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  1. spiritedkidd

    Stony Brook Accelerated Nursing Class of 2015

    Scrolled through the many posts and CONGRATS TO THOSE WHO WERE ACCEPTED! for those who were rejected or waitlisted, as cliche as it sounds, dont give up and remember that everything happens for a reason. the reason for rejection may not always be black and white or clear-cut; it may not be that you dont qualify for stony's program, but it could be that stony isnt a good fit for you (which isnt necessarily a bad thing, but hope that made sense..) but whatever the reason may be, dont let it discourage you from pursuing your dream and goals!! keep applying and improving/strengthening yourself, whether it means going for the 2-year program, waiting another year, volunteering/working to add to your resume, etc etc. Closed doors can be opportunities as well. And once you do get into a program, whether it is at Stony Brook or elsewhere, you'll definitely learn to appreciate it more because of the tough, long journey that it took for you to get to that point and along the way, you didn't let a rejection stop you from what you wanted to do, and you'll be the better person for that. So in short, keep pushing. Whether you were accepted or not, your turn to shine will come.
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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.
  3. spiritedkidd

    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
  5. spiritedkidd

    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 :)
  6. spiritedkidd

    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!
  9. spiritedkidd

    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 !
  11. spiritedkidd

    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

    @LAGD: dont count yourself out! there are definitely people in our class who dont have medical volunteer experience. i cant emphasize enough how diverse our class is! please dont deprive yourself of the chance/opportunity just because you dont have any medical experience. stony looks at the applicant as a whole and takes into account everything: GPA, essay, recommendations, prior experiences, etc. if you really want to get into the program, dont let that stop you! go for it because you never know what may happen.
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    Stony Brook Accelerated Nursing Class of 2015

    its also important to remember that the best applicants ARENT always the ones who've had years and years of healthcare experience, such as being a nurse's aid or an EMT. our class is quite diverse in that people majored in different areas and have extensive backgrounds and experience in different fields that arent related to healthcare necessarily. if you can relate whatever experience you had into how you'll be a good nurse, etc., then do that!
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    Stony Brook Accelerated Nursing Class of 2015

    If you think a supplemental page/resume would help, then attach it. You can also incorporate it into your essay of its relevant and appropriate. Try to havr your recommenders finish the recommendations asap so you can get that outta the way. Deadline is in a few weeks, wow!!
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    Stony Brook Accelerated Nursing Class of 2015

    when is the deadline for the application this year?
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