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How about appealing the decision? I haven't done any formal science in 12 years (we can opt out at 16 in the UK) and they let me in the 2 year program. I don't know how you did in the science portion of the NLN, but if you did well, they should consider it.

Also you have some leverage, as you can say, well LICHSON offered me the 2 year. Maybe offer to do some science courses in the summer? They seem pretty good at PBISN at accommodating you, and working with you, so it may be worth a shot!

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Already tried the appeal. Wrote an in-depth letter and had it put in my file for their consideration. I did average on science (but rocked math and verbal). Tried everything. This is final. I have a lot of thinking to do though. Can I ask everyone who knows about and has been to LICHSON and BI to give me their advice on the two schools?

-also, offered to take their review course, take classes online, and even re-take the NLN to show them i can rock it out. No go.

thanks tripleA

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Oh, I am sorry, well good luck with the decision, I am sure lots of people on here will help you and 3 years isn't too long really!

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BP2244, congratulations friend:yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah:. I'm really happy for you. If I wasn't a genuinely nice woman I would encourage you to accept LICHSON's offer; but only because I (and probably Villa want your seat :D !!! Triple A's you already have a seat.

Now that I let that cat out of the bag, I agree you have a hard decision to make. I understand your hesitations about LICHSON. I believe PBISON is a better school. If I was forced to make the same decision, I would have to go with LICHSON, but only because I'm close to 40. I don't have the luxury of time to fart around. What ever you decide, I'm confident you're going to be an amazing nurse and both schools should be honored to have you accept their offer. Hope to see you in Brooklyn. Actually, I hope Villa, Triple A's, and I will see you at BI's orientation !!!!!

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Congratulations Meytal. You have a lot to look forward to !!!

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Already tried the appeal. Wrote an in-depth letter and had it put in my file for their consideration. I did average on science (but rocked math and verbal). Tried everything. This is final. I have a lot of thinking to do though. Can I ask everyone who knows about and has been to LICHSON and BI to give me their advice on the two schools?

-also, offered to take their review course, take classes online, and even re-take the NLN to show them i can rock it out. No go.

thanks tripleA

I have friends in both schools, but before I go into their thoughts on each school I will say this; no matter which school you choose, you will only get what YOU put in. While it is helpful to have an understand staff and professors, it will be your responsibility as the student to learn, understand and retain the information, utilizing every and any tools available to you.

That being said.......

It is known by everybody and their grandmother that LICHSON is not a "great" school. Both staff and proffesor's have been critized, true as the criticizm maybe, every year students graduate and go on to becoming nurses. If you are a self learner, disciplined and understand the importance of time management, I think you should be fine.

Now on PBISON, after speaking with the lady that interviewed me, I believe and agree with all the "hype". It is a great school. you still need to possess the qualities I mention above, but you will have help every step of the way. Does that mean, I would accept a three year program there if I had other options.....no. But that's just me, I would want to get this over as soon as possible, especially since my ultimate goals are to further my education.....every year counts.

Hope I haven't added more confusion to your delimma. Good Luck choosing.

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thanks honey and triple. I really appreciate the help. Thoughts from anyone else?

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BP2244

We're collectively known as Triple Honey....Three times as sweet :)

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I've been following this board for a while and I'm not going to either but I do know some people in both and I figured I'd reply.

PBISN definetely has the better reputation of the two but I think you have to look past that a little. Either way you still got into two nursing programs and to me I think that is better than none, especially when both schools have decent enough programs that people pass and become nurses. There are a lot of programs out there that aren't great, either because of the faculty or the school administration and the students complain a lot, but they still remain open, accreditated and still have up to 300 applicants for the program every year, so honestly it can't be to the point of being unbearable.

LICHSON definetely has it's faults but ultimately it comes down to you and whether you want to do that extra year. Some of the people I know that go to LICHSON wish they hadn't, some wouldn't recommend the school and some were frustrated but overall wouldn't say that the school was as awful as some of the other students says it was. Some wish they would have applied to PBISN but I think we all wish we could have and would have applied to the other schools. I still wish I would have applied and gone to NYU even though I knew there was no way I could afford it. Point is, many of them graduated with very good GPA's 3.5+ because they worked around the fact that some of their professor's weren't helpful, buying as many books and studying as much as they could so the school couldn't hold them back. Something I think every student should do regardless of how "great" their school is or not.

I'm going to a school that doesn't have the best reputation but every year about 100 students graduate and go on to become nurses and find jobs. I use to feel bad about being there at first but then I got over it. This was the only school I had got into, it gave me a chance and it may not be the best program but it's a program that people can manage to graduate from and I shouldn't feel bad about being in their nursing program when there are people who didn't get in to this school and others.

So regardless of the decision you make, you should still be proud of yourself. Some people might think it's silly to pass up the better school for something like tuition or length of the program but sometimes that's what it turns out to be for some people. When I'm a nurse working in L&D (hopefully!!) I won't be thinking about the schools I did and didn't go to and I'm sure that you won't either.

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Guiltysins,

You are very mature, articulate, and wise for your age. Good luck to you and your future as a L&D nurse.

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Bp I am sooo happy for you, truly and sincerely! Honeycutts you are so totally funny.. gotta love ya! And I totally agree with what gulitysins said as well as the other ladies, you have to see what is best for you. You know a friend of mine who graduated from BI, asked me the same question about would happen if I got into the 3 year program instead of the 2 year program and I said I don't know what I would do. because yes I would just love to finish faster, an acceptance is an acceptance.. well gotta go my little one is really sick and I have to tend to her.

villa

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