Published Dec 7, 2004
Does anyone have any experience/opinions about these programs?
howdy! im currently at LICH and i love it. ive been at beth israel too and i would say that LICH is not that competitive. i dont know...maybe its just me. when are you planning to apply? they are the same continuum anyways.
HI! You realy like it? I wanted to attend the open house last week but I was unale to and it seems like they're f=gonna take forever to send me an info packet (I ordered it about 3 weeks ago!) What are the hours? and do you think it can really be completed in two years' time?
Thanks for replying!:)
yep! i love it. it makes me looking forward to going to school and learn something new each day. :) id suggest u attend the open house. its good. you cud ask questions and they'll give u ur information packet plus the application form right away. wer do u live anyway? do u go to skol now? if so, wer?
HI! You realy like it? I wanted to attend the open house last week but I was unale to and it seems like they're f=gonna take forever to send me an info packet (I ordered it about 3 weeks ago!) What are the hours? and do you think it can really be completed in two years' time?Thanks for replying!:)
oh, yes u wud complete it in two years time. in my case, i took several science courses ahead so i cud focus myself on the nursing classes. some of my classmates are taking it altogether though. all nursing classes are held during the day but some science courses, u cud take it at night. we all have diff sked on the clinicals. some at night, some in the morning. depending on ur availability. theyre pretty flexible and the staff will help you if u have problems with ur sked. hope i cud help. :) let me know if ur planning to apply. :)
I live in Brooklyn, not too far from the hospital. The thing I'm worried aout is the schedule..I work 10 hours a day 7:30-5:30...I may have to quit my job, but i don't think it would be a wise decision being that I have a 3 year old in daycare who needs health insurance. And my savings aren't lookin gtoo plentiful! LOL! Right now I am taking some pre-req's at BMCC but I'm dying to get this show on the road!!!!
hi...i've been contemplating where to transfer this fall and I was thinkin of Beth Israel coz I've heard a lot of nice things about their program. Never heard of LICH tho..where is that?
Its in Brooklyn. you should check it out ( Long Island COllege Hospital)
I would advise you to finish all of your pre-req's at BMCC because I spoke to someone from LICH and they told me that working a full-time job would be hard because of the way the program is structured. Is your work schedule flexible at all? Maybe you should even consider getting a part-time job when you start the program.
yes, I've thought about a part time job, but working part time won't pay my rent:crying2: Maybe a new job though b/c sine I work with traders, the schedule is rigid, no flexibility at all... don't even know how I got here in the first place! :uhoh21:
Most sections on Beth Israel's website (including Tuition) are "under construction".
Also. does Continuum offer any sort of 'tuition forgiveness' if you work for one of their hospitals after graduation?
Sorry - their website is a little short on info.
Both of these schools are very expensive, this is why I decided not to apply to them and just do the x-tra year and get my BSN. Maybe you should try to get Healthcare Plus for your child. It's a state funded healthcare plan for working people and it's free. You must make under a certain amount, and if you get a part-time job I'm sure you will qualify. You can also try applying to Medicaid (but make sure you apply to Medicaid 1st, than if you get turned down try Healthcare Plus). You can look this info up on the net.
One thing I did when I decided to switch careers is weigh all of my options. I knew there would come a time when I would have to give up my good paying, benefit having 9-5 job for something lowpaying and no benefit having job:crying2: . Don't give up hope yet, and just look at the other avenues of getting into nursing. A lot of people in my program try to discourage me from working at all while I take my clinicals, but these are the same people that have help paying their rent or bills. I always try to explain to them that I have no choice but to work or else I'm out on the street, so I no how you feel.
Oh one more thing, try getting an administrative job in a hospital, a lot of times you can work part-time (like 20 hours) and still get benefits. Even though it's a hard to shell to crack, give it a try.:)
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