Georgia Perimeter's Nursing Progran - page 4

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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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    Glad to hear they've implemented a limit again. We were glad it changed from the way it used to be but felt that there should be some incentive or gpc wouldn't have the skilled graduates like it has for so long.
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    Thanks for all your info and advice! Congrats on your graduation, you're so close I'll be starting gpc in the fall and I'm super excited but extremely nervous. Did any of you work during the program? That is one of the things I am concerned about is what I'm going to do about bills. If you worked about how many hours a week did you work? I was thinking about trying to do just two days a week. Also I read that you mentioned getting a job as a tech so I'm very interested in looking into that in the future!
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    A lot of us work. It all depends on what else is on your plate. I wouldn't recommend trying to work more than 20-30 hours a week. The most ideal job would be something you could schedule around exams and clinicals and check offs. I tend to work a lot right after an exam, then it tapers off leading up to the next exam, then repeats.
    As for tech jobs, most floors just require one semester of nursing school. I ended up in the ER, which requires two semesters of clinicals. I'd ask around on the floor where you end up for clinicals. Also, you can see if your clinical instructor could send out an email to other units for you. Most of us got our tech jobs either through faculty, or on our own by asking around on the floors where we had clinical. The best part is you can work PRN, where you make your own schedule.
    Good luck! It's a great, tough program, but it churns out some of the best nurses in the area. And the people who do the hiring will tell you the same thing.
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    Quote from RockabillyMommy
    A lot of us work. It all depends on what else is on your plate. I wouldn't recommend trying to work more than 20-30 hours a week. The most ideal job would be something you could schedule around exams and clinicals and check offs. I tend to work a lot right after an exam, then it tapers off leading up to the next exam, then repeats.
    As for tech jobs, most floors just require one semester of nursing school. I ended up in the ER, which requires two semesters of clinicals. I'd ask around on the floor where you end up for clinicals. Also, you can see if your clinical instructor could send out an email to other units for you. Most of us got our tech jobs either through faculty, or on our own by asking around on the floors where we had clinical. The best part is you can work PRN, where you make your own schedule.
    Good luck! It's a great, tough program, but it churns out some of the best nurses in the area. And the people who do the hiring will tell you the same thing.
    I agree. My classmate'a wife is the hiring manager at Gwinnett medical in the OR and told him that they look highly at GPC graduates and will often times hire them over other graduates bc their clinical knowledge is so strong.
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    I work. But I did not start until mid oct last semester. I would recommend if you can don't work the first couple months. It can be stressful getting used to the schedule and the first semester is tough because everything is so new. And make sure you have all your prereqs out of the way so all you have to do is NS. Between skills labs and clinicals and class first semester can be tough. (It was for me).
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    You can do it! I was a single mom of a 10 yr boy and I worked about 25-32hrs a week. I will say that I had a job that always worked with my school schedule though (I was a LPN).
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    Thank you! You guys are all so encouraging I know I have a tough road ahead but I refuse to let anything get in my way, I've worked so hard to get to this point. I couldn't be more excited! yall are awesome! Keep up the good work and you will be RNs before you know it!


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