Gordon College in Barnesville? - page 2

Has any one attended Gordon College all four years? I was considering Gordon as one of my school choices since my time for filling out college applications is coming up soon. I would just really love... Read More

  1. by   SMS80
    Mr. P is a nice guy and I didn't know that he was a Gordon grad.

    You are going to have fun but honestly, it's the only fun that another nursing student might understand. Don't be surprised when your friends who are outside of the medical field look at you like you've got nine heads with snakes coming out of your ears when you tell them "man, i saw the craziest thing today in clinicals and it was so cool!" but those are the best moments.

    for 1901, lecture is lecture (duh, right ), skills seminar is like lecture but you have a quiz right after they lecture on that material (so do your reading, very important), and clinical simulation is where you learn to do the skill that was lectured on in skills seminar. with clinical simulation you will have to check off, demonstrate how to do the procedure in front of the instructor or your lab partner. to be successful in clinical sim, it takes practice, practice, practice, and some more practice. if you do really well, the instructor may give you a clinical excellence. after clinical sim is completed (about halfway through the semester) your clinical rotation begins.

    there are people who commute from atlanta, decatur, and conyers area. so, if the determination is there i'm sure you could drive from florida and still do well. but one thing to remember, if you are late don't walk into the class when the instructor is lecturing unless you've called to let them know that you got a flat, were in an accident, etc. wait until there is a break and then go in. this has been an on-going issue. it can be disruptive.

    since you live in atlanta they probably will have you at grady for sure. psych you probably will be in decatur at ga regional. OB, maybe grady also or rockdale. peds, probably CHOA. but they are not going to always have you at the same clincal site because then you will only be familar with one system. grady is a wonderful hospital and you really will see a lot there. but you also need to be exposed to a slower hospital, one that has computerized charting, or a hospital that is not a teaching hospital.

    enjoy your time in the program, it feels like my time has flown by. hard to believe i'll be graduating in may. it feels like i just started. like i've said before there will be many tears along the way but there will also be many, many triumphs as well.

    and of course i always happy to help. a few of the students before me didn't really want to share what they had been through. i guess they kind of felt like "if i had to do it on my own, then you should too." i just don't agree with that. in the healthcare areana we all have to work together for the good of our clients, if we can't work together as nursing students then what does the future of healthcare look like? nurses are the backbone and we have to stick together.

    best of luck to you.
  2. by   khuship
    Hi everyone! It seems like u all are from the Gordon college at barnesville. I will be joining you all in January 2008...So I am just curious to know how the ADN program works out there. what type of informations do i need to know while having an associate education before taking any type of Nursing license exam. any help will be appreciated! see u all soon!!!

    thanks!
    Last edit by khuship on Dec 6, '07
  3. by   SMS80
    Quote from khuship
    Hi everyone! It seems like u all are from the Gordon college at barnesville. I will be joining you all in January 2008...So I am just curious to know how the ADN program works out there. what type of informations do i need to know while having an associate education before taking any type of Nursing license exam. any help will be appreciated! see u all soon!!!

    thanks!
    congrats on getting in

    actually one of your first lectures will cover this question. nursing students from a BSN, ADN, and diploma programs all sit for the very same exam. the information that you need to know for nclex is the same for all of these different types of programs. i think if you go to the students forum there is a sticky that answers this question more in-depthly.

    at gordon if you are entering the program as a generic student, the program is 2 years. if you are an lpn, then it is about a year and half.

    once again congrats and welcome.

    best of luck to you
  4. by   mr.rn-2010
    Quote from SMS80
    Mr. P is a nice guy and I didn't know that he was a Gordon grad.

    You are going to have fun but honestly, it's the only fun that another nursing student might understand. Don't be surprised when your friends who are outside of the medical field look at you like you've got nine heads with snakes coming out of your ears when you tell them "man, i saw the craziest thing today in clinicals and it was so cool!" but those are the best moments.

    for 1901, lecture is lecture (duh, right ), skills seminar is like lecture but you have a quiz right after they lecture on that material (so do your reading, very important), and clinical simulation is where you learn to do the skill that was lectured on in skills seminar. with clinical simulation you will have to check off, demonstrate how to do the procedure in front of the instructor or your lab partner. to be successful in clinical sim, it takes practice, practice, practice, and some more practice. if you do really well, the instructor may give you a clinical excellence. after clinical sim is completed (about halfway through the semester) your clinical rotation begins.

    there are people who commute from atlanta, decatur, and conyers area. so, if the determination is there i'm sure you could drive from florida and still do well. but one thing to remember, if you are late don't walk into the class when the instructor is lecturing unless you've called to let them know that you got a flat, were in an accident, etc. wait until there is a break and then go in. this has been an on-going issue. it can be disruptive.

    since you live in atlanta they probably will have you at grady for sure. psych you probably will be in decatur at ga regional. OB, maybe grady also or rockdale. peds, probably CHOA. but they are not going to always have you at the same clincal site because then you will only be familar with one system. grady is a wonderful hospital and you really will see a lot there. but you also need to be exposed to a slower hospital, one that has computerized charting, or a hospital that is not a teaching hospital.

