Official 2012 Fall RN admission frustration page - page 7

Hi everyone, So I figured I should start this page as many of us who are applying to nursing program for Fall 2012 are going to get really anxious soon. I personally am applying to Second entry... Read More

  1. Visit  krista86 profile page
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    Anyone apply to DAL or UNB nursing? Deadline was March 15th...my application was submitted March 9th....I keep checking the mailbox but I am not really sure when they will be sending out letters....
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  3. Visit  ellefree profile page
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    Jacobyo -- I got in for the St Clair BSN Program too!! We made it
  4. Visit  aN85 profile page
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    Hey guys!

    Did anyone get accepted to the Mohawk-McMaster BScN program? On their website, it said that they will be handing out offers by the end of March and it is now already the first day of April! I don't know if there's a problem with admissions or if I just didn't make the cut.. I would also appreciate if some of you can give me an input on Mac's program. I already know about PBL and SDL. I just want to know how you like the overall curriculum (science, nursing courses, labs, tutorials) and clinical placements. Thanks!

    Also, is there anyone here who is currently attending Ryerson's nursing program? Many people praise the program and I'm curious to know what is really special about Ryerson's program. I checked their curriculum and I saw that there is not that many health science courses. There's 2 A&P, 3 psychology, and 1 nutrition (if that even counts). Other universities have microbiology, pharmacology, ect. Do you guys feel that you have a strong science foundation to enter the field? Just wondering.. I don't mean to sound offensive or anything. Actually, Ryerson is one of my top choices!

    Your replies and comments would be greatly appreciated!!!
  5. Visit  boxxyrn profile page
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    Quote from aN85
    Hey guys!

    Did anyone get accepted to the Mohawk-McMaster BScN program? On their website, it said that they will be handing out offers by the end of March and it is now already the first day of April! I don't know if there's a problem with admissions or if I just didn't make the cut.. I would also appreciate if some of you can give me an input on Mac's program. I already know about PBL and SDL. I just want to know how you like the overall curriculum (science, nursing courses, labs, tutorials) and clinical placements. Thanks!

    Also, is there anyone here who is currently attending Ryerson's nursing program? Many people praise the program and I'm curious to know what is really special about Ryerson's program. I checked their curriculum and I saw that there is not that many health science courses. There's 2 A&P, 3 psychology, and 1 nutrition (if that even counts). Other universities have microbiology, pharmacology, ect. Do you guys feel that you have a strong science foundation to enter the field? Just wondering.. I don't mean to sound offensive or anything. Actually, Ryerson is one of my top choices!

    Your replies and comments would be greatly appreciated!!!
    Heya! I attended Ryerson for a short while earlier in the year, but dropped out for personal reasons, so I have some insight on how I found the curriculum and vibe in general. I found that Ryerson's program has great potential to be a fantastic program, but because it is still relatively new, they have quite a few wrinkles to iron out. There are way too many theory courses integrated into the curriculum, and every year complains about this. The fact that each one is a year long course as well doesn't help the issue either. Another issue I found problematic was that, because they opted to admit more students, this lead to insufficient lab space, and therefore less practice time overall. Course-wise, again, because there are so many students and they try to keep the class sizes small, everyone in the program is segregated and you could have one of 3 possible schedules. What really irked me about this was that there were different profs for different sections, and it seemed though as if there was no sense of communication or an attempt to keep the course uniform in each section. So, for example, you'd have different powerpoints from another class, and theirs may be better than yours. Or, let's say your assessment class is on Tuesday, and another is on Friday. Rather than making an assignment for assessment due at ONE time for everyone, they make it due the day you have class, which puts anyone in the Tuesday class at a disadvantage. It's basically what I said earlier: too disorganized at the time. Feel free to ask more questions, I'd be more than happy to help
  6. Visit  aN85 profile page
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    Quote from boxxyrn
    Heya! I attended Ryerson for a short while earlier in the year, but dropped out for personal reasons, so I have some insight on how I found the curriculum and vibe in general. I found that Ryerson's program has great potential to be a fantastic program, but because it is still relatively new, they have quite a few wrinkles to iron out. There are way too many theory courses integrated into the curriculum, and every year complains about this. The fact that each one is a year long course as well doesn't help the issue either. Another issue I found problematic was that, because they opted to admit more students, this lead to insufficient lab space, and therefore less practice time overall. Course-wise, again, because there are so many students and they try to keep the class sizes small, everyone in the program is segregated and you could have one of 3 possible schedules. What really irked me about this was that there were different profs for different sections, and it seemed though as if there was no sense of communication or an attempt to keep the course uniform in each section. So, for example, you'd have different powerpoints from another class, and theirs may be better than yours. Or, let's say your assessment class is on Tuesday, and another is on Friday. Rather than making an assignment for assessment due at ONE time for everyone, they make it due the day you have class, which puts anyone in the Tuesday class at a disadvantage. It's basically what I said earlier: too disorganized at the time. Feel free to ask more questions, I'd be more than happy to help
    Thank you so much for your reply! Now that you mentioned this, I'm kinda worried. So, do you think that some of the theory courses are a waste of time and money then? Also, how were the science courses!? I think that is the number one thing that is really holding me back from Ryerson. Overall though, would you highly recommend Ryerson's nursing program? I am so confused, I don't know where I want to go. I've been to a lot of open houses including Ryerson and I still can't decide. There are so many people that like the program, and then there are others who just bash it. In general, most of the negatives people say about is: 3rd year community nursing, disorganized placements (no preferences due to too many students as you said), and like you said, too many theory courses! I know in the end, it doesn't matter what school you go to because you'll still end up with the same degree and all. But as much as possible, I want to be able to enjoy the program and the whole university experience hehe!

