Fresno State BSN entry - page 6

Hi all, I was interested in applying to the Fresno State BSN program for spring 2010 but am unsure if my GPA makes the cut. I don't want to blow the extra $50-60 on a school I wouldn't get in to... Read More

  1. by   elacer08
    Thanks so much for the encouragement it really means a lot. At my school if you get a C you cannot repeat it you have to do it somewhere else which kind of sucks. I am trying to petition right now. I am going to try and retake it and hopefully get in. After calculating my grades I have a 3.73 with the C in anatomy and I hope I'll get in but who knows. You are in the program for this upcoming Spring 2009 correct? Best of wishes with everything please most how the program is and if you are enjoying it :] I will keep you posted and thanks againloveya::spin::wink2::angel2::angel2:
  2. by   JoyfulRN14
    Congrats to all of you that have got in so far, and good luck to those who are still waiting! The program as CSUF is awesome and totally worth the stress and wait, but it IS confusing in the beginning! I got in Spring 2008 (I'm in 4th semester now), I only found out like the first week of January that I was accepted (two weeks before the semester started)! Very nerve-wracking the way they do things.

    To answer some questions I've seen on the thread so far:
    -It is a 6 semester program, therefore if you start in a Spring semester, you will graduate in a fall semester (ex. start in Spring 2010, graduate Fall 2012.
    -Housing isn't terrible around here the way it is in the bay area, but California is more expensive then other states in general. Think $350-450 a month for sharing a 3 bedroom house and having your own bedroom/bathroom, or around $800 for your own 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment. Check out Craigslist for ideas. http://fresno.craigslist.org/
    -Each semester is around 10 units or so, so you'll have enough time to finish up your 4 Upper division GE classes along with the classes that are additional requirements of the program, but not nursing classes. These include Nutrition (Nutr 53), Lifespan Development (CFS 38), Statistics (HS 92 or Math 11), Philosophy 20 or 120, Psych 10, and then either Anthro 2 or Sociology 1 or Sociology 2.
    *If you don't get in the semester you first apply for and you're serious about the nursing major, you can go ahead and take these requirements. That way you have some classes to take that are worthwhile while waiting to gain admission the following semester.

    The nursing program here is amazing and will be one of the best experiences of your life so far. It's tough and challenging but soooo rewarding!
    Let me know if you have any other questions, I remember how confused I was during my pre-nursing days and during first semester of the program.
    Good luck!
  3. by   Mariah'smomSOON2bRN
    Quote from KSoares
    Congrats to all of you that have got in so far, and good luck to those who are still waiting! The program as CSUF is awesome and totally worth the stress and wait, but it IS confusing in the beginning! I got in Spring 2008 (I'm in 4th semester now), I only found out like the first week of January that I was accepted (two weeks before the semester started)! Very nerve-wracking the way they do things.

    To answer some questions I've seen on the thread so far:
    -It is a 6 semester program, therefore if you start in a Spring semester, you will graduate in a fall semester (ex. start in Spring 2010, graduate Fall 2012.
    -Housing isn't terrible around here the way it is in the bay area, but California is more expensive then other states in general. Think $350-450 a month for sharing a 3 bedroom house and having your own bedroom/bathroom, or around $800 for your own 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment. Check out Craigslist for ideas. http://fresno.craigslist.org/
    -Each semester is around 10 units or so, so you'll have enough time to finish up your 4 Upper division GE classes along with the classes that are additional requirements of the program, but not nursing classes. These include Nutrition (Nutr 53), Lifespan Development (CFS 38), Statistics (HS 92 or Math 11), Philosophy 20 or 120, Psych 10, and then either Anthro 2 or Sociology 1 or Sociology 2.
    *If you don't get in the semester you first apply for and you're serious about the nursing major, you can go ahead and take these requirements. That way you have some classes to take that are worthwhile while waiting to gain admission the following semester.

