NYU's FNP May 2012 - page 3

Hey! Has anyone applied to NYU's new FNP program for the summer (May 2012)? If, so I was wondering if they wanted to share they're background and if they had any info on the program! I applied... Read More

  1. by   nursejen07
    I think I'm probably just going to bite the bullet and find an apartment for May. The price of the dorm is basically the same as a studio so I wouldn't be saving all that much and the thought of living in a dorm is too depressing. They had some pics of the grad student housing on the NYU website. No a/c and the windows don't open! NYC in the summertime with no oxygen (and 8-12 roommates) doesn't sound too appealing. So I'm going to take the train down in a few weeks and try to find a place. I'm going to try to stick close to campus to keep my commute short and sweet - walking distance if possible. I've only been to NY as a tourist so I don't know the area all that well. Figured the village/lower east side seems to be my best bet. Any areas you recommend/think I should avoid?

    Do you know if summer session is just six weeks or if it is the full twelve? I thought it was supposed to be 12 weeks but two of the classes are listed on the registrar site as 6 week classes and the other class isn't listed at all. I figured those aren't our actual classes; they're probably for students in the primary care program. But the class length must be the same, I would think.

    I haven't heard anything back since I sent in my deposit. They actually haven't even cashed my check yet, which is making me a little nervous. I'm hoping the send us our class schedule or orientation info soon. I'm getting antsy!

    Good job finding out about the 20 student class size. I still can't believe that! I guess it'll be good to have individualized attention. Big change from undergrad with a graduating class of 180 or so!
  2. by   Esnooopy
    i found out - they aren't going to have that theory class at all. they're going to integrate theory within the other courses and instead we're going to do a 3 credit course "mental health across the lifespan". (NYU person who is also a mom with a kid at my kids' school, we saw each other at a school event and i asked questions so we're going to be in stats and research (with students of the other NP specialties) and mental health (and anything we ever take with the phrase "across the lifespan", i presume) will be just the 20 of us.

    the mental health class is wednesdays and thursdays 1:10-3:40, but the thursday class is online(?). when you look at the dates for that one, it conflicts - in the big heading it says both sessions but in the details it says til 8/10 but in the details it says til 6/29. i'm semi-assuming it's just session 1.

    i think village or east village are your first choices.... lower east side is good too but less close and how good the area is probably varies more on a block-to-block level. village/EV are so gentrified by now that if you can manage to afford it you'll be ok. but it's always good to check it out in person.

    if you change your mind and decide to stray further out, the trains nearby are the N/R (at 8th st), the A/B/C/D/F(M?) (at west fourth and/or b'way lafayette).... union square has even more train options (adds the 6 and the L to the mix) and isn't that far a walk (depending on which building you're traveling to).... even the 1 train at christopher street isn't a bad walk, that's what i used to take when i was doing my undergrad. even though i'm a commute away it's so so so much shorter and easier than what i do to get to work, and besides which at this point i consider riding the train without my kids to be a very relaxing endeavor (when i can get a seat!)

    oh and i haven't heard anything since the acceptance. but if they haven't cashed your check i would call and double check on everything. then again, if you emailed acceptance but they didn't get a check from you i'm sure they would have contacted you. gail said we'd be hearing details about orientation etc within the month. oh and btw i don't know if you're trying to get financial aid or what, but i find the whole thing confusing.... i filled out FAFSA but after the deadline. also i found there is a specific place on the NYU website to request financial aid for the summer session, so i filled that out. (i haven't heard anything yet from NYU about this).

    maybe when you are here looking for an apartment we can meet up for coffee!!! no pressure (seriously), i totally understand if you have your hands full and time limited, and i have work and kid schedule limiting me, so it might not work out but if it can that would be nice!
  3. by   nursejen07
    So we're going to have two half online/half in-person classes this summer, it seems. The website says Research is online on Thursdays too. It kind of surprises me that the lifespan class is going to be partially online. I wonder if all the lifespan classes are like that. Did they do a lot of hybrid classes when you were in undergrad?

    Thanks for the help with the train stops that are near the school. It'll definitely come in handy when I'm apartment hunting. When I was visiting the school a few months ago I was walking from either Christopher Street or Union Square and they both seemed like okay walks. How far from the school do you live? I'm still trying to get the hang of the subway system. Trying hard not to look like a tourist and not quite pulling it off. I figure as long as I can find my way to class and to my apartment, I can figure out the rest as I go along. Some day I will be brave and get on an express train to find out where, exactly, it is express to.

    Yeah, I'm confused about the financial aid thing too. It's all messed up because we're starting in the summer, so we need a FAFSA for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. I haven't heard anything about financial aid or even about how much the semester is supp cost. I'm hoping they let us know something pretty soon, especially if the $$ is due before the semester starts.

    We should definitely meet up for coffee when I'm in NY! I'm not sure when I'll be there just yet (I'm still trying to finagle some time off from work) but it'll probably be the end of next week some time. I will let you know as soon as I know.

