THR group.


    Ok...gotta study....gotta get past the final before worrying about anything else! :uhoh21:
  13. by   LKG6
    Quote from Fun2Care
    There was a newspaper reporter at the 'review class' today.

    ...One person was taking pics, and the other person asked a couple of us questions.

    I don't even know what paper it was...I'll have to find out so I can be looking for the story. It's about the instructor shortage & the online program.
    I would like to read the article, too. If you find out the name of the paper let me know, please. Katie

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