    The nursing program here is amazing and will be one of the best experiences of your life so far. It's tough and challenging but soooo rewarding!
    Let me know if you have any other questions, I remember how confused I was during my pre-nursing days and during first semester of the program.
    Good luck!
    Hi! It's good to know someone already in. I'm waiting to get the permission codes so that I can register...I'm so excited!!! I can't wait...I still feel like I'm not in the nursing program until I'm all registered. And I wanna buy all the stuff that I need!!!! Do you have any study tips??? Or recommendations on supplies I should get??? I'm so excited and wish this semester was over already!!!!!
  4. by   ythao
    Hi, I an new here. I am a pre-nursing student and is still taking my pre requisites. I an taking Anatomy right now and the only class i have left is Physiology. Right now, my GPA is a 3.67 and i was just wondering if what my chances are for getting into the program. I talked to Penny Lacy a week ago and she said that we can actually retake courses, as long as we have the consent from her and as long as our GPA is good. She also said that only seniors and juniors can retake courses at this time because they have been here before the rules changed. therefore, tat means freshman and sophomores cannot retake courses. I got B's in both Chemistry and Microbiology. so I was wondering which course should i retake. I was thinking about Micro since its a 5 unit class, but there is too much work in micro and it is alot harder then chem. what should i do?
  5. by   ladynurse87
    Does anyone know which teas test version Fresno State is using right now?
  6. by   JoyfulRN14
    Hi Mariah'sMom!! Super congratulations for getting in!! I wish I had seen your post sooner but if you have any questions now, let me know!
    My email is KSoares725@yahoo.com
    Congrats again!
  7. by   TurtleLittle
    Hi everyone,


    So as I assume, for the program at CSU Fresno, they lean on more about the overal GPA right? I apply for Fall2010 and I'm really thankful for that because Teas score is really a pain in the butt!I still can't believe I made it through 4 hours of testing. It was really cracking my nerve. I just got 83.5%. Just that I'm really happy with my GPA and will be done all the pre-regs with the additional classes like Nut, Psch or Soc in the end of Spring 2010 at my community college. My GPA rightnow is 4.0 for pre-reg, n 3.9 overall! Crossed my finger that I could keep that up!^^
    Do you guys know how they r gonna do the application process. The points giving out for each specific criteria requirement?! I couldn't find it on the main website of nursing department. They didn't give out the supplemental application yet! I hardly believe that they let u know about the acceptance that late!0.0. WHOA. At CSU Chico, they let u know about the acceptance to Fall2010 around April 15. It might be the earliest school letting u know that.
    Do u think the 3yrs program at Fresno is reasonable? There are some schools have the only 2yrs and a half program! They also said for the 3yrs, the first semester is pretty much so boring because you don't have many classes to take n no clinical lab!? Is that true? I also apply for CSU Chico, which is only 2yrs n a half. Do u think it would be a better option?(although i really hate the way Chico works, they don't really care about ur GPA at all, they just take 4 courses out of all of the pre-regs to check!)

    BTW, how is the surrounding area at Fresno. I really like my recent place rightnow (Bay Areas), and wonder how the scenery would be dramatically changed if I go to Fresno. Are they many cool places and activities that you can do? I know Fresno is still the 4th largest city in CA, but who knows. HIc, it's not a isolated place that you just come and study, is it?! >.<

    OMG, until the Fall of this year, I'm still all freak out like this!lolz

    Please, reply me asap, cuz if it's not really good for me, I might have to take Teas test again soon!
    Thank you,
  8. by   JoyfulRN14
    so as i assume, for the program at csu fresno, they lean on more about the overal gpa right? i apply for fall2010 and i'm really thankful for that because teas score is really a pain in the butt!i still can't believe i made it through 4 hours of testing. it was really cracking my nerve. i just got 83.5%. just that i'm really happy with my gpa and will be done all the pre-regs with the additional classes like nut, psch or soc in the end of spring 2010 at my community college. my gpa rightnow is 4.0 for pre-reg, n 3.9 overall! crossed my finger that i could keep that up!^^
    csu fresno only looks at gpa (for 8 prereqs only) for who they admit. if you have a 4.0 in your prereqs (english, speech, critical thinking, math, chem, microbiology, anatomy, physiology) then i would say there's a 99.9999% chance you'll get in. the teas isn't look at for admission, you just have to pass it with a 75% to be able to apply to do the program.

