Quote from jditalia
Are you in GTCC's program right now? I just got accepted for Fall 2010, and was wondering what to expect the first semester. The admission packets says we take NUR 211, but doesn't explain what the course is. Does it involve clinicals? Are students able to work? I appreciate any input.
I was in the program last fall and ended up failing my pharmacology final which then brought my final grade down 2 points below the required 78 to pass the class.
I honestly couldn't tell you what to expect seeing as how they've changed the curriculum. Pharmacology and Intro to nursing are now combined. I was readmitted for this upcoming fall semester so you could be my future classmate.
Last summer during orientation we were told what to expect from the program and which section to sign up for. We had clinicals the first week of class. By then we hadn't even learned how to check manual BP's so basically we just gave bed baths.
Things were slow in the beginning but it wasn't long before they sped things up.
I worked three 12 hour night shifts a week while in the program. Was passing with low B's 90's 92's, 89's in the beginning but eventually lost my way. Just make sure you stay on top of things. That's pretty much the only advice I can give you. Hope in some weird way it helps.
Oh our uniforms are hideous. All white...yuck!
See you soon!