BMCC Spring 2018 Hopefuls!!

  1. Hello fellow applicants! I couldn't find a thread for the Spring 2018 hopefuls so I figured I would start one.

    Anyone else take the Kaplan today and totally hate the Science and Writing sections? Those were easily some of the trickiest questions I've ever seen.

    Backgroind info for me - I'm applying for the evening program. I have a 4.0 overall and got a 90 on today's Kaplan. Fingers crossed that's good enough and I'll get the coveted call from Sierra.

    How are the rest of you feeling?
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  3. by   dpers
    You'll certainly get in with those numbers. Granted, the evening program is a bit more competitive, but very few people apply with 4.0s and even fewer score in the 90s on the Kaplan. No need to be nervous.

    I applied for the day program. 3.78 Prereq and 92% kaplan. I only have a 3.4 overall but from what I understand that is not a huge factor in their decision.

    Good luck, keep us posted.
  4. by   Shan1026
    Those are really good scores and GPAs. I have a 3.9 overall and got a 79% on Kaplan, hope that's good enough. Good luck!
  5. by   Jengem55
    Hello all BMCC fellows,

    You guys did a really good Job!!! Definitely no problem of getting in the program. Look likes this year many applicants get a good grade too!!

    I took the kaplan on 12/5/17. People all looked prepared and anxious about the text LOL
    I am apply for the evening class for spring 2018.
    My GPA is the 7 pre-requisite classes is 3.67 and overall Kaplan score is 76%.
    I am suprised by how tricky the physiology section was... The questions looks board but actually ask very specific detail. I spent the most of my study time on it, however, still got the lowesr score from the scienece section....

    From what I've told my by nursing advisor Mr. Sierra, he said for spring 2018, they no long keep sits for 1199 union member, so thats mean the sit is going to increase by 5 more, from 22 to 27 for the evening section!!! And seems like day time section is more competitive than evening section. They day time program is at leat 3 times more applicants than the evening one...
    For your information, the lowest combined overral scores( pre-req GPA and Kaplan scores for the accepted students from last semester fall 2017, day time section is 84.5 and 82.5 for evening section. I already nervous about the last section waiting section.... Hopefully I will get a call from Mr. Sierra
    Last edit by Jengem55 on Dec 6, '17
  6. by   Manveer Kaur
    Hello all, I took the Kaplan on Nov.28th and got an 89%. My GPA is 3.9. Now, we wait...Hopefully we will get that call. I wish you all good luck and thanks for starting this thread.
  7. by   tgg0107
    That sounds like more than enough! My fingers are crossed for all of us!
  8. by   Jen2018
    Hi dear Applicants

    Did anyone receive a call from Mr. Sierra yet?
  9. by   Anna234
    No, he is going to be making calls the first week of January.
  10. by   Jen2018
    Thanks for your response
  11. by   grandk
    hope all is well... a question for each of you who score above 80% can ya please share what tools ya used to study. and what questions you might remember from the exam? i failed it a year ago and im scared to take it again. at the time i took the nclex so im sure the kaplan is a bit different. please help! thanks in advance
  12. by   JC1533
    Hello to all,
    Congratulations for making it this far. I hope you all get in! For those who do make it in the program here is some advice I wish I would have gotten before entering the program:
    1. The fundamentals textbook alone is enough, everything you need to know is in that book, as for the online resources ...you can manage with YouTube videos and do some research for nursing skills and techniques. As for the simcharting, you can purchase that separately on the Elsevier website.
    2. Nursing central is a great tool, but it is pricey. You can essentially google the information you need, and you'll be just fine. (google drugs and their functions/side effects)
    None the less if you have the money and want to buy the whole shabang go for it! But in all honesty I purchased every book listed and only really touched the fundamentals book! ...I ended up selling all the textbooks back to the bookstore except for the fundamentals book.
    4. Reading is life lol, and if your class is provided with PowerPoints pay close attention to the details in the "notes" section of each slide, that is where most of the important content is.
    3. PRACTICE QUESTIONS ARE THE KEY TO SURVIVAL! Take as many as possible ...it will take some time to adjust to the question and answer choices.... Sometimes the answer choices are all correct answers, but they want you to select the answer that is best for the patient& situation.
    4. TAKE IT ONE TEST AT A TIME!
    5. I recommend you buy 2 sets of scrubs for clinicals, it can get messy... really fast lol.
    6. Before entering the program I was used to getting nothing but 90s or better, you will soon realize that it is challenging to maintain that streak in the program. The goal is to reach the finish line even if it means crawling to it. Don't focus on grades, a test # doesn't determine the type of nurse you're going to be just make sure you pass. There is always time to reflect on better answer choice and always room for improvement. What matters most is that you understand the material.
  13. by   Shan1026
    Thank you for the advice!! Very helpful.
  14. by   Shan1026
    I just got the call I'm in!!!

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