NYU 15 Month Accelerated BSN - Please share your experience - page 3

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   Kolm45
    Does it bother you that you have a ton of loans? I know you mentioned from a previous post that you wanted to go to nyu b/c of the experience...does your schedule give you enough time to enjoy the experience and still be sane with school material...or are you just talented at time management?

    I'm just trying to work some kinks out in my head.
  2. by   Kelzy
    Quote from Jeremy18
    Does it bother you that you have a ton of loans? I know you mentioned from a previous post that you wanted to go to nyu b/c of the experience...does your schedule give you enough time to enjoy the experience and still be sane with school material...or are you just talented at time management?

    I'm just trying to work some kinks out in my head.
    It doesn't bother me that I have a ton of loans because I know that I'll pay them off eventually. I think it would be bothersome if I felt like I wasn't going to get hired somewhere, but I don't feel that way at all, so I'm not too worried.

    I'm actaully pretty awful at time management... wait, that's not totally true. I can time manage, I just choose not to Personally, I have had time to do the things that I've wanted to do in NY, my only complaint is that I don't really have the money for it. I'm lucky because I played sports at my first undergrad and that was just like having a full time job, so I'm used to being really busy and overwhelmed, and honestly I feel like this program is easier to handle. Not because the subject matter is easier, but because I don't have to play a sport so I actually have time to do things.

    I do study when I need to, but I would say that I spend less time studying than a lot of people do so my time management is a little different than most people. I'm not suggesting that you don't study because everyone is different, but I think I stress out a lot less than most people in the program, so I don't worry about exams as much. And now I'm realizing how snotty I sound, but instead of me erasing this whole post, just know that you will be able to find the time to do the things that you want to do. The program is difficult, but it's not anywhere near impossible.

    Hope that helps!
  3. by   Kolm45
    Thanks Kelzy, since we're only going to b in NYU for a short time, I wanted to join an arts/entertainment/creative type club. So I hope I can do that with this program.
  4. by   yazzy26
    Hi all. I'll be starting the 15-month progression program in Fall 2010, but I've already been at NYU completing the pre reqs and doing some nursing courses (an elective and theory and research). I've already spent $31,000 in one year: just on tuition!! Books was about another $1,000 and I live in Brooklyn, which is $1,000 a month in rent. I did work part-time during the year, but the College of Nursing advises you NOT to work AT ALL during the 15-month progression program. So, to pay for school I have taken out subsidized and unsubisized stafford loans and private loans.
  5. by   Kolm45
    What bank are you getting your private loans from and whats their interest rate? Any bank you would recommend?
  6. by   jlan79
    Hi,

    I am starting at NYU in September, doing pre-reqs and then starting the 15-month program in the Spring. Does anyone have any experience with work-study? How easy is it to get a job? I am planning to do this in the fall, since my class load won't be that high.

    Thanks
  7. by   yazzy26
    I use Bank of America for my private loans. Oh, and NYU does offer many scholarships, it's only a matter of applying for them in such a freakin' LARGE pool that you are lucky to receive a meager few thousands... but I guess at this point any drop in the bucket helps.

    Work study, I hear is pretty hard once you're in the 15-month progression program because you barely have ANY free time to work on campus, if anywhere at all. Most people work once a week or do some sort of evening job because some days you aren't done with classes until 6pm.
  8. by   Mehr
    Are we allowed to wear crocs for clinicals? --> http://shop.crocs.com/pc-419-4-speci...tegories=3,128

    in white, of course .. .
  9. by   Kelzy
    Quote from Mehr
    Are we allowed to wear crocs for clinicals? --> http://shop.crocs.com/pc-419-4-speci...tegories=3,128

    in white, of course .. .
    No. All white nursing shoes (ie clogs... Nursemates is a decent brand) or all white tennis shoes only. I don't know how safe Crocs are anyway.. there's not a lot of protection going on there
  10. by   jistravel
    I was wondering about the nursing shoes myself. I have read on the boards that people wear Nike Shox, New Balance, Dansko, Sketchers, Z-Coils, Nursemates etc. Is it okay to wear sneakers as long as they are enclosed in the front and all white? What are some popular brands/styles that students have found to be good? I also read about support stockings? Are those helpful during clinicals? Is there anything else aside from the purple top and bottoms and white shoes we should consider purchasing?

    Also, I signed up for classes, but there is some Intro Class that is not assigned any credits that we have to take. Do we need to register for that as well or is it automatically scheduled for us?

    Thanks again!
  11. by   jlan79
    Quote from jistravel
    I was wondering about the nursing shoes myself. I have read on the boards that people wear Nike Shox, New Balance, Dansko, Sketchers, Z-Coils, Nursemates etc. Is it okay to wear sneakers as long as they are enclosed in the front and all white? What are some popular brands/styles that students have found to be good? I also read about support stockings? Are those helpful during clinicals? Is there anything else aside from the purple top and bottoms and white shoes we should consider purchasing?

    Also, I signed up for classes, but there is some Intro Class that is not assigned any credits that we have to take. Do we need to register for that as well or is it automatically scheduled for us?

    Thanks again!

    I believe the Intro class is the New Orientation seminar we have to go to in July. The two day one.
  12. by   Kelzy
    Quote from jistravel
    I was wondering about the nursing shoes myself. I have read on the boards that people wear Nike Shox, New Balance, Dansko, Sketchers, Z-Coils, Nursemates etc. Is it okay to wear sneakers as long as they are enclosed in the front and all white? What are some popular brands/styles that students have found to be good? I also read about support stockings? Are those helpful during clinicals? Is there anything else aside from the purple top and bottoms and white shoes we should consider purchasing?

    Also, I signed up for classes, but there is some Intro Class that is not assigned any credits that we have to take. Do we need to register for that as well or is it automatically scheduled for us?

    Thanks again!
    I don't know anything about an intro class. I definitely didn't have to take one. If you're talking about an actual class that you sign up for, I think that it could possibly be something that brand new freshman have to take, but not second degree students. You could definitely ask at the orientation in July though.
  13. by   turtles432
    did any of your professors allow you to record their lectures w. digital voice recorders? what was the best way you/other nyu students found to be the best way to take notes. im considering getting a netbook/laptop to bring to class, but they don't seem very useful when it comes to clinicals.

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