Ontario Second Entry Nursing Fall 2018 - page 4

Hey guys, I'm applying to the second entry nursing program in February 2018 for Fall 2018 admission. I'm applying to York, Humber, Trent, Nipissing and potentially Western. I'll be applying with a... Read More

  1. by   PeachyT
    Quote from OptNurse
    Looks like I should ask Western for a refund even before they make a decision. Lol
    Lol you never know!! It was a hard decision for me to make because that meant only applying to two schools. But I also didn't really like that a nursing program admissions committee ONLY cares about grades... It kind of turned me off from their program tbh!
  2. by   Seaschel
    Hey! I did an undergrad in Biology, but I started out doing Drama for my first two years of university, anything is possible! haha I am finding my grades essentially comparable to the grades I had at my previous school, but that being said, my previous school was pretty on par with U of T. If anything I am getting slightly better grades now as the hands on component of clinical rotations really solidifies your learning. They do expect a lot from you but it is really manageable if you have some basic time management strategies
    Also I want to say, for people worried about Western, it never hurts to apply! Admissions isn't all black and white, strange things do happen and people you may not think will get accepted do, and vice versa. Admissions is a very case by case situation. I was screened out from Western, but not from U of T or Mac, I believe they do their grading calculations differently so be sure to do your research!
  3. by   PeachyT
    Quote from Seaschel
    Hey! I did an undergrad in Biology, but I started out doing Drama for my first two years of university, anything is possible! haha I am finding my grades essentially comparable to the grades I had at my previous school, but that being said, my previous school was pretty on par with U of T. If anything I am getting slightly better grades now as the hands on component of clinical rotations really solidifies your learning. They do expect a lot from you but it is really manageable if you have some basic time management strategies
    Also I want to say, for people worried about Western, it never hurts to apply! Admissions isn't all black and white, strange things do happen and people you may not think will get accepted do, and vice versa. Admissions is a very case by case situation. I was screened out from Western, but not from U of T or Mac, I believe they do their grading calculations differently so be sure to do your research!
    Good to know! Thanks for coming back to the forum to help us out while we are all freaking out a bit haha. Would you say you found out later than others in terms of when you got admitted? And did you focus at all in the personal submissions about your lower grades? Thanks for your advice
  4. by   JP2792
    Hi everyone. Quick question... does anyone know if I have to send out my transcripts from the university that I attended (UofT) or does OUAC send out my transcript? Thanks!
  5. by   OptNurse
    Quote from JP2792
    Hi everyone. Quick question... does anyone know if I have to send out my transcripts from the university that I attended (UofT) or does OUAC send out my transcript? Thanks!
    You have to send it out yourself.
  6. by   mcpjenn
    Hi Everyone!

    Has anyone applying to UofT gotten to the personal statement part yet? I haven't emailed my referees on the portal yet, so I can't get the instructions for the personal statement, can anyone tell me how long it is supposed to be and any specific questions they ask? I'd like to write out a draft to give to my referees so they get a feel for why I'm applying, why I'd be good for the program etc. Thanks to anyone who can help!
  7. by   PeachyT
    Quote from mcpjenn
    Hi Everyone!

    Has anyone applying to UofT gotten to the personal statement part yet? I haven't emailed my referees on the portal yet, so I can't get the instructions for the personal statement, can anyone tell me how long it is supposed to be and any specific questions they ask? I'd like to write out a draft to give to my referees so they get a feel for why I'm applying, why I'd be good for the program etc. Thanks to anyone who can help!
    I came across this problem too- so annoying you can't access the other sections before filling in the ones at the start! Here are the questions:

    What skills, strengths, and interests do you have that will contribute to your success in our accelerated nursing program (250 Words)

    Describe a meaningful intellectual experience you have had. This could be a dynamic class you took, exposure to a particular theory that resonated with you, or a learning relationship you developed with someone outside an academic context. Consider circumstances under which you have developed a talent or skill that has transformed the way you approach problems. (250 words)
  8. by   mcpjenn
    Thanks so much! and yes, the portal layout is super odd I had to re-input information a bunch of times because it wouldn't save unless the entire page was complete!

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