Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing in new york - page 2

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   shippoRN
    Quote from Male Nurse NYC
    Wow I'm only the third?? hey whatever, less competition then! JK -Thanks for the congrats, very kind of you.

    I applied in January, and like you I had my application complete with everything around february as well. Minus my NLN grade which was sent to them only 2 weeks ago. So everything (transcripts/essay, etc) has been in their hands technically, since the middle of March. I took my NLN on March 3rd (I took it once before last year) I got a higher score this time around, I got a composite score of 136 or 95 percentile, my GPA wasn't all that great either, I had a 3.25 transferring from Hunter college.

    I say don't be too discouraged, there is still plenty of time for them to call you. I wouldn't fret. I've heard of people within your grade range getting accepted last year as well.

    I actually have a question for you, since you went to the open house, could you shed some light on it for me? bc I feel like i missed out, I want to know how it was when you went, what it was like etc. You can either PM me with the info or just leave it here, whichever is more appropriate.

    Hey there, well you got up there in the 90's and i think they go for top NLN scores and work their way down, part of me regrets taking the first test of the year, i feel like people who took it in march did so much better. oh well you know what they say about hindsight.

    Ok open house stuff.
    I totally fell in love with the place at the open house, i had intended to apply to PBISN, and LICHSN, but after the open house I had no desire to go anywhere else. They had the Dean there and the asst Dean, co-ordinators for the first years, and i think maybe 5 or 6 first year students. I had attended the first open house of the year which was october last year, and the room they had it in was packed from end to end. I think they had at least 4 or 5 more throughout the year, so i can only imagine that it was the same thing. The students sang the school's praises the entire night, to a point that the asst. Dean had to stop them and say she didn't pay them to say it. They said (as well as some alums on allnurses and current students) that the comraderie amoung the students is awsome, nobody is trying to cut anyone's throat, they said that the clinicals really prepare you for reality, the classes were challenging, but the professors all have an open door policy that you can pop in and ask questions when you like. The asst dean, said it was rolling application process, and she said once a portfolio was completed it went to the admissions committee for review and decision. Um she said that if they decided to consider you, you would get a phone call to schedule an interview appointment, and if you got that phone call you were pretty much in ( so that means you lol, im green with envy tee hee) They went over the different scheduling options, the traditional 2 yr option, three year option and the ATOP option. They talked about their partnership with PACE University and NYU. They answered alot of general questions, they showed an info video about the school. Thats mostly what i rememer, oh and at the end the students gave a tour. I really loved the atmosphere, and the attitudes of everyone. I hope i was able to answer your question, if you want to know something more specific let me know.
  2. by   Jilaweez
    mystiqx,
    I hope you get that phone call soon!! Just wanted to let you know I'm pulling for you!
  3. by   nurse2btracy
    Male Nurse NYC: Congrats on your interview. When is it scheduled for?

    I am also waiting to hear from BI. I only got a 119 on the NLN with a 79th percentile. If you got a 136 and a 95th percentile it does not look good for me. Jeez - now I cannot even get into the private nursing schools.

    Just waiting to hear anything...
  4. by   shippoRN
    Quote from Jilaweez
    mystiqx,
    I hope you get that phone call soon!! Just wanted to let you know I'm pulling for you!
    Oh thanks so much, Im just trying to keep my hopes up, getting a little discouraged every now and again, but trying very hard to keep my hopes up
  5. by   shippoRN
    Quote from nurse2btracy
    Male Nurse NYC: Congrats on your interview. When is it scheduled for?

    I am also waiting to hear from BI. I only got a 119 on the NLN with a 79th percentile. If you got a 136 and a 95th percentile it does not look good for me. Jeez - now I cannot even get into the private nursing schools.

    Just waiting to hear anything...
    Tracy don't give up hope, i know its a little discouraging, but we have to keep our fingers crossed, Im sure your GPA, experience and recomendations and personal statement has to count for something. After all they did say at the open house that they count all these factors and not just one specific thing. Im thinking though that they are starting with high NLN scores and working their way down, I dunno, we just have to keep hopeing for the best.
  6. by   Wsmith16
    My friend just took their exam early this week and she says their was over 100 people their. WHich freaks me out only because their aren't that many spots. So, I gather that they will be picking candidates with the highest test scores.
  7. by   Wsmith16
    Quote from nurse2btracy
    Male Nurse NYC: Congrats on your interview. When is it scheduled for?

