NYU ABSN Spring 2013 - page 9
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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
- 0Nov 14, '12 by jhlucchesi@Peachypeach719-- Congrats on getting in!! I still haven't heard yet, but I am in the same boat as you- taking Micro and Chem right now. I know they asked for my mid semester grades because my teacher told me. If you don't mind me asking, what were/are your mid semester grades for your micro and chem? Are they both A's? I am just worried because my Micro grade currently is a B and Chem is a C+...all my other prereqs are A's, and was just curious to see where others stood at the mid semester...Do you think they want to see A's at the mid semester? Just worried and anxious!! Any info would help, thanks!!
- 0Nov 15, '12 by ScentelessApprenticeRhodyRed- I'm not aware of your situation. I thought you had to have all pre-reqs done by January admission.
Also to be honest, I'm not convinced that admissions are tiered. Like I said my GPA for my BS wasn't impressive and I'm currently completing 2 pre-reqs. Not to take away credit from myself but I did not consider myself "highly qualified". Maybe it was my PS and recommendation letters....who knows? Also, they never asked me or my professors about my mid-semester grades.
What I am concerned about is the cost, but I knew that was coming. Anyone know any good private nursing loans?
- 1Nov 15, '12 by lotrScottnyc
Thanks for your clear and detailed response! I got in!!--so now I want to start planning for the daily logistics. Here are some more questions:
I live in Westchester and plan to take MetroNorth to the 6 train to get in. How early can classes begin, and when you have clinicals, what are the typical hours?
Speaking of clinicals, what do you think of the clinical simulation lab? Is it an effective learning model? This was tauted in the admissions overview as one of the key advantages of NYU's program. But I read in postings from prior years that it was not all it was cracked up to be--lots of onging technical issues etc.
I have always preferred to study on my own but I was wondering if being part of a study group or having a study partner is important to being successful in the program. Also, to what extent are there group project assignments in the program?
Do you have any tips on where to get books, scrubs and other required equipment cost effectively--and any other money saving tips?
Do you have any advice on getting through the reqistration process?
Thanks for your help!
- 0Nov 15, '12 by lahhereHi All-
I too applied for the aBSN Spring 2013 @ NYU. I applied early decision, but just at the deadline. I'm impatiently waiting lol. Of course its a little discouraging to hear that people have already gotten in, but congratulations to you guys
Here's my stats: I have an undergrad in psychology with a GPA of 3.0- i earned by BA in psychology with "distinction" meaning my GPA was higher for my major. I completed 30 credits towards a masters in school psychology with a GPA of 4.0 (after fieldwork I realized it was not for me and dropped out of that) So far, I have a 4.0 in all of my prerequisites except for chemistry, which is currently in progress. Based on this information, I would consider myself a strong applicant.
Here's the problem- Although I was able to raise my undergrad GPA to a 3.0 by taking classes over, I have a significant number of F's on my transcript- I tried to do some explaining in my essay. I was ill during college- endo disease- and suffered a lot of anxiety and depression as a result which affected my grades- it's actually the reason I want to get into the field.
What do you guys think? Is my undergrad going to ruin my changes? I was in undergrad from 2001-2005, so it was a long time ago.
I hope to hear from them soon!!
- 1Nov 15, '12 by peachypeach719Hey!
Excited RNN- good idea, I'll do that.
RhodyRed- thank you! I'm not sure how NYU would have known my mid-semester grades. In my acceptance email it does say indirectly that my acceptance is sort of contingent on my final grades in Chem and Micro, which I understand. I mean so far I've taken two exams in each class and I have a 90 avg in each. I don't mind you asking me. My undergrad gpa was 3.37 from Hunter College in political science and my prereqs are (should I really list them out?) AP 1 A, AP 2 B+, Statistics B (God I hate math!) Dev Psych A, Nutrition A, Anthropology A, Sociology A (Those two I took because I thought I was applying to SUNY Downstate).
I think also my experience helped me, I worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for 3 years and ran the NYC marathon in 2011 for cancer research.
LadyL - I am going to be 30 in July!! Late bloomer =)
Lahhere- I've come to the conclusion that I really don't know what these ad coms look for, I feel like you just never know. But in MY opinion, I think you should be okay...I mean you have a good reason for having those grades, it's not like you partied thru college. Though I don't any F's, I do have 2 withdraws and 2 No credits for a math class that I opted to take for credit/no credit, in 2006. And I still got in. So you just don't know.