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    Quote from Kris10Noel
    I actually switched my first choice to Ammerman Day now ... and Ammerman Evening as my second choice. (I just accepted an evening CNA position at Stony Brook University Hospital!)

    My pre-req grades are:

    A&PI - A
    A&PII - A
    ENG101 - B+
    PSY101 - B

    I took microbiology at Stony Brook during my undergraduate career and received an A-, but SCCC doesn't count it because it's without a lab component. I am therefore enrolled in micro for Spring 2013 at Suffolk and expect to get an A.

    Today is the deadline for applications. Now the waiting game begins! I'm so nervous and excited!!
    you should get in too. if you don't, retake eng and psych next fall while you're waiting to apply again, and get A's.

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    Quote from nyrn310
    yea, you're def going to be accepted. <br>
    My grades were<br>
    AP1 - A<br>
    AP2 - A<br>
    Eng - B+<br>
    Psych - A<br>
    Micro- C lol<br>
    <br>
    and to the person who said they have to work full time while going to school, good luck. It's possible, but it will be tough. After the final exam, there were a couple of students who were crying because they know theyre getting kicked out of the program.

    Most of the people in the night program work full time during the day. A few work part time. It's completely doable. You just have to really put lots of hours into studying. I see people get wrapped up into the whole ambiance of studying in groups, and making pretty flashcards and all that BS and they don't actually get much studying done. Then they bomb and wonder why.

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    Quote from nyrn310
    yea, you're def going to be accepted.
    My grades were
    AP1 - A
    AP2 - A
    Eng - B+
    Psych - A
    Micro- C lol

    and to the person who said they have to work full time while going to school, good luck. It's possible, but it will be tough. After the final exam, there were a couple of students who were crying because they know theyre getting kicked out of the program.
    Most of the people in the night program work full time during the day. A few work part time. It's completely doable. You just have to really put lots of hours into studying. I see people get wrapped up into the whole ambiance of studying in groups, and making pretty flashcards and all that BS and they don't actually get much studying done. Then they bomb and wonder why.

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    The Micro grade doesn't matter, only AP1, AP2, Eng and Psych. They just like to see that you've either taken Micro or you're enrolled in it during that interim semester while you're waiting for an answer.

    If anyone needs anymore info E-mail me at StevenStarke11[@]Gmail.com

    I'm graduating the night program in May and I'm pretty familiar with the details of the program.

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    I doubt it. Nursing educators are almost always NP's with numerous certifications, and have extensive experience working in nursing environments, both at the bedside and in leadership positions. Regardless of your teaching experiences, you wouldn't really be qualified to teach RN students if you only worked as an RN for a couple of years. You need a good amount of hands on experience in different patient care settings to offer an accurate view of what the Nursing field is about to students.

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    enroll in a BSN program. Why People are 1 year out with no job and NOT enrolled in an BSN program already is beyond me. If you were ALREADY in one and put that on your resume', I'm almost positive it would help!!

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    Quote from tnd0409
    I applied for fall 2013 day program at ammerman. Pretty confident though with a 4.0 on the pre reqs. Everyone leave ur pre req grades so we can all see who we are competing with lol. Good luck to all!

    \\ A&P 1 - A //
    \\A&P 2 - A //
    \\English 101- A //
    \\Psych 101- A //
    \\Microbiology- A //

    Yea, you're basically in. Good luck to you!!

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    Quote from dj76
    I understand that, and I was under the assumption they all would, too. However, I've been told that I still have a record. A potential employer told me that as long as anything pops up under a name, it's still a criminal record. Their explanation was, that even though I was not convicted, I must have been doing something to get into trouble, and that would count as criminal behavior. Also, and I just recently found this out, after researching it, apparently the FBI does not always follow through on the outcomes, so while the docket clearly states "nolle prosse", an FBI background check will show the charges, and therefore an employer can assume whatever they want.

    No, it should not be happening, but I am finding out, that it is in fact happening.

    Recently, I was told I should expunge it, afterall, so that is what I am doing-the process for that state takes 2 months, plus a few more weeks for them to update the FBI. However, while expunged, it will never be completely removed for some background clearances, but will be for all standard checks.

    So, at this point, I'm going through the process of expungement, just to make sure it's off the background checks all together.

    Thank you for your response, though. Trust me, I thought the same way about it, until recently.
    Something is wrong with what you're saying. Hospitals dont use the same background check service the FBI uses. And I would never accept the answer of "I must have been doing something wrong". That's like saying I was at the bank in my grey mustang and another man in a grey mustang robbed it and escaped so when I get falsely accused It will be on my record forever even if I'm never prosecuted?

    You can't have an arrest expunged. Either you're leaving something out or you're misinformed about what's on your record or BOTH. If you weren't convicted of anything there is nothing to have expunged.

