Fall 2011 ADN GTCC/FTCC - page 2
Hey, I was just wondering if there were any who will be applying for either GTCC or FTCC nursing program. I took and passed my TEAS exam this past friday and i'm sooo happy since it's one hurdle that's been tackled lol but ow... Read More
- 2Jan 27, '11 by SHL7783Yes very true! One of my friends is applying there for the fall as well so Im just praying for all of us!. It's so aggrivating especially when I know the only thing holding me back from a BSN program is a few too many Bs and not enough As when I also know that just because you can make straight As does NOT make you a good nurse by any means. You have to be passionate about it and have the ultimate desire to help others. So hopefully eventually I will get to do just that!
- 0Jan 28, '11 by BleesedThat is true, introduction will be out the way. How long does forsyth take with their letters? I know GTCC letters go out in April. Oh and do u need your CNA License before applying to FTCC.I have my program completion.I read you dont need it to apply but I wasnt sure how long they give you to get it before the program starts.
- 0Jan 28, '11 by nyanbensmommy1Quote from BleesedYes you are suppose to have your license/on the nursing registration listing by the start of the first day of class.. at least that is what I was told at the info. session at FTCC at GTCC you just need to have passed the class.That is true, introduction will be out the way. How long does forsyth take with their letters? I know GTCC letters go out in April. Oh and do u need your CNA License before applying to FTCC.I have my program completion.I read you dont need it to apply but I wasnt sure how long they give you to get it before the program starts.
As for letters, I think FTCC sends them out like a week after the deadline.
- 0Jan 30, '11 by MotivatedOneI'm in my second semester or nursing school at GTCC. But I have coworkers who are in the nursing program at FTCC.
I may be a bit partial to GTCC because I go there but...if you look at the 5 year pass rate for FTCC vs GTCC, GTCC's average is higher than FTCC's.
You should probably also factor in the location of your clinicals. GTCC (Moses Cone Health System and High Point) FTCC (Baptist and Forsyth)
I think it's more difficult to get accepted into FTCC than it is in GTCC. Mainly because of the TEAS test. A lot of people have struggled with either the math or science part of the test. At GTCC, instead of having to score withthin the 40th percentile in each section, you only have to have I think a 76 cumulative score. But if you've passed it already, then you're good to go.
Both schools just implemented a new curriculum last Spring. I'm not sure how things are flowing at FTCC but things have been a bit confusing at GTCC and at times frustrating but I believe that could be said about any nursing program.
Either way, whichever you decide to attend...Good luck!!!
- 0Jan 30, '11 by nyanbensmommy1I took the TEAS and i got an 81.3. I did great in all section except Math.. but i got like a 68/69 but all in all i go above 40 in the sections.. but like i said Math almost killed me. Surprisingly I scored an 86 in science... i got 100 in 4 out of the 6 sections.
I hope i get accepted into one of them.. i know GTCC goes on the pt system like FTCC but it seems it's easier to get into FTCC. Maybe because they give points for C i don't know.
Any other insight you can give is truly needed and welcome by me..
- 0Feb 1, '11 by MotivatedOneI'm not sure what the lowest and highest rank were. I can't even remember how many points I had but I want to say I had 44 points. I will tell you this... I was a straight admit this go around but my first time in the program I was number 10 on the alternate list and was still accepted. I think that semester which was fall 2009, they offered a seat to the 43rd person on the alternate list. So, even if you are an alternate, there's still hope. Make sure you send in your information to show you're still interested. Also, they don't accept as many students for the spring program as they do for the fall program. You do NOT have to have all of your so called "pre req's" done in order to get into the program. I have people in my class (2nd semester nursing students) who are just now taking A&P 2. I think that if you made mostly A's and B's you have a great shot of getting accepted. Heck, I got a C in both A&P 1 and 2 and I was still accepted...both times I applied. Their ranking process has changed. They're not offering points for things they once offered points for. Most of the points come from A&P. You get 12 points for an A and 8 points for a B. Thankfully, I've taken all the courses required for a BSN which is more than likely why I was accepted. Plus, I had mostly A's and a few B's with the exception of A&P of course.
Good luck :-)