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

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  jessmurphy profile page
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    I applied for the spring, actually, because I do have to retake Chem 106, which i'm doing in the fall. I just spoke to someone in admissions who thinks with my first undergrad GPA above 3.0 and my prereq courses (all but chem 106) in the B+/A range, I should have a good shot. I am crossing my fingers because I don't know what i'm going to do if I don't get in!! Do you like the program so far?
  2. Visit  violin9 profile page
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    Does anyone know if the RN - BSN program at RIC is any easier to get into than the second bachelor's BSN program. It sure is a lot fewer classes. I have this idea on the back burner.

    Thanks.
  3. Visit  RInursingstudent profile page
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    Hello all! This post has been so informative to me, thank you for creating it! I will be starting this Summer as a transfer student from CT. I will be taking Human Anatomy for the first session with Julia Held and Human Physiology the second session with Hall. Then taking Chemistry 106 and Psych 230 this Fall. So nervous!! Has anyone had Held? And who would you recommend for Psych 230?!

    Emily
  4. Visit  yumcake profile page
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    Quote from RInursingstudent
    anyone had Held?

    Emily
    I have Held for Anatomy right now. She is a good teacher, don't believe the bad reviews she gets. She is very willing to answer questions and she gives extra credit for the exams. You just need to really crack the books for the class. You must be ready to study your butt off, honestly. I read and re-read the chapter, sometimes 3 times. It is a tough course, a lot of memorization. Lab is actually the most fun part, but it is ALL memorization of difficult terms. It is going to be a tough ride in 6 weeks, just make sure you stay on top of the readings. Seriously, you're going to have to really stick with it, not going to be easy in 6 weeks. But you can do it if you teach yourself how to really understand the material. Held is very helpful with course outlines, and chapter studies. Do the readings and study and you'll be fine! I get A's and B's on the exams.
  5. Visit  RInursingstudent profile page
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    Thank you so much!! I have been so nervous because of those mixed reviews, but I also know that it's what you put into a class as well. Do you recommend getting any other material besides the required? Coloring fill ins? This is my first time at Human Anatomy since high school. I saw some anatomy color fill ins at a local bookstore, think they're worth it? How are her quiz's and tests?

    Emily
  6. Visit  yumcake profile page
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    Quote from RInursingstudent
    Thank you so much!! I have been so nervous because of those mixed reviews, but I also know that it's what you put into a class as well. Do you recommend getting any other material besides the required? Coloring fill ins? This is my first time at Human Anatomy since high school. I saw some anatomy color fill ins at a local bookstore, think they're worth it? How are her quiz's and tests?

    Emily
    Just get the required text and the lab guide. Book is over 200 bucks, guide is roughly 30. Do not listen to her bad reviews. She is a good teacher, the people who don't like her are seriously the ones who do not put in to the course, do not study (class requires a ridiculous amount of studying), and do not come to lecture or read material beforehand. You need to re-learn how to study and memorize. LOTS of memorization. But I have a family, work full time, and just got a 98 on the muscle lab exam. So it is absolutely DOABLE, but it is going to be INTENSE in the summer. I actually might recommend taking an easier course in the summer. I took Intro to Psych and Bio last Summer. Taking Chem 105 and 106 THIS summer so I can apply to the program in the Fall. Her exams are fine. You get TWO choices per multiple choice question, 2nd choice is half point if you get 1st choice wrong. So, that is helpful, but if you study your ass off you won't even need the 2nd choice. Short answers can be tricky, just read and re-read chapters. Then use lecture to really comprehend the material. There is a lot to soak in. Honestly, I can't imagine taking the course in 6 weeks. It is going to be rough, but give it a try. If you feel you're slipping WITHDRAW fast because you don't want to mess up your GPA.
  7. Visit  yumcake profile page
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    Also, I had George Ladd for Psych 230 and he was AWESOME. Really funny in his lectures, really helps, nice, helpful, informative. You just have to take notes in lecture. What is on the exams are not necessarily from the text. Bases his exams on his lectures. I would take it with Ladd, but I'm sure there are other great professors for that course.
  8. Visit  RInursingstudent profile page
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    Thanks do much! I am really nervous about applying in October based on my chances as a transfer. Not ruling out CCRI and BCC. Any other advice?!
  9. Visit  queenstaro profile page
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    hi im new to this thread i coming to ric this fall for nursing but im scared have seen so many people turned down. how hard is the pre-req classes? is it all memorization? and for chemistry is there math in there or is it all memorization
  10. Visit  Silvestri profile page
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    hi everyone! I am new to this forum and had a few questions regarding acceptance into the BSN nursing program at RIC. I am a second degree candidate...i know i know that's already a strike against me. However, I have a 3.71 overall GPA and a 4.00 in Anatomy, Physiology, Human Development, CHEM 105 and CHEM 106. I will be applying in October for spring 2013 admission. Does anyone know what my chances are getting in on the first try? Or better yet how many transfer/second degree students RIC accepts for the Spring semester? I tried asking my advisor but she was very vague in her response. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  11. Visit  jessmurph profile page
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    Silvestri, you sound just like me when I applied last October. I was also a second degree with all the prerequisites completed with A's and B's. I got into the program first try. Message me if you have any other questions.
  12. Visit  TRR8021 profile page
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    2nd degree is not a strike against you at all. You sound like a great candidate. As long as you have all your prerequisites done and your application completed and in by the deadline, you should be all set. Your GPA is stellar so there's no issue there. I was a 2nd degree student as well and got in perfectly fine.
  13. Visit  luvnursing13 profile page
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    Hello!
    I know I may be asking a question that has been asked a million times but I am looking for the most current information. I would love to complete the BSN 2nd degree program at RIC as I live in Newport and it seems like the best option for me. However, I need to be accepted and when I spoke with the school yesterday they stated I needed to apply to RIC before I can even meet with anyone. So here is my info:
    I need all science pre-reqs as I graduated from Penn State (BA Communications minor Business Logistics) over 10 years ago.
    Transfer credits that I would use i.e. English, Psych I have all A's and or B's.
    However, my overall GPA from Penn State is a 2.5.
    I have a great resume with lots of varied work experience, but none in medical except a brief 6 months as a Vaccine Rep at Glaxo Smith Kline.
    So my question is what is realistic for a start time and completion?
    I also am concerned about starting at the school and not actually getting in to nursing?
    Did anyone work while in school?
    If so how many hours?
    Also, what are your typical school hours...class from 8am to 4pm an example of a schedule would be helpful in my planning.
    I have wanted to go back to school for many years and would really love to complete this dream!!!!


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