Best Cuny School For Asn

  1. Can anyone tell me which Cuny schools has the best Nursing Program, and which is the easiest to get into?

    Thanks
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  3. by   catzy5
    Quote from Triple A's
    Can anyone tell me which Cuny schools has the best Nursing Program, and which is the easiest to get into?

    Thanks


    I am sorry I can't help but I am racking my brain trying to figure out what a Cuny school . ?????

    good luck I am sure you'll get answers here.
  4. by   barbaratruth
    All of the CUNY schools offer the same basic curriculum required for NCLEX preparation. Because it has the cheapest tuition in the City, there is a tremendous competition for the 40-50 spots offered each year (about 300 applicants at minimum usually apply). Their requirements are based on GPA for four core prerequisite courses. They don't care who you are and what you have accomplished in the past. I don't know anyone who got into their program with less than a 3.85 GPA for the prerequisites.

    I would recommend taking your prerequisites at CUNY (you'll save a ton of money) and then apply to a private nursing program and get a better quality learning experience.

    All of the CUNY programs will accept you on a pre-nursing status to take your prerequisites, however, once they pick the students for entrance into the nursing program, you're stuck if you haven't gotten a spot somewhere else.

    Good luck to you.
    Last edit by barbaratruth on May 16, '07 : Reason: typo
  5. by   naomi712
    Quote from barbaratruth
    All of the CUNY schools offer the same basic curriculum required for NCLEX preparation. Because it has the cheapest tuition in the City, there is a tremendous competition for the 40-50 spots offered each year (about 300 applicants at minimum usually apply). Their requirements are based on GPA for four core prerequisite courses. They don't care who you are and what you have accomplished in the past. I don't know anyone who got into their program with less than a 3.85 GPA for the prerequisites.

    I would recommend taking your prerequisites at CUNY (you'll save a ton of money) and then apply to a private nursing program and get a better quality learning experience.

    All of the CUNY programs will accept you on a pre-nursing status to take your prerequisites, however, once they pick the students for entrance into the nursing program, you're stuck if you haven't gotten a spot somewhere else.

    Good luck to you.
    That's true. I know alot of people who tried to go to Hunter for example. They have a great nursing program but they have a long waiting list. Private schools are the best way to go. Unfortunately they are more expensive, but they have much shorter waiting lists in comparison (if any at all) Some private schools will even take you with a GPA below 3.0
  6. by   shippoRN
    Quote from catzy5
    I am sorry I can't help but I am racking my brain trying to figure out what a Cuny school . ?????

    good luck I am sure you'll get answers here.
    Just to clarify CUNY = City University of New York. They are the community colleges in New York City, i believe funded by New York City monies
    there is also SUNY = State University of New York, which falls under the state of New Nork and hence funded by the state's monies.
    Anyone is welcome to correct me if i am wrong
    hope this helps you.

    As for the OP, I'm not to hip to the jive on whats good and whats not in the CUNY system, I myself applied to a private ADN program. However I know a couple of people who attended BMCC and loved it you just have to make sure you show up with superb grades and GPA's, I think Hunter college as well although I think their program is a BSN. I know there are several other cuny schools but don't really know their reputation all I know is its very hard to get into and they select mostly by obscenely high by GPA's. You should go to the new york state boards website and check out the listings for the schools. Also you should think about posing your questing in the allnurses New York forum you can get your questions answered there.

    Good luck
  7. by   catzy5
    [quote=mystiqx;2206541]Just to clarify CUNY = City University of New York. They are the community colleges in New York City, i believe funded by New York City monies
    there is also SUNY = State University of New York, which falls under the state of New Nork and hence funded by the state's monies.
    Anyone is welcome to correct me if i am wrong
    hope this helps you.

    Thanks for clarifying I was very curious!! I had never heard that term.
  8. by   Bonnie24
    I'm taking my pre reqs at a CUNY school right now. My nursing advisor said that unless you have at least a 3.7, you can't get into the nursing program no matter what happens. There is a lot of competition. There are hundreds of applications for 50 slots. I think I will have a 3.7 or higher but I'm going to apply to a private school just in case.
  9. by   Triple A's
    Thanks everyone for your comments. Since I work very close to John Jay college, I will be taken my pre-reqs there.I will then apply to LICH,Beth Isreal and LIU.
  10. by   graceland
    Does anyone know about CUNY: Medgar Evars College in Brooklyn? They offer ASN and BSN.....anyone going there?
  11. by   mb1949
    Quote from graceland
    Does anyone know about CUNY: Medgar Evars College in Brooklyn? They offer ASN and BSN.....anyone going there?
    I heard the program is good, I go to Bronx Community College, the nursing program is super intense, and very competitive, I had a super high GPA now I just pray to pass
  12. by   graceland
    Does Bronx CC offer a part-time or weekend/evening nursing program?
  13. by   mb1949
    Quote from graceland
    Does Bronx CC offer a part-time or weekend/evening nursing program?

    The LPN program is strictly nights, however the RN program is mostly days they do have some night classes, however most of the classes are days.
  14. by   AspiringNurse7
    Quote from mystiqx
    Just to clarify CUNY = City University of New York. They are the community colleges in New York City, i believe funded by New York City monies
    there is also SUNY = State University of New York, which falls under the state of New Nork and hence funded by the state's monies.
    Anyone is welcome to correct me if i am wrong
    hope this helps you.

    As for the OP, I'm not to hip to the jive on whats good and whats not in the CUNY system, I myself applied to a private ADN program. However I know a couple of people who attended BMCC and loved it you just have to make sure you show up with superb grades and GPA's, I think Hunter college as well although I think their program is a BSN. I know there are several other cuny schools but don't really know their reputation all I know is its very hard to get into and they select mostly by obscenely high by GPA's. You should go to the new york state boards website and check out the listings for the schools. Also you should think about posing your questing in the allnurses New York forum you can get your questions answered there.

    Good luck
    The Cuny system( City university of New York) includes both community and 4 year colleges...

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