Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing in new york - page 4

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 lucy ball
    It has been interesting following this thread and I am finding myelf really pulling for all of you! even though I am not at the same place (just starting to think about pre-reqs, already have a BA in unrelated field) I thought I'd post anyway and ask where you all did your pre-reqs? even in this beginning stage I am feeling overwhelmed as to how/where to start....
    Thanks!
    Well it depends on where you live.
    I started out at Hunter and wasn't too thrilled, though there are several Hunter applicants on this forum. I found city tech to be the one place that I got into classes easily as a non-matriculated students, you go down to the school, you put in your application form you tell them what class you want to take and they register you. Alot of the other city school, you have a matriculate yourself to get access to the classes, at least thats what I have discovered. Also, I am taking several of my pre-reqs online, that I clarified with Beth Israel first before I registered for them. SUNY Learning Network, has a huge catalogue of classes they offer and very cheap, my Developmental Psych class only cost me $372 ($117 a credit) and there are still other SUNY community colleges with cheaper per credit costs than that. SO, just to clarify/ summerize
    I took
    A&P 1 and 2 at city tech
    Planning to register for Micro at City tech for the summer
    I also took chemistry 1 and 2 at city tech when I thought I wanted to go to pharmacy school.

    I am currently taking
    Developmental psych through the SUNY learning Network with Herkimer County Community College.

    I am currently registered for Nutrition through the SUNY Leaning Network at Schenetdecy County Community College. Im registered for Intro. to Sociology through the SUNY Learning Network with Herkimer County Community College. Im taking both over the summer. ( I can't get over the fact, that ive been to school twice already, have a ton of credits and never took an intro to sociology class) anyway

    Here is the link
    http://www.sln.suny.edu/index.html

    If you decide to take classes online and have any questions feel free to ask.

    Are you considering applying to Beth Israel? The one good thing about them is you don't have to have any of they pre-reqs to get in, the offer all the courses you need within the program. I did all of the pre-reqs, well as many as I could, because I want to get the part time schedule, since I have to work.
    Im still waiting for a phone call, trying to keep my hope alive as corny as that sounds but this is the most fustrating situation I have ever encountered.
    Last edit by shippoRN on Apr 16, '07
  2. by   lucy ball
    Quote from mystiqx
    Thanks!
    Well it depends on where you live.
    I started out at Hunter and wasn't too thrilled, though there are several Hunter applicants on this forum. I found city tech to be the one place that I got into classes easily as a non-matriculated students, you go down to the school, you put in your application form you tell them what class you want to take and they register you. Alot of the other city school, you have a matriculate yourself to get access to the classes, at least thats what I have discovered. Also, I am taking several of my pre-reqs online, that I clarified with Beth Israel first before I registered for them. SUNY Learning Network, has a huge catalogue of classes they offer and very cheap, my Developmental Psych class only cost me $372 ($117 a credit) and there are still other SUNY community colleges with cheaper per credit costs than that. SO, just to clarify/ summerize
    I took
    A&P 1 and 2 at city tech
    Planning to register for Micro at City tech for the summer
    I also took chemistry 1 and 2 at city tech when I thought I wanted to go to pharmacy school.

    I am currently taking
    Developmental psych through the SUNY learning Network with Herkimer County Community College.

    I am currently registered for Nutrition through the SUNY Leaning Network at Schenetdecy County Community College. Im registered for Intro. to Sociology through the SUNY Learning Network with Herkimer County Community College. Im taking both over the summer. ( I can't get over the fact, that ive been to school twice already, have a ton of credits and never took an intro to sociology class) anyway

    Here is the link
    http://www.sln.suny.edu/index.html

    If you decide to take classes online and have any questions feel free to ask.

