Stony Brook Accelerated BSN Class of 2014 - page 19

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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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    @ Paco and Emer




    I remember one of you saying that some people in the program had no hospital experience going into the program. I have been volunteering at a local hospital for a few months but feel as if I havent taken away much from the experience. I dont know much, if any, of the medical lingo. From your experience, will this be a major issue? I am contemplating taking a medical terminology couse because I am so worried I wil be lightyears behind my fellow classmated who are CNAs or LPNs.




    Your input is much appreciated!
    Last edit by lb88 on Jan 16, '13 : Reason: Spacing
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    Hello everyone!
    congrats to all who were accepted, thats fantastic!
    i have been reading all of your post because I will be applying next year!
    If you dont mind me asking those who got accepted.. what were your grades in your science pre reqs?
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    Quote from Yankees252411
    Hello everyone!congrats to all who were accepted, thats fantastic!i have been reading all of your post because I will be applying next year!If you dont mind me asking those who got accepted.. what were your grades in your science pre reqs?
    Well, the best of luck to you! That's great. I'm so excited to start the program. Hopefully I can answer more questions when I start but as you can see there's already really helpful people like paco rn who already completed the program!My undergrad average was a 4.0 and I completed 3 of the 5 prerequisites with a 4.0 at the time of applying. But honestly I think anyone on here would tell you that your personal essay and recommendations are most important. After I got accepted I read my personal essay again and I really think that was a huge factor. I really poured my heart into the essay and I think they saw that. I also had really great letters. It's important that you spend time on that and really contemplate exactly what you want to convey in your letter. I think it's best to get really personal and write about particular experiences in your life that motivated you to want to be a nurse. Dig deep and give a piece of yourself in that essay.I'm still really new to all this but I hoped that helped a little.
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    wow thats an awesome gpa haha, congrats on getting in, im jealous! i do not have the best undergrad gpa (a 2.8 from stony brook in political science) but so far i have a 4.0 in all my science prereqs and my lowest prereq so far is a B (psychology and statistics). I still have to take A&P2 and micro but i will be finished with everything by august. I am going to apply to the two year program as well. Honestly, when i was in college at SBU i was not as mature as I am now and probably could have done a lot better then a 2.8. it sucks because i wish i knew i wanted to pursue nursing 5 years ago but I can't change the past just have to make these next few months count and get all a's!
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    Quote from lb88
    I remember one of you saying that some people in the program had no hospital experience going into the program. I have been volunteering at a local hospital for a few months but feel as if I havent taken away much from the experience. I dont know much, if any, of the medical lingo. From your experience, will this be a major issue? I am contemplating taking a medical terminology couse because I am so worried I wil be lightyears behind my fellow classmated who are CNAs or LPNs.
    You have nothing to worry about. Seriously, save your money on that medical terminology course and buy yourself a nice Littmann stethoscope and a cool pair of white kicks for clinical
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    Hi everyone!!
    I was accepted, and I wish I knew about this site earlier, just reading all the past entries has really helped me!
    Thank you Paco especially!
    I can't find the facebook group though if anyone can possibly help me out with that I would really appreciate it
    Congrats to everyone who got in!
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    Quote from MorganRev
    Hi everyone!!
    I was accepted, and I wish I knew about this site earlier, just reading all the past entries has really helped me!
    Thank you Paco especially!
    I can't find the facebook group though if anyone can possibly help me out with that I would really appreciate it
    Congrats to everyone who got in!
    yay! Congrats!
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/130132780484404/
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    Quote from Yankees252411
    wow thats an awesome gpa haha, congrats on getting in, im jealous! i do not have the best undergrad gpa (a 2.8 from stony brook in political science) but so far i have a 4.0 in all my science prereqs and my lowest prereq so far is a B (psychology and statistics). I still have to take A&P2 and micro but i will be finished with everything by august. I am going to apply to the two year program as well. Honestly, when i was in college at SBU i was not as mature as I am now and probably could have done a lot better then a 2.8. it sucks because i wish i knew i wanted to pursue nursing 5 years ago but I can't change the past just have to make these next few months count and get all a's!
    Hey Yankees, I had a similar situation to you graduating from stony brook in 2005 with a not so good GPA (below a 3.0 also). Focus on those last 2 pre reqs, start thinking from now who would write you the best letters and possibly let you read them before submitting them lol, and definitely as others have said pour your heart out on your essay.. Don't just say you like to help people because they probably get 700 essays saying that. I spoke about what made me think abt a change in career, and why nursing was the career path that won that race for me. Do address how you believe you are in a different mental state now than you were 5 yrs ago, so low grades will not be the norm, and also say where you want nursing to take you career wise. (They like to know you're thinking of continuing your education, not just stopping at a bachelors).It can be done with less than perfect grades, I'm living proof lol.. Good luck!
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    Quote from Paco-RN
    You have nothing to worry about. Seriously, save your money on that medical terminology course and buy yourself a nice Littmann stethoscope and a cool pair of white kicks for clinical


    Thanks Paco!
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    Hey everyone!

    Anyone know about how long before they start letting people know if they got in from the waiting list? (i read they tell you up to the last min, but i was curious what their history was of when they first started letting people know) im itching to know if i'll be joining u guys!!!!!


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