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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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    Good Afternoon all,

    I am in major need of advice. First I want to say I am so glad I joined all nurses, because of all the information I am getting. Ok this is the my issue. Of course I am trying to get in the nursiong program, I currently am in the pre req phase. I am trying to deceide what courses I should take this fall and spring. So far I only have chem, math 1111( due to those learning support class I had to take over because I falled by one point spring 2010 at dunwoody with the professor not even taking in consideration my father suffered a major stroke at that time, he really didnt care that I had to take care of him..but life moves positively forward!) A&P 1 to take before applying to gpc nursing program. Did I mention that I am a returning student with 2 children (1 is a senior in high school, and 1 is in a middle school), and I am a Honors Student. If I am rambling let me know . Anywhoo, for fall I am planning to take chem, math 1111, phlis. 1601. I was thinking of picking up A & P @ Dekalb tech as well so I can knock these courses out quickly. Is that too much? I was told just taking the courses without going to Dekalb Tech would put me at finishing the classes I need by the end of spring semester, to apply for Fall semester 2012 for the nursing program. NOW I am not in my early 20's or live at home with mom, so I dont have four more years of time to complete the Nursing program. Someone please give me advice, as I have been stressing over this for months, I dont want to give up because I have come so far, but Im losing faith.

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    OK, this is probably not what you want to hear, but I think its better to slow it down and take less classes so you have a better chance of getting the highest possible grades. I understand how you feel though, I'm a returning student myself with an 18 yr old son so I know the feeling of time is of essence. But you have to be meticulous about this. Only the highest GPAs are getting into nursing programs these days so its not just a matter of passing these classes, its passing them with flying colors.

    I would not take, chem,math and A&P all in one semester. You will need to dedicate a lot and I mean a lot of study hours to the science classes if you want to do well. I got As in A&P 1 and 2 and it was murder! I was studying at least 4-5 hrs a day. I can't imagine taking chem and math at the same time. But everyone is different.

    If you decide to do that, make sure that the A&P credits from Dekalb Tech transfer. Tech credits are not always transferable, so you want to be sure that they can be transferred if you decide to take it at Tech.

    But like I said, I personally think that is too much for one semester.
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    Okay, let's get to 2010.

    The program is indeed highly competitive but that's what you get asking for an ASN. Just skip the ASN and go for the BSN. Many employers will look for the BSN over the ASN. If you have time for the frustration of an ASN you have time for the frustration of a BSN but in a more professional manner.

    I was denied to the GPC program because the TEAS V said I could not read but excelled in math and science portion. If that is the case for others, please keep in mind that there are numerous schools in GA. The TEAS V results are only good for GPC if you take through GPC. Soooo, please do not waste any of your two chances on the entrance exam for GPC please do it directly through ATI. Now, I have one chance left to "learn how to read", with my high GPA and a geniune interest in Nursing.
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    For those accepted for Spring 2011, are you going to be taking other classes besides the fundamentals 8 credit hours? I have to take 12 credit hours for my financial aid and was worried it would be quite a challenge to take 2 other classes + nursing school. Also since we don't know our schedules yet, I guess the other classes have to be taken online? I thought clinical rotation might be until 11PM at night or on the weekends depending on the assignment and shift? Thank you for any insight or information!
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    JustADream -

    I too was worried about the 12 credit hours for financial aid and other related things. So, what I'm doing is taking SPAN 1002 (should be a breeze) and Fitness Walking . I really don't have any other classes to take but I have to stay enrolled full-time (especially for tuition reimbursement from my employer). I would recommend taking classes that wouldn't put too much stress or take time away from the Nursing course/clinicals. At first, I registered for online classes. However, in my 4 semester experiences with some courses online, they turn out to be MUCH more work than a regular classroom lecture (and also cost more). Hope that helps!
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    hey! im starting gpc's program this august. how's the job finding ? were u able to find a good job, nd where? did u have previous experience?
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    Right on, Amigo!
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    Hi I am in need of some advice I want to start the nursing program at gpc next year so how is it now I know that The spring semester is no longer offered but has anything else changed? Also what are the teachers like. Also do they look at ypur gpa from other schools because mine are not that great due to family issues somebody please help
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    Kier7141, Please do yourself a favor and go somewhere else. I have completed my first year of nursing school here and I wish that I had gone somewhere else. About half of the teachers are just mean or they are taking out their insecurities on the students. Either way it sucks!! The administrators act like they want to help you but when it comes right down to it they don't and don't care. Once you're in you can't get out, no other school will take these credits. Plus it's only an ADN program and most hospitals will only hire a BSN. Then if you want to get into gpc's BSN program, they require you to work a yr in a hospital. Well, how are you going to do that if the hospitals don't hire ADN graduates. I have lost my self esteem and feel helpless. The reviews from 2006 are right on. Believe them!! I wish I had. If you don't care about your self-esteem and want to be treated like a child and have to just take things up the rear then go here. I have never been treated in such a way, and I can't believe I have to take it. I am a good student who tries very hard and has good grades, but who cares... they decimate you. Do not go here!!!

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