Langara College, Vancouver: Nursing Students - page 6

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
    Quote from 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.
    My status is back to saying waitlisted again now too. I have been on the waitlist for nearly 2 years ( for the LPN- BN bridge). I am getting ready to give up if not in soon
  2. by   green_tea
    Quote from lilaclover
    My status is back to saying waitlisted again now too. I have been on the waitlist for nearly 2 years ( for the LPN- BN bridge). I am getting ready to give up if not in soon
    Ohhh no! >.< Have you taken into consideration of other nursing schools? Maybe like bcit? Not sure if there's a LPN-BN bridge program there.

    But I'm sure that if you're already 28-29 on the waitlist, it should be your turn very soon! Don't give up

    Also, does anyone what the current status of the langara nursing program is? Did langara start to accept applications again?
    Last edit by green_tea on Feb 22, '11
  3. by   anlan03
    Quote from green_tea
    Ohhh no! >.< Have you taken into consideration of other nursing schools? Maybe like bcit? Not sure if there's a LPN-BN bridge program there.

    But I'm sure that if you're already 28-29 on the waitlist, it should be your turn very soon! Don't give up

    Also, does anyone what the current status of the langara nursing program is? Did langara start to accept applications again?
    I think langara has still put a hold on the accepting further applications to their nursing program. Have you guys tried BCIT or Cap? They also offer full RN programs. UBC offers it as well, but the app process is more lengthy then others.

    Ian
  4. by   lilaclover
    Quote from anlan03
    I think langara has still put a hold on the accepting further applications to their nursing program. Have you guys tried BCIT or Cap? They also offer full RN programs. UBC offers it as well, but the app process is more lengthy then others.

    Ian
    I registered to start the LPN - BSN bridge program through Athabasca. All of the program is done distance/online with the obvious exception of several clinicals/practicums. I was hoping to go to Langara, as I think it would be a lot easier to complete in an actual classroom environment but I don't want to wait forever.
  5. by   green_tea
    My anticipated start date is Sept. 2013... So it's a 3-yr wait for me. I'm finishing up my first degree this May. Hopefully, I'll get into nursing school elsewhere... I've applied for several schools.
  6. by   anlan03
    Hey everyone,

    I have a question, regarding NURS 1100. I've been told that the clinical practice for this course is in the morning on Tues or wed. Is that outside of lecture time? On Langara website, the info is displayed like this :

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    Lec -T----- 0830-1220 C307
    *********** S, *** W, ***** S Lec ------- 1930-2020 WWW
    **********S, *** W, ***** S Lab --W---- 1330-1520 A369
    ******* L, ***** M, *** W,
    Is T 8:30 - 12:20 considered the clinical practice time? OR is there an additional time for clinical (either on T or W morning)? I know that for 1141, it tells you specifically that there is a segment scheduled for PRAC. But it doesn't seem so here..

    Thanks!

    Ian
    Last edit by NotReady4PrimeTime on Feb 24, '11 : Reason: Removed third-party identifying info per TOS
  7. by   ucsmfu
    Hey Ian,

    I heard that the clinicals are usually 6:30-3:30pm on monday-wednesday. I believe they start in term 2, term 1 is just some hospital tours. Also it depends which hospital your placement is at. I have a buddy in term 5, and his tuesdays and wednesday clinicals run until 10pm at night.

    Did you hand in your langara criminal check form yet ?

    Cheers !

    Enoch
  8. by   anlan03
    Quote from ucsmfu
    Hey Ian,

    I heard that the clinicals are usually 6:30-3:30pm on monday-wednesday. I believe they start in term 2, term 1 is just some hospital tours. Also it depends which hospital your placement is at. I have a buddy in term 5, and his tuesdays and wednesday clinicals run until 10pm at night.

    Did you hand in your langara criminal check form yet ?

    Cheers !

    Enoch
    Yea I handed in the form a few weeks ago.
  9. by   chihuahuaman
    Quote from anlan03
    Hey everyone,

    I have a question, regarding NURS 1100. I've been told that the clinical practice for this course is in the morning on Tues or wed. Is that outside of lecture time? On Langara website, the info is displayed like this :

    -
    Lec -T----- 0830-1220 C307
    *********** S, *** W, ***** S Lec ------- 1930-2020 WWW
    **********S, *** W, ***** S Lab --W---- 1330-1520 A369
    ******* L, ***** M, *** W,
    Is T 8:30 - 12:20 considered the clinical practice time? OR is there an additional time for clinical (either on T or W morning)? I know that for 1141, it tells you specifically that there is a segment scheduled for PRAC. But it doesn't seem so here..