    Thanks again!
  7. Visit  boxxyrn profile page
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    Quote from aN85
    Thank you so much for your reply! Now that you mentioned this, I'm kinda worried. So, do you think that some of the theory courses are a waste of time and money then? Also, how were the science courses!? I think that is the number one thing that is really holding me back from Ryerson. Overall though, would you highly recommend Ryerson's nursing program? I am so confused, I don't know where I want to go. I've been to a lot of open houses including Ryerson and I still can't decide. There are so many people that like the program, and then there are others who just bash it. In general, most of the negatives people say about is: 3rd year community nursing, disorganized placements (no preferences due to too many students as you said), and like you said, too many theory courses! I know in the end, it doesn't matter what school you go to because you'll still end up with the same degree and all. But as much as possible, I want to be able to enjoy the program and the whole university experience hehe!

    Thanks again!
    Not a problem! Where else are you looking at? Definitely can attest to the above complaints, I've heard and see the same complaints. The sciences courses are well..lacking. I heard patho doesn't prepare at you at all from a pharmacology standpoint, and for me that's alarming. I wasn't impressed with Anatomy/Phys either..no lab component, and the professor isn't the greatest. Nutrition was pretty good, but that was only because the prof was amazing, and I heard she's not teaching it next year. I'd say hold out for Mac; that's where I'm waiting on currently, but for the accelerated program. But yeah let me know where else you're looking at and I'll try to see if I have any insight on the schools (I've been talking to a lot of people / doing a lot of research this past year on nursing schools haha)
  8. Visit  aN85 profile page
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    Quote from boxxyrn
    Not a problem! Where else are you looking at? Definitely can attest to the above complaints, I've heard and see the same complaints. The sciences courses are well..lacking. I heard patho doesn't prepare at you at all from a pharmacology standpoint, and for me that's alarming. I wasn't impressed with Anatomy/Phys either..no lab component, and the professor isn't the greatest. Nutrition was pretty good, but that was only because the prof was amazing, and I heard she's not teaching it next year. I'd say hold out for Mac; that's where I'm waiting on currently, but for the accelerated program. But yeah let me know where else you're looking at and I'll try to see if I have any insight on the schools (I've been talking to a lot of people / doing a lot of research this past year on nursing schools haha)
    I am also looking at York and Western but they are just my back ups. I heard Western is good, but you are kinda limiting yourself to types of placements from what I see in forums. Um, York... Well... They're always on strikes... lol. As for Mac, there are criticisms on PBL. It's either you hate it or you love it. As for their science courses, they are pretty intense. So, science foundation is right on, but clinicals may be lacking (although they do give preferences but placements can be really far). There's not much holding me back from Mac except that I'm going to be taking residence and I don't really like Hamilton. The campus is nice, just not the city ahaha
  9. Visit  vintagePN profile page
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    hey aN85..I live in Hamilton and it is AMAZING! it may not look like it, but you just need to know where to look! i could spend an entire day showing you all the amazing things about Hamilton!

    I also have not heard back from mo-mac. I emailed the admission coordinator and also told me the offers would be out by the end of last week...have not heard anything (already accepted the RPN program at Mohawk).
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    Quote from vintagenurseandrea
    hey aN85..I live in Hamilton and it is AMAZING! it may not look like it, but you just need to know where to look! i could spend an entire day showing you all the amazing things about Hamilton! I also have not heard back from mo-mac. I emailed the admission coordinator and also told me the offers would be out by the end of last week...have not heard anything (already accepted the RPN program at Mohawk).
    Alright, thanks for your input on Hamilton. I am sure there are many great parts of Hamilton Oh ok. I guess I'm not the only one waiting on MoMac! Btw, congrats on accepting the RPN program! But if MoMac does accept you, are you going to accept it? I think I'll wait a week to call or email the admission office. I'll probably ask what the cut offs are too. Hopefully the cut offs didn't sky rocket to high 80's!
  11. Visit  vintagePN profile page
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    Im not sure if I will accept it...being an RN is my end goal..but I am married and have other goals in life...not sure if I can commit to 4 years of university right now..time wise or financially. Everyone is telling me to do it though...since its my goal. Even when im finished RPN my goal is to do the bridge anyway...I guess Ill wait and see if I even get into the RN program.

    I did Pre-Health at Mohawk 2 years ago and was 2 marks below the cut off so I didnt get in. So not sure if it would be any different this year or because I am a mature student...or they saw I got into RPN (which when I was in pre-health the admissions coordinator told me was way harder to get into than the RN program for some reason)....who knows. Hopefully we hear soon!!
  12. Visit  aN85 profile page
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    So, one of my friends made an inquiry sometime last weekend and he said that the cut off for the MoMac program is low 80's. I think he said it was around 82-83%. But, offers were only handed out to high school students. Apparently the next batch of offers will be sent out by the end of this week. Hope this helps anyone who also applied to the MoMac stream!
  13. Visit  consilia profile page
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    Hi guys am new to this forum, i am Consilia
  14. Visit  vintagePN profile page
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    The admissions coordinator told me today that I did not have over 75% in one of my pre health classes so im not getting into momac. Whatever, Im happy with my RPN acceptance!


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