BCIT Jan 2013 Applicants - page 7

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

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    I applied but I haven't handed in any documentation. We have until Aug 31, 2012 to hand in all documentation for the Jan 2013 intake. I think they won't be assessing the applications until after the deadline, I'm not sure though. According to the other forum for the Jan 2012 intake, the applicants that were shortlisted were notified in Oct and those who got accepted didn't receive provisional acceptance until Nov. The game of patience.

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    true, I don't think we'll hear back for a while. I don't mind waiting. I'm just nervous for the decision. pippa20, it is really hard to get in with just 30 credits. She was just a mutual friend and so I'm not sure what she applied with specifically. I'm thinking of applying for the August 2013 intake, I guess that will open sometime around december..
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    My first post here. I'm in the process of applying for the Jan 2013 intake. I am finishing up my last semester at sfu and should be able to graduate with a bsc in health sciences with 128 credits by August. I have 8 credits of sociology and 3 credits of psychology. I read up other threads and I'm starting to get worried because most people who got accepted into the program seem to have some of their nursing prereqs (e.g., LIBS/health management) done. Is there anyone who got accepted that do not have those courses done?
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    From what I have read on forums, there are students who have been accepted that haven't completed some of the prerequisites. They may have completed some of them. On BCIT's Nursing Facebook page, there are many students on there that are looking to purchase textbooks for those courses. I cannot provide you with a sufficient answer to whether any student has been accepted without completing any of the required prerequisites.

    Have you taken any of the Libs courses (7001, 7002)?
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    I know that LIBS 7001 is critical writing and LIBS 7002 is ethics. Within my undergrad, I have taken 2 English writing classes and other classes that are writing intensive as well as a philosophy class and a health ethics class that specifically deal with ethics. I don't think they would be considered as equivalents to the 2 LIBS though...
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    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.
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    That makes sense. Thanks for the thorough reply!
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    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! @^@
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    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 ???
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    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.

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