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  1. Hello i work in a mayor hospital in new york #6 in the world but i work in te laundry and i deliver linen haha. Im 24 years old i got my GED years ago and got this job after never went backto school now i regret this so much, anyway. I have this growing passion for nursing. Im at the hospital 70% of my time and everyday i just wish it was me helping these patients out. I always find myself trying to look into operation rooms and looking at what nurses are doing. This is what gets me excited about going to work. Now the hard part, what do i do? I want to start my nursing program but i dont want no lincoln tech i really do not know where to start please help!
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    Joined: Jul '09; Posts: 20

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  3. by   athena55
    hello itiseasy:
    well, where in the 5 boros do you live? do you live within a reasonable distance to a college that has a nursing program? i do know that a lot of the colleges have a lottery system as so many people are looking at entering into nursing.
    [color=#339933]www.citytech.cuny.edu/academics/deptsites/nursing/index
    http://education-portal.com/nursing_...ms_in_nyc.html
    www.lagcc.cuny.edu/
    www.mec.cuny.edu/academic_affairs/science_tech_school/nursing/nurse_home.asp
    http://www.liu.edu/liu_start.html
    www.lehman.cuny.edu/
    these websites should help you start your search.
    if i can be of further assistance, please e-mail/pm me, okay?
    best of luck to you!
    athena
  4. by   ItiSeasy
    I live in manhattan but i am willing to travel. I did check city tech but people who go there said that you need an average of 3.5 now where am i going to get that from? Haha i need a place that will accept me i just dont know what to do
  5. by   nevergonnagiveup
    Being in the five boros of NY and trying to go to nursing school can be difficult especially if your looking at a CUNY school. They usually have high GPA requirements and like the other post said, it's done by a lottery system.

    One of the things you can check out are private colleges. Although, they are a bit more expensive, the chances of getting in are a little better. Your job (since you work in a hospital) may also contribute towards the tuition.

    Another option...to get your feet wet would be doing a LPN program. I actually just received an email this morning on a program the NYC is sponsoring through a HHC hospital that is 10 months long and starts this September. There are a couple of requirements before getting accepted...I can forward to you if interested.

    Lastly, if you can commnute, some of the SUNY colleges are little better to get into especially those that are upstate NY. Not sure if you have to work to support yourself, but I decided to go that route and I'm in my third semester in a RN program upstate NY. The requirements were ALOT easier to get into the school because alot people are not willing or can't sacrifice relocating so the school is not inudated with applications.

    Just a few suggestions.
  6. by   ItiSeasy
    Yea i know it is going to be pretty difficult. The LPN program sounds great you can forward it to ezra172atgmailcom thank you. What suny school do you recomend and can i start in the fall? Thank you
  7. by   Student Socialite
    Quote from happiness10466
    Being in the five boros of NY and trying to go to nursing school can be difficult especially if your looking at a CUNY school. They usually have high GPA requirements and like the other post said, it's done by a lottery system.

    One of the things you can check out are private colleges. Although, they are a bit more expensive, the chances of getting in are a little better. Your job (since you work in a hospital) may also contribute towards the tuition.

    Another option...to get your feet wet would be doing a LPN program. I actually just received an email this morning on a program the NYC is sponsoring through a HHC hospital that is 10 months long and starts this September. There are a couple of requirements before getting accepted...I can forward to you if interested.

    Lastly, if you can commnute, some of the SUNY colleges are little better to get into especially those that are upstate NY. Not sure if you have to work to support yourself, but I decided to go that route and I'm in my third semester in a RN program upstate NY. The requirements were ALOT easier to get into the school because alot people are not willing or can't sacrifice relocating so the school is not inudated with applications.

    Just a few suggestions.

    I too noticed that the programs in the city were more competitive. I'm in a compromising situation where I am interested in pursuing a career in Nursing, however, I have a full time job along with financial obligations - limiting me to evening/weekend courses which seem to be almost impossible to find in the NYmetro area. So I'm trying to seek out any evening LPN programs sans the crazy commute. I'm not too familiar with the regional NY area. I was wondering if anyone knew of such a course.
  8. by   Stor05
    Another option...to get your feet wet would be doing a LPN program. I actually just received an email this morning on a program the NYC is sponsoring through a HHC hospital that is 10 months long and starts this September. There are a couple of requirements before getting accepted...I can forward to you if interested.
    Can you forward me this e-mail as well? I actually work for an HHC hospital and I had no idea about this program. I am looking for a career change and having a difficult time finding a school.

    is there a website i can visit?
  9. by   Student Socialite
    Quote from Stor05
    Can you forward me this e-mail as well? I actually work for an HHC hospital and I had no idea about this program. I am looking for a career change and having a difficult time finding a school.

    is there a website i can visit?

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/html/car...training.shtml

    http://cnetnurse.com/pre_pro_testing/nyc_doe_2005.html
  10. by   Princesskinany

    Just so u can know its NOT AVAILABLE to HHC employees.... I tried and I work for HHC!

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