Stony Brook Accelerated BSN class of 2013 - page 11

Hey all! Just wanted to lend my support to anyone else who is applying to SB next summer! It's a grueling process :-)):yeah:... Read More

  1. Visit  kimmieminnie profile page
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    When I went to the information session back in April, Dr. * said that the hiring rate for SBU is around 98-99%--so that being said.....we also want to all go to a school that when all is said and done--you can get a job too, right? If we all were infinitely wealthy, I am sure out of the kindness of our hearts we would help others--but all of us have bills to pay and responsibility to family, etc. There needs to be a balance in taking care of yourself and being able to give to others as well.

    That is also why I applied to Columbia too (although out of price range) because they also have a high employment percentage after school--I went the route earlier with B.S. where it wasn't about the school, and when it came to getting a job-guess what?- it was about the school you went to. I contracted at Merck and got a permanent position(luck) while a friend of mine (contractor too) was passed over for them to hire a girl from Harvard who could not do research to save herself. It does not make sense sometimes.

    When I went to Suffolk Community College to talk to the admissions lady--she basically said for people like us with a BS already it is like taking a step back...i know logistically some might not have that choice but if you do--aim higher as it will pay off in the end with you being happier.

    Kim
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Oct 27, '11 : Reason: Changed to *
  2. Visit  PacoUSA profile page
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    Law is definitely about where you went to school. I tell future law students not to even consider schools outside of the top 10 if you want to have national job opportunities at your disposal. If you intend on staying local to the school's city, then local school is fine. I have been there ... the legal profession cares about where you went to school, especially in NYC. In terms of nursing school, those affiliated with a hospital such as Stony Brook, NYU or Columbia give you an edge because they love hiring their own ... and that could be important to get experience and then branch off to other hospitals. One of the reasons Stony Brook won me over my other school choices.
  3. Visit  Mindylane profile page
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    Well, having read this and other information, there doesn't seem to be any reason to get an Associate's degree. I am just concerned with the fact that my husband would have to be supporting both of us on his salary for the one year, but hopefully I'd be able to get a job if/when I graduate (and that seems likely from what has been said about the employment rate for SBU grads). I just spoke with a former professor who I had at Stony Brook when I went there for my first Bachelor's degree and it gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling, because I really enjoyed receiving my education there. I love the fact that the agency that I work for wants me as a nurse if I get the degree... I just feel like this is meant to happen, and I truly hope that I get into SBU's program.
  4. Visit  Jennyfur1234 profile page
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    Quote from Joie_de_vivre
    Jenn, thank you for the input about beth israel. That was another school that i looked into before, but for a number of reasons decided not to go for it.
    No problem. I wasn't all that fond of the program and they were all over the place changing the program constantly at the last minute. I wouldn't recommend it.
  5. Visit  Joie_de_vivre profile page
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    Its just not for me, works for some people... pLUS its an associates degree.
  6. Visit  Mindylane profile page
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    Did anyone here apply for Pace's CDP program?
  7. Visit  PacoUSA profile page
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    Quote from Paco69
    Psych is at SBUH, Mather in Port Jeff, Zucker-Hillside in Queens or the VA Hosp in Northport.
    I forgot to mention that Pilgrim State Hosp in Brentwood (I think that is where it is) is another location for psych clinicals. The whole hospital is psych, not just a unit like in other locations. So if you're looking to go into psych nursing (unlike moi ) ... this may be a good place to get your clinical experience!
  8. Visit  Jennyfur1234 profile page
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    Quote from Mindylane
    Did anyone here apply for Pace's CDP program?
    I think I'm going to apply if I don't get into Stony Brook as a back up. I talked to someone in the nursing department and she said you can apply up until June 1st. It's just so expensive.
  9. Visit  zee09 profile page
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    I thought about applying to Pace but I have only heard bad things about their program. What do you guys know about it?
  10. Visit  Mindylane profile page
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    Well, I have heard "bad" things about it too, in the sense that it is VERY difficult to get through. I have heard fewer negative comments about their two-year program, though. I checked their pass rates since 2008, and they had a 98% pass rate for 2010 and it looks like the class size has steadily increased, which suggests that perhaps the program is getting a bit better. It is definitely more expensive (I think I figured it out to be around 44k) but seems like a reasonable back-up plan, and less expensive than Columbia or NYU.
  11. Visit  anniet828 profile page
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    Quote from Paco69
    I forgot to mention that Pilgrim State Hosp in Brentwood (I think that is where it is) is another location for psych clinicals. The whole hospital is psych, not just a unit like in other locations. So if you're looking to go into psych nursing (unlike moi ) ... this may be a good place to get your clinical experience!
    Thanks Paco for all of the info! I am hoping to get Stony Brook, since I would love to work there after graduating...first I have to get in...one step at a time!
    I wanted to ask you also if you know anyone in the program who has kids? Just curious how they are doing...
  12. Visit  PacoUSA profile page
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    Quote from anniet828
    I wanted to ask you also if you know anyone in the program who has kids? Just curious how they are doing...
    YES, there are several in the ABSN with kids. They seem to be managing well from what I can see. No one is really complaining about any conflicts (one of my closest friends in the program has 3 young ones!). I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that they planned the entire academic year with them in mind.
  13. Visit  anniet828 profile page
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    Quote from Paco69
    YES, there are several in the ABSN with kids. They seem to be managing well from what I can see. No one is really complaining about any conflicts (one of my closest friends in the program has 3 young ones!). I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that they planned the entire academic year with them in mind.
    Thanks, that is good to know, I am sure the success is all in the planning. I have 2 and we are settling in to our new area and school, so hopefully by next year all will be as smooth as it can possibly be with two kids.

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