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- Nov 18, '12 by chele118Quote from KMG1020How is the program going? I have a couple of friends who are in it and they love it! I'm really hoping that I get into the 1 year this time around, since it's my third time applying, but I am also applying to the 2 year program again.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!
- Nov 18, '12 by Paco-RNQuote from chele118Both programs have advantages and disadvantages as you probably know:How is the program going? I have a couple of friends who are in it and they love it! I'm really hoping that I get into the 1 year this time around, since it's my third time applying, but I am also applying to the 2 year program again.
The 1-year accelerated: It's no joke, you live and breathe school for a year, no excuses! You can't work (I should say that you "shouldn't" work, as the school does not formally forbid it) ... there are some of my classmates that did work while in the ABSN, but unless you thrive on masochistic stress levels, don't do it! Most people that do work while in the ABSN don't graduate with high GPAs either, so consider this if you want to graduate with honors. But the bright side is that it's over in 1 year, BAM! That means you're working a year earlier than if you had gone through the 2-year.
The 2-Year Basic: It's still intense but less courseload per semester, so you CAN work during the program. The summer between years you will have time to do a paid externship which will be a good opportunity to get real hospital experience on your resume. Another advantage is that you can take the NCLEX a little earlier than the accelerated students you graduate with (2-year students graduate in May, accelerated graduate in June -- but both classes walk as one in May).
** Keep in mind, the school does not certify your degree to the state for a little while after graduation, so anticipate taking NCLEX a month after graduation at the earliest.
I'm sure both have more advantages and disadvantages, but that's all I can think of right now ... because I am still recovering from the accelerated .
- Nov 19, '12 by KMG1020Quote from chele118It's going great! I really love it! The course load this first semester is intense. We're taking over 20 credits since Pharmacology and Pathology was added on to the first semester's courses and those 2 classes are usually taken during senior year. We're all pretty stressed but we're managing lolHow is the program going? I have a couple of friends who are in it and they love it! I'm really hoping that I get into the 1 year this time around, since it's my third time applying, but I am also applying to the 2 year program again.
I think you're doing a good thing by applying to both programs. Stony Brook was the only program I really wanted to get into and I was an emotional wreck the day I found out I didn't get into the 1 year program because that's the one I was aiming for and I just wanted to get a job sooner. I just kept putting the idea in my mind that it was meant to be and now that I'm in the 2 year program I really believe that! Good luck with everything and feel free to ask any questions
- Nov 19, '12 by DEZZIE22Hi every1. longtime reader first time poster. Be nice guys I'm a virgin. so I guess I just am looking for advice or someone to tell me it will be ok. I applied to several schools ( NYC,sb,umdnj,liu etc) and I am going banana in pajamas over here. My back story: my ba gpa was 2.974 Ap 1: A(repeat) Ap2: A- (repeated) Micro : c+Chem : b- Lifespan A Stats: a I have a social services background employment wise. I did americorp for a yr back in 04 but that's about it. I repeat the course for a better grade. I can't leave NYC area because my husband is a recently returned home from the military and doesn't want to leave. Can anyone out the give any advice hope or anything. I'm becoming hopeless. I am trying everything i can think of By the way I didn't mention anything about my husband in my statement because I didnt want the pitty vote. Help......with anything. I'm a big girl I can take it.
- I just found out that I got into NYU's accelerated program. Obviously a whole lot more expensive than SBU, but it starts in January (so by the time I'll even HEAR from SBU, I'll be 5 months into the program.) I really need to figure out what I want to do. Hopefully I'll hear from other schools before I have to give NYU a decision.
- Congrats Mindylane, that is fantastic! Keep us posted with what you decide
- Thanks so much, MrsKBV . Stony Brook still would have been my first choice, but I am SO tempted by the fact that I can start in two months rather than eight. Ahhhhh so nervous/excited. There's also the $80k thing at NYU. LOL.
Don't lose hope, just make sure you have a safety and a reach school. I have applied to three programs. One is a reach, one is a safety, and one is a plan B. If you can't leave the area see if there are any two year programs you can also apply to. Its not ideal, but its easier to make a decision when you have some options.
- I see what you're saying, but I think I would also prefer to just get started already!! LOL. It must be an amazing feeling to know someone will take you
- Yes. I am so incredibly happy that I have at least one option. I didn't get in last year, so that was a big blow, but NYU also seems to accept a majority of its applicants so perhaps it just doesn't feel as "special." I don't know, maybe that sounds ridiculous, but either way, it hasn't even sunk in yet, haha.