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Hi everyone first I must say this is the most informative site yet. I am currently a nursing student in Ct, and I've just finish my pre-req. classes..I am looking to move to Georgia Jan. 05', Do... Read More

  1. by   ladybug5982RN
    Quote from divvaa100
    Hi everyone first I must say this is the most informative site yet. I am currently a nursing student in Ct, and I've just finish my pre-req. classes..I am looking to move to Georgia Jan. 05', Do anyone know of any good nursing programs wether it is AS or BS..I was looking into Georgia Baptist or Georgia Perimeter, please help me to decide, Thank you
    Hello, I am a nursing student at Floyd College in Rome, GA. It is an ADN program but they are rated as one of the best in the state of GA. They have the second highest pass rate of the NCLEX also and the only reason they are not #1 is because the other school had less students and they all passed. I will graduate in May and I am very happy!! They also have a bridge program with Kennesaw and West GA for the BSN program.
  2. by   Tilly27
    Quote from divvaa100
    Do you know the web site for Georgia State?
    I am a student at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing and I can tell you we are the best. I'm not partial or anything . Anyway I am graduating in May of this year and I can tell you that the schools reputation is extremely good in this state. We have been told we produce even better nurses than Emory. It is private and a little expensive but it will be worth every penny you spend! GBCN offers 3 years of nursing clinicals while other schools offer only 2 years. We are a small school if that appeals to you and we have a broad range of student ages. GBCN recently merged with Mercer University and is now on the Mercer Atlanta Campus. You can get more info about the school on the website www.mercer.edu and simply look under the heading for the nursing website. GOOD LUCK!
  3. by   crazedx3
    Hi, I'm new to the web, but I wanted to put my 2 cents worth in. I just graduated from KSU and loved it. The instructors are personable, and when they have an open door policy, they really mean it. They are flexible and I feel they really prepared me to finish and take THE TEST (Which by the way I took today and am anxiously awaiting the results). The cost ended up being 1300-1500 a semester depending on how many classes I took, and some are offered online. They do have an accelerated program in it's second go round (the first class graduated last December) and we have a high pass rate (99%). To give you an idea of how demanding/hard, we started with 60 and graduated 44. Determination and hard work paid off. It is a very competitive program, I believe they told us last semester 400 applied and they could only take 80. Good luck in your endeavors....
  4. by   divvaa100
    Quote from ladybug5982RN
    Hello, I am a nursing student at Floyd College in Rome, GA. It is an ADN program but they are rated as one of the best in the state of GA. They have the second highest pass rate of the NCLEX also and the only reason they are not #1 is because the other school had less students and they all passed. I will graduate in May and I am very happy!! They also have a bridge program with Kennesaw and West GA for the BSN program.
    [font=Comic Sans MS]Thank you so much for your reply and info. I just receive news that I got accepted in to the associate program in Ct, @ Capitol Community College.. I start this Fall and I attend the orientation and I got a breif over view of what "Fundamental of Nursing" will be like, but they advise to do alot of reading ahead for the program..could you please tell me is this program extremely hard
  5. by   divvaa100
    Quote from Tilly27
    I am a student at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing and I can tell you we are the best. I'm not partial or anything . Anyway I am graduating in May of this year and I can tell you that the schools reputation is extremely good in this state. We have been told we produce even better nurses than Emory. It is private and a little expensive but it will be worth every penny you spend! GBCN offers 3 years of nursing clinicals while other schools offer only 2 years. We are a small school if that appeals to you and we have a broad range of student ages. GBCN recently merged with Mercer University and is now on the Mercer Atlanta Campus. You can get more info about the school on the website www.mercer.edu and simply look under the heading for the nursing website. GOOD LUCK!
    [font=Comic Sans MS]Thank you so much for your reply and info. I just receive news that I got accepted in to the associate program in Ct, @ Capitol Community College.. I start this Fall and I attend the orientation and I got a breif over view of what "Fundamental of Nursing" will be like, but they advise to do alot of reading ahead for the program..could you please tell me is this program extremely hard
  6. by   divvaa100
    Quote from crazedx3
    Hi, I'm new to the web, but I wanted to put my 2 cents worth in. I just graduated from KSU and loved it. The instructors are personable, and when they have an open door policy, they really mean it. They are flexible and I feel they really prepared me to finish and take THE TEST (Which by the way I took today and am anxiously awaiting the results). The cost ended up being 1300-1500 a semester depending on how many classes I took, and some are offered online. They do have an accelerated program in it's second go round (the first class graduated last December) and we have a high pass rate (99%). To give you an idea of how demanding/hard, we started with 60 and graduated 44. Determination and hard work paid off. It is a very competitive program, I believe they told us last semester 400 applied and they could only take 80. Good luck in your endeavors....
    [font=Comic Sans MS]Thank you so much for your reply and info. I just receive news that I got accepted in to the associate program in Ct, @ Capitol Community College.. I start this Fall and I attend the orientation and I got a breif over view of what "Fundamental of Nursing" will be like, but they advise to do alot of reading ahead for the program..could you please tell me is this program extremely hard
  7. by   BucklandRN
    okay now i gotta put GPC on the map. the school is very reputable, possibly the best 2 year institution in the metro area. GPC is inexpensive but you get a very good education if you take advantage off all your resources. I am in still taking classes there and I would definately transfer out if I thought I was getting any less of an education here. Its a good place to start. also you can take all the extra classes in order to get your bsn here. ex. sociology, statistics... ga perimeter school of nursing is a good school too. ask more qestions though..
  8. by   BucklandRN
    what do you mean " nothing is accepted but the first semester?"



