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Looking for a good nursing school to get into? any advise?

:bow: Hello Everyone,

First of all, thank you :nurse: to view my post.

I am currectly enrolled in BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (BMCC) and I finished most liberal art and sience courses with 3.75 gpa:wink2:

But, it seems very hard to get into cause they only allow 70 students per semester from all over nyc.(day section and another 35 for evening)) Also, it will take another two years to finish it with full time. I live in NYC (Brooklyn)

I dont want to spend long time in BMCC. Because it takes so long,:nono: i would prefer to get into another short 2 years or 4 years accelerated nursing programs?

So, What I would like to ask you is that you guys know any other 2 or 4 years college which affordable:twocents: and preparing me to :typing the RN exam very well?

Thank you very much for all of your time in courtesy.:yeah:

I think all of the local community colleges are hard to get into. Your GPA is competitive so you have at least a chance of getting in. As far as it taking a long time, I don't quite understand what you mean. Unless you have a previous bachelors degree and can get into an accelerated program all the schools will take either two or four years. For the community colleges that means two years after you take all the prerequisites, so it's really more like three years, but you said you completed most of what I assume are the prereqs so it should be about two years for any community college you get into.

anyone know if my chances are better with an associates in liberal arts? i desperately need to get into some nursing related program lpn rn anything!!! if anyone has any suggestions for schools or programs in the ny area please let me know the names thankyou

I think all of the local community colleges are hard to get into. Your GPA is competitive so you have at least a chance of getting in. As far as it taking a long time, I don't quite understand what you mean. Unless you have a previous bachelors degree and can get into an accelerated program all the schools will take either two or four years. For the community colleges that means two years after you take all the prerequisites, so it's really more like three years, but you said you completed most of what I assume are the prereqs so it should be about two years for any community college you get into.

Ty for your respond.:nuke:

Once u get into nursing programs in BMCC, there is another step comes up, they make lottery for every semesters for every nursing classes. if you are lucky u may register to classes asap otherwise it may takes longer. Its so annoying and i dont want that.

anyone know if my chances are better with an associates in liberal arts? i desperately need to get into some nursing related program lpn rn anything!!! if anyone has any suggestions for schools or programs in the ny area please let me know the names thankyou

You mean you have an Associate degree in liberal art? Even if u have a degree or not, there are some 2 or 4 years nursing programs u may interest to register ;

Some 2 years;

beth israel http://www.futurenursebi.org/

Long island College hospital

http://www.futurenurselich.org/

bronx CC

http://www.bcc.cuny.edu/degreeprograms/degreeprograms.cfm?DegreeID=23

Hostos CC

www.hostos.cuny.edu/oaa/PDF/Nursing.pdf

Kingborough CC

http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/academicDepartments/nursing/programinformation.htm

LaGuardia CChttp://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/NAS/NAS2K.htm

Queensborough CChttp://www.qcc.cuny.edu/nursing/clinical_application.asp

Saint Vincent Catholic School queenshttp://www.svcmc.org/body.cfm?id=758

St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center

http://www.svcmc.org/body.cfm?id=758

4 years ;

lehman

hunter

wagner

NYU

Columbia

LIU

There are many nursing programs in NY and they have different course requirements. I just posted few in NYC Metrapolitan area.Therefore, try to finish all common classes. Apply to few schools rather then stick with one for back up.

wow thankyou soo much for all those listings but i'm sooo sad to say that i've already applied to a few of them already and got rejected!! i have all the required courses to take b4 starting the program it's just no one will give me a chance and let me in their programs?? does gpa matter u think even if i hold an associates in liberal arts? my qpa is around a 2.7? i really don't know what i'm doing wrong either doing poorly on the entrance exams or they just dun like my gpa? it's really frustrating especailly getting rejected from a handful of schools already...if you think of any more in the ny nyc long island area let me know...i'm also going to try and apply for lpn at boces it's worth a shot :(

Ty for your respond.:nuke:

Once u get into nursing programs in BMCC, there is another step comes up, they make lottery for every semesters for every nursing classes. if you are lucky u may register to classes asap otherwise it may takes longer. Its so annoying and i dont want that.

