Just wondering who is applying to GPC for fall 2011 and how everyone is feeling. I just took the Teas V two weeks ago and they put a message on the board that they would contact us in 3weeks and until then not to call them. This wait is KILLING me! I am so nervous. Does anybody know people that have already been accepted into the program or is anybody currently in the program?
Feb 16, '11
Hi, I'm in my first semester of nursing school @ GPC. I know how you feel. I took my Teas in June of last year and they did not send out acceptance letters until the end of September so the wait was agonizing!!!
Its only about a month into the semester but my experience so far has been great! I'm glad I came to GPC. Nursing school is a lot of work! I feel like I have no life other than school right now but thats OK. The instructors are very friendly and helpful and there are lots of resources available for you to succeed.
Last edit by mangopeach on Feb 16, '11
I have lecture Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9-11:50. For the first week we were in class pretty much all day. Clinicals are every other week- Thursdays and Fridays 7 am to 3pm. Next semester we start going to clinicals every week. I'm doing my clinicals at Grady but others are assigned to other area hospitals. Emory,Gwinnet Medical,Northside and I don't remember the others off the top of my head right now. The schedule and hospitals for clinicals change every semester so I don't know where I'll be next semester or what time. I have heard though, that we will have the option of doing 12 hr shift 1 day a week vs 8 hr shifts 2 days per week.
We have PLA on Mondays- thats when we are taught a new skill. Its optional but I still go. You don't have to attend PLA, there are videos and powerpoints relating to the skills so you can opt to do that instead of coming to the PLA. I have opted to go to the PLAs AND watch the videos when I'm home. There's usually something taught at PLA that you don't always get from the video IMO. So far I've passed every skill checkoff on the first attempt so I think going to PLA helps. You've got 3 shots at each skill. Fail a skill on your 3rd attempt and it means you've failed out of the semester. You can only fail & repeat 1 semester. So if I don't have lecture or clinicals, I'm in the lab practicing. So yeah, I'm typically at school every day unless I have clinicals. I'm not taking any chances. We've had 1 person fail out this semester already after failing a skill checkoff.
Last edit by mangopeach on Mar 5, '11