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- Dec 2, '11 by jakeemt17Hey was wondering how is it going of recent with the school. Did everything calm down?
- Dec 5, '11 by smartwaterI am a current student at the Queens school and I always advise everyone to avoid this school like the plague. It was not a bad school in the beginning, however, after doubling the student load, they cannot seem to manage each semester effectively. They constantly hire new faculty that seem to be intelligent but they cannot teach. The most common response if we had questions were 'Look in the book'. And before anyone can comment, I do read the book, I am doing well on the exams and do not need any hand holding to get through the semesters. I don't expect to hear that answer when I am paying so much money per semester to be taught things.
There are about 60 parking spots with about 250 students. They constantly make changes in the schedule last minute, making it difficult for those who work full time or have children. My upper classmen friends even said that they cancelled an exam 4 hours before they were scheduled to take it with no explanations. Is it fair to those that called out sick from work or those that stayed up all night to study?
Every semester, they managed to lose our physicals/paperwork - those that contain our personal and private info, such as SSN and addresses, so if you do decide to come to this school, make multiple copies!
It is out of curiosity to apply to this school after all the negative feedback. I can't tell you not to go to this school but I'm trying to save you money and time to go to another place (Beth Israel, for example) that knows how to conduct a school properly and give you the attention and respect you deserve that you won't get at this school. If you do insist on coming here, make sure you do all your electives elsewhere...credits at this school is about to run $550-600 a credit here now, in addition to all the fees they will be implementing to take exams, your supplies for lab practice and drug tests. It IS about all the money they can squeeze out of you.
I can count about 2-3 teachers that are in it to help you and make sure you reach that stage to be an RN. Sad to say but although I made a lot of new friends that I will keep in touch with, I regret coming to this school. If I didn't invest so much money or sacrificed the time away from my family and children, I wouldn't bother finishing.
- Dec 8, '11 by jakeemt17Hi, that is exactly how it was in 2010. Do you know sierra mist or bluesquare. I need for them to contact me or can they leave me a message with their phone number. Mine is 718-704-6446. I need to asked them something about the posts they made. Thank you so much.
- Dec 8, '11 by jakeemt17Hi, bluesquare, that is exactly how I saw it. Who ever wrote that letter is exactly the letter I sent them. I am not kidding the people that are written about are exactly as described. I am trying to reach the person that wrote that letter, so please if you see this message contact me. My phone is 718-704-6446. Please leave info in my box. Thank you.
- Jan 2, '12 by ftrnurshi, im starting SPSON in jan of 12 and reading these posts im worried... considering its a small school, im sure theres a lot of corruption going on. for the current students, can someone tell me what happened to Augie P, the administrative guy? he was helping me through the whole process and when i came in for the orientation, he was no longer a part of the faculty, but when i asked what happened, the rest of the ppl just looked away... any idea??
- Jan 11, '12 by spice girl@jakeemt17... nothing calmed down, actually i think things are getting worse.
there is a guy that used to go to the school and was 6 credits away from graduating with over a 3.0 avg and they managed to get him out, he didnt take it too lightly either. As of right now he is in the process of a lawsuit against the school, he went to 60 minutes and supposedly there is gonna b a segment about the school. they double charged him, cheated him out of his grades by changing them and not letting him see his originals and he mentioned that they try to get as many minorities out as possible, he is around the school handing out flyers so u may see him. so i dont know whats in st. pauls future but i hope the staff stops the shananigans and start doing things the right way.
we lost alot of good faculty members and im not sure if they were let go or really found a new job as they claim and i hope they did. i just hope the school doesnt close down b4 i finish cuz im right at the finish line!
- May 5, '12 by jakeemt17Hey it's A May 2012, and was wondering any one on here that goes to st. paul's now. If so, how do you see the school, has it improved and fixed all the problems they were having. I Read on here alot of issues and wanted to see if they were addressed and what came about. I see alot of the instructors and faculty have left, does anyone know why? Thanks!
- May 6, '12 by science101hi,
I am currently a student at saint paul's and all i have to say is cut the BS people; alot of people do stupid crap and get themselves in to trouble and then complain about how the school don't do their job. I mean honestly, I went to a CUNY school before coming here and I am an adult and know how to handle myself, I don't wait for anyone to baby me and hold my hand walk me thru anything. I do what I have to do and get out. Teachers are there to teach and they do, the reason they tell you look it up in the book or they don't know is because they come really annoyed at the idiotic people who refuse to read the book in the first place..honestly speaking instructors who do say this in class i've gone to them in office hours and they were extremely helpful...basically if you show your are willing and committed people will work with you but if you are not an always got an excuse then guess what they won't care because everyone else has jobs, kids and other crap to deal with...nursing school is a commitment once u sign on there is no turning back
some people who get into the program only get in because they do well on the exams and its obvious they are in it for the money, some of them are lazy and refuse to work. some of them leave group projects on others to complete or don't want to work during clinicals...that is not the teachers faults that the individuals fault. yes the staff sometimes can be crappy but honestly if you go in with a crappy attitude ppl will treat u the same way
if you get into another school and u can start your nursing career ASAP then go right on ahead but chances are most nursing schools that are considered to have their **** together don't even give your application the time of day or atleast give you a chance because if they did your probably wouldn't be holding on to saint paul's as your last hope....
if you are a serious individual and your care about getting your **** together and doing what you need to...to get to the end then i say go for it don't let anyone stop you...i completed two semesters so far and in the fall it will be my third semester obviously the school isn't so bad because i'm making it
just remember lazy people don't get far in life...always wanting the easy way won't help anyone....and if the teachers spoon feed your everything for the exams guess what on your NCLEX chances are you won't do so well and its obvious that the teachers are doing something right because a large majority of there students are passing and moving on
check NYS Nursing:Nursing Programs:RN NCLEX Results: 2008-2012 and look for saint paul you will find it for yourself
i hope this helps and don't feel persuaded by individuals who obviously don't realize that they are the ones giving the school a bad name, saint paul's is our school at the end of the day and the way we represent it is the same way we represent ourselves so they need to get their act together and follow protocol before they start blaming everyone
- Jan 16 by BGal23I see that you posted this a while and was curious as to how your experience with the school is going.
- Jan 16 by science101Well I am a senior now, so I guess its not that bad. The school can be a bit diorganized which can be a pain. But if you are the type of person who is on top of your stuff that won't even be a concern for you. My advice to anyone before going is make sure you know what you are signing up for. The school is no walk in the park. They will give you your money's worth as far as your education is conerend but as with anything else in life, you get what you put into it.