Hey guys, I'm currently in the 2nd degree program at SU (hiiiiiiiiii CDG :)) and I thought I'd check this thread because I wish more people commented when I was getting ready!
First, congrats to everyone that got in! Its an accomplishment and it will be a journey but its well worth it. If you are wait listed don't lose hope because people find out until well into the summer! And if you did not get in, good luck with your other applications and opportunities. Everything works out in the end!
If anyone needs to take pathophysiology, SU says they offer a summer course but it usually does not happen. The cheapest online course I found was through University of Northern Colorado (less than $700), it is self-paced and you have up to a year to complete it. Definitely recommend that!
I bought my books used online, but as CDG said, if you buy the bundle through the bookstore you get the code to access all your e-books which can be handy because yes, they are massive. And no, I do not take them to class. Although sometimes I do if I have to do work at school between odd hours! Also, for the person who asked about Apple computers, I have a mac book and have no problem doing all my school work and accessing everything from there.
All her recommendations were awesome -- My one other recommendation is to buy a nurses drug guide because this has been really helpful to me in clinical and writing care plans. And buy a planner and get organized as soon as the semester starts. Its overwhelming, but you'll survive!
I think many 2nd degree nursing programs can be unorganized and I actually think our program is better than most (scary thought). If you have any questions feel free to ask. If you are from out of town and need help finding a place to live or recommendations, let me know because I was in that situation and it was tough to do from far away (I'm from NJ)