The Rundown: Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing - page 3

Ok, this forum was very helpful to me when I was applying to school. It's time for me to give back. I'm going to attempt to share with you everything that I know. Please feel free to ask any... Read More

  1. Visit  Jeana18} profile page
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    You don't really get any of the schedules for any of the course until a couple of days sometimes a week before the class begins so its something you'll have to get used to with the program. But it is manageable. Lectures aren't mandatory and sometimes people miss some due to work but I wouldn't bank on that idea because lectures help a lot with exams.
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  3. Visit  cablefree} profile page
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    Unfortunately the schedule unpredictable. During level I, I was able to work on the days that we didn't have class/clinical; we usually had one day off during the week and the weekends (although, sometimes there are Saturday clinicals available...) Sometime you have to come in for a lab which may only be an hour long and it messes up your whole day...

    For level II, I did the accelerated program. We only had the weekends off during the summer... I worked on the weekends.

    For level II in the fall, plan on getting one day off during the week, but clinical days are now regular 8 hour days.

    Honestly, the schedule is all over the place... Sometimes there are specialty rotations that may take place on your day off... You will be given your schedule a few days before the course begins, hopefully you have an employer that is very flexible!
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  4. Visit  vivinursingstudent} profile page
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    Thank you everyone for the responses.
    My current boss is not flexible at all, because they both work in NYC, and they need a full time nanny. so this job is already out of the equation...

    Jeana18 I'm in the exact same situation... I already have a bachelors, so financial aid is not a possibility for me... I'm paying for everything + I still have to help out with my house expenses (rent, etc)

    If I dont find a very flexible nanny job, I guess I'll have to work as a waiters or something like that....
  5. Visit  Jeana18} profile page
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    Well don't get too discouraged. It's a lot of hard work to manage it all but I keep telling myself that in the end it will all be worth it all. Trust me, I was lucky that my mom offered to let me move back home, so I got to avoid the rent issue. But I still have plenty of other bills.

    My advice:

    - Try to apply for a Wells Fargo loan; only one the school takes
    - If your 24, you may get some aid. So still do your FAFSA.
    - Find a flexible job; maybe a per diem in a hospital would work too.
    - Apply for scholarships.
    - Stay positive!
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  6. Visit  vivinursingstudent} profile page
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    Thank you Jeana18!!!!
    I'm very positive!! But you know, sometimes those bad feelings come around lol

    I'm 30 and I cant go back home for 2 reasons: 1 I'm marriage 2 my parents live in Brazil! hahahha
    But I'm applying for every single scholarship that crosses my way! lol at least to cover the other classes that we have to take, besides the ones at the hospital... and as soon as we have the BHSN meeting during the summer, and they show me the loan options (or option as you said) I'll def. take it! I have been saving up as well while I still can work full time, but I'm so scared of not being able to find a part time job, and stuff like that.... As you said, I'll stay positive!!! My hubby and I are hard workers, and I'm sure we will do it together!!!

    Leave a CommentThanks again for you advices!!!!

    Good luck to us all !!!


    Quote from Jeana18
    Well don't get too discouraged. It's a lot of hard work to manage it all but I keep telling myself that in the end it will all be worth it all. Trust me, I was lucky that my mom offered to let me move back home, so I got to avoid the rent issue. But I still have plenty of other bills.

    My advice:

    - Try to apply for a Wells Fargo loan; only one the school takes
    - If your 24, you may get some aid. So still do your FAFSA.
    - Find a flexible job; maybe a per diem in a hospital would work too.
    - Apply for scholarships.
    - Stay positive!
  7. Visit  JustMe28} profile page
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    cablefree: You said one of the clinical competencies is changing IVs do they teach how to start an IV? I'm curious because I've been told other schools don't do that.
  8. Visit  Jeana18} profile page
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    Your very welcome. Keep applying for the scholarships, and besides FAFSA there's not too many options as far as funding due to the program being a Diploma program. But just keep working hard!

    Also, if you need some courses (not the Science ones) I would consider doing it via CLEP. I CLEP'd my Child Psych & Development with the "Human Growth and Development" CLEP Exam and passed. That easy and it's only like $100
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  9. Visit  vivinursingstudent} profile page
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    Wow it sounds great!!! I'm trying to transfer those classes from my previous bachelor, from Brazil. If it doesnt work, Ill def. look into it!!!
    Thanks!


    Quote from Jeana18
    Your very welcome. Keep applying for the scholarships, and besides FAFSA there's not too many options as far as funding due to the program being a Diploma program. But just keep working hard!

    Also, if you need some courses (not the Science ones) I would consider doing it via CLEP. I CLEP'd my Child Psych & Development with the "Human Growth and Development" CLEP Exam and passed. That easy and it's only like $100
    Last edit by vivinursingstudent on May 7, '13
  10. Visit  JustMe28} profile page
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    Can anyone currently attending BHSN tell us what the hours are for the 2 lecture days. Are they half day like 8-12?
  11. Visit  Jeana18} profile page
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    Honestly there's no set times. It depends on the course, the material, changes during the week, etc. it's typically from 8-3pm on most days and that's twice a week. Some days your may be out earlier but don't count on it. Hope this helps. We cover a lot of material in a short amount of time so lectures are typically long since its only twice a week (:
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  12. Visit  TOUMAN} profile page
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    Hey all!!

    I am closing my service in the Peace Corps in Nov and want to get my application finished before the Sept deadline. Any insight as to what they look for on an application? Also, I have been out of high school for 10 years, do I really have to submit my high school transcripts along with my college (I have a Bachelors of Science)? Do they consider undergraduate gpa?

    Thanks yall!
  13. Visit  coralg} profile page
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    The school website says I need to take the pre-requisite classes at Bridgeport Commuinity College if I am enrolling in the associates program. However I plan to pursue the Baccalaureate of Sciences degree.

    Do I still need to go to BCC or is it integrated into the course at BHSN? Thanks for the help.
  14. Visit  jkylie95} profile page
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    I noticed that it has been a while since anyone has posted on this but I just submitted all my info to the school and I'm so nervous. I scored a 74 on my teas, my GPA is a 3.1 and I have a B in my A&P 1 class, I'm currently taking A&P 2, just wondering if anyone thinks based on their experience if I have any chance of getting in based on that! All of your posts were so informative! Congrats to everyone who got accepted! Best of luck in the program!


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