El Centro/ Northlake-----Spring 07 - page 93

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

  1. by   AllyRN82
    yang rn!!!

    i know i'm about a week late, but i'm still proud like it was today :d:d:d

    i can't wait to read all of your exciting stories from er even if i read them a month later :chuckle
  2. by   Yin Yang
    Thanks Ally!!! Well, one week down! And though there are not any exciting stories yet, it has been interesting. Everyone from the CEO down seems super nice! It's just been mostly policy/procedure stuff so far, but I'm in class this week and then the next week, I have 1 day in the ER, and the next week, I think 2 or 3 days.
    It seems like the ED is pretty high acuity though. They said a couple of patients to go on a vent PER DAY, and they see 3,000 + a month and 60% of those get admitted! Should be an adventure!

  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Wow....and that's just ONE hospital's ED...and not even Parkland. ha
  4. by   Yin Yang
    I know - it's crazy to think about, but I'm excited! I do the PBDS tomorrow - we already took the BKAT-ER. Lots of stuff!

  5. by   ProudRN2B
    Congrats Yang! I feel like I know you because I've been lurking on this board for a while.

    This question is for anyone/everyone. Do any of ya'll have any study tips to offer for a 1st semester student? They keep telling us it's a self learning program but I have no clue what all to focus on, mainly in lecture. I went through and outlined the chapter per the outline they have with the three columns (if ya'll know what I'm talking about). They said this will give you a guide on what and how important topics are. So far, it seems very vague and very repetitive. Then I went through the lecture powerpoint. It does not follow the outline at all, sort of does, but has a lot of extra info that seems to go on and on. So am I on the right track with my studying? I'm just worried I'm missing something.
  6. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    For 1st semester, I read the chapters, did the study guides, and answered tons of NCLEX practice questions. (Which get easier to answer by 4th semester, btw...lol)

    I never went by the syllabus only.

    The more you read the material, the more it starts to sink in. Try to read, read, and read it again, while making notes on the pages you have printed out from the powerpoint notes. Then you can study those as well, and have the book's extra stuff to study as well...the stuff that is not mentioned on the powerpoints.

    Hope this makes since! So, is it all online now? My class was a guinea pig semester! I had 3rd and 4th online.
  7. by   Spill
    I highly recommend for first semester. Fundamentals Success, it has NCLEX style questions that are all first semester material.
  8. by   JaxiaKiley
    I took the NCLEX today and I am stre-essed! The next 48 hours cannot pass quickly enough!
  9. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    I took the NCLEX today and I am stre-essed! The next 48 hours cannot pass quickly enough!

    Tomorrow's the big day!!! I know you definitely have the ability!
  10. by   nola04
    Jaxia, just remember you passed through El Centro so the NCLEX is just the icing on the cake. Try to relax and I'm sure this is easy said then done but try too anyway. :tbsk:
  11. by   JaxiaKiley
    I'm waiting for Pearson Vue to call me and tell me to stop logging into their site because I'm killing the server! Ha!

    Thanks for the positive thoughts
  12. by   Yin Yang
    I found Jaxia on the BON!!! She passed. Congratulations!!!! Jaxia, RN!!!
  13. by   Fun2, RN, BSN