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Hello,

I have applied to two colleges and am recently about to start my schooling for nursing. It seems like I am going to get accepted to both colleges and I am having trouble deciding which one to go with. Georgia Perimeter seems to have been around for a long time but I see a lot of students complaining that the nursing program is a bit disorganized. They also have a very high passing rate on the test. Georgia Highlands seems like a smaller newer college but I can hardly find any information on their nursing program. Can anyone in the Atlanta, Georgia area give me some advice in this area?

Thanks =)

-Amanda

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Can I asked how you did on your scores? I am contemplating both schools as well, but Im discouraged from Ga HIghlands due to the Chem req and the SAT. Did you have to take SAT specifically for this school???

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Can I asked how you did on your scores? I am contemplating both schools as well, but Im discouraged from Ga HIghlands due to the Chem req and the SAT. Did you have to take SAT specifically for this school???

There is no Chem requirement for the RN program.

You do not have to take the SAT specifically for Highlands. You can take the SAT anywhere, or if you think you can score higher on the ACT, take that and they will translate.

I'm a nursing student at GHC, and I wanted a program that had a high first-pass NCLEX Rate.

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Hello,

I have applied to two colleges and am recently about to start my schooling for nursing. It seems like I am going to get accepted to both colleges and I am having trouble deciding which one to go with. Georgia Perimeter seems to have been around for a long time but I see a lot of students complaining that the nursing program is a bit disorganized. They also have a very high passing rate on the test. Georgia Highlands seems like a smaller newer college but I can hardly find any information on their nursing program. Can anyone in the Atlanta, Georgia area give me some advice in this area?

Thanks =)

-Amanda

You can read my other response in the GHC 2011 thread. GHC has been around since the at least the early 80s that I am aware of. Use to be Floyd College. It has the highest first-pass NCLEX rate of any 2 year school and surpasses a good many 4 years schools in this category. I don't remember the exact number, a couple years back is was a 95% first pass rate.

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There is no Chem requirement for the RN program.

You do not have to take the SAT specifically for Highlands. You can take the SAT anywhere, or if you think you can score higher on the ACT, take that and they will translate.

I'm a nursing student at GHC, and I wanted a program that had a high first-pass NCLEX Rate.

While a chem can be used in place of another classes, but yes it is not required if you take nut, and 2 other classes.

I have not taken SAT, just wish I didnt have to take it just for this one school.

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It doesn't include the 2009 class which was at a 94/95% pass. And since you are so quick to judge......

Please note that your own reference doesn't say 1st pass rate. I was dealing with a first pass rate. There's quite a difference in that area and would rather have a first pass nurse than someone who has to take it over again.

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No need to get defensive. Just clarifying facts. Do you have support showing these first pass rates? Stating unsupported percentages is not helpful to someone researching schools.

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No need to get defensive. Just clarifying facts. Do you have support showing these first pass rates? Stating unsupported percentages is not helpful to someone researching schools.

Readily available no. I could either dig through some old files or ask administration, as that is where I got them from, but we are on spring break (yeah right, got a test the day we come back).

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I understand that the GA BON list posted in this thread only uses pass rates from first-attempts on the NCLEX for their list. Here is another legitimate site that states this information in the title and references the BON statistics:

http://www.usg.edu/health_workforce_center/documents/nclex_rates.pdf

Back to the OP, I am a Georgia Perimeter nursing student and the program is very rigorous and thorough, but I love it. The instructors really want us to succeed and have been very approachable and supportive. The team teaching is nice also because you gain perspectives from so many different specialties and backgrounds and there are various meetings you can attend outside of class if you need extra help + there is a tutorial lab for nursing students that is an excellent resource. Nursing school is hard everywhere (and for good reason), but I think that I will be ready to take and pass the NCLEX when the time comes. I have spoken to former GPC nurses/new grads at my clinical site and they said they had no problems passing on their first try and felt very well prepared to work in the hospital setting.

When I was looking at schools, I was almost scared away from GPC by some of the old threads here, but I am so glad I didn't let them discourage me. I really have been very happy in the program. :)

Best of luck!

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JUSTADREAM:

THANK you for writing your last post. I had recently discovered the venom-filled threads warning against GPC on this site and was reconsidering my choice.

Like a lot of second degree nursing students, I have a family. I need the best degree I can get for the cheapest I can find. (note: cheap does NOT mean poor education) GPC fits these requirements.

I had applied to Emory on a whim just on the off chance that I got the big scholarship that covers full tuition. I was thrilled to get in but was not awarded the full ride. Even with the hefty scholarship they offered me, my husband and I couldn't see the point of finishing an undergraduate program with that much student loan debt. I have managed to get a bachelors and masters already with VERY minimal debt and would like to continue that way.

SO I changed my plan. I read these horrifying threads from around the 2005-2006 period, and was almost turned off. I decided to go to an information session anyway and was very pleased but still unsure. YOU have made my decision. I plan to start next spring with the accelerated program.

Again, THANK YOU for making me feel better about my decision. Can't wait to be a graduate, finally, AGAIN lol

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Thank you for your post! I have been reading this site for several months now along with some other sites and GPC has HORRIBLE past reviews.. but very few current reviews. I have ONLY applied to GPC (talk about putting all my eggs in 1 basket) and I applied based solely on the NYCLEX pass rate. I do have a question though... I have an Associates of Science in Health Info Tech from Darton, and I would like to get an Associates in Nursing to become an RN. My goal is to be on the clinical review side of nursing not necessarily in full contact with the patient. My thought process is that once I pass the RHIT exam I will have the coding/billing (my background so far has been billing and collections) covered, now i just need the clinical side. Please any thoughts on whether or not I'm headed in the right direction would be appreciated. I'm crossing my fingers for GPC acceptance my GPA is 3.22 (I barely passed Algebra and I put it off as long as I could).

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