Hunter for pre-reqs? - page 2

by kika72

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Hello! I have a question about pre-reqs: I'm currently attending NYU continuing education and planning to transfer to their nursing program. I've heard it's pretty though to get in, but I'll give it a shot. If not I was... Read More


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    College of Mount St.V offers Manhattan locations for their "second degree" BSN program There was talk about adding more clinical and or class space in the brough, but IIRC that plan has been withdrawn.

    If one could swing taking pre-reqs at any CUNY school, or anyplace else that offers them at a decent price, then go to MStV, you could still say in "Manhattan" if that is important.

    Really is a shame there are so few nursing programs left, even fewer BSN pathways in NYC, and no on is going to open any school anytime soon. I've run into people going to New Jersey of all places to get around the maddness.

    Regarding the comment about the NYU BSN grad not being able to find work, don't think it is the degree and or school, just that few NYC hospitals are hiring at the moment. Those that are if the nationwide trend holds, are looking for seasoned RNs, not new grads or newly licensed nurses.

    To add even more uncertainity to the mix, you have the two more NYC hospitals on the brink; Lenox Hill and St. Vinny's . If one or both goes, it just means more experienced nurses hitting the streets looking for work in direct competition with new grads being turned out once or twice a year.
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    To answer the above quote the issue is that no one is hiring. Concerning my new grad friends ( a few who came from NYU, one from UPENN, and some from College of Mt. St. Vincent) where you get hired depends on where you are looking. Some did find jobs in the city ( and they were not the ones from UPENN or NYU)) and one moved for a position in North Carolina.

    The fact is there really is a nursing shortage.......on paper. Most hospitals today do have a high patient ratio to nurses (depending of course on the unit). The sad thing is instead of hiring new nurses overtime is preferred.
    The fact is that once our time comes ( which I please hope things are different when I graduate from the ABSN I have faith I will get into --- Dec '12) we may have to think outside the tri-state area box where the salaries are smaller. The fact is everyone wants to work in the city/tri-state area because salaries are bigger than other parts of the country.

    Right now I am volunteering at a hospital in Northern Westchester and I plan on staying there till I graduate from a nursing program because I am using it as a jumping board for a job there.

    If you want to become a nurse by all means go ahead. The big names really used to mean something however in this time of 6m-1yr passing between graduation and the first job it is best to be financially smart.

    My whole thought on the situation is that I plan on becoming an neonatal NP or a Pediatric NP. I plan on going to the big names for that. As long I get my BSN from a school I enjoy that has a great program, close to home, and that has a preceptorship ( which my hopeful ABSN has!!) that is where I am going.
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    Hey Kika I know this reply may be a little late considering when you posted this thread. I currently attend Hunter's nursing program and I am finishing up my first semester. I took ALL of my prerequisites at hunter and i do not regret it a single bit. The classes are extremely tough and make you work for your grade. Some professors are better than others. But when it comes down to it you really need to realize what is going on-these professors are not there to spoon feed you the answers. You need to take the initiative and learn the material yourself. All the prerequisites prepared me for the amount of work the nursing program is itself. If you take the easy route now, you won't be able to face the hard work later. The nursing program is beyond worth it once you are accepted. I suggest you transfer out of NYU and apply for Hunter!! You will not be disappointed! Don't listen to all the myths about the GPA. I know many people in my program that have 3.2-3.4 and they were accepted because they did well on the NLN. Good luck!
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    Hello, if anyone is still following this post I am a prospective nursing student with CUNY/SUNY questions..namely:

    In order to gain acceptance into CUNY Hunter, SUNY Downstate, or CUNY Lehman - do you have to already be enrolled/taking your prequisites at that college?

    I live on Long Island and am taking my pre req's at Suny Suffolk CC, is it pointless to even apply to the above schools if I'm not already enrolled?

    Thank you!
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    Heid5469- I'm not sure about the other colleges but in terms of CUNY Hunter you do not need to be an enrolled student taking classes there. You can take your classes elsewhere and then transfer over the credits but the only catch is you need to make sure that the classes will transfer over. I do however advise you to look into each individual program and see what the requirement is for how long you need to be enrolled in the school before you apply to the actual nursing program. For instance I believe you need to be a hunter student for at least one semester before you apply to the program. Good luck!!
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    Quote from nycnursing
    Heid5469- I'm not sure about the other colleges but in terms of CUNY Hunter you do not need to be an enrolled student taking classes there. You can take your classes elsewhere and then transfer over the credits but the only catch is you need to make sure that the classes will transfer over. I do however advise you to look into each individual program and see what the requirement is for how long you need to be enrolled in the school before you apply to the actual nursing program. For instance I believe you need to be a hunter student for at least one semester before you apply to the program. Good luck!!
    Correct.

    Every single CUNY, SUNY and probably many other post secondary two and four year schools require one be a matriculated student for a period of time before applying to their nursing and other programs as well. This prevents persons from "program shopping" and prevents those already enrolled full or part time at the college or university from being displaced.

    Being as that may given the high competition at both Hunter's and Lehaman's BSN programs it is not uncommon for students their to take some classes elsewhere and transfer, so one assumes it works the other way round as well. As previous poster stated just make quite sure the credits will transfer. If at all possible visit the campus directly and speak with someone in nursing or the registar's office. You want it crystal clear and certain before spending money, effort and time what is required.
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    Quote from kika72
    Hello!I have a question about pre-reqs: I'm currently attending NYU continuing education and planning to transfer to their nursing program. I've heard it's pretty though to get in, but I'll give it a shot. If not I was thinking of taking my pre-reqs at Hunter.Any info about them? Do you have to be registered towards a degree to take the pre-reqs? How hard is it to get accepted into their program if I decide to stay there?I'm paying an arm and a leg now at NYU and not sure I can afford the nursing program there. I don't have a bachelor so I would like to get the full BSN.Thanks for all your help and suggestions!Kika
    Hunter is pretty affordable compared to nyu. Yu will save a lot of money.
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    Irony is many Hunter students take classes elsewhere and transfer the credits back. Apparently this is often due to difficulty in getting what one needs at at time that suits one's schedule.

    Make no mistake about it, CUNY offers tremendous value for money, but that is also why so many of their majors/classes are packed.


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