Georgia Perimeter College ADN Program?? - page 2

Hello all, I am looking for someone to give me an honest review of the ADN program at Georgia Perimeter College. I have read/heard many, many horrible comments about the program there. Also, I... Read More

  1. by   keepmovingrn
    Don't let the Na Sayers stop you from getting to where you want to be. There are always gonna be negative ppl around no matter what. Just curious, why did you apply to GPC if you think your "setting yourself up for failure"? GPC nor any other nursing school are gonna give you a nursing degree, your gonna have to work for it:-)
  2. by   lovleeme
    Kiki & Keepmoving...Thank you for positive feedback. Since I have been in school (taking my core classes) I have heard neg things about Professors...but then when I get in their class I end up loving them!

    Bodzemo...This brings me to say that some people say negative things because they did not do very well in the class...not necessarily because of the Professors. I think it is more what you put into it than anything. If nursing is your dream, I say go for it! I have a question PLEASE HELP. I am currently in Micro and it is looking like I will end up with a 'C' in the class. Does anyone know if this is acceptable or will it knock me out of the nursing program? I made an 'A' in A&P I and a 'B' in A&P II. I dont know if I need to re-take Micro this summer to be on the safe side. Please help if anyone know's GPC's policy. I have received my acceptance letter for Fall Nursing Program 2012. Thank you so much!!!
  3. by   keepmovingrn
    Don't retake micro if you pass with a "c". Theres no point, plus you won't have time to study it in nursing school.
  4. by   watashi
    According to the gpc nursing website, , you need a 2.7 average in science pre-reqs. Even with a C in micro, your average will be 3.0, so it looks like you are safe without repeating it.
  5. by   lovleeme
    Thank you so much keepmoving & watashi!!! I feel alot better now
  6. by   adorable42181
    Hi Lovleeme, Sorry it took so long to respond. Yes I started last fall. It is an awesome program, the first semester was a breeze for me, but this med-surg is kicking my butt. The teachers really want you succeed, there are so many resources at the school to help you. The negative thing I have to say is that the check-offs build up so much anxiety a couple of people had to go on meds to calm their nerves right before check-offs. But I know there were talks about changing the way check-offs are done this fall. HTH
  7. by   lovleeme
    Hi adorable! That does help...thanks for responding! That eases my mind...the waiting game is hard and I start thinking of so many questions! (I thought waiting on my acceptance letter was hard, but the anticipation of nursing school starting is worse!) I wish you well with this semester (I have read so many of your posts, I feel like I know you. LOL!) Good luck and thanks again
  8. by   adorable42181
    You do know the virtual me,lol. I am officially done with my first year of nursing school as of today @ 12 PM, YAAAAA!! Ok, back to you, you may ask as many questions as need be because I was just in your place a year ago, and another student helped me. Yes the anticipation of starting the program is brutal,but don't rush enjoy your time because it will become very minimum real soon. Like I stated earlier 1921 is a breeze, but you need to make sure you understand it, because it is the foundation for all the other courses. 1930 kicked my butt I went into the final needing to make an 80 just to pass the class, so with that being said if you are not an organized person like myself work on it, if you do not now how to make study guides from an class outline work on it, because these things well help you achieve an awesome grade in 1921 and 1930
  9. by   keepmovingrn
    Hi adorable! Congrats on your first year! I'm going into I guess what is considered the 3rd semester. I know it's gonna be a lot with OB, Peds and psych in the summer. I'm soooo happy that they may be changing the way checks off are done. It's the worst and the bridge program does all the check offs in ONE day! We all where so overwhelmed.
  10. by   adorable42181
    That is awesome keepmovinglpn, I can not wait to get there. Yes, checkoffs were horrible.... Good luck with summer, I'm sure you will be fine
  11. by   lovleeme
    Congratulations adorable! That is great news! Thanks again for all of the great information. I will take what you said and keep it all in mind when starting the program! Enjoy your summer! Are you at Clarkston capmus in the fall?
  12. by   adorable42181
    Thanks, and yes I will be at Clarkston..
  13. by   aimhigh11
    No, I don't feel like it has improved other than we have 3 chances to pass our check off skills. Some of the teachers are helpful but most are not and they are mean about it and expect you to take it. I have heard of some horror stories that are pretty bad here that has happened to other students currently. Some of the teachers don't teach and just read the powerpoints. I have had to take some major abuse from the teachers but nothing like some have had it. I feel sorry for them. It seems like if they don't like you they find a way to fail you in clinicals, they follow you around and wait for you to make a mistake. Not all are like this, about half. Some are truly wonderful but if you get the others, may God help you because you better pray real hard. The administration does nothing to help you, they act like they care but in the end they don't really care at all. They don't seem to care that their students are being treated unfairly or bad. Some, yes, may have good experiences but for the majority they do not but are unwilling to say anything about it. We haven't had to watch videos for check offs on how to do them but I hear the spring class does. How can you learn a skill from a video? It's just showing you what it looks like to pass the skill but how do you learn "how" to do the skill? If they showed a video on "how" to do the skill, I can see that but they don't. I have heard that is a complaint from some of the people in the spring class. This is an honest truthful review and I hope people listen. It has been a horrible experience and I wish I had never come here. If some of the stuff that has happened to other people ever got out to the state, the school would lose its accreditation for sure. I feel like I am in HELL!!

    Quote from redhedmatt
    Hello all,

    I am looking for someone to give me an honest review of the ADN program at Georgia Perimeter College. I have read/heard many, many horrible comments about the program there. Also, I understand that they were on the verge of loosing accreditation, and had to increase NCLEX pass numbers, and that their way of accomplishing that was to fail out everyone who might not pass. At any rate, I know that GPC's program was quite bad in mid 2000's, but who's there now? Has it improved? Are you teachers good/helpful? How many people are dropping from your class? Would you go there if you had it to do again? Just looking for some advice... Thanks