BCIT Jan 2013 Applicants - page 52
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 BCIT is the most recognized... Read More
- 1Nov 25, '12 by memegumiHi Smokeytaboo, I am placed on the top of the hold list for BCIT as well, and I am accepted by Langara for the 2013 January intake. I have decided (finally last week) to refuse the seat because after considering the program length, I will graduate the same time if I start Langara in 2013 January and BCIT in 2013 August. Also, for Langara, the program is 3 years and 4 months, with only 2-3 weeks between semesters. While for BCIT, you get 1-2 semesters off, assuming you have completed all the nursing electives. As for tuition, I find that they are about the same.
- 0Nov 28, '12 by smokeytabooThanks Condale and iheartpurple for your responses, it's given me a lot to think about.
Langara nursing is a 3 year and 4 month program and the grad date would be a few months before BCIT's grad date. It's not a huge difference, but it is something to consider. I have spoken to a few students who were ESN's from Langara and they really loved it. Many of them were employed immediately afterwards by the same hospitals where they worked as ESN's through VCH (Vancouver Coastal Health). I live in Vancouver and so the chance to gain experiences in hospitals near where I live is also something I am drawn to. I understand BCIT works with Fraser Health and so many clinical experiences are within those affiliated with Fraser Health.
I suppose it all comes down to personal preference.
@memegume, thanks for sharing I really appreciate your response, it's nice to know others are in the same situation. I definitely see the advantages of having 1-2 semesters off at BCIT and it is something I'll have to think about. Tuition at BCIT is a little more than Langara's, but after consideration it's not a huge difference.
I have a lot to think about and absolutely appreciate your responses.
Hopefully BCIT calls me soon!
- 0Nov 30, '12 by smiley65Smokeytaboo-Even if you graduate sooner, you can only write your RN exam 3 times a year. Feb, June, and October. What matters the most is that the program works for you. Forget about what other people say about different programs, that is only opinion. While you can certainly gain insight to how each program works, that wont determine weather or not the program works for you. How do you learn best? What do you want out of your nursing program? How are these 2 schools different? Are there big differences in the teaching style? I agree with iheartpurple that you should do "student for a day" at both places before you decide, because no matter what anyone tells you, only you can decide if one program is a better fit for you. BCIT works with all of the Health authorities and has placements with all of them. My first 2 have been with VCH. Given the fact that you applied 3 times to BCIT, it seems like you really want to go there. I would wait, but that's just me. I only applied to BCIT, because of the hands on learning (in the hospital by week 2) and PBL. Yes, in the end we all write the same exam, but that 3 or 4 years leading up to the exam ought to be at least somewhat enjoyable. Good luck with your decision.
- 0Dec 16, '12 by BulmaBriefsHi Cat 5. I believe the resume is included with official documents as well and we must submit them before January 31st. That's what I had did when I was applying for the January class. What exactly did they tell you? I'm recompeting again so I will be submiting all updated documents such as my transcripts, resume, and etc.
- 0Dec 16, '12 by BulmaBriefsSorry, wait on the website it says that a current resume must be submitted BEFORE the application deadline which is on dec 15. In this case if I Were you, I Would call the nursing department up myself and tell them how you had misinterpreted the deadlines and got confused...I would suggest submitting it tomorrow. Just try talking to them and explain to them why there is a delay but there must be a good reason. I'm actually going tomorrow morning to resubmit everything so hopefully it will be ok...I mean it's only 2 days delay...I'm sure they won't make a big deal out of it because when I had applied for the january class, I had submitted a resume like 3 weeks after the application deadline. Plus, things have beein crazy lol and I really want my resume to look good so I have to put all the time and effort into it... I hope that helps!