Where Should I go? - page 2

I got accepted to CSI, Hunter and City Tech. I don't want to go to Hunter because I heard there's a HUGE LONGGGG waiting line for the Nursing Program. I am thinking about going to City Tech because... Read More

  1. by   kittykat23
    Quote from chestrockwell
    Where are the docs you work for located? In Staten Island or another borough? I also heard that CSI has a great reputation.
    They were from Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn when i used to work there. I work at Cornell now and I've been told the same thing by some of the doctors here. The only hassle with CSI is the commute. The bridge toll is killer and the bus rides is hours long.
  2. by   kittykat23
    Quote from bunnyrn
    xjae,

    i believe that out of all of the schools you were accepted to, nyc tech is easier to get into the nursing program. remember that you're only accepted to the school. not only that it requires fewer courses to get into the program, you won't have to feel left out. i just graduated from bmcc's nursing program, i know so........many people who went to hunter, ended up going to private schools becuase they didn't have a chance. i never liked the idea of going to hunter. guess what? if i did i would probably be frustrated as many of my friends who went there.

    hunter has a well established nursing program, but what good is it if people simply don't get in. i will not discourage you. but if you go there, please, stay focused and well in your courses, and also pass the nln with an excellent score to increase your chances of getting into the program. i would have preferred ny city tech, anytime of day, or bmcc (alma mater, i loved it). just remember, every nursing school has its ups and its downs. i too was in the same situation as you, my parents couln't afford to send me to a private school, but i didn't choose to attend a school that would have shattered my dreams. i did not get any financial aid, i understand the way you feel.

    i have to agree with 3triages, "nyc tech- no nln but your best bet is to go to the school in person to talk with an advisor".

    good luck...with your nursing career. get excellent grades!!! a's
    hi, i couldn't help noticing you said you graduated from bmcc. i just started started that program this spring. were you evening or day?
  3. by   xjae
    Quote from bunnyrn
    xjae,

    i believe that out of all of the schools you were accepted to, nyc tech is easier to get into the nursing program. remember that you're only accepted to the school. not only that it requires fewer courses to get into the program, you won't have to feel left out. i just graduated from bmcc's nursing program, i know so........many people who went to hunter, ended up going to private schools becuase they didn't have a chance. i never liked the idea of going to hunter. guess what? if i did i would probably be frustrated as many of my friends who went there.

    hunter has a well established nursing program, but what good is it if people simply don't get in. i will not discourage you. but if you go there, please, stay focused and well in your courses, and also pass the nln with an excellent score to increase your chances of getting into the program. i would have preferred ny city tech, anytime of day, or bmcc (alma mater, i loved it). just remember, every nursing school has its ups and its downs. i too was in the same situation as you, my parents couln't afford to send me to a private school, but i didn't choose to attend a school that would have shattered my dreams. i did not get any financial aid, i understand the way you feel.

    i have to agree with 3triages, "nyc tech- no nln but your best bet is to go to the school in person to talk with an advisor".

    good luck...with your nursing career. get excellent grades!!! a's
    now this is what i'm talking about. great comment and your words really mean a lot to me. thank you! does this sound like a decent plan? i'll go to hunter for 2 years to get the required credits in and pre req's and then transfer to city tech. it is possible right?
  4. by   kittykat23
    Quote from xjae
    Now this is what I'm talking about. Great comment and your words really mean a lot to me. THANK YOU! Does this sound like a decent plan? I'll go to Hunter for 2 years to get the required credits in and pre req's and then transfer to city tech. It is possible right?

    Be careful doing it this way though. Not all CUNY nursing programs have the same pre-reqs. Also just because both schools are CUNY doesn't mean the credits are interchangeable. Go to the CUNY website and use their credit transfer calculator to make sure. In my opinion, if you are going to transfer to city tech anyway, why not do your whole 4 years there? It's less headaches, and many nursing programs require that you be pre-clinical in their school for at least a semester before they allow you to apply to the clinical portion of their program.
  5. by   BunnyRN
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    city tech

    the stronger the group of applicants in any given semester, the
    higher will be the index needed in the introductory sequence for
    consideration of advancement to the clinical phase of the program.
    because of capacity limitations, students who have completed the
    introductory phase with the minimum 2.5 index or higher will be
    numerically ranked each semester and seats will be allocated on
    the basis of the highest cumulative average in the introductory
    sequence, as space permits.

    all introductory students are required to take the national league
    for nursing (nln-rn) pre-assessment examination or the equivalent
    during the introductory semester to be used as an additional criteria for
    admission. they must submit written applications that include the nlnrn
    pre-assessment examination directly to the department of nursing.
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    prior to clinical nursing course work, all students must complete the 14-credit
    introductory sequence, with a minimum cumulative index (grade point
    average) of 2.5 in the following courses:
    bio 2311/by 301.1 anatomy and physiology 1 4 credits
    psy 1101/ps 101 introduction to psychology 3 credits
    eng 1101/eg 101 english composition 1 3 credits
    mat 1275/ma 275 or higher introduction to mathematical analysis 4 credits
    [font=frutiger-roman]

    students may repeat only one of the introductory courses in
    order to meet the 2.5 grade point average needed for admission to
    the first semester nursing courses.


