GCC Weekend Program - page 3

I am curious what the weekend GCC nursing program schedule is... Fri lecture, Sat clinicals, what is Sunday used for? And, in addition what is the homework load like? Any feedback would be... Read More

  1. Visit  SNIXRN profile page
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    Hey Crystal. I'm in Block 4 in Glendale's Weekend Program and I live in Scottsdale. It's about a 30-40 minute drive depending on traffic. My class has people all over the valley... Gilbert, Goodyear, Avondale, Scottsdale... Some people from the east side carpool. As for me, I don't like the drive, but it isn't horrible. You can make the most of it. I used to record lecture then listen to it on the way to and from school.

    As for clinicals, I was one of the students who drove to Mesa for Peds. Before the semester our teacher informed us that we would be adding another clinical group that would go to Cardons, Mayo, and Banner Thunderbird - so I requested to be in that group, but that wasn't until block 3. However, in the previous blocks we had to drive to places in Phoenix, Glendale, Sun City and Peoria. The good thing about the weekend program is you would only have to drive to clinicals 1x/week (until block 3, then it's twice).

    As for the study group. If you end up not having anyone who lives on the east side, you could always just form a study group after class on Fri or Sat like some people do...

    Hope this helps
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  3. Visit  annek profile page
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    Hi--The Glendale weekend program sounds pretty good, but how many semesters or how long did you all have to wait to get into it? It's the only program like it being offered, so I'm thinking it's pretty popular.
  4. Visit  mbifo profile page
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    What a wonderful helpful series of posts. I am a Massachusetts resident looking to move to the Phoenix area to apply to the Glendale weekend program. I'll be coming out in November for another visit and would like to do some apt hunting. Could you share what areas are safest to live in for a single woman / what areas I should avoid, yet still within a reasonable distance from all school obligations? Thanks so much!
  5. Visit  Layciem profile page
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    Depending on what your willing to pay in rent, the Arrowhead area, which is around 59th-83rd Ave and Bell has some really nice apartments, but are also a llittle pricier. There are always quite a few places along the 101 which have decent rent and is a good/safe neighborhood.
    Hope this helps.
  6. Visit  Deeval profile page
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    Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone can give me information on what blocks 3 &4 in the wknd program entail. I think i read somewhere on the blog that block 3 does not have lecture, only lab. Also, how long is each block? a semester?
  7. Visit  Deeval profile page
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    Hi ,
    Its been a while since anyone has posted on this thread but Im hopeful that some of you will still read my post. I finished Blocks 1-2 (LPN) about 5years ago and Im in my last week of Microbiology, which is my last prerequisite to apply into Block 3. I attended MCCCD/Estrella for my LPN. Im just a bit confused about what I do now. I am enrolled in Pharm 187 to begin at the end of this month and is one month long. I also need to take the HESI-A2 and HESI-PN. Do I have to wait until I (hopefully) pass these tests to apply? I feel so lost. I am really REALLY hoping there would be a way that I could start this fall. I think the best program for me would probably be the GCC wknd program. Does anyone know the start dates of Block 3 placements? Like is it every Jan. and Aug? Any advice/info would be greatly appreciated.
  8. Visit  i'mdown4that profile page
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    Hi there,
    There are two start dates per year; Jan and July. Your best bet would be to contact April Orr at GCC. She handles admissions for the nursing program. I am starting Block 1 in the GCC weekend program in July.
    Good luck to you!!
  9. Visit  fromtheseaRN profile page
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    i agree your best bet is to contact the school. on gcc's website they have a nursing page with all of the contact info.
    also, in regards to your post before this one, all blocks have lecture. i'm in block 3 now and we have lecture friday mornings 7-1030, and clinicals all day saturday, 630am-530pm. block 3 is broken into obstetrics, med-surg, then pediatrics.
  10. Visit  mom2a1c2 profile page
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    Thank you for all the info. I am trying to work out my childcare. So is lecture always on Friday and clinicals always on Saturday's? Is there ever clinicals on Friday?

    Also, how involved is the process to pick the patient on Thursday for the clinical?

    Thanks again!

    Quote from fromthesea
    i agree your best bet is to contact the school. on gcc's website they have a nursing page with all of the contact info.
    also, in regards to your post before this one, all blocks have lecture. i'm in block 3 now and we have lecture friday mornings 7-1030, and clinicals all day saturday, 630am-530pm. block 3 is broken into obstetrics, med-surg, then pediatrics.
  11. Visit  fromtheseaRN profile page
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    it switches around each block. block 1 i had lecture fri, clinical sat. block 2 was clinical fri, lecture sat. block 3 and block 4 are lecture fri, clinical sat. it's always subject to change, there are so many nursing schools vying for clinical placements in hospitals, so the schools have to schedule the clinicals on whichever day they can get into the hospital.
    going to the hospital the day before to pick your patient can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on what your clinical instructor wants you to do in terms of how much info you need to collect, etc. also, most of the time your careplan needs to be done that day and turned in when you get to the hospital for clinical (in block 1 not so much, but in the next 3 block, yes). when you start doing careplans they can take 8-12 hours, but now in block 3 i can crank one out in 3-4 hours.
    figuring out childcare is a tough road to navigate with nursing school. i'm still trying to figure out who will watch my kids next block when i'm in my preceptorship, so i wish you luck!
  12. Visit  mom2a1c2 profile page
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    Thank you again. I think the best for me would be to find a place close to my house, and plan on 1/2 day Thursday, and all day Fri and Sat.

    Thanks again!


    Quote from fromthesea
    it switches around each block. block 1 i had lecture fri, clinical sat. block 2 was clinical fri, lecture sat. block 3 and block 4 are lecture fri, clinical sat. it's always subject to change, there are so many nursing schools vying for clinical placements in hospitals, so the schools have to schedule the clinicals on whichever day they can get into the hospital.
    going to the hospital the day before to pick your patient can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on what your clinical instructor wants you to do in terms of how much info you need to collect, etc. also, most of the time your careplan needs to be done that day and turned in when you get to the hospital for clinical (in block 1 not so much, but in the next 3 block, yes). when you start doing careplans they can take 8-12 hours, but now in block 3 i can crank one out in 3-4 hours.
    figuring out childcare is a tough road to navigate with nursing school. i'm still trying to figure out who will watch my kids next block when i'm in my preceptorship, so i wish you luck!
  13. Visit  AZMOMO2 profile page
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    You have to take and pass your exams and be close to finishing your last required course in order to submit your Advanced Placement Application with it being contingent on your final grade for actual placement into an available slot for Block 3. But you know only completed applications get more weight.

    I am doing the same thing which is how I know but I am applying into the programs for Spring start.


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