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Hello, I will be starting GPC Nursing program January, 2008. My orientation sheet, which was mailed along with my acceptance letter, reads that there is a critical thinking test for one hour.... Read More

  1. by   nursinginga
    Sorry, I forgot to answer the summer question. I know that this year (2008), they are not going to be offering the 3rd semester in the summer, but I do not know about 2009 and beyond. You may also check with them about this due to there being many factors in deciding whether or not to offer it. Also, it is quite limited to how many people are allowed to take the 3rd semester in the summer.
  2. by   Kabob
    Prior to starting the actual nursing program, I had a 4.0. The math part of the net test I just barely passed. I have yet to get an A in the nursing classes and at this point, I am just thankful to have squeeked out two B's! I would suggest that you take micro over the summer. The course is very demanding and most of the students tried to arrange it so their cores were done or we are finishing them prior to our second year. I myself would not recommend GPC if you were able to get into another school. Oh yes, I know that will spark an email stating that is just one students opinion but before I started GPC I came to this website and there was pages and pages of unsatisfied students. I thought it would be best to find out for myself and how bad could it be. I now agree with those previously listed emails. I have seen some improvement but not enough to make me tell another student this is a good school to attend. I thought I could brace myself by knowing what the emails said. So, just be prepared. Oh, hopefully in orientation they won't forget to tell you about other expenses that they didn't tell us about. We were never told that each hospital you do clinicals in requires a drug screen and background test that cost 80 bucks. We also weren't told of the ERI being pass or fail. Just get ready for hell and you'll be prepared.
  3. by   nursinginga
    I won't repeat what I have stated before, but I would like to clarify that not all of the clinical locations require the background check and the drug screening. Some require both, some require one or the other and some don't require any at all. The background check usually should only cost from $10-$20 and you have to look around for the drug screening. Some of the hospitals require you to use their own chosen company and others will allow you to go anywhere. Just be sure to get the information from the instructors and if you don't understand something, always speak up and ask.
  4. by   NurseMeco
    I will be going into my third semester this Fall, and as of yet, I haven't had a lot of out of pocket expenses that weren't mentioned. I havent had topay $80.00 for a drug screen, as a matter of fact, I haven't had to pay for a drug screen at any price. Neither have I had to have a background check done. It depends on the clinical facility you're at, not GPC. Any additional books that I purchased were strictly on my own, not anything mandatory that GPC required.

    Also, during orientation, you'll receive a course syllabus. In the course syllabus there's a section call " course Requirements/Grading". It expalins everything that has to be passed with either a letter grade (course exams), a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (clinicals, lab evaluations), or the testing that you're given more than one opportunity to pass (ERI, Math). If there's something that you don't understand, or simply need a little clarification on, please speak up. Go to your instructor......oh, you'll be given an academic advisor and it's madatory for you to meet with them. You'll also be course advisor that you have to meet with if you score below a 75 on any exam or if you just want to review your test.

    I wish you the very best. First semester is very busy, fast. It can be overwhelming for some........most but nevertheless, it can still be enjoyable. You just can't walk in thinking that it's going to be a piece of cake and you definitley can't compare nursing courses to prerequisits.

    Again, I wish you the very best.

    Westheat!!!!!!!! I sent you a message to your personal e-mail.
  5. by   JA27
    GPC was my top Georgia pick after looking at their website and finding some stats that said that 100% of their grads in 2006 (I think that's the right year and the last one stats were available for) passed the NCLEX. After reading these boards I'm not so sure anymore. I have some prior nursing school experience and was transfering. Isn't Fundamentals (1921) the only course during the first term? Anyone here had the 1926 accelerated course that you can substitute for 1921 and 1930? I was considering that but would very much appreciate some feedback. Since I'm out of state student, I haven't finished the RSCH and PHED prequisites. They seem to be available online though. Wondering if anyone had taken them online and your impressions.

    What Georgia ADN schools are any of you attending that you are mostly pleased with? Thanks in advance.
  6. by   nursinginga
    Hi there:
    I am actually a current student at GPC and it is a wonderful school to attend. It is not easy, no nursing school is. For the accelerated program you must be an LPN and it is offered right now in the Spring semesters. As for the posts on this website, I for one have seen the amazing changes that are occurring and they are good. It would be best to try and speak to those who are attending now to see what they think. As for online classes, I took the PHED online and it was an awesome class, lots of reading, but great. You do need to have quite a bit of self-discipline for online classes because it is quite self-paced. Please PM me if you have anymore questions and good luck.
  7. by   dreamon
    Quote from nursinginga
    Hi there:
    I am actually a current student at GPC and it is a wonderful school to attend. It is not easy, no nursing school is. For the accelerated program you must be an LPN and it is offered right now in the Spring semesters. As for the posts on this website, I for one have seen the amazing changes that are occurring and they are good. It would be best to try and speak to those who are attending now to see what they think. As for online classes, I took the PHED online and it was an awesome class, lots of reading, but great. You do need to have quite a bit of self-discipline for online classes because it is quite self-paced. Please PM me if you have anymore questions and good luck.
    Are the LPN students having the same complaints as the other students?
  8. by   NurseOhLa
    Quote from JA27
    GPC was my top Georgia pick after looking at their website and finding some stats that said that 100% of their grads in 2006 (I think that's the right year and the last one stats were available for) passed the NCLEX. After reading these boards I'm not so sure anymore. I have some prior nursing school experience and was transfering. Isn't Fundamentals (1921) the only course during the first term? Anyone here had the 1926 accelerated course that you can substitute for 1921 and 1930? I was considering that but would very much appreciate some feedback. Since I'm out of state student, I haven't finished the RSCH and PHED prequisites. They seem to be available online though. Wondering if anyone had taken them online and your impressions.

    What Georgia ADN schools are any of you attending that you are mostly pleased with? Thanks in advance.
    I have taken RSCH & PHED both online within the last year and a half. Both classes are super easy to knock out. RSCH I don't think matters who you take because all you do is learn what you, for the most part, already know. Basics of using Microsoft Word and Galileo (Ga's Online Library). You also make a basic powerpoint presentation. I took PHED Choices for Life this past summer online with Kelly Shobe as my instructor. It was super easy. PM me if you will be taking it and need the book, I still have it along with allllll the required CD's they make you buy but never use. So I have them just in case. I am taking another Fitness course right now at Kennesaw that they require. Agh. Good luck to you!
  9. by   cloggersmom
    I took both RSCH 1203 and PHED 1101 online while taking two other online courses and had no problems at all.
  10. by   barankasia
    Hi,
    I know these posts are old but hopefully I will get someone to help me.
    I am taking my pre-nursing classes and planning on applying to the GPC nursing school eventually...Could someone tell me what are the steps? What I need to do?
    Thank you,
    Kasia

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