El Centro students Spring '06 - page 43

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   a_clay
    Fun2care,

    Thank you so much. I am very surprised. I figured after what things were like for the people that got accepted for Sping 2006 that things would get worse, not better, but I was wrong. I will be applying this summer for Spring 2007 with 4.0 on prereqs. and 4.0 on 13 support credits completed so if nothing changes, things look promising. I was feeling kind of discouraged because my A&P prof. said "well, most people don't get in the first time they apply" - I could have died when she told me that - I have worked too hard not to get in. Fun, I am SURE you feel my pain on this one! I am also surpised to see so few people (217 people) applying. I was under the impression that many, many more people were applying each semester - maybe they realized that you really need to have your act together to get in.

    I also want to say CONGRATULATIONS Fun! What was your first reaction when you found out you were getting in? I know I am going to cry....I am just so passionate about a career in nursing!

    Quote from Fun2Care
    The lowest GPA was 3.77 for both NLC and ECC with 13 credits completed at both campuses. ECC had a support course GPA of 4.0 and NLC's support course GPA was 3.77.

    217 people applied, but I'm not sure how many were accepted. I'm sure around 100 again.

    Hope this helps, if not, here's part of the actual letter:

    [BANANA][/BANANA]
    Last edit by a_clay on Apr 22, '06
  2. by   a_clay
    Hi Mysterious_one,

    Thank you so much! Where will you be attending this fall? My first choice is NL for Spring 2007 but will certainly take EC is that's all I can get! Congratulations on getting in and the best of luck to you!

    Amy

    Quote from mysterious_one
    HI Amy,
    i just got accepted and this is what they told us:
    ELC: prereq 3.77 GPA, with 13 hours of supportc. at 4.OO GPA
    NLC: prereq 3.77 GPA, with 13 hours of supportc. at 3.77 GPA

    I got in with prereq 4.0 and 3 hours of supportc at 4.0

    I heard it varies all the time, so don't give up.
  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    You never know what it will be. You have 13 credits now? Will you not have your Micro or A&P 2 before applying, or are you taking the summer off?

    Either way, you have a really good chance. I hope you do get in for Spring '07!!


    Quote from amyindallas
    Fun2care,

    Thank you so much. I am very surprised. I figured after what things were like for the people that got accepted for Sping 2006 that things would get worse, not better, but I was wrong. I will be applying this summer for Spring 2007 with 4.0 on prereqs. and 4.0 on 13 support credits completed so if nothing changes, things look promising. I was feeling kind of discouraged because my A&P prof. said "well, most people don't get in the first time they apply" - I could have died when she told me that - I have worked too hard not to get in. Fun, I am SURE you feel my pain on this one! I am also surpised to see so few people (217 people) applying. I was under the impression that many, many more people were applying each semester - maybe they realized that you really need to have your act together to get in.

    I also want to say CONGRATULATIONS Fun! What was your first reaction when you found out you were getting in? I know I am going to cry....I am just so passionate about a career in nursing!
  4. by   LKG6
    Quote from mysterious_one
    Students will be required to purchase an HPRS 1204 packet of supplies from the El Centro bookstore and provide other basic supplies (including but not limited to stethoscope, digital thermometer/covers, and wristwatch with a second hand).

    This course supposed to be in place of RNSG 1119 - Nursingskills. So my question is: did you all purchase all these supplies in the bookstore and what exactly are these? Is there maybe some place elsewhere, where you could buy these things for maybe a better price? Do you all have any suggestions?
    I bought the skills pack from the bookstore for my skills lab. It had everything that we used so I didn't have to go to different stores to buy additional items. But there were no watch and stethoscope in the pack. It had thermo covers, dressings, alcohol swabs, sterile gloves, clean gloves, foley kit, straight cath. kit, and tape. I bought my steth with penlight, scissors and visavis pen from the student nurse association. And I use my own watch.

    What hospital will you go for clinicals?

    Katie
  5. by   a_clay
    I am currently in A&P 2 and Art Appreciation (humanities elective) and I am 99% sure that I will end this semester with A's in both. All I will like when I apply this summer will be Micro. I work 45-50 hours per week so taking Micro. in the summer is NOT an option for me (I don't want to mess up GPA). Considering the stats of who got in for the last few semesters I think I have a pretty darn good chance of getting in for Spring 2007. I am keeping my fingers crossed until the middle of October.

    Quote from Fun2Care
    You never know what it will be. You have 13 credits now? Will you not have your Micro or A&P 2 before applying, or are you taking the summer off?

    Either way, you have a really good chance. I hope you do get in for Spring '07!!
  6. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I think you have a really great chance!!

    There's no way I could have worked so many hours and made those grades!!!!! Congrats!

