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Bonstemps EMT-P

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Bonstemps has 10 years experience as a EMT-P and specializes in Disaster, Conflict Mgmt.

Practitioner within areas of human rights; have worked in mental health with survivors of torture, survivors of war, HIV+ and HIV at risk populations domestic and abroad. Current nursing student. French, Spanish, German, Japanese.

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    NYU ABSN Spring 2020

    Hey - I'm in my last semester and I can at least give housing advice. Everyone is spread out. A lot of people are in Brooklyn because it is I cheaper than Manhattan. Some students chose to dorm, mostly the "traditional" students - there are ABSN students in dorms though; it seems to be a good option for a short program. A lot of folks I know are in apartments on 1st. There are tons of complexes on that street and it makes your commute very easy. Also check the FB page; people are always looking for roommates. There are also a lot of complexes near Washington Square. As a nursing student you will never be over there for class, but the area is nice and you are near the library and bookstore. I am personally in Union; I don't like it as it is loud but other people do quite well here. I recommend making your commute to Rory as easy as possible to eliminate any stress that may come from travel. You do NOT want to be late for Sim or an exam. Good luck, see you at Rory BT
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    Transferring ABSNs?

    I think for me it's the non-stop nature of it all; the never ending noise, the never ending rush and hustle. I see at least two horrible, mean interactions daily. I'm not used to the level of aggression, of heedless cruelness or thoughtless expressions of rage ("*** you, ***" should be the city's motto). I have lived in many, many cities - large and small - and this place feels like a massive, angry, consumerist hell. I'd do almost anything to get out. I try to get to the parks and get out, but the program leaves little room to make dedicated efforts. I am not in the bar scene, nor a night person. I thrive in nature and silence; I spend my spare time reading and exercising. I haven't the money to do too much. Really, the problem is, I made the wrong choice. I really appreciate you responding, though.
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    Transferring ABSNs?

    Thank you for your thoughts and time. Only one semester in / completed. I'm doing well academically and don't find it overtly difficult, but I feel as though I can't handle the city. It's sad and pathetic, but there it is. I have one year left and I am 26k in. I can't imagine starting over but I can't imagine being here.
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    Transferring ABSNs?

    Hey ya'll; don't know if I'm in the right place but I'm hoping maybe some of ya'll have thoughts on the matter. Is it possible to transfer out of a 15-Month ABSN into another ABSN program? I don't hate the program, rather the city, NYC. It is crushing every bit of my soul and not a day goes by where I don't feel depressed or maddened but the misery of this place. Has anyone heard of someone transferring between ABSNs? Thank you
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    NYU ABSN fall 2019

    Hey there! I would be happy to share my thoughts; I do want to acknowledge these are my opinions only and don't necessarily reflect the program or the thoughts of my colleagues. The Good: the people: I love the people in this program; they became family from week one. We are deeply supportive and work hard to ensure each other's success and mental health. The sense of community in OUR group is fantastic - the cohort, not so much; that's not a bad thing, the cohort is quite large and you can't know them all. I also have an incredible clinical group - we are also extremely tight. I got lucky. Not everyone adores their clinical group AND found a great social group. You'll find your people - everyone seems to have. the professors you click with: not every professor is a winner for every person, but the ones that are! Wow, they are lovely. Get to know them. Get to know Bucco and Chen and Boyar, talk to Beverage, Day and Cayo, get drinks with them! They will guide the hell out of you. They are incredible and worth it. the quality of education: I have been to another nursing program (2009) and have interacted with the medical field quite a bit and I believe you are really getting the best possible education here at NYU; we have an excellent pass rate for the NCLEX. It is hard, make no mistake, but worth it. job security: you will absolutely get a job; I've met many grads and they are doing just fine. I learned of one yesterday making 200k just a couple years out. I plan to go back to Louisiana, so my outcomes will be different, but the name is worth it all. The Bad: group projects: I hope you love group projects because they will take up a massive amount of your energies and time for very little grade percentage; they are, in my opinion, exhausting and slightly pointless; they want us to learn leadership and group think skills, but as a professional 10 years out of undergrad, I am not really enjoying them, esp. when you have team members that do zilch. Good way to meet people though. the pointless small assignments: get everything you can banged out asap; do NIOSH right away; do the dosage modules and ATIs RIGHT AWAY; there is so much to do and it feels maddening when you are trying to study. testing culture: the testing culture is a bit ... much; its very strict and not built for people with test anxiety; your only grades are multiple choice (essentially). People also seem to be very competitive; the post test environment makes me irritated as all. stress: there's no outlet for stress and the program keeps rolling; you'll see what I mean. The Neutral: clinical placements: its a toss up; you may get an exciting placement and a kind professor, or a boring placement and a nightmare professor, or a mix of the two; I have a boring placement and a kind, wonderful professor. My colleague has a boring placement and a mean clinical professor. I don't think the placements are anything to really celebrate but I'm not a New Yorker and am not always privy to whats going on the hospitals or what their level of fame is. clubs are slightly inactive: clubs are great, they are doing stuff, just not that much; I'm in oncology, LGBTQ+ and global and seldom hear anything. Doesn't matter - you are so busy that its rarely what you're worried about. Recommendation: STUDY EVERY DAY. At least for a little bit. The tests are hard the first round if you don't; if you DO your due diligence and study a bit everyday you will be fine; you are here for 15 months. JUST STUDY as much as possible. It reduces stress. Buy the nursing diagnosis handbook. If you can't afford the books (I couldn't, never will be able to), buy this one at the very least. Your care plans will thank you. don't worry too much about your grades: seriously. don't. get through the best you can. be proud of what you accomplish. All in all, I personally think the good outweighs the bad. It's stressful, yes. It's exhausting, yes. The education, however, is 100% worth it. I definitely have my 'I can't take this anymore' moments - most of them are related to how I feel about New York, NOT NYU, but having a social group and study group helps massively. I would say if you have anxiety or depression make sure you are ready to manage it; some people are struggling a bit with those aspects, but the school is there to support you, as is your cohort. I'm so happy for all of you joining in the fall. It is an excellent school with excellent outcomes. Be prepared to work; be prepared to get organized; DEVELOP SELF CARE ROUTINES; and be prepared to be kind to yourself and let the little things go. Good luck ya'll!
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    NYU ABSN fall 2019

