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    Stony Brook Accelerated BSN Class of 2014

    They emailed me about my acceptance! Idk if anyone got a physical letter about it but I've heard that the previous classes did, but email is usually how they'll do it.
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    Stony Brook Accelerated Nursing Class of 2015

    so when you choose clinical groups/rotations, there's SB24, where 24 students do all their rotations at stony brook hospital. then theres DEU/traditional, where students do their clinicals at other hospitals, such as south hampton, Pilgrim, Sagamore, and other hospitals you guys prob havent heard of before. students in SB24 are (kinda) expected to work at stony after graduation, so if you know you wanna work elsewhere, dont pick SB24. theres pros and cons to each type of clinical group. but as GoVeg said, dont worry about it til you get to it! theres plenty of stressing to be done later on. enjoy the holidays! its hard to wait for a decision, but just keep yourself busy and before you know it, that day will come :)
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    Stony Brook Accelerated Nursing Class of 2015

    @beestar: there are several people in my class who just graduated from undergrad and went straight into this nursing program. then there are others who havent been in school for years. there's definitely a good mix of people with different amounts of life and education experience, which is what's so great about this program :) to all those who are still waiting on an interview call: dont be discouraged! remember that an interview call doesn't mean you got accepted. on the flip side, not getting an interview doesn't mean you got rejected. anything goes with stony
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    Stony Brook Accelerated BSN Class of 2014

    hey yz9550, we have a thread for "Stony Brook Accelerated Class of 2015" that is more active. The users there are in similar shoes and have the same questions, so go on there and you wont regret it I believe you dont have to send the official transcripts until you get accepted. But when in doubt, I would call to make sure. in any case, see you on the other thread :)
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    Stony Brook Accelerated Nursing Class of 2015

    stony has a regular 2-year program and the accelerated 1-yr program. you learn the same stuff essentially in both, but of course, with the 2-yr program, its spaced out so you have more time to work/study/have a life. i think they also do more clinical hours, but i could be wrong on that. also, the 2-years get the opportunity to work at stony over the summer for a summer externship, so thats a great experience and opportunity to network, work one on one with patients, gain experience, etc. you can definitely apply to the 2-yr program as a backup in case you dont get into the 1-yr. however, i know some students who applied to both programs and got rejected from the 2-yr but accepted into the 1-yr. the deadline for the 2-yr is later.
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    Stony Brook Accelerated Nursing Class of 2015

    @kris10marie: congrats on getting thru the interview process!! now the hard part is the waiting, which i would suggest finding something, like volunteering, seeing friends, travelling, picking up a hobby, watching tv, etc. to do to pass the time and occupy your mind. jan seems like forever away! it's super awesome to hear (and see on this forum) that everyone is friendly and nice! they could be your potential classmates and then if they are, you guys can look back at that experience in the future and laugh about it but anyways, getting ahead of myself here.
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    Stony Brook Accelerated Nursing Class of 2015

    if you're really passionate about nursing and pursuing it, dont let grades, people, or whatever discourage you from going after it! the only limits there are are the ones you put on yourself, so go for it!! :) as for the interviews, look at it as a chance to shine. it does seem like an intimidating, nerve-racking (or is it nerve-wrecking??) process, but the interview is a great opportunity to show them your passion that can't always be seen in ur essay or on your transcript. they always emphasized to us that the ones with 4.0 GPAs dont always make the best nurses and vice versa. in the 3 1/2 months we've been in the program, all the professors have shown their passion for nursing, whether it was thru their lectures, their stories or personalities. im sure SBU definitely wants to continue that with their students. just be yourself. show them your passion for nursing. show them you're ready and capable of not just completing the program, but also being a great nurse! and most importantly, believe in yourself!! if you dont, how can you expect SBU to? best of luck to everyone and yes, please update us on how things go! ill be rooting for you guys, woot woot!
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    Stony Brook Accelerated Nursing Class of 2015

