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hello. i'm from atlanta and have recently been accepted by georgia baptist. i'm still waiting on letters from kennesaw, brenau, and north georgia. does anyone have any feedback about any of these... Read More

  1. by   Atlanta6789
    Okay, this is getting a little frustrating about NGCSU's lack of a definite campus site...so many people (including myself) are trying to make plans about where they are going to live, work, commute, etc. for the next two years -- and that's hard to do, when you don't know where you will be going to school! Alpharetta or Marietta?! It would be a lot easier if this decision had already been made by the administration at NGCSU, BEFORE sending out acceptance letters. Anybody know exactly what happened to close the Windy Hill/Wellstar campus? (Just curious, at this point...).

    Regardless, I know we are all still excited about the program -- but it is still making it hard for those of us who are trying to move, find childcare, find part-time jobs, etc. Or, at least, it's becoming a little difficult for me -- in truth, I'm wondering if this lack of organization is going to be the norm for NGCSU...???...I hope not. I've heard so many good things about the program, and I SO want to get excited about this -- but it's becoming more difficult, the more in LIMBO I feel.

    Anyone else feel the same?
  2. by   Eagle Girl 06
    I can assure you this is not the norm with NGCSU. Kennestone Hospital decided not to continue its relationship w/NGCSU because they are partnering with a nearby technical school to offer an ADN program. Rumor has it they have always wanted to do this in first place and the opportunity finally presented itself. This just happened in January or February. Instead of doing away with 40 to 50 positions (which they could have), NGCSU has been trying hard to pin down a new location so these students can still have a place to attend nursing school. Having said that, I would feel totally frustrated that the site is in limbo and I'm sure that everyone needs to plan their lives around where they will be attending school. Hopefully, they will solve this soon. You can be excited about the program though - it has been a great experience. I will keep asking, and if I hear anything concrete I will let you know!!
  3. by   Atlanta6789
    Thanks, Eagle Girl, for the reassurance. I'm still VERY excited about the program -- I feel it is a definite honor to have been accepted, and I can't wait to start clinicals in the Fall. I just wish I knew exactly where I was going and when. My house is on the market, and we were tentatively trying to look at moving to Forsyth...but if Marietta is still a possibility for NGCSU, then maybe I won't move to Forsyth, after all! (Ha, ha!) Oh well. I'm sure they are doing the best that they can -- and I'm extremely thankful they (NGCSU) didn't cut the spots and do away with the second satellite program, completely. I'll just have to be patient (along with everybody else!), and wait and see what happens...I'm sure everything will work out, in the end. Thanks for keeping all of us posted -- we appreciate any and all info you might can pass along.

    I bet the technical school that is starting a new ASN program (in coordination with Kennestone) is Chattahoochee Tech. I heard a rumor that they were going to be starting up a new program -- but still haven't heard anything definite. (If that is the case, then that's good news for all the "potential want-to-be-RN's" over here in the Paulding and West Cobb areas.)

    Thanks again for the info. Best wishes to all my classmates, here. Can't wait to put names to faces at orientation in August! Yipee!!! :hatparty:
  4. by   jules_
    Quote from Atlanta6789
    Thanks, Eagle Girl, for the reassurance. I'm still VERY excited about the program -- I feel it is a definite honor to have been accepted, and I can't wait to start clinicals in the Fall. I just wish I knew exactly where I was going and when. My house is on the market, and we were tentatively trying to look at moving to Forsyth...but if Marietta is still a possibility for NGCSU, then maybe I won't move to Forsyth, after all! (Ha, ha!) Oh well. I'm sure they are doing the best that they can -- and I'm extremely thankful they (NGCSU) didn't cut the spots and do away with the second satellite program, completely. I'll just have to be patient (along with everybody else!), and wait and see what happens...I'm sure everything will work out, in the end. Thanks for keeping all of us posted -- we appreciate any and all info you might can pass along.

    I bet the technical school that is starting a new ASN program (in coordination with Kennestone) is Chattahoochee Tech. I heard a rumor that they were going to be starting up a new program -- but still haven't heard anything definite. (If that is the case, then that's good news for all the "potential want-to-be-RN's" over here in the Paulding and West Cobb areas.)

    Thanks again for the info. Best wishes to all my classmates, here. Can't wait to put names to faces at orientation in August! Yipee!!! :hatparty:
    I attended Chattahooche Tech last summer and they were talking about a nursing program, but seem to be dragging there feet.

