Got Accepted To A College

  1. Hey you might not remember me but I decided to go to Hunter College. I heard both good and bad things about their Nursing program so I don't know what to do. Either stay there or transfer out. I want your opinion on this. Do you think I should stay in Hunter and apply for their Nursing program or go into some other school's Nursing program? One thing is holding me back though, I really want to get my Associate Degree first but Hunter only offers Bachelors. If possible, can you guys please list some schools with a decent/good associates program?

    Thanks in advance,
    Jae
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   chuck1234
    community college is very competitive plus a long waiting list...
    it is your decision!!!
    good luck!
  4. by   xjae
    Quote from chuck1234
    community college is very competitive plus a long waiting list...
    it is your decision!!!
    good luck!
    Hunter college isn't a community college :uhoh21:
  5. by   RNDreamer
    well since you already made the decision to go there, I say stay there...if you really want to get an assoc. degree then go/transfer to a 2 year school....but like chuck said, the CCs are very competitive...but then again, I believe the whole CUNY system is competitive...no matter the nursing program, people will have good and bad thinds to say about it....with the competition to get into nursing school, I feel that if you get into a school, STAY! JMHO, though...If I had a chance to do it again 10 years ago, I would have STAYED at hunter instead of leaving, finished the pre-reqs, then if I didnt get selected for the nursing portion, at least I could take my pre-reqs to another school...instead, I got frustrated, left and got another degree (that I haven't used once in 3 years), only to go back to school to do what I always wanted, nursing... I am starting LIU this summer, and because of my hunter credits and Bach degree, I only have about 10 classes to take (the biology and chem pre-reqs) and I can start the nursing portion next fall....now had I stayed at hunter 7 years ago, I may have been a nurse already...


    EDIT AGAIN: I also thought about applying two a CUNY 2 year school, as well, which would actually take me about 3 years to get my ADN...however, because of my transfer credits, it will only take me 3 years at LIU to get my BSN, which is want I want ultimately......my point is, do what is best for you...we can all get together and give you our opinions of what we think you should do, but ultimately, only you know what is best for you....GOOD LUCK!
    Last edit by RNDreamer on May 10, '07 : Reason: spelling errors. OH MY!
  6. by   xjae
    Quote from NYDreamer
    well since you already made the decision to go there, I say stay there...if you really want to get an assoc. degree then go/transfer to a 2 year school....but like chuck said, the CCs are very competitive...but then again, I believe the whole CUNY system is competitive...no matter the nursing program, people will have good and bad thinds to say about it....with the competition to get into nursing school, I feel that if you get into a school, STAY! JMHO, though...If I had a chance to do it again 10 years ago, I would have STAYED at hunterinstead of leaving, finished the pre-reqs, then if I didnt gey selected for the nursing portion, at least I could take my pre-reqs to another school...instead, I got frustrated, left and got another degree (that I haven't used once in 3 years), only to go back to school to do what I alsways wanted, nursing... I am starting LIU this summer, and because of my hunter credit and Bach degree, I only have about 10 classes to take (the biology and chem pre-reqs) and I can start the nursing portion nexr fall....now had I stayed at hunter 7 years ago, I may have been a nurse already...
    Thanks so much! :spin:
  7. by   RNDreamer
    anytime!
  8. by   chuck1234
    I know Hunter is a 4 year college..
    But you are talking about the 2 year program...
    So...common sense is telling me that you are talking about the community college.
    Unfortunately, a lot of other students also think like you...this is the reason why 2 years colleges are also very competitive...sometimes you are talking about 400 students competing for 50 seats in the nursing program.
    I hope that my experience will help you to make a decision.
    Good luck!
    Last edit by chuck1234 on May 10, '07 : Reason: correction
  9. by   xjae
    Quote from chuck1234
    I know Hunter is a 4 year college..
    But you are talking about the 2 year program...
    So...common sense is telling me that you are talking about the community college.
    Unfortunately, a lot of other students also think like you...this is the reason why 2 years colleges are also very competitive...sometimes you are talking about 400 students competing for 50 seats in the nursing program.
    I hope that my experience will help you to make a decision.
    Good luck!
    I understand what you're saying now. But there are Associate programs at places like City Tech and Farmingdale college.
  10. by   chuck1234
    the point is...many students just want to become RN's without the BSN...
    So...two year program offers in the 4 year college is just as competitive as the regular community college.
  11. by   xjae
    Quote from chuck1234
    the point is...many students just want to become RN's without the BSN...
    So...two year program offers in the 4 year college is just as competitive as the regular community college.
    Yeah I totally get your point. Thanks for the comments! :spin:
  12. by   Curls105
    Hunter has a very competitive Nursing school and it has a great reputation. I would go there if you have the chance. As Chuck said, the community college programs are extremely competitive as well. Good luck!

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