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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... Read More

  1. Visit  lovleeme profile page
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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?
  2. Visit  lovleeme profile page
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    @rockabillymommy ...are you at the clarkston campus? (or are you lpn to rn?)
  3. Visit  maccheese profile page
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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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  4. Visit  lovleeme profile page
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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.
  5. Visit  irenasendler profile page
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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?
  6. Visit  lovleeme profile page
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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.
  7. Visit  cloggersmom profile page
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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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  8. Visit  lovleeme profile page
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    Thank you for that info cloggersmom and congratulations on making it to the 4th semester!!! I hope I will be able to say that one day! I am all worked up about nursing school now after hearing it is like bootcamp! LOL! Good luck on your last semester & your NCLEX! Keep us posted if there is anything we need to know
  9. Visit  RockabillyMommy profile page
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    Clinicals during 1st semester are mostly Thursday and Friday from 7-3 (my group did 6:30-2:30) every other week. A few people got Saturday and Sunday clinicals. I was at Forsyth Northside which is about 15 minutes from my house. This summer I ended up at Gwinnett Medical which is easily an hour from my house. I'll be going every Thursday from 6:30 to 6:30. Some people got Fridays (I think) and others got Saturdays. The teachers do their best to put you at the closest hospital but clearly it doesn't always work out because I live about 9 minutes from one of the summer clinical locations and ended up an hour from my house.
    Keep in mind it's tough job hunting for every new grad out there. GPC grads have a good reputation. There was one on my clinical floor this past semester. There were also two new grads working there from other ADN programs. It can help if you get a job as a patient care tech while you're in school. Hopsitals can save some money on orientation of a new hire if you've already been working there.
    Congrats on acceptance. It's really a great program.
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  10. Visit  joshow profile page
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    Hi Cloggersmom, I am in the last semester and almost everybody bombed the first test today! Any advise for 4th semester students would be appreciated...Trying not to freak out.
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  11. Visit  cloggersmom profile page
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    Trust me when I say I understand! 85% of us were doing the same thing as you after our first test. In fact, it was probably more like the first three tests. Fourth semester is challenging. Not sure how you have been studying thus far but really cover the content that was given to you. Form study groups (I didn't do this until the last semester) and don't wait until the weekend before the exam to study. This is the hardest and most intense semester. I had a very hard time when others gave me the same advice. Breathe and keep your eye on your goal...this semester will fly by and before you know it you will be at pinning and then out on your own nursing! One day at a time...YOU CAN DO THIS! Let me know if I can help with anything else!
  12. Visit  TygasPoohbear profile page
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    Any advice on what to study for first semester students?
  13. Visit  maccheese profile page
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    Pay attention to your powerpoints, take your outline for the class and read the sections in the book the correlate in the outline (don't ready pages 250-550 just because they were assigned,), use the Fundamentals Success and Reviews and Rationales book to answer questions. It's answering the nursing school questions that's the hard part, not necessarily the content.

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    Any advice on what to study for first semester students?

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