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mount saint vincent nursing program

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by snowybee snowybee (Member)

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Hii every body. i just received a letter saying that i 'm accepted to the nursing program in college of mount saint vincent in ny:yeah: . However, i need human developemnt 2, economics, world literature class,religious studies, but i have 60 credits. The admissions told me that i can take this core classes along with the nursing classes. Also , they told me that i can start the clinicals only on fall 2011.I've finished all science classes. I 'm accepted to the fall 2010 program which basically means a year to do the clinicals. I can only graduate in 2013. Is that too long. Should i take this core classes any where else. I 'm confused abt gng to mount. Right now, i 'm studying in lehman college. How is the mount saint vincent nursing program overall and hw z the clinicals. How long does it take. How is the professors and all. Please expalin abt the nursing classes and all. Is clinical placements guranteed after u take nursing classes in mount saint vincent. Can some body help me by answering the questions.It would be very helpful for me to know. I want to know the procedures for the nursing program. I 'm happy as well as confused at this moment.:confused:

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Clinical placements are part of classes usually. They are not working/job positions. The school will automatically place you into a clinical at the hospital they decide to use, for the most part you won't have a say in which hospital you are doing clinicals. I don't 2013 is too long considering you still have other classes you need. If you wait and apply next year to a different nursing program, you'll be graduating in 2013 anyway.

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genaluvya has 1 years experience as a LPN.

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I would like information also on this program:doh:

I plan on applying for Spring 2013.

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I attend there currently. Went for four years for communication and went back to do nursing. The school is small which is good but its very expensive especially when there are many other programs. Their accelerated program is new and according to one of the nursing coordinators (admissions will not tell you this) it is not yet approved by the state so be careful when applying. Their regular nursing program is though. Its a good school if you like small classes and are a "do it yourself" kind of person because they are not very good on informing everyone on whats required and many students were made to stay an extra semester from my previous class.

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I attend there currently. Went for four years for communication and went back to do nursing. The school is small which is good but its very expensive especially when there are many other programs. Their accelerated program is new and according to one of the nursing coordinators (admissions will not tell you this) it is not yet approved by the state so be careful when applying. Their regular nursing program is though. Its a good school if you like small classes and are a "do it yourself" kind of person because they are not very good on informing everyone on whats required and many students were made to stay an extra semester from my previous class.

College of Mount Saint Vincent seems to be all over the place with their ABSN program. About a year or so ago they announced there would be new clinical sites added in Manhattan, but later withdrew. Don't know if it ever happened or what went on.

If the program is anything like the Saint Vincent's Hospital schools (run by the same order), the education should be great. However COMSV's board passing rate wasn't that great (in the 80% range) last time one checked. Many CUNY and other private programs have higher NCLEX passing rates.

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I was interested in applying to the accelerated program but today I spoke to an admissions counselor and she verified that while the traditional 4 yr program is fully licensed & accredited in NY state, the accelerated program is not - they are in the process of applying. She was not sure how long it would take to get approved or what it would mean for students that graduate from the program before it is nys accredited. yikes. Has anyone here graduated from their accelerated program? I am not sure what to do?! I would very much like to start in the spring 2013 class but not if I will have problems getting licensed once I finish...

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The program is brand new, It's first class is this fall. If I were you I'd look into other programs. They are new, not accredited, and a bit pricey.

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The program is brand new, It's first class is this fall. If I were you I'd look into other programs. They are new, not accredited, and a bit pricey.

Was confused about your statement since one quite remembers speaking with TCOMSV years ago about their second degree BSN program which was offered somewere in the Mid-Thirties in Manhattan.

It seems along with the change of location (the Mid-Town campus is now on Second Avenue near NYP), the program was changed from "second degree" to ABSN

Here is a link to the old program: Academics

Regarding being accredited by NYS, TCOMSV is listed on the state's website for BSN programs with a note that it awards ABSN and MSN programs. It says nothing to either of those being accredited but since only schools accredited by NYS are listed one assumes this covers programs mentioned.

Both the undergrad and ABSN program have tightened up things academically as well. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is needed in all science courses and as an overall GPA to enter the clinical phase.

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When I spoke to an admissions counselor on the phone last week she verified that the ABSN program is in the process of applying for accreditation, but it has not been approved yet. However, she pretty much implied that since the 4 yr program is accredited, the ABSN program will have no problem gaining accreditation, either... just that it was a matter of paperwork. She didn't have a timeframe though, and that was concerning.

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