I have been debating between GSU's traditional vs. ACE program. I would love to start the traditional program, but i have been hearing different things about the length of the program. Does the program last 2 years or 3 years?!!!!
I would really appreciate it someone can provide me with the correct answer.
Dec 31, '11
I have been up and through the GSU site and it is my understanding that the traditional program is 3 years and you can possibly..'possibly' finish in 2 1/2. The ACE program is 16 months.
I am enrolled at GSU for Jan and hope to apply when summer classes are over.
Jan 1, '12
The program is 3 years long. Traditional students do not take summer classes. And during your senior year you can apply to combine semester 5 and 6 and may finish in 2 1/2 years.
Jan 2, '12
Thanks Kaysmom and hlee for your reply.
My only concern is that I have already taken some courses that are part of the curriculum for traditional nursing. (ex, HIST, POLS, Human growth, nutrition and etc).
If I go on the traditional route, would I have to re-take these courses?
Jan 2, '12
I don't think you need to take the courses over again. The only course you HAVE to take at GSU are the Human devp and communication/cultural diversity class. Other courses like HIST POLS ENGL classes will transfer. I am guessing you'll have a lighter load than your other trad nursing classmates. I am starting Trad program this coming spring so I will start in a week! I already have all my classes( HIST, ENGL, PHIL, POLS, and etc..)finished as well, expect for the two that are required to take at GSU.
Jan 12, '12
Does anyone know which path will allow me to take classes only 2-3 days a week? I work a bartending job as well, which is totally manageable along with a heavy workload, since it doesn't involve any work outside of my shifts. Still, I'd like to be able to work 4-5 days a week to support myself.
Also, does anyone know if transportation is provided/easily accessible to clinicals? I don't have a car, and it's been impossible to get in touch with someone.
Jan 12, '12
Hello breezy7. I just started my traditional program this semester and during orientation our advisors did tell us if you don't have a car, you should really get close to your classmates and someone who will be in your clinical. We get assigned to clinicals randomly. ( Not randomly because the advisor and falculty assign you but they match your schedule and other things. im not sure how it exactly because I am starting clinical in the fall.) Anyways, they said some sites might not have access to marta and such things so you will need to carpool. Also, I am only taking 3 classes this semester because I am in the traditional program and have most of my pre-req done( eng, foreign language, pols and such things) I go to school only 2x this semester. But I was looking at last years fall schedule to get an idea of my fall schedule coming up and it will get a lot busier even though I am traditional program i think i will have classes most of the days ( at least 3x a week plus clinicals) As far as Ace program students I believe they are taking 4 or 5 classes with skills lab and clinicals this semester. Again, not sure about ace program because Im in the trad. Sorry if this was too long. I hope this helps! Good luck!!
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