BCIT Jan 2013 Applicants - page 6

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   jasn
    It is possible to get accepted without doing the LIBS and HMGT courses before the program; taking those in advance strengthens your application, but is not a requirement. However, they do typically require you to have 1 university English course, and the 2 electives (such as 2 psych courses). Again, this is not a "must have", but I found that most people in my class, particularly the ones who didn't have full degrees, had these minimum requirements. BCIT is all about making sure you'll succeed in the program - if you have to do all 7-8 extra classes in the summers, with no time off, you may be 'less likely' to succeed than someone who has already done those and therefore gets a break in the summer. (I am not saying this is my view of your success; this is pretty much word for word what they told our class at orientation a few years ago).

    also, there is pretty much no transfer equivalents for LIBS 7001+7002. I think one girl in my class got credit, and everyone else had to take them, despite having similar courses as part of their university program. However, they have apparently been working on approving more courses for course credit, so this may have changed.
  2. by   dog_prints
    That makes sense. Thanks for the thorough reply!
  3. by   sugardust
    Do people who have a Bachelor Degree in Biology have a better chance of getting into Nursing?
    Just curious here! I just recently applied to BCIT Nursing and I have a Bachelor Degree in Biology.
    I have taken a "3 credits of a university transferable English Composition course", but I don't have "6 credits of Introductory Psychology or Sociology". Don't know what are my chances, but never hurt to try! @^@
  4. by   Chhun3
    Does anyone know what they mean when they refer to documentation? On the BCIT's website it states all documentation must be handed in by Aug 31st.

    Documentation = 1) high school transcript, post-secondary transcript, resume ???
  5. by   pippa20

    I applied for this Aug intake and am currently wait listed and planning to re apply for january. I have BSc. Kin from SFU that i completed this spring. A friend of mine who just finished also applied she got a seat on the hold list and has a guaranteed place for january. We both have the english transfer and both psyc transfers, and decent work and volunteer experience. Her GPA is sightly higher then mine.

    SO to be perfectly honest i am still confused on how they choose their candidates.


    You are correct that the documentation for the first stage is those 3.
  6. by   dog_prints
    Don't quote me on this, but I talked to one of the bcit advisors and she said that how the initial process goes is that for everyone who applies, first they look to see if you have the minimum 30 (or I guess 60, depending on how competitive the pool is) post-sec credits; if you have don't have those, they weed you out. If you get moved on, they look to see if you have 3 credits of eng, 6 credits of psyc or sociology, etc and if you do, your application goes to the next stage, where they'll look at your academics and volunteer/work experience and award you points based on what you've done.
  7. by   mattwu
    I applied to the Jan Winter 2013 intake and I was just curious if anyone here can help me answer this question. I am a paramedic and does anyone know if any of the JIBC PCP program courses transfer over to any of the nursing courses? Or even PLAR?
  8. by   eoates
    Hello everyone! I am new to all nurses, but I thought I'd give this a try! I was accepted to the August intake, but deferred to January to take some of the LIBS courses. I thought I might be able to answer some questions if anyone needs anything from a recently accepted student, and along the way I will probably be asking a lot of questions too!
  9. by   careubc
    Hey eoates. I have a question. If you don't mind me asking - how many credits, volunteer hours, and libs electives did you have when you applied? - Just so I can weigh my chances of getting accepted as well. Thanks!
  10. by   eoates
    Hi careubc,

    No worries, I had about 45 credits from UBC, for volunteering I didn't provide my hours as I didn't always have set times. I said in my resume that I did a big sister, little sister program every saturday for at least 2 hours for the past year, I also have done a shift at Saint Paul's Hospital weekly for the past 6 months, as well as did at least 30 or so hours with Canadian Blood Services, then a couple shifts with the cancer society. I also have worked part time for the past 5 years in the hospitality industry. I had the English and Psychology courses done, as well as all the libs electives, other than 7001 and 7002 which I am taking in September. My grades for first year UBC were in the low 70's range, but the most recent 30 credits were close to 85 percent, so I think they noticed my improvement as of lately haha.
  11. by   sourpickle93
    Thanks greys03 Yours sounds great as well. Don't worry about getting in or not always remember you never know what our chances may be but we are bound to enter the nursing program one day. Your chances will definitely increase though if you've complete 7-8 of the nursing pre-reqs for the course if you're applying with less than 60 credits and you would have a higher chances of getting shortlisted and into the august intake. I know so many people that have been shortlisted with what we have and got in for august! So we shall wait and see. I think the hardest part is WAITING. I'm very impatient and it makes me very nervous as well. And yes! There is another intake (I'm not sure when you can apply I think oct 1) for the August intake and the dealine for all documentation for that intake is Jan 31st.
    Let's keep in touch and see how our applications are going! Hopefully we'll get in
  12. by   iheartpurple
    @aburns7 , I go to UBC too, and I am wondering what courses you took that are equivalent to the LIBS courses at BCIT...!

    I'm an arts major too!

    Last edit by iheartpurple on Jun 18, '12 : Reason: add aburns7
  13. by   eoates
    Hi iheartpurple,

    I went to UBC as well, and BCIT is pretty lenient about what transfers over as the 6 LIBS credits. Its basically any second year program or higher that is in classes such as sociology, psychology, women's studies, history, philosophy etc.

    Here is the website that explains it: BCIT : : Programs & Courses : : Bachelor's Degrees: Liberal Studies Requirement

    I received transfer credit for SOCI 250A and FMST 210 from UBC if that helps