    Thanks!

    Ian
    Clinical days can start at 6:30 but some placements your instructor will say be there by 6:45 or 6:55. They want you to be present for morning report which happens most times at 0700. In addition, there is usually a class associated with clinical, skills in the lab or theory. As was mentioned by another poster you don't really do any clinical days. In term one you just do a hospital visit, a half day spent shadowing a student in a higher term (2, 3 or 4 I think), and a day spent shadowing a nurse. My shadow visit was at the Cancer Clinic. Term 2 is long term care, term 3 is medical, term 4 is surgical and term 5 is consolidated practice experience I which I think is just medical, but I might be wrong. I don't remember hearing about any surgical placements that term.

    Erik
  10. by   ucsmfu
    is pathophysiology really hard ?

    which teachers are recommended ?

    thanks
  11. by   coachpooh
    Quote from JenforRN
    coachpooh: that was really helpful! Quick question: did you do all the courses that could be transfer credit-ed before your first nursing school term?
    JenforRN: yes, I did complete all the courses (bio, eng, phil) that I could take before the program. It really helped because I didn't feel as overwhelmed compared to the students who didn't take them prior to the program.
  12. by   coachpooh
    Quote from HappyFunTimes
    Hi coachpooh (awesome name!),

    THANKS very much for the response - it definitely helped Congrats, I guess by now you will be approaching your last semester...must feel nice! I just can't wait to get the bio/patho requirements over with ughs ughs ughs!

    Three quick questions:

    Is PATHO more work than the two required bios? I heard there were no labs but curious if in effect there is just more to memorize???

    2. Any additional tips in terms of getting through clinical placements?

    3. No need to answer this if you don't feel comfortable: Is it true that sometimes the nursing program target certain students and make their lives more difficult than they have to be or make big deals out of silly things? Someone told me that they keep files on students' personality types and what upsets them? Is this true or just nursing urban legend of sorts?

    Good luck with everything and thanks again...I can't wait to start soon

    HappyFunTimes!
    happyfuntimes: patho can be harder because it's more specific than anatomy & physiology. Patho builds upon a & p, so in a way there's more to know/memorize. Tip: study the new material every week! Don't wait until the day before a midterm to begin your studying.

    clinical placements tip: ask your clinical instructor any questions you may have. Even though you may think it's a simple or silly question, there's no harm in asking him/her because you are here to learn. It's better to know now than not knowing later Your nursing classmates are a good resource too!

    #3: I don't think the nursing program @ Langara targets certain students. I haven't come across or seen any issues in my last 10 terms.. lol so it may just be rumors? Sorry.. I can't think of any other way of answering this..

    Good luck! ..it's a long wait to get into the program, but once you're there it's worth it!

    - coachpooh
  13. by   jdepp33
    Quote from anlan03
    Hey everyone,

    I have a question, regarding NURS 1100. I've been told that the clinical practice for this course is in the morning on Tues or wed. Is that outside of lecture time? On Langara website, the info is displayed like this :

    -
    Lec -T----- 0830-1220 C307
    *********** S, *** W, ***** S Lec ------- 1930-2020 WWW
    **********S, *** W, ***** S Lab --W---- 1330-1520 A369
    ******* L, ***** M, *** W,
    Is T 8:30 - 12:20 considered the clinical practice time? OR is there an additional time for clinical (either on T or W morning)? I know that for 1141, it tells you specifically that there is a segment scheduled for PRAC. But it doesn't seem so here..

    Thanks!

    Ian

    Hi Ian,

    I'm in Term 1 right now so I can give you a description of what to expect during these time slots. In Term 1 you go on 4 residential visits. On my last visit I shadowed a Term 2 student and my last visit will be coming up soon and I will be shadowing an RN. Also, there is a blood pressure workshop where you will be taking blood pressures of random students in the main hallway.

    The part that says LAB means that on Wednesdays you will be practicing the clinical skills at school from 1:30pm-3:20pm. The part that says LEC means that you will meet with your clinical group from 8:30-12:20 at school with your practice educator. In the beginning of the term you meet in a classroom and the practice educator lets your group know the expectations of the program, how to write journals, and how to fill out performance evaluations. Later in the semester, your Tuesday lectures will be replaced with Residential Home visits. The start and end times vary and depends on which practice educator you get. Some students start 7:00am or 7:30am and end at 11:30am or 12:30pm. The LEC WWW component just means that you will be expected to complete some online activities and submit journals electronically outside of classroom time. Term 2 is when you will be at the hospital or residential care home on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I hope this information helps you out. Good luck in September!

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