the college of mount saint vincent

  1. I was looking for anyone who went or goes to the college of mount saint vincent 2nd degree program, who can tell me about the program I was heavily considering the school as I was pace but I was given info on pace and it sound terrible I want to know what cmsv is like
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  3. by   DidiRN
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  4. by   gucci2513
    Hello there,

    I would like to know if you decided to attend CMSV? If so, can you tell me a little bit about their Accelerated BSN program in manhattan... How are the professors, where are your clinical rotations and what is your experience like, do they offer scholarships, etc. Also.. I heard that the Accelerated program is not accredited in NYS, is this true? Any help or advice that you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

  5. by   kkny1234
    If you can avoid attending this school I would avoid it. Some of the professors are great and others are not so great but that's with every school. The problem is the accelerated program, in both Manhattan and Riverdale, have set schedules with set professors so you don't have a choice as to which professor you have for a class and you can't tailor your schedule to your needs/wants.

    The "campus" in Manhattan has a site director whose hours are sort of irregular. Once the site director leaves, she locks up the computer room and the lounge leaving us with no access to a printer, water, or a lounge. The Manhattan location has one computer room but the computers are extremely. If there's a class going on in the lab, then the lab is closed. We definitely get shafted in this aspect because the Riverdale campus has a lot more computer labs with better computers and printers. The Manhattan location also has no library, gym, dining facility, etc.

    Also, what they don't tell you until orientation is that you're required to take at least one class in Riverdale so don't be surprised if you have to make the trek up to the Bronx. Also, our clinical rotations so far have been in the Bronx and Yonkers.

    From what I know, there are no scholarships for this program so you would have to use loans, grants, etc. The dean informed us during orientation that the accelerated program as well as the traditional program is accredited. Because the accelerated program follows the same curriculum as the traditional program but at a faster pace, there is no need for separate accreditation.

    Hope this helps.