Anyone Knows lehman College???

  1. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the BSN program at Lehman College in NYC? Seen some previous threads and haven't really read anything on Lehman. I am starting (just got accepted this past fall into the program...yeh!) my clinicals and nursing classes in January and was wondering if anyone had any feedback, comments, etc.? I would really appreciate your help.
    Last edit by wanna-be-nurse on Dec 28, '05
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  3. by   sassysapphire916
    I attended Lehman College and do not recommend you go there. I find that with all the CUNY schools the professors make it very difficult for obvious reasons, but some more than others. I have had a lot of RN's from the two year colleges (BMCC, Hostos) in my courses and it seems the feelings of disgust run mutually in all the CUNY colleges. The old really eat their young unfortunately. Lehman is now implementing a new entrance exam, which you haveto pay for, on the computer and going to use that as the basis of admission and weigh the pre-req's less. I do not know about other schools but in your final semester, Lehman Nursing program will do all they can to prevent you from taking the state boards because their passing rate is not as high as it was a semester ago. They require you to take the National League for Nursing Exam, which is a general exam which does include many of the things you may not be taught. I do not know of other colleges, but this college is short on staff and will hire just about anyone to teach a course. If you do not get the score they want you to get on the NLN they will not give you permission to take the NCLEX. There are students that are still waiting from a year ago to have the school send their info to Albany.

    Many of the professors are rude and constantly throw in your face that they can fail you at any given point in time. If you have a personality conflict with a professor they can fail you and according to the WONDERFUL department chair she does not want to hear any complaints about her holier than though staff. There are only four professors I know that I consider to conduct themselves as professionals. I am not familiar with the professors that teach the Grad school level courses. I could continue going on and on and on and on about this college. I, in a way, regret going there. I was better off going to a private college and maybe I would have been treated with some dignity and respect. I feel like CUNY is welfare and the professor's make you feel like you are begging them for a grade you deserve.
  4. by   spaniel
    I feel that both the CUNY and SUNY systems can be very demeaning. Way back in the middle ages,I had started the CUNY system-BSN. I transferred to an Ivy League school that treated me much better and BY THE WAY, with financial aid, was just as cheap. Interestingly I had applied and was accepted to a SUNY MSN/NP program-years later- and Ditto... the disrespect was incredible. I say stay away from them until,oh lets say, the NLN or CCNE gets the message on how crude they are.
  5. by   sassysapphire916
    I am glad to see I am not the only one that feels thatthe CUNY staff needs a refresher course on professionalism, customer service, and courtesy. I have visited other colleges nd the service was great, but at Lehman they treat you (God forgive me) as if their **** does not stink. :angryfire

    I know I am not the only one that feels this way. For grad school I would never consider a CUNY school EVER!
  6. by   wanna-be-nurse
    I sent you a pm since I am interested in what you have to say more about Lehman. I do agree with you about some things.

    I do not believe it is welfare. I was not handed anything to get into the program and got in by my own merits. I have a 3.5 gpa and am very proud of that. And I do not get any fianacial aid, all out of my pocket.

    I do understand your frustration. Well so far, my professors are all RN's, with MS and three out of four are PhD. students. So I feel good about that but I have my eyes open. Look forward to your PM.
  7. by   sassysapphire916
    I do not believe it is welfare. I was not handed anything to get into the program and got in by my own merits. I have a 3.5 gpa and am very proud of that. And I do not get any fianacial aid, all out of my pocket.


    I meant that in the sense that they make the students feel like they are begging for a handout when in reality they aren't. I share your sentiment. I also have a high GPA, paid my own tuition with no financial aid, was on Dean's List, am part of a major Honor Society, and will graduate with honors. That being mentioned, it does not take away from the fact that the staff lack courtesy and to some degree professionalism. Again this is my opinion. You have only seen one side of the coin,whereas, I have seen both from the program. I sent you a PM.

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