Really? So you may have to sit out a semester if you don't make the lottery for that class??

Really? So you may have to sit out a semester if you don't make the lottery for that class??

they accept like 80 students per semester then after lottery 70 student may register. That`s what I heard. Also, you GPA should 4 or very close to 4 to register.

Are u in any nursing program?

wow thankyou soo much for all those listings but i'm sooo sad to say that i've already applied to a few of them already and got rejected!! i have all the required courses to take b4 starting the program it's just no one will give me a chance and let me in their programs?? does gpa matter u think even if i hold an associates in liberal arts? my qpa is around a 2.7? i really don't know what i'm doing wrong either doing poorly on the entrance exams or they just dun like my gpa? it's really frustrating especailly getting rejected from a handful of schools already...if you think of any more in the ny nyc long island area let me know...i'm also going to try and apply for lpn at boces it's worth a shot :(

As you aware, there are many schools with different requirements.

1- Did you finish some classes like A&P I and II, Microbiology,General Psychology,etc ?

2- where did u get you your 2 years degree?

I heard there are some schools in NY upstate and NJ areas which accept students around with 2.5 gpa. You may retake some required nursing classes to get 4 or close to 4 gpa in local community college. Those schools accept very small amount of student and they only accept best of them. I dont think they count your 2 years degree. They only concern how and when you take required nursing classes.

they accept like 80 students per semester then after lottery 70 student may register. That what I heard. Also, you GPA should 4 or very close to 4.

Are you sure that this applies to students already in the program? That doesn't sound right. At my school once you're in the program you're assured a seat in every class from that point on (as long as you pass). They do accept students every semester, but those are new students who have just completed the prerequisites and are applying for candidacy. In that case, yes, you need as close to a 4.0 as possible, but once you're in the program you only need a 'C', which is 73%, to pass.

I would check with the nursing dept. at your school about this. I think it's very likely that once you're in the program you won't have to worry about losing your seat as long as you're passing your classes.

BunnyRN

Specializes in Medical-Surgical-Ortho-Neuro-Agency.

Ty for your respond.:nuke:

Once u get into nursing programs in BMCC, there is another step comes up, they make lottery for every semesters for every nursing classes. if you are lucky u may register to classes asap otherwise it may takes longer. Its so annoying and i dont want that.

:nono:

I graduated from BMCC. In the day program, morning and afternoon students pick a number, and get to register for their nursing course in numerical order. So, students with early numbers usually got to register for their professor in mind. So the best professors' classes fill up quicker. So everyone, is basically praying that they'll pick an earlier number.

In the evening program, there is only one lecturer for the late evenings, and clinicals are done on the weekends. Keep in mind, once you are in the program, accepted to clinical portion, you are guaranteed a space in the classrooms. The only thing you may not like, is not having the choice of taking your professor in mind if you are have a late number. :wink2:

Good Luck.

:nono:

I graduated from BMCC. In the day program, morning and afternoon students pick a number, and get to register for their nursing course in numerical order. So, students with early numbers usually got to register for their professor in mind. So the best professors' classes fill up quicker. So everyone, is basically praying that they'll pick an earlier number.

In the evening program, there is only one lecturer for the late evenings, and clinicals are done on the weekends. Keep in mind, once you are in the program, accepted to clinical portion, you are guaranteed a space in the classrooms. The only thing you may not like, is not having the choice of taking your professor in mind if you are have a late number. :wink2:

Good Luck.

You think i have chance to get into program with 3.75 gpa for pre-clinical and 3.60 overall gpa in day time or at least night time?

which schools should I apply for back up? like beth israel,long island uni etc?

BunnyRN

Specializes in Medical-Surgical-Ortho-Neuro-Agency.

RN Care

I think that you should apply to the program. Remember that your acceptance is based on the overall average of the other students applying to the program. Your grades are not bad. I'd worry if 80 day students are applying with 4.0 GPA, which I doubt. You'll never know until you try. I you already applied for the Spring 09 entrance, just pray to God, that you'll get that phone call from the nursing office, congratulating you on your acceptance.

LIU - if you want to go take loads on student loans will take you in a heart beat. Not only that, did you see their requirements.

