CSULA 2013 - page 4
Anyone applying for fall 2013? I saw recently that they changed something,but i cant exactly point out what it is. I think it might be the statistics prereq. They also have the applications due... Read More
Jan 14, '13i coulda sworn i replied to this thread like 3 days ago. lol
i guess it didnt go through.
yes. i retook my teas test and got a MUCH better grade (still not a 100% on math and english like i had hoped for but WAY better than the last xD)
i calculated my "points" for csulb and it amounts to approx 8.75/10
hopefully thats good! cos my csula is a bust -.-
i hope you guys are getting everything ready and let me know how your points are!
i still have yet to turn in my full csulb nursing app
Jan 15, '13I've gone back and re-read some of the posts and have a question about the "points" many of you are talking about. Some of you talk about 20 points out of 25, but I have no idea what you are talking about. Can anybody help me figure out my points?
Adjusted Individual Total Score: 91.3%
National Percentile Rank: 99
Prerequisite GPA: 3.8
Last 60 Semester Units GPA: 3.5
Jan 15, '13@Alyssa, if I'm not mistaken, I think the points system only applies to the BSN program.
Jan 16, '13Thanks guys for letting me know! I was just trying to figure it out because people were talking about a point system and I was thinking that I was missing something!
Jan 16, '13Hey everyone!
Just wanted to keep in touch with those who have applied for the 2013 Summer ELMN program! I was hoping we can share our thoughts through this journey! I believe we're supposed to hear back for interviews in the next few weeks. Does anyone know which week we should anticipate this??
Jan 20, '13FYI, I go to CSULA and I will warn you guys this is probably the worst nursing program in California. Unless it is your only choice of school or you are the world's most docile person I would not wish this school on my worst enemy. Get ready for terrible professors, useless textbooks, a dysfunctional financial aid office, and the worlds most apathetic director of nursing. Please, save yourself some heartache and ask to speak to some current students before making your decision to attend this school.
Jan 21, '13Quote from yerda82I'm also a current csula msn student and former member of the elmn program, i don't think it's as bad as this. Yes csula has its faults but so does every school. Like everything in life the program is what you make of it. Feel free to ask me questions and I will answer them honestly.FYI, I go to CSULA and I will warn you guys this is probably the worst nursing program in California. Unless it is your only choice of school or you are the world's most docile person I would not wish this school on my worst enemy. Get ready for terrible professors, useless textbooks, a dysfunctional financial aid office, and the worlds most apathetic director of nursing. Please, save yourself some heartache and ask to speak to some current students before making your decision to attend this school.
Jan 21, '13thanks for all of your insights on the elmn program... it's much appreciated! from what I've read in previous years' threads, it seems like there were a lot of issues with finding preceptors for the NP portion. Is this a problem for all the NP specialties, or just FNP specifically? And what are your thoughts on the nurse educator program concentration that is offered?
Jan 21, '13Quote from jcsongFinding preceptors has been an issue yes. The school is finally doing a little more to help the students find preceptors but if you have someone that can precept you, I would make that happen. I don't know a lot about the education track, I'm not on it and I don't have a strong interest in it. I feel like if you get an np you have a lot more options then if you take the nurse educator track. You can get a nurse educator job as an np but you can't get an np job with a nurse educator degree.thanks for all of your insights on the elmn program... it's much appreciated! from what I've read in previous years' threads, it seems like there were a lot of issues with finding preceptors for the NP portion. Is this a problem for all the NP specialties, or just FNP specifically? And what are your thoughts on the nurse educator program concentration that is offered?
Jan 23, '13cnszja, please tell us more about why you say its bad? I applied for the BSN program. I have heard some iffy things but then again its Aa university, I can't expect perfection. Do you have examples you can share please?
@cx I just calculated my points today (i was scared of what to expect) and for sure I am applying now I feel better now.Its funny how things change though, I wanted csulb so bad back then and now csuci is the one i REALLY want (probably since its so close to home) did u decide to apply anywhere else?
Jan 26, '13Go online and look at the graduation rate for undergrads at CSULA. Only 9% of undergrads graduate in the planned 4 years and only 36% of ALL undergrads graduate at all. If you compare these rates to the other schools in the area they are MUCH lower. Yes, this is a graduate program and I'm sure the graduation rate is a lot higher, but these stats just point to vast disfunction throughout the university.
As for the SON, you will find a couple faculty that are nice. The vast majority have a tendency to treat students like they are children. They will mess up on grading and you will suffer the consequences. If you try to bring it up with them, they get defensive and won't listen to your case because you are just a "stupid student". Even if you think you are the smartest person in the world and the perfect student, be prepared for poorly written syllabi, arrogant faculty, and dumb rules to get in the way of your success.
The financial aid office screws up everything. I mean everything. If you are someone like me who really relies on financial aid to survive, you will likely have a very hard time at this school because you will almost never get your money on time. And it will be months not days late.
The textbooks are crap in this program. They use nursing textbooks to teach you medicine, and nurses inherently seem to write bad textbooks. Other schools use actual medical textbooks. You'll end up buying these medical textbooks to make up for the bad nursing ones, so get ready to spend a lot of money.
A lot of time is wasted on worthless classes (research, nursing policy, what is an np?).... time that should be spent learning to diagnose and treat patients. After wasting all your time on fluff, you end up really only getting 1 year to learn medicine. That is not enough.
Lastly and most important. The nursing school is very resistant to change. Much of the program structure (course content, syllabus, etc.) must be decades old. It's also poorly organized and communication is really poor. I know many people that have tried to step up and make changes to these problems only to be told by the director herself that they are just whining or being difficult.
I can't speak for everyone obviously, but for me, this program was the worst decision of my life and I would give anything to go back in time and chose another school. This program has taken my money, my dignity, and my happiness and it could take yours too.
Good luck everyone, and please think carefully before choosing. This decision could affect your life a lot more than you think.
Jan 27, '13Hi guys, Just wanted to introduce myself as another ELMSN applicant. Hope to hear something soon. Also thanks to those of you in the program for your feedback- very much appreciated