Applying to Sacramento State's ASBSN Summer 2008 - page 3

Hey! I just wanted to know if there is anyone else applying to Sacramento State's ASBSN program. I'm just waiting on my Fall 2007 grades before I get my application in. I'm pretty nervous! I just... Read More

  1. by   megamiepona
    Quote from Om3155
    Hi
    I have been lurking here and there. I got in to the ABSN at Sac State, but am also waiting to hear from SFSU's Generic Masters--I wish they could tell us sooner than late April.
    Congrats to you Om3155.

    SFSU received over 300 applications for their Masters program which I guess explains why they send out notifications so late. Just try not to think too much about it because late April will soon approach. :wink2:
  2. by   Miss Mab
    Congrats on your acceptances!

    Megamie and Kitsune, you both mentioned such an important plus in favor of the ABSN route.

    It's a slim hearty few who are able to choose and commit to an APN specialty before truly being exposed on a professional level. I wish more direct entrys let students switch if interests change. Seems to be a minority group that do so.

    Rather than actively disliking the original track, what I saw a lot of in my program was students instead finding that they were now wanting to pursue an APN focus they never even remotely thought they'd be interested in. I'm talking CNM's pleading to switch to PMHNP, for example. Ah, there's always post master's certs. if that indeed comes up I guess. I'm all about the options

    Anyway, good luck on your studies as you eventually pursue MSN. Don't know if it'll necessarily be the case for you guys but, as an added bonus, you've now likely widened your MSN school net by going this route. BSN in hand you can now bypass the artifically impacted MEPN hoops and matriculate pretty much wherever you want for your advanced education. Provided you do well of course!

    Just can't imagine many would then choose SF State over UCSF when they can get now easily get into either.
    Again, congrats and enjoy the journey...
  3. by   HeartsOpenWide
    I heard the Sac state nursing porgram lost its accreditation
  4. by   JakeyWakey
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    I heard the Sac state nursing porgram lost its accreditation
    http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/rnprograms.shtml

    Seems like it's on the RN.CA.GOV website still...
  5. by   kitsune01
    Quote from JakeyWakey
    http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/rnprograms.shtml

    Seems like it's on the RN.CA.GOV website still...
    Yeah, I checked the BRN website as well and couldn't find any news items about it either.

    HeartsOpenWide, what was your source and did it mention what they were supposed to have lost their accreditation for?
  6. by   kitsune01
    Quote from Miss Mab
    Congrats on your acceptances!

    Megamie and Kitsune, you both mentioned such an important plus in favor of the ABSN route.

    It's a slim hearty few who are able to choose and commit to an APN specialty before truly being exposed on a professional level. I wish more direct entrys let students switch if interests change. Seems to be a minority group that do so.

    Rather than actively disliking the original track, what I saw a lot of in my program was students instead finding that they were now wanting to pursue an APN focus they never even remotely thought they'd be interested in. I'm talking CNM's pleading to switch to PMHNP, for example. Ah, there's always post master's certs. if that indeed comes up I guess. I'm all about the options

    Anyway, good luck on your studies as you eventually pursue MSN. Don't know if it'll necessarily be the case for you guys but, as an added bonus, you've now likely widened your MSN school net by going this route. BSN in hand you can now bypass the artifically impacted MEPN hoops and matriculate pretty much wherever you want for your advanced education. Provided you do well of course!

    Just can't imagine many would then choose SF State over UCSF when they can get now easily get into either.
    Again, congrats and enjoy the journey...
    Yes, I didn't apply to UCSF's direct entry because you can't switch and I couldn't be that certain. (Plus I was unlikely to get in anyway) A bunch of people I took anatomy lab with over the summer were applying, mostly to critical care nurse specialist track. They were all older (late 30's mostly), confident in what they wanted, and one guy was a paramedic already. All I can say is thank god that class wasn't curved (It's a notoriously hard anatomy lab, especially in summer, but our class averages were off the charts high because of all the super smart, super driven wannabe nurses)
    I would love to go to UCSF for the regular masters in a few years.
  7. by   HeartsOpenWide
    I heard it from one of my teachers. Said she heard they lost it; regarding teacher problems I guess...too many BSN teachers not enough masters, phD instructors I guess, she was not specific but she was on that topic when she mentioned it.
  8. by   JakeyWakey
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    I heard it from one of my teachers. Said she heard they lost it; regarding teacher problems I guess...too many BSN teachers not enough masters, phD instructors I guess, she was not specific but she was on that topic when she mentioned it.
    Sacramento State's BSN programs are accreditated by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education through 2010 according to their website. As well as the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

    Seems fine to me. *shrug*
  9. by   FuturoEnfermera
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    I heard it from one of my teachers. Said she heard they lost it; regarding teacher problems I guess...too many BSN teachers not enough masters, phD instructors I guess, she was not specific but she was on that topic when she mentioned it.
    Just jumping in here. I'm a BSN student at CSUS and have never seen any faculty in the nursing building without names tags that say at least MS. Most faculty that lecture are PhDs. I do wonder how rumors like this get started! Some clinical instructors may only be BSNs but they are limited to the hospital setting.

    And congrats to you all. I'll see many of you at new student orientation in May!
  10. by   GratefulHeart
    Quote from megamiepona
    In terms of doing some studying for pharm prior to the start of nursing school, how do you go about in doing that especially when there are a gazillion drugs to pick from?
    I wouldn't stress over pharm at CSUS; it's really not that difficult. Though I didn't take it at CSUS, many of my cohorts did, and if it's still being taught the same way as it was last year, it's an open book type class with not a lot of memorization involved. The reason is that you are going to encounter most of the key meds again when you are in your clinicals, and you will really learn them then. In pharm class, you will mainly be concentrating on the major *classes* of meds, how they work (with common side effects, lab concerns, and complications), as well as a few of the leading meds in each class. Straight forward stuff, definitely nothing to worry about.
  11. by   GratefulHeart
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    I heard the Sac state nursing porgram lost its accreditation
    Nope, not even close.
  12. by   kitsune01
    I have a relatively frivolous question for any current sac state students browsing this thread - the student handbook says you have to wear "white uniform pants" and no jeans or corduroy. Are you allowed to have pants with cargo pockets, and can you get away with the kind of scrub pants that look like normal pants rather than pj's?
  13. by   FuturoEnfermera
    Quote from kitsune01
    I have a relatively frivolous question for any current sac state students browsing this thread - the student handbook says you have to wear "white uniform pants" and no jeans or corduroy. Are you allowed to have pants with cargo pockets, and can you get away with the kind of scrub pants that look like normal pants rather than pj's?
    I wear cargo pocket dickies. They're great for holding lots of stuff. I'm sure you can wear "scrub pants" that look more like normal pants. A few of my classmates have zip up white pants. If they don't stand out you'll be fine. Some of us don't even wear leather shoes. I think since it's BSN they have a higher expectation that you'll appropriately dress yourself. They don't line us up and check us out, like I've heard of some other programs doing. Yikes!

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