I'm not a nurse but hope to be one day and I have some questions for you all. - page 2
Hi my name is Jessica. I have just a couple of questions. I have always wanted to become a nurse, that is my dream. When I was just 16, I had my first child, who was premature and I missed a lot of... Read More
Oct 10, '12 by Pleigh33Kelrn19 I can tell your not familiar with the ga schools which is where she is talking about. In this area you basically have to be nearly finished with your sophomore year of college before you can even apply to the Bsn nursing programs so at that point the 5 areas they look at are overall gpa (college of course), pre requisite gpa, math/science gpa, teas score, and either interview or reference letters depending on the school. I went to a comm college for my first 2 years and transferred into a 4 year Univ. this semester and yesterday i was just accepted into one of the most competitive nursing schools in ga! My high school gpa, i think, was like a 2.0. But the nursing school never asked for it. My college gpa is 3.81 and my math/science is a 4.0 and my prerequisite gpa is a 4.0 with a teas of 84. That is what matters. Jessta I hope you don't let kelrn's post get you down it seems clear they are not familiar with how the nursing schools are down here. You have a ton of opportunity to get into any school in ga you want too!
Oct 10, '12 by Pleigh33Man nurse 2 b again may not be familiar with ga schools. But you can totally go to a cc and do yr prerequisites but you do NOT have to get an ADN you can transfer to a 4 year school and go straight to Bsn which will save you A LOT of time. I am not sure how other states work but that's the deal in ga.
Oct 11, '12 by ArrowRN, BSN, RNQuote from Pleigh33Yep I know that, I'm in Florida but The state you in really does not matter, its the same basic process,which I described in step 1. which is transferring with an AA degree, an AA degree is not an ADN.Man nurse 2 b again may not be familiar with ga schools. But you can totally go to a cc and do yr prerequisites but you do NOT have to get an ADN you can transfer to a 4 year school and go straight to Bsn which will save you A LOT of time. I am not sure how other states work but that's the deal in ga.
Yes you DO NOT need to get an AA, you can just do the prereqs but there are several advantages
why transfer with an AA degree?
Firstly, to transfer you need to meet minimum transfer credits and general education requirements of the University and the AA degree covers all of that.
Second, most Universities and BSN programs have foreign language requirements and having no high school diploma, these courses can also be done as part of the AA instead of worrying about adding them in later while in the 4 year school, that way you can focus only on the nursing courses.
Third, if you at a community college and you are just doing prereqs and have applied for admission as "NON-Degree Seeking Student" and you sign up for classes without listing an AA/undecided degree, you will not qualify for financial aid/pell grant money for those courses.In other words, you will have to pay for them out of pocket. Yes u can sign up as undecided AA degree seeking student just for aid for those prereqs and then just transfer without graduating with the AA.
Lastly, they won't have to break down a course by course evaluation of the transfer credits, as an AA degree is generally accepted, by a university within the same state, no questions asked and AA degree holders are generally given priority admission (Remember you will be competing with sophomore level students who already been at the University for 2 years, by the time you transfer. It may see longer, by just a few months, but in the end, all the courses have to be done anyways, so why not get them done cheaper at the community/state college level.
Everyone's situation is different. Heck you can even go the LPN route if you which, but I am assuming the post is for someone who is living with parents and is not in a rush to start working.
Best advice...don't listen to anyone here, just make an apointment and go talk to an advisor at a community college, keep doing your own research (because some advisors give wrong information) and make a plan. These are just suggestions.
Oct 14, '12 by jesstapiaGood morning everyone! Hope you all are doing good. I got some good advice from y'all and I thank you so much! I am a single mother and have a full time job, however I do believe if you want something bad enough you can achieve your goal. I have heard some good things about Ga Perimeter I think a couple of my friends attend there. One thing I can say is when I received my GED I passed with all college levels. So if they do look at that they will see I passed with great scores. I will keep you all posted, I'm going to start calling schools on Monday I'm just going to start trying to figure out how to juggle school and a job. I am a manager at a restaurant so this job requires a lot of my time :/ but I know I'll figure everything out. Again, thank you all for your advice!