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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   kimtab
    I would like to add that GPC really is a good school overall, just not for nursing. I would highly recommend taking pre-reqs there. The instruction is good and you can't beat the price or the convenience.

    Even the nursing program CAN be done, I'm an RN when all is said and done. Just know that hard work and dedication aren't all that's required. This is NOT a supportive learning atmosphere.
  2. by   Eagle Girl 06
    I absolutely agree with the above poster. GPC was a WONDERFUL experience for pre-requisites. I cannot say enough about my A & P teachers and my Micro teacher. I really learned a lot, and it is paying off in nursing school. But what was said is absolutely true - the nursing program does not have a supportive learning environment. I have heard those exact words time and again from my friends in the program.
  3. by   sngpc
    Quote from Eagle Girl 06
    I absolutely agree with the above poster. GPC was a WONDERFUL experience for pre-requisites. I cannot say enough about my A & P teachers and my Micro teacher. I really learned a lot, and it is paying off in nursing school. But what was said is absolutely true - the nursing program does not have a supportive learning environment. I have heard those exact words time and again from my friends in the program.
    I am currently in the GPC nursing program, and I will confirm that this program leaves a bit to be desired. There is obviously an organization problem, and some, but not all, of the instructors seem to be indifferent regarding the success of students. Even if you are an all-A's student, be ready for a C. They are handed out liberally. Many people will not make it through the first semester. And the test rationales are sometimes quite ambiguous.

    On the other hand, there are positives such as: convenience, cost, and the 2-year program. And there are some great instructors.

    Feel free to ask ?'s.
  4. by   NurseBunky
    I started out in GPC's nursing program in 2003 and withdrew at midterm. I am currently at Gordon College in Barnesville and like it a lot better. The instructors are optimistic, supportive and available and instead of lecturing you and having you take a test they lecture you and show you great test taking strategies. Gordon's nursing program is a lot more organized too!! I should've gone there in the first place. I'm doing alot better on my exams and check off's and I'm having fun in clinical.

    For some reason at GPC we went into clinical after about 5 or 6 weeks and hadn't learned all of the nursing skills yet, so I felt really uncomfortable in clinical not knowing how to do things. I was a novice when it came to nursing so simple things like giving a bed bath was something I personally needed to learn how to do. They skipped that chapter at GPC and told us to watch the video. :uhoh21: Gordon we went step by step through all the skills including bed baths and we even had a bed bath check off.

    I'm currently in my second semester of my first year. Definetly talk to student that are in the program to get a good idea of what to expect. All programs are going to be hard, but if you study hard, ask questions when in doubt about a topic, and organize your time you can get through it. It also helps if your instructors are rooting for you every step of the way.:hatparty:
  5. by   nurse yvonne
    [Hi Divaa, i was recently accepted to gbcn. Is it a difficult program? what should i expect?
  6. by   jcg2947
    Quote from divvaa100
    Do you know the web site for Georgia State?
    The website for Georgia State is www.gsu.edu

    I am currently in the nursing program at Kennesaw State University and they have a wonderful program. They have over a 90% pass rate fot the NCLEX. Check their website out too. It is www.kennesaw.edu
  7. by   sheri_u2
    Quote from 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..
    I also attend GPC, am finished prereqs this week and have been stressing about my choices for fall. I can't afford mercer but have been worried about GPCs program due to all the negative feedback I hear about the Nursing program.
  8. by   sheri_u2
    Quote from sngpc
    I am currently in the GPC nursing program, and I will confirm that this program leaves a bit to be desired. There is obviously an organization problem, and some, but not all, of the instructors seem to be indifferent regarding the success of students. Even if you are an all-A's student, be ready for a C. They are handed out liberally. Many people will not make it through the first semester. And the test rationales are sometimes quite ambiguous.

    On the other hand, there are positives such as: convenience, cost, and the 2-year program. And there are some great instructors.

    Feel free to ask ?'s.
    As someone who may be forced to do GPCs nursing program this fall due to finances, I figured I'd respond to your February Post about GPC. I'm concerned about success due to all the stories I've heard. Do you feel that the biggest problem was they didn't prepare you with the skills needed for clinical? or is it the material on tests is not covered in class? Or both? Any advice on how I should prepare for the fall if I end up choosing GPC. I've worked as a tech. so I've done a lot already (not too worried about clinical stuff except IVs). Any advice would be appreciated. You can pm me and tell me any professors I need to be warned about.
  9. by   abmsam
    You guys who are asking about GPC should read the threads at the Pre-Nursing Student forum here at AllNurses.

    Start here: http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100922

    There's lots of info about GPC in several different forums here.
  10. by   NurseBunky
    Quote from sheri_u2
    As someone who may be forced to do GPCs nursing program this fall due to finances, I figured I'd respond to your February Post about GPC. I'm concerned about success due to all the stories I've heard. Do you feel that the biggest problem was they didn't prepare you with the skills needed for clinical? or is it the material on tests is not covered in class? Or both? Any advice on how I should prepare for the fall if I end up choosing GPC. I've worked as a tech. so I've done a lot already (not too worried about clinical stuff except IVs). Any advice would be appreciated. You can pm me and tell me any professors I need to be warned about.
    If and when you do begin classes at GPC..know that you must hit the pavement running. Don't let up. If your having problems with the test questions..get books that will help you study with the NCLEX type questions in them. Don't be afraid to ask questions and remeber anxiety is contagious. People are going to have different opinons about GPC. I went there..didn't like it..and transfered somewhere else. You may get there..like it..do well and graduate. Just do what is best for you
  11. by   malarwen
    Quote from kimtab
    I didn't have any trouble getting in but I hear there's a wait list now. I had all pre-reqs done, a good GPA and a good NET score--I imagine they let people in based on that recipe. What you should be concerned with is getting OUT. Find out about atttrition rates. I think the State Board has this info if the school won't tell you.

    If I had this to do over again I would have gone the extra semester or two and gotten the BSN.
    Are you still in the GPC nursing program? I'm starting this Spring and I would like to more about the program directly from students. I've heard mostly bad things, but I'm used to work very hard. Why are all the people dropping? What's so hard about the program there?
    Thanks, Marie

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