Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing in new york - page 17

I wasn't going to do this, but oh well, maybe it will make some part of my brain feel better or what not. Anyway Has anyone applied or been apcepted to Phillips Beth Isreal School of Nursing in New... Read More

  1. by   emille
    hi all,
    have been away from the site for a while and missed all the discussions.firstly,Tootsie..m so sorry to hear about you.I can completely understand your position considering you had only one school choice.However,am sure you'll only come back stronger.My suggestion for you is not to stay back at BMCC but move to another CUNY college and do the remaining pre-reqs(nutrition,philo etc) while getting a chance to repeat a pre-course you might have done bad.The same semester apply for their nursing program and if you get in ,you can start your clinical in Spring 09 .Unlike BMCC,at Laguardia you don't have to wait for a smstr before applying.You can apply for candidacy the same semester you expect to finish your pre-req.Also,if you eventually decide on getting a BSN,take some of the lib arts reqs alongside during the wait period.If you don't make it at the CUNY CC for Spring class,then move to a 4 year college coz after that sticking with a 2 yr college won't make much sense.
    PS: I heard Hostos is kinda ez to get in compared to other CUNY schools.You might want to check 'em out too.Also,Cochran takes accepts students twice a year.you might want to try for their spring if location is not a problem. good luck.
    My next post will be about my night mare story with PBISON. hear me out.haha. take care.
  2. by   Meytal
    Guess what? I've been wait-listed. For some reason, I find this really funny. I really, really want to go in the fall. Do you think there is anything I can do to be ranked higher on the wait list?
  3. by   Solvita
    Maytal, what do you think is the reason why you are on the waiting list? Did you score low on NLN? Or did you hand in your application late?
  4. by   emille
    Quote from Meytal
    Guess what? I've been wait-listed. For some reason, I find this really funny. I really, really want to go in the fall. Do you think there is anything I can do to be ranked higher on the wait list?
    Same here.I just found out I've been put on the waiting list. I find my case weird rather than being funny. btw Meytal,were you called for an interview before being put up on this list? Also,were they specific as to telling you where you stand on the list? I hope you have a second option at least.

    PS: Does anybody know why the remaining folders were closed? I am completely clueless of how they weed out applicants.
  5. by   emille
    Quote from Solvita
    Maytal, what do you think is the reason why you are on the waiting list? Did you score low on NLN? Or did you hand in your application late?
    Although this question was for Maytal,I don't feel the above two reasons for being put on the list apply. I didn't hand in my application dead early but i know people who handed in later than mine and got their acceptance/denial info shortly after.I also know people who got in with scores lower than mine. I do however feel applying in super early would have helped because although the school says the deadline is April 1st,it appears like the admissions are on a rolling basis.
  6. by   Meytal
    Emille-- congratualations, I guess. We are 2 of 15 waitlisted. I would be curious how we find out our actual chances of attending in the fall.


    Anyone know anyone who has been wait-listed?

    Solvita-- My scores were fine, it's my grades (I assume) that out me in the wait-list pile.

    I was not interviewed. I do not have a second nursing choice. I really wanted to attend this school. I did extensive research before deciding. Obviously, it's better to have a range of choices. I don't. That is what it is. I do hope I get in. Good luck to everyone in finding someplace great!
  7. by   kcsparkles
    FYI I did not get a phone call to say I got accepted, I actually called the school to find out. I hope everyone gets a second chance
  8. by   emille
    i don't know what to expect either.you know how the letter states,'they've accepted 120? or 150 of the most qualified already and should a vacancy occur this summer,we'll have a shot. I wonder why any of the accepted applicants would want to drop and with 15 people in queue,my chances appear very slim.
    Thank god,at least i have a second school back up or else after having finished all my pre and co-reqs,not making it at Beth would have driven me nuts. I still wish to attend it though
    btw,i never had an interview with the school either.
  9. by   Solvita
    I attended PBISON the open door day, there was a student who talked about how he was on a waiting list. . So, he said that he started program only next year, not the year he applied.
  10. by   Meytal
    Oh-- I was hoping for something more encouraging. I guess the wait-list is decided after all of the admissions offers have been accepted. So we are waiting for someone to change their mind or defer.
  11. by   Solvita
    I think you should ask in the admission office what it means to be on waiting list. Is it means that you could be accepted in the fall of this year or is it really means that you are accepted for the next year program.
  12. by   emille
    the waiting list response form asks if we'd like keep our files open for fall 2008 and if not accepted wish to be considered for 2009/not.
    More/less it is like if we don't make it this year,we're given priorities next year.That's the good part.
    Bad part: 1 year in the waiting.
  13. by   tootsieny
    Quote from emille
    hi all,
    have been away from the site for a while and missed all the discussions.firstly,Tootsie..m so sorry to hear about you.I can completely understand your position considering you had only one school choice.However,am sure you'll only come back stronger.My suggestion for you is not to stay back at BMCC but move to another CUNY college and do the remaining pre-reqs(nutrition,philo etc) while getting a chance to repeat a pre-course you might have done bad.The same semester apply for their nursing program and if you get in ,you can start your clinical in Spring 09 .Unlike BMCC,at Laguardia you don't have to wait for a smstr before applying.You can apply for candidacy the same semester you expect to finish your pre-req.Also,if you eventually decide on getting a BSN,take some of the lib arts reqs alongside during the wait period.If you don't make it at the CUNY CC for Spring class,then move to a 4 year college coz after that sticking with a 2 yr college won't make much sense.
    PS: I heard Hostos is kinda ez to get in compared to other CUNY schools.You might want to check 'em out too.Also,Cochran takes accepts students twice a year.you might want to try for their spring if location is not a problem. good luck.
    My next post will be about my night mare story with PBISON. hear me out.haha. take care.
    Thank you so much for taking the time and posting for me
    I will consider the Hostos option! Is just that I am so in love with PBISON that somewhere deep in my heart I am still hoping that I'll be a student there one day! Is that foolish enough?
    But yeah, I should be realistic and realize that something is going on with their admission process I don't know what but something is very fishy.
    Can't wait to hear your story!

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