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Future_GA_nurse is a CNA, EMT-B and specializes in Career changer.

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Has anyone applied, got accepted, or a current student that can provide details about their experience?

I know it's a relative new program (1st cohort I think just graduated), I'm interested in learning more before speaking with an admissions advisor.

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I’m currently in the program. I’m starting my 2nd semester next week. It’s not terrible. The classes are definitely hard and I have papers to type every week but it’s do-able. The program is hella expensive. The 56k tuition isn’t all you’ll pay. The scrubs and white coat, parking for clinical, the online books and programs all add up but it’s worth it to me. I graduate in December and I’m so ready for it.

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Future_GA_nurse is a CNA, EMT-B and specializes in Career changer.

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7 hours ago, ponyo_ said:

I’m currently in the program. I’m starting my 2nd semester next week. It’s not terrible. The classes are definitely hard and I have papers to type every week but it’s do-able. The program is hella expensive. The 56k tuition isn’t all you’ll pay. The scrubs and white coat, parking for clinical, the online books and programs all add up but it’s worth it to me. I graduate in December and I’m so ready for it.

Thank you for your feedback @ponyo_  How is it going to class at another 'facility'?  How have your clinicals been?  I'm thinking about applying for fall of next year and I do like the fact it's a 12 month program.

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6 hours ago, Future_GA_nurse said:

Thank you for your feedback @ponyo_  How is it going to class at another 'facility'?  How have your clinicals been?  I'm thinking about applying for fall of next year and I do like the fact it's a 12 month program.

Majority of the classes are online. So fundamentals, health assessment etc are all self taught. When you take your exams, you come to the campus (the Atlanta building near Cumberland mall) to take the test in your own laptop and your proctored. It’s a pretty good system. The labs are the only thing you come to class and learn in person. Some of the labs are kind of boring. We would just sit there and read a paper and teach ourselves. There were videos that we were suppose to watch before lab and we we’re supposed to execute at lab. Personally I don’t learn like that. I need to see it done in class and then have it done step by step, but that’s just me. We spent a lot of lab time just sitting there bonding with each other talking. But I’ve only had health assessment and fundamental lab because of the COVID. Clinicals are okay! They don’t care where you live so don’t both telling them that you live like in Newnan and would want a clinical are closer to there. They just randomly assigned people. The clinical teachers are great! They’re super cool and helpful! They have their masters and 1 has her masters and doctorates. this covid is the perfect time to apply because there’s a nursing shortage and after this covid dies down (if it ever does) there’s definitely going to be even more of a shortage. Even now, I have 7 months till I graduate we have hospital trying to recruit us now because they want specifically us, because we’ll be done quicker. I wasn’t sure about apply to this program because I’d the cost but it’s way close to my house than GSU. the pros out way the cons in my option and the people that just graduated almost all got into specialty units straight out this ABSN program and that’s what I want! My end goal is to be a CRNA and I want to be in an ICU as quickly as possible!

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2 hours ago, ponyo_ said:

Majority of the classes are online. So fundamentals, health assessment etc are all self taught. When you take your exams, you come to the campus (the Atlanta building near Cumberland mall) to take the test in your own laptop and your proctored. It’s a pretty good system. The labs are the only thing you come to class and learn in person. Some of the labs are kind of boring. We would just sit there and read a paper and teach ourselves. There were videos that we were suppose to watch before lab and we we’re supposed to execute at lab. Personally I don’t learn like that. I need to see it done in class and then have it done step by step, but that’s just me. We spent a lot of lab time just sitting there bonding with each other talking. But I’ve only had health assessment and fundamental lab because of the COVID. Clinicals are okay! They don’t care where you live so don’t both telling them that you live like in Newnan and would want a clinical are closer to there. They just randomly assigned people. The clinical teachers are great! They’re super cool and helpful! They have their masters and 1 has her masters and doctorates. this covid is the perfect time to apply because there’s a nursing shortage and after this covid dies down (if it ever does) there’s definitely going to be even more of a shortage. Even now, I have 7 months till I graduate we have hospital trying to recruit us now because they want specifically us, because we’ll be done quicker. I wasn’t sure about apply to this program because I’d the cost but it’s way close to my house than GSU. the pros out way the cons in my option and the people that just graduated almost all got into specialty units straight out this ABSN program and that’s what I want! My end goal is to be a CRNA and I want to be in an ICU as quickly as possible!

Awesome feedback!  I spoke with an admissions rep today and she was helpful answering the 'standard' questions.  Your feedback has given me so much insight and I appreciate that.  I also follow another ABSN student on IG and Youtube so I'm really doing my research.  

I'm looking to apply next fall because I have to retake a pre-req and one last class, in addition saving due to the costs.

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