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Hi! Does anybody go to Hunter for Nursing? I got accepted into the school as a different major but I am really thinking about trying to get into the program for next year. Thanks Tracy... Read More

  1. by   dandan
    GPA > 3.4 u will be fine. pre-nln > 120 you will be fine. Dont worry about the verbal part, i did worse than u...only got 29/60 ^_^
  2. by   basixhcir
    Quote from dandan
    GPA > 3.4 u will be fine. pre-nln > 120 you will be fine. Dont worry about the verbal part, i did worse than u...only got 29/60 ^_^
    Have you heard from Hunter yet? I wish you luckkk =) did you apply to other schools?
  3. by   dandan
    yeah, i am in nursing now, this is my second semester^_^ 2 more semesters to go.
  4. by   basixhcir
    Quote from dandan
    yeah, i am in nursing now, this is my second semester^_^ 2 more semesters to go.
    that's great!!! >=O did you apply to other school while you were applying to Hunter? Oh yea, did you prepare for the NLN exam? I bought this study guide, but my friend told me that the actual exam is much harder than that.. so i dont know ><

    Oh yea, in the application (to apply for nursing), what they ask you? do they ask your to write an essay? i am thinking to volunteer in hospital this summer, just to get experience.. (i worked/volunteered in summers before, but right now, i want to actually get more experiences about the field.)


    thanks a lot..
  5. by   dandan
    I didn't apply for other school when i was applying Hunter. The NLN exam? hmmm...actually i just practiced the whole book once, and it is really helpful. hmm, I had a lot of chemistry and biology classes so the science part is not hard for me and neither the math. but the verbal part...i did TERRIBLE!!!!! The actual exam is similar to the study guide and some questions ARE from the study guide. but the math part is harder in the actual exam. The most challenge part is the timing. U know u only have 80 mins for 80 questions in the verbal part i guess, or 100 mins for 80 questions i dont remember, but i know i didn't finish the verbal part, still got 20 questions left by the time i need to turn in the exam 60 mins for 60 questions in math, 60 mins for 60 questions in science. AND in each section there are 20 questions are ONLY for survey purpose :::so they will thow them out hopefully. but you will not know which are for survey and which are not. The application for nursing is only ask you to fill out the classes you took and the grade u earned, nothing related to essay. dont worry about that. Working in hospital as volunteer is good exp because it is good for your proforile in the future. When you get into nursing, u also have opportunity to work in hospital as intern, so you earn more exp. so just work hard and keep ur gpa high and do well in the nln, u should have no problem to get into Hunter. ^_^
  6. by   basixhcir
    Quote from dandan
    I didn't apply for other school when i was applying Hunter. The NLN exam? hmmm...actually i just practiced the whole book once, and it is really helpful. hmm, I had a lot of chemistry and biology classes so the science part is not hard for me and neither the math. but the verbal part...i did TERRIBLE!!!!! The actual exam is similar to the study guide and some questions ARE from the study guide. but the math part is harder in the actual exam. The most challenge part is the timing. U know u only have 80 mins for 80 questions in the verbal part i guess, or 100 mins for 80 questions i dont remember, but i know i didn't finish the verbal part, still got 20 questions left by the time i need to turn in the exam 60 mins for 60 questions in math, 60 mins for 60 questions in science. AND in each section there are 20 questions are ONLY for survey purpose :::so they will thow them out hopefully. but you will not know which are for survey and which are not. The application for nursing is only ask you to fill out the classes you took and the grade u earned, nothing related to essay. dont worry about that. Working in hospital as volunteer is good exp because it is good for your proforile in the future. When you get into nursing, u also have opportunity to work in hospital as intern, so you earn more exp. so just work hard and keep ur gpa high and do well in the nln, u should have no problem to get into Hunter. ^_^
    THanks for the info.. it's really helpful!! =) I have been doing the practice exams.. my study guide is RN Pre-Entrance Exam, by Mary E. McDonald.. did you do the same practice exam?

    Actually how's the life in the nursing program tho? i know it's TOUGH, but do you need to study all the time? (oh well, this is my first year of college, and stupid school has been taking me all the time from doing anything else! grr)...

