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Anyone applying for El Centro in 2005

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I'm just finishing up my last pre-req for the ADN program and I was wondering if anyone else is applying for next year.

I'm also considering the LVN program (just as a backup)- and then transitioning over to the Bridge program.

Cheryl

I am thinking about it, the only thing holding me back is the drive. I live in arlington, so I am applying to TCC weatherford and el centro/northlake. Where do you live?

I am thinking about it, the only thing holding me back is the drive. I live in arlington, so I am applying to TCC weatherford and el centro/northlake. Where do you live?

I live in Rowlett. It's really not a bad drive for me, but I'll still ride the bus because the parking is outrageous. It's not FREE. But they will give you a free bus/train pass if you're attending fulltime.

I've heard alot of good things about the Northlake Campue, but unfortunately, alot of people don't care for El Centro, downtown.

At this point, I'll have to take what I can get. It's hard enough just to get accepted.

its me again, i am applying for fall after all. there is a train about 20 min. away from my house so now that driving isn't an issue i am there. I have heard good things about their program so i am looking forward to it. i figure i could record lectures and listen to them on the way home or read. have you taken the net? hope to see you there!!

Hey there, I stumbled across your thread about El Centro college. Is this school a good school to go to. I have researched this school and TCC and find that El Centro is cheaper and the bus pass thing is very interesting.... I plan to move back to texas next summer with my children.....please give me any and all information you can......:)

EL centro In Dallas, Texas

txspadequeenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor. Has 20 years experience.

El Centro requires algebra :barf01: for the LVN to RN program... or I would have already applied....

I went to El Centro ... I finished the Surgical tech program... I tried for nursing but it was packed... I used to live in Las Colinas right next to Northlake college and went there for awhile too.

In surg tech during our breaks we used to sit on the Sofa near the windows and watch the nursing students come out lab in tears!!! But if you asked anyone of them they would tell you they were thrilled to be at El Centro.

The staff and faculty can be kind of "difficult". Maybe its because they work so hard and have so many students. But they will teach you. El Centro has an excellent reputation. Every one of the health programs is considered top notch.

I don't live in Texas anymore, but if I did I would do Nursing at Northlake. It is the El Centro extension program. I used to take the train downtown for free, but it would be more convenient to be less than 5 blocks from home. Northlake has a wonderful new library. The parking there is tight, but the nursing classes are in the building next to the only empty lot.

Good luck....

Agape :p

Fun2, BSN, RN

Specializes in Operating Room.

I'll be applying in 2005, but for the Spring '06 semester.

I am currently taking my last prereq. (retaking A&P 1 b/c of the 5 year thing.)

I plan to have all my non-nursing courses finished by the end of Summer 2. So, I'll mail/take my application before August 31st.

I would rather go to North Lake because it is closer, but if (WHEN!) I get accepted, I'll take what I can get!!!!

Good luck to everyone!

I was wondering what are all pre-reqs that you need for LVN to RN transition. I have NO pre-reqs I plan to take them this fall. I was interested in El Centro, is it hard to get accepted there and where is Northlake campus? Any help is appreciated...

I'll be applying in 2005, but for the Spring '06 semester.

I am currently taking my last prereq. (retaking A&P 1 b/c of the 5 year thing.)

I plan to have all my non-nursing courses finished by the end of Summer 2. So, I'll mail/take my application before August 31st.

I would rather go to North Lake because it is closer, but if (WHEN!) I get accepted, I'll take what I can get!!!!

Good luck to everyone!

northlake is in irving tx. to describe where it is...hmmm...you will drive by it if you are on walnut hill, not long after you pass the intersection with story road. it can also be reached from other streets also, like macarthur. physical address is 5001 n. macarthur blvd., irving, texas 75038, usa, phone: 972-273-3000 . you can type that into mapquest to get driving directions if you need to.

i like northlake so far. this is my second semester in the nursing program. they have first, second & third semester students so far. next semester they will have also have 4th semester students.

just know that there are many mandatory events in the nursing program that will have you driving all over the dallas area (clinicals, seminars, mandatory community service that must be health related, etc.). that's one of the big challenge of the 1st semester...realizing & getting where you need to be.

Fun2, BSN, RN

Specializes in Operating Room.

i know the lowest accepted prereq gpa was a 3.77, but what about the non-nursing courses? what was the lowest credits and gpa of the non-nursing courses that anyone had that got accepted?

for example, i'll have a 3.77 for prereqs, if i decide not to retake algebra, (have a b in it now), and i'll have all of my non-nursing courses complete (17 credit hours) when i apply. (of course i'm not sure about the gpa for those yet....anywhere from a 3.17 to a 3.82 depending on what grades (a or b) i make in the next 3 classes.)

