St. Pauls School of Nursing FALL 2013 - page 4

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I'm new to this site. So I was wondering if there is anyone out there who has applied to SPSON and passed the hesi exam. I took the hesi exam abut 2 weeks ago on April 16. I haven't heard back from the school yet. The admissions... Read More


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    Hmmm...as much as i want to apply here based on it being a 2 year program. SPOSN no longer being considered doesnt seem like a good thing. I need to be absolutely sure that my credits will be transferred. Bachelors program it is. Thanks everyone.
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    from St Pauls nursing school on staten island? If so, are...
    by kitka Sep 3







    Hi All,

    Has anyone recently graduated from St Pauls nursing school on staten island? If so, are you working in a NY Hospital?

    Also, what classes do I have to take at CSI to be able to transfer and get my BSN at Staten Island College?

    I am so unsure if going to St. Pauls is the right thing to do with them not being NLN accredited. I am worried about not getting into a hospital in Manhattan. Any help or advice would be awesome..............

    Also, Has anyone done the BSN at Chamberlain online and if so how was that experience?

    Non NLN versus NLN????? So confused ....

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    NLN accreditation isn't what it used to be. Unless your planning on doing your grad studies in a top tier school (ivy) or working for the best hospitals, it doesn't matter. Now going to an NLN accredited school doesn't mean you'll get into those schools or get that magnet hospital job, there is wayyyyy more to it than an NLN accredited Associates degree. Something everyone forgets about is that when you graduate from the best nursing school or Spson, you have 0 experience. It's all about who you know and how long you've been working so they don't have to hold your hand for 3 or 6 months and find out your not cut out for it. So stop stressing over the lil things and focus on getting into a state accredited nursing school that will give you a diploma, graduate and pass the nclex.
    Also, St. Vincent's (before it became St. Pauls) was never accredited by the NLN. It had the best reputation regardless.
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    Quote from Adonai Adonai
    NLN accreditation isn't what it used to be. Unless your planning on doing your grad studies in a top tier school (ivy) or working for the best hospitals, it doesn't matter. Now going to an NLN accredited school doesn't mean you'll get into those schools or get that magnet hospital job, there is wayyyyy more to it than an NLN accredited Associates degree. Something everyone forgets about is that when you graduate from the best nursing school or Spson, you have 0 experience. It's all about who you know and how long you've been working so they don't have to hold your hand for 3 or 6 months and find out your not cut out for it. So stop stressing over the lil things and focus on getting into a state accredited nursing school that will give you a diploma, graduate and pass the nclex.
    Also, St. Vincent's (before it became St. Pauls) was never accredited by the NLN. It had the best reputation regardless.

    Cannot find anything yet on their last incarnations, but both the Manhattan and Staten Island Saint Vincent's Hospital schools of nursing were NLN accredited. See:

    Guide to Undergraduate RN Education - National League for Nursing - Google Books

    In fact IIRC as ADN programs both the Manhattan and SI programs were NLN accredited as well.

    To say accreditation does not matter is not entirely true. Branches of the US military for one require one to hold a BSN from an accredited nursing program.

    First and foremost accreditation by the two major institutions tells employers, other nursing programs and so forth that certain standards in regards to the quality of nursing education have been met. This could prove particularly true of one moves around the country or world away from the area where you went to nursing school.
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    There is much debate about how important NLN Accreditation really is. Regardless, let me be the first one on Allnurses.com to announce that:

    St. Paul's School of Nursing is now NLN Accredited!
    http://www.nln.org/membership/memberschools.cfm
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    I find it so strange that they were in candidacy status and then out of the blue accredited. I am mostly surprised due to the fact that an employee specifically told me that St Pauls pulled their NLN application because the NCLEX stats came back and they weren't pleased.
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    LM NY

    I am wondering the same as you. I was told the very same thing by the President of the school. hmmmmmm
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    I too found the news unbelievable until I saw the NLN website. As a current student I am happy that they did get the accreditation, regardless of how they did. The important thing is that they did. Things are changing in the school such as stringent passing requirements, mandatory attendance, and others. I think they finally caught on how to be a nursing school, because before this semester it was a free for all as far as pushing you thru as long as you had the money.
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    I'm in the semester that just started in August and were the ones getting the hell ! Before this the school was pretty much do what you want. Now if you fail two classes you're out of the program. If you miss two days in any class you're on academic probation. PASSING is a minimum of a 78% and they wont even factor in your homework grades unless you have a minimum of a 78. School is tough , looking back i wouldn't have joined the school I would have just gone straight to a 4 year program. You cant even take summer classes and have them transferred to the school UNLESS its through the school and you wanna pay out of pocket like $3500 ( without being able to use financial aid). They give you a strenous workload , not enough time and its actually pretty ghetto.
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    Dont bother .... its about 50k


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