waiting list for Trinitas Hospital School of Nursing / Newark area nursing schools? - page 7

Hi, everyone: I live in Newark, currently I am studying for a professiona license required by the job. I will be done in the Summer, I wish to go into nursing program in September. But I heard... Read More

  1. by   NJGuy5
    Quote from Cookie_Monster
    I'm starting 132 on Thursday, from what I have heard it's not going to be easy!
    Well, the 132 material itself is not harder than the 131 material. If you understood the 131 material, you have the ability to understand the 232 material. However in 132, they throw 3 times as much material at you...in the same period. Generally speaking, the first two exams are harder than the second two tests. 231....that's a whole different world of harder. Only about 50% of your class will pass and move on to 231. It's planned that way. GOOD LUCK! I will be here to answer any questions you have.
  2. by   tanu830
    Quote from NJGuy5
    It's true a diploma-only option is offered. All that means is that you don't need to take all the rest of the associate's requirements (non-nursing/non-nursing prereq's) for Union County College. You get to sit for for the NCLEX, and become an RN, and do not get an AS degree. It is true that (aside from the prereq's) there are only 5 nursing courses. The first is offered in the summer the rest only durning regular semesters...the five courses must be taken in sequence. It does take 2.5 yrs to complete. It's unbelievably difficult, with instructors who are un-helpful, and eager for you to fail. My class started with 250 students...aprox 25 will graduate 5 classes later. It is also NOT a weekend only program. All must be prepared to take multiple weeknight classes. It is also, on average about 5,000 dollars per course.
    do u have to ask advisors about the diploma option? b/c i went to UCC (im a student at another colleget) to talk to someone abt the nursing program but she never mentioned anythin abt a diploma......she just told me all about the nonnursing courses i would have to take along with the 5 nursing courses?...i already have a pysch degree and have all the nursing pre reqs....i really dont want to take any other non nursing courses if i dont have to.....do u know if this diploma program is still offered at UCC?..............thanx
  3. by   NJGuy5
    Quote from tanu830
    do u have to ask advisors about the diploma option? b/c i went to UCC (im a student at another colleget) to talk to someone abt the nursing program but she never mentioned anythin abt a diploma......she just told me all about the nonnursing courses i would have to take along with the 5 nursing courses?...i already have a pysch degree and have all the nursing pre reqs....i really dont want to take any other non nursing courses if i dont have to.....do u know if this diploma program is still offered at UCC?..............thanx
    The diploma option is still offered. I don't know why your advisor didn't offer any advise. Sometimes you do have to get to the right person. You should call, and specifically ask about the diploma option. you can transfer all the nursing pre-reqs if you have taken them and gotten a C or better. however, any lab courses need to be completed in the last 7 years (i think).
  4. by   bymysoultosqueezeRN
    Quote from tanu830
    do u have to ask advisors about the diploma option? b/c i went to UCC (im a student at another colleget) to talk to someone abt the nursing program but she never mentioned anythin abt a diploma......she just told me all about the nonnursing courses i would have to take along with the 5 nursing courses?...i already have a pysch degree and have all the nursing pre reqs....i really dont want to take any other non nursing courses if i dont have to.....do u know if this diploma program is still offered at UCC?..............thanx
    it is offered and you might check if your courses are transferable at njtransfer.org

    if you have other school in mind don't go with trinitas, i haven't heard one good word abour it since I started it!!
  5. by   bymysoultosqueezeRN
    just to let everyone know, I just failed the first exam, and i thought i did good so I have no idea how to study for the next one. Any suggestions?
  6. by   NJGuy5
    Quote from Cookie_Monster
    just to let everyone know, I just failed the first exam, and i thought i did good so I have no idea how to study for the next one. Any suggestions?
    Well first off, you can fail an exam or two, and still make-up the "points" and still pass. Don't be too discouraged yet. If I remember correctly, the first two exams in 132 are the hardest. They just hit you with twice as much information than they gave you for any one test in 131. I always found the trick to be to read the questions, and try to determine what concept they are trying to test. Then go with that answer when you look at the choices. Don't read all the choices...they are worded to confuse you and make you choose another answer than the one you thought the question was testing. Does this make sense? Also, don't overthink the question.

    I will say that their "review/study" sessions held prior to the tests are worthless. Don't waste your time. But that said, sometimes group study does work. Get a few friends together, and toss concepts and questions around.

    Good luck for the next one!
  7. by   Jershar
    Hello,

    Did you look into Christ Hospital School of Nursing, Jersey City NJ? They offer a cooperative program with Hudson County Community College and offer morning and evening class. They have a high NCLEX passing average based on the last 5years and their clinical setting is conveniently located across the street. It's a tough a program to complete but it is worth it. Majority of their falculty graduated from NYU, Columbia and one of the instructors teaches at Trinitas. I would definitely look here as well. Good luck
  8. by   decartes
    If you're studying and retaining the info well, look into you test taking strategy. Read the question and try to come up with the answer on your own before looking at ALL the choices. Make your timely educated guess and move on to the next question. DO NOT CHANGE YOUR ANSWERED QUESTIONS unless you are 1000% sure you made a mistake. In fact, don't even revisit them anymore because you will waste that time trying to prove you current answers wrong. Also, go into the test with a calm and cool head. Don't cram right before the test as this would add to an already stressful time and tire you out before the test begins.
  9. by   bymysoultosqueezeRN
    thanks guys, i'm trying to study the handouts and do the med-surg success book and read only most important stuff from the book. last time i read a lot and i think it was just too much unnecessary information. we'll see what happens if i change my studying strategy and i am trying to schedule a study group so hopefully next time i have better news
  10. by   desperate2banrn
    Hello,
    I just turned in my application today at Union Community College and I am now hustling to get mt transcripts from high school and college sent to them. I am extremely nervous about getting into a program. I currently attend Bergen Community College, and to get inot their program is by pure luck, or "knowing someone higher up". I also put in a application for Holy Name School Of Nursing. I am basically at my last stop. I want to get in sooooooo bad somewhere, anywhere!!!! I only need to take Chem, Micro, Sociology, and Child Psych for my pre-reqa all others are taken!. I wanted to know how long it takes to get a letter for either denial, or an invitation to attend! I was at the Elizabeth Campus ...nurse::typing I am going crazy with all of these mixed emotions. Please someone, anyone give me some advice......
  11. by   Hydakins
    Try Mountainside Hosp School Of Nursing in Montclair! Their program is EXCELLENT! You can send me a private message if you'd like more info. They are the most cooperative staff I have ever met. Oh, no waiting list either.
    Last edit by Hydakins on Mar 11, '08 : Reason: to add info
  12. by   desperate2banrn
    Hi, my name is Kenya, I just applied to Trinitas 1wk ago. I got a letter saying I WAS ACCEPTED TO START SUMMER CLASSES AS A NURSING MAJOR. What does that mean? I currently atten Bergen Community College and have taken 5 of the 9 pre reqs there! Sm I able to star the actual Nursing courses in Sept?
  13. by   SteveNNP
    I would give the admissions office a call and find out exactly what that means...

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