Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013 - page 2

So I am trying to get into gwinnett techs fall of 2013 class and i just wanted to start a forum for us to support each other and for info. I still have a couple pre reqs to take but im hoping to do well! Good luck everyone... Read More

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    The math in the study guide is harder than the actual test. The test consists of adding and multiplying fractions,solving for (X), etc. Nothing hard about the math at all. If you have a decent grade in College Algebra you should be fine. There is a writing section that is not included in the study guide. That section covers verb tenses, verb agreements, punctuation, which sentence in the paragraph should be excluded and which sentence should be added. The study guide has a section that reviews synonyms and antonyms. Disregard that section because it will not be on the test. The reading of course is the same. Just read passages and answer questions. The science is more in depth than the study guide actually covers. KEEP your AP2 study guide and study the physiology portion of it prior to taking the test. There is no chemistry on the test. Calculators are not permitted. You will be provided scratch paper. ***THIS INFO APPLIES IF YOU TAKE KAPLAN AT GWINNETT TECH, IF YOU TAKE IT SOMEWHERE ELSE, I CANT BE SURE THE LAYOUT WILL BE THE SAME***

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    Thanks for the info, kamecee. I'd been hearing mixed reviews on the Kaplan guide and I noticed it doesn't even mention the Kaplan exam as one it covers. It's nice to hear I didn't completely waste my money.

    Good luck in the program!
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    Thank you for the info regarding the Kaplan Kamcee. You were right about the test and reviewing a&p! Unfortunately I scored the lowest on the science portion when I took it, so we'll see.. Congrats on starting nursing this fall(-;
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    Congrats on your acceptance! I have just been accepted as a pre nursing transfer student for Spring 2013 and I am a Fall 2013 RN hopeful. I was wondering if GTC uses a "wait list" and how long it was before you were notified of your acceptance into the program?

    I am applying to several programs and all of them are different. Do you know what the average TEAS V score is for your class or what the lowest score that was accepted was? Any "insider" news would be great.
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    Hello @dje5418. There is no wait list at GTC. We take the Kaplan, not the TEAS. There are four parts to the test. Reading, math, writing and science. Anyone who is eligible to sit for the Kaplan (3.0 GPA with the completion of Eng 1101, College Alg, Psych 1101, AP1, AP2, and Microbiology) will be notified via their student email and be advised to attend a meeting either at 3pm pr 6pm. The deadline is Jan 15 of every year. The test is administered throughout March. It is best to arrive to school very early the day after the meeting so that you can sign up to take the test at the end of the month, so you have sufficient time to study. I signed up around 12pm and I was number 170. So I stress to wake up early. I do not know the lowest score accepted, but I made a 75 on the Kaplan and had a 3.69 GPA. It just depends on how well the overall grades were and they take the top 60. So your GPA for the required courses and the Kaplan exam is weighed together when choosing the top 60. Hope that helps.
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    Hello there,
    I'm a little discouraged about Gwinnett Tech. Does it matter that they are not part of the University System of Georgia? I've heard about students who have tried to pursue their bachelors (not specifically in nursing) and the universities don't accept the credits.

    Are students who obtain their ADN at Gwinnett able to pursue a BSN at all? I feel like that's important because the Nursing field is TOUGH to get into and many require that you eventually obtain a BSN.

    Any info appreciated!
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    I am not sure who misinformed you but Gwinnett Tech is part of the university system. And yes, you can pursue a BSN. There are courses that are degree related and diploma related. So if someone took a course that was not on a degree level and is trying to pursue a BSN, then yes most likely those credits will not transfer. For example, LPN (licensed practical nurses) have to take Anatomy and Physiology, but their course is not that in depth as someone pursing a ASN. That is why any LPN working on pursuing their ASN, will have to retake AP on a degree level. But yes, you can pursue your BSN, and yes the school is part of the University system.
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    Sorry let me rephrase that. The school is not technically part of the system, BUT you can still obtain your BSN. The best thing to do, is contact the schools you would like to transfer too, and ask them their specific qualifications. Every school has slight differences and requirements.
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    I was reading an earlier thread where everyone was sharing their test scores on the Kaplan, and then waiting for their acceptance letters. Sheesh, talk about all the anxiousness just reading everyone's anticipation to be accepted! Congratulations! How's it going so far?

    Are you planning to go further once you graduate? Where do you plan on going when you finish? I'm in the process of finding out whether or not a BSN is pursuable or not. Been sending e-mails, virtually no answers yet. *sigh*

    Anyway, yeah I was just a little concerned, I am going to finish the rest of the pre-reqs at GTC I need after 4 long years of not being in school. (I'm 25, so not that old yet.) I'm hoping what I took in Miami was able to transfer over (English 1, English 2, College Algebra, Humanities...) I am doubtful my Psychology credit will go through, because it's not the same type. :-( I'll just have to check and see.

    For the most part all I need are my sciences, which I'm totally chewing through the pencil about. Also, my gpa is not hot at all, so I need to make sure I bring it up entirely and not mess around.

    Anyway, I've been checking out the forums here and many of you nursing students have shared insightful info for future students, so thank you!!
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    Anyway, the only reason why I figure I should also pursue the RN- BSN is so that all the other credits I took at my previous college don't go to waste.. A lot of them were Associate of Arts credits, (sociology, philosophy, ethics, speech) pretty much the only course I'd need to take in order to get into a BSN program after (hopefully) successfully obtaining an ASN/ADN is Statistics, and American History + Government... At least from the looks of all the pre-reqs lists I've come across thus far. I'd hate for everything to go to waste.

    I'm kind of upset I've wasted this long to go back to school. I feel like I've spent too much time thinking about it instead of just going for it. Sigh, I hope I stop beating myself up about it already.

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