    Quote from kimtab
    Yes, that's what I meant. Honestly- for the time that you spend and the stress that you cause yourself, unless you HAVE to get out and get working right away, why not get a BSN. If you did start at GPC and decided to transfer somewhere else later, nothing is accepted but the first semester. That may be true of all schools though, I don't know.
  9. by   Tilly27
    Hey,

    I just got the recent post talking about Georgia Perimeter. Before anyone goes there I would suggest really asking more people about it. I have heard some of the worst reports from their students. There program is really struggling right now and I've heard from recent students that it is extremely unorganized. I don't mean to bash anyone's school and there are some great two year schools out there but I wouldn't recommend perimeter.
  10. by   eternity1
    Quote from divvaa100
    Hi everyone first I must say this is the most informative site yet. I am currently a nursing student in Ct, and I've just finish my pre-req. classes..I am looking to move to Georgia Jan. 05', Do anyone know of any good nursing programs wether it is AS or BS..I was looking into Georgia Baptist or Georgia Perimeter, please help me to decide, Thank you
    I went to Kennesaw and graduated in '98 with a BS in Exercise Physiology. Now I am returning to get my BSN. They have a very high pass rate for the NCLEX and the price is very reasonable. Go to kennesaw.edu to find out more about it. Fran Paul the director is pretty available if you have further questions, but write them down before you walk into her office or you will leave feeling confused
  11. by   divvaa100
    Quote from Tilly27
    I am a student at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing and I can tell you we are the best. I'm not partial or anything . Anyway I am graduating in May of this year and I can tell you that the schools reputation is extremely good in this state. We have been told we produce even better nurses than Emory. It is private and a little expensive but it will be worth every penny you spend! GBCN offers 3 years of nursing clinicals while other schools offer only 2 years. We are a small school if that appeals to you and we have a broad range of student ages. GBCN recently merged with Mercer University and is now on the Mercer Atlanta Campus. You can get more info about the school on the website www.mercer.edu and simply look under the heading for the nursing website. GOOD LUCK!
    I just check back in and I was really looking into GBCN, and wanted to ask if it is a hard school to get in especially transferring from a different state. Ive token my pre-req's in Connecticut and I was wondering if it would be hard for me to get back on track? Also you may have graduate by now so congrates to you... I know you have done alot of hard studying
  12. by   kimtab
    Quote from BucklandRN
    what do you mean " nothing is accepted but the first semester?"
    I meant that because of the way the curriculum is constructed; it is difficult to have the nursing credits transfer to another nursing program. This is in direct opposition of course to the whole point of having an accredited program. Curriculum is supposed to be standardized to the point where you are able to transfer credits among schools but I heard from more than one student who left the GPC program for whatever reason and couldn't get credit for anything but Fundamentals of nursing, the first semester of the GPC program.

    Unless they changed things since last March (And goodness knows our class complained loudly enough but I don't think they listened) Pharmacology is NOT a distinct class, and you will have an impossible time documenting the coursework in Pharm for credit anywhere else because there isn't really any documentable coursework in Pharm. Psych is the same way, integrated into the rest of the curricula, although they do actually make a genuine effort to teach it. Assessment, same way. Many schools have a separate assessment class. Nutrition, same way. You get the idea.

    GOOD LUCK to anyone starting this program. It's like Nursing school "Survivor".
  13. by   Eagle Girl 06
    I agree with the above posters. Talk to students who are already in the nursing program at GPC before making your decision. I took all of my pre-requisites there and absolutely loved it. I had full intentions of going to nursing school there, but everyone I talked to that was already in the program had horror stories to tell. People that I had previous classes with (and really respected their opinions) begged me to apply to other nursing schools. I really struggled with my decision, but two weeks before school was supposed to start I transferred to another program, and I am really happy with my decision. We do have someone in the second year of our program that also transferred from GPC and all of her nursing credits were accepted.

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