El Centro students Spring '06 - page 27

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   BrieRN07
    Well.... I took my first lecture exam today and I got an 88!!! I guess that's pretty good. Of course I would have liked an A... but I'm just glad that I passed. WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!

    Brianna
  2. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    Hi guys,

    I've been reading the thread. You guys seem to be doing great this semester!

    Every time I post here, I get sick again! lol

    Sunny, I hope it's nothing serious.
  3. by   DreamBelieveSucceed
    Hey DCCCD group!
    I love to read your "stories" about school! I get excited thinking that within a year that will be me :hatparty: ! I'm also impressed by all your hard work and GREAT grades!!! I've heard in the Nursing Program you have to forget about "A"s and "B"s and to just concentrate on passing - which is NOT my mindset at all!!!

    I have a few questions, especially for the El Centro students. Even though it is early in the semester, do you all have any regrets about being at El Centro? Does the program seem to be well organized, and do the instructors seem to be "for you" and want you to succeed? I am only asking because I have a neighbor friend who is a student at El Centro who has recommended that I NOT apply there!

    Thanks for the input and for your willingness to share your experiences!
  4. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    Hi guys,

    I've been reading the thread. You guys seem to be doing great this semester!

    Every time I post here, I get sick again! lol
    Hey Sunny- I'm sorry you're not feeling well

    I do hope it's not anything serious
  5. by   lalajenn
    I don't regret applying at El Centro at all. The teacher say they are there to help us which they. When I have ask questions they don't hesitate to answer me at all. Everyone made some of the teachers worse then they are but I find them very helpful. Each one of them is pretty different which makes it interesting. If I had to do it all over again, I would still pick El Centro. Sometimes they are not that organize but they do have a lot of stuff to do and a lot of programs they have to keep up with but for the most part they are good. Nursing school is stressful no matter where you are at.

    Quote from DreamBelieveSucceed
    Hey DCCCD group!
    I love to read your "stories" about school! I get excited thinking that within a year that will be me :hatparty: ! I'm also impressed by all your hard work and GREAT grades!!! I've heard in the Nursing Program you have to forget about "A"s and "B"s and to just concentrate on passing - which is NOT my mindset at all!!!

    I have a few questions, especially for the El Centro students. Even though it is early in the semester, do you all have any regrets about being at El Centro? Does the program seem to be well organized, and do the instructors seem to be "for you" and want you to succeed? I am only asking because I have a neighbor friend who is a student at El Centro who has recommended that I NOT apply there!

    Thanks for the input and for your willingness to share your experiences!
  6. by   LKG6
    Quote from DreamBelieveSucceed
    I have a few questions, especially for the El Centro students. Even though it is early in the semester, do you all have any regrets about being at El Centro? Does the program seem to be well organized, and do the instructors seem to be "for you" and want you to succeed? I am only asking because I have a neighbor friend who is a student at El Centro who has recommended that I NOT apply there!
    I attend North Lake and I love it, so far. I was lucky to have a great clinical group. We have a tradition now, every lab day somebody brings breakfast for the group. It's usually muffins or cookies or apples or bananas, something that we can eat during breaks.

    Faceinbooks was right, you have to do a lot of work on your own. You have to attend classes and... you have to copy and read the articles, you have to watch the videos, you have to sign up for open lab, you have to read the textbook and you should start practicing NCLEX questions, too. It's a lot of work, but probably other nursing schools' students do the same.
    Katie
  7. by   LKG6
    Here are my results:

    VS Check off: 100
    Lecture: 88

    I am not happy with the lecture grade. I think I have to record the lectures and listen to it several times, like Allison does, to get a better grade.
    Overall, it looks like that it was a good month to all of us. :spin:

    Katie
  8. by   AllyRN82
    Katie,

    Those results are awesome!!!!! Why aren't you happy with that, silly? I only got 4 points higher listening to the lecture over and over again. I think you did great! :hatparty:

    Good luck on P/A...my check off is Wednesday!
  9. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Brie2200
    Well.... I took my first lecture exam today and I got an 88!!! Brianna
    That's great Brianna!! :hatparty:

    It sounds like we have a little easier with actual in-class instruction and about a week between each check off. That's crazy that you did it all at once!!!
  10. by   BrieRN07
    Do we get curves in Nursing school? After I took my exam it said my grade was an 88. I then checked my grade on e-campus and it said it was an 88 as well. But today I checked my grades on e-campus and it said 92!!! I can't believe it.... WAHOO!!!!
  11. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Brie2200
    Do we get curves in Nursing school? After I took my exam it said my grade was an 88. I then checked my grade on e-campus and it said it was an 88 as well. But today I checked my grades on e-campus and it said 92!!! I can't believe it.... WAHOO!!!!
    That's awesome! I know sometimes they will give curves. I have heard of them in the past but our teacher didn't do it.
  12. by   twinpumpkin
    As a former El Centro nursing student, I agree with your neighbor. Most of the instructors want you to succeed and are willing to help you. There are some that are not that way, though. If I had to do it over again, I would not go to El Centro and I do not recommend it to anyone. Not one student in my class actually liked nursing school. My friends who went to other schools in the area did the same difficult work but had supportive faculty to help. That makes a difference.

    Good luck to you!
  13. by   LKG6
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    Katie,

    Those results are awesome!!!!! Why aren't you happy with that, silly? I only got 4 points higher listening to the lecture over and over again. I think you did great! :hatparty:

    Good luck on P/A...my check off is Wednesday!
    Good luck on your check off.

    I am not happy with my 88, because I would rather have a low A than a high B. And I was close to that.

    By the way, have you all signed up for the noncredit care plan and documentation classes at El Centro?
    I am thinking about it.
    Katie

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