Summer 2012 at West Ga - page 3

Hello everyone!! Is anybody applying for the summer 2012 at West GA University? :)... Read More

  1. by   nicky25
    I'm so ready and i've been waiting for this opportunity for awhile so if it requires no social life then so be it. I just can't say the same for a J.O.B. kinda would feel horrible to have all the burdens fall on my fiancee.
    By the way, i researched some CNA schools also and the cheapest i've found is $500 and the CNA exam is about $107.
    What are you guys finding in terms of CNA price and options
  2. by   nicky25
    I'm heading down to the campus on Thursday to check it out and get some input on my decision to switch to full time at Carrolton.
    Does anybody live out there? Maybe need a roommate? It's about an hour away from where i stay.
  3. by   karamarie91
    nicky25, that's a reasonable price for a CNA school, unless times have changed. That's actually the cheapest. That's how much mine had cost but I took mine a year ago. The CNA test is always $107.
  4. by   nicky25
    thanks Karamarie91
    i was actually researching the possibility of taking the test (after taking a 4hr prep course) without the class. Is that insane?
    I looked over the things they test on in the CNA exam and it seems like i already do that. I've worked at Wellstar as a physical therapy tech, had to clean patients, take vital signs, help patients with various disabilities or injuries and roll patients to prevent bedsores. but i'm not too sure if that's ALL they would test me on. ANd what if i don't pass it, can i retake it (after taking the course) and how soon to they let you retake it the cna exam
  5. by   karamarie91
    When you say that you want to take the test without taking a class, that means you want to challenge the exam. I don't think you can do that here in GA because in order to register for the test your cna school has to send a certificate to the GA Health Partnership(the people who are in charge of GA CNA's). Even if your 4hr prep course does that for you, you also have to keep in mind that the exam is graded on how well you perform the steps of each skill. Like for example, you get 5 skills, and one of them will always be handwashing. But there are steps you have to do in order in order to pass that skill. How you do these skills in real life(like feeding a patient, or helping a patient ambulate) is different than how they expect you to do it in the testing environment. After you pass the test and get into the real world, you can do the skill however you see fit. In the CNA class(it's also online too i think), they should give you the official cna skills book which tells you exactly how you will be graded on whatever skill you may get. They give you each skill step by step and you can practice everyday until you just remember exactly how the test people want you do it. You're experience as a physical therapy tech is good, but those skills are only a small fraction to what you may be tested on. If you fail the test, I think you can take it 30 days later I believe. But most people pass the written part, if you fail the actual skills part it might be because you forgot a major step in that skill. But with enough practice you'll be fine. The only one that really terrifies people is taking manual blood pressure because you can only be off by a few numbers. I was terrified of taking the pulse(which is supposed to be ridiculously easy), but I didn't get that skill in my test. Best wishes.
  6. by   karamarie91
    JeannePCT, are you a PCT and if so, where at?
  7. by   chichi023
    Hey Nicky25,

    I was also accepted into UWG's BSN program full-time in Carrolton. I am interested in finding out where they offer CNA class that is $500. Can you please tell me what location and the name of school that offer CNA for $500?
  8. by   elisak
    Hey Everyone!

    CONGRATULATIONS to those of you who have been accepted! For those of you with good news, I was wondering if your PrepStatus has been updated to reflect your acceptance into the nursing program? I am still waiting to hear from UWG and am getting rather anxious!! My PrepStatus says the following: "Current Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing/ College:School of Nursing/ Campus: Carrollton/ Major: Pre-Nursing." Hopefully someone can tell me something that will help!
  9. by   nicky25
    hey guys.
    ok. so i just got back from checking out both campus. I was dead-set on Carrolton full time but after visiting Newnan and meeting up with two student nurses over there, I"M SO HAPPY to be going to Newnan now. At first i wanted to switch over to full time but the ladies reassured me that Newnan allows time to understand things and NOT go too insane (no offense Carrolton ladies ) One of the ladies actually had just dropped from the full time to the part-time program, and although the Newnan campus isn't really a campus i'm ok with that. So, it looks like I'm going to be making the 45mins drive. I live in Smyrna so anybody that wants to carpool or anything that saves money, i'm open to suggestions.
  10. by   nicky25
    @ karamarie...i'm actually going to just do the class. you made a great point about the teaching/testing of a skill is much different from what we actually do when we are workers in the field. thanks for that advice.

    i just confirmed with the program today and it's in fact $500 and books and uniform included except the $107 for the test that's not included in that price. it's a location in smyrna, not sure where you are from but it's pretty close to me. so i thought i'd do that one as opposed to the dekalb education center one which is 35mins away from me but it's $475 (book is $40, $10 bloodpressure kit and $107 test not included). i don't have the number for dekalb education center but i have the number for metro medical testing center in smyrna:::770-437-1250

    i looked on my prepstatus but it won't really allow that anymore it says this:::
    important information below
    please read and print for your records

    now that you are an accepted wolf, you will need to visit our myuwg student portal rather than our prep site.
    myuwg allows new students to:
    • check their uwg email
    • sign up for housing
    • reserve a spot at orientation
    • apply for institutional scholarships
    • and much more..

    ( i guess because we are in their system) maybe if you didn't receive a letter or email you should call them asap)good luck!!!
    Last edit by nicky25 on Mar 29, '12
  11. by   elisak
    Hey nicky25,
    ...I actually accessed my PrepStatus by logging onto the MyUWG student portal and clicking "Admissions". I think I will call them and see if I get anywhere with that!
  12. by   nicky25
    question: how much is tuition part time??
    seems silly but i can't find the information on their website.
  13. by   JeannePCT
    I have a PCT but not currently employed using it, still trying to find a job at Wellstar but have that lack of paid experience problem, lol