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Hi everyone, I cannot find any reviews on this college nursing program, please if anyone attended can you let me know what your gpa was like Hesi scores , how much you enjoy that nursing program and how financially in depth you are, by all means feel free to answer any question or just a quick review to help me decide if LIU is the nursing school for me. Thanks so much

hope you are still interested in the answer to your question. I just finished the nursing program at L.I.U and let me give you the opinion that I share with the majority of the other students. This program is very difficult. 1st- the school is a bit unorganized, you need to stay on top of your own things and not depend on any one. 2nd- the classes are very challenging but you will have easy classes and difficult ones every semester. Many people fail the very difficult classes. Hesi's at the end of each semester which if not passed remedial's must be taken. 3rd- every semester you must get 100% on a medmath exam- if not you must take a remedial course and may not progress to the next level until completed. Clinical's- there are very good and horrible instructor's (just luck). The style of the exams need getting used to and vary greatly depending on the professors. One professor might consider something correct while another doesn't (on exam's). There is room for getting extra points on exams with a text book argument. (some prof.'s go by the book and others by their ppt's) You will learn and you will be prepared to pass the NCLEX. It's a lot of work and responsibility and from what I hear, other nursing programs are not this difficult and demanding. My advice- study- not in excess, learn the basic's but learn them well and catch the flow of the test style of each individual professor. Prepare for the med math's exams and try to get 100 on the first try (3), Get the Hesi book to prepare for the hesi's (very helpful). Do a lot of practice NCLEX questions to get you used to the critical thinking nursing questions. Many answers may be correct but learn how to choose the BEST answer. Always think positive and go into exams feeling calm and confident. DO NOT read into the questions too much. Go with you gut feeling. Good Luck.

I've applied to this school for the spring of 2012. I haven't seen a lot of information about this school either. Is it a quality nursing school? Where do people who go to this school? I'm worried about Brooklyn living and how expensive it will be.

Well according to what I've heard, LIU school of nursing has a very high NCLEX passing percentage rate. I would say it is a quality nursing program, that will prepare you very well for the NCLEX. From what I have heard from different hospitals during clinical rotations is that they love LIU nursing student because we are very prepared and full of knowledge. I live in Queens and travel to Brooklyn so I don't know about living expenses in Brooklyn. Good Luck.

So I applied to LIU's nursing program for the fall 2011 but because of short notice I dont think I will be able to go. I was wondering if I can re-apply again for their spring semester or would I have to wait until the fall of the following year?

Yes, you may apply and begin the program during the Spring 2012 semester.

thank you! ONe more question...so I called liu and I told them I wanted to change my acceptance to the fall of 2012 .so they told me that I dont need to re-apply but they have to re-evaluate my application again...so Im worried if they don't keep up with it because alot of people say the school is unorganized , which ive noticed and im also worried if they do re-evaluate my application that they might not accept me again

p.s. im really counting on going to this school, I have no other options :confused:

thank you! ONe more question...so I called liu and I told them I wanted to change my acceptance to the fall of 2012 .so they told me that I dont need to re-apply but they have to re-evaluate my application again...so Im worried if they don't keep up with it because alot of people say the school is unorganized , which ive noticed and im also worried if they do re-evaluate my application that they might not accept me again

p.s. im really counting on going to this school, I have no other options :confused:

KEEP ON TOP OF THEM is my biggest advice. Call every month and make sure they do it. If you got in the first time, you'll get in again (there's really no waiting list for the program). How disorganized were they? Well let's put it this way. I was taking nursing courses yet I wasn't registered in their system as a nursing major, even though I declared my major 3 times.

I did a semester of nursing (the actual program, not pre-reqs) at LIU, still have many friends in it and it is a VERY difficult program. Some of my friends are at the school 12 hours a day for classes and studying. I decided nursing wasn't for me personally and took another route. Luckily the admission's process for LIU is very simple. A 3.0 is all you need, with over a B- in all your science and nursing pre-reqs. Get the HESI book your very first semester of nursing school, a lot of people underestimated the intensity of the HESI exit exams at the end of the semester.

As far as the HESI ENTRANCE exam, again it's very simple. Nothing nursing or medical based. LIU doesn't look at any of the science portions of the Hesi A2. As far as tuition? This school is going to cost you a lot of money. Average about 15,000-16,000 PER semester for two years, and you're gonna be at about 60-65K for just the last 2 years (this doesn't include the pre-reqs part if you are starting as a freshman). They accept around 120-160 students every semester but class sizes are very small (not lecture halls). Some students also can sign up to do their classes and labs at Kings County Hospital (taught by the same LIU professors).

NCLEX wise, last year LIU had the highest pass rate of all the BSN programs in the entire state (I believe it was 95%). If you can survive the program, you will pass the NCLEX. Retention rate is about 50-60% because the program is hard and about 10-30 people drop out every semester because they either realized nursing wasn't for them, couldn't handle the demand or simply didn't make the grades to remain in the program. For those who are overwhelmed you can do part-time, however you have a year to switch to full-time or you will have to do the entire program part-time.

If anyone needs anymore info let me know.

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Well im entering as a transfer for the fall 2012, so I still a few pre-reqs to complete. So once im done with the pre-reqs is the Hesi the exam that determines your entrance to the nursing classes/clinicals ? Im also an out of state student which means I will have to live on campus..How is it like to live on campus , if you did?

Well im entering as a transfer for the fall 2012, so I still a few pre-reqs to complete. So once im done with the pre-reqs is the Hesi the exam that determines your entrance to the nursing classes/clinicals ? Im also an out of state student which means I will have to live on campus..How is it like to live on campus , if you did?

Once you finish the pre-reqs as long as you have a B- in all of them then yes the HESI is the only thing that determines it. You need a 75 (in every section and overall) to pass.

I didn't live on campus but a few of my friends did. You won't be a freshman so the housing should be fine. People hated being in the dorms on the freshman floors but it was fine. Campus is safe and there's plenty of food options around.

Do all nursing programs require passing the HESI before moving on to the actual nursing classes?

LIU requires you to take a Hesi Exam for entrance into their program, but community colleges usually don't.

No some nursing programs require you to take the HESI like LIU. Some nursing schools you need to take the NLN-RN such as CUNY schools. Some require the TEAS entrance exam like Aldephi.

thats the main thing i keep hearing: most people fail, and their system is very organized!