Accelerated BSN in NYC

  1. 0 I am a recent graduate of Pace University with a BBA in Public Accounting, however, I would like a change of careers. I am currently a Confidential Investigator which is pretty cool but can get boring at times depending on the case. Anyway, I would like some assistance from you experienced and knowledgeable folks about schools in NYC that are not that expensive and where I would be able to do the accelerated BSN on a part time basis, mainly evenings and weekends.
    I would also like to know, if the 3.0 GPA these programs request are ever waived. I graduated with a 2.7 and would really love to enter a BSN program. Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!
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    From 'Brooklyn,NY'; Joined Sep '03; Posts: 5.

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  3. Visit  Mode7 profile page
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    Quote from imane1999
    I am a recent graduate of Pace University with a BBA in Public Accounting, however, I would like a change of careers. I am currently a Confidential Investigator which is pretty cool but can get boring at times depending on the case. Anyway, I would like some assistance from you experienced and knowledgeable folks about schools in NYC that are not that expensive and where I would be able to do the accelerated BSN on a part time basis, mainly evenings and weekends.
    I would also like to know, if the 3.0 GPA these programs request are ever waived. I graduated with a 2.7 and would really love to enter a BSN program. Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hi- I just stumbled upon your posting and was wondering if you ever had a response.. I am in the exact same position as you were at the time this posted. Curious to see if you were successful in changing careers and furthermore, if you were able to find any accelerated BSN programs in NYC (night or weekend classes?). Any information/advice or contacts would be greatly appreciated!! THANKS-
  4. Visit  SBUalum03 profile page
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    It is very uncommon to have an accelerated BSN program. Usually if it's accelerated it's a full-time committment. But you should try looking into second degree BSN programs. Most of them are geared toward the second degree student, and most of them are at private school which means the tuition is high. I know SUNY Stony Brook has an accelerated program but like I said it's a full-time thing. Some other alternative are:

    Doing a regular BSN program that has evening & weekend classes. This can be expensive but you will not have to apply to the Nursing program after taking pre-req's. Most of them can be completed in 3 years or less.

    Trying a Associate degree program, they are very flexible for the working student, cheap, but the waiting list are long, and there are thousands of applicants competing to get into a program with 100 seats.

    And then there's Hunter College, you can get your BSN, but it does not have an accelerated program, it cheap, but it has thousands of applicants for the Nursing Program.


    Hope this helped some, I was making the same decision this time last year and decided on a expensive second degree program. My classes are usually late afternoon, evenings, and weekends. But it works for me.
  5. Visit  kjt2004 profile page
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    Here are some schools with accelerated on second degree BSN programs:
    SUNY Downstate
    Molloy
    Adelphi
    The College of New Rochelle
    UMDNJ(NJ)
    NYU
    :stone No, it is not going to be cheap.You can take out loans.
    If you are looking for affordable then you can try a community or CUNYcollege and get your associate.Ex: Hostos Community College, Kingsborough C.C., New York City Technical College, Medgar evers, etc. Go to www.cuny.edu


    Quote from imane1999
    I am a recent graduate of Pace University with a BBA in Public Accounting, however, I would like a change of careers. I am currently a Confidential Investigator which is pretty cool but can get boring at times depending on the case. Anyway, I would like some assistance from you experienced and knowledgeable folks about schools in NYC that are not that expensive and where I would be able to do the accelerated BSN on a part time basis, mainly evenings and weekends.
    I would also like to know, if the 3.0 GPA these programs request are ever waived. I graduated with a 2.7 and would really love to enter a BSN program. Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Visit  ProfRN4 profile page
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    Quote from SBUalum03
    It is very uncommon to have an accelerated BSN program. Usually if it's accelerated it's a full-time committment. But you should try looking into second degree BSN programs. Most of them are geared toward the second degree student, and most of them are at private school which means the tuition is high. I know SUNY Stony Brook has an accelerated program but like I said it's a full-time thing. Some other alternative are:
    In agreement with that. The programs are out there, but my understanding (from grads of them) is that it is MORE THAN a full time commitment!! Columbia ($$$$) is less than one year, and I've heard you can do nothing else whilein the program. Pace has one too (perhaps you would have a lot of the pre-reqs, being an alum). My friend just graduated from Adelphi, in 2.5 yrs (including summer). She was able to work PT while doing it. She had a BA, so she needed to do all the sciences.

