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Sequoia/San Francisco State Fall 2013 BSN applicants - page 3

Hello! I wanted to start a forum for applicants that are applying specifically to the Sequoia/SFSU BSN program for Fall 2013. I wanted to invite students who are currently applying, already in... Read More

  1. Visit  sudhasaravan profile page
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    Hi all,
    I am one of the applicants who got into both SMU ABSN and Sequoia BSN programs. I am now weighing both and I am in a situation to choose one. Any pointers or tips will help me. Does anyone know if there is a guaranteed job in Sequoia Hospital if you do Sequoia program, because we signed a contract saying that we, applicants will work in Sequoia Hospital for 2 years after graduation?
    Thanks in advance,
    Sue
  2. Visit  space monster profile page
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    At the info session I attended the director said Sequoia hired 17 of their grads last year, but some years they only hire a few. I think it's based on whatever Sequoia's needs are at the time. So there are no guarantees, but given the new grad market around here it's nice to have even the possibility of a job at graduation.

    Congrats on getting in to both programs! That's a tough decision.


    Quote from sudhasaravan
    Hi all,
    I am one of the applicants who got into both SMU ABSN and Sequoia BSN programs. I am now weighing both and I am in a situation to choose one. Any pointers or tips will help me. Does anyone know if there is a guaranteed job in Sequoia Hospital if you do Sequoia program, because we signed a contract saying that we, applicants will work in Sequoia Hospital for 2 years after graduation?
    Thanks in advance,
    Sue
  3. Visit  sudhasaravan profile page
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    Hi Space Monster,

    17 jobs is not bad. It is good news. I thought SMU was the best choice. But now Sequoia BSN in Canada College sounds way too good to be true. Get to finish BSN degree in 4 semesters, costs only 20K all together for 4 semesters, and there might be a job availability. Am I wrong or missing something here? I want to make sure that I got everything straight with Sequoia program before saying no to SMU ABSN program that will be done in a year, but will cost me around $65K.

    Thanks,
    Sue
  4. Visit  sudhasaravan profile page
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    Space Monster,
    BTW., when was this info. session that you attended to? Do you mind sharing vital information that you got in the meeting?
    Thanks in advance,
    Sue
  5. Visit  sudhasaravan profile page
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    Quote from Bluejemm
    Hi Everyone,

    So, I have just created a Facebook group for our class.
    Look for SFSU/Sequoia Nursing - Cohort 10.

    If you have been admitted and are intending to enroll for this coming fall please join, so we can keep the conversation going!
    Hi Bluejemm,
    I searched for the group and could not find it. How can I join?
    Thanks in advance,
    Sue
  6. Visit  Bluejemm profile page
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    Quote from sudhasaravan
    Hi Bluejemm,
    I searched for the group and could not find it. How can I join?
    Thanks in advance,
    Sue
    Hi Sue,

    Make sure you are searching for the group using the general Facebook search bar and not within theS.F. State groups page.

    Just type in (or cut and past) "SFSU/Sequoia Nursing - Cohort 10" in the search bar at the top of your Facebook page and our group should be the only one that pops up.

    You're Welcome! ;-)
    Erinn
  7. Visit  sackmanr profile page
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    I can't seem to find the Facebook page either I copied and pasted it and nothing showed up.
  8. Visit  space monster profile page
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    The info session was in late March. It was primarily for folks who want to apply this fall for the cohort starting in fall 2014. A lot of the info was related to the application process (e.g., you can take the TEAS as many times as you wish; you can check to see whether your prerequisites will transfer on assist.org).

    Don't quote me on any of this since I may have misheard, but I can give you some info from my notes. They said that have received funding for 3 more years of incoming classes (starting with the fall 2013 class), but they have had to reduce the class size to 32 (down from 40). They have just changed the curriculum to be competency-based instead of content-based, and yes, there will be 4 semesters instead of 5. At the time of this session, they weren't sure whether they would hold classes over the summer, though, so they said the program still could last 5 semesters (with the summer off). You could try to call or email them to see if they have made a decision about this.

    And yes, I'm pretty sure they said Sequoia hired 17 people last year, but they also said that the number can vary widely from year to year. So unfortunately there are no guarantees -- but having a chance at a job is a great thing!

