El Centro students Spring '06 - page 67

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   JaxiaKiley
    As for having summers off, I agree with you! I'd rather keep busy and finish earlier. I bet it would be hard to have that program standard because people need to work during summers.

    Personally, I'm going to try my best to get some kind of job at a hospital during the summers.
  2. by   AllyRN82
    I had orientation for the summer clinical at Parkland and I was the only 2nd semester student hahaha. Most of them were going into 3rd or 4th semester. I hope they'll be of assistance to me. They told me they would teach me how to give injections which I am excited about as that's one of the first skills check offs!

    They also said major careplans for 2nd semester are due after the first 4 weeks so whatever you have in the beginning- M/S, OB, or Pedi is what you have to write your major on. PLUS the Pharm test is that first few weeks. They said 2nd semester was the worst
  3. by   AllyRN82
    Have a good time tomorrow Fun!!!! You have to post and tell us what it was like. I am looking forward to hearing all about it.
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    Have a good time tomorrow Fun!!!! You have to post and tell us what it was like. I am looking forward to hearing all about it.


    Thanks! I will! :chuckle
  5. by   a_clay
    Allison,

    Maybe I missed something - are you taking a summer clinical or are you in the pilot program? Did the other students say why 2nd semester was the hardest?

    Amy


    Quote from faceinbooks82
    I had orientation for the summer clinical at Parkland and I was the only 2nd semester student hahaha. Most of them were going into 3rd or 4th semester. I hope they'll be of assistance to me. They told me they would teach me how to give injections which I am excited about as that's one of the first skills check offs!

    They also said major careplans for 2nd semester are due after the first 4 weeks so whatever you have in the beginning- M/S, OB, or Pedi is what you have to write your major on. PLUS the Pharm test is that first few weeks. They said 2nd semester was the worst
  6. by   LKG6
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    I had orientation for the summer clinical at Parkland and I was the only 2nd semester student hahaha.

    They also said major careplans for 2nd semester are due after the first 4 weeks so whatever you have in the beginning- M/S, OB, or Pedi is what you have to write your major on. PLUS the Pharm test is that first few weeks. They said 2nd semester was the worst
    Is this the one week clinical at Parkland?

    The thing that most scares me about 2nd semester is the last skills check off. It is when you have only one chance to do it or you fail the whole semester, isn't it?
    Katie
  7. by   JaxiaKiley
    Hey, has anyone had to deal with the fin aid people at EC? I went in there last week, and explained I was nearing the 99 hour cap. The guy told me that there wasn't anything he could do for me. I said, "so what are my options?" and get this: he laughed at me and said, "Are you seriously asking me that?" I said, "yes" He said, "You aren't really asking me that." Me: "Yes, I am. Isn't this the fin aid dept that helps students find ideas to pay for school?"

    I was sooo frustrated with him. I'm not even IN yet, and already having to deal with frustrating people.
  8. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from LKG6
    Is this the one week clinical at Parkland?

    The thing that most scares me about 2nd semester is the last skills check off. It is when you have only one chance to do it or you fail the whole semester, isn't it?
    Katie


    That scares me.....We have a family trip to Florida planned for Christmas. Looks like I'll be doing some major studying while waiting in lines.


    Feel lucky you have a summer break in between. Ouch..... I'm feeling the pain already.
  9. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    Hey, has anyone had to deal with the fin aid people at EC? I went in there last week, and explained I was nearing the 99 hour cap. The guy told me that there wasn't anything he could do for me. I said, "so what are my options?" and get this: he laughed at me and said, "Are you seriously asking me that?" I said, "yes" He said, "You aren't really asking me that." Me: "Yes, I am. Isn't this the fin aid dept that helps students find ideas to pay for school?"

    I was sooo frustrated with him. I'm not even IN yet, and already having to deal with frustrating people.

    That is one of my MAIN beefs with El Centro. Some of the people are very nice and helpful and some are downright SCARY!

    I don't want to be spoonf ed or have my hand held, but I sure don't want to be treated rudely or dismissed.
  10. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from LKG6
    Brianna, do you always have clinicals at the hospital where you work?
    Katie
    I don't work at the hospital yet... but we don't get to choose our hospital.

    -Brianna
  11. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    Brianna,

    How is it going at Arlington Memorial? Are you liking your hours? What about the pharm class? I'm sure you're super busy!!!
    Pharm is going great... it's alot of chemistry though... Hopefully it will help me with the pharm test!!!

    -Brianna

    Edit: TMI
    Last edit by BrieRN07 on Jun 20, '06
  12. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    Hey, has anyone had to deal with the fin aid people at EC? I went in there last week, and explained I was nearing the 99 hour cap. The guy told me that there wasn't anything he could do for me. I said, "so what are my options?" and get this: he laughed at me and said, "Are you seriously asking me that?" I said, "yes" He said, "You aren't really asking me that." Me: "Yes, I am. Isn't this the fin aid dept that helps students find ideas to pay for school?"

    I was sooo frustrated with him. I'm not even IN yet, and already having to deal with frustrating people.
    They are AWFUL! I have broken out into tears in there. They should all be canned. They have no personal skills whatsoever...
  13. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from amyindallas
    Allison,

    Maybe I missed something - are you taking a summer clinical or are you in the pilot program? Did the other students say why 2nd semester was the hardest?

    Amy
    Amy,

    I am taking a Continuing Education summer clinical. It's completely optional but I wanted to take because I felt I didn't get to do too much in my Spring clinical. I will definitely let everyone know if it was worth the $195!

    They said it was the hardest because there is just so much due at the same time. They said I will be praying to be in 1st semester again...there was a girl there who was repeating 2nd semester and she said there were a pretty good size of repeaters we would be with at El Centro......AAAHHHHH! I'm going to try not to think about that BUT I know I will lol
    Last edit by AllyRN82 on Jun 20, '06

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