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  1. hopefulrngsu

    HELP!! Other Options

    I'm a nursing student about to graduate from GSU's ACE program. You need to have at least a 3.3 to be considered for the program, so i'm suprised your advisors didn't tell you that. They also have some new requirements about what grades you need to have in some of the pre-reqs to be considered. GSU's nursing program is incredibely tough to get into, even for the traditional program. I don't think a 3.4 would even be considered competitive unless you have a great TEAS score of 90+. As for the actual program once you get in, it is incredibely science-based; in fact, it's a lot of A&P where you learn about conditions based on body systems for different populations, so if you hate science I don't think nursing is the best decision for you. If you didn't do well on the prereqs, nursing school classes at GSU are 10x harder. My advice would be to see if you can retake all your prereqs and get at least a B+ in them (even though most people make A's in a lot of them), take the TEAS and get 90+, maybe some CNA experience or at least volunteer for something medical. Also, try and shadow a nurse to see if it is something you truly want to do. Sorry if this sounds too harsh, but getting into a nursing school is sometimes the hardest part!
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    Does senior practicum placement matter?

    Thanks for the response guys. Unfortunately I can't switch. It sucks because there are people in my program who actually want my spot, but the professor isn't willing to make changes. I guess i'll just have to make the best with what I have been given. I'm annoyed that I will not have much experience with meds and won't be able to use skills that I would on a med-surg floor, but there's nothing I can do about it. At least I will gain some really good assessment and patient teaching skills.
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    Does senior practicum placement matter?

    I was placed in postpartum for my senior practicum, even though I have no interest in OB as a new graduate nurse. I was hoping for something not as specialized, like med-surg, or what I eventually want to do, which is ICU. I was wondering if, because i'm doing something so specialized like OB, will it affect how hospitals place me, like especially nurse residency programs? I feel like i'm going to have to do a lot of extra work to explain that i'm not interested in postpartum even though I was placed there and convince hospitals in my interviews for a job that my postpartum skills can carry onto med-surg. So basically what i'm asking is that does senior practicum really make a difference? I'm in the Atlanta area if that helps.
  4. hopefulrngsu

    Does senior practicum placement matter?

    I was placed in postpartum for my senior practicum, even though I have no interest in OB as a new graduate nurse. I was hoping for something not as specialized, like med-surg, or what I eventually want to do, which is ICU. I was wondering if, because i'm doing something so specialized like OB, will it affect how hospitals place me, like especially nurse residency programs? I feel like i'm going to have to do a lot of extra work to explain that i'm not interested in postpartum even though I was placed there and convince hospitals in my interviews for a job that my postpartum skills can carry onto med-surg. So basically what i'm asking is that does senior practicum really make a difference? I'm in the Atlanta area if that helps.
  5. hopefulrngsu

    Georgia State Nursing Spring 2016

    I'm actually currently in the ACE program. This particular forum is for people who applied for the October 1st deadline last year for this semester. If you want, you can start a forum for people applying for Spring 2017, although that is pretty far down the line this coming October. But anyways, the TEAS was very difficult for me and I didn't really know how to study for it at all. I honestly think it was my higher GPA that saved me to get into the program. I have details on how I felt about the TEAS in the earlier messages of this forum. For volunteering, I did about 120 hours at a pediatric clinic doing clerical work and helping the nurses take vital signs. Really anything will work -- I don't think it needs to be healthcare related, although that would help.
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    Georgia State Nursing Spring 2016

    Not really, that GPA is excellent for both the ACE track or Traditonal. As long as you get a TEAS score of 85 you should be able to get into Traditional, or around 87 to be good for ACE (this is based on the stats of students i've heard getting in this semester). Of course it varies every semester based on the pool of applicants and their GPAs and TEAS scores, but I hear it is easier to get into the program in the Spring. It also helps to have some volunteer hours, a good essay, and good recommendations since the acceptance works on a points system. Good luck on applying and getting in! :)
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    Georgia State Nursing Spring 2016

    Does anyone that is taking NURS 2160 know what they mean by video access for Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills? If we buy it directly off the website, will we get the access or do we have to buy that seperately?
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    Georgia State Nursing Spring 2016

    @gsu.ace.spring2016 How did you get the uniform from Meridy's? There seems to be no information on D2L about them, and they need a code.
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    Georgia State Nursing Spring 2016

    Congrats, Hildog and annerstine! :) I'm not sure how many people get into ACE vs Traditional. I think it may be 30 for ACE and 42 for Traditional, or the other way around.
  10. hopefulrngsu

    Georgia State Nursing Spring 2016

    I know of a few more people who have recieved acceptance emails, and also a few people who were already rejected. I don't think they go by the date you submitted your application, necessarily, because my application was complete only 2 days before the deadline because of one of my recommenders. My guess is they accept people based of the points system, so they might just go down the list in waves. I have yet to get an actual letter in the mail, but it's only been 4 business days since I was accepted, so hopefully it'll be here soon so I can give you guys more information lol. Good luck to everyone!
  11. hopefulrngsu

    Georgia State Nursing Spring 2016

    Thanks! It said "Congratulations! You have been accepted into the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing & Health Professions' ACE nursing program beginning in the Spring 2016. You will be receiving a letter and acceptance packet with more detailed information including information on how to accept your offer, within the next 7 to 10 business days," and then information about how to contact Wanda Little.
  12. hopefulrngsu

    Georgia State Nursing Spring 2016

    Hey guys, I just got an email saying I was accepted to the ACE track! I guess they're sending out emails this time because it said my letter won't come in for another 7-10 business days.
  13. hopefulrngsu

    Georgia State Nursing Spring 2016

    @Berniex312 Wow, thanks for all that info! I can't believe only 150 people applied, but it makes sense since traditionally, less people apply in the Spring. But would that mean they'd pick people with 3.5-3.7 and a high TEAS score over someone like me with a 4.26 and 84.5? Because a lot of people seem to have like a 3.7/88 or something, which seems pretty average for the program; i'm just worried more of those people will be accepted since they have a good GPA AND TEAS score, and that's making me slightly worried even with a high GPA. Maybe i'm just being paranoid lol. But I guess if he said the odds are in your favor, then we should all be fine. I just don't want to be too confident in myself even with a higher GPA, as that doesn't always gurantee acceptance. For last fall I know someone was accepted with a 3.7/77, and that was for ACE and when there were even more applicants. Acceptance in this program is unpredictable every semester, but hopefully, with the lower applications, we should all have higher chances :).
  14. hopefulrngsu

    Georgia State Nursing Spring 2016

    I'm seriously starting to doubt Hugh's comments on how competitive we are. It seems he tells everyone good news and that we are competitive even though two people will have completley different GPA/TEAS scores. I know he's been doing this for years, but some of the stuff he says just doesn't add up. @Mth2493 I cannot believe you were denied from GGC with those scores! Do you know what the averages are for what they accept? I was going to use that as a back up school...
  15. hopefulrngsu

    Georgia State Nursing Spring 2016

    I also got that email about recommendations and I spoke to Hugh about it. He said he had both of my recommendations on file though, and he wasn't sure why people were getting that email. Basically, if you got 2 seperate emails saying that a recommendation was sent for you, you should be good.
  16. hopefulrngsu

    Georgia State Nursing Spring 2016

    Did you have both recommendations sent in as well? I just recently had my last recommendation sent, so that could maybe be why they didn't send me a confirmation email.
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