Stony Brook Accelerated BSN Class of 2014 - page 24

by Emer1234, BSN, RN | 75,677 Views | 356 Comments

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 spiritedkidd
    @paco-RN: also, how important is it to have a car in terms of getting to clinicals/campus/etc ? i know you can carpool, but i was told that the students are split into groups and those who are in the same group as you may not live near you, so it may be difficult to carpool. i plan to live off-campus (if i end up deciding on stonybrook) with a couple other ABSN students and i know theres a chance that we may not even have the same schedules (they said this yr, they accepted 80 and it may be broken up into 2-3 groups since 80 is too big). i dont think there are any public transportation buses, besides the one that goes from the bus stop outside the lirr station to campus. i dont wanna end up walking to campus when its cold/dark out lol ):
    To be honest, it is EXTREMELY difficult to get around without a car in Stony Brook and in Suffolk County for that matter. Without a car you will have to depend on carpooling if you are assigned a clinical anywhere besides SBUH. The faculty makes an effort to match groups with at least one person that is willing to carpool, so there should not be a problem with this. Alternatively, you can petition the faculty (aka the powers that be) earnestly (lol) to have all of your clinicals @ SBUH, this way you have no worries of being assigned anywhere but SBUH (although even in this case, part of your clinical experience for psychiatric nursing entails outpatient clinical in Riverhead for part of the semester). The easiest way to have all your clinicals @ SBUH is by signing up to be part of Stony Brook 24, which requires you to have been a Suffolk County resident for at least a year prior to enrollment, something like that. You sign up for this when the program starts. All of you in the ABSN will have the same class schedules, but your clinicals may vary. They may be able to accommodate your request of staying together in one clinical group if you all plan to travel together. They try to work with you and individual circumstances. Suffolk County does have a public bus system, but it sucks and the schedules suck ... you're NOT in New York City, that's for sure. You can just forget about looking into that.

    There are 80 students now? Wow! The school is growing! Chances are there will be 10 clinical groups (as the max # of students in a clinical group is 8).
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    Quote from Paco-RN

    To be honest, it is EXTREMELY difficult to get around without a car in Stony Brook and in Suffolk County for that matter. Without a car you will have to depend on carpooling if you are assigned a clinical anywhere besides SBUH. The faculty makes an effort to match groups with at least one person that is willing to carpool, so there should not be a problem with this. Alternatively, you can petition the faculty (aka the powers that be) earnestly (lol) to have all of your clinicals @ SBUH, this way you have no worries of being assigned anywhere but SBUH (although even in this case, part of your clinical experience for psychiatric nursing entails outpatient clinical in Riverhead for part of the semester). The easiest way to have all your clinicals @ SBUH is by signing up to be part of Stony Brook 24, which requires you to have been a Suffolk County resident for at least a year prior to enrollment, something like that. You sign up for this when the program starts. All of you in the ABSN will have the same class schedules, but your clinicals may vary. They may be able to accommodate your request of staying together in one clinical group if you all plan to travel together. They try to work with you and individual circumstances. Suffolk County does have a public bus system, but it sucks and the schedules suck ... you're NOT in New York City, that's for sure. You can just forget about looking into that.

    There are 80 students now? Wow! The school is growing! Chances are there will be 10 clinical groups (as the max # of students in a clinical group is 8).
    Changed the settings Paco! We are ready and waiting to ask you questions 
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    Quote from spiritedkidd
    if youve been accepted to stony's ABSN program, join our facebook group! "stony brook university accelerated nursing class of 2014". we have only 8 members so far and would definitely love to expand and get to know our potential future classmates D plus, its a super great way to make new friends, talk about the upcoming year, etc etc. WOOT WOOT! lol
    So I JUST signed up for facebook...I know I am VERY behind the times on this - so embarrasing haha! Not sure how to find the Group. Can anyone help me out? Thanks!
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    Look for Stony Brook university Accelerated Nursing Class of 2014
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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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    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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    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.
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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
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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!
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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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