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Anyone currently attending or that has attended Baton Rouge General Hospital School of Nursing have any input about the school? I've requested an admissions application packet, just curious of anyone's opinions? You know,,,pros/cons ?????

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i am a senior student at brgson. i researched all the local schools and asked around before i started. i heard then and now hear often, that the brg grads are well trained and ready to be nurses. the teachers at the school really care about each student and make every effort to help you succeed. it is a very challenging program and many do not make it. we started with a class of 46 and now have 25 or the original class. you must make an 80% average to pass. i had a 4.0 on my prereqs, but haven't had an a average since! no one in the class does! so it is a wonderful school, but you must be prepared to study, study, study and to attend 5 days a week. a few work while attending, but this makes it even more difficult. i don't mean to be negative, but just trying to present a realistic picture.

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mimimartina has 13 years experience and specializes in nursing home,psych,chemical dependency.

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Thanks for the reply Deb! Thought no one would by now. I know it is a smaller student body than some, but thought I would get more responses. Thanks, again...

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i am a senior student at brgson. i researched all the local schools and asked around before i started. i heard then and now hear often, that the brg grads are well trained and ready to be nurses. the teachers at the school really care about each student and make every effort to help you succeed. it is a very challenging program and many do not make it. we started with a class of 46 and now have 25 or the original class. you must make an 80% average to pass. i had a 4.0 on my prereqs, but haven't had an a average since! no one in the class does! so it is a wonderful school, but you must be prepared to study, study, study and to attend 5 days a week. a few work while attending, but this makes it even more difficult. i don't mean to be negative, but just trying to present a realistic picture.

i know that this was a much older post, but i was wondering if you can tell me how strict and rigorous was the program. i had heard that the brgson program is a lot more difficult than other nursing programs.

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metabolicfrolic specializes in gyn.

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I've applied to the program for admission in January 2011. I remember being told that the admission committee meets sometime in October. Can anyone tell me when they start sending letters out?

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metabolicfrolic specializes in gyn.

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LOL, here's the answer. I got an email from the registrar -

"The committee meets in mid October and applicants will be notified in early November."

Fingers crossed!

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Our teacher said they had their admission meeting this past Thursday (Oct21). Letters should be going out shortly. Good luck

Gisele (junior at BRGSON)

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metabolicfrolic specializes in gyn.

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I've got good news! I was accepted to the class starting January 2011!

If anyone else in the forums also got in, reply or send a message. I'm excited!

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There is no reason for an ADN degree because a diploma program is practically identical. BSN would be the next step after graduating from a diploma program.

Congrats RunMaryJaneRun. I will be a senior there in January if all goes well. See you then.

Gisele

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