Stony Brook Accelerated BSN class of 2013 - page 9

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  Jennyfur1234 profile page
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    Quote from anniet828

    I am also applying to Adelphi's accelerated- PATH program as a back up, but SBU is by far my first choice...
    Good luck!
    Annie,
    I was looking at Adelphi the other day and considering applying, but it's so expensive (I think I figured $56,000). Have your heard anything about scholarships?

    Good luck to you too! Hopefully we'll both get in!
  2. Visit  Mindylane profile page
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    I think I will be considering Adelphi for next year if I don't get into SBU. It's a lot of $$$... and more prereqs
  3. Visit  kimmieminnie profile page
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    I applied also to Columbia's ETP program as part of the their early decision process--it is horribly expense and although I have 6 months left on my GI Bill--it just is not enough to pay for it with Columbia's one scholarship (as you can imagine)...But I really hope for SB to come thru....Logistically it is the better option for me (etc. closer to house, can drive there, cost, in case son is sick etc.)

    I checked my application and next to one of my transcripts it had an asterisks?? It was a school (U of M) that when I opened one transcript to have an original on file--it was a transcript for another person! So I had to call and leave a message asking about the "Asterisks" and to ensure they did not get a transcript of another person for me...unreal sometimes-oh well.

    PACO 69--I had a question for you--I was interested in getting the books for the Pathology, Math, and Pharmacology so I can read up--I am old SO I have to give it time to sink into this old brain and repeat repeat repeat Can you tell us the books used? Thanks a mill
    Kim
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  4. Visit  Dollface4k6 profile page
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    I need a little insight!!!

    My entire application was listed as recieved the beginning of this month. My undergraduate trasncripts from BOTH schools I attended were recieved as well as all three letters of rec and my application fee. I logged onto Solar on Friday to see the status of one of my trasncripts has been changed to NOT RECIEVED. As you can imagine I am 100% freaking out. I called them on Friday to see what the deal was and was told someone was going to call me back and never did. I can't possibly imagine how they could have my transcript for a month and suddenly not have it! And I mean, I had my trasncripts listed as recieved from the end of september until the middle of this month and all of a sudden BAM! The deadline is passed as well so I'm screwed if they don't have it. Any clue what's going on!?
  5. Visit  Dollface4k6 profile page
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    Quote from kimmieminnie
    I applied also to Columbia's ETP program as part of the their early decision process--it is horribly expense and although I have 6 months left on my GI Bill--it just is not enough to pay for it with Columbia's one scholarship (as you can imagine)...But I really hope for SB to come thru....Logistically it is the better option for me (etc. closer to house, can drive there, cost, in case son is sick etc.)

    I checked my application and next to one of my transcripts it had an asterisks?? It was a school (U of M) that when I opened one transcript to have an original on file--it was a transcript for another person! So I had to call and leave a message asking about the "Asterisks" and to ensure they did not get a transcript of another person for me...unreal sometimes-oh well.

    PACO 69--I had a question for you--I was interested in getting the books for the Pathology, Math, and Pharmacology so I can read up--I am old SO I have to give it time to sink into this old brain and repeat repeat repeat Can you tell us the books used? Thanks a mill
    Kim


    Kimmie, I'm hoping that they had a problem on Friday with the Solar, I submitted all my trasncripts and they had them on record as "RECIEVED" and all of a sudden it has changed to NOT RECIEVED. I've been upset all weekend, so as soon as you hear anything please post! I emailed them and called and have yet to hear back, I'm sure they're swamped at this point, but it does nothing for my anxious self!
  6. Visit  anniet828 profile page
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    Quote from Jennyfur1234
    Annie,
    I was looking at Adelphi the other day and considering applying, but it's so expensive (I think I figured $56,000). Have your heard anything about scholarships?

    Good luck to you too! Hopefully we'll both get in!
    Yes, it is expensive. I did apply to SBU last year, didn't get in and didn't have any back up school, so I decided to prepare for Adelphi as my back up for this year. I am planning to do the 1 year PATH program there if necessary. They do offer transfer students academic scholarships, depending on your undergrad GPA. It helps a bit, but still much more expensive than any state program. I figure it is a better option than a 2 year program which would delay working another year, which would cost more ultimately. I had to have a second option this year, but I really, really, really NEED to get accepted to SBU!!!
  7. Visit  kimmieminnie profile page
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    Hey Dollface:

    I just received a call back from a very nice lady at SB--she said that everything should be fixed/entered by November 4th--if by that time there is an error, she said to call.

