El Centro students Spring '06 - page 3

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   AllyRN82
    Quote from LKG6
    El Centro hospital list:
    RHD Memorial
    Mesquite Community
    VA Medical Center, 2 options
    Integrated Health Systems

    North Lake hospital list:
    Presbyterian of Dallas
    Medical Center of Plano, 2 options
    VA Medical Center
    Charlton Methodist

    By the way, I am here at El Centro. I was the first one with the green paper. And the lady who took it was very nice.

    Katie
    So you were the one that beat me! When I turned mine in just now she said, "you are the second one this morning!" she was really nice which made me happy because they usually aren't so sweet. Maybe now that I am official it's different....

    I asked her about the map and she said that they didn't include the maps and they will have more information on locations in November. I asked her where the hospitals were because it mentions to have a list ready for November and she told me to look in the phone book?? I figured I will just figure it out later hehe. She seemed kind of busy...

    I thought they were going to Baylor or Parkland but neither of them are mentioned in the letter. Is there a specific list or are y'all getting these names from the draft schedule????
    Last edit by AllyRN82 on Oct 17, '05
  2. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    Here is the ISBN # and a link for the book "Dimensional Analysis for Meds, 2nd ed". by Anna M. Curren.

    GAUGE14V suggested it. I found it at Amazon and half.com.

    ISBN: 076685938X


    http://half.ebay.com/cat/buy/prod.cgi?cpid=1076437395
    Thank you for that!!! This IS soooo exciting!!
  3. by   LKG6
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    So you were the one that beat me!
    Is there a specific list or are y'all getting these names from the draft schedule????


    I got the names from the draft.
  4. by   NurseSomeday
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    I thought they were going to Baylor or Parkland but neither of them are mentioned in the letter. Is there a specific list or are y'all getting these names from the draft schedule????

    I thought our hosipital list would include different hospitals also. I expected to see Baylor, Parkland, and Presbyterian. Oh well, maybe we have more/different options in the 2nd year. I hope so.
  5. by   lalajenn
    I expected to see more hospitals too. I know in the nursing info packet they have the list of hospitals they work with.

    I sent mine in the mail. I was really nervous about it but I don't ever go downtown so I just mailed it. I hope they get it!
  6. by   AllyRN82
    Has anyone begun studying those abbreviations? I just made some notecards up and they are pretty much self-explanatory except for the right eye, left eye, and both eyes. I can't seem to make that one make any sense in my head. Anyone have any input??

    Has anyone taken a medical terminology course? I know I need to take one and I wish I would have by now. Are there any offered anywhere besides El Centro? Theirs started in September so I missed the opportunity there.
  7. by   gauge14iv
    OS = Ossus(sic) Sinister = evil Eye - the left eye


    Wait....LOL I need to look these up....brb
    Last edit by gauge14iv on Oct 18, '05
  8. by   AllyRN82
    hey that was very helpful!! Thank you for sharing!

    I was writing out tsp. = teaspoon and tbsp. = tablespoon and I was like, "hey I know this crap! What am I doing??" I just assume since it's something we have to learn that it can't possibly be something that easy!!
  9. by   gauge14iv
    OD: Abbreviation (Latin) for "right eye".

    OU: Abbreviation of "each eye".


    New JCAHO regs state that these abbreviations should NOT be used anymore - but on occasion you will still see them written by docs. They are supposed to write out Right eye, Left eye or Both eyes.
  10. by   LKG6
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    Has anyone begun studying those abbreviations?
    I made flashcards.
    And today I went to registrar to sign a Nursing degree plan paper.
    Katie
  11. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from LKG6
    I made flashcards.
    And today I went to registrar to sign a Nursing degree plan paper.
    Katie
    How do you do that? Do you sign a degree plan?? I did that for my Assoc. Science but I wasn't sure if it was the same for nursing??
  12. by   LKG6
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    How do you do that? Do you sign a degree plan?? I did that for my Assoc. Science but I wasn't sure if it was the same for nursing??
    A lady gave me a yellow paper to fill out and she told me to put nursing to the associate of applied science degree part. That was it.

    Katie
  13. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from LKG6
    A lady gave me a yellow paper to fill out and she told me to put nursing to the associate of applied science degree part. That was it.

    Katie
    Cool Sounds easy enough! I guess I need to go do that!

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