El Centro/ Northlake-----Spring 07 - page 79

congratulations! to everyone that is starting in january! i'm so excited to meet everyone-please introduce yourself! :wavey: :groupwelcome:... Read More

  1. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Good thing you are dealing with her....some people quit because of her! grrrrrr

    I hear NLC/ECC is going DOWWWWWWWWWWN HILL fast!

    On another thread, they were saying the lowest was a 2.6 GPA!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG.....from our 3.77's and 4.0 battles!?!?!??!?!!

    Oh well....y'all just get yourselves out of there!
  2. by   Yin Yang
    El Centro is putting themselves in a position to graduate so few nurses, that it won't matter what their NCLEX pass rate is. They need a total makeover - new administration, new teachers, updated curriculum. They are going to Hades in a Handbasket!

    I have my second interview with Medical City ER on Friday - keep your fingers crossed for me!! I haven't heard anything yet on the RN to MSN program. I did call them this morning though to find out about the timeline because I'm way anxious! Clinicals this year are a breeze and feel like real nursing to me. I'm loving it and my preceptor! We have the endocrine test on Tuesday though - per Dr. Ann, it is the "nut cruncher" of the semester....GREAT! I don't even have any to crunch lol. I loved Ms. Beecham too....she is sharp! I'm glad you're doing well. Things have just been sooooo busy!

  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    lol Yang....neither did I....and I did TERRIBLE on that test!

    Just make sure you study ALL the topics, not just focusing on endocrine. You want to be a well-rounded test taker, correct?
  4. by   JaxiaKiley
    I'm glad to hear that, Spill! I'm having a great semester so far! Some of my best test grades of nursing school, clinicals are awesome and

    I JUST ACCEPTED A JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wooooooooo!!!! Thanks for the 'Good Luck' -- it must have worked!

    I got the OR!

    /happy dance
  5. by   Fun2, RN, BSN

    Now all you have to do is focus on getting through the semester!! It definitely takes a load off your shoulders to have a position waiting for you!!!

    Just think...in only 3 little months, you will be working in the OR! It will be here faster than you think!!
  6. by   Yin Yang
    Jaxia got a job, Jaxia got a job!!! I remember when we met the first time to get shoes for clinicals.... and now! You are almost all growed up and a real nurse! Seems like yesterday....LOL

  7. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    lmao Yang....I know it!

    I don't know whether to cry, or give y'all a good, swift kick in the butt to get y'all out the door!

  8. by   waiting2getin
    I just got accepted at El Centro for the Northlake campus. Any advice? Oh and the GPA was raised this year the lowest at El Centro was 3.73 and Northlake 3.43. Much higher than last time, that was crazy low!
  9. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    My first advice is to always remember that others have made it through the program!

    Secondly, make sure you get to know people......life long friends can be made!

    Read, read, read! Do study guides as you read, if they are available. Take notes from lecture, take notes when reading also. Study the notes, and read some more!!!!!!

    Read the material as many times over again as you can!

    Congratulations...it goes by fast!
  10. by   waiting2getin
    Thanks! Do you suggest any study guides? I'm so excited but also nervous.
  11. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
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    Thanks! Do you suggest any study guides? I'm so excited but also nervous.
    Some of the books have study guides with them, if you purchase the book pack. Not every book does, and not everyone uses the study guides (even if they bought them).

    Basically, the main point to remember is to read the material over and over again! I think the more you read, the more it sinks in. The study guide just helps to review the material you're reading.

    You will find "you" way of studying.....i.e. what works for you. Some do study groups, others do not, some write stuff over and over, some highlight, etc.

    It is a scary and exciting time. It will drive you nuts, but you will love the thought that with every test gone by means you are one step closer to the next semester, and to becoming an RN!

    Of course, you have a handful of current, and ex-ECC students for moral support, and questions answered along the way.
  12. by   JaxiaKiley

    The people on these boards have been a great source of support for me. I don't think I could have made it this far without the people I've met because of allnurses. So, come on in and get comfy
  13. by   Yin Yang
    It is true! Lots of support and help on these boards. Jaxia and I met on here just before she got her acceptance letter....and now she channels me on tests! Find a buddy that you can lean on. Talk to people at orientation, and hopefully find someone that will be in your first clinical and try to ride through the program together. It has been so much better having the same person to lean on all the way through the program. The support makes more difference than you could imagine.

    I read everything, watch everything, write everything, etc. But, everyone has a different style of learning and you need to try to figure out what will work for you. Learning this material is very different from the learning you've done in other classes. Everyone is here when you have questions, get down, or get excited. Welcome to the boards


    P.S. Fun - I had the 2nd interview today with Med City ER - they still have a few people to interview, and they aren't sure how many internships they have to offer yet (they hope to know in a couple days). So, long story short, I'll have to wait until next week to find out, rather than getting my call in the parking lot like Jaxia...lol. RN to MSN program will be sending out acceptance/declination letters Nov. 1. Lots of deep breathing until then for me....lol