Is anyone in BMCC?

  1. I applied for BMCC for the spring o8. I am hearing that some professors are horrible. I plan on going during the day. It's a mad house during the day I noticed that myself at Open House. My friend attends the evening and weekend program. She says it's okay so far,but, her anat/phy II Professor has mood problems, always yelling and discouraging the students. I want a great educational experience, I don't want to be around the wild, rude students. Even, in the Admissions Dept the counselor told me that they do have problems with some of the professors. I was surprised of her honesty. I pray that I will have all great instructors. Laguardia CC is a good college. They expect you to have all A's in prereq's courses or repeat them to get A's. This is what I read on the allnurse forum from a current student.
    I am a A student but, I did get a B+ in one of my classes. I really don't like the idea of having to repeat any classes.
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   freudianslip2000
    What's your question? You just commented on the professors...
    I'm a current nursing student at bmcc...just trying to see who's going to be in the class for 08... I'm in third semester, peds\med surg.
  4. by   sandrago
    I am taking nursing pre-req.at BMCC and I got A.A.in liberal Arts there too
    love the school and professors are nice,here and there you might meet some "crazy"people ,but overall it is ok.
    it is great education and if you want to transfer to pace or NYu they give scholarships for transfer students .
    One of my friends is in the nursing program,she loves it!
    but I also heard form other students that could be hard,so maybe depends on the individual.
    I know couple of prof.from science and nursing department let me know if you want some names.9not the easy ones,the fair ones)
    Last edit by sandrago on Jan 21, '08
  5. by   anticipatingnursing1
    hello,

    i just applied to bmcc for the fall 2008 semester and i want to go there for nursing. im a little confused about the whole thing and the actual scehdules when applyin i put the evening choice because i really want to work..what are the scheduled like for the evening choice?? would i be able to do the daytime program and still work a fulltime job? also i am still missin class like anatomy and physiology, and developlemental psy how does bmcc work? will i take the pre req in the fall before gettin into the actaul program? and also if you go for the evening is it only part time or can you do eveing as a full time student?
  6. by   secondcareeralley
    I don't want to be a jerk, but I don't understand how anyone could have a problem getting A's at BMCC. I had a great Chemistry professor, one who actually made the class challenging (and as a result half of the students dropped), but otherwise, my experience has been that the cirriculum is really basic--even dumbed down--and I worry that I'm not being adequately prepared for the RN exam or for further study.
  7. by   2008SN
    If you are going to the evening nursing program at BMCC - forget about A's because the next time you'll probably see one is the latter half of the second semester. The Day program is a different story-A's are possible and the professors are better only because more teachers are willing to teach during the day -- not so much in my case. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying the teachers in the evening are bad teachers, they just don't cut the information into little bite sizes for easy digestion. From day one in fundamentals you are being thrown into real clinical situations and you are expected to think critically from the first lecture. The tests in the evening model themselves after the NCLEX and the teachers don't tell you what to expect from the test. They give you a list of things that might be on the test, but there's no guarantee. In the day, they do tell you what's going to be on the tests and what you can expect. The two programs are like two different worlds even though they are under the same department.
  8. by   2008SN
    Quote from secondcareeralley
    I don't want to be a jerk, but I don't understand how anyone could have a problem getting A's at BMCC. I had a great Chemistry professor, one who actually made the class challenging (and as a result half of the students dropped), but otherwise, my experience has been that the cirriculum is really basic--even dumbed down--and I worry that I'm not being adequately prepared for the RN exam or for further study.
    I thought the same thing - I had a 4.0 when I entered the Nursing program. When you get there, you'll see. It's like you are going to a different school. The pre-clinical classes are going to seem like pre-school compared to what we cover in nursing -- not just the complexity of the material but the amount. Without exaggerating, it is OVERWHELMING.
  9. by   2008SN
    Quote from anticipatingnursing1
    hello,

    i just applied to bmcc for the fall 2008 semester and i want to go there for nursing. im a little confused about the whole thing and the actual scehdules when applyin i put the evening choice because i really want to work..what are the scheduled like for the evening choice?? would i be able to do the daytime program and still work a fulltime job? also i am still missin class like anatomy and physiology, and developlemental psy how does bmcc work? will i take the pre req in the fall before gettin into the actaul program? and also if you go for the evening is it only part time or can you do eveing as a full time student?
    The evening schedule for the first two semesters are:
    T and TH 5:45pm-9:15pm for lectures (this changes to M and W for 3and4)
    Sat 7:45am-4:00pm for Clinical rotation

    The day program I don't know the exact time for but you will not be able to hold a full time job unless you work a night shift. Most likely you will have to switch to partime. The program is 3 days during the work week. There is a morning section from around 9-1 and then there's an afternoon class from around 2-5. Then the clinical falls on a workday all day. You don't get to choose what section in the day---they raffle off the slots. So in other words they tell you to come in on a specific day, then you choose a number. Depending on the number, you get placed in the morning or the evening. Also, you don't register yourself. You have to get see Mr. **** ****** on the 7th floor- his info is on the BMCC website under the directory. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU GO SEE HIM ASAP--EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE YET TO APPLY FOR THE NURSING PROGRAM. PRe-clinical students have to follow the nursing dept rules, not the school's. Unfortunately, the school's administrative staff is clueless when it comes to the nursing dept. Trust me, I almost didn't get into the program thanks to their incompetence.

