NYU Accelerated Program

  1. Hello there,
    I applied to the NYU Accelerated Bachelor's program, and am hoping to chat with current students in the program.

    Thanks!
    -Jen
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  3. by   BSNin2008
    Hi Jen,

    I'm not sure about NYU's program but I am in the accelerated program at Adelphi. (Long Island). I'm finishing in May 2008. It is very intense, this semester even more so than last. This semester I have Psych, MedSurg, Nutrition and Pharm. (16 credits) Keeps me busy to say the least! I had to take a 6 week leave from my job because it was becoming overwhelming! I wish you the best at NYU, a friend of mine went there and he loved it! If you don't have to work, DON'T! You will have quite a bit to do without worrying about a job.

    All the best!!

    :mortarboard: 14 more months!!!!!
  4. by   nycstudent
    Quote from BSNin2008
    Hi Jen,

    I'm not sure about NYU's program but I am in the accelerated program at Adelphi. (Long Island). I'm finishing in May 2008. It is very intense, this semester even more so than last. This semester I have Psych, MedSurg, Nutrition and Pharm. (16 credits) Keeps me busy to say the least! I had to take a 6 week leave from my job because it was becoming overwhelming! I wish you the best at NYU, a friend of mine went there and he loved it! If you don't have to work, DON'T! You will have quite a bit to do without worrying about a job.

    All the best!!

    :mortarboard: 14 more months!!!!!
    HI,
    Would you mind telling me what the pre-reqs were for Adelphi and how long the Accelerated program is? I can't get anyone to talk about this and its not on the website.
  5. by   BSNin2008
    To get into the accelerated program at Adelphi you need to have ALL other classes completed, except for the actual nursing classes.
    This would include all liberal arts and electives, A&P I and II, General and Organic Chem, Micro, Stats, Sociology, Psychology, and I think thats it. I did all my prereq's at a community college then transferred to Adelphi last fall. The accelerated program is 4 semesters and one summer session a total of 64 credits I think. Its alot of work but I love it! Just be ready to not have much of a life in an accelerated program! :spin:



    :mortarboard: 14 more months!!
  6. by   nycstudent
    thanks for the info. Some schools have different pre reqs. Adelphi requires organic chem, huh? I don't know about that one.
  7. by   wannabecatcher
    Quote from Jegra
    Hello there,
    I applied to the NYU Accelerated Bachelor's program, and am hoping to chat with current students in the program.

    Thanks!
    -Jen
    Hi Jen,

    I would be happy to answer any questions you have about NYU's accelerated program. I started the program this spring (finals are next week, yikes!) and will finish in May of 2008. What would you like to know?
  8. by   hannah8
    Hi Wannabe,

    I hope you don't mind me hijacking the thread. I just got my NYU acceptance letter for Fall 2007-2008, and I plan to go there.

    How much is the NYU tuition itself, with the student fees etc? What is the tuition payment schedule like, I mean is it by semester or is it different because of the 15-month structure?

    Now that you're halfway there, what are some of the things you wished you knew when you first started?

    Thanks,
    Hannah
  9. by   wannabecatcher
    Quote from hannah8
    Hi Wannabe,

    I hope you don't mind me hijacking the thread. I just got my NYU acceptance letter for Fall 2007-2008, and I plan to go there.

    How much is the NYU tuition itself, with the student fees etc? What is the tuition payment schedule like, I mean is it by semester or is it different because of the 15-month structure?

    Now that you're halfway there, what are some of the things you wished you knew when you first started?

    Thanks,
    Hannah

    Hi Hannah,

    The tuition (+ all fees) per semester comes out to be just about $17,000. The summer semester is less, I want to say closer to $11,500. So I would say that you are going to pay NYU $62,500 for the whole 15-month program. Of course, not included, is the cost of living here and your expenses for books and travel to all of your clinical sites. And you gotta eat too! Its a whole lot of money and there has been many threads on this site about whether its worth it or not to pay the big bucks. I think it comes down to the individual. Everyone in the program carries heavy loans but you have to keep it all in perspective- starting salary for BSN RNs in NYC is around $65,000.

    There is also the prospect of free money (scholarships) depending on your situation. I received a pretty decent scholarship upon admission that is automatically renewed each semester (that's the NYU college of Nursing scholarship on your financial aid award letter) + there are a few smaller ones that I have been able to get. I am applying for another one in June that I believe is $10,000 with no strings attached. With all that said, I do know many in the program who got almost NO free money. There are also many scholarships for folks who will commit to working in NYC for 2 years after they graduate. I am planning on moving back to the west coast to do a Masters program, but otherwise, I would have jumped on that one.

    The tuition payments are made per semester and they do offer payment plans for those in need. I think you can set it up so that you only pay part of the tuition at the beginning of the semester and continue with payments until the end of that semester. But if you are getting loans (stafford, perkins, and private) there is really no need to do this, from my perspective.

