Rhode Island College School of Nursing-- BSN Program

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    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 hopefully this will help out a little.

    i (along with my buddy chris, who is also on allnurses) will be starting my senior year in the fall. any questions about the program can definitely be answered by either myself or chris! :d


    just as a reference, here is the recommended plan of study:


    freshman year

    biol 108basic principles of biology -4
    biol 231human anatomy -4
    chem 105general, organic, and biological chemistry i -4
    chem 106general, organic, and biological chemistry ii -4
    psyc 110introduction to psychology -3
    psyc 230human development -4
    wrtg 100writing and rhetoric -4
    general education core (1)

    sophomore year (beginning)

    nurs 220foundations of therapeutic interventions -3
    nurs 222professional nursing i -3
    nurs 223fundamentals of nursing practice -3
    nurs 224health assessment -3
    biol 335human physiology -4
    biol 348microbiology -4
    general education core (2)general education core (3)

    junior year (intermediate)

    nurs 340psychiatric / mental health nursing -6
    nurs 344maternal newborn nursing -6
    nurs 342adult health nursing i -6
    nurs 346nursing of children and families -6
    general education core (4)general education (m)

    senior year (advanced)

    nurs 370public and community health nursing-6
    nurs 372adult health nursing ii -6
    nurs 374contemporary professional nursing -3
    nurs 375transition to professional nursing practice -6
    *nurs 375 is the last nursing course taken
    general education (a)general education (sb)elective




    admission requires completion of the pre-reqs (two chems, bio 108, anatomy, two psychs)
    and a minimum gpa of 2.7 (though i don't know anyone who has been admitted with under
    a 3.2).
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    Leave it to you Lauren to have come up with the idea of starting a RIC School of Nursing thread on here (I never even thought of it to be honest.) But it really is a good idea because we can answer any questions the new students or potential new students might have about the RIC nursing program. I also had an idea that I wanted to mention to you when I saw you the other day but I completely forgot about it. I was thinking about maybe a group of the juniors (and seniors?) could put on a review day for things like physical assessment, clinical preps, creating care plans etc. for the sophomores who are just starting clinicals, first semester juniors and anyone else who needs it. I just thought it was a cool idea that could help the students who are just starting clinicals and are a little nervous about it or anyone else who feels like they need a review plus it could help the juniors/seniors by having them review their skills. Its just an idea I had, I don't know if it would be better to do it around the end of this semester or have it as a refresher at the beginning of the fall semester? What do you think about it? Maybe it could have something to do with the SNA?

    !Chris
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    Quote from cjcsoon2brn
    Leave it to you Lauren to have come up with the idea of starting a RIC School of Nursing thread on here (I never even thought of it to be honest.) But it really is a good idea because we can answer any questions the new students or potential new students might have about the RIC nursing program. I also had an idea that I wanted to mention to you when I saw you the other day but I completely forgot about it. I was thinking about maybe a group of the juniors (and seniors?) could put on a review day for things like physical assessment, clinical preps, creating care plans etc. for the sophomores who are just starting clinicals, first semester juniors and anyone else who needs it. I just thought it was a cool idea that could help the students who are just starting clinicals and are a little nervous about it or anyone else who feels like they need a review plus it could help the juniors/seniors by having them review their skills. Its just an idea I had, I don't know if it would be better to do it around the end of this semester or have it as a refresher at the beginning of the fall semester? What do you think about it? Maybe it could have something to do with the SNA?

    !Chris
    I absolutely LOVE this idea! Let me talk with Marianne about it, maybe we could set up something during one of the SNA meetings. I'm thinking fall might be best, that way the students who are just starting 223/224 and the first semester of junior year would reap the benefits for the rest of their semester. I'll let you know!
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    Quote from RhodyGirl-SN
    I absolutely LOVE this idea! Let me talk with Marianne about it, maybe we could set up something during one of the SNA meetings. I'm thinking fall might be best, that way the students who are just starting 223/224 and the first semester of junior year would reap the benefits for the rest of their semester. I'll let you know!
    That would be great. I was thinking like setting up stations and each would be manned by one or two of the juniors/seniors and they could be like "Assessing and Communicating with the Pediatric Patient", "Creating Nursing Careplans", "Assessing the Adult Med/Surg Patient", "Assessing the Postpartum Mother and Newborn", "Assessing and Communicating with Psychiatric Patients" and "Completing A Patient Prep" just to name a few. I don't think that Marianne likes me very much so maybe you should wait until the end of talking with her before you mention that its my idea lol.

    !Chris
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    Quote from cjcsoon2brn
    That would be great. I was thinking like setting up stations and each would be manned by one or two of the juniors/seniors and they could be like "Assessing and Communicating with the Pediatric Patient", "Creating Nursing Careplans", "Assessing the Adult Med/Surg Patient", "Assessing the Postpartum Mother and Newborn", "Assessing and Communicating with Psychiatric Patients" and "Completing A Patient Prep" just to name a few. I don't think that Marianne likes me very much so maybe you should wait until the end of talking with her before you mention that its my idea lol.

    !Chris
    LOL how could anyone not like you Chris?! I've never heard anything of the sort, but I will definitely mention it to her and see what we can set up for fall. And maybe an area for study tips?? Just a thought.
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    Quote from RhodyGirl-SN
    LOL how could anyone not like you Chris?! I've never heard anything of the sort, but I will definitely mention it to her and see what we can set up for fall. And maybe an area for study tips?? Just a thought.
    That's a great idea! Study tips is an excellent idea for a station. We could come up with a whole list of options and see who would be willing to teach/review that area with the other students.

    !Chris
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    I'm applying to the RIC Nursing Program this semester! Anybody else?
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    Quote from mbutmore
    I'm applying to the RIC Nursing Program this semester! Anybody else?
    Good luck to you!! It's an overwhelming amount of work but it goes by quickly! Any specific questions/concerns?
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    Thanks for starting this thread! I've been looking around this site for a while trying to gather information.
    Spring 2010 was my first semester at RIC. I'm a transfer student and am very nervous about getting into the program because of all the things you hear about transfers and 2nd degree students getting in. I'm currently finishing up chem 105, bio 108 and psych 230. I'm doing pretty well in each and think I should end up with an A in both bio and psych and a b (maybe better) in chem 105.
    I'm taking anatomy in the summer and 106 in the fall. I didn't want to take them together, plus I work full time and the scheduled times would have me out of work too much....Also, I plan on applying to the nursing program for spring 2011.
    Do you have any advice for me or just general info on possibly how many transfers might get in and how much higher of a gpa I might need? My chem lab professer told us that they do pay attention to the gpa and classes that you took prior to transferring, which I hope they do to some extent because I worked really hard to maintain a good gpa.

    Thanks in advance for any info!
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    I am currently attending CCRI and am finishing up my prerequisites this semester. I am going to apply to the Fall '10 Nursing Program here at CCRI in June. I was thinking of applying to the BSN program at RIC, but decided to go to CCRI and get my Associates. I chose this school because of its affordability and there is a less amount of time to get into a great profession. A huge plus is that now CCRI Nursing students are no longer placed on a long wait list. Any prospective student just needs to maintain good grades and get all requirements done (i.e. immunizations, TEAS test, CPR etc) and he/she will be able to get into the program. Something worth noting is that students whether they get an ADN or BSN all take the same NCLEX exam and can apply for the same nursing job. Just trying to spread the word. Oh yeah, we also do not have to take chemistry!


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