Stony Brook Accelerated BSN Class of 2014 - page 4

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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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    Hi everyone,

    This is my first time applying to the program. I am really excited and nervous, but hopefully we all get in ! Good Luck!!
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    Thats great! Are you applying anywhere else? I also applied to Columbia, Pace and New Rochelle.
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    Hey guys. To where else did everyone apply?

    I am so incredibly nervous and fear that my GPA is just not high enough. I started at Boston University, hated it, and therefore didn't do well (2.81 GPA my freshman year). I then transferred to Stony Brook and graduated with a 3.5 and currently have a 3.5 at Nassau Community College, where I've taken all of my prereqs. I'm taking Bionutrition and Biology right now and have As in both classes so far, which will only bring my GPA up. Cumulatively, my GPA works out to a 3.4 but a 2.81 is something someone's going to notice, unfortunately. I'd like to think that they'll see that it was a bit of a fluke (I was also in the hospital for a week during final's week, which also impacted my performance). I applied to nearly 20 schools this year, so I'm hoping they'll take me SOMEPLACE. I have internship experience (but not much) and have been working in the healthcare/nonprofit field for almost three years, so I'm hoping that'll count for something. Anyway, I'm just not feeling particularly optimistic and am curious as to where everyone else has applied...

    I wish you all the best of luck.
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    Hi everyone! I'm considering applying to the basic/2 year program at SBU this January 2013 and was wondering what everyone's thoughts were regarding the requirement that you must have 3 of the 5 science pre-reqs completed by application time. I'm hoping there is some flexibility there! At the time of application, I will have Stats, Lifespan, Anat I and the "other" science completed (all of which I received A's in). I am currently registered to take Anat II and Microbio starting in January and taking a summer session for the Chem. I will have completed all pre-req work prior to the September start date. I just won't have the 3 out of 5 sciences at application time. I'm thinking of applying anyway because I'd hate to wait an entire year to apply!!! Any thoughts????
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    Quote from RhodyRed
    Hi everyone! I'm considering applying to the basic/2 year program at SBU this January 2013 and was wondering what everyone's thoughts were regarding the requirement that you must have 3 of the 5 science pre-reqs completed by application time. I'm hoping there is some flexibility there! At the time of application, I will have Stats, Lifespan, Anat I and the "other" science completed (all of which I received A's in). I am currently registered to take Anat II and Microbio starting in January and taking a summer session for the Chem. I will have completed all pre-req work prior to the September start date. I just won't have the 3 out of 5 sciences at application time. I'm thinking of applying anyway because I'd hate to wait an entire year to apply!!! Any thoughts????
    I'm pretty sure there is no flexibility with regards to that sciences requirement. From what I have heard it's a hard and fast rule, considering there is no shortage of applicants that have completed this requirement. Anyone who applies without minimum requirements are automatically removed from consideration, specifically the science prereqs and minimum GPAs and grades. I have not heard of anyone getting an exception to this rule, but I guess you can always try.
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    Thanks for the response Paco-RN! I just emailed the nursing admissions department. I'm never one to look for a shortcut but I'd hate to wait another entire year before applying...I'm getting up there in age, 36 now, and don't want to delay any further!!
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    Just found this site, as I was looking for information during my daily panic attacks about getting into the accelerated program. Figured I would say hi and ask if anyone knows when acceptance letters are mailed? Also, anyone's opinion on me getting in?
    I am graduating with a bachelor's in speech-language pathology this december. I have had a 4.0 my whole undergrad career and I currently have a 4.0 in all my prereqs. My only concern is that I haven't really had any experience in a hosptial or doctor's office. I volunteer over 16 hours a week counseling young girls through theater and workshops. I also was a one to one for a boy with autism for three years. Any thoughts??
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    Quote from MelMont
    Just found this site, as I was looking for information during my daily panic attacks about getting into the accelerated program. Figured I would say hi and ask if anyone knows when acceptance letters are mailed? Also, anyone's opinion on me getting in?
    I am graduating with a bachelor's in speech-language pathology this december. I have had a 4.0 my whole undergrad career and I currently have a 4.0 in all my prereqs. My only concern is that I haven't really had any experience in a hosptial or doctor's office. I volunteer over 16 hours a week counseling young girls through theater and workshops. I also was a one to one for a boy with autism for three years. Any thoughts??
    Just my opinion as someone who graduated from the program (and having been through the admissions process twice as a waitlist/rejected and accepted candidate):

    A 4.0 is no guarantee of acceptance, and neither is the quantity of hospital or volunteer experience one has, or lack thereof. My ABSN classmates spanned the gamut, some had 4.0's yes, but others had C's in micro as well. Some had experience as EMTs and years of hospital volunteering while some other classmates' only experience with a hospital was when they were born. Your application will be accepted as long as you meet the minimum requirements for admission, but then your application goes up against everyone else's in the end. The only ones that can determine if you're a good candidate to be accepted is the admissions committee, and the method to their madness is more secret than the special sauce McDonald's uses.

    However, the only thing I can determine so far in the literally 3 completed Stony Brook application periods I have observed personally and here on allnurses threads is that your personal statements and your recommendations are of most importance in admissions. Looking back at my class, clearly not everyone was a 4.0 student, and clearly not everyone had the same hospital experience before nursing school. Not everyone had a health or science major either. I had classmates that came from pure business, theater and education backgrounds. I can confidently say, it's what you say in your statements and what your recommenders say that moves the admissions committee.

    So, that said -- your chances of getting in are as good as anyone else's that meets the minimum requirements. It's the statement you write and the letters people write for you that make you stand out as one of the possible 64 or so students for the class.

    Waiting for acceptances is intensely stressful (coming from someone who has done this TWICE for Stony Brook, I know too well what it's like, and I have developed a sick joy in watching it unravel on here ever since I got in and now finished ). Don't expect to hear anything before late January at the earliest. I myself heard from Stony Brook late Jan the first time and mid Feb the second. Keep in mind however, I have noticed these dates get longer, as more applicants apply and it gets more competitive. Last year was later than mid-Feb if I recall. I think now it's easier to find out online. That's how I found out first, the letter followed a week later.

    Good luck with everything!!
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    Thank you so much for answering! I was afraid of that wait period. Everyday is a battle for me. It has always been my dream to do this but unfortunately because of my fears I never pursued it. Now that I am ready to do this..it's so much more meaningful! As you know, a day never goes by without thinking about it. Congratulations to you by the way!
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    MelMont,

    I had daily panic attacks too waiting to hear back from Stony Brook! I'm in the 2 year program at SB now and I was wait-listed for the 1 year. I heard back from the 1 year on February 13th (it's pathetic how I remember the date lol) and I heard back from the 2 year program in May I think. They will send you e-mails updating you on the admissions process. I had a 4.0 in my pre-reqs and had no hospital experience but a lot of volunteer experience. I worked in a chiropractor's office for 4 years and that was the extent of my medical experience. Like many people have said, your personal statement and references have to really stand out and I think that your volunteer experience will help too. I would highly suggest applying to both programs since that is what a woman from admissions had told me years ago and although I really wanted the 1 year program at first, the 2 year program is definitely better suited for me because it's a lot of work.

    If you have any questions though I will try my best to answer them since I know I was on this website at least 10 times a day when I was waiting to get a response and it really did calm my nerves sometimes!


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