Nipissing's SPP is one of 5 nursing programs that I applied to this year, for admission in Sept 2017. I've been closely following updates on the "Ontario Second Entry Programs 2017" thread but as Nipissing is my first choice, I wanted to take this opportunity to connect with this year's fellow applicants, and seek advice from current students and alumni of those innovative program. I imagine hearing about others' experiences would also buffer some of the nervousness I'm currently feeling, what with the long application process.
I am coming from McMaster with a BSc.(Honours). McMaster puts a lot of focus on inquiry-based courses, which challenges the traditional lecture-based method of learning. The reason Nipissing is my first choice is because its curriculum is inquiry-based as well, and relies on the individual student's discipline and self-directed learning style. I also learn best by doing, thus having strong and diverse clinical affiliations is important to me. Additionally, I live in downtown Toronto, so accessibility is a big bonus for me personally.
What are your reasons for applying to Nipissing's SPP? Where did you learn about it? Is it your first choice also? What was your GPA cut-off? How did you find CASPer? What do you hope to gain and learn from the SPP? Etc.
Good luck in your applications, everyone! I hope to meet you in September.
Some information I've learned through emails:
- CASPer results have been released to schools for those tests taken in January and mid-February. Results for late February have not yet been released.
- Due to the CASPer delay, interviews have been extended to April 10-13. The admissions committee have already begun shortlisting applicants.