Trent University Compressed Nursing 2016 - page 2

Hi everyone, It's that time of year again! I have applied to Trent University's compressed nursing program for Fall 2016. We can share admissions/GPA information here to help each other out! My... Read More

  1. by   hjk1234
    Hey!

    I have applied to Trent as well.
    My cGPA is around 3.7 and my GPA for the last 10 credits is 3.6.
    I've also applied to Humber and other 4 year RN programs just in case I don't get into both of compressed programs.
  2. by   NeeyaG
    Maybe you're right! All we can do is wait until end of this month when they start sending out acceptances.. Keeping my fingers crossed for both of us!!!!
  3. by   NeeyaG
    Quote from hjk1234
    Hey!

    I have applied to Trent as well.
    My cGPA is around 3.7 and my GPA for the last 10 credits is 3.6.
    I've also applied to Humber and other 4 year RN programs just in case I don't get into both of compressed programs.
    Where else have you applied?
  4. by   fkbes
    What is the deadline for the Trent application? I can't find it anywhere.
  5. by   Cangurl
    I have finished the Trent Compressed program and it was the worst 28 months of my life. Our entire compressed class felt neglected and unsupported by the staff. It was a huge negative experience and if I could re do it I would be going to somewhere else entirely.
  6. by   dishes
    @cangurl, can you elaborate what you mean by neglected and unsupported by staff? Are you referring to the clinical instructors? theory professors? others?
  7. by   CookieMonster19
    I heard back yesterday! I was accepted to the compressed program, and am planning on attending for Fall 16'. Was also accepted at Lakehead (compressed), York (compressed), and UOIT (4 years).

    My University GPA was okay-ish (B+) but I did do a pre-nursing program at Durham College this year (and have a 96+ average in Bio/Math/Chem/Comm) so am thinking that factored into it as well.

    Has anyone else heard back?
    Last edit by CookieMonster19 on Feb 18, '16
  8. by   MelindaSJ
    Sorry to hear that some others have not had a great experience at Trent! I am currently in the compressed program as well, going into my pre-consolidation placement this summer and will wrap up with my consolidation from Sept-Dec. My experience has been great. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask!
  9. by   CookieMonster19
    Quote from MelindaSJ
    Sorry to hear that some others have not had a great experience at Trent! I am currently in the compressed program as well, going into my pre-consolidation placement this summer and will wrap up with my consolidation from Sept-Dec. My experience has been great. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask!
    How did you find the workload? I'm debating if I want to move closer (I live about 55 minutes away by car) or commute... I know nursing school will be tough, I'm just not sure if commuting 2 ish hours everyday is feasible... Did you have any days off?
  10. by   MelindaSJ
    A lot of my classmates commute - from Oshawa, Lindsay, other parts of the GTA. It's definitely doable but I think it does make things difficult at times. Keep in mind - Trent literally NEVER closes during snowy/icy weather haha! Yes, sometimes profs will cancel class over email or blackboard but a lot of the time things are mandatory attendance (weekly labs, clinical shifts) and missing them can be a headache. But if you are comfortable driving in poor conditions it might not matter to you as much as me!

    Chances are you won't have many "days off". I was lucky to have a couple of transfer credits, so my first semester I did have a lighter course load. And during the first summer (third semester), you take a lighter course load (I think my schedule was lectures on Mondays, seminars and lab on Tuesdays, and then a 12 hr clinical shift that rotated days). But since there are a lot of other things you have to do - for example educational/training days, simulations - I think your best bet is to assume a 5 day week most of the time.
  11. by   hjk1234
    I've applied to Humber, George Brown (both RPN and RN), Seneca (both RPN and RN), and Ryerson (4 years program).
    Got accepted to all schools except for Humber.
  12. by   hjk1234
    Quote from NeeyaG
    Where else have you applied?
    I've applied to Humber, George Brown (both RPN and RN), Seneca (both RPN and RN), and Ryerson (4 years program).
    Got accepted to all schools except for Humber.
  13. by   mtah
    Hello,

    I have also applied to the Trent Compressed Program and waiting on hearing back. Did anyone else hear back from them?

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