GPC Students - how was your semester? - page 4

Hey, Just wanted to see how everyone's semester went at GPC. Just finished my 3rd and rolling into the 4th, thank Goodness!... Read More

  1. by   studentque
    Quote from malarwen
    I believe we lost more students than that...Ms. Miller is counting with only 33 spots for check offs
    It's actually 39 students signed up for ck-off (not including the 2 extra).
    like I said we only lost around 10 out of 48. We still have a healthy
    size class & for the most part many of them left on their own.

    So Malarwen look again !
  2. by   malarwen
    Quote from studentque
    It's actually 39 students signed up for ck-off (not including the 2 extra).
    like I said we only lost around 10 out of 48. We still have a healthy
    size class & for the most part many of them left on their own.

    So Malarwen look again !
    Hi studentque,
    you're right, I checked it today. Wow, I guess Ms. Miller said the wrong number. It's good to know that our class is doing ok. Before that I was really nervous.
    Thanks,
    Malarwen:spin:
  3. by   BEANURSE
    Just want to vent......I'm in the 4th semester and things are NOT going well.....just had the 4th of 4 tests and it was NOT pretty....most people that stayed for the review failed again (most failed the 3rd test also).....

    I am SOOOOO depressed! I am three weeks from pinning and not sure I am gonna make it......was do "fairly well" until the last two tests.....

    my confidence is SHOT!

    thanks for listening!
  4. by   VRGirl
    Now you are scaring the heck out of me - I might be in the fall class.
  5. by   rollie
    Be a nurse - I'm having the same problem. I just sent you a private message with my email.

    I made a B on the 1st test, barely failed the 2nd test and have failed the last 2. Yesterday's was a shocker. I felt SO prepared and even felt like I had done pretty well after I finished. When I left the review I just cried and cried. To make it this far, to have your invitations for pinning, to be interviewing for jobs and to not make it is unbelievable. I just don't see how they're going to fail all of us. There's 26 of us left. Probably what, 8 or 9 are passing?

    I'm so frustrated and sad and don't know what to do. I couldn't have studied any more for that test.
  6. by   malarwen
    Quote from BEANURSE
    Just want to vent......I'm in the 4th semester and things are NOT going well.....just had the 4th of 4 tests and it was NOT pretty....most people that stayed for the review failed again (most failed the 3rd test also).....

    I am SOOOOO depressed! I am three weeks from pinning and not sure I am gonna make it......was do "fairly well" until the last two tests.....

    my confidence is SHOT!

    thanks for listening!

    Beanurse,
    What about the final exam? You can still make it!! Good luck and don't give up!!
  7. by   BEANURSE
    yea....I can still make it with the final but it is just very dissappointing to have to worry all the way down to two pays before pinning (when they finally post the final grades)......I am not comfortable inviting anyone to the pinning that I am not sure I will be at!

    I do not want to say too much negative becuase I do not want to cause any stress for everyone that is in 1st or 2nd semester.....this program is "doable" because SOME people have graduated...and I know that I have learned a lot and will be a great nurse....IF I make it.....but it is VERY hard and the 4th semester is BY FAR the hardest! (for me!) You have to pull EVERYTHING you have learned from the whole program and put it all together and on paper that does not sound that bad....but it is not as easy as it seems.

    I am trying to stay positive but it is really hard when I have seen so many of my classmates who would be WONDERFUL nurses not make it. Next could be me!
  8. by   rollie
    Well all we can do is our best on the final. I need to make about an 82 on the final to pass (or an 86)...I've been playing around with my numbers based on what I think I made on the test yesterday. That doesn't seem like such a high grade to make but when you've been making 70's it does.
  9. by   abmsam
    Quote from BEANURSE

    I am trying to stay positive but it is really hard when I have seen so many of my classmates who would be WONDERFUL nurses not make it. Next could be me!
    I wish the BEST of luck. I started GPC's nursing program in the fall of 2004 (Lawrenceville) and didn't make it through the second semester. I would have been graduating with you next month. You can do it! You've made it sooo much further than most of us.

    But also, I appreciate what you said, about so many who would have been wonderful nurses not make it. For those of us who had to withdraw, life for a while was so hard, because you feel like such an idiot having to quit to save your GPA. I've finally realized that that program doesn't define me, and I'm moving on.

    Again, good luck to you. You can do it!
  10. by   rollie
    Absam - I am sorry you didn't make it. Are you going to another nursing school now?

    I am so discouraged. I might not make it and then I'll have to repeat this semester in the fall. AND redo all of my checkoffs which I'm not going to be happy about.

    I'm just so tired of it and want to be DONE.
  11. by   BEANURSE
    abmsam - thanks for sending luck my way....I need all of it I can get!:spin:

    I too am sorry that you had to withdraw but totally understand.....I hate the fact that you ever felt for one second that you were and idiot! NOT!!!

    We have lost so many and they have all felt the same way you did......I am glad to hear that you did not let it defeat you and you have moved on!

    I am curious also if you have gone on to pursue your degree somewhere else....if so, where?!?

    Hopefully in a few weeks I will be glad I made the decision to got to GPC! Either way there is going to be one HUGE party.....its either going to be a pitty party or a all out Celebration!!!
  12. by   abmsam
    After GPC, I applied to Athens Tech and NGCSU. I was waitlisted at both. There turned out to be space at neither. This is when I decided that nursing just wasn't meant to be for me. I'm finishing my last semester at GPC now, transferring to UGA in the fall. My major is Family and Consumer Sciences Education with a minor in Child Development. My plan is to be a Child Life Specialist in a pediatric hospital. Google "Child Life Specialist" if you're curious about it. This is one who explains to children their diseases and surgeries, etc, using dolls, drawing, toys, etc. I wanted to be a ped's nurse, so this is pretty close!

    I can't convey to you how difficult it was withdrawing from nursing at GPC. I carried a 3.9 GPA for all of my college career, and failure has never been an option for me. It took about a year to get over, and when I wasn't accepted at ATC or NGCSU, that was another blow. Thank goodness for my family. It was a long year.

    I admire those of you who've made it. Do you guys go to the L'ville campus? If so, I'm April. I went through the 1st semester and halfway through the 2nd! Maybe you'll remember me!
  13. by   dmarie (GA)
    I'm in the last week of 2nd semester at GPC and it looks like I might not pass. 1st semester was no problem for me. Yes, it was overwhelming at first with all of the reading, but I made it with no problem. I was one of those annoying "happy to be here" people who avoided the negativity heard from other students. I expected some "weeding", and saw plenty. We went from 78 students to 23! Second semester started out a bit shakey, and it's gotten worse with each exam! I couldn't study any more than I already do! I don't know whether to consider retaking 2nd semester or move on to other options. My concern is that with the other posts I've seen here from 4th semester students, with really bright students worried about passing, is it worth it to repeat 2nd only to get to 4th and not pass? GPC allows only 1 repeat. Does anybody know of any success stories with students who had to repeat a semester and still graduated?

    All of the time, money, effort, sweat, tears, and sacrifice down the tubes is pretty hard to take. I'm not sure if I'd be setting myself up for failure by repeating 2nd and going on to the harder classes.

    Any advice? :uhoh21:

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