    If you have other questions you can PM me with your email address and I will try to answer them. If I'm lucky enough to get in to both programs, I will face the same choice as you one day. Not an easy one! Good luck with your decision.


    Quote from sudhasaravan
    Space Monster,
    BTW., when was this info. session that you attended to? Do you mind sharing vital information that you got in the meeting?
    Thanks in advance,
    Sue
  9. Visit  melygina profile page
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    Quote from Bluejemm
    Hi Sue,

    Make sure you are searching for the group using the general Facebook search bar and not within theS.F. State groups page.

    Just type in (or cut and past) "SFSU/Sequoia Nursing - Cohort 10" in the search bar at the top of your Facebook page and our group should be the only one that pops up.

    You're Welcome! ;-)
    Erinn
    Hi Bluejemm,
    I have also tried looking for the group on facebook, but i couldn't find it.
    I copied and pasted it in the search bar and it still shows no results
    How can I join?
  10. Visit  Bluejemm profile page
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    Quote from melygina
    Hi Bluejemm,
    I have also tried looking for the group on facebook, but i couldn't find it.
    I copied and pasted it in the search bar and it still shows no results
    How can I join?
    Hi Sudhasaravan & Melygina,

    If you want you can send me a PM and I will reply back to you with a link to the page. I would PM you myself, but since I'm a new member to allnurses I don't have access to the private message function right now.

    The only reason (that I can think of) for not finding the Cohort 10 group page is that you’re searching for the group using a search engine like Google, since you don’t have a Facebook account. Sadly one of the drawbacks with a Facebook group is that everyone must have their own Facebook account to gain access to a Facebook group page. So if this is the case and you want to join, just set-up a basic Facebook account and then search for the group again within Facebook and you should find it.

    I hope this helps.

    Bluejemm
  11. Visit  melygina profile page
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    Quote from Bluejemm
    Hi Sudhasaravan & Melygina,

    If you want you can send me a PM and I will reply back to you with a link to the page. I would PM you myself, but since I'm a new member to allnurses I don't have access to the private message function right now.

    The only reason (that I can think of) for not finding the Cohort 10 group page is that you're searching for the group using a search engine like Google, since you don't have a Facebook account. Sadly one of the drawbacks with a Facebook group is that everyone must have their own Facebook account to gain access to a Facebook group page. So if this is the case and you want to join, just set-up a basic Facebook account and then search for the group again within Facebook and you should find it.

    I hope this helps.

    Bluejemm
    Just sent you a private message
  12. Visit  Bluejemm profile page
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    For those of you who are having trouble finding our Facebook group I have listed some of the information that has been posted on our group page.

    - The SFSU/Sequoia Nursing Students' Association website. http://nsasequoia.com

    - A video for SFSU School of Nursing Orientation 2011: Student Presentation.

    - A video interview with a former graduate of the SFSU/Sequoia program. Nursing Interview with Lauren Wilkenson - YouTube

    - Another thread on allnurses where a current student talks about what we can expect in the SFSU/Sequoia program. http://allnurses.com/california-stat...41-page13.html

    - For those of you who want a head start, College of San Mateo has a two-day Medical Dosage Calculation class this summer. It’s called NURS 610 and is on 6/17-6/18 from 8am to 4pm (CRN: 52575).

    - A link to this year’s SFSU School of Nursing Handbook. If you look on page 13 of the handbook it lists the new 4-semester curriculum that will start this fall. https://sites7.sfsu.edu/sites/sites7.sfsu.edu.nursing/files/assets/SON_Handbook_2013.pdf


    Enjoy!
    Bluejemm
  13. Visit  meekmeek62 profile page
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    I too would love to join the facebook page- I did search all different ways and cannot locate the group/page. Since I haven't been a member of this site for very long, I cannot PM anyone. I would love it if someone could leave the link/ message me with the link. It would be great to meet people prior to the start date. Also, I am thinking about moving closer to Sequoia/Canada (I am in Burlingame now)

    Thanks,
    Jessica
    Last edit by Esme12 on May 15, '13 : Reason: TOS/solicitation/


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