Gordon College-Fall 2009 - page 7

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  1. by   GaMommy81
    Thank you. Did you find the TEAS to be difficult? This is a second degree for me. I have a degree in English and I taught Special Education for two years and I just wanted to do something different. Hopefully this will be worth the hassle.
  2. by   Emile
    Not at all, be ready fo some Geology though, there were many questions about sand and such...for math review your fractions, percentages, metric system conversions. There were not many questions about A&P.

    I'm a second degree student as well. I graduated from GSU with degree French, because at that time I thought I wanted to be a French Teacher. I started working as a Sub for Clayton County and boy did I change my mind quickly, but I was too far along to change majors.I've also been contemplating doing a second degree program, have you thought about that route as a backup plan..?
  3. by   GaMommy81
    French! How cool! I am glad to hear that the TEAS was not too difficult. I have thought about a second degree program, but every school has different requirements and I don't want to sink all of my money into applying to every school and taking more classes. If I don't get into nursing school, I am seriously thinking about going to respiratory therapy school. I wonder how many people are applying for Gordon's program. It sounds extremely competitive this semester.
  4. by   Emile
    Well they say great minds think alike, now I know it's really true. I was just thinking of some back up plans and respiratory school was one of them.I know Georgia State has a good RT program, but that would really be my last choice.With RT I feel like I would be limited to just the respiratory system, but I rather go that route than wait years to get into a nursing program. It's seems as if the competition is really fierce at Gordon, my whole microbiology class are nursing majors, and that's just one class.I'm not sure how many plan on applying this semester though...
  5. by   phrozenone
    Wow!!!! my 1st degree was in English too!!!! And guess what....I know the lady that both of you are speaking of. She was rude to me too a lil while back over the summer. I hope she didn't deter you from applying or change your mind about Gordon because I can honestly say that thus far, I'm pretty much pleased with what I've experienced fromt the school and the instructors. Oh yeah...and don't worry about the TEAS, piece of cake...nothing at all to worry about. In my opinion, it's nothing like the NET. I absolutely HATED the NET
  6. by   Emile
    I wonder if anyone ever complained about her. She is giving the students a false impression of the nursing department. She really lacks customer service. Honestly had I based my decision solely on her attitude, Gordon would have been the last school on my list.
  7. by   GaMommy81
    Lol! Yes that lady was mean. My husband was trying to get me to snap on her for being rude, but that would just be counterproductive. She didn't deter me from applying. I just hope that she is not an instructor or someone that we would have to deal with all of the time. I don't know how long I could hold my tongue. Phrozenone, we have a lot in common. It's funny! I am glad to hear that the program is going so smoothly. It gives me hope and confidence that all of the stressing out will be worth it in the end.

    The NET reading portion was horrible for me. I like to take my time and read everything to rationalize my answers, but you didn't even have enough time to read all of the passages. The math for the NET was a piece of cake because I studied the study book and the questions were just like that. If the TEAS math is the same or easier then I should be in good shape. I am trying to see if I can scrounge up an ATI TEAS study book, but with me taking the test on Thursday, I know that I will not have enough time to order it online. Thank you guys for your reassurance. It means a lot. Happy studying!
  8. by   phrozenone
    I thought about complaining about her one time...but I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt...maybe I caught her on a bad day..blah blah blah. But now I see she's like that with EVERYONE ALL THE TIME..which is not acceptable at all.
  9. by   GaMommy81
    I hear what you are saying Emile. She put a bad taste in my mouth. :urgycld: I won't let her rain on my parade though!
  10. by   GaMommy81
    That is not cool. She is a crabby patty!
  11. by   GaMommy81

    I know what you mean when you say that the competition is fierce. It seems like so many people are wanting to get into nursing. I don't want to be limited in my scope of practice either, but I know that respiratory therapists work in the ICU, which is where I would like to go. At least then when I decide to switch over to nursing, I will already have some ICU exposure and it may possibly make it easier for me to get a critical care position as an RN.
  12. by   skeeton21
    Does anyone know what a competitive GPA/TEAS score would be for Gordon? I called and they told me that they are only accepting 68 students and that they have almost 300 applications!
  13. by   phrozenone
    wow...68?...really? seems like they slim the amount that they choose to accept EVERY semester! That's crazy!!!