Stony Brook Accelerated BSN Class of 2014 - page 19

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

  1. Visit  charkoal} profile page
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    "I was placed on the alternate list for the accelerated program, and was wondering if other alternates have heard anything yet? Congrats to those that got in, and good luck to everyone on the alternate list as well! "



    I'm on the alternate list as well and still haven't heard anything... but lets keep our hopes up!
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  3. Visit  Emer1234} profile page
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    Quote from charkoal
    "I was placed on the alternate list for the accelerated program, and was wondering if other alternates have heard anything yet? Congrats to those that got in, and good luck to everyone on the alternate list as well! "I'm on the alternate list as well and still haven't heard anything... but lets keep our hopes up!
    Don't give up hope.. Several of my current classmates came from the alternate list and they didn't hear until a week before the program started..
    Last edit by Emer1234 on Feb 15, '13 : Reason: Typo
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  4. Visit  eya0003} profile page
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    Hi everyone i just joined this site and honestly getting a lot of great suggestions on here! I'm applying to accelerated next year but I'm just wondering since my science gpa is really low, would it help at all if I retook chem in the summer and then a&p1 in the fall just to increase that gpa? Or will it just be useless seeing that the decisions are being made in January? I'm just afraid if I even get As in the sciences that they won't be able to see it.
    I'm planning to apply to other schools too so not just Stony.
  5. Visit  spiritedkidd} profile page
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    Hi eya0003. im not too sure it would help. even though sci gpa is important, its not the only thing theyre looking for. do you thhink youll be able to pull off As for both classes? if you do, how much would ur science gpa be raised by? and im sure theyve accepted people whose grades were still pending from the fall before January. there are many other factors involved, not just grades! they said they look into ur extracurriculars, your past experiences, your personal essay, etc. so dont worry too much abt the grades
  6. Visit  Vincent_} profile page
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    Hey everyone I'm interested in applying for ABSN programs and my top choice is the one at SBU. Other schools i'm particularly interested in are SUNY downstate and CUNY Hunter accelerated programs. I might consider their two year program. I graduated last june following a pre-med track, majoring in psychology and minoring in health & nutrition sciences. I have a great GPA because I took my pre-med track quite seriously (my reason for switching to nursing is due to some unfortunate circumstances). I've taken all of the pre-reqs but I believe i'm missing life span psychology. I'm not sure if developmental psychology would count?
    As far as volunteer experience, two prominent volunteering experiences would be the one summer devoted to research at pediatric ER and the 2nd summer spent shadowing doctors and an NP at a cancer center.

    Now for my following questions:
    -Does anyone now how SBU compares to other accelerated programs? I know that this 1 year program can be quite intensive but I believe it's purely manageable if one has really motivated and able to focus [as well as great study habits]
    -I looked at another pre-req on the stonybrook page and it says one needs to be BLS certified? How can i get this done if I want to be able to apply to the program by the end of the year?
    -Is my lack of a full time job a disadvantage in the application process? or does my personal statement weigh much more than that? I know GPA and recommendations can give an edge but lets be honest, 50+ applicants (and possibly more) will meet the same criteria.

    Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated because this will be my first time applying. This process is actually a bit intimidating for me but I am willing to pursue a nursing program. Currently I work as an english tutor part time and I volunteer so I have time to respond and leave comments here, Thanks!
  7. Visit  Emer1234} profile page
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    Quote from Vincent_
    -Does anyone now how SBU compares to other accelerated programs? I know that this 1 year program can be quite intensive but I believe it's purely manageable if one has really motivated and able to focus [as well as great study habits]
    Stony Brook tends to be top 3 in the area (NYU and Columbia being the other 2). The director of the program just told us last week that last year's class (Paco's class) beat NYU in NCLEX rates so I believe that puts us in top 2 :-p... cost wise, it is a SUNY so your in-state tuition will not exceed $15,000 for the entire year, whereas NYU will run you around $80,000 and Columbia probably somewhere around $60,000-$70,000 or so. SUNY Downstate is probably the same rate as Stony Brook, and Hunter will probably be around half of them (because it's a CUNY). Hunter also has a great passing rate.

    Quote from Vincent_
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    -I looked at another pre-req on the stonybrook page and it says one needs to be BLS certified? How can i get this done if I want to be able to apply to the program by the end of the year?


    You will need to be BLS certified for any program you apply to. This is just a basic CPR course you take in 1 session, get a certificate that same day, and boom, you're certified.

    Quote from Vincent_
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    Is my lack of a full time job a disadvantage in the application process? or does my personal statement weigh much more than that? I know GPA and recommendations can give an edge but lets be honest, 50+ applicants (and possibly more) will meet the same criteria.


    Your lack of a job is NOT a disadvantage in the process. Many students get into the program right after their first undergraduate degree, so they have literally zero (0) work experience. Your personal statement IS CRUCIAL in this process along with the reference letters. I believe they are what got me in. Spend time on them, and dont BS your way around them or you won't get in. As far as GPA goes, many do meet the GPA criteria, but it's not 50+ applicants, it's more like 600+ applicants, so they're definitelly looking for what it is that makes you stand out from the pile.

