Rhode Island College School of Nursing-- BSN Program - page 10

i just wanted to start a thread for the ric bsn program. if anyone has questions on pre-req classes, admission, what the program is like.....this is the place to ask! the whole nursing school process... Read More

  1. by   luvnursing13
    Does anyone recommend I do my pre-reqs at RIC or should I do them at CCRI which is less money? Does it matter and is there a better chance of being accepted into Nursing sooner if I do them at RIC? The only reason I thought about CCRI for pre-reqs is cost and logistics as I live in Newport and they have a campus here.
  2. by   TRR8021
    Hi there, luvnursing13. I don't think it matters where you do your pre-reqs. If CCRI is a more economical choice, I would do it. Just make sure that your courses at CCRI are comparable to RIC's courses. I believe the Admissions Office at RIC has a reference book that you can use to make sure you're taking the right course. I'm sure CCRI will have a resource too.

    As for the schedule, it can be a full course load if you want it to be. As a 2nd degree student you can petition to take all 4 intro nursing classes together. That's a lot to handle if you plan to work too. When I was attending, the schedule was 2 morning classes back to back and at least 1 afternoon class which met 2x a week. Basically, you have class 4 days a week. You can check the online course catalog on RIC's website to get a feel for the schedule.

    I actually took a slower route through the program since I was working nearly full time. I ended up taking 1 or 2 classes per semester. It depends on your personal preference, how strong a student you are, and how quickly you want to get through it. Personally, if I had to do it all over again, I would go to one of those direct entry graduate programs to become an NP lol. Now I have to go back to grad school one day. Oh well. Good luck with the program!
  3. by   luvnursing13
    Thank you!
  4. by   Silvestri
    jessmurph, I just logged on to this site again and saw your response for the first time. I tried to direst message you but this site won't allow me to yet. BTW thanks for the vote of confidence. A quick question for you...I petitioned to take all 4 of the nursing classes the first semester. If they allow me to take them all at once, do you think its a good idea? or will it be too overwhelming?
  5. by   jessmurph
    Hi! Have you heard whether or not you've been accepted?! I took all four courses and I was SO glad I did. It's challenging, but it is by no means impossible. You will put a lot more effort and time into 223 and 224, but honestly 220 and 222 are not difficult at all. It saves an entire semester, and all four courses really go well together. Let me know if you have any more questions!
  6. by   Silvestri
    Hi JessMurph,Just got my acceptance letter in the mail today! I'm still not sure if whether or not to take all four nursing classes this semester. They did accept my petition to do so. My one question is what sort of emphasis do they place on the TEAS exam we are required to take next week before classes begin? Does it matter what you get on it? Also, do you have any idea how they decide which class/time you get for your courses? Do you usually get your first choice? Sorry for all the question I'm just very nervous about the start of the program.
  7. by   jessmurph
    TEAS to my knowledge is just an indicator on your basic knowledge. They've done nothing with it I don't think. I actually did very poorly on it (not sure how) but have done fine in all my nursing courses so far. If you decide to just take two, you put in your request form (i think it's with the application packet). Not sure if you always get your first pick- but I did. I was assigned the classes for the second two (223 and 224) because they allow students to petition for the four courses and since students have already registered you get what is left over. If you're nervous about class times, you can log onto riconnect and see which of the classes are not yet full to get an idea of where you'll be placed. Congrats on your acceptance!!
  8. by   RInursingstudent
    Hi all. I went to RIC as a transfer student this past Summer (2012) and took Human Anatomy. I got a C+, so I went back to my community college in CT and re-took A&P 1 with a B and am completing A&P 2 now (comparable to Human Phys). I'd like to take Organic...Chem 2 in the Spring (after Micro in the Fall) and apply. Do you think it hurts that I got a C+ in Human Anatomy and retook? Do they average the two together?
  9. by   esarah
    Hey guys I'm applying for the second degree program and I went to UMass amherst, I was wondering if anyone could give me a vague idea of my chances. My gpa was a 3.06 at umass but my low grades are restricted to one semester that dragged it down. in all the prereqs i got a B or higher (mostly A's and A-'s). I graduated a semester early and have done some volunteer work in ER's. Does anyone know if they focus mostly on science or mostly on prereqs?
  10. by   jessmurph
    I was told that the science pre-reqs are looked at more heavily than gen eds. GPA is the #1 thing they look at.
  11. by   ydnicx

    I just enrolled into CCRI this semester and am interested in transferring to RIC after the completion of my general studies through the JAA program and enroll into their nursing program. Do I transfer and then apply for the nursing program? I also noticed that you said the pre requisites were two chems, bio 108, anatomy, two psychs, and a minimum gpa of a 2.7. What other classes should I take here at CCRI?

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
  12. by   NikkiMai
    This was very helpful I will be starting RIC in the fall and hope to apply to the program for fall of 2015.
  13. by   ncoppa
    Does anyone know if the teas test is required to apply to the program?

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