BCIT August 2013 Applicants - page 9

Hello future nurses, I am so excited to be starting nursing at BCIT in August! For future applicants: To have a strong application make sure you have work experience, volunteer experience... Read More

  1. by   cat5
    Where did you find the info session link?!
  2. by   BulmaBriefs
    Hi cat5,

    I found them on Youtube.com. I've copied and pasted the links for you below to see:

    BCIT Nursing Info Session October 2012: Student Presentations - YouTube
    BCIT Nursing Info Session October 2012: Questions and Answers - YouTube
    BCIT Nursing Info Session October 2012: Program Advisor Presentation - YouTube

    It's broken down into three links: One is student testimonials, Q/A's from the audience, and then they talk about entrance requirements and most asked questions.

    hope this helps
  3. by   ace12345
    I'm freaking out! I just wanna find out
  4. by   careubc
    Is the info session in May, does anyone know?
  5. by   Progressor
    I have an e-mail that says the orientation session is on May 9th in the evening.
  6. by   cat5
    Has anyone heard anything yet ?!
  7. by   BulmaBriefs
    nothing yet!! I've read on previous threads that the earliest people found out was on March 15, but then again people find out at different times....Tomorrow is friday so hopefully we hear something then! If not then we still have two weeks left to hear something. The waiting is so brutal

    Do you think I should drop a quick email to them asking when they will start to shortlist and send out emails? I don't want to bother them but we're all so curious, lol
  8. by   BulmaBriefs
    OK, I dropped them a quick email asking when is the earliest that they'll be sending out the first batch of emails. I know they must be super busy and have a ton of other emails, so I did appologize to them for that. But I know we're all anxious to know when they'll be sending out the emails, so I will keep you guys updated.
  9. by   BulmaBriefs
    Okay so here's the email that I recieved from the nursing department:

    We will be working through the weekend with the goal of having the short listed applicants contacted by the end of next week.

    Thank you for your patience. I know the waiting is hard and that people want to make plans for the fall. Over 700 applications were received for the August 2013 intake and the selection committee did not receive the files until after the Admissions deadline of January 31, as Admissions processes all the transcripts, etc before the files are forwarded to nursing.

    Regards,

    The nursing department is very nice when it comes to asking them questions, they're always so willing to help out. So you guys, we find out by the END OF NEXT WEEK!!!
  10. by   cat5
    700 applications... that is so intimidating wow. Thanks for sharing the reply!
  11. by   BulmaBriefs
    Yes it is a lot, let's hope for the best! And you're welcome
  12. by   Chhun3
    The worst part is many of the successful applicants from Jan 2013 intake have deferred their seat to the Aug 2013 intake. Instead of competing for 96 spots, we are competing for <90. <90 is an assumption, but it seems plausible.
  13. by   Pizzagator
    I didn't apply for this intake, but I'm hoping to get in for August 2014. Do you guys mind sharing what credentials and experience you applied with?
    I'll be finishing up my BA in December, with a major in Geography. I know, totally unrelated subject... When I started to consider nursing, I was already over halfway through my BA, so wanted to complete it. I will have all my pre-reqs done by December 2013, and hopefully start LIBS 7001 & 7002 in January 2014. I'll be starting to volunteer with the nursing unit at a hospital next week, so I'll have about a year's experience there. My overall GPA is not great, but I've received mostly A's and some B's in the pre-reqs. My last few semesters of the BA have been strong, but I'm scared that Cs in 2nd/3rd year will hurt me.
    I'm really nervous about applying because I know that the program is very competitive. What is the profile of the typical successful applicant? I would like to make my application stronger but I cannot undo previous grades and with my BA nearing it's end I don't have much time! Any advice??

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