my boyfriend and i are going up next week to visit the city, hospitals and schools to make our final decision on if we will be moving there in december. i'm a rn, with my bsn, currently working in a children's hospital on the neurosurgery/neurological floor; however, we get overflow from other units and treat many med/surg patients.
my boyfriend is a certified nursing assistant, and adn student. he has currently completed his pre-reqs and is extremely interested in moving up to nyc to complete his clinicals. he has read a lot about the cuny schools and is very excited about them. i'm reading that gpa's are very high in these schools, would it be recommended that he doesn't transfer anything if his gpa is not to that level? we would live in manhattan, has anyone attended hostos, bmcc, or laguardia, that can share pos/neg? or know of other adn schools easily accessible from manhattan (don't yet know where in manhattan we would live, we are very open).
additionally, which hospitals would you recommend i look at as a pediatric nurse? i am also hoping to enter a master's program in fall of 2005. i am interested in pediatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practioner, and certified nurse midwife. right now i'm looking at nyu, columbia, and hunter college. can anyone tell me anything about these schools?