I think that's awesome that you have chosen to achieve your BSN degree at BCIT. Please stick with this school you won't regret it once you get a very well paid job.
You are very much right. BCIT is a very recognized institution and it is very intense only because they get you well prepared for whatever it is that you are pursuing! That's the main reason why I have chosen to stay at BCIT and I just love their learning system.
Everyone is nice as well!
I'm 19 years old and I'm going to apply for BCIT nursing for the 2013 intake for either January or August it doesn't matter to me.
I'm going to apply with 45.5 credits of Post secondary credits including all the nursing pre-reqs which includes ENG 1177, Psych 1/2, Libs 7001/7002 and two Lib electives with a well maintained GPA. Also I have volunteering experience in Health related areas such as the Canadian Red Cross, Surrey Memorial Hospital and the Seniors home. I have well over 100 hours+ references from them.
I have taken all of my 45.5 credits at BCIT burnaby campus.
You will greatly increase your chances of getting into the nursing program if you've completed the required nursing pre-req courses! I know some people that have applied with 60+ credits but none of the pre-reqs and they didn't get into the program. And then there are people who get in with less credits with all the pre reqs.
Too bad we can only take HMGT 7180 only when you are in the program. It is a highy competitive program I know. But just do what you need to do and there should be no reason for you to not get accepted!
I think it's important to do all the pre reqs before applying to the program so then you would not have to do it while you're in the program. I'm not trying to scare you or anything I'm just helping you out so you can get in. We're all in the same boat!
You might want to double check and see if BCIT accepts Kwantlen post secondary courses. Last time I had checked they don't accept credits from Kwantlen!:S
Thankyou for creating this thread! It's a great way to get to know one another and who is applying! I wish you all the best. You're on the right track so far. I hope to hear from you soon