    (I can TOTALLY understand about not wanting to take MicroSUX in Maymester or the summer. It bit.)



    Quote from amyindallas
    I am currently in A&P 2 and Art Appreciation (humanities elective) and I am 99% sure that I will end this semester with A's in both. All I will like when I apply this summer will be Micro. I work 45-50 hours per week so taking Micro. in the summer is NOT an option for me (I don't want to mess up GPA). Considering the stats of who got in for the last few semesters I think I have a pretty darn good chance of getting in for Spring 2007. I am keeping my fingers crossed until the middle of October.
  7. by   mysterious_one
    Quote from LKG6
    I bought the skills pack from the bookstore for my skills lab. It had everything that we used so I didn't have to go to different stores to buy additional items. But there were no watch and stethoscope in the pack. It had thermo covers, dressings, alcohol swabs, sterile gloves, clean gloves, foley kit, straight cath. kit, and tape. I bought my steth with penlight, scissors and visavis pen from the student nurse association. And I use my own watch.

    What hospital will you go for clinicals?

    Katie
    I am not sure yet, the choices are Charlton Meth., Presby, and VA. Can you give me some more info on student nurse association, how do i reach them , where are they?
    Petra
  8. by   LKG6
    Quote from mysterious_one
    I am not sure yet, the choices are Charlton Meth., Presby, and VA. Can you give me some more info on student nurse association, how do i reach them , where are they?
    Petra
    I think it's somewhat different at EC and NL. I am sure that there is somebody at EC who can help you with SNA. We had some members of the SNA at our orientation at NL. On my eCampus site I have a link to the SNA website.
    Katie
  9. by   NurseSomeday
    Quote from mysterious_one
    I am not sure yet, the choices are Charlton Meth., Presby, and VA. Can you give me some more info on student nurse association, how do i reach them , where are they?
    Petra

    There are 2 separate SNA chapters for each school. I can help you if you want info regarding El Centro. For NL, they have a link on ecampus with their contact info. If you don't have access to ecampus try the NL website. There should be a link.

    For either school, you join the NSNA on-line ($30) and then pay a $5 chapter membership to the school.

    At El Centro, we provide mentors for anyone who is interested. They can assist if you feel you are having difficulty with a certain topic or just your study techniques in general. The senior officers/members recommend study tips and books that might be helpful. We also have recruiters from the hospitals speak at SNA meetings. Most of freshmen officers just found jobs b/c of the last recruiter. If you have any question about El Centro just let me know.
    Christy
  10. by   mysterious_one
    Quote from NurseSomeday
    There are 2 separate SNA chapters for each school. I can help you if you want info regarding El Centro. For NL, they have a link on ecampus with their contact info. If you don't have access to ecampus try the NL website. There should be a link.

    For either school, you join the NSNA on-line ($30) and then pay a $5 chapter membership to the school.

    At El Centro, we provide mentors for anyone who is interested. They can assist if you feel you are having difficulty with a certain topic or just your study techniques in general. The senior officers/members recommend study tips and books that might be helpful. We also have recruiters from the hospitals speak at SNA meetings. Most of freshmen officers just found jobs b/c of the last recruiter. If you have any question about El Centro just let me know.
    Christy
    I have e-campus originally started through Cedar Vallley, but there is no link, and i checked NL site, but couldn't find the link, could you maybe posted it here for me. I will start skills class before i have my orientation meeting,so i need to get my supplies together.
    I would appreciate it greatly, thanks
    Petra
  11. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from mysterious_one
    I have e-campus originally started through Cedar Vallley, but there is no link, and i checked NL site, but couldn't find the link, could you maybe posted it here for me. I will start skills class before i have my orientation meeting,so i need to get my supplies together.
    I would appreciate it greatly, thanks
    Petra
    You have to search for it under Community, but here's the link:
    http://ecampus7dsc.dcccd.edu/webapps...e_id%3D_10406_

    Remember this is for NLC, but maybe they could help you out.
  12. by   JaxiaKiley
    Fun - Do you think it is worth joining the student group? Did you join?
  13. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    Fun - Do you think it is worth joining the student group? Did you join?

    I haven't joined yet money-wise, but I definitely will!!! I have joined the website group. The website isn't extremely clear, so I don't know what steps to take. (I really haven't taken the time to figure it out yet.)

    If it doesn't help me, in the future it may help someone. .....So, all the more reason to join, and plus, they do charity donations. Better to give my money to the NSNA & NLC's chapter, than to the local convenience store.


    I want to join a alpha beta phi delta sigma chi group. I remember in high school I always looked for my potential colleges' nursing sorority.

    I actually got accepted to UTA back then, but couldn't go because of finances. I would drive around UTA looking at all the frat/sorority houses. :chuckle

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