BCIT Jan 2013 Applicants - page 13

Just wanted to get something started as I will be applying for this intake. Let's get this thread going. Fill me in on who you are and why you are applying bcit's nursing program. I was told that... Read More

  1. by   smiley65
    That is such a loaded question and it depends on many factors. When I started level 1 I was working 2 and 3 shifts/week in a pub. I am also a single parent. After school and work for 8 weeks with only 1 day off, I had to give up my job. While surely people can manage a job, ideally, if you can get by without working, that is best. The more you can put into the program, the more you will get out of it. The first 6 weeks is very intense and the learning curve is huge, so taking work out of the equation lessens the stress. now in level 2, I am working 2 shifts per week but I am very aware that if it gets to be too much, I will have to let the job go. I worked really hard to get into this program so I will not let my learning/experience/development be impacted by a part time job...not worth it its a very personal choice! Depends on your living situation, your job, your ability to organize etc. hope that helps
  2. by   animalhandler

    I was wondering... does anyone know of anybody who has ever been accepted without LIBS 7001 and 7002? I have over 90 credits, including all the other pre-requisites, and volunteer at St. Paul's hospital- but I have not done those courses!

    Any input on how likely it is that this will be overlooked?

  3. by   smiley65
    I got in without 7002 and many of my classmates just completed those over the summer. They are "mandatory self scheduled courses" not pre requisites.... so you don't need them to be considered. However if you have 5 of 7 done, they are more likely to have good reason to believe that you will be successful in the program....as compared to someone who has zero of 7. The reason for that is that those 7 courses have to be completed during the program in the summer terms. Jan intake gets 2 summers while August intake gets 1 to complete them... They never overlook anything They are very particular in their method and their success rate, along with their reputation for producing highly skilled Nurses, prove that they are doing something right. They take many factors into account when selecting suitable applicants. Good luck
  4. by   animalhandler
    THANK YOU smiley65. You have made me feel so, so much better.
  5. by   Chhun3
    Hey Smiley, in terms of watches, can they be digital or is one with a second hand required? Is it better to get one that is rubber versus leather or any other material? I'm getting ready for the program and in the process of purchasing equipment. Thanks!
  6. by   smiley65
    Hey! Must have a second hand! And remember that you will be washing your hands lots so a fabric one will get wet and grow all sorts of things. I like mine, it's water resistant, small, easy to take off, with rubber wrist straps.
  7. by   Fiona59
    Be a traditionalist and get a pnedant/fob watch. Attaches to breast area of uniforma nd the only way it gets damaged is by being banged against the side rails. Available at the $10 watch stands.
  8. by   apple23
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has heard back about being short-listed? or is it too early?? waiting nervously....
  9. by   careubc
    I think the earliest someone got shortlisted was on Sep 28 last year, so I think its a little early.
  10. by   apple23
    Thanks!! I guess I will give myself a break from checking my inbox
  11. by   iheartpurple
    It's the 22nd! Possibly 6 more days!
  12. by   careubc
    I just checked the old forum and I was wrong - the earliest someone was shortlisted last year was October 5 - sorry guys! It's still close though!
  13. by   smiley65
    Hey guys. I thought I would let you know that no one will be hearing anything for around 3 more weeks. Things have been super hectic and so they are a little behind. Hang in there!