    As for the asterisks with the U of M school--she said that just comes up as part of the name for that school (for some reason).

    Hope this makes you feel a little better

    Kim
  8. Visit  zee09 profile page
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    Quote from Paco69
    Good to see you back Zee!

    There were quite a few of my classmates who were accepted with pending prereqs, that I remember from the Facebook group -- and many of them were able to submit final transcripts with these grades @ orientation (because I recall there being an announcement asking if anyone had these to hand in). It was usually one course, either micro or chem I think. Also, I would estimate about 1/3 of my class graduated with their BA/BS degrees about a month before the ABSN started. I don't believe being a recent grad is an advantage per se, considering the other 2/3 of the class have had their prior bachelor's degrees from 1 to 20+ years before starting the ABSN.

    I just now realized that the app deadline is past, so answering your "what to do" question is moot. What did you end up doing anyway? BTW, not all of my classmates have 4.0 in their prereqs (I know a couple of them got C's in micro and still got in, not naming names! - but safely assuming the rest of their grades were good) so - all of you - don't be obsessed over what is done with your grades. Hopefully, your recommendations and essays were enough to shine. Clearly, the essays and recommendations are given considerable weight in the admissions process! When I look at my class as a whole, it is a very driven group. Together with grades, what people said about them and what they said in their essays helped to get them a seat among the 64!

    YES, I have LOTS of work to do (gosh, I even have a HESI exam tomorrow YIKES) ... but Tues are a day off for me so I had some time to procrastinate here. This week is CRAZY (so I heard it always is for the ABSNs for different reasons) ... so I may not be around to post again until next week. In the meantime, hang in there people!
    I planned on putting in my grade and hoping for the best. I was having trouble uploading my essay and when everything finally worked I ended up clicking submit before I went back to change it. So plan to take it is. If I get in, I'll deal with that when the time comes. I'm trying to stay stress free!

    How are you liking the program so far? How was the HESI exam? I have to take that for a school I'm applying to and I have heard different things about it although I'm not sure it would be exactly the same as what you took. I believe they exclude chemistry and physics.

    Quote from Joie_de_vivre
    Zee, i say you put plan to take. They will see that you have obviously taken that chem course and it will look good that you want to improve your grade in that course. Nothing wrong with doing it over.
    Even though I ended up putting plan to take I don't think they will see that I have already completed it before. I took chemistry at another school one summer during my undergrad years and transfered the credits to my university. On my transcript it shows the transfer credits and the school where I completed it but not the class or grade I received. It's out of my hands now, I just hope I make it in to either program I applied to at Stony Brook. Fingers crossed!
  9. Visit  Joie_de_vivre profile page
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    Well, the wont accept a pass/ fail grade, it has to have the actual letter grade anyways, so ur best bet was putting plan to take!
  10. Visit  zee09 profile page
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    You're right, I do have an actual grade for the class but I would need to get a transcript from that school so they would be able to see it. I guess it all worked out either way. For my 2 year app I'll include it.
  11. Visit  Joie_de_vivre profile page
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    Exactly, as a matter of fact, they require that allll transcripts are submitted... All...
  12. Visit  PacoUSA profile page
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    Quote from kimmieminnie
    PACO 69--I had a question for you--I was interested in getting the books for the Pathology, Math, and Pharmacology so I can read up--I am old SO I have to give it time to sink into this old brain and repeat repeat repeat Can you tell us the books used? Thanks a mill Kim
    Though I cannot guarantee that the books we are using this year are the same as the ones that will be used next year, I do know some people are using older editions of these books (don't know how successful they are by using them tho):

    MATH: Henke’s med-math: Dosage calculation, preparation, & administration, 6th Ed. by Bucholz & Henke.

    PHARM: Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 7th Ed. by Richard A. Lehne

    PATH: There is no required text, but recommended is: Pathology for the Health Professions (4th edition) by Ivan Damjanov.

    Quote from zee09
    How are you liking the program so far? How was the HESI exam? I have to take that for a school I'm applying to and I have heard different things about it although I'm not sure it would be exactly the same as what you took. I believe they exclude chemistry and physics.
    Love the program! Clearly will prepare me for NCLEX and becoming a working nurse. HESI was OK, we take a HESI test for most every class in which we have clinicals (and some others without clinicals I think). It's usually just 10% of one's grade, but it has got to be done!
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    Thank u for the insight paco, love ur new avatar (picture) !

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