    Jules
  5. by   shukry
    Quote from jules_
    I attended Chattahooche Tech last summer and they were talking about a nursing program, but seem to be dragging there feet.

    Jules
    According to my Micro teacher in Chattahoochee, the RN program will start 2006. In both Marietta and Paulding locations.
  6. by   atlantaree
    Hi everyone,

    I have finally become a member of this nursing forum although I have been actively reading it for some time. Can anyone tell me the cost of mercer per semester? I currently attend GPC, and am thinking of applying to their nursing program next fall because I think Mercer will be too expensive. I have heard some negative things about GPC from this site. Can anyone tell me what is good about the program and also what makes it so bad?
  7. by   sheri_u2
    Quote from atlantaree
    Hi everyone,

    I have finally become a member of this nursing forum although I have been actively reading it for some time. Can anyone tell me the cost of mercer per semester? I currently attend GPC, and am thinking of applying to their nursing program next fall because I think Mercer will be too expensive. I have heard some negative things about GPC from this site. Can anyone tell me what is good about the program and also what makes it so bad?
    I also attend GPC and have been accepted to Mercer and GPC for fall. I put down deposits on both for the same reason.....Mercer is too expensive($6,900 per semester!) so I'm unsure until I receive my financial aid package, and I heard it's not good at GPC. :uhoh21:
    Here's the deal, I have a friend currently in GPCs program (where I may end up attending because it's the only affordable way cause I'm waitlisted at NGCSU). Anyway, he said it IS possible to succeed but you have to enter the program knowing that there won't be much "handholding" by the professors. In other words, they don't really care if you succeed so your on your own. In other words, you get what you pay for and a lot of people leave the program because they expected a more "caring environment." Their spring 2005 class started with 55 and are now down to 40. I also hear there is a problem with "disorganization" by the faculty. its ALOT of material so don't even think about holding a job. Your in clinical from 6am-2pm and have reading every night. The way I look at it, if GPC is my only option I'm just gonna go in preparing for the worst, join the student nurse association so I have a support system and spend my summer "preparing" by maybe studying the medical math problems, terminology and NCLEX style test questions and maybe I'll be o.k. It's gonna be "hard" no matter where you go but when its' all over, wouldn't you rather be $5,000 in debt vs.$40,000? :stone
  8. by   12BRN
    Quote from sheri_u2
    I also attend GPC and have been accepted to Mercer and GPC for fall. I put down deposits on both for the same reason.....Mercer is too expensive($6,900 per semester!) so I'm unsure until I receive my financial aid package, and I heard it's not good at GPC. :uhoh21:
    Here's the deal, I have a friend currently in GPCs program (where I may end up attending because it's the only affordable way cause I'm waitlisted at NGCSU). Anyway, he said it IS possible to succeed but you have to enter the program knowing that there won't be much "handholding" by the professors. In other words, they don't really care if you succeed so your on your own. In other words, you get what you pay for and a lot of people leave the program because they expected a more "caring environment." Their spring 2005 class started with 55 and are now down to 40. I also hear there is a problem with "disorganization" by the faculty. its ALOT of material so don't even think about holding a job. Your in clinical from 6am-2pm and have reading every night. The way I look at it, if GPC is my only option I'm just gonna go in preparing for the worst, join the student nurse association so I have a support system and spend my summer "preparing" by maybe studying the medical math problems, terminology and NCLEX style test questions and maybe I'll be o.k. It's gonna be "hard" no matter where you go but when its' all over, wouldn't you rather be $5,000 in debt vs.$40,000? :stone
    Sherri_u2,

    Are you at GPC Dunwoody now, and if so are you in my Microbiology class? I was talking to a girl in my class the other night and she was telling me she was waitlisted for NGCSU too - as I'm sure a lot of people were. This is my third year applying there. To be fair, the first year I didn't have my sciences completed, so I didn't expect to get in, but last year I had every thing except micro done and was really upset about not getting in. So when it came time to apply again, I applied to KSU, NGCSU and Brenau. I was waitlisted at KSU and accepted to the other two. Since I'm an older student (41) I had resigned myself to the fact that I would go into something else if I didn't get in this year. I even have all my pre-reqs for NGCSU's BSN program!

    Anyway, just wanted to say hello, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you regarding the waitlist. The deadline to accept their offer is this week (4/28) so hopefully you'll get a call when they begin pulling people off the waitlist. Good luck to you.

