NYC here we come..

  1. my boyfriend and i are going up next week to visit the city, hospitals and schools to make our final decision on if we will be moving there in december. i'm a rn, with my bsn, currently working in a children's hospital on the neurosurgery/neurological floor; however, we get overflow from other units and treat many med/surg patients.
    my boyfriend is a certified nursing assistant, and adn student. he has currently completed his pre-reqs and is extremely interested in moving up to nyc to complete his clinicals. he has read a lot about the cuny schools and is very excited about them. i'm reading that gpa's are very high in these schools, would it be recommended that he doesn't transfer anything if his gpa is not to that level? we would live in manhattan, has anyone attended hostos, bmcc, or laguardia, that can share pos/neg? or know of other adn schools easily accessible from manhattan (don't yet know where in manhattan we would live, we are very open).
    additionally, which hospitals would you recommend i look at as a pediatric nurse? i am also hoping to enter a master's program in fall of 2005. i am interested in pediatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practioner, and certified nurse midwife. right now i'm looking at nyu, columbia, and hunter college. can anyone tell me anything about these schools?
    thanks
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  3. by   LuvaNurse04
    With your background, you should definitely look into The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. It's a brand new, stat of the art hospital. My friend works in their PICU and absolutely loves it there.
  4. by   NYLady
    [QUOTE=pedineuronurse]my boyfriend and i are going up next week to visit the city, hospitals and schools to make our final decision on if we will be moving there in december. i'm a rn, with my bsn, currently working in a children's hospital on the neurosurgery/neurological floor; however, we get overflow from other units and treat many med/surg patients.
    my boyfriend is a certified nursing assistant, and adn student. he has currently completed his pre-reqs and is extremely interested in moving up to nyc to complete his clinicals. he has read a lot about the cuny schools and is very excited about them. i'm reading that gpa's are very high in these schools, would it be recommended that he doesn't transfer anything if his gpa is not to that level? we would live in manhattan, has anyone attended hostos, bmcc, or laguardia, that can share pos/neg? or know of other adn schools easily accessible from manhattan (don't yet know where in manhattan we would live, we are very open).
    additionally, which hospitals would you recommend i look at as a pediatric nurse? i am also hoping to enter a master's program in fall of 2005. i am interested in pediatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practioner, and certified nurse midwife. right now i'm looking at nyu, columbia, and hunter college. can anyone tell me anything about these schools?
    thanks [/QUOTE

    PEDINEURONURSE,
    It sounds like you and your boyfriend have alot going on...there is not going to be any problem for you to find a job. For you I would only recommend that you consider that some hospitals will pay tuition for your masters and some won't...so you may want to consider that as well as the job itself.
    The more problematic, as I see it, is getting your boyfriend accepted to any school here. There is alot of competition at all levels for spots in nursing schools but, especially, in the Associates Programs. He should start his search first to see if he can find a spot and get on a waiting list. Once you know where he will go to school you can put that information together with the hospitals you would be willing to work in...see which ones will actually offer you a job and check out a map to see where you want to look for housing. The decision about which Master's you want to go for is probably a little further down the road but check out the entry requirements now so you will be prepared to match the competition at that level.
    I wish you good luck with all of it. Nuring in NYC is very interesting and challenging.

    Deborah Tormey

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