Hello! Congratulations on your acceptance! I am an El Centro-North Lake grad May 2009. It is a tough program to get into and to stay in. I did get a job a month before graduation. I still work in the same place and love it. As for the program, I'm sure it has changed. I don't have info on costs, etc. But I will say that the first semester, like the ones after it, suck. I don't know many people, I know none, in fact, who enjoyed nursing school. My mantra during those two years was "just get through this." My clinical instructor was a complete but, and writing care plans is pretty stupid, in my opinion. Just keep working hard and eventually graduation will come. In my last semester, I did a preceptorship for clinical. Basically, I was hooked up with one nurse and worked her schedule twice a week. It was awesome because I only had to see my clinical instructor twice. I recommend doing that, if possible. The driving is going to be a drag for you but you are in and I promise it will fly by. My memory is foggy, thank God, but remember, you'll get out of the program what you put into it. Back then, there were a few instructors who I could count on to help me if asked. Get close to some of the other people in the class. Make a study group, if possible. These are the people who will get you through. You won't be the only one from FW, I imagine. We had a few from mid-cities. Good luck!