    Not sure what advice or input to give about the interviews....Don't be nervous! As hard as that may be to do, remember that everyone else in the room is feeling the same thing. Don't let your nerves get the best of you! do what you would normally do for any other interview. remember your strengths, recognize your weaknesses, show your passion, that sort of stuff. Paco was a great source and guidance when I applied last year, and I hope I can do the same and pay it forward to you guys. While he can speak to you guys about his current work experience, it might be best to ask me about the current curriculum since I'm part of the younger generation (hahahha paco, im just kidding!!) it's also great that you guys are helping each other out too! *also, i want to suggest that while you are at stony for the interview, take a look around the hospital, Health Science Center building, stony brook area, etc. if you have the time. while they are trying to see if you're a good fit for them, remember that it's just as important to see that stony is a good fit for YOU. ​goooodddd luckkkkk!!
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    Stony Brook Accelerated Nursing Class of 2015

    ive been hearing that SBU is doing interviews, which is something they just started doing for this year's entering class apparently. so unfortunately, we cant provide you guys with much help or input on that. but look at it as an opportunity to shine and be more than just a name on a piece of paper !
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    Stony Brook Accelerated Nursing Class of 2015

    no benefit to submitting it early other than the fact that you get it out of the way earlier. i think i remember mailing in my official transcript to stonybrook last fall, but perhaps i remembered wrong or they changed the policy for this year. and GoVeg is right: you can complete your pre-reqs next spring since the fall sem is already about halfway done (eeks, already?!!) but if you're unsure about an answer to a question, calling or emailing Karen would be a safe bet. she's pretty good with emailing back within a reasonable amount of time!
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    Stony Brook Accelerated Nursing Class of 2015

    Hi guys! @bloodorange, thats so sweet haha. I hope both of you guys get in! Here are my thoughts and comments so far about the program, hope they help! - I'm really enjoying the program so far. Yes its a lot of work, but everyone in my class is extremely friendly and helpful. We're one big nursing family, which is one aspect that I like. I got a positive vibe from the stony's facebook group and that's what ultimately pushed me toward picking stony as opposed to picking binghamton, my alma mater. - My credentials: I had a ~3.5-3.55 overall and pre-req GPA. As far as experience: I interned on a labor and delivery floor at a hospital for one semester. Other than that, not much "healthcare" experience. I was basically a teacher/tutor since 16 and that was like my main/only experience. But i used that to my advantage when it came to writing the essay and getting recommendations. But stony looks at the application as a whole, so don't think youre set if you have a 3.8 GPA or don't think you dont stand a chance if you have a 3.1 GPA. - It's an intense year. The summer wasnt so bad even though it was 19 credits. It had 2 online courses. Right now its not so bad since pathology and pharmacology havent started yet. - My recommendation is to finish the application early/ASAP. In case there's something missing in your application or stony didnt receive something or whatever, then youll have time to get it done. The waiting time from the deadline to when they inform you of their decision (usually early January. for me it was jan 7, the first day they were responding back with application decisions ) is the hardest, so if you have a job or are still in school, then use that to distract you. - If you're set on Stony, I would also suggest visiting the school for an info session or just to see what it looks like. The staff and faculty here are so inspiring, motivating, and supportive, which is something I really like because they're investing their time and efforts into us instead of looking at teaching as "just a job they have to do." I'll keep this post short, but feel free to ask more questions. I'd be happy to answer them when I have time (or don't feel like doing work or studying as I should be doing right now lols). Good luck to you guys and everyone here who will soon be on this thread!
  12. It's almost september, which means people are starting to get their applications for nursing together real soon. I'm currently in the 1-yr nursing program here at Stony Brook. A previous alum started the 2014 thread for us, so I figured I do the same. Feel free to ask questions or message me with them. Good luck to everyone applying! :)
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    Stony Brook Accelerated BSN Class of 2014

    haha ahh i hear ya. i was born and raised in the city. the suburban life that is long island is soo weird for me. so unbelievably quiet here! i think i might have trouble falling asleep just 'cause im so used to falling asleep to cars passing by my house
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    Stony Brook Accelerated BSN Class of 2014

    thats great to hear! i think itll still snow out in LI though lol. and what?! whats there not to like about nyc?!?? haha, so much to do, see, eat in nyc. LI can be a bit boring in my opinion in comparison to nyc, but i could be biased since i was born and raised in nyc. either way, good to hear. stony is the way to go :)
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    Binghamton Applicants- BAT Fall 2013

    I would call. You would get a much faster response that way
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    Stony Brook Accelerated BSN Class of 2014

    ahaha paco, i guess your post can just be used as another thing to solidify his decision. orientation is a little over a week away!