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City Tech or BMCC?

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Which is the better nursing program?

  1. 1. Which is the better nursing program?

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      BMCC Nursing Program
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      City Tech Nursing Program

Hello!

Which nursing program is better? Bmcc or City tech? Why?

What are some of BMCC's current hospital affiliations? I asked and someone told me it varies from year to year and its a random process...is this true?

I know city tech has great hospital affiliations for their students but do they offer these hospitals randomly? is there an application process?

Do either programs help you find a job placement after graduation?

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A&Ox6 has 11 years experience as a BSN, CNA, RN and specializes in Pediatrics/Psych/QI/Suicide Prevention/Regulatory.

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I think that it is unlikely that anyone be equipped to answer this poll objectively. In order to do so, the same person would have had to attend both programs in totality. Also, this person could not have failed one and transferred to the other. I can say that having graduated City Tech I am retrospectively happy with the quality of education that I received, but I cannot speak to a comparison.

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Sha-Sha RN specializes in Neuroscience, Cardiac Nursing.

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Things may have changed a lot since the 10 years I graduated but I know someone who was there in the last 2 years and it sound the same. I know there was no specific job placement assistance - your professors will write recommendations for you. The hospitals BMCC tends to place it's students is in the city hospitals usually Bellevue, but again it depends on the subject being taught. So most of my rotations were at Bellevue, but I know some students who went to Lenox Hill. I did my psych rotation at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx and my peds rotation at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

You have to apply to BMCC and take the prerequisites for the nursing program. then you apply to the nursing program once you are there and things are different between the day and night program - for the day you don't have to have all your prerequisites done before you apply you can take them along with your nursing courses. however for the night cohort all your prereqs must be done before you can apply. They take more students for the day than the night program (80 students vs 40) which is usually reserved for working adults. They have a GPA standard at least 2.7 to get in but many times there are students with such high GPAs that student who technically meet the criteria at 2.7 don't get in ( the lowest GPA cutoff could be from 3.4-3.7). This really varies semester to semester because it depends on who is applying. You have 3 semesters to apply and get in - if you don't get in after 3 semesters I think there is no other option but transfer to another major or transfer to another nursing program.

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Hi Sha-Sha,

This is completely off topic but there was no way to send you a private message so I had to do it here. I am graduating from Stony Brooks Adult NP program in May. I wanted to know how you studied for your mandatory comprehensive exam at the end of the program and how did you find the exam overall? Completely terrified of the exam. If you can give me tips as to how you studied, I would really appreciate it. Also was the review course and the quizzes we are required to take helpful?? Thanks.

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Hi Sha Sha,

I am new to this site so I am not allowed to send private messages. Thanks for the reply. This year we are required to take a review course from fitzgerald embedded in our adult course. Im not sure how comprehensive it is though and we have to take quizzes every week on each system. I am not sure if its as comprehensive as the review for the actual boards.

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Hi Sha-Sha,

Thank you so much for your reply! I really appreciate your insight. This is extremely helpful. I will certainly let you know what i decide and I am glad your post was of help to others.

All my best,

nursepat89

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Ambiguphobia specializes in Emergency.

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Would not highly recommend City Tech, but I also have heard horror stories from BMCC graduates.

Here are some pros of City Tech:

- Excellent hospital choices (Kingsbrook, Brooklyn Hospital, Coney Island, Woodhull, Lutheran, Maimonides, just to name a few)

- Very caring and wonderful clinical professors - from my experience

- High NCLEX pass rate

- All the assistants (lab tech, computer tech, administrative staff) usually go above and beyond to help you

- Great office hours and appointment times

- Many hospitals acknowledge that City Tech has a very rigorous program of study and welcome their graduates

Cons:

- The lecture professors are so incredibly unorganized.

- The lecture professors WILL NOT entertain a LEGITIMATE reason to give you points for a question that THEY messed up on an exam (have had a professor say, "it's only right that if we put a duplicate question on the exam, then we only score out of 49 questions instead of 50").

- They will argue against the textbook they base their exams off of, even when we present the correct answer from the textbook to them.

- Had a professor I emailed about 20 times during a single semester and only received one email back.

- Expect to study on your own/in groups. DO NOT rely on the lecture professors for ANYTHING and DO NOT believe anything they say. Had one state, "remember to focus on the cardiac portion, as that is what the majority of the exam is." BAM -- 40-ish out of 50 questions were on respiratory.

- Probably just my group, but a lot of people would come to class having not prepared by reading. The same students would be the ones cramming the night before and barely scraping by. Not the schools fault, technically...

Neutral:

- It is pretty competitive to get in.

- There is a direct RN-BSN program right after you finish your ADN.

Also, there is no job placement... I wish there was. :(

Feel free to ask me anything about City Tech/Nursing/whatever, I'd be more than happy to help!

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