    Lisa
  9. by   sheri_u2
    Quote from 12BRN
    Sherri_u2,

    Are you at GPC Dunwoody now, and if so are you in my Microbiology class? I was talking to a girl in my class the other night and she was telling me she was waitlisted for NGCSU too - as I'm sure a lot of people were. This is my third year applying there. To be fair, the first year I didn't have my sciences completed, so I didn't expect to get in, but last year I had every thing except micro done and was really upset about not getting in. So when it came time to apply again, I applied to KSU, NGCSU and Brenau. I was waitlisted at KSU and accepted to the other two. Since I'm an older student (41) I had resigned myself to the fact that I would go into something else if I didn't get in this year. I even have all my pre-reqs for NGCSU's BSN program!

    Anyway, just wanted to say hello, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you regarding the waitlist. The deadline to accept their offer is this week (4/28) so hopefully you'll get a call when they begin pulling people off the waitlist. Good luck to you.

    Lisa
    What a small world Although I bet that happens to a lot of people on this site. I think I asked you about North GA in thursdays lab and I mentioned about the waitlist. That was you right? I'm hoping I get that phone call for North GA but I don't think I will. I could be #500 on this so called wait list. I'm REALLY weary of going to GPC but may not have a choice. See you Tues! -Sheri
  10. by   12BRN
    Quote from sheri_u2
    What a small world Although I bet that happens to a lot of people on this site. I think I asked you about North GA in thursdays lab and I mentioned about the waitlist. That was you right? I'm hoping I get that phone call for North GA but I don't think I will. I could be #500 on this so called wait list. I'm REALLY weary of going to GPC but may not have a choice. See you Tues! -Sheri
    And yes, it is a small world. Well, let me know if you get a call back from No. Ga. I wish I could meet someone who is going to the Gainesville Campus. Heather, my lab partner in Micro, has applies to Lanier Tech for Dental Hygiene and she will go to that campus, but we won't have any classes together. It is always nice to have a study group.

    Well, take care and I'll see you Tomorrow!

    Lisa
  11. by   atlantaree
    Quote from sheri_u2
    I also attend GPC and have been accepted to Mercer and GPC for fall. I put down deposits on both for the same reason.....Mercer is too expensive($6,900 per semester!) so I'm unsure until I receive my financial aid package, and I heard it's not good at GPC. :uhoh21:
    Here's the deal, I have a friend currently in GPCs program (where I may end up attending because it's the only affordable way cause I'm waitlisted at NGCSU). Anyway, he said it IS possible to succeed but you have to enter the program knowing that there won't be much "handholding" by the professors. In other words, they don't really care if you succeed so your on your own. In other words, you get what you pay for and a lot of people leave the program because they expected a more "caring environment." Their spring 2005 class started with 55 and are now down to 40. I also hear there is a problem with "disorganization" by the faculty. its ALOT of material so don't even think about holding a job. Your in clinical from 6am-2pm and have reading every night. The way I look at it, if GPC is my only option I'm just gonna go in preparing for the worst, join the student nurse association so I have a support system and spend my summer "preparing" by maybe studying the medical math problems, terminology and NCLEX style test questions and maybe I'll be o.k. It's gonna be "hard" no matter where you go but when its' all over, wouldn't you rather be $5,000 in debt vs.$40,000? :stone
    Hi Sherri,
    Im currently a nanny and work in the afternoons. How many days a week are you in clinicals? Is it Monday through Friday? I normally work from 7:00am till 9:00am then 2:30pm-7:30pm.
    I am currently taking chemistry with Burkhart. It is soo hard! How did you go in chemistry?
  12. by   sheri_u2
    Quote from atlantaree
    Hi Sherri,
    Im currently a nanny and work in the afternoons. How many days a week are you in clinicals? Is it Monday through Friday? I normally work from 7:00am till 9:00am then 2:30pm-7:30pm.
    I am currently taking chemistry with Burkhart. It is soo hard! How did you go in chemistry?
    From what I understand, clinical is 6am-2pm and most likely either 2-3 days a week (as that is how it is at most schools). Lecture is on the alternating days and is a full day 8am-4pm. And yes, thats one class all day with 15 min breaks. Thats why they say working is not really an option which makes it very hard for people that need to work. I also took Burkhart and I liked her a lot however, the tests were really hard. I studied all the time, hired a tutor at $50 an hour, 3 times a week and I still scraped by with a C. That was my only C at GPC though. Even my doctor got a C in Chemiistry so don't worry if thats all you make.
  13. by   Atlnurstudt
    Just found out that at Kennesaw you get Fridays off...nice

    Carrie

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