UNG or GPC

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by GAMomOfBoys (New) New

Can anyone shed some light on either of these programs? From accepted stats, to clinical rotations, weekly schedule, program satisfaction, etc? Any information helps!

I'd especially like to know how the program at GPC is right now, and how the transition from ADN to BSN is going at UNG. (It also seems like their campus situation keeps changing. I've seen recent-ish posts about a Cumming location but it currently looks like only Dahlonega and Gainesville have the program.)

I'd like to know everything. The good, bad, and ugly!

Thank you!!!

Etomidating

354 Posts

I'm currently in the BSN program at UNG. It is awesome! The professors are extremely nice and willing to help you if you put forth the effort. Everyone in the program helps each other out so we feel like a big family. Clinicals are all over. For the first semester you will be at northeast in Gainesville and after that it is free range with all the hospitals in the Atlanta area. The weekly schedule at first is very difficult to adjust to. How it works is you take more classes up front and go in to more clinical time Andes class time as you progress through the program. Your first semester you take 5 nursing classes which is a lot and stressed me out a lot but you can do it! My honest opinion: go for the BSN at UNG instead of the ASN/ADN at GPC because more and more hospitals are making the entry level for nurses a BSN and some will not even look at you if you do not have a BSN. Good luck!

Etomidating

354 Posts

I meant to put and less class time not Andes lol

GAMomOfBoys

10 Posts

Thanks so much for the insight! What kinds of stats did people in he program have?

Etomidating

354 Posts

If you're talking about getting in the program our average class GPA was a 3.5 and the TEAS was a 85%. The use the HESI A^2 now so I'm not sure about the average score for that

Maisoon

20 Posts

Hi K1048,

I'll be starting the BSN program at UNG this fall! Would you mind sharing what your weekly schedule generally looked like (at least the first part of the semester)? Were you on campus 4-5 days out of the week? I currently work full time at Northside, and I'm cutting back once I start in the fall, but I'm trying to determine whether I should go part time, PRN, or not at all. I would appreciate any info!

Etomidating

354 Posts

Honestly the first semester is the hardest. We took 6 classes but yall will take 5. We were on campus 5 days a week with one being a lab day. It was extremely vigorous and took up all my time but if you're not committed 100% then it will show. I'm not trying to scare you but it is really hard to work and do the first semester well.

GAMomOfBoys

10 Posts

Can any of the current UNG students help me understand this pre-nursing NURS class that has to be taken before you start the program? Is it only offered on campus or is it online too? Summer session? I guess I'm most confused about when to take it if I'm not a UNG student currently (if that makes any sense?)

Maisoon

20 Posts

@GAMomOfBoys--the prenursing class is Nursing 2603. When I was accepted to UNG's BSN program, I was transferring from another school, so I didn't have the class either. You do have to complete it by the time you start the actual program, so I'm taking it right now. It is offered in the summer, but I don't think they offer it online--at least they didn't this summer :)

GAMomOfBoys

10 Posts

Thank you, Maisoon! So I've heard a lot about the wait list. If you're wait listed are you accepted with enough time to take the class? And can you give me the summer schedule? Like time of day/days a week/etc? Thanks again for your help. I'm taking the HESI at UNG on Wednesday and can get some questions answered then as well!

Maisoon

20 Posts

I wasn't waitlisted, so I'm not exactly sure when you would hear about acceptance in that case, but I would think you are notified some time between April and August. The spots open up if people decline their acceptance (we had to turn in our confirmation of acceptance by April), fail to finish all their prereqs, or fail to turn in their paperwork. If you're starting in the spring, that would be enough time, but if you're starting in the fall, it may not be enough time if they notify you in the summer. Even if you're waitlisted, I would take the class just in case so you can be prepared for the best situation :) Hopefully you will get accepted the first go around though! Trust me, I had doubts about whether I would be accepted as well!

Maisoon

20 Posts

Also, the NURS2603 class is an 8 week summer class that meets one day a week. Mine is Mondays from 1:30-6, but we usually get out a lot earlier. Good luck on your HESI!