Georgia Highlands College Waiting Game! - page 7

Hopefully, we are getting close to hearing something. I wanted to start a new thread and see if anyone wanted to play the waiting game for fall ADN Program. We've been waiting since April 1st and... Read More

  1. by   Starrdan2
    First question, I took the regents way years ago. Second question, I only applied to GHC and this is the only place I really want to go. Also, I am so ready for the challenge and I don't expect it to be easy. If it is, I would be worried. I know it cannot be harder than obtaining my chemistry degree....that was HARD!!! But, like I said I LOVE challenges and critical thinking. That's why I chose Chemistry as my major b/c I love critical thinking. I, actually, have a harder time with biology b/c its so much memorization.
  2. by   hobo1020
    I'm the total opposite. I chose west Georgia for my bachelors because you get to choose between chem and bio. I chose bio any day.
  3. by   freddysgrandmother
    does anyone know how much extra stuff we'll have to buy in addition to tuition. I have a bachelors degree already & they are counting all of those hours toward my nursing degree & I've exceeded the allowable hours to apply for Fin. Aid/ gov't loans. Trying to see how much I'll have to come out of pocket so I'm not in shock when I go to pay.
  4. by   HopeForMelissa

    You just don't know how much I appreciate the info you gave us! I'm sure you remember what it's like not knowing what to expect. Were you able to work during your first semester at all? If so, how much?

    I'm also interested in the clinical part of it. Did they use your student ID number and the "lottery system" to determine your clinical site?

    Do you think that of those people that did not progress to the next semester because of grades just did not put in the study time and take it seriously? Or are there other factors involved in their failure?

    Overall, do you like the program? Tell me it is all worth it.
  5. by   dallasga123
    mthibaud, Thanks for all your fantastic info. How many people from the starting class actually graduate? Also, are all the same students together throughout the program?
  6. by   prern ashley
    I was mthibaud carpool/skills checkoff/study partner....I thought id give you some information too. Its funny ive been on here just about everyday watching this forum. The clincal aspect is only lottery based. Everyone gets in a big line and draws numbers. After you figure out if your number means you pick your number one choice or maybe your last choice, all solely depends on what number you picked. Also, i dont know if its you that asked or another person, but your total expenditure for supplies from the bookstore would be about 1200 dollars. Dont panic, you can get most of them from amazon if not all of them. Your main two books that you use are your fundamentals books and your health assessment book. You can not pass without both of them. However, for those of you in a financal bind(as i was), the med-surg book is basically a combination of the other books. Im not saying dont buy it, but we really didnt use in in the first semester.
    I have been watching ya'll because i will be reapplying for the jan track. I had a hard time bc i was a single mom of two going through a divorce.However, i did up meeting my now husband at the end of the class and like a moron chose to not withdraw properly and just fail. He was in the US Army, we were suppose to be moving out of state and didnt. For those of you who have a hard time, do not fret, the reacceptance does NOT look at your grade when you reapply. Only your worksheet. My first test i did horrible, the questions are like nothing you have ever seen. Your biologies do not come close to what a test is going to look like. As Melissa T. said, the amount of material, time you have to prepare, and types of questions, are just completely different. If you struggle at first CHANGE your way of studying. I went from a 58 on the first test to an 85 when i studied "nursing style".
    Also hopeformelissa, stop worrying about getting in. Your score is ridiculously good. I promise you, you got in. And btw the cutoff score was not 1160 last year, it was lower than that. I know its agonizing to see if you got in or not, im agonizing watching to see if mthibaud gets back in, and its not even me waiting!! i just need hope to see that i too can get back in. I have my fingers crossed for all of you, in particular i know you will do well though. Just a tid bit of advice, make sure if you have a husband or boyfriend they know your going to need atleast 2 hours a night to study. perhaps more. Make flash cards for pharmacology! Make sure you and your check-off partner practice a couple times a week together, both mthibaud and i were bad about procrastination, we also had jobs though lol. I think weve learned our lesson though! And as far as work goes, i in particular will NOT be working this time around. It really did effect me, and every second to study helps.

    Good Luck

    Ill be looking to see your first happy comment of " I GOT MY LETTER "
  7. by   dallasga123
    Thanks for all of the amazing info. I have to say that I really enjoy this forum b/c it's been a huge help in me finding out anything I could possibly want to know about nursing. I don't know anyone at highlands b/c I am a transfer student and it's good to have insight into what the program is like. I have to say that I haven't heard a bad piece of advice yet and I am taking notes!
  8. by   prern ashley
    i know wat you mean! I iwsh i would have found this website and a forum like it before i started nursing school!
  9. by   Starrdan2
    Thank you so much prern ashley!! I feel a little bit better!! I just hope that we ALL get in!! We seem to all click well
  10. by   HopeForMelissa
    I just love it when students who are/have been in the nursing program at GHC post info on here! I'm like a kid in a candy store sucking up all I can get. hehe

    Thanks PreRN...... All of the info/advice is welcome and much appreciated! Do you remember what the hours/schedule was like your first semester? How far did you end up having to drive for your clinicals?

    I'm going to try really hard to be patient this week. The "board" is supposed to be meeting this week to decide who gets in. So, it can't be that much longer.
  11. by   dallasga123
    Does anyone know which day the board is meeting???:grn:
  12. by   HopeForMelissa
    Dallas.... They didn't tell me what day they were meeting. I think I'll just make myself believe that it will be today!!!! Maybe .....just maybe.....if they meet today.....acceptance letters might just be ready by the end of the week.

    Ok...ok....I know I'm in my own little dreamland. hehe
  13. by   dallasga123
    HopeforMelissa, that o.k. I live in dreamland too. I am so excited to find out something.I thought that they might meet today or tomorrow. Then I was hoping the packets are already prepared and they just have to stick our names on them. I was just hoping that was the case, so the letters make it out this week!!!!! Yippeeeeeeee!