NYU vs. SBU?

  1. I am considering either New York University or SUNY Stony Brook. I know that NYU's College of Nursing has a 4-year undergrad bachelor's program (the first 2 being general ed. and the last 2 being nursing courses and clinicals), whereas SB's requires 2 years of general education (either at SB or another college) as prerequisites, and then applying to its nursing program for the remaining 2 years for a bachelor's.

    Which would you guys recommend as the one with a better nursing program?

    Also, does anyone know (either personally or through someone else, like a friend) which is more competitive to get into and has a tougher workload (even if it's only by a bit)?

    Sorry for asking so many questions, but I'd really appreciate any help I can get!
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   NailaRN
    Anyone?

    Or does anyone know if there are such sites ranking/rating nursing schools in NY (4-year to get a bachelor, undergrad) at least? :/
    Last edit by NailaRN on Oct 2, '06
  4. by   Medicallynecessary
    Hi As a student of SBU, and having worked in the Nursing dept, I have to say that your better off with NYU. First and fore most, SBU is very competitive as they do not have enough professors to accomodate a large student body, most courses only have 15 to 25 students at the most. Although I'm sure NYU is competitive as well, I do believe they are more accomodating in terms of course selection and the availability of professors to teach courses.

    Hope this helps!
  5. by   NailaRN
    Quote from Medicallyness
    Hi As a student of SBU, and having worked in the Nursing dept, I have to say that your better off with NYU. First and fore most, SBU is very competitive as they do not have enough professors to accomodate a large student body, most courses only have 15 to 25 students at the most. Although I'm sure NYU is competitive as well, I do believe they are more accomodating in terms of course selection and the availability of professors to teach courses.

    Hope this helps!
    I just learned that course selection at NYU's College of Nursing applies only to electives really. Other than that, all the liberal arts and nursing courses are determined already as to which semesters they are to be taken in. I guess that's why they call it a nursing program.

    Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.
  6. by   NRSNFL
    Hi, I applied to NYU, 11 years ago, as my dream school. I will use this time in my life to live vicariously through you and heavily push for NYU, what an opportunity of a lifetime in an incredible place. NYU, NYU, NYU......

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