BCIT August 2013 Applicants - page 20
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 (preferrably healthcare), as well... Read More
- 0Mar 22, '13 by LiquoriceTeaHey everyone! So I was looking through the FAQs section on BCIT's site. It mentions that for Level 5 of the program, you are require to have use of a car for the home care clinical. Makes sense in order to transport equipment etc. It just never dawned on me because it's not written in the admission section and now I'm having a bit of a meltdown! Vancouver's public transit is convenient and parking/car fees are just so much when you're a student (which I've been for the last 4 years....) I only have my learner's license and obviously don't own a car!
Honestly I don't know how to fit this into the budget *sigh*
- 0Mar 22, '13 by BulmaBriefsHi LiquoriceTea,
I knew a couple of people who were already in the nursing program and could not come up with the budget to own a car and pay for gas, etc. However, I did know that they would use the skytrain and bus. There's this one girl I knew and she would car pool with one of her nursing classmates because they were placed in the same clinical setting and around the same time and she'd pay some money for the gas. You can always go down and talk to someone at BCIT regarding transportation and I'm also confident that once you're in the nursing program, they have ways to help you with transportation I believe. I hope this kind of helped!
- 0Mar 22, '13 by LiquoriceTeaHi BulmaBriefs,
Thanks that does help! I think I should be fine for classes and most hospitals are pretty easy to get to by bus/skytrain. That's why I didn't even think about it. If I have to, I'll just have to bite the bullet. I've been avoiding it long enough lol But I would miss that precious last minute review on the skytrain on the way to class!
I wonder, for the community health clinical, are we just sent out on our own? In that case I guess I would absolutely need the vehicle..hmmm
- 0Mar 23, '13 by BulmaBriefsNo problem! Yeah skytrain and bus are easier methods for transportation and to get to hospital and classes, and I'm not too sure about about the community health clinicals, but I am almost positive that they send you out on your own which is why they would require you to have a vehicle! I would definitely make a time and day and go down to BCIT and speak to someone there personally