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NYU Accelerated BSN Spring 2011

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Hi everybody,

I just got my boat rocked this morning when I received my acceptance letter to NYU's spring 2011 program. That is so soon! I live in San Francisco and I can't imagine how different life will be in a few short months if I go there.

I'm hoping I can get some advice from people who have gone through the program before, or anyone who has researched it. My questions are below:

1. I have heard that the program is a little disorganized because it is so new. Did you feel well prepared and guided. How was the workload? Challenging but relevant, I hope.

2.Is it possible to work on the weekends? I also have a boyfriend that I love mucho, but will be leaving in San Francisco. In terms of schedule and workload, will I be able to visit him on the weekends? Is there any vacation time to spend with him?

3. I'm assuming that cost of living is outrageous in NY. Where are the best places to live and how do you find them? Is craigslist the usual route?

4. Overall impressions of the school, the staff, and living in NY would be greatly appreciated!! I know it will be challenging but exactly how stressful is it? Do you feel supported?

I have to give a deposit in 2 weeks!! I'm freaking out because I won't have heard from the other schools I have applied to yet. It would be way to risky to turn down NYU hoping I get into a school here in SF, Samuel Merritt. Oh life!

Congrats!I just received my acceptance letter as well! I'm so excited!New York City is extremely expensive to live in yes. Craigs list is a pretty good place to look.

Maybe I will see you in class soon!

I also have been accepted for the Spring! Is anyone looking for a roommate?! Please let me know :)

I've lived in the area many years. Craigslist is the way to go. Manhattan is extremely expensive, and it's not just rent that's over priced - even food in the supermarkets costs more in Manhattan. You'll get a much better bargain living somewhere in the boroughs (Queens or Brooklyn) or even in Jersey City. You can take public transportation into Manhattan easily from all of these places. Get a few roommates preferably other students in the medical field.

anne2424,

im in the same position as you! i applied to nyu last minute just to see if i can could get in and i did. I live in chicago and am still waiting to hear back from loyola. I also have a boyfriend here. i cant believe we have to give a deposit so soon. what are you going to do?

i also applied to NYU as a last minute decision, so when i did my fafsa at the beginning of this year i didnt add NYU.

i made a correction to my form and added NYU, is this how you go about it? does anyone know? any suggestions would really help?

also is anyone thinking of dorming or are people looking for apartments. thanks.

i emailed the financial aid office but no one got back to me yet. i was going to try calling them tomorrow.

Does anyone know what the requirement is for your undergrad GPA, unfortunately i graduated with a 2.5? I went to NYU's nursing page, and didn't see one for the bachelors degree gpa requirement, only that the prereq have to be passed with a C or better. However, i have since taken the perquisites to apply to nursing school and have all A's....just wondering what my chances are of getting in with such a low undergrad GPA:(

i also applied to NYU as a last minute decision, so when i did my fafsa at the beginning of this year i didnt add NYU.

i made a correction to my form and added NYU, is this how you go about it? does anyone know? any suggestions would really help?

also is anyone thinking of dorming or are people looking for apartments. thanks.

i emailed the financial aid office but no one got back to me yet. i was going to try calling them tomorrow.

im pretty sure you can just go in there and add it. Give them a call. I'm sure that would get you an answer right away. Are you from NYU? If I go there, I would like to get an apartment but have no idea where I would even start looking!

Does anyone know what the requirement is for your undergrad GPA, unfortunately i graduated with a 2.5? I went to NYU's nursing page, and didn't see one for the bachelors degree gpa requirement, only that the prereq have to be passed with a C or better. However, i have since taken the perquisites to apply to nursing school and have all A's....just wondering what my chances are of getting in with such a low undergrad GPA:(

I'm pretty sure alot of these accelerated programs look for a 3.0 or above. I had a 3.47. But it doesn't hurt to try. Especially if all ur prereq's are A's.

im pretty sure you can just go in there and add it. Give them a call. I'm sure that would get you an answer right away. Are you from NYU? If I go there, I would like to get an apartment but have no idea where I would even start looking!

Thanks, I made the corrections to my FAFSA just in case but Ill give the office a call. Im actually from California. So I have no idea of any of the surroundings areas or even the first place to look. I heard craigslist is the best place to start and Ive been looking at some websites and the village voice is another good place as well. But I was debating on dorming as well since I dont know the area as well and I need roommates because I definitely cannot afford a place by myself.

Hi all!

I'll be attending the spring 2011 accelerated program and have lived in Brooklyn for the past 5 years, so I thought I'd respond to some of the questions about NYC. First off, I have a good friend who went to the program and graduated in '09- she LOVED it and recommends it highly. She made no mention whatsoever of it being disorganized, and I think that was the rumor around her time, so it's been a few years even since then.

