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  1. Hi Christina- I took a room in a house in the "white coat ghetto" that is virtually across the street from the hospital and nursing school. I am renting through http://www.studenthousingrochester.com. This landlord owns a bunch of large houses in the area that are rented out on a room by room basis to med, nursing and Ph.D students. Most of the rooms have their own bathrooms and are pretty large. From what I have been told, the area doesn't have a lot of stuff to do (stores, restaurants etc), but without a car, I had to choose between slightly cheaper rent in a more "happening" area and the convenience of being able to roll out of bed at 6:30 and still be on time to a 7am clinical. If you do go on craigslist to look for places, look for listings that have UR/Strong as the area. If you are willing to take a chance on the bus, Mt. Hope, South Wedge and some parts of Park Ave/NOTA are options. If you find somewhere you're interested in, you can map the trip on http://infoweb.rgrta.com/hiwire to see how long the trip would take. Natalie, the creator of our classes facebook page, was a great source of info on Rochester to me and can probably give you even more to work from. BTW, where in northern california are you coming from? I'm originally from the Bay Area. Lara
  2. Hi Samanthal- I would love to hear your thoughts once you have seen the place (or any other housemate type situations). My only concern with the "white coat ghetto," while it is super convenient to school and the hospital, is hearing that it isn't really near anything else (like grocery stores). I guess not having a car I'm going to have to figure out how much hoofing/busing I am willing to do... ugh. Lara
  3. Thanks for all the info Natalie! I am going to miss the super easy commute of nyc, but I think I can make car-lessness in Rochester work for a year :)
  4. Hi Natalie- Since I'll be coming from nyc and don't currently have a car, getting one before school starts isn't really an option. While I know it's not ideal, in your opinion is it doable to live in Rochester without a car... and, is it at all possible to do so in any neighborhood other than the "white coat ghetto?" thanks! Lara
  5. Hi Kristen- congratulations on your impending graduation!! I really want to move forward with my Rochester acceptance, but the cost of the program is pretty daunting. Do you feel like you've gotten your money's worth? My other possible option is SBU... not as exited about that one, but the instate cost is significantly less. Thank you for any insight!
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    Stony Brook BSN - Summer/Fall 2011 Applicants

    dfgo- Thank you SO much for your response!! I've been really conflicted as to whether or not I should wait to hear from Stony Brook or just jump in with both feet and go to Rochester (which, barring massive scholarships, would have me in debt forever). I think I'll hedge my bets and keep my fingers crossed that Stony Brook comes through. Good luck in the final stretch of your program!
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    Stony Brook BSN - Summer/Fall 2011 Applicants

    Hi dfgo- I actually have a few questions I'm hoping you can answer... 1) have you found the administration and professors to be helpful and supportive? 2) do you know the total number of clinical hours for the program? 3) on a more personal note, what is your opinion on the program thus far? do you feel like it was the right choice/ a positive experience? So far I've found it really difficult to get any information from Stony Brook (or even get anyone on the phone) so I am a little concerned about being "just another number" at a large state school (which I was for my first degree). I've already been accepted to Rochester and they've been overwhelmingly helpful, but the cost is daunting so I'm hoping to hear some positive things from someone going through the Stony Brook program. Thanks in advance for any insight you can give!
  8. Hi Kgrochester, Thanks for all the great information on where to live in Rochester, for those of us who haven't been able to spend any time there this insight is invaluable! When you rented your room from http://www.studenthousingrochester.com did you pick a specific room/house to put in a rental application for? They don't give a whole lot of info on the process... Thanks so much! Congratulations to everyone who has been accepted!!
  9. Has everyone already filed for financial aid?
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    Stony Brook BSN - Summer/Fall 2011 Applicants

    Has everyone already filed for financial aid?
  11. Actually from what it sounded like, they have the exact same number of spots. They used to take about 100 in the summer and half that in the Spring, now the 3 cohorts are divided evenly. The interviewer told me that the reason for this was to free up space in the clinical rotations.
  12. When I had my interview, the woman I spoke with explained that they shrunk the class sizes but have upped the number of cohorts to 3. I believe they will now have programs starting in summer, fall and spring.
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    Stony Brook BSN - Summer/Fall 2011 Applicants

    Does anyone happen to know the number of clinical rotation hours for the ABSN program?
  14. Thanks rin2483! I submitted about a week before the deadline, but they did not list my supplemental documents as "received" until last week. Ugh I really hope I don't have to wait until January...
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