    Stonybrook has distance learning, but I'm not sure if it's for non-nurses to get the BSN.
  7. Visit  Mission profile page
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    I'm starting the ETP program at Columbia this summer. Even though it's more expensive than the other schools I applied to (NYU, Hunter, Pace) the BSN portion can be finished in a year so I'll make up the difference by getting back to work earlier. If you want to save money and are willing to move SUNY Buffalo has a good program but it's VERY competitive.
  8. Visit  elizabells profile page
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    Quote from Mission
    I'm starting the ETP program at Columbia this summer. Even though it's more expensive than the other schools I applied to (NYU, Hunter, Pace) the BSN portion can be finished in a year so I'll make up the difference by getting back to work earlier. If you want to save money and are willing to move SUNY Buffalo has a good program but it's VERY competitive.
    Update on the Columbia accelerated BSN expense: Tuition, just tuition, not including living exp, books, student fees, etc., for year one: $56K. Fer real. W/ living exp and fees: $85K

    See you soon, mission! :chuckle
  9. Visit  nyforlove profile page
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    Is it true that the tuition for one year at Columbia is $56K?? Does that include the entire two years, which gets you a Masters as well? Can you stop after getting the BS and then take the RN exam and work? Columbia's website claims that their financial aid office gets everyone great grants--about 95% of the students...Is this true??
    Quote from Mission
    I'm starting the ETP program at Columbia this summer. Even though it's more expensive than the other schools I applied to (NYU, Hunter, Pace) the BSN portion can be finished in a year so I'll make up the difference by getting back to work earlier. If you want to save money and are willing to move SUNY Buffalo has a good program but it's VERY competitive.
  10. Visit  elizabells profile page
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    Quote from nyforlove
    Is it true that the tuition for one year at Columbia is $56K?? Does that include the entire two years, which gets you a Masters as well? Can you stop after getting the BS and then take the RN exam and work? Columbia's website claims that their financial aid office gets everyone great grants--about 95% of the students...Is this true??
    Yep, tuition for one year is in fact $56K, and it's a 3 year program, not two. I got a scholarship from the nursing school of $28K - divided over three years. You are not supposed to stop after the first year, but I imagine people do it. The only exceptions are the CRNA program, where you have to work in an ICU for a year after the BSN and the Neonatology program, where you have to work 2 years in a level III NICU before you start the master's portion. I believe the tuition is less for the two years in Master's studies, because you're taking fewer credits.
  11. Visit  nyforlove profile page
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    Wow! Thanks for the info.
    Quote from elizabells
    Yep, tuition for one year is in fact $56K, and it's a 3 year program, not two. I got a scholarship from the nursing school of $28K - divided over three years. You are not supposed to stop after the first year, but I imagine people do it. The only exceptions are the CRNA program, where you have to work in an ICU for a year after the BSN and the Neonatology program, where you have to work 2 years in a level III NICU before you start the master's portion. I believe the tuition is less for the two years in Master's studies, because you're taking fewer credits.
  12. Visit  aespangl profile page
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    Quote from Mission
    I'm starting the ETP program at Columbia this summer. Even though it's more expensive than the other schools I applied to (NYU, Hunter, Pace) the BSN portion can be finished in a year so I'll make up the difference by getting back to work earlier. If you want to save money and are willing to move SUNY Buffalo has a good program but it's VERY competitive.
    I am curious whether you had to take the GRE for admissions to columbia and what your gpa was to get in. I am looking to get out of my current nursing program and want to find an accelerated nursing program, and then on to my masters. Did you also have to take the GRE for Columbia? If so, how long did you take to prepare for it? Do you have any advice?
  13. Visit  elizabells profile page
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    I am curious whether you had to take the GRE for admissions to columbia and what your gpa was to get in. I am looking to get out of my current nursing program and want to find an accelerated nursing program, and then on to my masters. Did you also have to take the GRE for Columbia? If so, how long did you take to prepare for it? Do you have any advice?
    We did have to take the GRE for Columbia - I prepared for about two weeks, using the Kaplan CD - just take the diagnostic and run through the program it puts together. I got 740v/670m/5aw. I didn't reeeeally have a GPA because I went to UC Santa Cruz, and only about 20% of my classes gave grades - we had narrative evals instead. The GPA for the classes I did get grades in was around 3.2, but if you sort of assigned a grade to the evals it would probably have been around a 3.6 ish.
  14. Visit  aespangl profile page
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    Quote from elizabells
    We did have to take the GRE for Columbia - I prepared for about two weeks, using the Kaplan CD - just take the diagnostic and run through the program it puts together. I got 740v/670m/5aw. I didn't reeeeally have a GPA because I went to UC Santa Cruz, and only about 20% of my classes gave grades - we had narrative evals instead. The GPA for the classes I did get grades in was around 3.2, but if you sort of assigned a grade to the evals it would probably have been around a 3.6 ish.
    Thanks for the info. I am starting to freak about the GRE, as I really don't know that much info about it, except that I have 2 months for the nursing application due, and they require the GRE. If I have heard right, don't people take months and months to prepare for this?

    Nonetheless, thanks for the info.

    Did you think the Columbia program was worth the money?


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