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    hotpeppa likes this.

    Not a single person in my graduating class of May ‘17 got a hospital job as an ASN in NY, Including a few with YEARS of LPN experience. A few of us were lucky enough to get inpatient rehab positions, but I don't know anyone that managed to get into the hospitals regardless of having a bachelors degree in another subject and regardless of already being enrolled in a BSN program. Two got hospital jobs in FL. If you have Acute care experience you'll have a better chance, but NYC standard seems to be BSN now.

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    VivaLasViejas, BogieRN, KatieMI, and 8 others like this.

    RN shortage? Where? If facilities would hire ADNs, there wouldn't be a shortage. This sounds like trying to make the most of a budget to me, which will be at the expense of the RNs already on the job.

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    Didn't you already post this in another thread? Do you have any nursing experience? You're applying for several positions in very different specialties... are you a new grad? Do they hire new grads? If you're not a new grad, do you have experience? In what area? Re evaluate why you're applying there and whether you actually meet their qualifications. Get some experience outside of a hospital at different facilities and apply when you have something to offer them.

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    shibaowner, chris21sn, and RainMom like this.

    I'm a new grad from an ADN program in the Northeast- where all the hospitals are magnet and BSN is standard. ADN is akin to a diploma program (which are nearly extinct, I think). It's harder to find work up here and finding a position in a hospital will pretty much only happen if you're already working there or know someone very well who can hook you up. In the Southeast, it's a bit different. I considered relocating to FL to find work and was actually offered 4 interviews when I only applied to 6 jobs. Up here I applied to about 160 jobs and had 2 interviews.
    You're in a program already. Finish your program and jump into an RN to BSN after. You will likely find work in a hospital and maybe even on a specialized unit where you are. Many hospitals ask that you obtain your BSN within x years of hire, and if it's 5 years, then you work for a year and see if your hospital offers tuition assistance.
    Stay in your program, do well, and go about your career path. An ADN will not hinder your opportunity to later become an NP. Don't let the BSN folk turn their nose up at you, they just take a few more liberal arts classes and nursing theory classes. If it were that different, we wouldn't be sitting for the same NCLEX. Also, you might not be able to transfer your nursing credits if you decide to leave your program so just stick it out and do a bridge later.

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    augurey and LovelyLocs like this.

    May 25 is our grad date! We started psych last week

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    I had Williams, she was the best.

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    emmanem830 likes this.

    Hey Emmanem,
    I actually got in touch with them myself to clarify the admissions process and criteria, it is true that no work experience is required and the pre requisites are satisfied by the ASN and BSN for me. I definitely plan on getting a few years of experience under my belt before applying, I feel like it's important to develop clinical judgment and bedside manner before moving up the rungs of the career ladder. Without experience I don't personally feel that I would be ready to be a nurse practitioner upon graduating!
    Wishing you luck in your application process!

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    We do foleys in my school, we don't start IVs though. IV cannulation is on-the-job around here

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    That chemistry grade is going to hold you back a little- I know that Adelphi and Molloy don't look at re-takes and nothing below a C will be accepted, so you can unfortunately knock those two off your list. Is your GPA a 3.7 in just the english, math, A&P requirement and your total GPA is a 2.9? I go to QCC and I love the program. Once you're in, you have the option of enrolling in a dual program so you can transfer straight into the BSN program when you're done with the ASN.
    LIU Brooklyn will probably look at your application, York might require that you re-take chemistry with them.
    I know you just want to get it over with, I was in your shoes 4 years ago; but I'm glad I chose the ASN route just because it's going to save me so much money in the long run.
    Talk to the admissions offices for the bachelor's programs before throwing your money at applications that they might not even look at. Apply to the ones that say you can apply, and use the rest of the money for some associate's programs.

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    Waking this thread up- I'll be graduating from my ASN program in May 2017 and sitting for the NCLEX shortly thereafter. I'm already enrolled in a combined BSN program with an anticipated May 2018 grad date, but I just wanted to know how the job search as been for hospital positions as an associate's trained RN? Any luck?

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    I've been doing a little early research on graduate programs while I'm still in nursing school (a little more motivation keep my butt on the Dean's list) and I'm very interested in Columbia's post BSN DNP AG-ACNP program, but the website seems to be lacking some detailed information on the application requirements.

    On the FAQs and "How to Apply" it indicates that you should have a B in the prerequisites, but it doesn't mention what the prerequisites are. It also doesn't indicate how much time has to pass between your BSN and applying to the program (or if BSN students with an anticipated graduation date before the DNP start date are eligible), nor does it mention whether or not you have to have X years of experience as a practicing nurse or if we need to have a portfolio in order to apply. I'm kind of expecting that they won't take a new grad's application seriously, but I'd rather know what my timeline is looking like, so here I am hoping to find a few folks who have been through this with Columbia.

    I would expect that most people work for a few years prior to applying, which I will probably want for myself being that I'm leaning towards acute care; but I've heard about a lot of people jumping straight into grad school. Just curious! Thanks in advance

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    Hey!
    I'm a QCC nursing student and I think whoever you spoke to is right that you shouldn't waste time and money retaking all of your pre req classes. You are allowed to swap one class for a higher level, but since your A&P is expiring it would be best to just re take it and get your A. If you haven't already registered, you could take the class in the fall and apply for the clinical program in the spring if you can take day classes, otherwise you'll take pre reqs through spring 2017 and start the evening program in the fall.

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    Kieshadudley you can find the prerequisites and requirements on the QCC website, everything is there! PAX being easy or hard is very relative- you might be brilliant with math whereas someone else struggles with it. If you ask them both if it's hard, they'll have different answers. I personally didn't study, but there is a study manual for it if you need it. I'm not sure how many they admit as I'm not sure how many were in the day program when we started. Sorry I can't be more helpful! You might want to reach out to the department to get these answers. Good luck!

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    Our passing is 74%, must pass math exam with 90+ and we get three tries, skills check/return demo we get two tries, and a 96 and up is an A. I passed last semester with a 95.8

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    Quote from nurse2bnat94
    Sorry, let me clarify: I need constructive and honest criticism and advice. What I'm getting from some of these posts here are discouraging messages that do nothing for me. It just makes people like me discouraged to even try. I think this website is not doing anything for my future. Just because some people are book smart doesn't mean they'll make great nurses.
    i know exactly how you feel. A few years back, I was in exactly the same position as you. I had a 2.0 GPA and was on academic probation and I came here for support. When people told me I didn't have a chance, I took it personally. I felt discouraged. But they were right. It took a couple years of hard work and dedication to get my grades up and earn my seat in the nursing program and my place on the deans list. Some comments might sound mean, and I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings directly- but bottom line is that you unfortunately don't have the grades to realistically be accepted. It hurts to hear because you just want to know that someone with a poor GPA made the cut, but realistically speaking you need to go back to basics and get your grades up before any reputable program will look at you. This is not meant to discourage you, it's just the facts. Sure, great GPAs don't necessarily make great nurses, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a correlation between doing well in necessary classes and becoming a competent nurse. Your A&P is your foundation and you absolutely need to have a firm and functional understanding of it to become a nurse, and the only way that a school is going to measure your understanding is by your grade.


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