Hunter - you have to do do equally well on their entrance exam.

RN Care

I think that you should apply to the program. Remember that your acceptance is based on the overall average of the other students applying to the program. Your grades are not bad. I'd worry if 80 day students are applying with 4.0 GPA, which I doubt. You'll never know until you try. I you already applied for the Spring 09 entrance, just pray to God, that you'll get that phone call from the nursing office, congratulating you on your acceptance.

LIU - if you want to go take loads on student loans will take you in a heart beat. Not only that, did you see their requirements.

Hunter - you have to do do equally well on their entrance exam.

Thank you very much your respond and just wanna wish to you happy thanksgiving.:yeah:

I already applied to program as u mention.Just waiting the phone call or at least a sit for who is not going to show up!

LIU

you talking about these requirements?

  1. Maintaining a minimum 2.5 cumulative average
  2. Maintaining a minimum 2.5 Nursing cumulative average
  3. Earning a grade of C+ or better in each Nursing course
  4. Repeating no more than one Nursing course
  5. Earning a B or better in any repeated Nursing course
  6. Fulfilling all clinical clearance requirements prior to the beginning of each clinical Nursing course
  7. Attending a mandatory hospital-orientation program each semester
  8. Demonstrating competency in drug-dosage calculation during specified semesters
  9. Demonstrating competency in the clinical laboratory courses
  10. Passing both lecture and clinical portions of courses with a laboratory section
  11. Participating in the Community Service Project (for a total 100 hours)

I am also considering to get my master degree in nursing for future so i am also thinking to apply 4 years colleges.

there are few colleges in nyc as you aware and liu is easy to get in and hard to stay in my mind.

:typingCould you correct my mistake if any but, if I graduate after LIU and find a job in any area. are there any companies or hospitals will forgive my loan?

My point is rather then wait in BMCC or other Cuny colleges which very hard to get in without 4 gpa for a long time. just focus to study in LIU or ect.. and after graduate let the hospitals pay your loan or pay back from your own pocket:twocents:. In my view point, I guess studing 4 years in these colleges much better rather then wait ( i mean wait not into program) to get into these schools (cuny or even hunter)

i have heard a lot of bad things about prof.green who teachs nur 112. One of my friends got accepted with 3.77 gpa in spring 07 after 7 people did not show up and she told me that 16 out of 35 could not pass! Because they didn`t study hard or prof.green issue.:uhoh3:

BunnyRN

Specializes in Medical-Surgical-Ortho-Neuro-Agency.

This is a shocker!

Is that number exam failure, or overall class failure!!! um!!!

1st exam, is a killer, because students don't know what to expect from nursing style questions. That's why fundamentals get be a shocker. But NUR 112 is truly the least of your problems. Wait until one gets to MedSurg.

If you want to go to LIU that your choice!!! When I wrote about the requirements, HIS 1, HIS 2, philosophy 1 and 2, 4 english courses, etc...But if you already have several liberal arts courses, great! Take them at BMCC, will save lots of $$$.

It's good to apply to different schools, just in case you don't get acceptance into a program.

This is a shocker!

Is that number exam failure, or overall class failure!!! um!!!

1st exam, is a killer, because students don't know what to expect from nursing style questions. That's why fundamentals get be a shocker. But NUR 112 is truly the least of your problems. Wait until one gets to MedSurg.

If you want to go to LIU that your choice!!! When I wrote about the requirements, HIS 1, HIS 2, philosophy 1 and 2, 4 english courses, etc...But if you already have several liberal arts courses, great! Take them at BMCC, will save lots of $$$.

It's good to apply to different schools, just in case you don't get acceptance into a program.

my friend was saying overall class failure. that means they started 35 people and finished less then 20!!

RN Care & BunnyRN

I see that you both have attending or is still attending BMCC. Do you mind e mailing me? I was accepted into BMCC to take my preclinicals for the spring semester and I would love some feedback from current/past students. I would PM you, but I haven't posted enough. I hope to hear from you both soon & thank you in advance for your time :)

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I finished all pre-clinical classes. You need to get 4 A`s in order to get into clinical program. If u havent take chemisty 120 take the section 085 if u have any question just ask me..

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