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    Need honest feedback please!

    In Spring 2007 I started the 1st semester of El Centro's ADN program. I worked very hard for 3 years getting all A's just to get into the program. I got in and within a month I had to make the tough decision that it was not for me and I withdrew from the program. I was so nervous when it came to doing anything in skills lab. I was super nervous when doing vitals, etc. and I didn't do very well and that just made things worse for me. I decided to take some time to figure out what I wanted to do since that did not work out for me. In Summer 2009 I started the Rad Tech program at a different community college and did fine with it. I was very scared that I'd have the same issues that I did in nursing school but I didn't. I don't know what was so different but I started feeling like maybe El Centro's program just was not a good fit for me. Maybe the timing wasn't right for me since I had to quit a full time job to start nursing school and had not secured a part time job yet. ??? I didn't see all that then but I see it now. In my very first semester of Rad Tech school clinicals I got feedback from the other techs telling me that I had excellent patient care skills and one even asked why I didn't go into nursing instead. Until then I really tried to put nursing out of my mind. As much as I tried to ignore it, I just couldn't. I graduated from Rad Tech school in 2011 and now I work with nurses everyday in the ER at a partnered THR facility. With where I work I'm in a position to go back to school and be a RN if I want. I am considering UTA's traditional BSN (non-online) since I have so many of their prereqs done already with a 4.0 GPA. I'd like some HONEST feedback from others on my situation please. Thank you in advance!
  2. Im just going by what Baylor in Dallas does. They have a 12 hour Saturday and 12 hour Sunday weekend shift where you get paid for 36 hours and get full benefits. I was trying to see if any of the hospitals in Houston offer something like that since I will more than likely be moving to Houston in the near future.
  3. I'm interested in kowing which Houston area hospitals offer WEEKEND incentive programs. I'd love to find a Saturday / Sunday only with full benefits. Thanks in advance.
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    Financial aid question.

    I just ran across this post and I am in the same situation now. The class I am currently enrolled in puts me at 93 hours and I start a Radiologic Technology program in May. I saw that the last post to this thread was in August 2008. To the original poster, how was your situation resolved?
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    El Centro/ Northlake-----Spring 07

    Spill, I am really sorry about your check off. I know exactly how you feel. I agree, Iris is wonderful. When you were practicing radial pulse on me yesterday it seemed that your fingernails were in the way. Do you think that might have had a factor in you not feeling it during checkoff ? Amy
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    El Centro/ Northlake-----Spring 07

    Thanks Jaxia and Yang for trying to cheer me up. I was SO anxious yesterday and couldn't focus on studying much. I didn't sleep well either. I *THINK* I passed the test...I got a 74 but really wasn't suprised due to yesterday's events. I have an appt. with Al T. on Friday. I also talked to my psych. professor from last semester and he said to see how the semester goes and then decide if I want to continue or pursue something else so that's what I am going to do. I didn't do so well on the test and it could have been alot worse and I feel better now. The people in my class that did well used the P&P study guide so I am going to start using it. I *think* I might get a chance to re-do vitals tomorrow and I will if I can since Spill and I practiced for an hour or so this afternoon with Iris. I wish Iris was our clinical instructor - she really knows her stuff and seems to like teaching better than the instructors do. Amy
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    El Centro/ Northlake-----Spring 07

    Our instructor told us to verbalize when we were doing respirations but she mentioned that it was for check off purposes only and not to do it in real life. So I guess it just depends on the instructor. Amy
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    North Lake/El Centro - Fall '06!

    Katie, It was nice to FINALLY meet you! I kind of thought that was you when I saw you in the hallway looking into our classroom. I figured you recognized Spill from the pictures she posted. Amy
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    El Centro/ Northlake-----Spring 07

    Jaxia ----- that made me laugh through the tears! 11:00 am. I am going to try to study some more before it's too late.
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    El Centro/ Northlake-----Spring 07

    Katie -- Thank you so much for your encouraging words. It seems like physical assessment would be the hardest check off with all those (39!) steps. Jaxia -- You are so funny. :icon_hug:
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    El Centro/ Northlake-----Spring 07

    Yang....I know how you feel. I failed too - my #'s were too far off from hers on apical and radial pulses. I was SO nervous. I am seriously considering changing my major. Today is not the 1st time I have had this feeling - that's what scares me. We have lecture test #1 tomorrow and I can't even concentrate enough to study! I will see how test #1 goes and then probably talk to Al T @ ECC. Amy
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    Ultrasound vs. Nursing

    I was wondering if this thread is still alive. I am currently in 1st semester of an ADN RN program and am seriously considering dropping my program since I am feeling that nursing might not be for me. I would like to stay in the medical field and am looking into ultrasound since my school also offers that and I feel that would be a better fit for me. Any info. would be appreciated. I am also wondering if ultrasound school is as difficult as nursing school.
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    El Centro/ Northlake-----Spring 07

    LOL @ Jaxia! Told you so!
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    El Centro/ Northlake-----Spring 07

    Good luck Jaxia and Yang on skills check off tomorrow. I am curious to know how it goes. I have mine on Tuesday and then lecture test #1 on Wednesday. Amy
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    North Lake/El Centro - Fall '06!

    NLN accreditation DOES matter in some situations like for people who want to go onto a Master's program. Some Master's programs will only accept applicants with a BSN from a NLN accredited school. But most will accept either accreditaion.
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    North Lake/El Centro - Fall '06!

    I favor UTA more simply because they are NLNAC (NLN) accredited and TWU is not. NLN sets the standard for nursing education so that is important to me, but may not be to others. Also, I like the fact that you can complete it in 2 semesters and like Fun stated previously, it's part of the University of Texas system. Who knows...by the time I graduate UTA may have their RN-BSN program online.