acceptance letter for elcamino college fall2009

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youngdawg

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@ dienne: yes third is the hardest. if you pass the third, the fourth would be a joke. But good luck with that and thanks for your help. One more thing, how was your clinical rotation for psych?

@ quienes: no problem. And if you have any question or concerns in future, you can always ask myself or dienne. We might be able to help.

dienne

215 Posts

Specializes in Telemetry.

I had my clinicals for psych at L.A. Metro in Hawthorne (I love that teacher!!!!). Clinicals for psych are actually very easy, all you do is talking to your patients and playing cards or board games with them. You also pass meds 3 or 4 times during the rotation but they''re all po meds.

Some patients can be agressive so you want to always be very careful while on the floor and try to always be with a classmate but other than that don't worry, you'll be fine in psych. Second eight weeks we didn't lose anyone to that class!!!

If you guys need any help just let me know, if I can I'll be very happy to help you.

Daniela

youngdawg

29 Posts

ok so i heard the class is divided into two groups, one group takes psych and the other group takes med surg for the 1st 8 weeks and they switch. Is that how it works?

dienne

215 Posts

Specializes in Telemetry.

yep that's exactly how it works!

btw I heard today our schedules for next semester will be posted on Thursday so you might want to stop by at El Camino that day and check!!!

youngdawg

29 Posts

Thanks for your help, i really appreciate it. I actually have a pharm class on that day so i'll definitely check to see if she posted it. I want to be among the people to start psych first:)

Andrew12

179 Posts

Hello All,

I was wondering why there was no El Co info on this site yet. Well I've applied and as we all know, there is a pretty big waitlist. Finished all my pre-reqs and the Nurse145 course (easy A there) but looks like i wont be accepted until Spring of 2011 and I'm not waiting that long. Although I would rather this school, I just can't wait anymore. I wish all of you the best of luck and now we can keep in touch. Take care.

dienne

215 Posts

Specializes in Telemetry.

So did you find out if you're starting with Psych?

Thanks for your help, i really appreciate it. I actually have a pharm class on that day so i'll definitely check to see if she posted it. I want to be among the people to start psych first:)

youngdawg

29 Posts

So did you find out if you're starting with Psych?

Yeah. I'm starting with med-surg :banghead:. I really wanted to start with psych but there's really nothing i could do now. So how did you study for med-surg? . I would love to get an A just like you did. So tell me your secret

dienne

215 Posts

Specializes in Telemetry.

yeah I wanted to start with OB/Peds but I'm starting with Med/Surg ....oh well....as you said, nothing we can do about that!

Actually I think it's better that you start with the hard one (Med-Surg). It's better to have an easier class the last 8 weeks when you start to get tired.......not such a thing for us this semester since both 250 and 253 are hard :(

I don't really have a secret hehe....but I can give you some tips. Find a good study group if you don't have one already and do review sessions with them before every exam. Do a lot of NCLEX questions, I bought a lot of extra books for med-surg like: Med-Surg Success and Prentice Hall Nursing Reviews & Rationales: Medical-Surgical nursing. I used those books to study and to practice with questions. And I found them to be very helpful because they explain everything in a concise and simple way. And sometime some of the questions on the exams come from those books!

If they didn't change the schedule, your first test will be on Fluids & Electrolytes balance, which is probably the hardest subject in the whole class. The textbook, in my opinion, doesn't do a good job in explaining the subject so I bought the fluids and electrolytes made incredibly easy and it really really helped. So I strongly recommend that book. And if you can, start reading now because everything moves very fast in a 8 week class.

Just stay on top of everything, do your readings and don't fall behind because it's a huge amount of material they're going to throw at you. The exams are more difficult than first semester, the level of the questions is higher and they're mostly application questions focused on nursing interventions and prioritizing among interventions. They also start talking about the pathophysiology of the different diseases more in depth.

The lecture teachers are good . Just pay attention to everything she says during lecture because it's going to be on the test!!!!!

Who's your clinical instructor?

Daniela

Yeah. I'm starting with med-surg :banghead:. I really wanted to start with psych but there's really nothing i could do now. So how did you study for med-surg? . I would love to get an A just like you did. So tell me your secret
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youngdawg

29 Posts

yeah I wanted to start with OB/Peds but I'm starting with Med/Surg ....oh well....as you said, nothing we can do about that!

Actually I think it's better that you start with the hard one (Med-Surg). It's better to have an easier class the last 8 weeks when you start to get tired.......not such a thing for us this semester since both 250 and 253 are hard :(

I don't really have a secret hehe....but I can give you some tips. Find a good study group if you don't have one already and do review sessions with them before every exam. Do a lot of NCLEX questions, I bought a lot of extra books for med-surg like: Med-Surg Success and Prentice Hall Nursing Reviews & Rationales: Medical-Surgical nursing. I used those books to study and to practice with questions. And I found them to be very helpful because they explain everything in a concise and simple way. And sometime some of the questions on the exams come from those books!

If they didn't change the schedule, your first test will be on Fluids & Electrolytes balance, which is probably the hardest subject in the whole class. The textbook, in my opinion, doesn't do a good job in explaining the subject so I bought the fluids and electrolytes made incredibly easy and it really really helped. So I strongly recommend that book. And if you can, start reading now because everything moves very fast in a 8 week class.

Just stay on top of everything, do your readings and don't fall behind because it's a huge amount of material they're going to throw at you. The exams are more difficult than first semester, the level of the questions is higher and they're mostly application questions focused on nursing interventions and prioritizing among interventions. They also start talking about the pathophysiology of the different diseases more in depth.

The lecture teachers are good . Just pay attention to everything she says during lecture because it's going to be on the test!!!!!

Who's your clinical instructor?

Daniela

Wow you are a live saver Daniela. I'd be the first person at barnes and nobles tomorrow to get those books that you suggested. You just told me everything i needed to know about that class. And about the study group, i really dont like getting into one. I feel like i could get more from studying by myself. But i would put it into consideration. Thank you so much Daniela, you are the BEST!!!

Seems like somebody got a secret :)

dienne

215 Posts

Specializes in Telemetry.

You're very welcome. I like to help if I can!!! Try Amazon first, I bought my books online for cheap and they were in pretty good conditions. If you go to Barnes & Nobles they can be pricey.....

I would give you my books, but I'm going to use the med-surg ones again this semester. If you want to I can lend you the psych books if you don't want to buy them but I'd like them back at the end of the semester because I might have to use them for the Nclex.

To the moderator:

I am sorry I didn't know we couldn't use our teachers names, but I totally understand and it makes perfect sense!

Daniela

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