El Centro students Spring '06 - page 50

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   LKG6
    Quote from Fun2Care
    Katie, did you go to ECC to change your degree plan?

    I went to NLC today, they said ECC had to do it. Then I went to the bookstore, but they didn't have any of the dosage books.
    As I remember, El Centro mailed me a degree plan looking paper after orientation. I didn't go to El Centro.

    You can buy the dosage book online. Are you going to buy the first semester book pack?

    Have you been to the T building? Look around the rooms and read the board. There is always something interesting there.

    Katie
  2. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from LKG6
    Congrats.
    By the way, I also have some classmates who are not going to make it. :uhoh21:

    What hospitals could you choose from?

    Katie

    Edit: I have seen that summer skills course flyer. $200 for 6 days is too high for me so I won't do it.
    Thank you Katie It's really hard to say goodbye to my friends that didn't make it.

    We chose from Methodist, Presby. Children's, Parkland, and Medical City. I chose Children's for pedi and Methodist for OB/Med Surg
  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Ok, I thought before the semester that you had written about going to get your degree plan changed. (Edit: I found the thread I was thinking about: http://allnurses.com/forums/1361357-post36.html...and the next few talk about it.


    Yes, I'll buy the book pack, I'm sure. They told me they wouldn't get Fall's book for another 3 weeks or so. Does the pack come with the dosage calculations book come with it, or is it separate? I've seen it online, but knew I was going up there & wanted to save shipping $. I don't want to end up with 2 dosage calculations books.


    I haven't been in the T-Building since before became the nursing building.




    Quote from LKG6
    As I remember, El Centro mailed me a degree plan looking paper after orientation. I didn't go to El Centro.

    You can buy the dosage book online. Are you going to buy the first semester book pack?

    Have you been to the T building? Look around the rooms and read the board. There is always something interesting there.

    Katie
  4. by   LKG6
    Quote from Fun2Care
    Yes, I'll buy the book pack, I'm sure. They told me they wouldn't get Fall's book for another 3 weeks or so. Does the pack come with the dosage calculations book come with it, or is it separate? I've seen it online, but knew I was going up there & wanted to save shipping $. I don't want to end up with 2 dosage calculations books.
    The dosage book was not in my book pack. I bought it online from amazon and they shipped it free.
    At my orientation there was a man talking about the books. Do you want to buy the books ASAP or wait until orientation?
    Katie

    Edit: Half Price Books was a great idea. I have found a NCLEX test book and a James study guide for $10 each.
    Last edit by LKG6 on May 6, '06
  5. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I'm not sure when I'll get the books. I don't even have a book list, so I'm not sure what I'll need.

    Is this the correct dosage book? i.e., the correct edition/year....the paperwork doesn't give an ISBN number, and amazon doesn't give a year.



    Quote from LKG6
    The dosage book was not in my book pack. I bought it online from amazon and they shipped it free.
    At my orientation there was a man talking about the books. Do you want to buy the books ASAP or wait until orientation?
    Katie

    Edit: Half Price Books was a great idea. I have found a NCLEX test book and a James study guide for $10 each.
  6. by   LKG6
    Quote from Fun2Care
    Is this the correct dosage book? i.e., the correct edition/year....the paperwork doesn't give an ISBN number, and amazon doesn't give a year.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ima...283155&s=books
    Yes, I use this book. It was published in 2000. I am not sure if there is a more recent one.
    Katie
  7. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from LKG6
    Yes, I use this book. It was published in 2000. I am not sure if there is a more recent one.
    Katie

    Hmmmm......On the math testing information packet, it says 6th edition, but it has 2002. So, I guess I better wait.
  8. by   LKG6
    Quote from Fun2Care
    Hmmmm......On the math testing information packet, it says 6th edition, but it has 2002. So, I guess I better wait.
    I checked my book. It says: published in 1996 and 2000. Revised in 2002. Sixth edition. ISBN:0939287129
    Katie
  9. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from LKG6
    I checked my book. It says: published in 1996 and 2000. Revised in 2002. Sixth edition. ISBN:0939287129
    Katie

    Thanks a bunch! :bowingpur
  10. by   LKG6
    So, I have finished the final test. It was hard and I can only hope to keep my B. :uhoh21:

    Our clinicals are Children's, Charlton, Medical City, Methodist, Parkland.
    I have no idea what to choose. I have to look up the locations first.

    Children's, Medical City and Parkland are downtown, aren't they?
    Charlton is south and Methodist is in Fort Worth. Am I right?

    Katie
  11. by   gauge14iv
    Childrens and Parkland are off of Motor and I-35E

    Medical City is on the NE side of town at I-75 and Forest Ln.

    Methodist is near I-30 and Beckley in Dallas

    Charlton is off of I-35E and I-20
  12. by   LKG6
    Quote from gauge14iv
    Childrens and Parkland are ...

    Thanks.
    Katie
  13. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I thought your final was tomorrow! I hope you did great!


    Charlton Methodist is at Hwy 67, Wheatland & Hwy 20 area. You can see it off to the S. side of 20. ...I think I've narrowed that one down as my first choice because of distance & traffic! I just wish I knew more about the actual hospital.


    Medical City (Forest Lane/75/Coit) is probably the nicest hospital I've seen, but you can pretty much see anything and everything at Parkland & Children's. I'm not sure about the other 'Methodist' Hospital.


    Good luck making your decision!

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