Stony Brook Accelerated BSN Class of 2014 - page 14

I'm surprised a thread for the upcoming class of 2014 has not been created yet (or has it). Well here it is!!! good luck to all :p... Read More

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    Quote from huangmichellem
    Paco, what did you pay for out of state tuition? (or if anyone else knows) I will be paying that too.
    I don't remember exact numbers, but it was @ $24K or so for the year (tuition only), which in essence came to about double the in-state costs I think. There were also fees involved like technology fees, and health insurance, etc., that brought the total payable to the school to about $28K (and in addition to this you have costs involved for books, housing, etc). Obviously, these rates have gone up with normal college increases. Either way, much better than $60K for NYU tuition, right?

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    Quote from Paco-RN

    I don't remember exact numbers, but it was @ $24K or so for the year (tuition only), which in essence came to about double the in-state costs I think. There were also fees involved like technology fees, and health insurance, etc., that brought the total payable to the school to about $28K (and in addition to this you have costs involved for books, housing, etc). Obviously, these rates have gone up with normal college increases. Either way, much better than $60K for NYU tuition, right?
    NYU is more around $90,000 for their BSN program. It's insane! 28 is not bad at all. It sounds bad when you think it's for only 1 year but when you look at it like 28 for a BSN it's really good! Still wish I was in state though; 12k is sounding pretty nice right now
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    My last name ends after T. And I just received my acceptance letter through email yesterday.
    Extremely excited yet in totally disbelief thinking admissions probably sent the acceptance letter to the wrong person. I had to check the email 5x to make sure if the email had indicated another person's name. Knowing my not-so-impressive credentials. I have nothing to brag for, except I can only say it was God divine favor over me. Which I thank Him for.

    I tried to score my best when I took my Pre-Req classes but I had some hits and misses. I had some A's and yet I had a B+ in AP I, B- in A&PII, and a C in statistics (which was a prior grade in my first undergraduate degree...before I wanted go into nursing). I had a rounded cum average of 3.1 something (if rounded out a 3.2) for the first bachelor degree, and 3.6 in why pre-requisites which I took at a community college. I know most of people probably have much better grades than me from reading the reviews. I initially thought my personal essay was really good until I reread it again because I needed some parts for another school application, and notice that embarrassingly it had so many grammar mistakes which I did't realize only after I submitted the Stony application (I admit my writing skills isn't great, always had trouble with [long] essays).

    I really feel so undeserving of this acceptance because I know there other students that have much better credentials in every which area (experience, grades, references or writing skills). I know life on earth is short, even especially worrying about stuff like this which too shall pass. It's really not even about the program or my future career itself I'm just so extremely grateful that God showed his mercy on me and gave me favor.
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    Here's what I think:

    1. The state mandates that SUNY schools accept a certain number of students with lower than average grades (i.e.: you).

    2. You wrote something in your personal essay (which, by your own admission, you may or may not have spelled correctly) that moved the admissions committee.

    3. There is no God.

    You are certainly entitled to be excited by your acceptance into the program, as well as to believe in and worship any god of your choosing. But to come on here and post about a deity showing you favor, when other applicants are still waiting for their admissions decisions

    You would do well to remember that you have been accepted to a school of science, not theology.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 9, '13 : Reason: TOS/divisive
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    Congrats on your acceptance Chichi!!! Enjoy it 
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    Congrats Chichi! I was accepted and I feel the same exact way. My stats are a lot like yours: I had around a 3.1 cum GPA but I did have a 4.0 in my prereqs. I tried very hard on my personal statement and I am really proud of it. I also had great letters of req. IMO and have worked in a clinical setting for several years now.

    Don't doubt yourself though! I've been doing that too but they picked you for a reason! I also felt somewhat undeserving and feel really bad for those who have tried multiple times but don't let that put a damper on being proud I look forward to meeting you this coming summer!
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    Quote from delta761

    Here's what I think:

    1. The state mandates that SUNY schools accept a certain number of students with lower than average grades (i.e.: you).

    2. You wrote something in your personal essay (which, by your own admission, you may or may not have spelled correctly) that moved the admissions committee.

    3. There is no God.

    You are certainly entitled to be excited by your acceptance into the program, as well as to believe in and worship any god of your choosing. But to come on here and post about a deity showing you favor, when other applicants are still waiting for their admissions decisions
    You would do well to remember that you have been accepted to a school of science, not theology.
    I too am an athiest and believe that chichi got in on her/his own merit and not a favor from God. But no need to be nasty about it. And really, is this the first time you've heard of someone who believes in God being thankful? I'm not sure why you're so shocked by this that you feel the need to insult the poster. It's just mean and I really don't think the OP wanted to debate theology here. Just try to be happy for her

    Also, where are you getting information that the SUNY SON ABSN program is required to accept a certain amount of students with lower than average grades (or SUNY in general)? I went to school in California and we have no such rule there (I went to UCLA and they certainly did not have to accept people with low GPAs). I would be surprised if this was a rule that is documented in any way but I'd love to see something that says this is so.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 9, '13 : Reason: quote edited
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    Here is what I think......I think we need to be respectful of other beliefs. I think we need to be happy for someone when they are excited about their acceptance to the school of their choice.

    Many factors other than GPA and standings go into choosing participants to a program...that is why they have personal interviews.

    There have been posts edited/deleted from this thread. Allnurses promotes the idea of lively debate. This means you are free to disagree with anyone on any type of subject matter as long as your criticism is constructive and polite.

    Additionally, we request that you please refrain from name-calling. This is divisive, rude, and derails the thread.

    Our first priority is to the members that have come here because of the flame-free atmosphere we provide. There is a zero-tolerance policy here against personal attacks. We will not tolerate anyone insulting other's opinion nor name calling.


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    Well said Esme.
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    Delta761, you have a lot of growing up to do. Your GPA alone does not dictate how deserving you are. You clearly lack empathy. As someone who is not religious, has not yet heard from SB with similar stats, experiencing lack of sleep with a full-time job, I am stressed as well. Yet, I see Chichi's post as a humble account of this application experience. Take a step back, and realize that an insensitive/offensive post would be something along the lines of, "I got in, sucks for you if you didn't", not the grateful and humble post that Chichi left. I, personally, would not want a sarcastic nurse that lacks compassion, understanding, and respect for others the way you have demonstrated in your post. I hope you learn and develop these qualities before you become a nurse. Shame on you for possibly putting a damper on chichi's wonderful news. Learn to be happy for others, and refrain from taking out your stress on those undeserving.

    Chele, I had been awaiting SB's application decision for you just as much as my own. You have given so many people support throughout these threads, and I am so thankful for your posts! I know you will become a wonderful nurse, and I can't wait to hear about your acceptance for the 2-yr!

    Similarly, Paco you are amazing! Your posts on here are actually therapeutic. They helped me lay to rest a multitude of questions racing throughout my mind that others had already asked (yes, I have read all 80-90 pages of threads between this and the previous). Giving someone a little peace of mind is worth a lot.


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