Quote from rjs-nyc
I will be starting my ADN at Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing in NYC in the fall. I am really excited about this. I already have a four year degree in Journalism and have been in Sales for about ten years, but none of it interested me. I'm pretty pumped up about it.
My question is about my school. Does anybody know anything about it, have any personal experience with it, etc.? I was just wondering if anyone knew what I should expect with regard to the faculty, administration, quality of their program, etc.
Thanks very much!
Richard in NYC
I'm a male nursing student at PBISN (you'll never be spelling
out the whole title) entering my last year. Some things about the school:
If you are taking A & P (you probably are), "eat the book". The tests are tricky and straight from the book. The faculty is excellent. They are a little quirky at times but they know their stuff -- especially in clinical. Clinically, you'll get a great experience. You'll be on the floors by mid September doing vitals. Try to observe procedures every chance you get... then try to do them (they will work with you). As you get more experienced you'll have the chance to do more. I've discovered that the grads are highly regarded for their clinical ability. Use the clinical laboratory as much as possible and ask the teachers to help -- the Level I instructors will help you enormously.
Very important: you didn't ask but it should be mentioned that your fellow students can be a great help. Find the good clinicians and "academics" and form study groups. It helps. BTW: My class (you'll get to see us occassionally) is almost 40% male (a staggering %).
Finally, forget the negativity you will encounter. You'll see some burned out RNs in clinical with bad habits. Forget them. Follow the great RNs. They'll teach you and inspire you.
If you'd like, email me and we can get into specifics.