Quote from prunepie
hello,,i am currently in los angeles..and moving to long island shortly..i have gone online and looked at teh various nursing schools..either adn or bsn in li..and what their requirements are for acceptance..but i need to know the real deal... for example a school might require a 3.0..but in actuality only those with 3.5s may be accepted..i would love to hear what you needed to ahve to get in.....thanks so much xoxojenn
ps..the idea of having to get a 3.5 freaks me out!!!!!!! grrrr
I am working on my pre-clinical courses at BMCC (Borough of Manhattan Community College) in their ADN program. New York City is tough. I have only looked at the ADN programs because I work full time and don't have 50G for a private school. The BSN programs are full time for the most part especially the accelerated programs at Columbia and NYU. Also those two programs are VERY VERY expensive. Subsequently, many people are trying to get into the ADN programs at the community colleges in NYC and the surrounding areas (ie Long Island) such as BMCC, LaGuardia CC, Queensborough CC, Bronx CC and Nassau CC. These programs are extremely competitive! Most of them will tell you that you need at least a 2.5 in your preclinicals to be accepted into the programs. However, acceptance in most of the programs is based on the strength of the pool of applicants that have completed the pre-clinicals. In other words, if there are only 30 seats and the 30th person to get a seat has a 3.5, if you have a 3.49, you ain't gettin' in. Some schools have waiting lists, so a person can sit out a number of semesters before being accepted. Other schools like BMCC don't have a waiting list, but if you don't make the cut the first time you can reapply in subsequent semesters. The whole problem with that is, if you have a 2.9, more than likely you will never get into their program
unless it was a very bad year for the other students in the pool. To top it off, BMCC had 200 applicants apply to their day program alone this year! From what I understand Hunter is equally as difficult because it is also a CUNY school and is almost free compared to the private schools.
From your posting, you said you would like to live in Long Island. I don't know what area you plan on living in, but when I checked out Nassau Community College I was told last years group of applicants to the clinical sequence all had an average of 4.0. Molloy has a BSN program in that area but I don't know anything about their acceptance policy.
Please don't let any of this discourage you. Keep in mind that I am only referencing my research on the ADN level and for one BSN program. People in other programs in NYC and the surrounding area may have different experiences. I wish you the best of luck in whatever you decide.