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Sorry to make a new thread for this general question, but I was wondering if any applicant transferred from georgia perimeter to ga state having taken abnormal psychology at georgia perimeter? On the gpc transfer equivalency page, it says that abnormal psych (PSYCH 2621) will transfer, yet on the ga state page it says the class will transfer as "general credit" I was wondering if any current ga state sudent has been awarded credit for that class because it is one of the requirements for the accelereated nursing program.

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JenRN30 has 10 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Endoscopy/MICU/SICU.

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Hey FD,

Why don't you call GSU and ask them? They're probably the best ones to answer your question. Good luck!!

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Sorry to make a new thread for this general question, but I was wondering if any applicant transferred from georgia perimeter to ga state having taken abnormal psychology at georgia perimeter? On the gpc transfer equivalency page, it says that abnormal psych (PSYCH 2621) will transfer, yet on the ga state page it says the class will transfer as "general credit" I was wondering if any current ga state sudent has been awarded credit for that class because it is one of the requirements for the accelereated nursing program.

Thanks

If you could, when you find out this answer, post it on here. I am in the same boat, as I am currently enrolled at GPC and don't want to to transfer to GSU just to take ab psych. My feeling is that it will transfer, it has to. What good would the umbrella of the Georgia university system be if nothing transferred between schools?

And if anyone is currently in the ace program, I would like to know how many of the students already have degree's? And to they prefer people with degree's over those without?

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JenRN30 has 10 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Endoscopy/MICU/SICU.

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In my class, probably 2/3 of the people have degrees. I don't think that they necessarily prefer people with degrees, it just has a lot to do with getting all of the core classes out of the way. Most people with degrees already have these done. A lot of students without degrees don't. If you get the core classes out of the way and still have a good gpa, you've got a great shot at it. Hope this helps.

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I have seen other programs that provide "accelerated" BSN degrees that require that you have to have a degree in something else. I am thinking that GSU does the same thing, but if they don't get enough people with degrees they open it up to everybody. ( of course they must meet the requirements). The GPA requirement for people with a degree is less than one without it. Just my thoughts.

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JenRN30 has 10 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Endoscopy/MICU/SICU.

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No, youneek, the GSU accelerated program is already open to everyone who has completed the core courses. You're right though about the GPA requirements. 3.0 with a degree, 3.25 without. Whoever has completed the core courses and met the GPA requirements, NET, etc. is eligible, and they pick the best candidates, degree or no degree....

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I guess, I just see it as odd to have two different gpa requirements if acceptance is based on people completing their core classes. Not trying to be difficult, but if having a degree is something arbitrary, then why even mention it? Oh well, I will have to see if I get accepted for Spring. Thank for responding.

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the problem is abnormal psych is an upper level university course at gsu, not gpc. so, from previous experience, i can say that most upper level courses do not transfer. though, in another thread, a poster said that he/she transfered to gsu and the class [abnormal psych] did in fact transfer successfuly.

as far as what core classes to take at gpc, that depends on what program you are interested in. the traditional program requires only:

engl 1101-1102 (composition i and ii)

math 1101 (math modeling) or math 1111 (college algebra)

biol 1110k-1120k (human anatomy and physiology i and ii) [color=#b22222]must be completed within 5 years prior to beginning the nursing sequence

biol 2300 (microbiology and public health)

biol 2310 (microbiology and public health lab)

chem 1151k-1152k (survey of chemistry i and ii w/labs)[color=#b22222] strongly recommended or

biol 1103k-1104k (introductory biology i and ii w/labs) or

phys 1111k-1112k (introductory physics i and ii w/labs)

 

the accelerated program requires either a previous degree or the fullfillment of all prequiste requirements (core areas a-f). i've racked up 58 credits so far but from what i understand, gsu will only take 60 credits so taking abnormal psych at gpc might be a waste of time.

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Well that kinda sucks. Whats the point in it being a core requirement if its an upper level coarse. I have always thought of core meaning the first two years at a four year school. Can someone take a junior level coarse if they haven't finished all of their sophomore level? Not that I am doubting you but I have going to have to call and find out for myself, and get them to explain their rationale.

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Of course, always double check :D. The gpc counselor told me that the course is titled Psych 3140 and that the course number signifies the level of the course, in this case an upper level course. I am skeptical too, but I also checked out the psych major at gsu http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwpsy/undergrad/DegreeRequirements.htm and found that abnormal psych is listed under junior curriculum. Also, the message on that page reads NOTE: To register for an upper division course the student must have met all prerequisite requirements and completed 60 hours or have the permission of the instructor if they have not completed 60 or more hours.

 

If you look at the ACE nursing requirements page, http://chhs.gsu.edu/nursing/fallacceleratedplan.htm , and scroll down to the bottom of the page then you will notice that abnormal psych is not even listed as general course work (60 credits).

 

So, if you hear back, please a post reply :D

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