Stony Brook Accelerated BSN Class of 2014 - page 18

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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 owade
    Thanks actually I plan too but what advice can you to someone with a low GPA like 2.9. I really want to stand out next year and I know letters of recommendation and personal essays are huge factors. In that being said, every applicant is going to write the same thing in essay like "love to help people" or "find great pleasure in assisting people". Do you have some ideas on standing out in essay? Stony brook is my top choice, and I plan to volunteer at hospitals and finish up my prereqs.

    Like most everyone here, I have no idea what Stony Brook looks for in persoal essays. All I can think to tell you is to speak from your heart. Yes, everyone writes "I want to help people." While this is ok to write, I would elaborate on what qualities you posses that would make you a great nurse, what you plan on using your education for in the future, and how YOU can be an asset to SBU's program. I'm just throwing out ideas because I dont know your current situation. If your undergraqd GPA is on the lower side but your prereq GPA is higher, I would talk about how sciences come more natutally for you than your undergrad classes thus giving you more confidence to succeed or that since you're older youve gained more maturity and are more serious about your studies...etc.



    There is no one formula for a perfect essay but I feel that if your passionate about something and pour your heart out it will show through your writing.
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    Quote from cupandcake
    Thank u Paco, for being so thorough. I read in the old thread someone said that during orientation they will bring up the subject of malpractice insurance and make their suggestions but do u think its better if I should just go ahead a look for a provider in late may?

    And you had mention the clinical to greeneggs that some of the clinicals might not be at the SBU hospital. I don't have a car, so I'm assuming I might have to cab it there on the days I have clinicals. And Yikes I know that will def. add up$$. How many times a week would you say we would have clinicals? So I approximate, how I'll be spending on cab fees.

    Lastly, I will be living on campus. I was hoping to live in Roth, it cheaper and I like the format. Is living in west a MUST for ABSN students? Thanks Paco your the best!
    You have to have student liability insurance in place even before orientation, so your best bet is to look into it in late May, for an effective date of say July 1 is fine. This insurance is part of the paperwork you need to submit before you begin the program, along with titres, physical, PPD, etc. Like I said, your best bet for insurance is Marsh or NSO.

    Clinicals are only once a week, but in the fall you will have 2 clinicals a week because you will be doing either OB or Peds AND psych at the same time. I am sure you will be able to work out carpooling for clinicals with classmates if you don't get placed @ Stony Brook (the summer clinical IS at Stony Brook no matter what, so no worries there). Most hospitals used that are not Stony Brook are far in the sense that cab rides don't make it worth it. If you are a Suffolk County resident, you can always sign up for the Stony Brook 24 program, which places 24 students in a position to have all their clinicals @ Stony Brook. This might help.

    As a nursing student, you don't have an option to live anywhere else but the West Apartments, believe me, it has been attempted. Even living at Chapin Apartments is not allowed, which are the closest apartments to the hospital and HSC, and I think that's kind of messed up. You might want to consider living somewhere in the periphery of Stony Brook University, still cheaper than living right on campus.
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    Ok that's good to know. It saves me the trouble of pleading with housing for a dorm in roth. lol

    Since there would be approx 64 students in the program I'm sure everyone would want to sign up for that. Is the stony brook 24, first come first serve?

    And I current live in the city but will be a on campus resident at stony for a yr once in the program. So I don't know I will be considered as a "Suffolk county resident", (would you figure that I will still be eligible?).

    Thanks Paco!
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    Paco-
    How has the job search been for you and the rest of you classmates??


    Would anyone in this forum want to find a place off campus together? I am from California so this is going to be a tough move!
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    Quote from cupandcake
    Since there would be approx 64 students in the program I'm sure everyone would want to sign up for that. Is the stony brook 24, first come first serve?

    And I current live in the city but will be a on campus resident at stony for a yr once in the program. So I don't know I will be considered as a "Suffolk county resident", (would you figure that I will still be eligible?).
    Well, my class had 26 people sign up for the Stony Brook 24, so 2 people ended up getting bumped even though they lived in Suffolk County. The way they did it my year: the professor passed around a sheet to see who was interested and you just signed up. The 2 that got bumped were randomly chosen. Not sure how it was done with the class of 2013, although I did hear more people signed up and thus more got bumped. You have to have a permanent address in Suffolk to qualify, so living on campus alone won't get you in.

    Quote from huangmichellem
    Paco - How has the job search been for you and the rest of you classmates??
    I feel my class has been fortunate in the job market I am happy to report, despite the tight job market in the NY area. This information I have is through word of mouth or from personal knowledge.

    Out of 64 of us that started the program in my year, 58 graduated 12 months later (what happened to the other 6? Four of them decelerated and are graduating this May and the other 2 left the program altogether). So out of the 58 of us that graduated last year, at least 38 of us have jobs 6 months after graduation. That's about 66% ... there may be more of course because I may not be up-to-date with everyone in the class. And I know for various life reasons, some people chose not to take a job right away. Most of us got jobs @ Stony Brook or North Shore LIJ. A few in the class relocated out of Long Island and are working in their respective states (a couple are in NYC). Not sure how the class of 2013 will fare this year, but having seen the fluidity of nursing jobs so far, believe me, there will still be nursing jobs to be had.
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    Wow Paco you r excellent with the statistics, its great you kept in touch with your class mates. We're the clinicals and the classes usually a class population of 64 (those in the prog) in your yr? If not usually what's the population of the clinics assigned and classes. Thanks
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    Quote from cupandcake
    Wow Paco you r excellent with the statistics, its great you kept in touch with your class mates. We're the clinicals and the classes usually a class population of 64 (those in the prog) in your yr? If not usually what's the population of the clinics assigned and classes. Thanks
    The class was divided initially into 8 clinical groups with 8 students each (makes sense why the magic number is 64). Three of those 8 groups were "Stony Brook 24" students. Your clinical groups in the nursing courses stay intact within each course for purposes of doing presentations that are assigned in class. You attend lecture with just ABSN students during the summer and in the fall you get split with the 2-year senior BSN for OB and Peds (~80 students). For some courses in the fall and courses in the spring, you will take courses with the 2-year senior BSN as one (so we're talking about 125 students). As for the non-nursing classes, pharmacology is a huge class, over 200 students, and all nursing students (juniors and seniors) along with respiratory therapist students take it at the same time. Pathology consists of the accelerated class and the junior BSN class along with occupational therapy students (this class is also 200+ students).

    There is a new clinical instruction concept that started with my class called the DEU (Dedicated Education Unit) which some students participate in, which I think still includes 24 students in the clinical group but students work in pairs with one preceptor (this is different from the "Stony Brook 24" I mentioned above ... they still have traditional 8:1 clinical groups). This allows for more individual attention. I will be happy to talk more about the DEU later on when I have more time, as I think it is something great that Stony Brook started.
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    Hi all!!!! Sooo I've been accepted to the Acclerated program!!! Very excited. By any chance, can anyone outline how the year looks - with all the classes and clinicals. Thx so much.
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    For anyone interested I started a FB group for the students accepted into the accelerated program. Looking forward to meeting everyone this summer!

    stony brook university accelerated nursing class of 2014
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    to wickedblue, here is a really informative post from Paco from last-year's thread giving a basic overview of the schedule:

    http://allnurses.com/new-york-state/...07-page40.html
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