    Yea...my gpa is not bad.. (but i got so pissed off with myself today cuz i got my first exam grade with a B for the first time in this semester! -.-!!) I need to learn more new voc. for the exam..

    good luck to you! =) and thanks a lot..
  7. by   Ari RN
    I am attending the RN Pathway program at Hunter. I'm almost done. Only 2 more nursing classes and I'm out! Good Luck to all!!!!!
  8. by   dandan
    Quote from basixhcir
    THanks for the info.. it's really helpful!! =) I have been doing the practice exams.. my study guide is RN Pre-Entrance Exam, by Mary E. McDonald.. did you do the same practice exam?

    Actually how's the life in the nursing program tho? i know it's TOUGH, but do you need to study all the time? (oh well, this is my first year of college, and stupid school has been taking me all the time from doing anything else! grr)...

    Yea...my gpa is not bad.. (but i got so pissed off with myself today cuz i got my first exam grade with a B for the first time in this semester! -.-!!) I need to learn more new voc. for the exam..

    good luck to you! =) and thanks a lot..
    yaya, that is the book i had too ^_^ and remember to study some physics, cuz there were 8 to 10 questions are in the physics part i dont have any physics but i had it in high school, so i guessed most of the questions....HMMMM, the life in nursing is.......busy busy busy busy busy.....u have to read 500 pages or more maybe 1000 pages for one exam which only worth 10 to 20% of your grade, final will be cumulative!!!!! papers, group work, community projects, a lot a lot!!!!! u definitely have to finish allllllll general classes b4 nursing because u will not have time for other classes beside nursing classes. I am too stupid i didn't finish 2 general classes and get into nursing and now i have to figure out how i am going to have time to take those classes.....I dont study all the time, too lazy....^_^ but if you study, u have no problem to get B, if you want to get A, u definitely need to sacrifice most of your relaxed time. Nursing is very different, u have to think all the time instead of memorizing the study materials, that is why i dont do very well in it... lack the critical thinking technique....yaya, and u need to learn more vocabularies, I would say if you learn 5 new voc per day from now u will do fine in the exam ^_^ hehehe by the way, when are u going to apply?
  9. by   basixhcir
    i am going to apply next year.. so i still have like 10 months to study for the exam.. i am just so worried with that exam, cuz i know i cant score high in the voc/verbal part.. -.-!! oh yea, and now people are telling me that the math part of the actual exam is harder.. so i am pretty screwed =(

    I think for the science part, i should be okay with Chem and physics (i took ap in HS).. and next semester, i am going to take Bio 120 and Chem 120.. so hopefully that will help. =) and yea, i am going to take a general bio course in BMCC in this summer, just to re-learn the basic stuff again, cuz i really dont rem anything from HS.. (it's been like 4 yrs already!)

    and the pages # scare me. =( But i know i will work hard for my future =D
    have fun and get ready to enjoy your summer.. i am going to take like 3-4 summer courses. damn it.. (one of them is undecided)
  10. by   epiphany
    My recommendation for the Math portion of the test, is continuously practice for speed. The problems are not hard. But I was rusty going in, and I ran out of time.
  11. by   nursedang629
    I applied last year and didn't get in and then applied again for the fall 2006 semester and got put onto the waiting list which I didn't like but figured it was better than nothing. But then I called the department today and the lady informed me that none of the students that were accepted elected to attend another school which means those of us on the list have no chance...
  12. by   basixhcir
    Quote from nursedang629
    I applied last year and didn't get in and then applied again for the fall 2006 semester and got put onto the waiting list which I didn't like but figured it was better than nothing. But then I called the department today and the lady informed me that none of the students that were accepted elected to attend another school which means those of us on the list have no chance...
    Did you apply to other school? Try other school if you have trouble in Hunter.. my dad's friend's daughter didnt get accept to Hunter Nursing and she transferred out to some SUNY school for nursing and she's a registered nurse now and earn like 70K each year..

    how did you do in the NLN exam? was it hard?
  13. by   nursedang629
    I didn't apply to other schools in time but now I'm thinking of Stonybrook. I got a 130 on my NLN which put in in the 91st percentile. The only thing hard about the exam was the timing since there are about 20 developmental/experimental questions they throw in in each section so you're sitting there trying to answer all of them since you have no idea which one counts or not.

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