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Rhode Island College School of Nursing-- BSN Program - page 8

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. Visit  bbm34 profile page
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    I got a letter that said that I should call the dept of nursing and meet to do my plan of study..Is this a good sign of me getting in or can I still be declined?
    mcb5603
  2. Visit  yumcake profile page
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    Hello, was wondering if anyone could give me honest advice. I am a single father with a BFA interested in applying for Fall 2011 as a 2nd Bachelor's student. I only have to take 3 pre-reqs to be able to apply to the nursing program. I am a little concerned because I work 35 hours a week and also take care of my daughter. She will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall so I figured it would be a great time to go back to school. Is this doable? I mean, I believe I can do it but would love to hear experiences and any advice anybody could give me. Thank you!
  3. Visit  Nu_2_Nursing profile page
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    Maybe we have/had the same prof for 220... I know you can't mention names, but she's from England lol... I'm so nervous for her exam and there is so much material. My prof for 222 is newer to the school I think and doesn't seem to be very effective. That exam is Wednesday, so I'll hope for the best...
  4. Visit  Nu_2_Nursing profile page
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    Quote from yumcake
    Hello, was wondering if anyone could give me honest advice. I am a single father with a BFA interested in applying for Fall 2011 as a 2nd Bachelor's student. I only have to take 3 pre-reqs to be able to apply to the nursing program. I am a little concerned because I work 35 hours a week and also take care of my daughter. She will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall so I figured it would be a great time to go back to school. Is this doable? I mean, I believe I can do it but would love to hear experiences and any advice anybody could give me. Thank you!
    I work full time and attend RIC full time as well. This is my first semester in the nursing program and I already see how little time I have. I take four classes and with that and work it is pretty tight. I don't have children (just a needy puppy!) lol.. but I think it is doable if you want to get it done. Would you be attending full time or part time? I started with my pre-reqs last spring and finished up as of last fall.

    Good luck to you!
  5. Visit  Piquarius profile page
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    What is better to take first, Chem 106 or Physiology. Not sure I want to take them in the same semester.
  6. Visit  fetta818 profile page
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    Quote from Piquarius
    What is better to take first, Chem 106 or Physiology. Not sure I want to take them in the same semester.
    I took them in the same semester and it wasn't too bad. However, if you're only going to take one, I would take chem 106 because its a pre req for the program. Physiology you don't even have to take until your first semester in the program, but a lot of people choose to take it before.
  7. Visit  Jtothebeans profile page
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    Hi,

    I am looking to apply to RIC's 2nd Degree BSN program within the next year.
    I am currently completing my pre-reqs at a community college in MA and have a few questions.

    Would it be in my best interest to apply to RIC and take my pre-reqs there? I know they generally accept freshmen over transfers, but do they have a preference for students who completed their pre-reqs at RIC, as well?

    My other question is how strict they are regarding the transfer of Chemistry courses...
    Does introductory chemistry I and II usually qualify as transfer credits for CHEM 105, 106. Or are these, in particular, courses that they prefer to be taken at RIC?

    Any advice is greatly appreciated!
  8. Visit  RileyJay profile page
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    Regarding the school and working full time question, going part time is what is working for me and my family. I'm taking one clinical per semester while working full time between two different jobs (one being a nurse intern). My primary job is a M-F office job and I am so grateful they allow me to flex my hours around school. I have 2 teens and a preschooler and I am able to maintain a 3.7 gpa by going part time. It's tough but doable with support. I am a second degree candidate as well and will be a senior this summer.

    Good luck everyone with the end of the semester wrapping up!
  9. Visit  yumcake profile page
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    Quote from RileyJay
    Regarding the school and working full time question, going part time is what is working for me and my family. I'm taking one clinical per semester while working full time between two different jobs (one being a nurse intern). My primary job is a M-F office job and I am so grateful they allow me to flex my hours around school. I have 2 teens and a preschooler and I am able to maintain a 3.7 gpa by going part time. It's tough but doable with support. I am a second degree candidate as well and will be a senior this summer.

    Good luck everyone with the end of the semester wrapping up!

    Hi, thank you so much for your input. I am wondering how long it has taken you from day one? I am also going to have to go part time and I have 88 credits ahead of me. How long did it take to get the sciences out of the way? Did you have any difficulty getting into classes? I just paid my 200 dollar deposit and waiting for the next step in the process. Cannot wait to begin!
  10. Visit  RileyJay profile page
    Well, in my case I had all the pre reqs done with my previous bachelors (from RIC-so I have a ton of credits here) except for Dev. Psych which I took Spring 2008. After that I only had the nursing classes. I've consistently taken 6 credits per semester, not including summers. I took the sophomore level classes 220 & 222 in fall '08 and 223 & 224 in spring '09. My "junior year" was fall 09 to Spring '11 (fall 09 Maternity, spring '10 psych, fall '10 pedi, spring '11 med/surg 1).

    Next I'm planning to take the 3 credit senior Leadership class this summer (the 6 credit classes are too time intensive for me to take in the summer). Then fall '11 Med/surg 2, Spring '12 public health, summer '12 intern somewhere, and fall '12 transitions. Slow but sure I'm getting there, but the students I started the sophomore classes with are graduating this May. Ultimately, this is what is working for me, so I'm sticking with the plan. I've been told that when it comes to taking the NCLEX, to really brush up on Fundamentals though because at that point I will have taken it quite awhile ago.

    Good luck to you!
    Last edit by RileyJay on Apr 25, '11
  11. Visit  jessmurph profile page
    Hi all, thanks for starting this thread. I am applying for the accelerated BSN for students who already have a bachelor's degree. Do you have any information about the program? I know it's competitive, but I'm wondering what my chances of getting in are? Graduating with a BS in Biology from the U of Mass with a 3.1- but all A's and B+ on nursing prereqs (anatomy, lifespan, micro, etc). Thanks for the help!!
    Jess
  12. Visit  Nu_2_Nursing profile page
    It sounds like you may have a good shot at it. I don't know if anyone can really tell you what will be accepted, but if you have all As and Bs in the pre-reqs, it sounds pretty good for you. Did you apply for fall 11?
  13. Visit  Nu_2_Nursing profile page
    Quote from MiniDachshund<3er
    That's good to know! Thank you! I actually prefer black and its not too late to return the shoes I just bought! Thanks for the good luck! I will need it! Med. Surg and pedi are a few weeks away!
    Hey! Just wanted to see how you were doing in your classes and how far in the program you are? I start 223/224 this fall and I'm pretty excited but also nervous of what to expect and what I need...

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