Stony Brook Basic BSN Fall 2012 - page 33

Hello everyone! I applied to Stony Brook's Basic (2-year) BSN program 3 weeks a go and thought it may be helpful to start up a forum. If you are: currently applying or plan on... Read More

  1. by   KMG1020
    Thanks so much for letting me know!! I know.. I really love the ones with the cargo pockets.
  2. by   nikol
    Dear KMG1020,
    i`m 130 lb,5 ft.6" usually wear S or M .I just bought pair of SBU embroidered tops,have to tell you -S size was like M on me!So, after trying in fitting room I end up buying XS.Pants can have pockets,there are no restrictions on pants.Extra pockets will be always useful during clinicals to throw your phone,light pen or maybe even mini snack Look for comfortable shoes.Hope this helps .Good luck!
  3. by   KMG1020
    Thanks so much! Yeah I ordered 2 x-small tops because I thought the tops would be true to size and I'm really regretting it now because I'm only 5'0 and a little over 100 pounds I'll just have to throw them in the dryer or something lol
  4. by   Buckeroo
    That 2 credit elective you are talking about for the 2 year BSN students can be done many ways. The first winter period they offer some clinical like classes, but the senior's usually gobble them up. They there are things like an end of life course or directed studies (read a book write a paper type class) etc. This summer they had the SBUH Internship which is a paid gig but you pay for 2 credits so you knock it out while working (have to apply and be selected for this. I just to a Complementary/Alternative Treatment class this summer, it was one day in class (mostly demos), read a little, take a quiz, and final, pretty easy, there are others like this too.
  5. by   PacoUSA
    Regarding CARGO PANTS: Who told you all that you can't wear white cargo scrub pants? That's just not true, plenty of my classmates had them (including myself) and they are actually very handy for the pockets you need. Trust me, pockets are crucial when you are a nurse, lol -- I ONLY buy cargo scrub pants now (Landau 8555 for men being my favorites). They are not as strict with the uniform as you think. YES, you need to wear the scrub tops from the bookstore, but NO you don't have to buy any other part of your uniform from there (I certainly did not). Also, don't be afraid to buy white sneakers if you're not too thrilled with nursing shoes. No one is going to kill you if your sneakers have a little gray streak along the bottom sole. If it's most all white, that's fine.

    Keep this in mind as you start your studies @ SBU: Ask yourself, is this something I can get off-campus for cheaper? If so, do that. The bookstore and the school try to make you buy things on-campus so they can make more $, that's it. Don't get me wrong, you WILL get an awesome nursing education @ SBU, but if you're strapped on cash as I was when I was a student there, don't be shy to look for the deals!
  6. by   BioD1234
    Paco- the lady at the bookstore told me that in the summer when I went up there to buy the uniform and now that I'm in the program and know that I can wear pockets Im upset bc I bought the other ones already lol..oh well maybe next time