El Centro students Spring '06 - page 65

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   gauge14iv
    Oh! Did you guys see this? It's a series running in the DMN about L&D at Parkland - very good - and the video and sound clips are great.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont...s.d9b9669.html

    you have to register to view it - or you can use www.bugmenot.com if you dont want to register.
  2. by   a_clay
    I am very excited but scared to death with reading about the drop out / fail rates. I have no idea what I would do if I couldn't do this and I am not exactly getting any younger.
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! We're here for you through this long wait 'til October Good luck!!
  3. by   a_clay
    I heard that they don't let any 1st semester students go to Parkland. Is that true? Does everyone do the same kind of clinical in 1st semester (everyone at Med / Surg. or whatever)? Does every 2nd semester student do OB / L&D? I'm just curious.

    Quote from LKG6
    :hatparty: I am going to PARKLAND!!!!!!!
    I will have OB/L&D at Parkland. Wow.


    The new clinical schedule for second semester students is on eConnect.
    What are your clinical sites?

    Katie
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Looking forward to watching the video, thanks for posting it.



    Katie....Congrats on Parkland. You will DEFINITELY learn so much!





    Quote from gauge14iv
    Oh! Did you guys see this? It's a series running in the DMN about L&D at Parkland - very good - and the video and sound clips are great.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont...s.d9b9669.html

    you have to register to view it - or you can use www.bugmenot.com if you dont want to register.
  5. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from amyindallas
    I heard that they don't let any 1st semester students go to Parkland. Is that true? Does everyone do the same kind of clinical in 1st semester (everyone at Med / Surg. or whatever)? Does every 2nd semester student do OB / L&D? I'm just curious.


    I think so. You only learn a certain amount of skills, and a certain amount of meds each semester. Also, there are only certain hospitals that will allow 1st semester students.

    Meds include some oral and eye drops first, and so on...... IV's aren't until last semester.





    Gauge....I watched the video....It is a great one.
  6. by   AllyRN82
    I just checked and I got Charlton Methodist like I wanted It still doesn't tell me who the teacher is! I don't care as long as I am where I want to be! There are 13 open seats in our class so that means a few dropped out of our program also!
  7. by   LKG6
    Quote from gauge14iv
    Oh! Did you guys see this? It's a series running in the DMN about L&D at Parkland - very good - and the video and sound clips are great.
    Thanks for the links. Great articles and videos.
    Katie
  8. by   mysterious_one
    Quote from LKG6
    How is it going? What do you cover this summer? How many check off do you have? And when will it end?
    Katie
    we are doing 3 skills, (Vitalsigns, sterile Woundcare and Catherisation). The class is for the month of June. This is a new pilotprogramm, they are testing to see if it helps in terms of the big load in the actual first semester. I know they don't offer this at NLC, and i'm not sure if they will for the spring semester. I guess they will see how it will affect us. The hardest is, that we have to learn 15 chapters of medical terminology in 3 weeks, it's just to much to retain. Other then that, it is ok, besides the stress off the check offs, which you will have 3 tries, pass or fail.
  9. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from mysterious_one
    we are doing 3 skills, (Vitalsigns, sterile Woundcare and Catherisation). The class is for the month of June. This is a new pilotprogramm, they are testing to see if it helps in terms of the big load in the actual first semester. I know they don't offer this at NLC, and i'm not sure if they will for the spring semester. I guess they will see how it will affect us. The hardest is, that we have to learn 15 chapters of medical terminology in 3 weeks, it's just to much to retain. Other then that, it is ok, besides the stress off the check offs, which you will have 3 tries, pass or fail.
    You will be so thankful for this once the semester starts and the massive amount of reading material is slammed in your face. You will be way ahead of most of your classmates! GOOD DECISION!!!!! I would have killed for that choice!!

    Good luck to you throughout the pilot program and the nursing program.
  10. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from LKG6
    I have just checked our class size. The lecture class has only 32 people. Our clinical group has 6. I assume there are some people who have to repeat second semester so that adds to the numbers later.

    But it means that there were 18 people who quit NLC nursing after the first semester.

    Katie
    18! wow....

    A few years ago (less than 5) El Centro was offering an 'accelerated' ADN. Some students could go all year with no summer breaks. They tried it as a pilot program, but it was not sucessful. Maybe this new pilot program is so they can revamp the nursing program and take more students in. Three times a year admissions would be great. I would jump at the chance to take the pain all at once and go straight through!


    Quote from gauge14iv
    Oh! Did you guys see this? It's a series running in the DMN about L&D at Parkland - very good - and the video and sound clips are great.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont...s.d9b9669.html

    Great video GAUGE!

    They REALLY need to build a women's hospital in Dallas. Parkland need to be split into three hospitals, Parkland Women's Hospital and Parkland General Reveiving Hospital!
    Last edit by sunnyjohn on Jun 13, '06
  11. by   LKG6
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    I just checked and I got Charlton Methodist like I wanted It still doesn't tell me who the teacher is!
    Congrats.
    I can't wait to find out who will be my clinical classmates. And the instructor.?

    Katie
  12. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    I just checked and I got Charlton Methodist like I wanted It still doesn't tell me who the teacher is! I don't care as long as I am where I want to be! There are 13 open seats in our class so that means a few dropped out of our program also!

    Congrats!

    Thanks again for the CD!
  13. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    18! wow....

    A few years ago (less than 5) El Centro was offering an 'accelerated' ADN. Some students could go all year with no summer breaks. They tried it as a pilot program, but it was not sucessful. Maybe this new pilot program is so they can revamp the nursing program and take more students in. Three times a year admissions would be great. I would jump at the chance to take the pain all at once and go straight through!

    Brookhaven has the Accelerated ADN, but I guess they have corrected the mistakes from ECC. It seems to be a good program.

    I still wouldn't like the interview part. I don't have a problem with talking to patients, but intervies make me nervous.

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