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    Someone told me that you can take the LPN test if you have completed 1/2 of a 2 year RN program. Does anyone know if this is true? I'm only asking because I'd like to know now and potentially do it this summer so I can attain a part time job as an LPN.

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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    There are several routes to becoming a CNA in NYS, and both graduate and licensed nurses may do so without further education requirements. See: http://www.prometric.com/NR/rdonlyre...ok20081113.pdf

    Due to various federal and state statues, nursing assistants must be "certified" and registered with a state in order to work in either nursing homes or home health, hence "certified nursing assistants". Hospitals are not, to my knowledge bound by such requirements and can train/hire plain old nursing assistants as they have done for ages. Major difference between the two is that a CNA has met certain education and other requirements set by the state including criminal background checks. The registry also functions as a central database for consumers and nursing homes to find out about just whom they are hiring.

    As for students of RN programs taking the LPN boards, there wasn't any sort of new law passed. NYS simply stopped allowing nursing students in RN programs to take the LPN NCLEX after three semesters. This was done because nursing programs varied within the state and many students had not covered certain areas of practice (mainly geriatrics), that was felt was needed for future LPN's to perform safely.

    From a previous thread on this topic, there is apparently at least one RN program in NYS where students can and have taken the LPN NCLEX before graduating.
    Do you know which program that is?

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    Quote from guiltysins
    I can't help much but I did want to point out that New York State has made it a law that you cannot become a CNA or LPN through semesters in RN school, they don't allow this anymore. You can only sit for the CNA or LPN exams by being enrolled in those specific programs.

    I would suggest you try and find a non-hospital job for right now since hospitals aren't really hiring much in the recession. Then after your second semester of nursing school you can work as a student nurse extern.
    Really? I didn't know that.

    Are you sure that applies to CNA's as well? Because Hospitals CAN hire someone as a CNA even if they arent certified. I know someone that got a job less then 2 years ago after finishing her nursing fundamentals class. And I spoke to a few hospitals recently that said they will accept the completion of that class to be hired?

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    Quote from noreenl
    Have you considered EMT /Ambulance transport? Most Volunteer fire departments have a medic division and as a volunteer fireman you can go to EMT school for free. Or take the course with American Heart or one of those accredited schools in NYC (search intrnet) or maybe take a 6 week CNA course and add EKG and Phlebotomy. some schools have Grant programs with NYS State so the state pays the school to train you and you pay nothing. just some suggestions! good luck!
    I have considered that but I cannot find an open CNA class that finishes before 8/30 and I cannot get the EKG, phlebotomy, EMT training all done AND get a new job by 8/30.

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    I may be going out on a limb but I don't know what else to do. I applied for Nursing back in dec, 09. I applied for the day program because my job at the time would work for that. I then was laid off and finally found a pretty decent job back in the end of April. It's mon-fri 9-5:30. Then come June, I get accepted to the day program. I'm on a waiting list for the night program but it's not looking good. I REALLY don't want to pass this up as I really invested alot into getting this far. I'm engaged with a 2 year old daughter and a mortgage as well so I cannot be unemployed. I have no healthcare experience but I work very well people and I believe I will be a great fit for an interactive position in the health field. I'm trying to find a job as a transporter or even nurses aide that will work with my school schedule. I already received my schedule and it consists of mon/tues/weds and no later then 3pm. I only take home about $550 a week now so there has got to be a position I can work mon/tues/weds eve and anytime on thurs-sun that I can take that much home.

    I'm also looking for a bartending/waiting position as well because I have about 4 years experience in that field and I believe that will also probably work with my schedule.

    I don't know what else to do. I'm desperate to find something by 8/30 so I can go to the program. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas, please let me know. I've already registered and applied for numerous jobs at St. Catherines, St. Charles, Mather, and Good Samaritan hospitals. I live in Patchogue and currently work in hauppague. My mother is a nurse at Southside hospital and I'm currently trying for them as well.

    I know that no one here knows me personally and probably wouldn't want to put themselves out there for a stranger, but this 5 min post is worth the small chance someone sees my plight and can help me out. I'm willing to work Full time, part time, per diem, on call, etc... I'll also work days, nights, weekends, holidays, etc... I really don't care, I just want to get in. Then after my first semester, I'd like to move into a CNA position and after my 2nd semester, I'd like to take the LPN test and hopefully move into an LPN position. Thank you in advance.

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    Quote from jennyht25
    Sorry, I was just trying to help.
    Dont apologize, I appreciate the help, thats why I said thank you!!! Hopefully I can figure this out!!

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    Quote from jennyht25
    Hey RpmSteve,

    I was accepted into the evening program but I can't switch as I also have a day job but I just wanted you to know that the evening program day that you have to go to clinicals starts at 4pm and you said your job is until 530 so I think that you would have a problem with the time anyway unless you can get your job to work with you.
    Jenny, I am aware of that and my plan is to come to work a little bit early any days I have to leave early. I believe they will be a little bit flexible with me. Thank you though.


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