GSU Fall 2012 - page 29

Not sure if there's one of these started already, but it's still pretty far off, so I thought I'd make one. Have any of you guys taken the TEAS yet? If not, where are you taking it? I didn't see any... Read More

  1. by   troop949
    I live in Henry County, just south of the DeKalb County line. I actually used to work at CDC, right next to Emory, up until last December. And, like I said, I went to Emory, so I'm very familiar with the school. It's a great school, but I already owe them enough in student loans to try again.

    My little ones are 18 months and 3 years old. They go to daycare. Of course, in a perfect world, I'd be able to stay home with them AND earn an income AND work (I actually like the intellectual challenge of working), but I haven't figured out how to do all of that. Fortunately, I have a supportive husband who's agreed to support us while I'm in school. It will be challenging to try to figure out childcare, since he's also going to school at night and working during the day, but we will do our best to make it work.

    How old is your baby? I understand how hard it is to be away from your children all day, especially when they're really young. I do miss my kids during the day, but I know that they are well cared for at their daycare. They also do really well socially by being around other children.
  2. by   troop949
    One more thing...are any of you current GSU students involved in the Nursing Students @ GSU organization?
  3. by   Brazilian nurse
    Hi troop! My baby is 9 1/2 months old. He also does well socially even though he still doesn't go to daycare.. but I try to go out with him on playdates as much as possible.. I'm just concerned about daycare sickness and having to miss school etc.. but anyway.. I guess everybody figures out and we will too! Do you know when they start calling out of the WL? I can't wait to hear the good news that you received a call from them!!! I really think this is gonna happen!!!!!
  4. by   kuhelski
    I still haven't heard anything yet!! I was in the GPC Nursing program for 2 semesters. All I can say is if you have another option go somewhere else. The program is pretty rigorous. I'm sorry for all that got wait listed, but at least your low on the list. I'm still keeping my fingers cross hoping they feel sorry for me for wait listing me 2x. I doubt it but doing anything to keep my hope alive.
  5. by   troop949
    I hope you get some good news soon, kuhelski. I still can't believe you were waitlisted twice! :-/

    What was it about the GPC program that didn't appeal to you? How do you expect GSU to be different? Just curious.
  6. by   kuhelski
    Make wait list #3!!!

    GPC has a good program, but the way they run the program is pretty messed up. Even though it is an associate degree don't let that fool you. It is very demanding and you will have to study as much as any BSN program.
  7. by   Brazilian nurse
    Hey kuhelski, I'm definitely taking into consideration your comments about GPC program, but I just wanted to understand a little bit better why do you say it's pretty much as demanding as a BSN program.. if you don't mind sharing I would really appreciate it as I'm in the process of deciding where I'm going. As far as I understand, at GPC I'd have to take about only 9 credit hours per semester (considering that I'm done with all my core courses and pre-requisites) as opposed to around 15 credit hours at a BSN. So that to me seems like a lighter load...
  8. by   Kel3

    I'm a current GSU nursing student (A2) and a member of Nursing Students of Georgia State (NSGS). Let me know if you have questions.

  9. by   3TimesACharm
    Hi, I'm in my 2nd semester at GPC. It is hard core. 8 or 9 credit hours is misleading. That makes it look easy on paper. But you have lecture, clinicals, checkoffs and everything in between. Most of my classmates had to either quit their jobs or downgrade to part time. The time you need to study, and practice for checkoffs, and everything else is insane. The program at GPC is hard as heck. But ask any nurse currently working in a hospital; our students come out with the skills, not just the knowledge, to pass the NCLEX and go to work! We are very well-prepared. Seriously. Ask around.
  10. by   troop949
    Oh cool, kel3! I just signed up for the OrgSync group. I had been intending to find the group earlier in the semester though, so I feel like I'm late to the party, LOL. I'll PM you.

    BTW, I plan on stopping by the SON tomorrow to ask for some additional questions about the wait list. I'm really wondering what is the average # of students selected from the wait list each semester. I'm also curious about what specifically in my application packet lead to my being wait listed. I suspect I didn't have enough application points, since I haven't completed some of the pre-req science courses yet (like anatomy). And, I want to know for sure if wait listed students *really* have one shot to answer the phone if they are called to be admitted from the wait list!
    Last edit by troop949 on Apr 17, '12 : Reason: Additional information
  11. by   kuhelski
    what is the OrgSync and the SON??
  12. by   troop949
    Quote from kuhelski
    what is the OrgSync and the SON??
    OrgSync is the website where you can find all the student organizations at Georgia State. SON = School of Nursing (technically, that would be BFLSON = Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing, but that's a long acronym!).

    I emailed Angela Corley about my waitlist questions yesterday, and she emailed right back and told me to call her to discuss. I didn't get a chance to do that, but I'll call her today, after my A&P lab final.
  13. by   kuhelski
    let me know what she say. I should do the same thing.

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