Anyone starting their pre-reqs @ Gwinnett Tech?

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    i will be attending the fall quarter 2010. just wondering if anyone is in the same boat... or if anyone has any advise.
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    I just finished my pre-reqs and will be starting the ADN program there in the fall. My very best advice is if you can get into ........ A&P classes, i would highly recommend it. No matter who you get, you will get a DVD of her lectures when you buy the book, but after comparing notes with other students it seems that people in her class experience less stress although we were all issued the same pool of test questions. She has a very natural teaching style that really draws you in. I found A&PI to be the toughest of all of the classes and MicroBiology to be the most fun.
    Good Luck!
    Last edit by jb2u on Jun 8, '10 : Reason: Removed professor's name. TOS Violation
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    Will do and much thanks - congrats on getting in! Do you have any idea how many people apply? 40 sounds like a small number :uhoh21:
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    Mandy, for our class the last number i heard that applied was over 3000, but only around 270 of those had everything that was needed to make it to the testing phase. It is VERY competative, but when they are looking at GPA they only consider the 8 classes needed for entrance into the program. So, if you have less than a B in any of those 8, i would consider retaking. You are not initially penalized for repeating classes for a better grade and they take your highest grade when figuring the GPA. The entrance exam is somewhat of a challenge. It had been a lot of years since i had taken BIO 101 so i unfortunately forgot some of that. After the entrance exam then the top 60 were invited for an interview. After the interview the top 40 were offered a spot. It really is an endurance contest!
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    Geez Louise! That seems like a pretty big sign to have a larger dept. Im up for the challenge - but not in love with the number 40 @ the moment.
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    i will be attending the fall quarter 2010. just wondering if anyone is in the same boat... or if anyone has any advise.

    hi mandy,

    i plan on touring and turning in app to begin pre-reqs next week, hope to see you in fall. i have been doing so much research on what school to apply to and gtc looks like the best option for me. i am still curious about how long we will be doing pre-reqs before we can apply for the nursing program? do you know?
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    Hi Mandy,

    I plan on touring and turning in app to begin pre-reqs next week, hope to see you in fall. I have been doing so much research on what school to apply to and GTC looks like the best option for me. I am still curious about how long we will be doing pre-reqs before we can apply for the nursing program? Do you know?

    Well Im guessing its impossible to finish my pre-reqs in one quarter so I suppose I will be applying in 2012 seeing as you have to have finished them before Jan to start in the fall (BOOO!) So I will just take my time and do the difficult classes first so that I can retake if I need to up my GPA > as whisky suggested... ugh this "2 year associates degree" will most definitely be a challenge.
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    If my memory serves me correctly, you have to have Bio 101 (at this school i think it was intro to human biology, but i could be wrong and GTC-web does not list prereqs) to get into A&PI. Then you have to have A&P1 completed before you can get into A&P II and Microbiology, both of which are lab classes. I know several people who took A&P II and Micro at the same time and being as they are both lab classes, you have twice as many tests. Plus you have to count on spending non class room time in the labs during open lab to prepare for the tests. It is a tough course load to carry but i know of several people who did it in style. GTC is coverting to semesters next summer, so if i were you i would definetly fill up the fall with bio intro, winter with a&p I, spring with A&P II and either summer or fal 2011 with Micro. in each of those terms i would take one of the other non-science requirements. That way you would be on track because you DO have to have all of the requirements completed before you can apply. And it would spread out the stress load. No matter how comfortable i felt with the course material, i always felt the weight of the program competition hanging over me, and probably pushed myself to extremes when it came to acheiving the grades. However, for me, it paid off.
    Also, in my first post i mentioned that they consider 8 classes when looking at GPA, but i was wrong....they only require 6 classes: A&P I, A&P II, MicroBiology, English Comp, College Algebra, and Intro to Psychology. Now that is JUST to get into the program. To graduate with a degree there are other classes that are required such as Speech and Sociology and Music Appreciation. I forget about those classes because i had already completed them before applying. Those classes additional classes can be taken before or during the nursing program. For me though, i have to work while i go to school, so i was sure that i would only have nursing programs left to take so that i could concentrate my valuable study time on just that subject.
    Last edit by wifeofwhiskeyg on Jun 8, '10 : Reason: Added additional information.
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    hi I am also finishing up prereqs at gtc to i am extremely afraid of applying and being rejected next year is there any advice that you can offer as to whats the best thing to do to better your chances. and how do you like the program there? what do you like about it and what do you not like about it? and if you dont mind me asking what was your gpa and entrance score.
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    I am in the Fall 2010 ADN class, and since it does not start for over two months, i cannot yet give an opinion of the program. Personally, I still have a lot of questions about it too. But i am certain that i have an extremely high opinion of GTC. The class sizes are awsome and the instructors were very approachable. The competition to get into the ADN was fierce and stressful, but it was well worth the effort to know i start the program here shortly. I am not proud of it, BUT my evolve score was 89.17 (i had a really bad test day after a 12 hour night shift) but my GPA was a 4.0. I also got additional credit for having all of my other classes completed and for being employed in health care. My friend made an 87 and had a 3.8 GPA and made it in as well. Good Luck!


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