SUNY Downstate ABSN Summer 2013 - page 8

Hi All! I wanted to start this thread to create some conversation about our application to SUNY Downstate's ABSN program beginning Summer 2013. I've heard a lot of pros and cons about the program... Read More

  1. Visit  murcy profile page
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    My checklist changed too asking for background check and health stuff. There's also a neat little item that says acceptance response form =)
    Hopefully my envelope comes soon so I can finish this list once and for all.

    Does anyone know when the program officially starts?
  2. Visit  brooklyn2012 profile page
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    Orientation is on Monday, June 3. ( getting IDs, registering, etc)
    Classes start on Tuesday, June 4

    Brooklyn gal..............
  3. Visit  murcy profile page
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    Awesome thanks Brooklyn gal. Anyone know if it's hard to get parking around there?
  4. Visit  smashnyc profile page
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    Glad to see more people getting their acceptances--congrats to those who've been admitted! I assume I didn't get in (my grades aren't outstanding) but I can't help hoping to hear soon.
    Jeanette73, were you happy with the program? I can't PM but I was wondering how you felt about it as well as your choice to pursue the NP.
    Last edit by smashnyc on Mar 18, '13 : Reason: added more questions
  5. Visit  JeanettePNP profile page
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    Quote from smashnyc
    Glad to see more people getting their acceptances--congrats to those who've been admitted! I assume I didn't get in (my grades aren't outstanding) but I can't help hoping to hear soon.
    Jeanette73, were you happy with the program? I can't PM but I was wondering how you felt about it as well as your choice to pursue the NP.
    Overall, yes, i was happy with the program. People in my class had various complaints but in every program there will be things to complain about, and for the price you really can't do better than Downstate. I chose it because of the in-state tuition as well as because it was conveniently located for me. You'll do your clinicals in Brooklyn hospitals which are a mixed bag as far as quality, and with some preceptors you're lucky if you ever get to touch a live patient or do any procedures. You really need to advocate for yourself and constantly put yourself out there if you want a chance to practice skills.

    Post graduation the support available to you for job searching is practically nil. Many of my classmates had success in landing good jobs after graduation but I was not one of the lucky ones. I ended up going to a different (much more expensive) school for my NP hoping that my odds of finding a job after graduation would improve. Well, I just finished my masters and guess what, the job market is tough regardless of where you went to school.
  6. Visit  brooklyn2012 profile page
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    Jeanette,

    Thank you for sharing your experience of Downstate and beyond.
    Congrats on finishing your NP. I am betting that you will get a job soon.

    I have a few questions about the schedule of classes during the summer sessions.

    Are the classes scheduled on certain days and then clinicals on other days?
    Do you remember if we have ciinical rotations during the first summer session or only the second?

    I am just trying to plan my kids summer schedule and it is hard without knowing my own schedule.

    thanks very much,


    Brooklyn gal............
  7. Visit  Soccergal6 profile page
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    Quote from brooklyn2012
    The notify you via mail if you are rejected, put on the wait list or accepted to the Nursing Program.

    The academic programs at SUNY-Downstate are in good financial condition and are not affected by the closing of LICH. Downstate overstepped it's bounds by taking over LICH a few years ago and this decision to close the hospital is an effort to stop the hemmoraging of money.

    Anyone else heard anything from Downstate???

    Brooklyn gal.................
    Brooklyn gal:

    I found out I got into SUNY Downstate yesterday, wahoo! I was wondering where you got your information about the financial position of its academic programs. I was told to email admissions about what I've heard in the news about the financial issues, but I would like some unbiased/outside info on this, so I know I'm making the right decision. It would be awful if something were to happen to the program while we were in it!

    Soccergal
  8. Visit  brooklyn2012 profile page
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    soccergal,

    I know several staff people at Downstate and they have told me that SUNY (as opposed to Downstate as a whole) is not in trouble and we should have no problem completing our programs. This is what was told to me..I have no way of knowing if it is accurate.

    Why does the admissions office want you to e-mail them about what you have heard? Are they worried???

    Thanks..

    Brooklyn gal.........
  9. Visit  Soccergal6 profile page
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    Brooklyn gal:

    It's just because I called admissions today, and the person that answered didn't have an answer. She said she heard that they are currently making renovations to some buildings there, so that gave her confidence, but that was all she knew. She said if I emailed them, they'd be able to forward it to someone who knows more info about the issue.

    Soccergal
    Quote from brooklyn2012
    soccergal,

    I know several staff people at Downstate and they have told me that SUNY (as opposed to Downstate as a whole) is not in trouble and we should have no problem completing our programs. This is what was told to me..I have no way of knowing if it is accurate.

    Why does the admissions office want you to e-mail them about what you have heard? Are they worried???

    Thanks..

    Brooklyn gal.........
  10. Visit  JeanettePNP profile page
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    I don't think you need to worry about the school of nursing closing. There is some talk about closing some of the inpt units at downstate (in addition to lich).
  11. Visit  Heid5469 profile page
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    I got my acceptance letter on Monday afternoon! Already sent in my acceptance form! I live in Suffolk County, is it worth driving? Or just taking the train?
  12. Visit  JeanettePNP profile page
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    I don't think it's worth taking public transportation from Suffolk. It would take at least 1.5 hrs each way and the lirr fare can really add up.
  13. Visit  brooklyn2012 profile page
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    I have the opposite response.

    You could study on the train and the traffic will be pretty bad if you are driving at rush hour.
    You can take the train to Atlantic Terminal and get the 2, 3 train to near SUNY-Downstate.
    Maybe you should check the schedules and see if it is feasible.

    Congrats on getting accepted and I look forward to meeting you.

    Brooklyn gal.......


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