SFSU Fall 2012 Admission Hopefuls - page 3

I am starting new thread to get to know others who are in same boat as I. I am applying at SFSU for Fall 2012 BSN on Campus. I am eagerly waiting to know decision from school, but so far I have not... Read More

  1. by   Kaitlynepurdy
    I got my acceptance "letter" in the form of an email on April 17th. I got in! They split the entire group they accept (80) into two, evenly weighted groups (not only the best students in fall) and then start half in Fall 2012 and the other half in Spring 2013. So I'll be starting in the spring!! I also got my letter from CSUEB and did not get in. But when I went to their advising session she said that slots almost always open to accept a good amount of their alternates. She said last fall (Fall 2011) that so many people did not accept their admittance and they moved into their DENIALS. So don't lose heart! Good luck to the rest of you! Can't wait to be classmates!
  2. by   Bzepeda73
    Congratulations for those who got in.....I remember when I was in your place anticipating a response. I am now a semester into the program so if you guys have any questions feel free to ask. Good luck to all of you!!
  3. by   sunshiine

    hi! I was accepted for this Fall. SUPER excited!! I have a couple Questions: is it hard to get the classes you need?? and is it possible to work (part-time I'm thinking like 1-2 shifts per week) during the program?
  4. by   Bzepeda73
    Hey sunshine congrats!! Nursing classes are guaranteed....and for the most part, segment III classes are not that tough to get. It all depends on the ones you want. I took the Human Sexuality cluster and they were easy to get.

    I think you would be fine working 1/2 shifts per week....as long as you are committed. Some of my classmates work part-time. Some started full-time but had to cut back.

    ***For those of you that have sent me private messages, I don't think I am able to reply to those....so if you want you can ask your questions on this forum. Unless you did get my replies. Let me know.
  5. by   scwolf
    Hi KLJ,

    I hope you got in!

    I have a question for you. I was (maybe am) considering applying to the Sequoia Hospital BSN. My only reservation is that the application said that when you graduate, you agree to accept a job at Sequoia Hospital if you are offered one. Now, I know jobs are tight and it would be lucky to be offered a job but still it makes me nervous to go into a program where I promise to work a certain place. What if changes happen, in your family for instance, or you have a better option?

    Mainly, I'm wondering what you think of that stipulation for the program?

  6. by   Kimyen
    Quote from Avill
    8 semesters. Spring was semester number 1. So I will graduate Fall of 2015!
    The money is what scares me most though.
    Hi Avill, I'm also in nursing program at USF, and will graduate Fall 2015 as well. Money is also my big concern. Nice to talk to you. Hope to see you at school sometime -
  7. by   ParkJB
    @Bzepeda73 or anyone that can offer some much needed help/advice:

    Based on your personal experiences and feedbacks that you have heard from your fellow classmates/friends, which clinical hospitals (Laguna Honda, CPMC, General Hospital, etc.) would you recommend for SFSU? And why? Any certain professors that you would recommend for 1st semester?

    In addition, how difficult was the Drug Calculation Exam? Do the practice problems they ask you to do on your own in the textbook come close to the exam questions? And mostly, do I have to write all my answers for the practice problems on paper and turn that in as an actual assignment?

    Also, I was wondering whether or not it's important for me to retain all the information that I have learned in Anatomy and Physiology class? Or will the nursing classes teach you new information where you don't have to remember the detailed informations that you have learned in Anatomy and Physiology?

    Last but not the least, does the "Nurse Pack" contain all the clinical supplies (stethoscopes, blood pressure, hemostat, etc.) or is it a completely different set of tools? And what brand of blood pressure set would you recommend? Where can I buy the supplies?

    Thank you guys in advance for all the help! I am really confused and lost so I'm hoping that all of your experiences can prove to be a big help!
  8. by   niffy
    Just wanted to answer a couple of questions since I'm currently in the SFSU/Canada/Sequoia program.
    Yes, we are required to sign the agreement to work at Sequoia, but they told us at orientation that since the first two cohorts, Sequoia hasn't really been hiring. In fact, there's a hiring freeze there currently. So it's really just a formality!

    Also, @ParkJB, I feel like if you go over the book and have a pretty good grasp on it, the drug calculation really isn't that bad. I'm not sure whether you need to turn in the practice problems, but at our program (Sequoia), we did not.
    You should have a working knowledge of A&P, although you aren't in any danger if you have forgotten it (like me). It just helps since most of the theory classes build off of that basic knowledge.
    Not sure what is in the "nurse pack," but I literally bought everything on Amazon (stethoscope, BP cuff, etc.). I just read reviews to see what people preferred, but if you need a suggestion, I invested in the Littman Cardio III stethoscope and I haven't regretted it.
  9. by   Bzepeda73
    In response to ParkJB, most teachers are different so no use in recommendations. As far as the clinical sites, I've heard great things about most of the hospitals so it really depends on which day you want to go to clinicals on. The Drug Calculation exam is not bad as long as you practice. Remember that you can take it again if you don't pass. I went over the entire book and did most of the problems, they get kinda repetitive. Nothing needs to be turned in. I'm sure you were told to start the first 2 units but I suggest you keep going because you have to go through the entire book by the first few weeks!!
    As far as Anatomy and Physio, if you were accepted into the program I'm sure you know enough already, no need to refresh...I didn't. The "Nurse Pack" does not contain steth, blood pressure set, bandage scissors, penlight, or hemostat....you can get them online. As far as the steth, most everyone bought the Littman Classic II SE, works perfect. Any BP set works good, you can find them on Amazon for cheap.

    Hope this helps!!
  10. by   Themary89
    Hey SFSU nursing students,

    I have a GPA of 3.72, a TEAS V score of 80 (advanced) and 100 hours of ER Volunteer experience. I am also a registered/certified EMT-B. What are your thoughts on my chances of admission to SFSU's BSN program?? I am also planning on applying to SJSU and am waiting to hear from Dominican University. Please answer with your TEAS score, as I am trying to figure out if I should take the time/spend the money to try and improve my TEAS score.


  11. by   Scooby-Dooby-Doo
    Bert!! Bombom!!

    It's nice to see you and everyone here. ;-)

    Congrats everyone on getting in, Level 2 is tough. I just want to get going with level 4 and eventually be at 5.

    Your mentor migs...