    do you guys know how they r gonna do the application process. the points giving out for each specific criteria requirement?! i couldn't find it on the main website of nursing department.
    the only thing they look at is prereq gpa, so there is no other criteria.

    they didn't give out the supplemental application yet! i hardly believe that they let u know about the acceptance that late!0.0. whoa. at csu chico, they let u know about the acceptance to fall2010 around april 15. it might be the earliest school letting u know that.
    i didn't find out until i think it was january 10th that i was getting in for the spring semester, which started january 20-something. it's a bummer but it's just a part of life.

    do u think the 3yrs program at fresno is reasonable? there are some schools have the only 2yrs and a half program!
    i think 3 years is reasonable. there is the option that if you do well throughout the program, you can combine your 5th and 6th semester classes, so then it would be a 2 1/2 year program. you have to maintain good grades and do well on your ati's to do so, but it is possible. (i'm doing it right now - i'm a 5th/6th semester student, graduating this may!

    they also said for the 3yrs, the first semester is pretty much so boring because you don't have many classes to take n no clinical lab!? is that true? i also apply for csu chico, which is only 2yrs n a half. do u think it would be a better option?(although i really hate the way chico works, they don't really care about ur gpa at all, they just take 4 courses out of all of the pre-regs to check!)
    i don't think that about the first semester at all. first semester includes care of elderly clients, pathophysiology, skills, health assessment, and a clinical at a skilled nursing facility (senior care home). while not the most exciting of clinicals, it's a good place to start and work on your assessment skills and learn how to take vitals. and the skills class is definitely valuable - that's where you learn things like how to start iv's, how to give shots, insert catheters, etc.
    2nd semester - advanced skills, pharmacology, med/surg nursing and a med/surg clinical.
    3rd semester - med/surg nursing clinical, mental health, and mental health clinical
    4th semester - pediatrics (with a clinical at a great children's hospital) and ob nursing (labor and delivery, postpartum, etc.)
    5th semester - icu nursing and community health nursing (with clinicals for both)
    6th semester - senior focus (pick a preceptor and do 90 hours in the area of your choice), leadership class, and senior project (45 hours of volunteer work)


    btw, how is the surrounding area at fresno. i really like my recent place rightnow (bay areas), and wonder how the scenery would be dramatically changed if i go to fresno. are they many cool places and activities that you can do? i know fresno is still the 4th largest city in ca, but who knows. hic, it's not a isolated place that you just come and study, is it?! >.<
    fresno is a nice area. honestly i wouldn't compare it to the bay area for culture/things to do, but the people here are nice and cost of living is much cheaper. i wouldn't consider us a "college town" where that's the only thing people are even in this city for. but we are largely agriculture based.
    we have great hospitals in the area - community regional medical center has a level 1 trauma and a level 3 nicu, and we have a local children's hospital. those are big pluses in my book for where to go to nursing school at.


    don't freak out and good luck!
  9. by   TurtleLittle
    Oh whoa! Thank u so much about the information! You are really informative. So that's I could be a little more certain about my last choice! n what am I kidding? Just really nervous rightnow. From now one whichever school admits me first, I will go there rightaway!
  10. by   JoyfulRN14
    Haha I just know how much I would've given to have known this information back when I was in your shoes.
    Information the school gave tended to be vague and I like to know what's going on! haha.
    Good luck again!
  11. by   TurtleLittle
    Just one more thing, I heard that the rate of crime in Fresno is really high, gangsters everywhere! but it's just true to any city! so for the whole time you have been there, do u see any negative side of the community (at least the college community)? keke
  12. by   pandar
    i got an acceptance letter from Fresno State saying i got admitted for Major: Pre-Nursing
    is that the same as Nursing major?

    I honestly can't remember what major I applied for this school because all the other schools I applied as a biology major.

    Anyways is Pre-nursing major the same as nursing major? Like did I get accepted to the nursing program? Because I still havent finished all my nursing pre-reqs yet. What does it say on your guy's acceptance letter?
  13. by   elacer08
    hey pandar do you mind sharing your stats like science gpa overall and teas?

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