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This is a discussion on Hunter Vs College Of Staten Island in New York State Nursing Programs, part of New York Nursing ... Hi I am currently a student at CUNY College of Staten Island and I am taking the nursing pre-reqs...by chani1492 Apr 25, '12Hi I am currently a student at CUNY College of Staten Island and I am taking the nursing pre-reqs for the program. There Pre Reqs are Anatomy 1, the NLN, English, Philosophy, Intro Psychology. I am almost finished with those, where as Hunters Include Another Psychology, Microbiology,Statistics and Orgo Chemistry and Chemistry. I got accepted into Hunter so I am wondering if I should go to Hunter? Or Stay in my Current college. My Gpa right now is a 3.5 I am going to get all A's in the pre req except Anatomy which I might get a B-. I travel 2 hours to get to Staten Island where with Hunter I would be there in 45 min the most an hour.. Im just confused about what to do and those who are in Hunter and got into the Nursing Program what were your GPAs? Thanks.Poll: CSI or Hunter
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- Apr 26, '12 by tnbutterflyMoved to NY Nursing Programs for more response.
- May 8, '12 by BM90Either way, you have to take microbiology, 2 chemistries, math (statistics), physics (at CSI) if you want to get your BS. They're not needed for associates. I go to CSI and I'll be taking the NLN this month. I took everything, except for Chem. 2. Doing micro this semester and med. dosage, and a useless philosophy class lol but yeah, I think the pre reqs are basically the same
- Aug 2, '12 by V610I am in the nursing program at CSI and my friend is trying to get into Hunter's nursing program. You have a good GPA, stay at CSI because the classes are MUCH easier than they are in Hunter, keeping a high GPA is very important for the future when applying into Masters Programs.
- Aug 2, '12 by DoGoodThenGoIt really isn't fair to compare CSI's nursing program with Hunter's as one is an ADN the other BSN. By nature that means each program will have differences related to the type of degree being persued.
The only sciences required for CSI is Bact, A&P I and II, no chemistry organic or otherwise that one can see from the current course requirements, nor math for that matter. Though one must pass the CUNY math placement exam or take remedial classes as part of entering any City U college.
OTHO Hunter being a four year degree there are various math and chemistry requirements (organic and by extension general chem if one does not have the required high school chemistry classes).
Both programs are competitive for entry but Hunter is more so as it is the only BSN undergrad program in CUNY besides Lehman. With only 100 slots for their undergrad program each semester Hunter receives on average >200 (probably much higher) applications, thus getting in is going to really be tough. When the OP says she/he was admitted to Hunter one assumes this to mean as a undergraduate student to the college and not the nursing program itself.
CSI recently stepped up their game in terms of admission GPA so it's pretty much even with Hunter (3.0).
What really matters in terms of choosing between the two programs is what sort of career as a nurse one wishes. If the intent is to go on for a masters and or become an AP nurse, then going to a BSN program and getting the foundation in math and sciences required for any BSN much less MSN out of the way can make sense. Also Hunter's nursing program will offer the required nursing research, theory and other classes that are building blocks to going on for a graduate degree.
The other thing to consider is right now BSN grads do seem to have an advantage in terms of hiring over ADN. NS-LIJ who owns two SI hospitals issued a statement over a year ago that they would be requiring all new nurses hired after a certain date (2012?) to either have a BSN or obtain it within several years after hire.
While a 3.5 GPA is rather excellent for CSI, it is pretty average these days for Hunter's nursing programs. It does seem that at the latter a majority of applicants are at or near 4.0, and yet still some don't make the cut for entry.