Looking for flexible Atlanta Georgia School

  1. Hello I am so happy to be apart of this forum. I am interested in going to nursing school. I have a BA in Psychology I have taken A&P I & II but is has been years ago. I would like to find a school that has the flexability for working people. I currently work at Emory Healthcare at Nursing Administration. So I see all of the nursing students for all of the Georgia schools. My question is I am looking at GPC but now with the responses I have read I am not to sure about going there. I need help with finding a school that is in the Atlanta area that is flexable where I do not have to quit my job. I was told there are some online nursing schools. Please help
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  3. by   rollie
    Definitely don't go to GPC. I graduated from there in May and it was the worst 2 years of my life and you definitely CAN NOT keep your job if you go there. YOu are expected to be available Monday -Fri 7-5 or so.

    I don't know of any programs on line except to advance your career if you're already a nurse. You'll probably have to quit your job if you really wanna do it because classes and clinicals are during week days.
  4. by   dmarie (GA)
    It all depends on what type of degree you're looking for and where in the city you're located. GPC ADN program actually takes as long as a BSN because the program requires 2 years of pre-reqs. before you enter the 2 year program. Any science classes more than 5 years old must be repeated. It's also much more intense and fast paced, not to mention unorganized, etc. than a BSN program.

    Picking which school you'll attend is a major decision, so you're doing the right thing by investigating the different schools and thinking about it carefully. Unfortunately for me, I jumped right into the GPC program without completely researching the school and getting feedback from students, and I regret it very much.

    Because of the wait-listing at most of the RN schools, I switched gears and went the LPN route with the intention of bridging over to the RN. There's no waiting list this way and it helps to get your feet wet. Not to mention, most LPN programs are funded by the Hope Grant, which means no out-of-pocket expense to you for tuition. Another benefit is that I'll be able to work part-time as an LPN while I complete the LPN-RN bridge program (which only takes an additional year).

    Good luck to you!