Rhode Island College School of Nursing-- BSN Program - page 9

by RhodyGirl, RN | 41,533 Views | 130 Comments

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 can be overwhelming, so... Read More


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    Quote from RhodyGirl-SN
    From what I've been told by my adviser, they have a set number of transfer and second-degree students that they accept each semester. Students who started their freshman year at RIC are given first priority, then several spots are designated for the transfer and second-degree people. It is more difficult to be accepted as a transfer/sec deg. student, but not impossible.

    Thanks for the good luck... we'll need it this year! Graduation and NCLEX is just around the corner!
    Thanks again... I got my acceptance letter for spring and I'm so excited! I've worked hard to get into the program so it feels good to know that I'm in. I feel like I can actually focus on the next part now. - and try to find books that aren't too expensive.
    I know you aren't supposed to mention professor names, but I'm hoping that mine are good... according to rate my professor, both ladies have so-so ratings. Some hate them and say favorites are chosen, some love them. Are the first two nursing courses difficult?

    When do you take the NCLEX and how soon after do you know?
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    Congrats!! That is awesome!! I was accepted last Spring (2010) and I was very proud too! And you should be!! Its not an easy task and the competition certainly isn't minimal! NURS-220 and 222 are not difficult courses (in comparison to the rest of the program). A lot of studying is required to do well. Just do the reading assignments, and do not get behind on the reading! Kind of boring but provides a good transition to 223 and 224. <--the good stuff starts there! I am not sure about NCLEX, as I am just starting my junior year this semester. But good luck and congrats again!!
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    Chris...any advice for med.surg I and pedi? Anything I should brush up on for day 1? Thanks!
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    Quote from MiniDachshund<3er
    Chris...any advice for med.surg I and pedi? Anything I should brush up on for day 1? Thanks!
    Send me a private message of your instructors names and I can offer some better advice.

    !Chris
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    @ MiniDachshund,

    Thank you!!! I'll probably see you around campus. I'm hoping to do very well in both classes, I kind of want to get to the clinical portion of the program. Good luck to you this semester!
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    Quote from Nu_2_Nursing
    Thanks again... I got my acceptance letter for spring and I'm so excited! I've worked hard to get into the program so it feels good to know that I'm in. I feel like I can actually focus on the next part now. - and try to find books that aren't too expensive.
    I know you aren't supposed to mention professor names, but I'm hoping that mine are good... according to rate my professor, both ladies have so-so ratings. Some hate them and say favorites are chosen, some love them. Are the first two nursing courses difficult?

    Congratulations!!! I just took the first two courses last semester and they weren't bad. Just make sure you do all the reading in 222, a lot of the exam questions are only covered in the textbook. I don't know who you have for 220, but in my section basically everything came from the powerpoints and in class handouts, so make sure to pay extra attention to those! Good luck
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    Does anyone have any tips for surviving Chem 105? I am super nervous! Thx, and sorry in advance if this isnt the correct thread to post this question. Im still getting the hang of all this
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    Chem 105 and 106 were difficult for me. I worked very hard for my grades in those classes (which were high B's). I am just not a chemistry person... The only tips I could offer you from my own experience is to get extra help if you need it!! Get the extra help in a timely manner also (as in not a week before the exam). Of course...do all the readings you are assigned and really try to understand the lab activities, rather than just sitting back and letting the group do them. Its much easier for yourself on tests to understand the material rather than just trying to memorize notes. Good luck!
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    Thank you so much! I am going to plug through just like I did A+P, and Micro! Just have to get my head in the game again!
    I am also in need of a good advisor at RIC as I am looking to apply for Sept. If you guys have any fav's, please let me know.
    Best of luck with the new semester!
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    Thanks for the luck! . And as for nursing advisors... You will be assigned an advisor. It goes by last name. You cannot pick one. You get a nursing advisor even if your not I'm the program yet. I believe you have to go to records and change your major to intended nursing. Your advisor has to review and sign your application before it can be submitted anyway.


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