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I am a 1st year nursing student at GPC and am having a very difficult time right now with my decision for coming to this school. The program is very unorganized. Here is a list of the problems I have found so far: 1. There are... Read More


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    Hello everyone, I applied to GPC for the spring semester 2008 but i think I m going to be in big trouble after reading this thread from GPC students' experiences...I have applied for ADN program, any suggestion, should i go there or r there any other community colleges in georgia which r better than GPC???
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    Great advice. I spoke with others and something that has helped me a lot is to STOP trying to read everything. I was told to take the powerpoint presentations and listen and highlight in my book the section the instructor is going over. Then go home and read the highlighted sections and study for understanding.
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    The GPC program is doable. I focus on test taking statgies more than anything else. I go to class and pay attention to the lectures and print out the powerpoints. I may skim over the fundamental's book to help clarify lecture objectives but for the most part I do not have time to read. You have to find the best strategy for you. Most of the test questions are application based rather than knowledged based. For this reason I am able to focus on concepts and test taking strategies. Next semester I may have to change my focus and adjust to the new material. Right now my test average is 88.
    Last edit by Nikki The Great on Nov 11, '07 : Reason: spelling
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    Thanks for ur advices...I think everything is upon the lecture notes...wat abt lab stuff? Could u really understand wat u r suppose to do in labs? Actually I m new to this country so it's tottaly complicated for me to study in nursing in everyway...u know wat i mean? I m just little too scared of that wat if I give up??? I really don't have any other major chosen as an option...I hope ur advice on how to study in college will help me...
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    to: nursebunky
    i currently attend griffin tech and i plan to transfer to a adn program after i complete my prereq's. i drove down to gordon to check out their facility and yes it was very far, but i am considering it. i was very impressed with their nclex pass rate. can you give me more info on them as to who i should talk to there about the program? how long did it take for you to get a job? and any other info or tips that maybe helpful????
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    I'm a recent grad of GPC...May of 2008. There are tons of negative reviews about the GPC nursing program. All I can say is that no nursing program is perfect, and there will always be people that are unhappy. I have been working for about 3 months now, only had 8 weeks of orientation, and actually am proud to say that I graduated from GPC. Yes the program is EXTREMELY tough, BUT I really honestly can say that they do prepare you for the real world of nursing. Its not all kicks and giggles BY ANY MEANS. My advice for anyone going to GPC is stay positive, stay away from anyone who bashes the program. They will only bring you down with them! BTW...my graduating class was around 80 students and NOT A SINGLE ONE FAILED THE NCLEX. In fact GPC has a 100% pass rate on NCLEX for the past 6 years. For those who really have a passion to be a nurse, you will do fine at GPC!
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    Quote from bfew0711
    I'm a recent grad of GPC...May of 2008. There are tons of negative reviews about the GPC nursing program. All I can say is that no nursing program is perfect, and there will always be people that are unhappy. I have been working for about 3 months now, only had 8 weeks of orientation, and actually am proud to say that I graduated from GPC. Yes the program is EXTREMELY tough, BUT I really honestly can say that they do prepare you for the real world of nursing. Its not all kicks and giggles BY ANY MEANS. My advice for anyone going to GPC is stay positive, stay away from anyone who bashes the program. They will only bring you down with them! BTW...my graduating class was around 80 students and NOT A SINGLE ONE FAILED THE NCLEX. In fact GPC has a 100% pass rate on NCLEX for the past 6 years. For those who really have a passion to be a nurse, you will do fine at GPC!

    Thank you so much for your review of the program!! I admit I too am frightened by some of the things I have read, but in reality every nursing program will be tough and not all instructors will be organized and polite. I will be attending GPC's program in January if I don't make it into KSU's. It's funny because you hear about how great KSU's nursing program is, but I have heard the SAME stuff about it. There are a handful of instructors who are disorganized and expect you to know more than you do. There are seemingly impossible courses. But you get through the program if your goal is to become a great nurse. Same goes for GPC. The only reason KSU is my top choice at the moment is because I already have all the prereqs for a BSN program so I'd rather just get that since the nursing portion is the same amount of time as an ASN (5 semesters). Anyway I wish luck to everyone already in the program and those who have recently been accepted, Congratulations!!!!
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    Yea...GPC sucks from what i hear! There is not ONE persone who i have come across who speaks favorably of the program.

    Mex
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    Okay, first of all. Do you or did you attend the program? When did you last speak to someone about the program? If you haven't or don't go to GPC, then it would be best not to comment about a school until you walk in the students' shoes and go through the program.

    All schools have issues. I think I am starting to sound like a broken record with this, but at least GPC is trying to make changes that are for the better. I am a current student and no I don't think the program "s**ks". This is really a poor response and it would have been much better to think of something more mature to comment.
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    i'm not interested in sugar coating what i hear! Past and recently graduated people have made these comments...in fact not one person who i have spoken to about GPC has EVER had anything good to say about the program...they saw it as a necessary evil. So if you have an issue with the TRUTH of what people are saying about what i presume to be your school then take it up with your peers. All schools have problems but from what i hear not EVERY school has GPCs problems...when past and current students have nothing, absolutely nothing good to say, it speaks volume about the program. Even more so those who have graduated from the program and are now practicing!! Usually people remember their programs fondly once they graduate and are practicing even if there where things they did not agree with but that most certainly is not the case with GPCs past and present students that have spoken to about GPC!! When all that i have spoken to (7/8 to be exact, which is a alot given the small amount of people who actually graduate...lol) not only don't recommend it but actually advise you to steer clear of it...I can't sugar coat that. I only represent here what i have heard from those who i have talked to, I'm sure there are new grads who don't speak ill of this program but i have not had the opportunity of speaking with them. All in all, the TRUTH hurts...and i'm not interested in sugar coating it!!! it is what it is...deal with it...

    Mex


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