    If you want, you can email me instead of posting on here. I tried to send you a PM on here but I guess you need to post 30 times or some astronomical number like that before you can use that feature... My email is nursejen07@gmail.com.
  4. by   Burnshdp
    Hey guys! Wanted to let you know that I got my acceptance letter last week!! I am so excited!!
    I was actually in New York looking at apartments when I got it, so I went ahead and gave my deposit!
    I haven't received anything since then but she told me I should be getting an acceptance packet in the mail this week.
    I was trying to log onto albert to look at classes and register but wasn't able to find it, did you guys already register for classes?? If so how, could you tell me how to do it!
    Im coming back up to NYC for the orientation on May 9th, are both of you going to be there?! Also, who do we talk to regarding classes and how we register?? Were actually looking for apartments in east village, soho, little italy, and basically the lower side of manhattan but its really hard since were looking for a 2 bedroom and super expensive, if you guys know of any good places please share! I can't wait to meet you guys soon!!

  5. by   nursejen07
    I haven't read this thread in a while but I just saw your post. I'm so happy for you! I was in New York looking for apartments last week too. Luckily, I'm looking for a studio though so we're not competing for the same place. Did you end up being able to register for classes? I got an email on Friday that explained how to register via Albert and gave the course numbers for our summer classes. I registered on Monday and it went through with no problems. Let me know if you need any help with it. I think you need the email from Gail first though because I had a hold on my registration until after I got the email.

    Good luck on the apartment search. I didn't find anything when I went last week so I'm going to stay in the dorms for the summer and look again closer to the fall. I don't know much about where to stay since I'm coming for Massachusetts but maybe esnooopy can help. She's our resident NYC expert.

    I will definitely see you at orientation on the 9th. I booked my train this morning, in fact. I don't know when you are getting to NY, but I'm coming in on the afternoon of the 8th. Maybe the three of us could get together for coffee or something beforehand. That way we'll only need to meet 17 new people at orientation.
  6. by   Esnooopy
    burnshdp!!!!! hooray!!!! for some reason allnurses stopped sending me updates on posts, so i didn't see this but luckily jen did and told me the great news! that is so exciting!!!

    we got a bunch of info last week(??? - everything's a blur), including how to register. so last weekend i registered for classes. they tell you specifically which ones to register for, and how. but for now if you go here: <http://www.nyu.edu/registrar/listings/> and then do the "click here" thing, then you can click through to 2011-2012 (it confuses me that summer session is part of this year and not the beginning of next year!) and click summer and nursing-grad and you'll see the details on the courses. they're:
    nurse-gn 2005 intro stats health profs
    nurse-gn 2060 mental health across the lifespan
    nurse-gn 2303 research in nursing

    also have you filled out the fafsa form for financial aid yet? i did the one for 2012-2013 but didn't realize until jen pointed it out that i need to do the one for this year for the summer. then there's also some special nyu-summer-financial aid form. i'm now in the middle of working on my fafsa form for this year but got stuck and need to find more info (i'm not organized enough to know what was going on on my taxes in 2010).

    let me know if you'd consider living in brooklyn, you might be able to save a little $$ i think.

    i am definitely going to be at orientation. i can't wait! see you there!

    btw, my email is ellen.sande@gmail.com . feel free to email me with real estate questions or anything else! and congratulations!!!

  7. by   Esnooopy
    ps! i am all for coffee on the 8th! it depends what time though, but if it's early enough it's a possibility. i'd have to be back in my neighborhood by 3, unless i try to call in some favors and i'm already calling them in so that i can go to the orientation
  8. by   Burnshdp
    Hey! So i was able to register with no problems! Im excited we have Tuesday and Friday off! I'm actually looking for maybe a Part time or PRN job?? If you guys know of anything definitely let me know!! About the financial aid stuff...same here...if I didn't call I wouldn't have known that there was a special form that needed to be filled out! But they told me that they send out all nursing financial aid together so hopefully we get it soon so we can go ahead and pay our summer bills which are already up!
    I am definitely up for coffee! I'll email you nursejen07....I also stopped getting emails with updates from this website!
    Stats is not a favorite for me at all so this should be an interesting summer! I am excited about starting though!!I am actually flying in May 8th in the afternoon and flying out May 10th, so just in town for orientation! We will be moving up the weekend before classes start! I've been looking up apartments like crazy! No luck yet, but the hunts still on! Let me know if you have any suggestions for East Village or anywhere really downtown that would be convenient for NYU!!!

    THanks guys can't wait to meet you soon!!!
  9. by   nursejen07
    Hey Burnshdp! Haven't heard anything from you in a while. Did you find an apartment in NYC yet? Let me know if you're still up for coffee or if you'll be too busy looking for apartments/moving/settling in etc. My train gets in around 3p on 5/8 and I'm staying until the 10th. If you can't make it, no worries, we'll meet soon enough on the 9th!

    I already emailed E about it but I just wanted to let you know too, there's a Technical Standards form that Gail included in our orientation reminder email on Friday. The deadline to sign it and fax it back is May 9. They're getting kind of tricky with all these forms. I wish there was just one main To Do list that we could check off as we went.

    Not sure if you have my email address but it's nursejen07@gmail.com

    Talk to you soon!