Where Should I go?

  1. 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 it's closer to my house than CSI but I need some expert advices.
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  3. by   nycstudent
    HI,
    I graduated from Hunter a few years ago with a different degree, yet know quite a few people in the nursing program. Getting into the program itself from the General pool of Hunter people is quite difficult. They didn't really show any preferential treatment to their own student body. Also since they consider themselves the "flagship nursing program for Cuny" they aren't very friendly. This is all second hand, mind you. ARe you not interested in the private schools? A little more tuition but you'll get more attention and definitely make that money back in your salary upon graduation.
  4. by   xjae
    Quote from nycstudent
    HI,
    I graduated from Hunter a few years ago with a different degree, yet know quite a few people in the nursing program. Getting into the program itself from the General pool of Hunter people is quite difficult. They didn't really show any preferential treatment to their own student body. Also since they consider themselves the "flagship nursing program for Cuny" they aren't very friendly. This is all second hand, mind you. ARe you not interested in the private schools? A little more tuition but you'll get more attention and definitely make that money back in your salary upon graduation.
    I would go into a private school but my family can't pay that tuition.
  5. by   subee
    Quote from xjae
    I would go into a private school but my family can't pay that tuition.

    Then beg, borrow or steal. Don't be afraid to go after scholarships or loans and graduate with debt. Get a job, if you have to. You won't regret it.
  6. by   nycstudent
    I agree with Subee.

    They have tons of scholarships because they need numbers. I was reading that the average person at a private catholic college pays $2-4000 in tuition because the grants are so good. borrow the rest. the pay will be worth it. Besides LOTS of hospitals will pay back some of your loans if you agree to work for them for a few years upon graduation. You should talk with the admissions officers at colleges you may be interested in. Don't be afraid -- its only a conversation!!
  7. by   nessa1980
    Hi there!
    Im new to this site. I have applied to Hunter for the Fall admission to the Nursing program and am taking the NLN in 3 weeks. Anyway, I had no idea there was a WAITING LIST!!!!!!! How does that work exactly? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks! :roll
  8. by   xjae
    I appreciate all the advice but no one answered my question yet. Out of CSI, Hunter and City Tech where do you think I should go?
  9. by   3Triages
    Hunter- NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! I graduated from this fine institution a few years ago and the waiting list I understand is 4-5years. I personally knew people who were waiting got fed up, graduated w/ another degree and went elsewhere. Admissions officers sometimes lead one to believe that there is not a waiting list. Everything student said is on the $$$.

    NYC Tech- no NLN but your best bet is to go to the school in person to talk with an advisor.

    CSI- Recently, they implemented an NLN exam. I understand it is a journey if you do not have a car.

    I hope this helps in your decision making. Good luck!!!!
  10. by   studentmalenurse
    Hey, Im a present student of city tech, the schools program is okay, its not all that, they ,like im sure other colleges are making their programs much harder to get into and much harder to pass. To tell you the truth I had a friend who wanted to get into nursing, financially a cuny college is better, I told her the best thing to do is to apply to a LPN program in Jersey, after trying to get into LIU, and seeing how much it would cost she took my advice and actually got accepted to three LPN programs in NJ. When shes done all she has to do is transfer to their RN program or find a one year LPN to RN program. Thats the easiest way to get in.
  11. by   xjae
    what's NLN? is it a test to see if you can get into the program? I decided to go to hunter for 2 years and get my required credits in and then transfer to City Tech's Nursing program. This is my plan as of now. Thanks a lot 3Triages and studentmalenurse for answering my questions. You guys helped A LOT, I really appreciate it.
  12. by   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
  13. by   kittykat23
    If this is any help. Before I got into the BMCC program all the doctors I worked for told me CSI was the best program. Also some of the nurses told me the same. Only thing is the commute. If that's a problem for you then go with Tech. Hunter caters to ASNs going for their Bachelors.
  14. by   chestrockwell
    Quote from kittykat23
    If this is any help. Before I got into the BMCC program all the doctors I worked for told me CSI was the best program. Also some of the nurses told me the same. Only thing is the commute. If that's a problem for you then go with Tech. Hunter caters to ASNs going for their Bachelors.
    Where are the docs you work for located? In Staten Island or another borough? I also heard that CSI has a great reputation.

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