    So hopefully I answered your financial questions about NYU. As for what I wished I had known...well, thats a tough one for me because I really didn't know anything! I had never even been to NY before!
    Well, one thing that a lot of people have been upset about is that our clinical sites are all over the place (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Long Island!) and you have almost no say in where you get placed. THe registration system is pretty screwed up with all the traditional students getting to register before the accelerated students. Also, often times you won't even know what borough (let alone specific hospital) you are registering for. For some this is a huge deal. When you add your travel time into your clinical day, the day can become veryyyyy long (think long island!), and after your first semester you have multiple clinical days each week. I actually like the opportunity to explore all over so I don't mind so much being all over the city (I was in Brooklyn this term, I'll be in Manhattan for both clinicals this summer, and in the Fall I'll be in Queens).

    I would write more, but I must get back to the books, I have two finals this week- but if you have any other specific questions, i'd be happy to answer them.
    Congrats about your acceptance!!!

    Be well!
  10. by   hannah8
    Thank you so much for your detailed response. I very much appreciate it. I might have a question or two, but I'll post them after this week.

    Good luck with your Finals!
  11. by   Julialuk
    Hi Wannabe,
    Thanks for all that info regarding NYU! I just got accepted and it is great to hear from others. Roughly, how many hours a week do you think this program is? Is it pretty impossible to work? I am a bit apprehensive about the clinicals being super far. Do you know what factors that depends on? Also, do you live on campus?? Sorry for 21 questions! Thanks!
  12. by   np_wannabe
    Quote from BSNin2008
    Hi Jen,

    I'm not sure about NYU's program but I am in the accelerated program at Adelphi. (Long Island). I'm finishing in May 2008. It is very intense, this semester even more so than last. This semester I have Psych, MedSurg, Nutrition and Pharm. (16 credits) Keeps me busy to say the least! I had to take a 6 week leave from my job because it was becoming overwhelming! I wish you the best at NYU, a friend of mine went there and he loved it! If you don't have to work, DON'T! You will have quite a bit to do without worrying about a job.

    All the best!!

    :mortarboard: 14 more months!!!!!

    I can't believe you work while in an ABSN program! How many hours per week do you work? I'm starting an ABSN program next week, and looking at the courseload, can't imagine working!! You go girl!!!
  13. by   Julialuk
    Hi BSNin2008,

    So you are taking a 6 week leave? How did you work with clinicals and all?? That must be so overwhelming. How many hours were you working? Do you think it is basically better to not work at all? Thanks!
  14. by   wannabecatcher
    Quote from Julialuk
    Hi Wannabe,
    Thanks for all that info regarding NYU! I just got accepted and it is great to hear from others. Roughly, how many hours a week do you think this program is? Is it pretty impossible to work? I am a bit apprehensive about the clinicals being super far. Do you know what factors that depends on? Also, do you live on campus?? Sorry for 21 questions! Thanks!
    Julialuk,

    Its hard to say exactly how many hours the program is a week- I would definitely say it is FULL-time. You will spend a significant amount of time in class and clinical since you will be carrying 17-18 units a semester. The sheer amount of reading that you are expected to accomplish can be mind boggling at times- it felt like it's own full-time job! Not to mention all the papers, careplans, and projects...I've met very very few people who are working during the program (only 2 that I can think of- and they are working VERY part-time). One thing that I have noticed that is popular among some students is babysitting- a way to make a few bucks every once in a while when you have the time. Of course, you have to be kind of established here and know people who need a babysitter to get that kind of set-up. I think it also depends on what kind of grades you are going for. You have to at least get a B- to stay on the accelerated track (any C is not passing, and you have to retake the course) and if you are looking to make As in your courses- I just don't see how there would be enough hours in the day if you were also working on top of it all.

    I'm not sure if I understand your question about the clinicals- basically, you either register for a section (online) and have no idea what borough it is in (which is what happened for all of us for our first semester (I just happened to get Brooklyn)...OR they release a list of section numbers that correspond with what borough (but not hospitals) and you try and register for the one you want (this is how it worked for this coming summer and fall semesters for our cohort). Unfortunately, you are unlikely to get your first choices unless you are a traditional student. They all got to register before the accelerated students and then all of us accelerated students registered at almost the same exact time. All of the Manhattan clinical sections were taken (as well as most of the Brooklyn ones) before ANY accelerated students got to register (for this coming fall) so I ended up with a choice between Queens, Bronx, and Long Island. I live in Manhattan so I am expecting that I will spend 2 hrs traveling for each of my clinical days (we have 3 for the fall) which means I will spend about 6 hours each week just getting to and from clinical. Kind of a bummer....

    Well, finals are over and my first semester has finally come to an end- phhheeeewwww.... :spin: now I get a week break and then summer semester starts. It is a pretty intense program, every break is much appreciated. Luckily we get the whole month of August off before starting back in the fall! Well, any other questions- I would be happy to answer.

    Oh and if you are looking for housing, I would recommend Craig's list for finding a place. Most people I have met either live in Manhattan or Brooklyn, although there are a few that live in NJ, Queens, etc. I wouldn't recommend NYU housing- it is way overpriced (you can get a better place for half the price) and if you are a bit older and have been out of college for a while- it may feel like a bit of a regression. Just my opinion. Good luck with all your preparations!

    Be well!

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