NYU ABSN Spring 2013 - page 2

Hello, I'm a long time AN reader, first time poster. I haven't seen any discussion about spring 2013 entry, so I thought I would start. When are you guys going to apply? august or sept?... Read More

  1. by   jhlucchesi
    Hi Everyone!!

    I have also applied to the Spring 2013 program...awaiting VERY anxiously for the admissions decision!!! I think it's great that we have this thread here to lend a support network/ have other people that know the anxiety we (maybe it's just me) are feeling! Did everyone who has posted here apply for priority consideration
  2. by   skorpiosxiv
    Hi All -

    I also applied to the NYU Spring 2013 ABSN program...I completed my application in early October so I'm just waiting for admissions to make a decision. I was accepted into the College of New Rochelle ABSN program but I'd like to hear back from NYU before making my choice! CNR wants a deposit by Nov. 5th and I have a sneaking suspicion that I will not hear from NYU before then! O well :/. Tuition will definitely be a factor in my final descion..NYU is more expensive and I do plan to go for a masters so I question whether or not the extra tuition is worth it at this point. Best of luck to all, and maybe I will meet some of you come Jan

    As for my demos - 24 y/o NY native w/undergrad Psych/Bio degree.
  3. by   knh339
    Hi!! I juuuustttt decided to apply today (nothing like last minute, huh?)

    I was originally a Columbia ETP applicant from last year but didn't get in. Went back to school and took a bunch more science classes, finished my MPH and decided that I'm ready to apply again! I wasn't going to apply to NYU until next fall, but I changed my mind- I just found out that I got accepted to Utica college's accelerated program for this spring, but I have my heart set on moving back to NYC (just moved away 5 months ago to take a breather...5 months was plenty let me tell you).

    Any other late applicants?
  4. by   smichaud
    Hi all!I also applied for the spring semester! Knh339 i got accepted to Utica accelerated too! How do you feel about the program, being that its so new?
  5. by   knh339
    Quote from smichaud
    Hi all!I also applied for the spring semester! Knh339 i got accepted to Utica accelerated too! How do you feel about the program, being that its so new?
    Congrats!! I'm not positive how I feel about Utica yet- I really liked their application process, with how we each had an admissions counselor who handled everything for us. It made me feel like the program's administration really has it together (which is surprising considering its a new program). My main concerns with Utica are the online classes, and the fact that some of the clinical sites are an hours drive from where I live. The online format could be a great thing (I was drawn to it initially since it would allow me to work part time), but am I really going to be able to work while in an intensive program? And I'm a little bit concerned that it might be harder to pick up on key concepts while learning online. But they did only take 24 of us for the first class so I'm thinking the instructor-student ratio is going to be pretty awesome. I'm hoping NYU will inform us before the tuition deposit deadline for Utica so that I can decide one way or the other!
  6. by   knh339
    Did anyone apply without submitting letters of recommendation? It says on the website that they are optional to submit. I had asked a doctor that I used to work for to write me one several weeks ago, and he still hasn't gotten it to me. I think at this point it's safe to say that the chances he will have it in time are slim. . I feel like my essay is competitive but without the recommendation I'm worried.
  7. by   j2mp79
    Good luck to everyone applying! I'm currently in my last semester in NYU's ABSN program and should finish up in December. Happy to answer any questions about the program that I can, though I'm sure it's changed a bit even from when I started last fall.
  8. by   lotr
    Hi scottnyc
    I have applied to NYU's ABN for Spring 2013. Can you share how the program works logisticallly. Does everyone in the entering class take the same lecture classes at the same time? Are you broken into sections? Are you able to get to know professors and are they proactive in helping students succeed? Are classes during the day? Are they located down in the Village (vs at the Dental School)? Are you able to get studying done between classes? How are clinical locations assigned and how many days per week do you go? How would you characterize the workload? Would you say you spend most evenings and weekends studying? Finally, what are some things you wished you had known about prior to starting the program?

    Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences!
  9. by   j2mp79
    I'll answer all your questions from my experience but know that some things may have changed since I started a year ago.

    Everyone in the same entering class does all take the same lecture courses at the same time. Most are held in large theaters to accommodate everyone (in our cohort we started with nearly 300); in my first semester two courses were split into two separate lecture sections but otherwise we've all been together. Your clinical groups will be small - we had 6 at the hospital and then two clinical groups come together (12 total students) for the on-campus clinical simulation sessions. You'll definitely get to know your clinical/simulation instructors well since the groups are much smaller. You can get to know the lecture professors as well but you just have to make a little more of an effort. They are all very tuned in to how students are doing and very much want everyone to succeed.

    All my classes have been during the day with the exception of one class third semester (Genetics) that started at 6:30 p.m. and met until 9 p.m. All have been held in buildings on the main campus in the Village.

    For us we got to choose our clinical location during registration but not everyone got their first or even second choice as popular sites would fill up first. Now I believe sites are assigned but I am not sure how that's done. First semester we only went to our off campus site one day per week, every other week, for a total of 6 visits off site during the semester. The other week you will be in the on-campus simulation lab. In later semesters you will have more clinical courses and will spend more days at clinical sites. For example, this semester (my fourth) I'm at off-campus clinical every Tuesday and every other Thursday.

    Most classes are scheduled to minimize time between; however sometimes that can't be avoided so you will have time for studying between or before/after. Otherwise I'd say I spent most weeknights doing something - either studying, reading, or completing other assignments. Weekends I'd typically try to give myself at least part of Saturday or Sunday off, but sometimes the work load didn't allow for that.

    I can't say there's really anything I wish I knew looking back, except to make the most of every experience you have in clinical (on and off campus) and not spend too much time worrying about what you think you're missing out on. Everyone's clinical experiences will be different but the opportunities to learn are there for everyone - don't be afraid to speak up and ask your clinical instructor how you can learn X or if there would be an opportunity to see Y. Their role is to facilitate your learning but they don't always know exactly what each individual student wants or needs.

    Hope that helps! Feel free to ask any other questions.
  10. by   knh339
    Hey Scott! Thanks for all the input. Definitely helped. Do you think its reasonable for a student to work an evening or two per week (waitressing or bartending, something like that)while completing the program? I know some programs say no way and some are a tiny bit more flexible. Thanks!
  11. by   excitedRNNN
    Has anyone received an admission decision yet?? Going craaaaaazy here.
  12. by   smichaud
    Quote from excitedRNNN
    Has anyone received an admission decision yet?? Going craaaaaazy here.
    I know!! Im waiting anxiously. I need a decision so i know what im doing here. Has anyone called the admissions office?
  13. by   marcopolo12
    I haven't called but I think it might take a bit longer because of Sandy. I'm so anxious though :***: