GSU Fall 2012 - page 33

Not sure if there's one of these started already, but it's still pretty far off, so I thought I'd make one. Have any of you guys taken the TEAS yet? If not, where are you taking it? I didn't see any... Read More

  1. by   troop949
    Everyone, I got accepted for ACE from the waiting list!!! I got "the call" on Wednesday afternoon. I went in to the school on Thursday to sign my acceptance form and get the information about the PINS review. So, yeah, I'm excited, but I've got a ton of stuff to try to complete in the next month!

    The bad news...I've hit the limit on my Federal student loans, so I'll have to get private loans to fund nursing school. Sucks, but it should work out. I'm calling my credit union about that tomorrow.

    Thanks to everyone for your positive thoughts and prayers. And of course, thank the Lord for making this happen. I pray that we all survive, I think we're in for a pretty intense ride.
  2. by   Lizzy03
    Congrats troop949!!!!!!!!! What a blessing?! I've also hit the limit on my Federal student loans and I've had to turn to private lenders for help. So, I definitely understand your concern about that... Best of luck on getting everything completed and I look forward to being one of your classmates for the ACE program!! Your hard work, patience, and positive attitude paid off and I know that you are so very thankful!!!
  3. by   Lizzy03
    Hi swall,
    Yes I have access to the resource center in Ulearn. Seems pretty cool!
  4. by   Kel3
    troop949, HUGE CONGRATS to you!!!! Best of luck as you complete the PINS requirements and get going in the fall. :-)

  5. by   GSUhopefulstudent
    CONGRATS TROOP!!!!!!! I knew you would get off the waiting list! I'm sooo happy for you!

    I'm in need of some advice guys. Is anyone going to be working and doing the program? I will be working in the mornings on campus from 8-1 MW and then going to our path and concept. class. I will also be working on fridays and thursdays afternoon which makes it a total of 20 hours. Do you guys think this is too much? I'm worried :/ I'll only be taking 12 credit hours. Honors philosphy, patho, concept, nurs2010 and snhp 3000.
  6. by   breezy7
    CONGRATS, TROOP!!!!!!!!! Looking forward to meeting you in a month!! I have a feeling I'm nearing the cap on federal loans, as well. Is it determined by credit hours?

    I bartend 30-35 hours a week and am doing the program as well, GSUhopeful. It's non-negotiable for me, which is why I decided to do TRAD rather than ACE. I think you should be fine! Just be prepared to say goodbye to your social life for a bit, haha. I'm right there with ya! I'm a bit frightened for when clinicals start, though. I don't know what to expect schedule-wise, and I'm trying to decide if I can continue working day shift or if I'll need to switch to night shift at my job.

    I also don't have a car, and I'm realizing that it could be a biiig problem. I can get to Grady and Atlanta Medical Center easily, but I don't know about the rest of the locations. I'm super worried!
  7. by   troop949
    Whew, been to busy to post since last week, but thanks to everyone for your well-wishes. :spin: I've been working on my intake materials and secured a private loan (ugh!) for tuition. Still need to scrape up the dough for uniforms & fees though....sigh.

    breezy, AFAIK, the cap on federal loans isn't based on credit hours, it's strictly based on the total amount of loans you use. I believe the cap is $57,500. Unfortunately, I used up almost all of that for my 2-year MPH program at Emory back in 2000-2002, and the remainder has been used up for spring & summer semesters @ GSU.

    So, keep in mind folks, private schools are expensive, and will suck up your federal student loan cap faster than a Hoover! (lame joke, I know LOL)
  8. by   breezy7
    Soo nervous about orientation tomorrow, but I'm excited to meet you guys! Can't believe it's already here!
  9. by   hcs4291
    Hey guys!

    For those of you who have just applied for Spring 2013, here is a link to the forum!

    It really helps to talk to other people who understand the daily stress of checking the mail!

    Good luck to you all
  10. by   tgarrett4
    I am truly stressing out. I have a 3.72 GPA and 78 Teas test. My chances are probably non-exisitent. Any advice?
  11. by   meeep
    Retake the TEAS.