    Agreed with this person! The friend group I have is aged 22-32; people definitely get a long and there are all types of folks in the program.
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    NYU ABSN fall 2019

    Thank you! Good luck to you and y'all! It's worth the wait!
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    NYU ABSN fall 2019

    I think that's the right link! You'll know it when it comes close. Yeah, there's stuff that's fabulous - access to SIM lab/tech, placements, majority of professors, friends, the name of NYU, being a future RN - and there's the stuff we all pretty much hate - the way the exams are taken, the amount of GROUP work (so much), being tired all the time, the small but busy assignments - but it totally depends not the person! You can totally work; some wait for sequence two, esp. if they need time to settle. I am working and it's totally fine. A friend of mine works PT as well, as do several others.
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    NYU ABSN fall 2019

    They will send you an e-mail for Albert and there will be an area where you can review what you've submitted and all that! That's where the admission decision will be! The program is good! There's stuff I love, stuff I hate, and the bits in between.
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    NYU ABSN fall 2019

    Hey! Honestly, its really difficult to estimate when you will hear back - we had a massive range in our cohort; I heard back three months after submission during the first round of acceptances. I'd imagine at least a 2.5-3 months wait, from there they are able to release acceptances all the way to around July/August. Some people in our cohort heard back about 3 weeks before start. When it comes to checking, check every Friday from the beginning of April. April is probably the first month of releases, based on former years. I checked randomly on a Friday (October 30) and found out I was accepted. I NEVER received an email about it.
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    NYU ABSN fall 2019

    There's a chance, sure. It would be up to them re: admissions if there was a positive. It's not a good first impression, unfortunately.
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    NYU ABSN fall 2019

    I think it's only a problem for Mt. Sinai. I know someone who got tested this week.
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    NYU ABSN fall 2019

    Hey, I'm in the program and they test for everything including marijuana. Stop now. It can effect your clinical placement and admissions. We were all gutted by the drug testing. Also, the health check in general is a complete PAIN. You'll get it done but you do it through something called Complio and its just an exhausting thing.
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    $750 CA RN License??? No way!

    You actually raise a point that I would like to see researched. What DOES the fee break down into? is it time/hours? Is it just more nonsense?
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    $750 CA RN License??? No way!

    I don't know many who can afford this. It is honestly pretty racist, xenophobic AND classist to create systems with steep entry fees. I'm not saying that is exactly what is happening, but systems like these are built with a very specific person in mind. I'll be a graduating nurse very soon who has everything going for me, and this fee would keep me out of CA. I don't understand why you think this is a form of job protection; this is a massive filter and only those who have the cash can pay the entry fee.
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    NYU ABSN fall 2019

    Hey! So, expect a wait. I applied August 3 and heard back October 30. Some didn't hear back until January. They are VERY slow, and that's been consistent for several semesters.
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