BCIT Jan 2013 Applicants - page 2
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
0Mar 19, '12 by jasnQuote from egamboaExtremely competitive. All nursing schools are. The website states that you need 30 credits, but due to the number of applications, the minimum is at least 60+.Hey guys/gals,
How competitive is it to apply to BCIT's nursing program? I'm also thinking of applying, but I just realized that I will need 30 credits of post secondary education, aside from my previous nursing education. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
0Mar 19, '12 by egamboaQuote from jasnThank you for your replay jasn,Extremely competitive. All nursing schools are. The website states that you need 30 credits, but due to the number of applications, the minimum is at least 60+.
If that's the case w/ post-secondary credits, which courses can I take prior to applying for the nursing program at BCIT?I was looking at their FAQ and it shows which courses I can take prior to applying, but unfortunately, it works out to a total of 21 credits. What else could I take to augment those credits?
0Mar 21, '12 by aburns7Hey Chhun3,
I applied with about 40 credits from UBC and i'll have about 58 by April i don't know when the cut off is. My GPA is about 73% but with this last semester i'm hoping it rises. I applied with 6 psychology credits, 3 sociology credits and I have the classes to complete the 6 additional LIB credits but i've never taken LIBS 7001/7002.
I got shortlisted the day after I posted here last for the August intake!
Yes i did i listed what credits I had above ^. The majority of them are from arts though so i'm hoping that isn't too much of a disadvantage. On my resume portion I listed my employee history which is just one job that i've been at since 2008 and then volunteer history like camp counsellor, high school bball coach, tutor, mentor etc.
How many references is everyone sending in? And is everyone sending in the optional cover letter?
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE
0Mar 22, '12 by dmak26Hey aburns7!
Good to hear you also got short listed. I think I'm going to go with the minimum 2 references and the optional cover letter. I feel any more then 2 will seem redundant. If they wanted more they would have made a minimum 3 reference requirement, I think 2+ is for the keeners.
I find it strange that on these forums only 3 people (inc. me) have said they got short listed. Two of my friends have yet to get any response at all and it seems others on this forum have had the same problem. I wonder what's the hold up. The longer they wait the less time the others will have to get their references ready.
0Mar 22, '12 by yohaneHi everyone,
I didn't know there was this post too! I wanted to go back and touch on the original question of why BCIT. I am currently applying for the Aug 2012 intake, and it is my third attempt. I was offered a seat at Douglas College for Jan of this year, but turned them down due to the commute (coming off a graveyard shift I wouldn't make the first class for sure). I am taking Libs courses at BCIT and find the atmosphere challenging, and I like the variety of students as well. As someone mentioned every school would like to say that they have the best students, but a great student/ nurse comes down to a person's curiosity, personality and drive. That being said I also work at B.C. Women's hospital and some of the nurses who I highly respect are BCIT graduates, and there are some fabulous senior nurses who also teach the clinical aspect for BCIT at B.C. Women's. The competitive nature of the BCIT system is frustrating at times, but I feel it is a good way to find out how resolved people are in their choices.
For Sourpickle93 (great name by the way!) I am not in the program yet, but I am taking Health Management 7180 in this winter semester. As long as you have at least 2 years experience in some kind of health care facility, and have permission from the instructor you are allowed to take it before getting into nursing. Cheers
0Mar 22, '12 by sourpickle93Hi yohane nice to meet you
I think I will also be taking HMGT this fall sometime to get it done and over with, thanks for your input. BCIT is competitive to get into but I'm sure it'll be worth it! I have also heard that douglas has changed their admissions requirements for nursing and it's somewhat similar to BCIT's...
I'm glad you like the name lol
0Mar 22, '12 by smiley65, BSN, RNHey everyone! I am currently in Level 1 at BCIT and I absolutely love it. I remember being in your shoes not long ago and the waiting was the worst part. If anyone has any questions about the program or transfer credits, or anything related to level 1, I can do my best to help!Last edit by smiley65 on Mar 22, '12
0Mar 22, '12 by Chhun3Hey Smiley65
What can we expect when we enter the program?
How intense is it?
Is the workload equivalent to 5 university courses?
How supportive is the faculty?
How many days of clinical are there in a week and how many hours?
Are there any organized events for stress relief?
Are there any organized fundraisers to support charity?
Does the program offer students the opportunity to study abroad (Africa or any developing nation)?
How many hours do you put into studying?