NYU 15 Month Accelerated BSN - Please share your experience - page 2

Hello, I am very much leaning towards attending the NYU second degree program over LIU in the fall and would like some insight as to what to expect. Please include any details you would like to... Read More

  1. by   newyork5
    Hi Kelzy, I was wondering if you have any opinion on Pace? I am going to have to give them an answer before hearing from NYU... Thanks!
  2. by   Kelzy
    Quote from newyork5
    Hi Kelzy, I was wondering if you have any opinion on Pace? I am going to have to give them an answer before hearing from NYU... Thanks!
    Hey there! Unfortunately I don't know anything about Pace. Sorry!!
  3. by   Mehr
    Kelzy:
    Could you please tell me about the clinicals- For the accelerated BSN program, do they begin the first semester?

    NewYork5:
    I've heard Pace is a poor school for nursing- they don't look @ applicants as a whole and dismiss students/applicants based on low GPAs . etc., . I'd stick w/ NYU!
  4. by   Kelzy
    Quote from Mehr
    Kelzy:
    Could you please tell me about the clinicals- For the accelerated BSN program, do they begin the first semester?

    NewYork5:
    I've heard Pace is a poor school for nursing- they don't look @ applicants as a whole and dismiss students/applicants based on low GPAs . etc., . I'd stick w/ NYU!
    Clincals start the first semester and you might even be at clinical in your first week. You'll have Fundamentals of Nursing as your first nursing class and you'll have clinical every other week for the first semester. The weeks that you're not at your clinical site you'll be in an On-Campus clinical which is just a lab basically. The first two times you go to clinical you'll be at a retirement home/community. You'll learn how to do basic AM care like bed baths and things like that during those two weeks. And the rest of your semester you'll have clinical at a hospital most likely on a Med/Surg floor.
  5. by   Mehr
    Do you know on avg. how much books usually cost per semester? Also if they use the same editions/books and you have some of them left over- are you willing to sell them by any chance?
  6. by   Kelzy
    Quote from Mehr
    Do you know on avg. how much books usually cost per semester? Also if they use the same editions/books and you have some of them left over- are you willing to sell them by any chance?
    Books are about 500 per semester... and that's a very rough estimate. I bought most of my books new because the bookstore has a deal with the publishing company that makes the books, and when you buy them new in the bundle package, you also get free online and computer editions of the books. If that's not something you're interested in then you could probably find better deals for used books. Also, I'm not sure if they will be using the same editions that I bought. I haven't decided which ones I'm selling because I haven't really thought about which ones I'd like to keep yet, but when you get your book list let me know and I'll see if I have them and what I want to do with them!
  7. by   Mehr
    Thank you Kelzy! you have been unbelievably helpful!

    Keep me posted about the books + I'll let you know what I'm taking 1st semester!
  8. by   Kolm45
    Hi Kelzy,

    I was wondering if you or anyone in the NYU Acc. BSN program worked a part-time job and how they handled that with classes...is it do-able? would you still be able to get good grades?

    Also, did you get loans to pay for your apartment? Where they private loans? I'm thinking about getting loans for living expenses and tuition, but I'm worried about paying it all off once I become a nurse.

    I'm from Central NJ and I could commute, but I just don't think I can wake up at 4AM to make the train. Any advice would help. Thanks.
  9. by   Kelzy
    Quote from Jeremy18
    Hi Kelzy,

    I was wondering if you or anyone in the NYU Acc. BSN program worked a part-time job and how they handled that with classes...is it do-able? would you still be able to get good grades?

    Also, did you get loans to pay for your apartment? Where they private loans? I'm thinking about getting loans for living expenses and tuition, but I'm worried about paying it all off once I become a nurse.

    I'm from Central NJ and I could commute, but I just don't think I can wake up at 4AM to make the train. Any advice would help. Thanks.
    I think it's highly recommended that you don't get a part time job, but I wouldn't say that it's impossible. If you're very disciplined to study when you have the time and you can find a job with a flexible schedule I think it could work, but it would be really tough. I thought about getting a job at one point, but was so glad that I didn't, especially during the second semester. The first semester was a little easier because you only have clinical once every other week, but the second semester was really really intense and I can't imagine what working would have been like. You could probably work weekends and be fine, but again you'd have to be disciplined to study..

    And yes, all of my money for rent, books, tuition, etc is coming from loans. It will be a huge amount by the end of the program, but I will hopefully be making money as a nurse and it won't be so bad. For me, it was worth it to not have to work while in school. Also, I don't have anyone else to support, so I'm not too worried about affording loan payments once I have an income.

    I have no idea if that was helpful or not, sorry! And I am sooooo the opposite of a morning person, so I feel your pain about not wanting to get up at 4am every day. For me, it's worth it to live in the city and not have to commute. Other people, I'm sure, have different opinions.
  10. by   Kolm45
    Thanks for your reply. It means a lot.

    I'm currently looking out for private loans, since NYU's wasn't a lot and I mgiht reject it.

    Did you take out private loans, if so which ones, if you don't mind me asking.
  11. by   Kelzy
    Quote from Jeremy18
    Thanks for your reply. It means a lot.

    I'm currently looking out for private loans, since NYU's wasn't a lot and I mgiht reject it.

    Did you take out private loans, if so which ones, if you don't mind me asking.
    Most of my money is coming from private loans, and I use Citibank
  12. by   Navigatingnursing
    Does anyone know the # of graduates out of how many start out in the class at NYU?
    Thanks in advance. All wonderful advice here.
  13. by   Kelzy
    Quote from faithlynn
    Does anyone know the # of graduates out of how many start out in the class at NYU?
    Thanks in advance. All wonderful advice here.
    In my class, there are about 150 accelerated students. I think there are about 200 in the class behind us. I have no idea how many end up graduating. As far as I know there haven't been many people who have dropped out. A few people have had to retake a class and are now a semester behind, but are still in the program.

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