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 school for that reason. Since I missed a lot of school I just decided to get my GED. Some one told me since I have my GED and not an actual high school diploma then I wouldn't be able to be accepted in to a schoool. Is that true? How do I go through the whole process in becoming a nurse? I want to have a BSN. How long is school? 4 years right? Is that including 2 years of "core" classes is what I've heard. I apologize if I am posting in the wrong place, I just figured it would be nice to get answers from people who know what they are talking about
. One last question what are good schools in georgia that have a nusing program? Thank you in advance for any answers/replies that y'all give me..
Oct 8, '12
Hey Jessica! I am pretty familiar with the process. I am taking my last two prerequisite courses right now and am waiting to hear back from kennesaw states nursing program to see whether I have been accepted or not. I can say you having your GED instead of a diploma should be absolutely NO problem. They are not going to be looking at your high school records. You should double check with an advisor but I would not worry about that at all. The most important thing is what you do from here on out. Nursing school's are very competitive to get into and that means you are going to really have to work hard and get great grades in all of your classes so you have a competitive gpa. I am a single mother and it has been hard at times but like you becoming a nurse is my dream and although i was not the best student in high school I have done very well in college. I did the majority of my prerequisite classes at Georgia perimeter college and I had an absolutely amazing experience there. It is a lot cheaper than most other schools and the teachers I had have absolutely changed my life. I transferred into kennesaw this semester and I really love it but am grateful I started at gpc. For public schools with a Bsn in nursing KSU and ga state univ are the only 2 i know of in the Atlanta area. There are several more private colleges that have Bsn programs but it is more expensive, but a lot of them are a little easier to get into. Hope this info helps and I would highly recommend talking to an advisor at one of the schools I mentioned, to get some solid information. I learned a lot of this from talking with people and reading websites like this one, but there can definitely be some strange stuff circulated (like someone telling you you can't get in if youhave yr GED). So it may be good to get it straight from the horses mouth. Best of luck to you!!!
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