Greenville Tech students - page 2

Hello everyone, Just wanting to know if there are any students who are attending Gvill Tech who are currently planning on attending the nursing program,taking pre reqs or who have just started... Read More

  1. by   Mezabeth
    Oh yeah, I just thought of one more thing. Greenville tech has a facebook page so If you have facebook you can check it out and post questions you have on there as well.
  2. by   Scyankee
    As a student who just started the clinical part of the program this past January I can tell you to hold on tight and enjoy the ride. The five week classes go very fast. For the first fifteen weeks you'll have three main tests. Fail one and your looking at having a hard time to get any better than a C in the class. I can tell you that there are a few students in my class with masters degrees who say that these classes are more intence than some of the classes they took in grad school. Most A students in the class are pretty much B sometimes C students but they tell you that as you start classes. So far the material is not that hard. It's the trickiness and vaugnness of the questions that make the tests hard. Study all you power points till you feel you can teach them and take notes on every thing the teachers say as sometimes they'll say something only once and you will not find the same exact statement anywhere in your book or power points but you may still see it on the test. That's about all the advice I can give you for the first fifteen weeks. It's fast and anything the teacher says may be on a test. Memorize your powerpoints and read your book for clarification.
    Good luck
  3. by   SCgirl1030
    Hi Mezabeth!

    Thank you so much for your great advice. I am very willing to chat to you too and if you dont mind, want you as a new friend. I have a facebook account and phone number where we can text and chat but dont know how to send it to you privately. Actually, I will start my pre-req this coming fall semester at GTC. Maybe you can help me which pre-reqs that I gonna take. I am very excited to go back to school to earn a nursing career and make friends here in the states. Hope to hear from you soon. Take care always!:redpinkhe

    Best Regards,
  4. by   SCgirl1030
    Hello Scyankee!

    Thanks for your great advice too. I will consider that as a very helpful idea when its time for me to do the clinicals at GTC. Hope we can be friends too thru here in AN and continue sharing ideas and helping each other. Well, good luck to you guys and take care always!!

    It's me,
  5. by   MickeysMom
    [font="comic sans ms"]i also am attending greenville tech, just finished up psych (116/117) and will start med-surg 1 (118/119) in two weeks. for my cohort (b-10) psych (116/117) was the make it or break it class. we lost about 8 people alone in that one class, some due to failing and some due to personal reasons. many people, including myself, barely slipped by, most of the class grades were somewhere in the low 80's high 70's with maybe one or two people doing very well. i usually do very well on the test but this class was completely a different cup of tea for me. stay focused and do the test questions from the book, also don't stress over ati, its a piece of cake. also for those of you who are not yet in the program and are pct/cna certified please take the cna skip as i did, it was the best thing i ever did, apparently a lot of people failed 108/109 and they qualified for the skip. why take and extra class if you don't have to and possibly fail it as well. and don't believe that you have to take 108/109 for the care plan help, mrs. todd does the care plan class for those who skip and she makes it very easy to understand and they offer care plan help for those who are struggling. so if any one has any questions regarding the program i'm here for answers!

  6. by   GG1982
    I am in my late 20's I have a Bachelor's & Master's degree, however, I have not been able to find a stable job in my field since I graduated from graduate school in 08'. While I do feel I have put forth a great deal of effort in searching for employment within my field- I have continued to come up empty handed.

    While I have always had a passion to help care for others, I have recently been considering going back to school for Nursing (ADN/RN).

    I guess my question to the nursing students/nurses out there is- Do people from a liberal arts/business background come into the nursing field an transition well?

    Also, I am interested in completing my degree at Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC and I would like to know if anyone could give me an idea about the structure of the classes? I am interested in receiving not only theory, but hands on application as well.

    Any information you could pass along would be greatly appreciated!
    Last edit by GG1982 on Jul 24, '11
  7. by   Ajashay
    Hey everyone! I am so glad to see people posting on this thread! I started my pre-reqs at GTC this semester so hopefully everything I have planned will work out for the best and I will get into the nursing program. I had a few questions though for those of you who have been accepted or for anyone who might know the answer:

    1: What is the average or high/lows of the point system on the weighted sheet to get accepted to the program? Or what was your score if you did or did not get accepted? (I am just trying to get an idea of what is required to get into the program).

    2: What are any pointers or tips you have for getting accepted?

    3: Is it possible to continue working while in the nursing program? I know it seems exhausting by looking at it so I am a bit concerned about that part!

    Thanks so much and any tips or feedback is truly appreciated!!! (Especially about the points needed from the weighted sheet to get accepted!) Congrats to those of you who have been accepted and good luck to the rest of us!
  8. by   sweetsoundangel
    I just was wondering if anybody knows if Greenville Tech still offers the LPN program.