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St Pauls School Of Nursing Summer/Fall 2020

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Hi Everyone,

I'm creating this thread for everyone trying to apply or who have already been accepted to St Pauls for the 2020 year. I am currently waiting to take my SLE for the second time since first time I scored a 20. I am applying for the Staten Island campus and I'm super nervous since I would really like to start in the Fall for September. Please feel free to share anything regarding your progress in the application or if you are already enrolled in Summer or fall.

Thank you!

NurseJJ

Specializes in Perioperative Nursing.

I'm curious actually what made you interested in SPSON?

I actually applied and got accepted to SPSON back in 2017 and left after my 3rd semester so I do have a good idea of what it's like on the inside. Based on the reviews especially reviews that very recent, it's not great. I have a friend who used to go to SPSON in Queens and he left so I'm guessing it's still the same... However I'm not going to bring down your spirits but I will tell you the facts. One, it's not accredited. it's not NLN accredited. Two, it's crazy expensive it's approximately 50,000 for the two years you're in there and for an associates degree. You have to be aware that it's hard, especially in this COVID economy we're living in now, to get a job with an associates degree in nursing. It's hard for nurses who have years of experience to get a job with a bachelors (unless you have connections). Make sure you research the school before you even accept.

OK so the reason why I left was because of various reasons. One was the teachers in the school change faster than baby diapers. I had one who was teaching anatomy (yeah for some reason they didn't take me anatomy credits from my community college...) and left in the middle of our midterm so guess what, we had to be held back and start again. Two, they placed me in the weirdest places in clinicals. They sent me all the way to the bronx in a nursing home when I lived in the SPSON Queens area. Long story short it was the change in professors, they were nothing but money hungry so I left. I went to a four year got my bachelors and is currently working. different strokes for different folks. I did read reviews were some people say they had a good experience. A majority of people said SPSON in all locations is a scam ( they were shut down before). Now I hear people saying that the admissions office in all locations tell applicants that they need to apply to the medical assistant program and then when graduated go into the nursing program because they have no medical background. Odd because I had ZERO medical background when I started and my application process was smooth. So be careful and research wisely.

1 hour ago, NurseJJ said:

I'm curious actually what made you interested in SPSON?

I actually applied and got accepted to SPSON back in 2017 and left after my 3rd semester so I do have a good idea of what it's like on the inside. Based on the reviews especially reviews that very recent, it's not great. I have a friend who used to go to SPSON in Queens and he left so I'm guessing it's still the same... However I'm not going to bring down your spirits but I will tell you the facts. One, it's not accredited. it's not NLN accredited. Two, it's crazy expensive it's approximately 50,000 for the two years you're in there and for an associates degree. You have to be aware that it's hard, especially in this COVID economy we're living in now, to get a job with an associates degree in nursing. It's hard for nurses who have years of experience to get a job with a bachelors (unless you have connections). Make sure you research the school before you even accept.

OK so the reason why I left was because of various reasons. One was the teachers in the school change faster than baby diapers. I had one who was teaching anatomy (yeah for some reason they didn't take me anatomy credits from my community college...) and left in the middle of our midterm so guess what, we had to be held back and start again. Two, they placed me in the weirdest places in clinicals. They sent me all the way to the bronx in a nursing home when I lived in the SPSON Queens area. Long story short it was the change in professors, they were nothing but money hungry so I left. I went to a four year got my bachelors and is currently working. different strokes for different folks. I did read reviews were some people say they had a good experience. A majority of people said SPSON in all locations is a scam ( they were shut down before). Now I hear people saying that the admissions office in all locations tell applicants that they need to apply to the medical assistant program and then when graduated go into the nursing program because they have no medical background. Odd because I had ZERO medical background when I started and my application process was smooth. So be careful and research wisely.

Hi Nurse JJ,

I am aware of the bad rep of the school and I do have my reasons for giving it a try. I know they are not NLN accredited but you can go on to get your BSN at Chamberlin or other colleges like that who are accredited and do take St. Pauls credits. As of right now I am only sure about Chamberlin because I spoke to an advisor from that school while I was doing research. Yes the school is expensive but for someone like my who slacked of during my early years in college and didn't get the ideal GPA this is a good option for me. I also can't find too many programs that have an afternoon schedule. I was rejected by my local community college BMCC because of my GPA even though I did score high on the HESI. Yes St pauls was not my first choice but it works for where I am at in life right now.