NYU BSN Fall 2012 - page 15

Hi everyone, There was no forum for NYU BSN applicants, so I thought I'd start one. Hello, is there anybody out there? :wavey:... Read More

  1. by   Kristinebean
    Thanks for the encouragement!

    It's nice to know that ABSN grads from NYU are able to find a nursing job despite a saturation in the nursing field. I talked to a nurse recruiter from a major hospital in California and he said that externships matter a lot when you are searching for your first nursing job. That's encouraging that the grad you talked to was able to line up some externships during the program.

    I'd really like to live within 20 minutes from campus so Manhattan would be ideal. I do not mind living elsewhere as long as the commute isn't that bad. I will begin the ABSN program this fall. Are you an accelerated student too?
  2. by   ktg80
    Yes, I am an accelerated student too. I think alot of the other people that were posting on here drifted over to the Facebook page- but since I am the last person on earth without Facebook- I only have been talking to people on here. Two people from off campus housing told me to check out Williamsburg in Brooklyn, but I was able to find an apartment in Jersey City before we made it over there to look. They have the subway there, and it took me 6 minutes to get to Manhattan and just another ten to get to the nursing building- so that was fine by me! Do you happen to know if registration starts Monday- or if it is another day next week? (the email wasn't too clear). The guy I talked with at NYU said that it's very important to select your clinical preference asap when registration opens up- because all the good sites get chosen fast. Ugh- I hope I can log on fast enough so I don't get stuck somewhere far.
  3. by   nyjcq
    Congrats to those admitted NYU Fall 2012 program! Can any past graduates or alumni share some experiences and advice on whether to attend NYU. While I would enjoy the opportunity to go, the expensive tuition is making me think about starting school a few months later at an affordable public school.
  4. by   joann.summers
    I'm a current student at NYU, in their accelerated nursing program.

    If someone had told me the truth about what my experience was going to be like there--I would never have gone.

    I would HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend NOT GOING.

    Yes I am doing very well. However the quality of the program is low. New York University does not care about you. They will happily take your check for $88,000 for 48 weeks of school and then make you beg them for everything, even things like...instructors that come to clinicals and professors that respond to emails.

    Don't be fooled by their promises of scholarships and financial aid. Federal loans are NOT financial aid through NYU, that is a LOAN from the GOVERNMENT that you pay back (plus interest) that they proxy, that is all. Their ACTUAL financial aid (i.e, money they're giving you) is pitiful. They refer you to their website stating the average financial aid package is like 37k/year (74 for the program) but that is NOT reality.

    Save yourselves a lot of headache (and a lot of money) and avoid NYU.
  5. by   joann.summers
    New York is wonderful and you should come. You will figure out the expenses, the city is worth it. NYU is NOT worth it. If you are deciding between different schools I would recommend not going to NYU. I'm a current student and my experience has been horrendous.
  6. by   joann.summers
    Get used to it, that's how NYU is. You get bills and they take your money but they sure don't want to talk to you.
  7. by   joann.summers
    I'm a current student. Avoid NYU. Avoid avoid avoid. Run!
  8. by   joann.summers
    Clinicals are a disaster. They have a system from the 80s. Everyone I know has had to travel 4hrs+ at least once for their clinicals. They sent some people to LONG ISLAND (2.5hrs each way). The clinical spots fill up instantly and you compete against the traditional students who have preference since they have more credits earned at NYU. If you can get your tuition money back, do it. I wish someone would have told me how absolutely awful the experience would be.
  9. by   purplemargie
    I am also in the accelerated program at NYU. Please, Please, Please reconsider going to this pitiful excuse of a nursing school! I am also doing well, but let me tell you, it's because I have taught myself EVERYTHING! I don't expect to be spoon-fed material, I have 2 Bachelor's of Science degrees from another University, I know what to expect from college.
    Each semester is 12 weeks long, they could easily consolidate the material in to 3 semesters, but of course they don't.....they want that extra semester of tuition! The semester starts about 3 weeks after the regular students and ends a week before. Again, this is done to stretch it out. Oh, and the ridiculous classes that they put in for 'filler', one is called 'Professional Nursing' I'm still not sure what this class was about.....the so called Professor came the first day and spent 20 minutes telling us about how wonderful and talented she is, subsequent classes were devoted to stories about hospital administrations from 25+ years ago. Currently, we are required to take a class called 'Foundations of Genetics' class is at 6:30 at night, the Professor reads VERBATIM from a power point for 3 hours. Many of the students have early morning clinical on Fridays, some of the clinical sites are hours away for students and you have to be there at 7:15am. I know I'm venting, I'm just terribly disappointed, this school is NOT organized, they don't care a bit about what kind of education you are getting, they care about getting as much money from you as possible. They even charge you $100+ for orientation. Most reputable nursing programs have a 75/25 model when it comes to clinical experience. At NYU it's 50/50 you are at 'simulation' instead of the hospital every other week. These so called 'simulations' are a JOKE! The equipment is broken, the instructors, while knowledgeable are mostly new and you are basically 'play acting' with these silly broken mannequins. As the poster above me stated, they take your money and that's about the last contact you will have with anyone. I have written an email to one of my instructors 7 times and NO response!!
    Please feel free to ask me as many questions as you have! The facebook pages have NYU administrators and they will remove any posts that are negative so don't rely on those for help. Best of luck!
  10. by   Purdue725
    Manhattanbread, how are you?
  11. by   sweetnurse786
    I graduated from NYU College of Nursing and completed their accelerated BSN program. My advice is that if you get into another school, definitely go there. DO NOT attend NYU. All they want is your money! the program is unorganized, we barely go to the hospital and mostly our experience is on campus in the simulation lab which totally sucks. NYU just wants your money...they dont care about you! I know a ton of people who graduated with me hated the program and there are more that I know are in the program currently and they are not happy at all! If you are desperate and you dont have an admission anywhere else except for NYU, then yes go there so you can get your nursing degree so at least you can take the NCLEX. But if you have other options, dont even look at NYU. Plus they dont give you much of financial aid. I read other posts where there are people who also are at NYU suggesting not to go, I absolutely agree with them. Contact me if you have any questions..best of luck!
  12. by   avas_mommy
    These post scare me as NYU is the only school I have currently applied to. Just wondering if any Spring 2013 Students are feeling the same as the above posters. Is there anyone who feels differently? Anyone feel like they are receiving/ have received a quality education?
  13. by   Dainty87
    Hi. Im applying for the Fall 2013 semester, was wondering what your stats looked like.