What are the top BSN programs in NYC?

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Hello. I am currently 15 years old, and i'm entering my high school junior year this September.

I assuredly want to pursue a career in nursing. I just want to know what are the best schools in NYC, and what I can do now to better prepare myself for when I major in nursing.

If you went to a particular school and are very fond and pleased with your experience there, please don't hesitate to share.



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Specializes in psych, community , cross-cultural, gero,.

Hello Minky,

I've been a nursing professor for many years and I'm delighted that you are asking this question while you're still in high school. Nursing is a wonderful profession no matter how you decide to use your nursing degree. Columbia University and Suny both have excellent nursing programs. You need to decide whether you want to go to a bid school or a smaller one where you will get more special attention from the faculty. The most important thing you will want to do is study hard, learn as much as you can about writing and critical thinking. You will also have a much easier time in nursing if you have like biology and physiology because it is the background for much of nursing. However, nurses also use sociology, and psychology, in their work with patients and families. There is also an excellent school in New Jersey. I teach in their online program but you have to have an RN to take the online courses. The school is Thomas Edison State College of New Jersey. I am very impressed with the quality of their program. Best of luck in your chosen career. Dr. Eileen Jackson


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Specializes in ICU / PCU / Telemetry / Oncology.

Columbia University does not have a traditional 4-year bachelor's program in nursing, which is what the OP is probably looking for. The minimal entry program @ Columbia is for students already holding non-nursing bachelor degrees. Best bet is to look into the CUNY or SUNY schools and pursue a 4-year degree there. That way, you won't spend too much on tuition and you will get a fine education. Now, if you're looking for a master's degree once you achieve your BSN, Columbia is an EXCELLENT choice!

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