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    Online Pharmacology

    Yes make sure to read from the book. It has helped me in nursing school when in lecture or on exams by being able to recall the info that I read... you won't learn anything if you just google all the answers so disregard that advice... I am an El Centro nursing student and pharmacology is not a part of the ADN program so you have to know/find a way to memorize the drugs on your own, so this class will give you a good foundation.
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    credit by examination

    Did the BSN nurses you know go to an accredited university or a for-profit or private institution like Excelsior? That may be the difference here.
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    Online Pharmacology

    If you are a part of DCCCD you can take Pharm online at any of the campuses and Brookhaven will take the credit. El Centro offers it online and it is taught by the Dean of the Nursing students - just an idea if you don't want that professor!!
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    Dismissed from a Nursing Program (Need Advice)

    I didn't say it was less competitive - all paths will be competitive, that's just part of the admissions process. I only mentioned it because if they want to increase the odds of them getting accepted to a program, they should apply to more programs, the odds will be in their favor.
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    Dismissed from a Nursing Program (Need Advice)

    Try applying for an ADN program, not as fast as an ABSN but not as expensive either! Most RN-BSN bridges are online and can be obtained in 8 months -1 year, so still less than a full 4 year BSN route. If I were in your situation, I would apply to ADN and ABSN tracks to up the chances of getting accepted by the next cycle with as little gap as possible. You can do it, good luck!
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    El Centro/NLC ADN Spring 2020

    Perfect! No, you don't get any practice question for lecture from faculty. You will need to use supplemental materials and the books to get questions. Since the test is written by faculty I'd rather not share any of my notes to avoid any academic issues. The HESI book is called HESI comprehensive for review or something similar. If you google "red HESI book" it'll pop right up
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    El Centro/NLC ADN Spring 2020

    Hey! Sure thing! Learn time management! If you're already good with using your time wisely, you're in a good place. It's a lot easier said than done though. Try to stay ahead with your assignments - complete quizzes, and practice skills ASAP (you will get access to a skills sheet for skills check offs). Stay organized - use a planner weekly or monthly to stay on track with assignments as get as ahead as possible. Study the topics you hate/don't understand FIRST and in depth - if you avoid it, you will never understand it and then subsequently miss any test questions about it. Use supplemental resources like Youtube, Saunders (NCLEX/HESI) prep booked and Elsevier HESI/NCLEX prep books - these will be helpful for the end of semester HESI a lot of my classmates used the red HESI book and said it helped. Most of these books come with online access that has practice questions. Also, if you have some extra cash - I recommend using yourbestgrade.com - they are HESI style questions that you can take and you can select the subjects like fundamentals, med/surg, the nursing process, pharmacology etc. Hope that helps!
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    C IN STATISTICS :(

    You need ask your school's admission's office. All schools have different requirements - some will and some will not accept "C's" some only require that your GPA stay above a certain grade point. Usually the school will have published material online from your school about the admission requirements, it typically outlines what constitutes as a passing grade, or the GPA needed to apply
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    Desperately need advice and encouragement

    Hey there, it's part of the human condition to have fear about the unknown and moving from a job that has provided you and your family with security for the last 23 years. Your feelings are normal, but I think you would be doing yourself a disservice in not trying to pursue a career pathway that you've dreamed about for so long. My advice is to take your pre-application course work one class at a time and focus on doing well - focus on all the little pieces that make up the big picture. Give yourself time for studying, going to tutoring, understanding the material. Those habits will prepare you for being ready for creating a study plan in nursing school. I can't speak about the BSN pathway, as I am an ADN student, but I know the BSN is exponentially more expensive and realistically, you will have less time in the nursing work force to pay back a $30,000+ loan. If you get your ADN and decide you don't like nursing it would be less of a burden to pay back or less of a loss if you pay out of pocket. You are not alone in your feelings but I found that facing your fears is the best way to overcome them!
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    Fall 2020 El Centro Nursing Program Applicants

    Honestly, it will be here before you know it! I;m a third semester nursing student at El Centro - let me know if you have any questions and I will help out the best I can!
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    Fall 2020 El Centro Nursing Program Applicants

    Good luck everyone! What is the date you guys are supposed to get letters of acceptance?
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    El Centro/NLC ADN Spring 2020

    No problem. Good luck!
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    El Centro/NLC ADN Spring 2020

    Right, it can be very simple if you understand how to do the conversion and what the question is asking for. Because most math problems are in word format you have to pull relevant information from the question. You cannot use a conversion chart or formula chart on tests and there will not be one provided to you during testing
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    El Centro/NLC ADN Spring 2020

    Correct!
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    El Centro/NLC ADN Spring 2020

    For first semester you will have a 30 question math exam in the middle of the semester. you have 3 chances to make a 100 and if you don't, you will have an exit interview. For 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester the math test is on the first day of orientation and you have 3 chances to make a 100 or you will have an exit interview. Yes it's doable. Study math and rounding rules.
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    El Centro/NLC ADN Spring 2020

    Check out the FB pages for El Centro/Northlake current nursing students. The class that is 4th semester and graduating soon sometimes post there and offer to sell their books. The paper copy of the books (unbound) are available for $50 after you make your initial purchase, so sometimes they are willing to part for them for less than $50. So for dosage & calc we use the Henke Nursing Math book. If you can find one of those used, I would buy it. Just make sure you un-select it from your book package through Lippincott if you buy it in advance
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