Kingsborough Nursing Fall Semester 2012 - page 2
Did anyone take the NLN pre entrance examination this passed week at Kingsborough College?... Read More
- 0Jun 29, '12 by NYzMikeyDorothy,
Sci 25 will definitely help prepare you for the NLN. Though you really can't compare the difficulty of Bio 11 and Sci 25; they are really 2 separate animals. If you have had little or no experience with physics or chemistry before then this course will be a challenge.
If you are seriously considering transferring to City Tech what I suggest is to register for Sci 25 and feel it out. If you believe that it is not worth your time there is a few week window where you can withdraw from it and not have it impact your GPA.
However, Sci 25 is probably the only preclinical nursing class that will have the majority of perspective nursing students in it so you might meet someone that will help with your decision easier whether to stay or not.
Whether or not the nursing dept prefers Kingsborough students over transfer I can't say. Even if they did I think they have a few hundred applicants from Kingsborough itself so you still have to do well in your courses. I have not applied to any other nursing programs as I am sure I will be accepted to this one.
Best of luck!
- 0Jul 3, '12 by dorothydumplingThanks for the replies guys!
I guess be I'll taking SCI 25- I forgot about the option to withdraw- thanks for the reminder Mikey! I guess I'll be waiting the same amount of time to hear back from the nursing dept as you guys will be.
Remaining at KBCC might be an option for me, since I'll be a semester behind at City Tech (they require a math course as a pre-req, in addition to being at CT for at least one semester prior to applying. And if they do favor their own students, then I'll be at a disadvantage.)
What are the cutoffs at KBCC that you guys have heard- the website is not very telling. I got an A in Bio 11, but have heard that Bio 12 ten times harder!
- 0Jul 8, '12 by NYzMikeyBeachjay,
A 128 is a good score and from all the scores I've heard so far from other applicants you are right up there. I do not believe 1 C is a deal breaker. The NLN score itself doesn't matter what matters is what your score is compared to all the other applicants. So 1 year a 110 would be good enough and the next a 130 won't depending on the crop of students.
Kingsborough is notoriously competetive for the nursing program and I don't know if it is the same with CSI. Do you have any of the corequisites completed already. They might consider a student who is has the corequisites completed more than just the prerequisites. Though I have no base for that statement and I am just speculating.
Maybe you can ask to speak with a nursing advisor and gauge your chances? I think you should just enjoy your summer and not fret too much. You grades and score sound really good.