Best nursing school in GA?

  1. 0 In your opinion what is the best nursing school in GA and why?

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  4. Visit  Highschoolfuturenurs profile page
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    Well in the U.S rankings. Emory is 1st in the state, Mercer is 2nd and Georgia State is 3rd. I fell in love with Emory when i went for a college visit. I heard their program was incredible. But it's just so expensive.
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    I know - I would love to go to Emory. I wonder if it's possible to get enough scholarships to cover tuition 100%?
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    Quote from Highschoolfuturenurs
    Well in the U.S rankings. Emory is 1st in the state, Mercer is 2nd and Georgia State is 3rd. I fell in love with Emory when i went for a college visit. I heard their program was incredible. But it's just so expensive.
    Where did you find those statistics?
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    Quote from Sings&Shoots
    Where did you find those statistics?
    US News & World Reports.
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    Quote from sk8inghunny
    I know - I would love to go to Emory. I wonder if it's possible to get enough scholarships to cover tuition 100%?
    They have one big scholarship for the nursing program but its really really competitive. I talked to the financial aid office and they gave me an estimate on how much help I would get based on what my parents make. If you come from a family of 30k or less you get full tuition. If your family makes around 50k its about 50% tuition and so on. So my second best option is Georgia State which i heard is an awesome program.
  9. Visit  sk8inghunny profile page
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    We would qualify for the full tuition because we have children....but that's the competitive scholarship right? Is that the one where you agree to work at Children's Healthcare? That would be amazing!
  10. Visit  Highschoolfuturenurs profile page
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    The NEAT one for Emory is the really competitive one. I'm not sure how competitive the CHANCES is though. There's also the Opportunities scholarship if you are bilingual!
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    Quote from Highschoolfuturenurs
    US News & World Reports.
    Isnt that for the grad schools though?
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    Quote from proudmommy
    Isnt that for the grad schools though?
    hmm no idea. They just showed it to us when i toured Emory. But it's undeniable that Emory is the best nursing program in the State.
  13. Visit  Kel3 profile page
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    This is far too subjective to say that any one school is undeniably the best school in Georgia. Emory may be the best school for you, it may even be the very best school in GA *in your opinion* but it isn't an undeniable fact.

    As for me and my opinion...

    My first choice is Georgia State. It is the only school that I applied to for the fall. If I'm not accepted then I will certainly apply to other programs for spring, but I want to go to GSU badly enough that I put all my eggs in one basket this time around. I like GSU because the tuition is very affordable and the campus is in close proximity to my home. I have a neighbor who graduated from Georgia State's SON about 2 years ago and speaks so very highly of the program and faculty; I have another neighbor who is currently in the program and echoes that opinion. Several years ago when I was working as a PCT at one of the local hospitals, GSU nurses had a good rep amongst staff for being able to apply theory to practice. My ex-husband, who is an administrator at a local hospital system, says that GSU students/recent grads still have a great rep at his facilities. Finally, GSU has a good NCLEX first-pass rate.

    All that being said, there are so many GREAT nursing schools in Georgia to choose from. You just have to find the one(s) with the most of what's important to you. I would try to visit some campuses (they each have their own "feel") and talk with current and former students. You can access NCLEX pass rates at the SOS website. Best of luck to you, sk8inghunny!!

    Kel3

    (ps--Just for the record, highschoolfuturenurs: I have another friend who is currently a student in Emory's SON and she would certainly agree with you. She adores the program, and it was actually the only school that she applied to. Emory has an *awesome* program and I wouldn't say otherwise. I don't want you to think that I'm picking on you or Emory. )
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    Quote from Kel3
    This is far too subjective to say that any one school is undeniably the best school in Georgia. Emory may be the best school for you, it may even be the very best school in GA *in your opinion* but it isn't an undeniable fact.

    As for me and my opinion...

    My first choice is Georgia State. It is the only school that I applied to for the fall. If I'm not accepted then I will certainly apply to other programs for spring, but I want to go to GSU badly enough that I put all my eggs in one basket this time around. I like GSU because the tuition is very affordable and the campus is in close proximity to my home. I have a neighbor who graduated from Georgia State's SON about 2 years ago and speaks so very highly of the program and faculty; I have another neighbor who is currently in the program and echoes that opinion. Several years ago when I was working as a PCT at one of the local hospitals, GSU nurses had a good rep amongst staff for being able to apply theory to practice. My ex-husband, who is an administrator at a local hospital system, says that GSU students/recent grads still have a great rep at his facilities. Finally, GSU has a good NCLEX first-pass rate.

    All that being said, there are so many GREAT nursing schools in Georgia to choose from. You just have to find the one(s) with the most of what's important to you. I would try to visit some campuses (they each have their own "feel") and talk with current and former students. You can access NCLEX pass rates at the SOS website. Best of luck to you, sk8inghunny!!

    Kel3

    (ps--Just for the record, highschoolfuturenurs: I have another friend who is currently a student in Emory's SON and she would certainly agree with you. She adores the program, and it was actually the only school that she applied to. Emory has an *awesome* program and I wouldn't say otherwise. I don't want you to think that I'm picking on you or Emory. )

    Oh my plan is to go to Georgia State too. I'm putting all my eggs in one basket. I have heard only amazing things about their program. I think Emory is way too overpriced for a nursing degree. But the classes are smaller and the professors are extremely dedicated to their students. Even meeting them after school and on weekends at coffee shops to help them out with any issues they have with the material. It has more money so it creates more opportunities for the students. At the orientation they said that they even help their nursing students find jobs after graduation but don't take my word for it. It may not be a fact that it is the best program in GA but as a university itself, it is extremely prestigious and is highly regarded.
  15. Visit  sk8inghunny profile page
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    Thank you both so much for your time. I sat down with my adviser/A&P professor and we talked about all the classes I would need in order to start a BSN program in the fall of 2012. It would be A LOT! I mean she thinks I'm fully capable and should go for it, but on the other hand it just won't work for my family.
    I have a 4.0 GPA - completely aced A&P with no biology or chemistry prior. So I was beginning to feel VERY confident and wanting to pick one of the "best" schools in the state. However, we have 5 children and my husband currently is having difficulty wih some eye issues...me being gone all day 5 days a week for the next 3 years just won't work. So I'm going to go ahead and apply to 3 ADN/ASN programs this fall for fall 2012 entry. At first I was really bummed about it, but it truly is the best thing for my family - me included.
    With my GPA so high I'm hoping I won't have any problem getting in first try - if I do not - well then I will have that extra year to work on the bsn requirements and will then definitely go straight for the bsn...but right now I'm really hoping to get accepted on my first application.
    Thank you all so much for all your help! Even if I don't go to Emory or GA State - I still love to learn about these programs!
    Last edit by sk8inghunny on Mar 7, '11


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