NYC area BSN Programs: Everything you ever wanted to know - page 3

Everything you ever wanted to know about the BSN programs in New York City (and surrounding areas): *Please feel free to add your experience and thoughts* School (alphabetical) Adelphi Two... Read More

  1. by   jjean331
    thanks for posting that about Concordia good to know there are more options out there. Anyone know if there is a place that holds Microbiology during the winter session? I need to take it before the Spring semester starts and but I'm unable to take it in November.
  2. by   randomgrl
    Quote from annod81
    Sorry, this post is late, I just saw this thread.

    I can add Concordia College in Bronxville, NY to this list... They have started a 2nd degree BSN program in fall 2008, and I got accepted for fall 2009. I'll be starting in < 2 weeks so I can't speak much on the clinical/class aspects of it, but I have spoken to current students and they really love the program. They've stated the professors are very helpful and the clinicals have been a great learning experience. The program is 15 months, begins each fall, is around $30,000 for the entire program, and they seem to be pretty lenient with financial aid. No admission testing like the MAT or GRE besides a written exam provided by the school. You need a 3.2 undergrad GPA and B or higher in prereqs. Also, interview with the Dean, she seemed very knowledgeable and keen on bringing out the best in the students... The campus is nice as well. I believe they are becoming more competitive to get into as more people are hearing about the program... The first class had only 20 students but my class will have 40 students lol. From my understanding, 40 is the max.

    Hope this helps anyone interested, and I can always post about the program itself once I begin if anyone would like. Best of luck to everyone!
    what kind of written exam?
  3. by   donnasRN
    Quote from jjean331
    thanks for posting that about Concordia good to know there are more options out there. Anyone know if there is a place that holds Microbiology during the winter session? I need to take it before the Spring semester starts and but I'm unable to take it in November.
    You're welcome. And, sorry, I'm not familiar with any schools offering Micro in a winter session, but you are one brave woman to take in between the fall and spring!

    Quote from randomgrl
    what kind of written exam?
    An essay exam... They give you an article related to Nursing and want you to include: what you agree/disagree with, key points, what you would do differently, etc.

    Relating to your previous question about Pace, you need at least 1000 on the GRE or 450 on the MAT, over 3.0 undergrad gpa and C's or higher in prereqs... It's pretty competitive. Check out one of their open houses, good luck.
    Last edit by donnasRN on Aug 11, '09
  4. by   randomgrl
    Quote from annod81
    You're welcome. And, sorry, I'm not familiar with any schools offering Micro in a winter session, but you are one brave woman to take in between the fall and spring!



    An essay exam... They give you an article related to Nursing and want you to include: what you agree/disagree with, key points, what you would do differently, etc.

    Relating to your previous question about Pace, you need at least 1000 on the GRE or 450 on the MAT, over 3.0 undergrad gpa and C's or higher in prereqs... It's pretty competitive. Check out one of their open houses, good luck.
    thanx
  5. by   jjean331
    Thanks just really wanted to get things started with school. I'm not getting any younger
  6. by   PacoUSA
    Quote from annod81
    An essay exam... They give you an article related to Nursing and want you to include: what you agree/disagree with, key points, what you would do differently, etc.
    That's an odd exam for entering nursing school. I wonder what the rationale is for administering that. Rational thinking?
  7. by   donnasRN
    Quote from Paco386
    That's an odd exam for entering nursing school. I wonder what the rationale is for administering that. Rational thinking?
    LOL. I'm sure it's for challenging one to come up with key ideas using interpretive and analytical skills from what they've obtained from a large body of information. Kinda like the two essay portions of the GRE combined.
  8. by   mamajuana
    Hi guiltysins
    I have read your comment about LIU. I am very interested of attending nursing program (evening). After my I have been accepted at LIU, do I have to take the entrance exam first or will they give the exam during or after the semeter? and also HESI exam is this like ATI?

    Thanks and much appreciated
  9. by   guiltysins
    Quote from mamajuana
    Hi guiltysins
    I have read your comment about LIU. I am very interested of attending nursing program (evening). After my I have been accepted at LIU, do I have to take the entrance exam first or will they give the exam during or after the semeter? and also HESI exam is this like ATI?

    Thanks and much appreciated

    You'll have to take the entrance exam first which is given about three times a month. Then you register for classes. You have to do ALL pre-reqs and general education requirements (About 22 classes if you place into Eng 16 and Math 16). The HESI A2 is a computer test that tests you on Reading Comp, Math, Grammar and Vocabulary.
  10. by   mamajuana
    Thanks for the info. I have taken all the pre-req except chemistry which ill be taking them on spring and summer 1.
  11. by   guiltysins
    Quote from mamajuana
    Thanks for the info. I have taken all the pre-req except chemistry which ill be taking them on spring and summer 1.
    Okay then you'll only need that class and you can take your HESI anytime within the Spring Semester. It's best to get it out of the way by Jan or Feb. They don't count the science portions and you need at least a 75 on the English, Math, Grammar and Vocab. You should be starting in the fall with me then. Awesome!
  12. by   mamajuana
    Thank you again =)! just wondering, I am not trying to be pessimistic but I wanted to know if a prospect student took the exam for the first time and failed, How many chances are they allowed to take the exam? Also, I would like to know if the review book really help? the reason why I ask is because they are some review books that didnt help at all. THANKS AGAIN
  13. by   guiltysins
    Quote from mamajuana
    Thank you again =)! just wondering, I am not trying to be pessimistic but I wanted to know if a prospect student took the exam for the first time and failed, How many chances are they allowed to take the exam? Also, I would like to know if the review book really help? the reason why I ask is because they are some review books that didnt help at all. THANKS AGAIN
    A lot of my friends have actually been failing the exam, especially the vocab part. You have a chance of taking it twice. They say you need a minimum of 75 on each part but if you get a 70+ they will let you do the program part-time. I have the review book and it does help, especially with the math. You might not wanna get it at the school bookstore though cause they charge 40 bucks for it so you might wanna see if you can get it cheaper someplace else.

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