Stony Brook Accelerated BSN Class of 2014 - page 20
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
- 0Jan 18, '13 by Yankees252411Quote from Emer1234wow thats great news lol.. that gives me a lot of hope. i am already working on a killer personal statement! how important would you say volunteering is at like a local hospital or youth center or something? i really would like to start doing that but with working full time and going to school at night, its so hard to find extra time! do you think having a lot of volunteer experience is a necessity? i volunteer with my coworkers some times but never in a hospital yet.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!
- 0[QUOTE=lb88;7122711]@ 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.
Nice can anyone tell me what the whole process was like?
- 1Jan 21, '13 by Emer1234Owade, you seem to be freaking out. Lol the first thing you need to do is try to calm down and take the process one step at a time. I myself did not have any hospital experience other than working as an office assistant at a hospital. DO NOT take any medical terminology courses as you will plainly be wasting your time and money. Anything you need to know you will be taught in the program. As far as clinicals, there are options to do them outside of Stony Brook, but they are all relatively nearby aside from LIJ which is not offered until the Spring semester (which is the last semester). There may be a way for you to do your Capstone in NYC, but you need to do the legwork yourself from what I understand, and that doesn't take place until the very last month of the program.
Best of luck!
- 0Jan 21, '13 by greeneggsFor those who are in the program or have been through the program: how difficult is it to do well (3.5+ gpa)? How hard is it to earn an A? what do you consider to be the most challenging classes, why and how do you suggest we prepare ourselves for them ahead of time (trying to take advantage of my free time now!)? what do suggest we review?
Thank you all so much for your kind words of wisdom!
- 2Jan 21, '13 by Emer1234Quote from greeneggsGreeneggs, as far as the GPA goes I think it has more to do with your load outside of the program than about the program itself. Some people just cannot stop working, some people have other things to juggle outside of the program and can't commit 100% of their "free time" to studying and it may reflect on their grades a little.For those who are in the program or have been through the program: how difficult is it to do well (3.5+ gpa)? How hard is it to earn an A? what do you consider to be the most challenging classes, why and how do you suggest we prepare ourselves for them ahead of time (trying to take advantage of my free time now!)? what do suggest we review?
When it comes to the courses themselves I think it's safe to say they get progressively harder as you get deeper into the program. Everyone is afraid of pharmacology (which I should be studying for right now for my exam next week Friday lol), and rumor has it Med Surg is no picnic and it's actually worth 9 credits so it really REALLY bares a heavy load on your GPA.
As far as preparing before the program, i don't think there's much you can do honestly. Perhaps buy the med math book and work out some of those problems. Med Math is a 1 credit course given during the summer and it's fairly simple, but you need an 85 to pass.
Most importantly at this point for you guys is I think saving up as much money as possible. work overtime, do side jobs, do whatever you can now so you don't have to concern yourselves about cash during the next 12 months, as you will have so many other things stressing you out this is the last thing that should be causing you to not focus on the task at hand.