3.77.................17...................3.17 to 3.82

also, do you remember the cut-off gpa for north lake?

i know that every year will be different, and probably more competitive, but i'm just wondering...

thanks in advance.

northlake is in irving tx. to describe where it is...hmmm...you will drive by it if you are on walnut hill, not long after you pass the intersection with story road. it can also be reached from other streets also, like macarthur. physical address is 5001 n. macarthur blvd., irving, texas 75038, usa, phone: 972-273-3000 . you can type that into mapquest to get driving directions if you need to.

i like northlake so far. this is my second semester in the nursing program. they have first, second & third semester students so far. next semester they will have also have 4th semester students.

just know that there are many mandatory events in the nursing program that will have you driving all over the dallas area (clinicals, seminars, mandatory community service that must be health related, etc.). that's one of the big challenge of the 1st semester...realizing & getting where you need to be.

hi fun2care,

if i'm remembering right, the "co-requisite" gpa was lower for the northlake campus than the el centro campus. it think it was 3.54. this was for the class to start august 2004.

also, there are several (about 5) of my classmates who initially got a rejection letter from the program, and made plans to take co-reqs (like micro or speech, etc.) then were called less than 3 days before the start of classes, told that there were now seats available. these students really had to scramble to adjust work hours, money to pay for books, child care, etc. but they are still there and seem very happy they got in. the thing these last-minute-acceptance students had in common was a low number of co-req hours completed (10 or fewer), and that they had a 3.77 gpa for the pre-reqs.

hope this helps somewhat. take care!

Fun2, BSN, RN

Specializes in Operating Room.

yes it does help!! like i said, i know it changes every semester. thanks so much, it makes it feel not so hopeless, ya know?

hi fun2care,

if i'm remembering right, the "co-requisite" gpa was lower for the northlake campus than the el centro campus. it think it was 3.54. this was for the class to start august 2004.

also, there are several (about 5) of my classmates who initially got a rejection letter from the program, and made plans to take co-reqs (like micro or speech, etc.) then were called less than 3 days before the start of classes, told that there were now seats available. these students really had to scramble to adjust work hours, money to pay for books, child care, etc. but they are still there and seem very happy they got in. the thing these last-minute-acceptance students had in common was a low number of co-req hours completed (10 or fewer), and that they had a 3.77 gpa for the pre-reqs.

hope this helps somewhat. take care!

Hey guys! I will be applying for the nursing program at El Centro this coming May for Spring 2006. My Pre-req's are about done. I retook A&P I and got an A, and this semester,I'm taking A&P II and English 1301 again.

I was looking at El Centro's website, and I noticed that it says ALL science courses have to be less than 5 yrs? I guess it looks like I will have to take Micro again! I took Micro in Fall 2000.

Fun2, BSN, RN

Specializes in Operating Room.

Hey guys! I will be applying for the nursing program at El Centro this coming May for Spring 2006. My Pre-req's are about done. I retook A&P I and got an A, and this semester,I'm taking A&P II and English 1301 again.

I was looking at El Centro's website, and I noticed that it says ALL science courses have to be less than 5 yrs? I guess it looks like I will have to take Micro again! I took Micro in Fall 2000.

Yes, all science courses have to be w/i 5 years, unless you utilize that information all the time. (With your job, etc.)

Congrats on your A, I'm retaking A&P 1 now. I made a 100 on the first lecture test (with my 5 point curve). Hopefully, I can keep it up! :)

Are you planning on going to El Centro or Northlake if you get accepted for Spring '06? I'm planning for NLC, but I'll take ECC if I have to!!!

Good luck to you!!

Congrats to all you guys. You are all attending a really good program. It is well respected in the community.All of the healthcare programs are. I went to both Northlake and El Centro college (though not for nursing).

I did surg tech at El Centro. The parking at Northlake can be tight, but the Nursing students are lucky because there building is next to the parking lot that is empty the most. You don't have to pay to park at Northlake, but you will have to pay if you decide to drive downtown to El Centro. They do give all students a free bus/train pass you can use anytime.

If I ever come back to Dallas, I would try for Northlake. I lived in the apartments right across the way from Northlake so getting to class took 3 min! I found the ancillary staff at Northlake a bit friendlier than than the staff at El Centro, but with the nursing program being so competitive, I would take what I could get!

Agape

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