    Are you considering applying to Beth Israel? The one good thing about them is you don't have to have any of they pre-reqs to get in, the offer all the courses you need within the program. I did all of the pre-reqs, well as many as I could, because I want to get the part time schedule, since I have to work.
    Im still waiting for a phone call, trying to keep my hope alive as corny as that sounds but this is the most fustrating situation I have ever encountered.
    thank you so much for all of the info mystiqx! you are too kind....as this whole process unfolds for me, i may be calling upon you again for help and tips....! thanks again and i really really wish the BEST for you!
  3. by   shippoRN
    Quote from lucy ball
    thank you so much for all of the info mystiqx! you are too kind....as this whole process unfolds for me, i may be calling upon you again for help and tips....! thanks again and i really really wish the BEST for you!
    you are most welcome and good luck
  4. by   studentrn4me
    Quote from lucy ball
    thank you so much for all of the info mystiqx! you are too kind....as this whole process unfolds for me, i may be calling upon you again for help and tips....! thanks again and i really really wish the BEST for you!
    hi: thank you so very much for the info on the suny learning network...i will be signing up for 3 classes so as to improve my gpa...god bless you for the info...i pray that you do get in at pbison...thank you...studentrn4me
  5. by   shippoRN
    Quote from studentrn4me
    hi: thank you so very much for the info on the suny learning network...i will be signing up for 3 classes so as to improve my gpa...god bless you for the info...i pray that you do get in at pbison...thank you...studentrn4me
    Thank You so much, no problem, taking classes in New York is sooooooo expensive, the city schools mostly, and taking it on SLN is so much cheaper, and less stressful I think. Good Luck to you
  6. by   MollyMel
    Hey Lucy Ball,
    I am taking pre reqs at BMCC this semester (A&P1, A&P2, Micro, Stats). I told them I wanted to do sciences, so they matriculated me in sciences. When I went for my advisement I was adamant that I knew what classes I wanted to take, and a few different profs referred me various steps up the food chain until the head of the department acquiesced and let me take whatever I wanted.
    My advice is to stick to the community colleges or City Tech (that is where I got my first Bachelor's) and do the pre-reqs on the cheap. PBISON does not require pre-reqs, but their classes are $320 a credit vs the (approx) $180 they will be if you get them out of the way beforehand. The PBISOn interviewer also recommended that I take the CLEP Psych exam, and take Developmental psych at BMCC or through the SUNY online classes this summer. Not all schools accept CLEP (College board exams), I know Columbia does not, but others like Pace do. That is a nice cheap option, CLEP exams are only $60 or so.
    I think that taking the pre reqs before you commit to nursing school is also a good way to make sure this is really what you want to do. I came out of a career in entertainment, and wasn't 100% sure, but this semester has been the most fun ever and I know for sure now that this is exactly what I want to do. Remember though, you do get what you pay for. My classes at BMCC have been fine, good even. I am working very hard, but I have a heavy load and an A average. I don't think I am an A student, and I think there are things they are glossing over to simplify life. That's fine, I'm sure we are well prepared for any nursing program, besides I have heard that the A&P and Micro classes at PBISON are killer and at the extreme opposite end of the spectrum so really I should just be happy with my good grades and shut up already.
    good luck, feel free to ask if you have any other questions (it is a roller coaster this switching careers!)
    MollyMel
  7. by   Ebony06
    I applied to LICHSON (Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing) with a GPA of 3.41 and an NLN composite score of 123 with a percentile of 84%.
    My grades are as follows:
    English 3.2
    Anatomy and Physiology I 3.5
    Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
    Microbiology 4.0
    Psychology I 3.5
    Psychology II 3.5
    Sociology 3.5


    What do you think of my chances of getting accepted?
  8. by   shippoRN
    Quote from Ebony06
    I applied to LICHSON (Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing) with a GPA of 3.41 and an NLN composite score of 123 with a percentile of 84%.
    My grades are as follows:
    English 3.2
    Anatomy and Physiology I 3.5
    Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
    Microbiology 4.0
    Psychology I 3.5
    Psychology II 3.5
    Sociology 3.5


    What do you think of my chances of getting accepted?

    I don't see why you wouldn't get apcepted, but I wouldn't know. At the end of the day its all up to the Adcomm and you just have to wait and see. Don't forget that they look at other factors besides grades.
  9. by   cynnibonn23
    I took the NLN at this school and thought okay since I did pretty well I might apply here. But from the sounds of things its pretty tough to get in.I wanted to apply for this september. I might just do it anyway before the deadline and wait and see.
  10. by   kcsparkles
    Hey guys, this is my first time posting. Well I got a call today from beth Israel, I have an interview next Thursday. I am sooo excited since I got so scared reading everyone's comment on how hard it is to get in. I have BS already but I always knew this was the career for me. I got a 135 and I believe it was the 96%ile on the NLN, but don't be discouraged because my GPA is just ok. SO if your essay, recommendations were good and you have either a good gpa and good NLN scores you will get in. It is definitely not about grades, if I got an interview
  11. by   cynnibonn23
    That is great news. I got my application in on the first and have to submit my other info, very soon. I hope it goes well I got in the upper 80's on my nln and my gpa is 3.76. I have my professor writing my rec letter and my former boss. Lets see how it all goes.
  12. by   Bayley
    That's great Keanni! I had an interview a couple of weeks ago at PBISON. I was so nervous beforehand, but they were really nice and I think it went well. Good luck and keep us posted on how it goes!
  13. by   kcsparkles
    Thanks Bayley, how was the interview? did you get any indications if you were in after the interview? Cynnibonn23 I am sure you will get a call then, good luck and keep us posted. I will let you guys know how it goes for me on Thursday

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