    For the evening - you can only apply to the program after you have ALL your pre-reqs (chem, A&P 1+2, Psych 1+2, Math, Microbiology, English 1+2)

    For the day- you can apply after only have the four main pre-reqs ( english, psych, math, anatomy 1)

    Good Luck
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Oct 15, '09 : Reason: Please do not post names
  10. by   secondcareeralley
    Quote from 2008SN
    I thought the same thing - I had a 4.0 when I entered the Nursing program. When you get there, you'll see. It's like you are going to a different school. The pre-clinical classes are going to seem like pre-school compared to what we cover in nursing -- not just the complexity of the material but the amount. Without exaggerating, it is OVERWHELMING.
    I actually hope this is true. My worst fear is that the program is light weight and that I will be delivered to the marketplace underprepared. So, thank you!
  11. by   Nola Boo
    Hi All!

    I have a question relating to this discussion. I am going to be a second career nurse. I have always wanted to be a nurse, and being out in a completely different feild has made me realize that nursing is truly what's in my heart. I have an amazing full time job now. I work from 8:30 to 5:30 M-F for a fabulous company. I have kept this job for a year now and do not want to give it up just yet (I need to keep paying manhattan rent!). I have been accepted to BMCC for undergrad Spring 2009, to take my pre-reqs. I need to take all of the pre-reqs for an accelerated program (8 classes), and then apply to an accelerated program in the area. Do you think it is doable to take the 8 math/sciences I need over the course of one year and keep my day job? Or, do you think I will have to quit my full time job?

    Thank you so much.
  12. by   freudianslip2000
    Quote from Nola Boo
    Hi All!

    I have a question relating to this discussion. I am going to be a second career nurse. I have always wanted to be a nurse, and being out in a completely different feild has made me realize that nursing is truly what's in my heart. I have an amazing full time job now. I work from 8:30 to 5:30 M-F for a fabulous company. I have kept this job for a year now and do not want to give it up just yet (I need to keep paying manhattan rent!). I have been accepted to BMCC for undergrad Spring 2009, to take my pre-reqs. I need to take all of the pre-reqs for an accelerated program (8 classes), and then apply to an accelerated program in the area. Do you think it is doable to take the 8 math/sciences I need over the course of one year and keep my day job? Or, do you think I will have to quit my full time job?

    Thank you so much.

    work and take 8 credits in 1 semester and they're not nursing classes just your pre-clinicals? Of course you can do it. And if you can't then don't bother applying for the nursing program. Seriously, that's how difficult it is.
  13. by   Nola Boo
    thank you so much freudian.

    I would like to keep my day job and take the pre-clinicals, then if I am lucky enough to be accepted to a nursing program in the area, i will quit my job and devote 100% of my time to the nursing program itself. I think my new plan is, next year, to work from January to June, while taking one class one class on sunday. Then I will leave my job in June and go full time back to school and finnish my pre-clinical classes, take the GRE, and starting appling ASAP to accelerated programs in the area. I hope I can pull it off! If anyone has done something similar - please let me know how it went!
  14. by   BunnyRN
    Quote from secondcareeralley
    I actually hope this is true. My worst fear is that the program is light weight and that I will be delivered to the marketplace underprepared. So, thank you!
    Hey secondcareeralley,

    A's in clinical nursing at BMCC is a rare gem. I have seen plenty of A's preclinical failed lots of exams, had to repeat nursing course/or withdraw. If they can't make are dropped from the program. Nursing is NO JOKE anywhere you go.

    At work I have met this nursing student from Adelphi, who said she got an A in medsurg, and didn't even know when the kidneys are in the body, and the signs and symptoms of reaction to a blood transfusion. She did not know many other things.

    You go to school to learn, and make the best of it. If you have to eat, drink, and breathe NURSING, then that's what you have to do. School is a sacrifice, and if you think the program is lightweight, there are plenty of other schools to chose from.

    Nursing finals at BMCC can make or break you because they are worth 40% of your grade. There are NO percentage for attendance, nor care plans. You have to be in class, and attend clinicals (or you will be dropped from your class).

    We had 6 exams (every semester)
    Exam 1 - 10%
    Exam 2 - 10%
    Midterm - 20% (cumulative materials from Units 1&2, and additional materials)
    Exam 3 - 10%
    Exam 4 - 10%
    Final - 40% (cumulative materials from the start of the semester)

    Remember - Psych and Maternity are given within one semester, split in half. Medsurg I and Peds 1/2 and 1/2 a semester. It was not fun!!! A couple of weeks for each subject, where at some other schools a full semester of the subject is taught. I have seen many tears shed.

    I have met several BMCC graduates in high positions, and facilities who love BMCC graduates. When you graduate nursing school, and enter the real world, you will see that nursing clinical experience on the units will give you more upper hand in this profession. The more hands on experience you have, the better it gets. Nursing school gives you a foundation, but YOU have to make the best of it!!!

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