CSULB Fall 2012 BSN - page 7

by Spiffyness

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Hi! I think the CSULB School of nursing recently post new pool statistics including those who were chosen for Fall 2011. Knowing that the rating average is 8.91/10, that seems like a huge difference than the previous... Read More


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    How long do transcripts take before you can receive them? How much? Are they mailed to us or do they have to be picked up? There are somethings I want to finalize before I order my transcript.
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    I haven't received mine for Fall 2011 from CSULB yet but I turned in the form on the week of finals and notified them to send it after Fall 2011 grades were inputted. From other colleges it took max 5 business days to recieve them.

    For prices check here (CSULB only) http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollmen...t_form-ati.pdf
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    Hey all.... I've been kinda lurking on AN for some time, and wanted to finally reach out to some good folks. To cut to the chase, I'm a stay-at-home dad, and will be until my fourth child (due next week) is in the first grade or so. Awhile, let's put it that way.
    When I get back in the workforce, I plan on completing the BSN at CSULB. What I would like to do is, between now and then, to get the materials and learn/review/memorize/understand/etc everything before I get there. High hopes maybe, but I have about 7-10 hours a week to study, so why not put them to use?
    Here's the ask---would you consider letting me copy your notes/tests/materials (at your convenience) so I can learn them on my own over the next few years? I'm sure the information will be 90-95% the same by the time I get into the actual classroom.
    I live in the immediate area, so I'd be happy to work around your schedules. Your consideration is greatly appreciated...
    Thanks for reading...
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    Quote from WholeLottaField
    Hey all.... I've been kinda lurking on AN for some time, and wanted to finally reach out to some good folks. To cut to the chase, I'm a stay-at-home dad, and will be until my fourth child (due next week) is in the first grade or so. Awhile, let's put it that way.
    When I get back in the workforce, I plan on completing the BSN at CSULB. What I would like to do is, between now and then, to get the materials and learn/review/memorize/understand/etc everything before I get there. High hopes maybe, but I have about 7-10 hours a week to study, so why not put them to use?
    Here's the ask---would you consider letting me copy your notes/tests/materials (at your convenience) so I can learn them on my own over the next few years? I'm sure the information will be 90-95% the same by the time I get into the actual classroom.
    I live in the immediate area, so I'd be happy to work around your schedules. Your consideration is greatly appreciated...
    Thanks for reading...
    Hi WholeLottaField,

    If you're planning to take all of the pre-reqs at CSULB, I would recommend emailing the professors of the pre-req sciences (CHEM140, MICR200, BIO207, BIO208) and asking them for the course syllabus. I am not sure if they would be willing to send it a non-student, but with the syllabus you can see which chapters to go over and what to focus on. I did not take BIOL207/208 (Anatomy and Physiology) at CSULB and the curriculum was probably different at CSULB than at the school I took it. As for the other GE pre-reqs, there isn't that much you can prepare for (math, english, critical thinking etc.) It would be most helpful to focus on the sciences.

    As for the GE pre-reqs, you can also get those done online through a community college which is a lot cheaper than at CSULB. I took history online and transferred those units to CSULB to satisfy the requirements. This can probably be done for a lot of the other GE reqs. Hope this helped!
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    Thanks so much... I have plenty of time, so I'm going to drill down and figure out what's the best options for me.

    Basically, I have been acquiring the syllabi bit by bit for the prereqs, those I'm not that concerned with, as I already have a BA and have always loved A&P.

    It's the actual nursing school information that I would love to have.

    I have yet to find a comprehensive audio course that goes through the entire nursing program, and that would be my golden egg.

    My plan is to get the actual notes for the class, read and record them so I can listen to them while I drive, cook, laundry, etc... if I did that for 5 years before actually stepping foot into the classroom, I would hope I'd be prepared. I'm a stay-at-home dad, but I don't watch soaps -this is going to be my soaps.

    I appreciate your reading, and your thoughts.
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    So I am confused, did you mean you wanted pre req notes or nursing school notes. If the former, then I agree with ST in that emailing the instructors to get a syllabus and then find the book they use and try and study that. If you got your BA then a lot of your GEs are done. If its the ladder then that's a lot of info that would be better taught over self study. So if pre reqs is what you need, that's good and all you need to focus on is your sciences. Unfortunately these sciences are better learned through lecture, lab and importantly through active participation. Which you can't do at home. Some of the core sciences are offered online. I don't know if they are recommended and if they will transfer but its a shot. If you got 5+ years to wait why don't you sign up for a CNA or EMT class? Get your feet wet and see if its what you really want to do.Other then that there isn't much preparation for something you technically can't do until your kid is 5 or 6. Oh and I think volunteering would be good if you can't go take a CNA of EMT class. Good luck!
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    I definitely agree on focusing on your prerequisites before the actual nursing classes. 5 years is a long time, and while most of the information won't change, there will still be small changes here and there. It's difficult to predict what life will bring about then. By focusing on CSULB's information, you're putting all your eggs into one basket. I don't mean to sound discouraging, but you have to realize, that no one is a definite shoe-in for CSULB's nursing program, or any nursing program for that matter, especially in CA. Since you have a BA already, you'll be looking to enter the Entry Level Masters program. 5 years from now, you may change your mind and find another school better suited for you which of course will be differ in their emphasizing/skipping of certain nursing curriculum. As least by focusing on your prerequisites, you will be able to apply to a variety of schools after their completion. Just my .
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    Thanks so much for the responses, I do appreciate them...
    Yeah, 5 years is a long stretch... I remember my dad (a high school football coach), telling me why you can't throw the ball deep every play:

    "Every situation is different. What you do on 1st and 10 from your own 5 yard line is gonna be different than what you do on 3rd and long from their 20. There's a whole lotta field you have to take into consideration, so make the best play for the circumstance you're in...."

    Hence, the name.

    I get that there's a "whole lotta field" between this year and 5 years from now, I just don't want the time to pass without me working towards some goal. I've spent the past few months reviewing YouTube videos on Anatomy and Physiology, and even if I give myself a generous six months to concentrate on each prereq, that's still going to give me ample time to at least familiarize myself with the contents of nursing school, and the advanced degrees I'm seeking. I don't presume to have gained a mastery of the material, but if I have at least some exposure to it, I will be that much more comfortable with it in the classroom.

    It's the same mentality, really, as a prisoner who acquires a law degree-- might as well use the time to my advantage.

    I'll be about 40 when I'm done here at home- my plan is to complete the MSN so that I can put in a good 10 years on the floor to gain valuable work experience before transitioning to an educational role, like teaching. I understand it is a physically demanding job, both of my parents and one of my sisters have careers as nurses. As a 50 year old, in front of a classroom is where I see myself.

    Thanks again...
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    Has anyone completed and turned in their CSULB app for Fall 2012 yet? We don't need to attach a printed copy of our TEAS results right? just send them from the ATI website?
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    I haven't even ordered my transcripts yet. I'm waiting for the first week of school to obtain my final schedule before ordering them. Did you receive yours yet?

    I'm not sure if have to turn in a hard copy of our TEAS results. How do we send them through the ATI website?


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