I also have two friends who have worked for NYU. One works in their continuing ed. grant program, and the second used to work for the nursing department. They both said that they were extremely impressed with the staff and the organization of the nursing department as a whole. Only had great things to say about it- even when I tried to grill them for any negatives.

Lastly, for those of you moving to New York from other areas I would agree to suggest craigslist, and try to search for apartments outside of Manhattan (unless you want NYU housing - which I imagine would be pretty awesome to live so close to campus, but for a price) - the easiest to get to NYU would be in Brooklyn probably, but you might be able to find some things in the Bronx or Queens as long as you're on a good train line to get into the W. Village. If you have any questions on NYC areas I would be happy to answer them as well as I can - feel happy to message me. I've moved three times in the past five years and can give positives/negatives about most areas in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Knowing what is a good neighborhood to live in goes a long way - you think one street will be relatively similar to the next, but in NYC that is not the case.

It can be spendy, but broker's are also a pretty good way to go. They have more of the prime listings. A lot of brokers have 'no fee' apartments too, so it's not even any extra. If you can come out in December for a few days it would be a lot easier to coordinate with a broker and I guarantee it will be money well spent. You can be here for a weekend and see 15 apartments without having to email 15 different people, plus you'd figure out which trains they are on and what's around them. It'd be a whole lot easier than either last minute searching (you can get bullied pretty easily here- or you may end up desperate and will pay way too much for a s***hole). You don't want to be stuck in an area that has a lot going on if you're a home body, or with nothing going on if you're more out and about. Plus if you're in the middle of nowhere it will take longer to get to school than you think... I moved into my dream apartment in February and although it took three solid months of searching, I can guarantee they're here, you just have to wade through a lot of crap to get to them. If you need a broker recommendation let me know, I worked with a few good ones (and a few crappy ones).

I think the NYU bulletins will also be a great place to start for housing, as people are always looking for roommates on those- people move in/out as they graduate. I don't know anything about them- but that is how my friend (who graduated from the ABSN) found her apartment when she moved here from Seattle.

Hope that helps, I'm really excited to start the program, and to meet everyone. To the West coasters (I'm originally from Alaska) - it seem us 'transplants' gravitate to each other in NY, I'd be happy to help any way I can to make the transition easier. NYC can be a hard place to live- I had some great people on my side when I moved here and don't know what I would've done without them!

-Bryn

Beeny. Thanks for the info. It was really helpful. Im thinking of attending NYU but making such a big move from CA is kind of scary and I dont even know where to start. I was thinking about staying in the dorms my first semester to get familiar with the surroundings and the city then move into an apartment. But the cost is kind of swaying me to just look for an apartment.

Just wondering if anyone attending next year in need of a roomate. Thanks!

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Hey everyone!

I just got accepted to the Spring 2011 program too. Can't believe I'll be living in NY in less than two months! Thanks, Beeny for your info. It was helpful...now to start the apartment search! Should be interesting seeing as I'm living in Thailand until the end of December, so I guess all my contacts have to be made by email.

I was wondering if any of you would be interested in joining a facebook group for those of us starting the program in january? I think that could be a good way for us to share info on apartments, the program, etc.

You're welcome! Glad to help any way I can.

ljt813 - I lived in Thailand for the first half of 2006! What are you doing there? I spent most of my time in Koh Samui (in the gulf) but went all over for the last few months. When do you get back?

I know I would join a Facebook group, do you know how to start one? I'm sure if you posted the info on here it would spread pretty quickly. I joined the NY Nursing group, you could link the two. It would probably really help with housing, it seems a lot of people are in the same boat!

I've been living with family in Bangkok since September. I came here to teach English while I wait to get into nursing school. I thought I would be here at least a year, but NYU changed that plan pretty quickly!

I can make the facebook group for us, but it requires me to have at least one person to invite before I create the group. I don't have any friends in the program though! If you add me as a friend I'll be able to get the group started. My name is Laura Temple...you should be able to find me if you search with my location as Bangkok, Thailand.

Hi everybody!

Any word on the facebook page? I would love an invite. I searched for you Laura, but no luck. I'm moving from California too. I know of an apart opening up in dec which is only 950 and has two bedrooms, it's in jersey though. The commute is supposed to only be about ten minutes by train but I really know nothing about jersey?

Contact me if you guys have a fb page.

See you soon!!

Hey Giants!

Where in CA are you from?

Anne, I'm from San Francisco. Where are you from CA? Did you send in your acceptance yet and are you still waiting on other schools? Are you looking for an apartment?