Which are the best and worth Nursing schools in GA?

  1. 0 I m in Gordon college and m taking pre-requisites right now. My plan is to transfer to any other nursing school where I can get better hand-on experiences. I consider Emory University but because of its too expensive tuition fees, I can't think much abt going to Emory. My second choice is Clayton State Univerity.

    I want to decide as soon as I can abt where to go so that I can take those extra pre-requisites that the nursing school (whichever I choose) expects to have for getting into its RN program.
    What are other good nursing schools in GA?
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  3. Visit  jenrn2008 profile page
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    I would NOT suggest Georgia Southwestern State in Americus, GA... they have a 55% NCLEX passage rate
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    Quote from genny0616
    I would NOT suggest Georgia Southwestern State in Americus, GA... they have a 55% NCLEX passage rate
    I don't know if u r attending any nursing school right now...but if so which one is it? and do u like it experiences vise?
  5. Visit  workingtheplan profile page
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    Hey,

    This is a great question. I would at this point apply everywhere you can, get several acceptances and then repost your question regarding which you should choose.

    I wish you the very best. Nursing school goes really fast because you're always so busy. It seems like one minute you're waiting on acceptance letters and then you're interviewing for your first RN position. Enjoy the journey.
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  6. Visit  yellow finch profile page
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    Don't know if this helps you any, but here's the list of NCLEX pass rates on GA schools.

    http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn/NCLEXSCORES20032006.pdf
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  7. Visit  merellis2009 profile page
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    Gotta put one in for my alma mater-MCG!!!! (Medical College of Georgia)
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    Quote from merellis2009

    Gotta put one in for my alma mater-MCG!!!! (Medical College of Georgia)
    have u applied to MCG or r u currently attending MCG?
  9. Visit  merellis2009 profile page
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    I graduated from there.
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  10. Visit  santhony44 profile page
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    I graduated from Augusta State University (it was Augusta College then) and then got my BSN and MN from MCG. (I also got a practical nursing diploma from Augusta Area Technical School).
  11. Visit  khuship profile page
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    I had few questions for both Merellis2009 and Santhony44.
    What is the GPA recommended to get into MCG and what are the NCLEX passing ratings?

    And one off topic question is that is ASN-RN better or BSN-RN?
  12. Visit  merellis2009 profile page
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    1. I don't know about a recommended GPA as I wasnt in the traditional BSN program, but certainly I would think 3.0+ would pretty much be an absolute requirement. I had a 3.55 but again, not the traditional BSN program. I did the accelerated general MSN program.

    2. The list that a previous poster put up showed the MCG pass rate up to 2006 but I will tell you that 92.3% of my classmates (myself included) passed NCLEX the first time. The one who didnt pass on her first try ended up passing on her second try.

    3. Let's not get into the "Who is better" debate with ADN versus BSN in this thread. There's a zillion other threads on allnurses.com that are devoted to that very *touchy* subject. I suppose it all depends on YOU and YOUR GOALS. Ex: If you would like to become a nurse practitioner one day (sooner than later) then BSN might be the choice for you at this time. However if you're a single mom with little income and you need to start making money asap, you might choose an associates program because 1) it's usually cheaper and 2) you may be able to get finished with school sooner. As I said before, it just all depends on what YOU want to do and where YOU want to go. One size does not fit all.
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    Quote from merellis2009
    1. I don't know about a recommended GPA as I wasnt in the traditional BSN program, but certainly I would think 3.0+ would pretty much be an absolute requirement. I had a 3.55 but again, not the traditional BSN program. I did the accelerated general MSN program.

    2. The list that a previous poster put up showed the MCG pass rate up to 2006 but I will tell you that 92.3% of my classmates (myself included) passed NCLEX the first time. The one who didnt pass on her first try ended up passing on her second try.

    3. Let's not get into the "Who is better" debate with ADN versus BSN in this thread. There's a zillion other threads on allnurses.com that are devoted to that very *touchy* subject. I suppose it all depends on YOU and YOUR GOALS. Ex: If you would like to become a nurse practitioner one day (sooner than later) then BSN might be the choice for you at this time. However if you're a single mom with little income and you need to start making money asap, you might choose an associates program because 1) it's usually cheaper and 2) you may be able to get finished with school sooner. As I said before, it just all depends on what YOU want to do and where YOU want to go. One size does not fit all.

    Hey thanks for the information...First, I might think of MCG but only if it's around 40-45 miles away from my home. Second, I have no kids yet and not thinking to get one until I become a nurse. So, I will probably go for BSN-RN.

    thank you so much for helping me.
    Good luck to u...
  14. Visit  08icuRN profile page
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    I attend Clayton State University and will graduate May 10, 2008. Love the school it is challangeing and well worth all of the experiences you will receive. You will love all the diversity that you will meet. Our program has a great NCLEX passing rate. You will like the teachers and they will help you to find your goal:bowingpur Please PM me if you have any additional questions about the classes you may need to take to ge into the program...
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