Georgia Perimeter's Nursing Progran - page 2

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I have applied to the GPC program for FALL 2012. Are there any current nurses attending GPC that can tell me anything good about the program? I have only heard bad things and people are telling me to get out while I can.... Read More


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    groovycindy and RockabillyMommy,<br><br>could you tell us where you did clinicals?&nbsp; I have been accepted at GPC for fall 2012, but I am a bit worried now since I have heard that several big Atlanta hospitals are no longer hiring associates nurses.&nbsp; I am wondering how widespread this is, and if it is a problem as&nbsp; you and your classmates look for jobs.<br><br>Also, I am curious about where I will have to travel for the clinicals, or if there are sites close to home.
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    I'm not sure if clinical sites change (with any school, its really a task to get clinical spots in these hospitals each semester.) Students in our class are at Crawford Long, Dekalb Hillandale, Northside Forsythe, Rockdale Medical, Joan Clancy in Duluth, Gwinnett Medical, and Grady. I'm at Grady. As far as I know, we are going to rotate instructors next semester so even though I'm at Grady now, I may have to be prepared to go to Rockdale or Gwinnett next semester. I would say, no matter what nursing program you go with, you may want to be prepared to travel at least 30 min from your school to your clinical site.
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    Many hospitals are still hiring Associate Educated Nurses. The reasoning behind highly preferring BSNs is because many hospitals (mostly private: Choa, Northside, Piedmont.) are going for Magnet Status. St Joseph and the VA Medical Center area already Magnet Hospitals.

    Oh yeah, I just read your post again and you've been accepted. Congratulations!!!!! Have you applied to any BSN programs? As Cindy said, me choosing and ADN was money and for me, also time. I'll be finished with a ADN before a BSN so I decided to go that route and its smidgen cheaper. Also, a BSN is only 3 or 4 additional semesters after completion of my ADN so a BSN is a short term goal for me. Hopefully I'll be able to work while pursuing my BSN. I'll work at Grady if need be (they're the biggest employer of GPC grads in Atlanta.)

    I know my classmates may bash me for this, but if you get accepted to a BSN program like GSU, Kennesaw, or Clayton for the fall, I'd go for that. You'll be finished at the same time, have your BSN, and not shell out a ridiculous amount of money. If GPC is your only option for now, I'd go ahead and get started (not unless finishing time is not a priority for you.)

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    groovycindy and RockabillyMommy,<br><br>could you tell us where you did clinicals?&nbsp; I have been accepted at GPC for fall 2012, but I am a bit worried now since I have heard that several big Atlanta hospitals are no longer hiring associates nurses.&nbsp; I am wondering how widespread this is, and if it is a problem as&nbsp; you and your classmates look for jobs.<br><br>Also, I am curious about where I will have to travel for the clinicals, or if there are sites close to home.
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    maccheese...I am a bit worried about finding a job with an ADN now. I was accepted to GPC for Fall 2012, and then recently found out I only needed 5 more classes to apply to a 4 year college for nursing. I really dont have the time to wait, because all of the deadlines have passed...I would not be able to start until next fall (2013) if I waited for a 4 year school. Where did you find a bridge program to finish up those few remaining classes?
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    @rockabillymommy ...are you at the clarkston campus? (or are you lpn to rn?)
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    If time is an issue for you, I don't think it would be a bad idea to go ahead and get started with your ADN (time was an issue for me.) Keep in mind, once you get that first basic RN licensure, you can get into a bridge program that will take 3 or 4 more semesters to get your BSN. So in essence, the timeline will end up being the same if you finish your ADN then go into a BSN program. I'm assuming the classes that are left for your to apply for a BSN include Abnormal or Developmental Psyche, Chem 2, and Statistics?

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    maccheese...I am a bit worried about finding a job with an ADN now. I was accepted to GPC for Fall 2012, and then recently found out I only needed 5 more classes to apply to a 4 year college for nursing. I really dont have the time to wait, because all of the deadlines have passed...I would not be able to start until next fall (2013) if I waited for a 4 year school. Where did you find a bridge program to finish up those few remaining classes?
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    maccheese, you are correct. And time is an issue, which is why I applied at GPC in the first place. I live by all Piedmont Hospitals and the hesitation for me now is based on the fact that if Piedmont hospitals will no longer hire with an ADN, I will have to drive very far to work without a BSN.
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    Hey guys,
    I got accepted for fall 2012 and was wondering if anyone knows if there are clinicals on the weekends?
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    Hello barankasia,

    I will also be attending this fall and from what I hear, clinicals can be (Thurs, Fri, Sat or Sun) I am not sure exactly how it is done, but I do believe those are the days. I am not sure how many days per week you do them, though.
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    Congrats on being accepted! Clinical days will vary. My first semester we had clinicals twice a week. You will also have skills check offs and exams. Hold on tight! Speaking as a fourth semester student it will go by very fast! Welcome to the GPC nursing family!
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