Published Jun 10, 2009
Is there anyone who is currently attending South College? I am just wanting to get some insight on their program. Thank you for any information you can offer!!! :wink2:
Well, I'm not currently a student there, but I have a friend that graduated from there. I was supposed to go, but it just really wasn't cost effective enough for me...kinda expensive! But anyway, I heard it was a pretty good school and the one thing that I absolutely loved about is was the fact that they're on the quarter system. That make the program go by pretty darn quick! You may want to just go up there and talk to one of the reps like I did. That's where I got all my info from.
Thank you so much for responding. I actually went and spoke to a rep today. It sounds wonderful as long as I can afford it! If you do not mind me asking, where did you go to school for nursing?
You're welcome! No prob at all! I don't mind one bit. I actually ended up applying to a program in Georgia since my job transferred me to Atlanta. I'm starting my clinicals this fall at Gordon College which is south of Atlanta. Have you looked inton ETSU, Roane State, LMU or Walter State? I got into Walter State as well but had to turn it down in order to stay here in GA.
I never went to South College, but I know people who have. I have only heard bad things about their program. One girl I knew, had to take the NCLEX like 5 or 6 times. Another girl that I knew, that went to SC said that they passed a few people that really shouldn't have been passed. They are VERY expensive as well.
thank you again phrozenone!i really appreciate all of you help! i am brand new to tennessee and have to stay in the knoxville area for school so the only schools that i know besides ut and south college is roane. do the other one's have knoxville campuses? thank you for giving me other schools to look at too!! also my other question for you is there much difference in pay between getting your associates in nursing versus your bachelors? i graduated from kansas state with a bachelors in science so most of my pre-reqs are done so i just need to figure out what school to go for to get my degree in nursing. i have been told that bachelors is the way to go. is that true? or does it really not matter too much? im just a little drawn to south college's program due to the quarter system, even though your paying a pretty penny for it. did your friend seem to like the program? thank you again for all of your help!! i really appreciate it!!!
Well, I know for sure that LMU, and Roane State have Knoxville campuses. However, ETSU, and Walter State are located outside of Knoxville. So if you are trying to stay in the Knoxville area, your options would be UT, LMU, South College an Roane State. I actually have my Bachelors too and severaly of my friends went back for nursing and decided to go get their Bachelors in Nursing. However, here's the catch. The only reason why they went for the Bachelors is because the program that they applied for was an accelerated 2nd degree program. That's the path that I wanted to take but all the accelerated programs that I looked into are were very competitive and I was placed on like 3 waiting lists which sucked:angryfire. I applied to like 3 different associate degree programs and got into all three. Go figure huh? lol. But anyway, as far as determining whether to get the Bachelors or Associates in nursing, that's kinda up to the individual and how soon you are trying to enter the workforce of nursing. The associates is by far quicker than the regular bachelors degree program. But, the accelerated bachelors degree program can be by far the quickest of all. I've seen some accelerated programs that last as short as 1 year! They were very intense from what I heard. When it all comes down to it, whether you decided to obtain the bachelors or associates degree, they both lead to the same job title: RN. The only difference is that with the bachelors degree you can go into management rather than doing what is referred to as "floor nursing" (working in hospitals, clinics, doctors offices etc.). There is a slight difference in pay as well BUT the difference in pay is not even noticeable. All the nurses I know have absolutely NO PROBLEM at all with their salary. I hope I didn't blab my mouth too much lol.
Thank you again!!! Youre truly helping me and I appreciate you taking your time to answer all of my many questions!!! Thank you for telling me about some other programs in the area!! I will definately look into all of the programs and shoot for all of them and see how it goes :) Once again Thank you very much for all of your help!! I greatly appreciate it!!! :)
You're welcome!!! I'm just glad I could help:yeah:
I'm currently taking pre-reqs at South College. I'm not in the actual BSN program yet. I'd say it's quite competitive like all nursing schools seem to be. All of your pre-reqs are taken with various health students even those doing pre med, the majority of students in these programs are very driven. But I'm only my second week into my 2nd quarter here.
The interview process to get into the nursing program is quite competitive as well from what I've heard.
It is quite expensive though and I've thought about seeing if there was a way to transfer to UT. I went this route because of how fast it goes - but it can be a lot to take in in ten weeks. Feel free to PM me if you have other questions.
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