    enjoy your time in the program, it feels like my time has flown by. hard to believe i'll be graduating in may. it feels like i just started. like i've said before there will be many tears along the way but there will also be many, many triumphs as well.

    and of course i always happy to help. a few of the students before me didn't really want to share what they had been through. i guess they kind of felt like "if i had to do it on my own, then you should too." i just don't agree with that. in the healthcare areana we all have to work together for the good of our clients, if we can't work together as nursing students then what does the future of healthcare look like? nurses are the backbone and we have to stick together.

    best of luck to you.
    I just wanted to say thank you again for all the insight you have given me. I know some students can be apprehensive about sharing information for whatever reason but I am glad you are not one of those. If we had more people with your attitude then things wouldnt seem so bad. But again I just wanted to say thanks!!!

    "The Hopefull One":spin:
  5. by   DownStethoscope
    Mr. P was the best. I just graduated from Gordon last May. It was two of the best years of my life, not to mention two of the hardest!

    These professors really care about their students. If it wasn't for Professor Mc. (she recently left) and Ms. C., I probably would have never graduated.

    Soak in everything you can. These professors are top-notch!
    Last edit by DownStethoscope on Dec 14, '07
  6. by   mr.rn-2010
    Quote from DownStethoscope
    Mr. P was the best. I just graduated from Gordon last May. It was two of the best years of my life, not to mention two of the hardest!

    These professors really care about their students. If it wasn't for Professor Mc. (she recently left) and Ms. C., I probably would have never graduated.

    Soak in everything you can. These professors are top-notch!
    What did you like best about the program and did your class have alot of people failing out??

    Thamks

    "The Hopefull One":spin:
  7. by   PreRN Katie
    So I know I've asked this before to some people but anybody who cares to share the info...what GPA did you have that got you admitted to their program? Thanks bunches! Just trying to see if I need to retake some stuff to turn B's into A's.
  8. by   DownStethoscope
    Quote from PreRN Katie
    So I know I've asked this before to some people but anybody who cares to share the info...what GPA did you have that got you admitted to their program? Thanks bunches! Just trying to see if I need to retake some stuff to turn B's into A's.
    Well, to be honest, I transferred into Gordon from a larger state school. There, my GPA was a 2.2. At Gordon, i managed to finagle a 3.8 or somewhere about.

    But, the NET test and the essay can help you out, too.

    Good luck to you!
  9. by   DownStethoscope
    Quote from Mr.RN_Hopefull
    What did you like best about the program and did your class have alot of people failing out??

    Thamks

    "The Hopefull One":spin:
    I mainly miss the camraderie. I had a lot of good times in Smith Hall.

    We started with a class of 125 and graduated 88, I believe. I don't know how that translates to other schools, though.
  10. by   PreRN Katie
    Thank you so much!
  11. by   SMS80
    Quote from PreRN Katie
    So I know I've asked this before to some people but anybody who cares to share the info...what GPA did you have that got you admitted to their program? Thanks bunches! Just trying to see if I need to retake some stuff to turn B's into A's.


    just to add to what downstethoscope had to say, gordon's minimum gpa requirement is, i think, a 2.0. but the best thing to do is to just apply and see what happens. that's kind of what happened to me...

    my gpa was not the greatest (i have a BS but barely graduated -- was young and thought i was invincible, yeah... not the case ) but i did well on the teas test and took some of my pre-reqs there. and i know of others who don't have a great gpa also and did not take pre-reqs there that got in. it all depends on who applies at the time. since they are now admitting in fall and spring your chances are a lot better then before. and i don't think that there is an essay anymore.

    best of luck to you
  12. by   rebecka
    Hi everyone,

    I am also planning to apply to the nursing program at Gordon, but I have a couple of questions about the application process that I would greatly appreciate if someone could help me out with. I was originally planning to apply for admission for next fall (08); however, after discovering that the deadline is Feb. 1 and having completed only a couple of the pre-reqs this fall (since I just started), I assume I should wait until more of the core classes are done before applying. Am I right or could I go ahead and apply for fall admission anyway and have a chance of getting in? (I am going to take another 13 credits this spring, and then the rest either in the summer or next fall)
    Also, it says on their website that it is recommended that all core classes are completed before beginning the nursing program. Does that mean that one may start the nursing courses BEFORE being done with the pre-reqs? I understand why they recommend against it, but would just like to know if it is actually possible because I always thought one has to be finished with the core before starting the nursing courses.

    Thanks for any clarification!
  13. by   PreRN Katie
    I'm not certain but I believe you can take nursing classes while finishing your gen ed classes assuming you've been admitted to the program. I think they just strongly recommend you have the gen ed done because the nursing classes are so challenging. I'm applying for Fall 09 admission so I can have as much out of the way as possible. I think having your prereqs done makes you a more competitive applicant as well. Hope that helps!

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