Gloucester County College Nursing Fall 2011 Hopefuls?

  1. Hi everyone!
    Thought I could start this thread for anyone that is applying to the GCC Nursing Program this spring? I'm just getting my portfolio organized and prepared. I have to take the HESI one more time on Feb 24th and attend an info session on Feb 28th and I'm all set. I'm so nervous! But, I'm going to try to be optimistic. I look forward to hearing from you guys Take Care~
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  3. by   momtofore
    Hi dannipoint!

    My app is in and I'm waiting expectantly to hear! How did your final HESI test go? Are you ready for the wild ride when we get in?

    Your Micro classmate
  4. by   dannipoint

    I'm a little nervous to be honest. I took the HESI twice. However, I wasn't able to use the second scores which were a lot better because I didn't meet the min. for implications % conclusions. I was able to use my first scored which all met the min. but in my opinion weren't the best... I'm praying everyday though lol. If I don't get in.... i'm looking into nj and ny community college and universities. How are you? And is this Cynthia? lol. GOOD LUCK!
  5. by   momtofore
    Yes, it's me! I'm going to pray you get in, too! Alla isn't making it this year. I'm sad about that! Hopefully some other people will chime in soon! Less than a month to wait now!
  6. by   dannipoint
    I know~ i'm crossing my fingers that I get in. I have A's in all the sciences.... but i'm worried about my HESI scores.... i hope 84 composite is enough and i'm hoping they will see by my science scores that I'm determined and good enough to be accepted! I really hope so. Oh, that's a shame Even if I don't get in this time, i'll try again next year as well as apply to other schools. I'm so nervous!! lol. But I'm hoping for the best ^^ Good luck to you! Are you taking courses this semester?
  7. by   momtofore

    I hope you get in too! I wish other people would look for this forum and let us know they applied, lol!

    I am taking Human Development and Spanish for the Medical Professional this semester. Both of them are pretty easy thankfully. I am preparing myself for insanity for the next two years. I spent the last few years taking my pre-reqs so I could do only nursing classes but may need to go full-time in order to get a deferred student loan. I could scream! We may be able to fund this semester, but nothing after that. So I'm wondering about going full-time in the earlier 'easier' semesters and paying outright later. Gah.

    We'll know in a few weeks, though! Then the insanity starts!
  8. by   dannipoint
    I know same here. I doubt we are the only two that applied lol. I'm taking Nutrition, Nursing Dosages, Sociology, CPR, and COM 102 right now. If i get in I still have 2 more pre-reqs to take which are Humanities elective and Dev Psy. I will probably have to be a full time student as well, although it would be a lot easier to just take nursing courses and that's what they recommend too. Also, i'm doing cna classes at the college starting may 25th. So hopefully I can work while in the program.... but obviously not full time. I'm sooooooooooo anxious and nervous at the same time!!!! I really want to be accepted!!!
  9. by   dannipoint
    oh~ and how is spanish for medical professions? I was thinking about taking that.
  10. by   momtofore
    I find the Spanish course to be very easy, but I've had Spanish before. But she works for everyone to learn the phrases, even the people who have never had Spanish.

    Wow, you're taking a lot of classes! Why are you taking CNA? I thought we can work as a CNA after our first semester, but I'm not sure. How did you get into the dosages class??? I tried to sign up for it for the fall and it wouldn't let me! Is that CPR class the one we need? I am going to sign up for CPR soon, once I get my next Psych test in and get my resume written up so I can apply for a job. Then I'm going to get life straightened out here at home so I won't be behind here while I am slaving away at school, lol.

    I've bought a few books to start studying from. Going to start that after this next Psych test, too!

    Less than 3 weeks to go!
  11. by   dannipoint
    I'm taking the CNA course because I think it will be good experience. And I am not 100% sure but I believe you have to have a certificate in order to work as a CNA. You make a good point though. Since the first semester is basically fundamentals of nursing like bed baths and the majority of it is CNA work, I wonder if you can work as a CNA after the first semester of the program. If so, I might reconsider wasting my 1245.00 lol.

    I got in the dosage class by registering online. It let me in. It said the pre-req was passing the math portion of the placement test. It's beneficial to take. It's only a 1 credit course too.

    I'm actually taking CPR at the college as a 2 credit class, but I do know the continuing education center at GCC has cpr classes for much cheaper and in a shorter duration.

    I know! I'm so nervous but I can't wait to get those letters!
  12. by   momtofore
    Hi dannipoint!

    We're almost there. CAN'T WAIT. That's what I heard about CNA, that we learn what we need first semester and then can get certified. So maybe look into it before you put time and money there! Although getting it ahead of time would give you a jump on the first semester skills. So if you do have the finances for it, it would be a good thing!

    I've got a few books to read over the summer and I'm making my sister (RN 18 years--I talked her into it back then, lol) work with me on a few skills, lol. I also have a friend with MS so I've been giving her shots for a little while and am not nervous about that type of shot now!

    I have to go the cheapest way unfortunately. I have a few classes I want to take, but am going to have to put them off until after I think.

    I tried a few times to register for that class and it won't accept me. I flew past the placement test and have college calculus as well, so that shouldn't stop me. I don't get an error message either. Hmmm....

    How are your classes going?
  13. by   dannipoint
    Yeah, I think if I do get into the program I will postpone the CNA classes. I have an orientation on April 11th, but the program doesn't actually start until May 25th. So, even if I don't get into GCC's nursing program, CNA is always a backup.

    Sometimes the computer system at GCC is screwed up and you have to email a guidance counselor to override a class for you, if you met the pre-reqs already. Like.... I wanted to take spanish 2 and I wasn't able to register b/c their computer system wasn't up to date.

    That's good that your studying ahead of time
    What books did you get?

    Hopefully, I'll get into the program! My bf is a nurse & he's graduating this spring and becoming an NP. So he'd be able to help me out with the nursing skills, care plans, ect.

    I'm just so anxious! I also wish others who applied would find this thread....

    Classes are going pretty good. I have straight A's in everything so far. COM102, SOC 101, NUTRITION are all so easy. Nursing dosages is a little tricky..... but for the most part it's easy. I just had my CPR midterm yesterday and that was really easy. I'm just looking forward to actually taking courses required for my major instead of classes I hardly even need to take, you know?

    How are your classes going?

    I really miss Micro.... i wish I could take it again. That was such a fun and enjoyable class!
  14. by   nurd163
    Hi There!

    I also applied for the Fall 2011 Nursing program at GCC.....May I ask what you submitted for your HESI scores and Science scores? I'm just curious to see what the app pool looks like! Best of luck to all who have applied! I really can't wait to get a letter in the mail.....the waiting is killing me!