Looking for students who are applying to Brookhaven in Fall 2012 to start Spring 2013 - page 5

Hi there, I searched for Brookhaven to make sure there wasn't a thread for this but all I found was people that were getting in this fall at Brookhaven. I will be applying this fall to Brookhaven... Read More

  1. by   Preemie 2 RN
    Good luck everyone! I'm rooting for you all and hope you will join the program this coming semester!!
  2. by   hoping0830
    For those of you wanting to go into any type of pediatric care be aware that Brookhaven is not doing clinicals in any of the Children's hospitals. You won't get any real hospital, hands on experience for children. Also only a small amount of students get a preceptorship in the last semester which makes your last semester like your first as you basically follow a nurse around and only do what she allows. Nursing jobs are extremely hard to come by as the field is flooded in the DFW area. Also most hospitals expect a BSN in the metropolitan areas. At least knowing a few of these things will make you less disappointed when you find out when you are in school.
  3. by   Childers7
    Good Luck to everyone who has an interview today!!! Kick some butt!!!!
  4. by   spope08
    Interview...DONE!!! Whew! Wasn't too bad after all! Good luck to the rest of you!
  5. by   RN2BTX
    I agree with you spope08, I thought the interview and writting sample were not too bad. But, I am glad to have it over with- now waiting until the 30th will be difficult. Goodluck to everyone I hope to see everyone soon in the Spring
  6. by   Childers7
    What did you guys end up wearing? Just business casual stuff??
  7. by   Childers7
    Also, where is the interview held? Do we go to the X building to the nursing department? I couldnt find any information on where to go. thank you for the info
  8. by   RN2BTX
    Childers7, I had alot of the same questions:0 Just go to the nursing dept X1085 and Ms. Baker will come to get you at your interview time. First, you will do the writting sample in the skills lab then you will do the interview with four other candidates and each of you will be asked 2 questions and thats it. Some people wore suits and others business casual- I personally wore business casual- slacks and a layered blouse. Whatever you feel most comfortable in because you will be nervous and may sweat if you have on too much:? Honestly, it wasn't that bad and I am sure you will do great- Goodluck
  9. by   Childers7
    Thank you so much RN2BTX! I so should have gotten it over with Monday cause the more I'm waiting the more nervous I'm getting
  10. by   escapebigd
    Good luck to everyone coming in for the spring!! Be prepared for last minute schedule changes, and extra money requested at random. They will tell you to get a PCT job, then tell you that you shouldn't work in the program. To clarify on the pediatric experience part, we did get hands on experience with kids doing finger sticks, and health teaching, but no hospital experience. Only about half of the students will get preceptors (which is when you follow a nurse 1:1 last semester for her entire shift). The school has also been telling students multiple different stories about the spring semester schedule and why it won't be released until at least December, so good luck with scheduling if you were lucky enough to keep a job through this. Also keep in mind that at Brookhaven there is a 10% rule, meaning you can miss no more than 10% of class or clinicals in a semester. So for our 5 week classes/clinicals of Peds/OB/Psych that is 4 hours, so don't get sick because you will be sent home from clinicals if it is infectious.
  11. by   RN2BTX
    Wow Thanksgiving came early! I got my acceptance e-mail yesterday! Thank you Jesus So glad we didn't have to wait until the 30th! Has anyone else received their emails- good luck to everyone
  12. by   Childers7
    Omg!!!!!!! Happy thanksgiving!!!!! I got in also!!! What a relief!!! Can't wait to meet everyone in spring! )) congrats to all who got in!
  13. by   Preemie 2 RN
    Congrats to both of you! Get ready for a crazy ride for the next year and 1/2! If you have any questions, please ask