Stony Brook Accelerated BSN Class of 2014 - page 22

by Emer1234

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 Paco-RN

    That's odd. Perhaps they changed the rules? Sorry for the wrong info.
    I think it worked . I received a PM
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    Quote from wickedblue
    i know its crazy for me to ask when numerous number of people do not get accepted. but does anyone know if you can defer admission if you've been accepted, for the following year start instead of this year.thx!
    You cannot defer admission for the following year. Once you decline your acceptance you have to reapply and start all over, and the fact that you got accepted once does not mean you will be accepted in the future. In my humble opinion, don't turn it down unless you will be attending another program.
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    I'm applying too! Working on my pre-reqs now. I've heard it's important to have a student nurse internship to help with getting hired after graduation. Does anyone know if the SBU BSN program includes this sort of internship, or if it is something we could do before hand as an undergrad?
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    Quote from jackdavinci
    I'm applying too! Working on my pre-reqs now. I've heard it's important to have a student nurse internship to help with getting hired after graduation. Does anyone know if the SBU BSN program includes this sort of internship, or if it is something we could do before hand as an undergrad?
    Need to clarify the difference between INTERNSHIP and EXTERNSHIP. Everyone in a BSN program (whether it is a 2-year BSN or accelerated BSN) does an internship as one of the final classes in the program, but Stony Brook calls it CAPSTONE. It's 144 hours and is basically broken up into three 12-hour shifts per week for 4 weeks, culminating with the graduation ceremony. The only difference between the 2-year and the accelerated is that the 2-year program is officially done after capstone, whereas the accelerated program still has to complete community health clinical after graduation (which is a minimal 2-week stint of 80 hours, something the 2-year program completed the year before). An externship on the other hand is an 8 to 10 week working opportunity during the summer between the 1st and 2nd year of the program -- this is not mandatory, but many 2-year students go for externships for the experience it gives them.

    In the accelerated program, it's impossible to have an externship because of the fact that it's a one-year run and there is no summer break. Employers understand this and generally have not been disappointed because they already know accelerated program graduates on average are motivated and serious about their entry into nursing. As such, accelerated students compete on equal ground with the 2-year BSN students for jobs. Many, many of my ABSN classmates have had no problems finding work (on Long Island anyway), although some that insist on working in or around NYC seem to be having less luck, thanks to the greater competition of schools like NYU and Columbia that have the privilege of doing clinicals and networking in some of the best Manhattan hospitals. So, as an accelerated student, you are not at a disadvantage for not having done an externship.

    I would not worry about trying to get any type of "internship" of sort before starting the program, because in order to get noticed for a job as an RN after graduation, what matters most is what you do AFTER you start as a nursing student.
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    Thanks Paco, that was a very thorough and helpful response.
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    Ah Yes lol, One can always count on Paco for thorough and helpful responses
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    Quote from spiritedkidd
    my undergrad gpa and pre-req gpa was about the same (~3.55-3.60). but they definitely consider more than just pure numbers.

    anyone planning to go to the feb 7th info session?

    Do you know if this session is beneficial for those already accepted or if it's more for people who are thinking about applying?
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    Quote from lb88
    Do you know if this session is beneficial for those already accepted or if it's more for people who are thinking about applying?
    That session is definitely only useful for future applicants. This thread is far more interesting for those already accepted, because we tell you the REAL story
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    I know I am late in commenting but I was accepted for the 2013 ABSN Stony program. I knew it was competitive and did not think I stood a chance. I was a Stony alum but I had a GPA of 3.1. My pre-req GPA was a 4.0 and I thought that my pre-reqs were lacking because I took them just this past Fall AND I didn't even send those grades before I got their decision...

    WHY? Because I was also accepted to the ABSN program at UNMC Omaha Nebraska a month earlier. And I accepted and as a native Brooklynite, I am looking forward to this random crazy experience of moving to the Midwest, where I have never been.

    I don't know if being an Alum helped me, or the fact that I was a double major while I was in undergrad. I was a Bio/Anthropology major and my Bio grades were no better than B's and mostly C's so I was certain if I didn't do well in science in stony during undergrad they would pass judgement that I wouldn't do so well in the nursing program. I did get 2 reccomendations from my pre-req professors and 1 from an Anthropology dean in Stony Brook, so some familiarity with his reputation may have helped. Also I graduated in 2006 so maybe my professional experience since then as a retail manager illustrated in my personal statement may have helped too.
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    i went to the session because i also wanted to take a look around campus/health sci center. i spoke to the person after the session with more questions geared towards my particular situation about being accepted into the ABSN program. but yeah the session was pretty much useless. they did give some stats and some info that was useful at the beginning of the session, but other than, useless.

    @Paco-RN: which course did you take for the BLS? im trying to find the post where you mentioned it, but no luck


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