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Pure Frustration! Nursing Schools NYC!!!!

LovesNYLovesNY Posts: 19Registered User New Member
edited October 2012 in College Search & Selection
I know you would probably direct me to google but don't.
All the schools I've loved; Fordham, City College and Queens College, Pace etc DON'T have nursing programs!
I need suggestions and opinions.
I really really want to go to school in NYC.
Or as close as possible.
There are other things I need to accomplish in NYC in addition to my academics.
BUT nevertheless,
It seems as if no reasonably priced colleges with housing options offer nursing here!!!!! >_<
ALL I'm looking for is a good co-ed school that offers housing and nursing (4 year bachelors)!
I don't really mind student life being dull.. it's NYC I'll find friends.
NYU and Columbia are off my list. I can't afford them. :/
I've looked at CUNY Hunter, I love it but there is no housing.
I heard something about all cuny students being able to house in "the towers"?
Any info on that?
And PLEASE any suggestions on colleges in or within a 20mins of NYC??

Thanks so much in advance guys
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Replies to: Pure Frustration! Nursing Schools NYC!!!!

  • A227227A227227 Posts: 106Registered User Junior Member
    You should check out Barnard college. it's about as selective as NYU I think, and before room and board it comes to 30k a year
  • MommaJMommaJ Posts: 4,740Registered User Senior Member
    No, OP shouldn't check out Barnard. It's as costly as Columbia College (no surprise, since they are both part of Columbia University) and doesn't offer a Nursing major.

    Hunter does have student housing, but not enough to go around, so it's not a sure thing. Maybe you didn't Google hard enough: Pace's Lienhard School of Nursing has a Manhattan location--not sure about housing, but I do know Pace students in other schools at the Manhattan campus who live in dorms. Long Island University's Brooklyn campus and Wagner College on Staten Island both offer nursing degrees and housing. Adelphi offers nursing and dorms, and while it doesn't fit within your 20 minute criterion, it's close enough to get into Manhattan regularly and easily. I think you may have to be a little more flexible about that 20 minutes. As for costs, I don't know what seems "reasonable" to you, but outside of the CUNY's and community colleges, nothing in the NYC area is really cheap--have you looked into whether you will qualify for any financial aid or merit awards?
  • BeanTownGirlBeanTownGirl Posts: 2,726Registered User Senior Member
    Maybe this is better than googling? American Association of Colleges of Nursing...

    American Association of Colleges of Nursing | Nursing Program Search
  • BeanTownGirlBeanTownGirl Posts: 2,726Registered User Senior Member
  • LovesNYLovesNY Posts: 19Registered User New Member
    Pace's nursing school is located on the westchester campus not the manhattan one, I called. I think Hunter is my best bet but I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket. I probably won't be considered for the honors program with a 3.4 and that's what guarantees housing... :'( I hear Long Island University was really run down and full off people who don't care about school. I know I shouldn't base the greatness of the school from their acceptance rate but they accept 80% of applications and their SAT average is like 1100. :/ AND on top of everything it's still expensive. Hahaha I totally don't get that. but I'll definitely check out adelphi. Wagner is really expensive and the campus is too rural for me. I used to live in a nice busy area close to the city but at 12 my family and I moved to this rural farm town in PA and I hate it so much. As I was driving to school, I almost hit a TURKEY. Yep.... It's that bad. Living here is one of my biggest motives for wanting to be in an urban campus. I crave that lifestyle. Lot's of lights, busy streets, always something going on. There are other very important reasons as to why I specifically need to be in NYC as well but that is the biggest reason.
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Posts: 20,236Super Moderator Senior Member
    Go to school for an affordable amount locally and then move to NYC afterward.
  • WordworkerWordworker Posts: 869Registered User Member
    Philly and Pittsburgh have nursing schools, some public (for which you'd be in-state). And Philly is just a bus or train ride from NYC.
  • WordworkerWordworker Posts: 869Registered User Member
    Philly and Pittsburgh have nursing schools, some public (for which you'd be in-state).

    Philly is just a bus or train ride from NYC. And the only turkleys that walk around here are human turkeys.
  • WordworkerWordworker Posts: 869Registered User Member
    Philly and Pittsburgh have nursing schools, some public (for which you'd be in-state).

    Philly is just a bus or train ride from NYC. And the only turkeys that walk around here are human turkeys.
  • MommaJMommaJ Posts: 4,740Registered User Senior Member
    Staten Island is suburban, but certainly not rural. The Wagner campus overlooks the NYC skyline, and via the ferry it's a 25 minute trip to Manhattan.

    Your desire for an urban lifestyle can be fulfilled in many cities--Boston, Philly, Washington DC, etc. If you could disclose the other important reasons why you wish live specifically in NYC, perhaps you'd get more helpful advice (though frankly, if this is about a romantic situation, you probably won't get much support here).
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