Langara College, Vancouver: Nursing Students - page 5

hi, i got accepted into the sept 2007 program. how many of you are nursing students or pre nursing students in langara? and those who graduated or are current students - any tips on the courses,... Read More

  1. by   lilaclover
    Awesome!!! I have been waiting about 2 years now too!! Congrats to you as well!!
  2. by   missrini
    to all the students in term 2 or higher (or even graduated):

    i'm in Term 1 and my SPA is coming up... please give me some advice and tell me how it is! i'm a nervous wreck, and today in lab class the partner i decided to practice with was totally all over the place: not following the TPR BP Apical format we're going to be going w/ for the SPA... so it messed me up. also was talking/moving/laughing with others while I was trying to assess her radial rate. and when 30 seconds passed, instead of allowing me to assess her respiration, she'd jump up and be like OKAY DONE.

    please someone give me some advice. i've gotten through this huge courseload so far, i don't want the SPA bringing me down... any advice is going to be eternally grateful. (also yes, i've rented out a sphygmo already, going to again next week and going to open lab to practice some more... anything else i could do?
  3. by   anlan03
    Hey Everyone, my name is Ian, and I just got accepted into Langara nursing for Sept 2011. Excited to start!

    I used to be a student at UBC and was part way through my degree there. I was wondering if you guys think it would be do-able to study an addition 3-6 credits at UBC per term, in addition to studying full-time at Langara College for Nursing. It would be great if I could finish it at the same time I do my nursing degree at Langara, but would like to know what you guys' take is.

    Also I was also looking through the curriculum at Langara for the nursing program, and some of the courses say there will be an addition 1-2 hours for a WWW component. Any idea what this is?

    Thanks!

    Ian
  4. by   chihuahuaman
    Quote from anlan03
    Hey Everyone, my name is Ian, and I just got accepted into Langara nursing for Sept 2011. Excited to start!

    I used to be a student at UBC and was part way through my degree there. I was wondering if you guys think it would be do-able to study an addition 3-6 credits at UBC per term, in addition to studying full-time at Langara College for Nursing. It would be great if I could finish it at the same time I do my nursing degree at Langara, but would like to know what you guys' take is.

    Also I was also looking through the curriculum at Langara for the nursing program, and some of the courses say there will be an addition 1-2 hours for a WWW component. Any idea what this is?

    Thanks!

    Ian
    Ian,

    Classes generally are on Monday, Thursday and Friday with Tuesday and Wednesday as clinical days. Term 5 and 8 are an exception as they are your consolidated practice experiences so you only have clinical which is on Monday-Wed. Monday night is usually research on your client(s) for the next two days. I don't really see when you can take extra classes while doing the nursing program unless they are all distance ed and you are really strict about staying current with your studies.

    The extra 1-2 hours www is participating in discussions on blackboard, doing online pharm quizzes, uploading journals.

    Erik
  5. by   ucsmfu
    Quote from anlan03
    Hey Everyone, my name is Ian, and I just got accepted into Langara nursing for Sept 2011. Excited to start!

    I used to be a student at UBC and was part way through my degree there. I was wondering if you guys think it would be do-able to study an addition 3-6 credits at UBC per term, in addition to studying full-time at Langara College for Nursing. It would be great if I could finish it at the same time I do my nursing degree at Langara, but would like to know what you guys' take is.

    Also I was also looking through the curriculum at Langara for the nursing program, and some of the courses say there will be an addition 1-2 hours for a WWW component. Any idea what this is?

    Thanks!

    Ian
    its nice to know, at least I wont be the only guy in the nursing program in September
  6. by   ucsmfu
    Quote from ErikJ
    Ian,

    Classes generally are on Monday, Thursday and Friday with Tuesday and Wednesday as clinical days. Term 5 and 8 are an exception as they are your consolidated practice experiences so you only have clinical which is on Monday-Wed. Monday night is usually research on your client(s) for the next two days. I don't really see when you can take extra classes while doing the nursing program unless they are all distance ed and you are really strict about staying current with your studies.

    The extra 1-2 hours www is participating in discussions on blackboard, doing online pharm quizzes, uploading journals.

    Erik

    Erik, that sounds pretty intense, I can't wait to start term 1 in September, hopefully i will be able to manage and balance my schedule around.

    Btw, are there alot of presentations and group projects in term 1 ?

    thanks
  7. by   missrini
    i'm in term 1 right now, and i can honestly say i can't wait till march 1st rolls around.
    this upcoming week i have a midterm monday, midterm wednesday and essay due thursday. this doesn't include your daily readings (which i'm one of the few who keeps up to date with them....)
    for projects, there's only 2.. one small one you do alone but film with a partner, and a bigger group project (not due till march 24). i'd say the projects are the easiest part.
  8. by   anlan03
    Quote from ErikJ
    Ian,

    Classes generally are on Monday, Thursday and Friday with Tuesday and Wednesday as clinical days. Term 5 and 8 are an exception as they are your consolidated practice experiences so you only have clinical which is on Monday-Wed. Monday night is usually research on your client(s) for the next two days. I don't really see when you can take extra classes while doing the nursing program unless they are all distance ed and you are really strict about staying current with your studies.

    The extra 1-2 hours www is participating in discussions on blackboard, doing online pharm quizzes, uploading journals.

    Erik
    Hey Erik,

    Thanks for your quick reply! Is Term 1 and 2 very homework intensive? How many hours do you spend studying outside class time on average a day? I actually live pretty far away from the college as well, and i'm also trying to figure out whether it would be a good idea to rent a place near by. If I commute, it's like 1.5 hrs back and forth everyday day.

    are my evenings typically occupied? I could probably do night courses.

    Ian
  9. by   anlan03
    Quote from ucsmfu
    its nice to know, at least I wont be the only guy in the nursing program in September
    Haha, sweet! lol I was looking at the nursing statistics and I think the M to F ratio in the nursing profession was 1:20 or something like that. Great to know there'll be atleast two guys in my grad hahaha.
  10. by   ucsmfu
    Quote from anlan03
    Haha, sweet! lol I was looking at the nursing statistics and I think the M to F ratio in the nursing profession was 1:20 or something like that. Great to know there'll be atleast two guys in my grad hahaha.
    haha, yeah Ian, now I can go into term 1 feeling a little more at peace knowing that at least there is another guy in the program.

    Cheers, Enoch
  11. by   green_tea
    So the difference between Waitlist Rollover and Waitlisted for Career Program is that those with rollover status should be expected in start in the subsequent term while those with waitlisted status should continue to wait?

    Thanks!
  12. by   ucsmfu
    yup that's right green tea !!! did you get in for september 2011?
  13. by   green_tea
    When I checked my application status in early Feb, it said rollover. But when I checked today, it's backed to waitlisted. I submited my application in October, so I'm no way near the two-yr waitlist lol.

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