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Entering as Part-Time Student???

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Hello!

I am planning to attend the Atlanta campus within the next 1.5 to 2 years. I am almost completely done with their general education courses. Being that they register you for full time in order to finish within a 3 years timespan, could I choose to span out my remaining courses so I can work more?

What would happen if I could not register for a class due to work? would I have to quit work, or can I opt to take another nursing course or put the class off until the next available time to take it?

Thanks!

HI , I've read through some of your posts and I'm sorry you had such a bad experience. I tried to send you a PM, but I just joined yesterday so I was not able to do so. If you don't mind, I am looking for some information as what what the nursing program really consists of as far as scheduling. I see on the schedule of classes that some days says 7 am -7pm? Do you guys really spend 12 hours a day at clinical? I'm a wife and mom and trying to figure out if this program is realistic for me. Thanks

Which program are you referring to?

Livelaughlove72

Has 1 years experience.

Have you spoken with an advisor? S/he should be able to give you general information. I don't think all classes are offered every 8 weeks so there may be a limit to how much you can spread it out. Are you planning to use financial aid? If so, don't forget that you must be half-time (6 credits) in a semester to be able to use student loans.

typically the 1st semester you have open skills practice Monday or Friday...Tuesdays are always lecture days, then Wednesdays and Thursdays you start the first 7 weeks either labs or you are off. Then you have 8 hour clinicals in week 8 or 9 from then on on either Wednesday or Thursday. 12 hr rotations will begin in Medsurg in the 2nd semester. Depending on availability, you may have to split your 12 hours into part time day or night shifts twice a week. The only way to change your rotation schedule is to switched with someone and have it be approved by your instructor.

NNM

Hi NNM, I have some questions about GTC program and I am new to this site. I have kept track of your posts and know that you no longer attend that progam but do not know how to PM you.

Thanks!!!

I just went to orientation and although they don't discourage working while doing the program it is implied that you need to have a job that works around your school schedule and it will not be the other way around. You do not register for your own classes, your adviser does and they do not take time preferences into consideration, you're given what you are given and you have to find a way to make it work. If your job is really flexible and allows you to change your work hours with not much advance notice, then I'm sure you can make it work. The first two sessions (if pre-reqs are done) you will only be on campus a couple hours twice a week. After that you get into the harder classes and it may be a longer amount of time on campus. Once you start clinicals (which is about 6 months after you start the program if you don't have gen ed classes to do) your hours will vary by your clinical site. Some will have you work 8 hour shifts, some 12 hour shifts, you don't know what you will be getting until you get closer to your clinical start date, and your clinicals change every 8 weeks. So your job would have to be ultra flexible but if thats the case for you, I'm sure you can do it. Like someone else mentioned though, you have to take 6 units a semester to keep your financial aid, so keep that in mind when adjusting your schedule.

Hmmm....click to see my account. Perhaps adding me or the next page once you click my username will have the pm button somewhere

NNM

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 12 years experience.

Hmmm....click to see my account. Perhaps adding me or the next page once you click my username will have the pm button somewhere

NNM

Members cannot use the PM system until they have 15 posts.

Thanks for informing us of this. I had not clue lol

NNM