    http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/catalog...ts/nursing.pdf
  6. by   BunnyRN
    hunter college

    in order to be considered for admission into the generic pathway program, applicants must meet eligibility requirements and admission criteria. all students applying to the upper division generic nursing pathway must have a college gpa of 2.8 or above by the end of the fall semester preceding spring application. students who do not meet this gpa requirement are not eligible to apply and con not take the national league of nursing pre-admission – rn examination (administered in march of the spring application semester, whose current fee is $40). students must complete 60 credits by the start of the semester of admission. all applicants must complete all but two pre-requisite required courses (eng 120, chem 100-101 including lab, chem 120-121 including lab, biol 120-121 including lab, biol 230 including lab, psych 100-150, stat 113) with a grade of “c” or better by the end of the fall semester preceding march 1 application deadline. students applying may take the last two pre-requisites required courses during the spring semester of the admission process. pre-requisites can not be taken on a credit/no-credit basis.

    proof of successful completion of courses taken in the spring must be receive by the school of nursing by july 1; otherwise you will be ineligible to register as a nursing major at hunter college. since decisions are made before the spring term is completed, applicants with grades pending will be conditionally accepted until receipt of final grades.
    acceptance of the student into the major is based on the following admission criteria:
    • composite admission score (gpa plus score on nln pre-admission – rn examination)
    • completion of all admission requirements
    http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/schoolhp/..._generic.shtml
  7. by   Lovely_RN
    My cousin is graduating from Hunter in May. She was a student at BMCC and transfered because there was a mix up about her getting into the evening program but I digress. She got into clinicals at Hunter after a one semester wait (because you have to be enrolled at least one semester before you can be accepted into the clinical) so it is possible to get in w/o waiting 4-5 years. There is no true waiting list.

    The GPA info is mis-leading. They always take the students with the highest GPA and NLN scores. If anyone has gotten a clinical seat in a CUNY nursging program with a 2.8 GPA please let me know.

    My cousin had a 3.9 GPA and did stellar on the NLN exam. Every year when they choose the students for clinical they take the top students and the rest are left behind. You have the opportunity to try again next year but if the people who apply for clinical next year have better grades then you, you will still not get in.

    The amount of time you are there means nothing. It's all about the grades and NLN scores.

    So if you have excellent grades and do very well on the NLN exam you have a chance.

    My undergrad GPA was only 3.3 so I knew better than to go there because I don't have the rest of my life to keep trying to boost my GPA.

    So you have to think about what kind of student you are.

    I got into a 1+1 program based solely off my NLN scores.

    The thing is that this program does not accept any pre-req's so I have to take them concurrenly with my nursing courses and it is not fun. I cannot work or have any type of life outside of school and I am here every day of the week all day long (in computer lab as I type this).
    Last edit by Lovely_RN on Feb 27, '07
  8. by   optimistic1
    One of the instructors that I had at BMCC told us that her husband went to CSI for his degree in nursing and that the program was a lot better. What does that tell you?
  9. by   studentmalenurse
    If you could travel to jersey, try getting into a program over there, LPN or RN. Once you get your foot in the door thats the most important thing. Remember Nursing is being advertised as one of the best and highest paid fields to get into. So with that there has been a increase in applications into nursing programs. And alot of colleges are changing there programs to make them more difficult. And know even the state is making it harder on students, now after june of this year students who pass the third semester cannot sit to take the LPN boards.
  10. by   nessa1980
    I applied to Hunter Nursing program in March, and was extremely worried and anxious about getting in as I have been constantly reading post after post about Hunter's waiting list, and so i thought there was no hope for me. Anyway, I got my acceptance letter 2 days ago for the Fall 2007 Program. No waiting list!!! Also, I know 2 other girls on this forum who I have been corresponding with since the NLN exam in March, and they also got in for this Fall. So I dont know if its as bad as everyone says. I was completely disheartened by everybody saying theres such a huge waiting list, etc, and was almost coerced not to apply. Boy am I glad I didnt listen!
    My advice is to not listen to what others say - if i did, i would have made a big mistake. If you want something badly, and are a good student, then by all means go for it!! Just my 2 cents!
  11. by   xjae
    Quote from Nessa1980
    I applied to Hunter Nursing program in March, and was extremely worried and anxious about getting in as I have been constantly reading post after post about Hunter's waiting list, and so i thought there was no hope for me. Anyway, I got my acceptance letter 2 days ago for the Fall 2007 Program. No waiting list!!! Also, I know 2 other girls on this forum who I have been corresponding with since the NLN exam in March, and they also got in for this Fall. So I dont know if its as bad as everyone says. I was completely disheartened by everybody saying theres such a huge waiting list, etc, and was almost coerced not to apply. Boy am I glad I didnt listen!
    My advice is to not listen to what others say - if i did, i would have made a big mistake. If you want something badly, and are a good student, then by all means go for it!! Just my 2 cents!
    When did you take the NLN exam? while you were in high school or in college?
  12. by   crafty
    i never heard of a waiting list.
    I took the nln in 2007 and got into hunter for the fall 2007 semester.
  13. by   xjae
    Quote from crafty
    i never heard of a waiting list.
    I took the nln in 2007 and got into hunter for the fall 2007 semester.
    Were you a freshman in college when you took the nln?

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