Quote from sdlb08
Does anyone here go to CSULB? Can you tell me about their program?
I went to Cal State Long Beach about 20 years ago. I graduated in 1987. The program wa OK. I was a Diploma grad from NY when I enrolled in the nursing porgram. I moved to California in 1979. I sometimes thought the instructors were not quite with it. They would give us assignments, and did not know themselves, what was going on. Many of us felt that they favored the generice students over the RN students, which I was one of. Most of us were juggling working fulltime, and going to school parttime and it was quite the grind at times. I worled in ICU at Long Beach Memorial, and I worked 12 hour shifts. I worked three 12 hour shifts, and it make it easier to go to school that way, but it was still hard. It was hard to identify wiht students who had parent putting them through school, mom doing the laundry, dad changing the oil in the car, and the rest of us did it all by ourselves. Only to be treated like second class citizens by the faculty.
Besides that, I think that it was a typical BSN program. The curriculum was the same as other schools, like Cal State Fullerton, which, by the way, was an RN program only, with no basic students in it. A nurse who I worked with here in Spokane, went to Cal State Fullerton, and she liked it alot. I was told to go there by my nurse manager to go to Ca lStte Fullerton, but I lived in Long Beach right near Cal State Long Beach, and I couldn't justify traveling to Fullerton to go to school.
On a positive note, Cal State Long Beach, introduced me to the concept of nurses having their own businesses. They had former students come and speak to us about the businesses that they formed, and how we should consider running a business after we graduated. This was a radical concept twenty years ago. It is too bad that more schools don't offer that to the students, and put the idea in their head that their professional services are worth alot of money in the marketplace. As it stands now, most nurses are content to have thier professional services rolled in with the room rate, laundry, housekeeping and the complementary roll of toilet paper. They just don't know any better. It was a real eye opener.
Anyway, I hope that I have answered your questions, and that it helped.
Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
CSULB Class of 5/87