Georgia baptist college of nursing/Mercer University Fall 2018 - page 6

Hey! Just wanted to start a forum for anybody applying to this program for fall 2018. I have everything turned in and I'm just waiting for it all to process on the portal. I retook some science... Read More

  1. by   mercerbear1
    Sorry idk why my comment reposted.
  2. by   FutureCNM0522
    @emblank07 They posted my acceptance letter in my account online and then I received an e-mail a few days later with the same letter. I never received anything in the mail. Also, I didn't submit a letter of recommendation, but I think my essay and my TEAS score made up for it. Good luck! I hope you get in!
  3. by   unique44
    Hi! I'm also applying to the Fall2018 class! I'm so nervous I haven't turned in my essay or I haven't taken my TEAS.. I'm taking it in a couple weeks.. I see that most of you had really high scores, how did you prepare? Did you buy the online package on the ATI website? I'm so nervous about the test right now my stats are
    3.0 overall gpa
    3.33 science gpa
    3.4 transfer gpa
    I'm taking a full course load this semester (17 credit hours) so hopefully it boost them up some. I need to do really well on my TEAS so that I would have a solid chance of getting in. Any suggestions?
  4. by   mercerbear1
    I used the TEAS secrets book and an anatomy textbook to study. I think you'll get in with your science GPA!
  5. by   keh48223
    Quote from pearls08
    Sure, I'd be happy to!
    1- So we are wrapping up the semester. Apart from the first two weeks, Monday class is 10am-4pm (with an hour lunch break. This is patho), either on Tuesday or Wednesday is your clinical day so you either have clinical on one day or the other. That doesn't necessarily mean you have an "off" day on the other day; you can still have on-campus assignment or something else. A better word is study day! So for my schedule I have study day Tuesday and clinical Wednesday. Thursday 8am-4pm (two classes on that day) and Friday class 8am-12pm (two classes)
    2-Professors actually make a note not to schedule exams on the same day. That would be torture! HOWEVER that doesn't mean you won't have an exam on a Friday and an exam the next Monday. I say this because understand that nursing school and the exams are nothing like undergrad exams. You can't study the night or two before and expect good grades or to retain information (which will appear on future exams and the NCLEX)
    3-clinicals are based on your zipcode. You fill out an informational sheet at the beginning and they try their best to match you somewhere close to your place. My clinicals were less than a mile away from me!
    4-so you will hear different opinions on this. Nothing is impossible. HOWEVER. You will find it very very very very hard to work part-time (assuming 20-24 hours a week?) and remain satisfactory in the rigor of this program. Again, I warn that nursing school is not like your pre-req courses. Completely different ball game! Material is harder, the demand is harder, the study time is longer. Mercer is very much a "learn it, now do it" type of program meaning we learn about it in class and in lab, we get validated on it, now we are expected to do it on real patients. It's just a lot to balance. But I understand the neccessity to work. I, myself had a full time job with a a full salary before nursing school...my bills have not changed since I started and can no longer work. I work PRN as a tech in the hospital because they are the most reasonable and flexible with my nursing school demands. I work when I can so I can schedule myself whenever. My personal opinion is to see how nursing school is for you in the first month and then assess how much you will be able to work. The first month is arguably the easiest month as far as test material. If you find yourself struggling it will only get harder!

    Hope that helps!
    All of that really helps!

    What are clinicals like first semester? What did you find were the best ways for you to study? Are you part of any of the student nurse organizations on campus?

    Thanks Pearls08!
  6. by   Nwanyioma15
    Just got a letter today saying they're waiting on my mid-term grades to release their final decision. I'm currently taking A&P 2 w/Lab, Microbio 1 w/Lab, and Abnormal Psych. The snow days really threw things off in terms of getting grades back so hopefully I'll know something by the end of February/early March?!
  7. by   keh48223
    Quote from KenRo15
    Just got a letter today saying they're waiting on my mid-term grades to release their final decision. I'm currently taking A&P 2 w/Lab, Microbio 1 w/Lab, and Abnormal Psych. The snow days really threw things off in terms of getting grades back so hopefully I'll know something by the end of February/early March?!
    hopefully!!!
  8. by   keh48223
    Quote from beckyyy
    Does anyone know if Mercer wants letters of recommendation?
    I included a letter of recommendation because I didn't feel like my grades were the strongest!
  9. by   sazzza
    Quote from KenRo15
    Just got a letter today saying they're waiting on my mid-term grades to release their final decision. I'm currently taking A&P 2 w/Lab, Microbio 1 w/Lab, and Abnormal Psych. The snow days really threw things off in terms of getting grades back so hopefully I'll know something by the end of February/early March?!
    I'm in the same situation!! I'm taking the same classes this semester as well as American Government. When are your midterms?
  10. by   emblank07
    I got an invitation to interview! I'll admit I was a little disappointed at first because I was just expecting a yes or no answer. However, I called and spoke with someone (I guess we can't post names here), and she told me I didn't meet the minimum cumulative GPA (because of grades from 14 years ago - I'm a non-traditional student at 33 yo), and they are wanting to give me a chance to tell my story and be able to holistically evaluate me. So, I feel much better about it. I posted my stats before with what my current university reports as my cumulative, not thinking about the fact that they are using my GPA after academic renewal. So here are the stats the GBCN admissions office are evaluating me on.

    Overall: 2.33 (yeah, 14 years ago was rough...haha)
    Transfer: 3.5
    Science: 3.5
    TEAS: 94.0
  11. by   echill40
    I took the TEAS today and got an 84.7. I'm so relieved. And I just sent the score to Mercer, so hopefully my application will be under review very soon! I'm taking A&PII and Micro this semester and will take a communications class and Nutrition online this summer. My stats:

    GPA: 3.5
    Science GPA: 4.0 (but in progress. wink)
    No experience in healthcare at all
    TEAS: 84.7

    Good luck to everyone! Prayers we will all meet in the fall!
  12. by   echill40
    application is now under review! eek!
  13. by   echill40
    omg it's only 7:47am here in Atlanta and I'm already checking the portal. RIDICULOUS. HAHAHHA

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