    I am also waiting to hear from BI. I only got a 119 on the NLN with a 79th percentile. If you got a 136 and a 95th percentile it does not look good for me. Jeez - now I cannot even get into the private nursing schools.

    Just waiting to hear anything...

    Tracy, I hope you get in. I'm keeping my fingers crosssed. This whole thing is extremely stressful. Have you tried Farmingdale? I heard it wasn't super hard to get into. I think you may have to take the NET.
  8. by   shippoRN
    Quote from Wsmith16
    My friend just took their exam early this week and she says their was over 100 people their. WHich freaks me out only because their aren't that many spots. So, I gather that they will be picking candidates with the highest test scores.
    Hi there Wsmith16, i gather you also applied to PBISN as well? We just have to hope and pray that all goes well for us, thats all I can say at this point. Well they only have 82 spots per test, unless the increased the amount of test spots. Its really scary and dishartening, i knew going into the test i needed a minimum of a 90, but oh well, hopefully all will go well for us.
  9. by   Paragon
    Hi I've been reading these posts and decided to finally post as well. I am glad the madness of the application process is over but now the waiting game begins. I, too, applied to PBISON and minus my NLN score (which they received this week) they had everything else for my file by mid January. I have been out of school for 6 years now worked in the financial industry for 6 years - and now am doing the 2nd career thing. My NLN composite was 141 with a 96% in AD. I am crossing my fingers for all of us and I hope everyone gets a call for an interview!! Oh I also applied to LICHSON and SVCMC in Queens but PBISON is my #1 choice!!:spin:
  10. by   shippoRN
    Quote from Paragon
    Hi I've been reading these posts and decided to finally post as well. I am glad the madness of the application process is over but now the waiting game begins. I, too, applied to PBISON and minus my NLN score (which they received this week) they had everything else for my file by mid January. I have been out of school for 6 years now worked in the financial industry for 6 years - and now am doing the 2nd career thing. My NLN composite was 141 with a 96% in AD. I am crossing my fingers for all of us and I hope everyone gets a call for an interview!! Oh I also applied to LICHSON and SVCMC in Queens but PBISON is my #1 choice!!:spin:
    Hi Paragon, im so glad you decided to post. Ive been trying to find application buddies for months now, you are the 4th one that has responded to my thread. You have an awsome NLN score, hopefully you'll be hearing something from them soon. You definately will be getting that interview phone call with a score like that. Part of me wishes i didn't take the exam so early in the year, but who knows it might not have made a difference, i don't know what my chances are anymore. I really need to start preparing myself to retake it next year. Anyway congrats on such an excellent score, let us know when you get that interview phone call.
  11. by   Paragon
    Hey Mystiqx, thanks for the support. I am a firm believer that when the time is right, things will start to happen. I actually just received a call from them to schedule my interview for next week so I am happy and nervous at the same time. Don't start thinking negative now- you've come this far, are focused and so you need to think positive thoughts knowing it will all fall into place when the it's meant to be. They will most likely be interviewing until the end of May so it does not mean you still won't get that phone call. Also remember that not everyone who's accepted into the program will actually choose to attend there so there will be spots that open up. What was your score if you dont mind me asking? Best wishes...keep praying and be POSITIVE :spin:
  12. by   shippoRN
    Quote from Paragon
    Hey Mystiqx, thanks for the support. I am a firm believer that when the time is right, things will start to happen. I actually just received a call from them to schedule my interview for next week so I am happy and nervous at the same time. Don't start thinking negative now- you've come this far, are focused and so you need to think positive thoughts knowing it will all fall into place when the it's meant to be. They will most likely be interviewing until the end of May so it does not mean you still won't get that phone call. Also remember that not everyone who's accepted into the program will actually choose to attend there so there will be spots that open up. What was your score if you dont mind me asking? Best wishes...keep praying and be POSITIVE :spin:
    Congratulations, see I told you they would call for an interview with a score like that.
    Thanks for you encouraging words.
    Mine was an 124 composite; 85 percentile. I knew i needed at least a 130 when i took the test, i studied for almost 3 months, I just never do well with tests. I guess its more fustrating since i applied since october last year and got everything completed at the end of feburary. very fustrating
  13. by   heartrn79
    Are the Ny nursing schools all so competitive? Are there some that are looked upon as better?

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