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Hello everyone!! Is anybody applying for the summer 2012 at West GA University? :)... Read More

  1. Visit  motivatedmommy profile page
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    Thanks for your advice. I have less than a year volunteer experience at the children's hospital, so I will try to tie that in somehow. Do you think home health would give me some kind of leverage? Most hospitals I see are looking for 1 year experience in an acute setting. And I'm possibly seeking to venture off into the pct route. Do you find that pct is more competive than cna? One thing for sure is that I certainly see a lot more postings for pct within the hospital setting.
  2. Visit  karamarie91 profile page
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    Quote from motivatedmommy
    Thanks for your advice. I have less than a year volunteer experience at the children's hospital, so I will try to tie that in somehow. Do you think home health would give me some kind of leverage? Most hospitals I see are looking for 1 year experience in an acute setting. And I'm possibly seeking to venture off into the pct route. Do you find that pct is more competive than cna? One thing for sure is that I certainly see a lot more postings for pct within the hospital setting.
    PCT is the same thing as a CNA basically, other than they can do a few extra things in the hospital environment. I have my CNA license but now I'm a PCT and I didn't even have to do the course. Many job postings for PCT have under qualifications," must hold CNA or nurse assistant license, or completed PCT course". I refused to spend the money for a PCT course when it is not even guaranteed that you will get a PCT job in a hospital. At least, CNA license carries you practically anywhere. That "1 year of experience in an acute setting" made me annoyed too. But I found that the sitting experience in the hospital helped(but that was for only 1 month, so...) I think any experience is better than no experience, but I would rather do nursing home than home health because having nursing home experience shows that you can multitask and prioritze with 8-10 people, which is what you will have if not more at the hospital. Home health is OK, I never did it due to a lack of assignments.

    PCT in the hopsitals is more competitive than CNA because hospital work is supposedly easier than nursing home work and pays better than any other kind of CNA work. I got my PCT job by just randomly calling one of the general med-surg floors at a hospital and speaking to the nursing manager. I told her why I wanted to work there and she refferred me to the nursing recruiter. The recruiter called me days later and I got an interview with her, then the nursing manager, and then shadowed the floor for 2 hours and got a panel interview with some of the staff. So it's a drawn out process but only to see if you fit.
  3. Visit  karamarie91 profile page
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    well do the early april cna classes have evening or weekend options. I remember when I had a full course schedule and was taking cna classes M-Th during the days. So, it is possible.

    How about this school? Covenant CNA School. They are in Atlanta. Home Page

    I hope the link works, but I was actually going to try them but I ended up finding something cheaper and a little bit closer to me. But the link I posted should be the course schedule and they have evening classes it appears.
  4. Visit  karamarie91 profile page
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    Oh, I have to take Patho at Clayton this summer if I get into their program. So you're applying to Clayton too? I hope they offer the class online so I don't have to drive a hour there.

    Good luck with your CNA class.
  5. Visit  southerngrl412 profile page
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    I have applied for nursing at west ga for summer 2012. Does anyone know if they do interviews at west ga?
  6. Visit  motivatedmommy profile page
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    i'm pretty sure there's no interview just gpa and teas scores.
  7. Visit  karamarie91 profile page
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    No, they do not do interviews. It's only grades and TEAS scores.
  8. Visit  southerngrl412 profile page
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    Do you know what the average teas score is for students who were accepted to their program?
  9. Visit  karamarie91 profile page
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    They said that as long as you have above an 80, you're considered competitive. And at most GA nursing schools, most competitive applicants have 80 or above.
  10. Visit  JeannePCT profile page
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    Anyone know when the acceptance / rejection letters should start going out? I am getting anxious!
  11. Visit  southerngrl412 profile page
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    They say April first but I have heard of them to send them out earlier than that. So let me know if you hear anything.
  12. Visit  karamarie91 profile page
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    I got accepted into the Carrolton campus, but the distance is making me not want to go there. I am waiting on KSU and CSU decisions.
  13. Visit  nicky25 profile page
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    Hello guys!! I am so glad to finally join this group...
    I have been spying on several groups and getting some info on what to look out for nursing school but i never joined till NOW. I'm SOOOO excited!
    Just celebrated my bday this weekend and i checked my mailboxtoday and YES!!!! i got into the part time Newnan BSN program.
    I have a 81.2 Teas and 3.58GPA.
    My only problem is i don't know if part time is what i want. I have no kids but i would love to be able to work just not sure....

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