I'm currently in grade 12. I'm considering becoming a nurse. I meet all of the high school prerequisites, so for now I am focusing on the other requirements.
I've been doing quite a bit of reading on the application process. Work experience at a health care setting and post secondary credits are preferred. I am able to volunteer at several retirement homes nearby, and have already sent in applications.
Knowing this, it seems nearly impossible to get accepted into any nursing program at my age. I've heard that this is because of the limited amount of qualified instructors willing to teach?
The programs I'm interested in are at BCIT, Langara and Kwantlen.
My problem is, which college/university courses would be best to take?
BCIT wants 30 credits minimum, 6 of which preferably in psychology, and a composition course. Langara wants English 1127 or 1128, Biology 1190, Statistics 1124 and two university transferable courses. Kwantlen doesn't really have anything to say on the subject.
I'm also wondering if I should choose a different career path since this whole process is very complicated and if I fail to get into a program, or even worse: burning out in the nursing program, it'd be a waste of money.