CUNY Help: BMCC & Hunter - page 3

Hi there everyone. Sorry to vent, but i'm a little bummed here today. I am a second career nurse to be. I am so excited, did lots of research into NYC nursing schools and various programs... Read More

  1. by   mrsabradford
    Quote from lilmamita
    there is a gentleman that works in the admissions office who is in charge of transfer credits. i cannot remember his full name, but contact me by email or private message and i'll tell you his first name and what he looks like. he was very helpful to me and others who had transfer credits. i was originally told that i needed to take remedial math because my cuny scores from '94 was above passing for my other cuny school, but has since changed at bmcc and i was a point off. i complained to the testing office that i had graduated a cuny bachelors program so how could i have to take a remedial? i was even set to take an exam with the math office to dispute this. i eventually found my way back to this man in admissions. he sent me to the testing office with my cuny transcript, circled that i graduated, and signed it. they immediately placed a waiver on my transcript and i was able to register for math 104. this may help you with that english class. hopefully he is still there.

    the nursing department has an advisor for pre clinical students like yourself. you are not able to actually apply to the program until you have completed the basic pre requisites. i'm speaking of the eve program. i'm not sure if it holds true for the day program. hope this helped.

    please let me know, when you take math 104 if your professor is any good. i heard that professor *****, *****, ***** and ******* are all good.
    Last edit by Ted on May 17, '04 : Reason: Edited out names of Professors
  2. by   julieK
    I took Microbio at BMCC - what a joke! The education there sucks and the campus is hideous, too. Hunter has a MUCH better reputation and I encourage you to go there. I went to College of Staten Island for prereq's (which has a pretty well - reputed nursing program, too) and to PACE for the BSN. I did their accelerated program b/c I already had my BA from SUNY Binghamton.

    -Julie
  3. by   LuvaNurse04
    Quote from mrsabradford
    please let me know, when you take math 104 if your professor is any good. i heard that professor *****, ******, ***** and ******* are all good.
    i had the last one mentioned. absolutely wonderful person. really cared about your success and had a close relationship with the department.
    for micro, prof. wool is numero uno. when most of my classmates and i made it into the program the following semester, we all went to his new class to praise him and give him hugs. these two classes were taken the semester of sept 11 when the school was closed for a number of weeks. these men emailed and kept in contact with their students to reassure us of our education at a time when the world was/is so unsure. i enjoyed my time at hunter (which has it's flaws also like all schools do) where i earned a degree, but bmcc is where i gained a new chapter in my life. my career as a r.n. for that i am forever grateful.
    Last edit by Ted on May 17, '04
  4. by   MsDrea03
    *** name is ******* she teaches at night. make sure not to rgister for her...
    Last edit by Ted on May 17, '04 : Reason: Edited out name
  5. by   mrsabradford
    Quote from msdrea03
    *** name is ******** she teaches at night. make sure not to rgister for her...
    ditto!!!!!!!!!!!

    when you see the above name run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edit by Ted on May 17, '04 : Reason: Edited out name
  6. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from nycNurse2b
    Hi there everyone.

    Sorry to vent, but i'm a little bummed here today.

    I am a second career nurse to be. I am so excited, did lots of research into NYC nursing schools and various programs (accelerated BSN, getting an Associates, etc) and applied 2 months ago to CUNY.

    I finally decided that BMCC was the place for me, based on several things, but mainly, the fact that I was told on the phone that there is no waiting list. Plus, it was appealing to me to get an associates degree - start working as a nurse - and then go back to complete a BSN as time allowed and hopefully on someone else's dime!


    So I applied to CUNY and listed as my first choice - BMCC.



    A CUNY representative said to be safe, I should list a second choice. So I listed Hunter.

    Well, I called today to check on the status of my app (I'm getting anxious to get started and want to sign up for summer classes) and after I entered my SS#, I got the message, "Congratulations on your acceptance to HUNTER". Well, my heart just sank. I immediately called back and spoke to someone who said that there was probably a waiting list at BMCC and preference went to current students.



    Although I already have a BS and hopefully some of those credits will transfer to Hunter, it now means I'm going for a BSN and going part time that means I won't be a nurse for many years. VERY FRUSTRATING.

    Adding on to my frustration is that during my research stage of different schools I was told that at Hunter they only accept 80 people or so from a pool of over 200 applicants each year to their nursing program. So I may end up applying after my first year and not even getting in.



    So sorry this is so long, but I really had to vent. Anyone have any insights they can share? THANKS!!!

    You may have solved your problem already. But if you haven't, look at it this way: Either way, you will be spending a minumum of 4 semesters in Nursing school. Most schools will not let you take one clinical until you pass the next. My best friend is finishing her BSN (2nd Bachelors degree) This was her rationale for doing the BS rather than the AS. It took her 2 1/2 yrs total. If you have a bachelors already, you will have credis transferred. Ditto regarding the post that you will need to allow more than the 2yrs, due to the CUNY beaurocracy.

    If you're willing to travel to queens, check out St Vincents/Catholic Medical Center. There was no waiting list when I went (although I graduated 10 yrs ago), and there was a shortage when I started. A lot of second career students there when I went (except me- I was the oddball at 18yrs old).
  7. by   Ted
    note that i edited out several names of professors. this is a very busy and public bulletin board. the names were edited to protect you and to protect the professors.

    thank you for your understanding,

    ted fiebke
    moderator of allnurses.com
  8. by   mrsabradford
    Quote from efiebke
    note that i edited out several names of professors. this is a very busy and public bulletin board. the names were edited to protect you and to protect the professors.

    thank you for your understanding,

    ted fiebke
    moderator of allnurses.com

    i understand.

    where is columbiaville, ny?
  9. by   MsDrea03
    i understand also.
    Quote from efiebke
    note that i edited out several names of professors. this is a very busy and public bulletin board. the names were edited to protect you and to protect the professors.

    thank you for your understanding,

    ted fiebke
    moderator of allnurses.com
  10. by   Ted
    Quote from mrsabradford
    I understand.

    Where is Columbiaville, NY?
    It's about 30 miles south of Albany, NY.

    Cheers!

    Ted
  11. by   ProfRN4
    Really. I hope I never see my name in print like that when I become a professor.

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