El Centro students Spring '06

  1. 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.




    my name is allison shaffer and it's nice to meet you. i know we will all be close because it's a small group. it would be nice to get to know some of you before november 17.
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  3. by   lalajenn
    Well I am one of them! It'll be great to meet all of yall! My name is Jenn.
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    Does El Centro stll require Algebra?
  5. by   lexcourben
    Yes, unfortunately for the math impaired like me Algebra is still a requirement. :chuckle
  6. by   NurseSomeday
    Hey Jenn and Allison!!!

    I am looking forward to meeting all of you!!! My name is Christy. I am sooooooooo excited to be starting in January.:hatparty: I can't wait to finally take a nursing course. I'm currently taking my last support course (Micro) and History (for my BSN). See you all soon

    Anyone else out there?
  7. by   AllyRN82
    Hi Christy and Jenn!!!

    Can you believe they are already giving us homework with that math test??!! I think I am going to try to take the test before school starts just to have at least given it a try. I don't understand the conversions and I can't find that book anywhere that is required for that class. :uhoh21:

    Did anyone have the map of the hospitals in their packet? They said there was supposed to be one included but mine didn't have one

    I don't know about y'all but this has been a GREAT weekend

    I hope y'all have a wonderful week!!
  8. by   lalajenn
    Hi everyone!! I will be taking that class before the semester starts so I can get some help with the math and take the test early. Once school is out this semester, I will be really studying for that math test. I want to pass it the first time so than I don't have to worry about it later on. That book is at amazon.com It does not have the exact date but everything else is correct with the info they gave us.

    I also didn't get any map of the hospitals. The only hospitals that I see in the whole packet is when they did the rough draft of the classes and clinicals and all. ????
  9. by   LKG6
    Hi Guys,

    I will be attending Northlake. We will follow the El Centro degree plan, so I consider myself an El Centro student, too. Can I join?

    I want to take the math test as soon as possible, too.
    My orientation is on November 15. I already have a lot of questions about the math test, scrubs, books...

    Katie
  10. by   lalajenn
    Hi Katie!! Of course you can join! Won't you be getting the degree from El Centro? Not sure how that satallite program works. Our orientation is on Nov. 17th. I noticed we can buy scrubs on that day too. I am really nervous about that math test!! Will you be going to one of those math courses before the semester starts? Congrats to you!!

    Quote from LKG6
    Hi Guys,

    I will be attending Northlake. We will follow the El Centro degree plan, so I consider myself an El Centro student, too. Can I join?

    I want to take the math test as soon as possible, too.
    My orientation is on November 15. I already have a lot of questions about the math test, scrubs, books...

    Katie
  11. by   LKG6
    Quote from lalajenn
    Won't you be getting the degree from El Centro?
    Will you be going to one of those math courses before the semester starts? Congrats to you!!
    Thanks.
    I will be getting the degree from El Centro and there will be an El Centro logo on my scrubs.

    I want to take the extra math class and pass the test this year.

    Question:
    How do you choose your hospital?
    I have no idea how I should prioritize the hospitals. I don't know anything about them. Well, I can look up their location and choose the closest one, but I would like to know more.


    Katie
  12. by   sunnyjohn
    Hi guys.

    Congrats on the letter.

    I haven't gotten mine yet, but I saw the cutoff GPA, and I am pretty confident.

    I am hoping for Northlake.

    Did they give St Paul, Baylor Irving or Las Colinas Medical Center as a choice in the letter? Those are the hospitals I would like first semester.
  13. by   LKG6
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    Did they give St Paul, Baylor Irving or Las Colinas Medical Center as a choice in the letter? Those are the hospitals I would like first semester.
    Nope.
    Presbyterian, Medical Center of Plano 2X, Charlton Methodist, VA Medical Center.

    Katie
  14. by   NurseSomeday
    Hey Ya'll!!

    I didn't get a map in my packet either. Does anyone know what Integrated Health Systems means? I am familiar with the rest of the clinical locations, but don't know anything about them. So, will these be the only hospitals we will be doing clinicals at? I thought we got to go to Presby, and some of the larger hosiptals.

    I plan on taking the math test early also. Is the information stating that if we pass the course, we do not have to take any more math tests that semester, or does this just satisfy the requirement for the 1st of 3 tests described? I didn't think the letter was too clear about this.

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