    Volunteer experience is great, definitely make sure you mention it on your personal statement.

    Hope this helps! Good Luck.
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  8. Visit  spiritedkidd} profile page
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    Being bls.certified isnt a pre-req to apply. Once you are accepted, then you need to be bls certified before starting the program so dont worry abt that just yet. Heck, I got into the 1 yr and im still.not certified yet, but I do plan to take the course soon. Lack of a job isnt somthing to worry abt nor will it put you at a disadvantage. Just make sure your personal statement is sincere and genuine and convinces stony that you have what it takes to get thru the prog andddd to be a great nurse. Best of luck! Feel free to PM me if u have questions abt the application process
  9. Visit  PacoUSA} profile page
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    Quote from Vincent_
    I know that this 1 year program can be quite intensive but I believe it's purely manageable if one has really motivated and able to focus [as well as great study habits]
    For the record, I admittedly have lousy study habits and I still graduated (with honors, mind you) .... (and by lousy, I mean that I started studying for a pharm exam 3 days prior, I started writing an 18-page management plan 21 hours before it was due [I got 100, lol] and on average I hardly ever got through most reading assignments ... but that is just me and how I magically roll ...) but you are right about the motivation and focus, you have to have that for sure to get through this program! But I must add: I take GREAT notes and I pay attention in class, I don't text or veg out if I can help it, and basically half my studying is done right then and there. I leave the class understanding the stuff, at least half-assed, so when I study it's not all new.

    Quote from Emer1234
    Stony Brook tends to be top 3 in the area (NYU and Columbia being the other 2). The director of the program just told us last week that last year's class (Paco's class) beat NYU in NCLEX rates so I believe that puts us in top 2 :-p
    There is no dancing icon anymore, so I will use this ... ... we rock!!
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  10. Visit  wickedblue} profile page
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    i wanted to find out if people from the program commute and if people commute from the queens area and how it is...i am deciding whether to relocate or to stay in the queens area. can anyone give me input on how the commute is and if its NOT worth it what areas are suitable to live in LI. any info would be greatly appreciated! i do not want to accumulate debt as a result of living off-campus - and live comfortably in the queens area - with having free rent!! do not want to move unless its really necessary and people in the accelerated program were not able to live in the bk/queens/si area.

    thanks!
  11. Visit  Emer1234} profile page
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    Quote from wickedblue
    i wanted to find out if people from the program commute and if people commute from the queens area and how it is...i am deciding whether to relocate or to stay in the queens area. can anyone give me input on how the commute is and if its NOT worth it what areas are suitable to live in LI. any info would be greatly appreciated! i do not want to accumulate debt as a result of living off-campus - and live comfortably in the queens area - with having free rent!! do not want to move unless its really necessary and people in the accelerated program were not able to live in the bk/queens/si area.
    I commute from Queens Village (Springfield blvd & Hillside Ave). It takes me around 50 mins each way without traffic. I have a family, so to me moving to the Stony Brook area was not an option. I would recommend to try to find a place closer to campus where you don't need to spend so much time commuting and actually utilize the time on school work and other more important things. I have managed to do well thus far (although not as good as I would've liked), but there are many times that I've wished I lived closer ie to use the library, for 7am clinicals, traffic, etc.
  12. Visit  wickedblue} profile page
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    I guess I will have to go along with that decision and move to long island ...as much as I would like to stay in queens the demands of the program and commute would be a killer. Thank you for giving me insight into this type of scenario...

    Any one know of any good areas to live in close by stony ...any good way to find cheap/affordable housing ...would definitely prefer to rent a room and share living space
  13. Visit  PacoUSA} profile page
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    Quote from wickedblue
    Any one know of any good areas to live in close by stony ...any good way to find cheap/affordable housing ...would definitely prefer to rent a room and share living space
    My first suggestion is for you to Google "Stony Brook off-campus housing." You will find a link maintained by the school that is regularly updated with listings of people that are renting rooms and apartments to students and staff of the university. It's a great resource, and it's a good way to give you some idea as to what the going rents are for the areas. When I was in the ABSN, I found my room through this website.

    As for WHERE you should be looking, having been in Suffolk County for almost 2 years now ... I went to Google Maps and cropped a portion of the area map that I suggest you should limit your search for a living space relative to the university. Anywhere in this region you will be close enough to the school to have a comfortable commute by car (in my opinion) ... about 15 minutes max. Note that the dashed & shaded portion of the map is all considered the hamlet of Stony Brook. The RED star is approximately where the nursing school is within the university. The star with the blue circle is where I lived when I was in the ABSN (I loved the location, and I would still be there if the owner of the house had not decided to move his family in from China). The star with the green circle denotes the hamlet of Centereach, which for some reason was not named in the map but I think a good place to live as well.

    I have since moved WAY out of the region of this map and drive 30 minutes one way to and from work at the hospital (next to the HSC where the nursing school is). I hate that I moved so far away but am planning to move back somewhere within this area of the map when my lease is up this summer.

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  14. Visit  wickedblue} profile page
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    I'm so SO grateful for the information! i'm clueless about suffolk county & the area around stonybrook! the search begins!
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