Trent University Compressed Nursing 2016 - page 3

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   rkfka16
    I heard from Trent today. It didn't show up on my main page but it was under the application status tab.
    I don't know much about the program offered at Trent. Can someone lay out the important things about the program and how the placements are? Thanks!
  2. by   ckcat01
    hello! Just wanna know if Trent offers placements in Toronto? How are placements assigned?
  3. by   MelindaSJ
    ckcat01: for all placements, you are expected to be able to work within the Peterborough region. You have a LTC placement, a mental health or mat-child unit placement over the first summer, a community placement, an acute care placement, and a chronic care placement. For these you rank possible choices in order of preference. You might have one or two options in Lindsay, an option in Oshawa, an option in Cobourg, and a few options in Peterborough city/county. I don't know how the algorithm works - I always seemed to get placed where I wanted, while friends from Oshawa would request the Oshawa placement and not receive it.

    All of my placement experiences have been very positive, but it very much depends on what type of clinical instructor you get, just like at every nursing school. You will have a lot of hands on practice in labs and simulations outside of placement.

    For your last 2 semesters (preconsolidation and consolidation), you will meet with the placement coordinator and indicate specific preferences (setting, institution, region, etc). You have the option of going anywhere - almost any setting, out of country, out of province, etc. Whether or not you get placed there depends on if the placement coordinator can successfully negotiate a spot for you. I know that St Mikes won't take Trent students because they have a partnership with U of T nursing school. I have friends in previous years of the program who were placed at Princess Margaret and Sunnybrook, their #1st choice requests.
  4. by   mtah
    So before my status did not have "EL" on it but now it says "Status: EL - Trent University is still evaluating your application",might be a silly question but does that EL mean?
  5. by   rkfka16
    Quote from mtah
    So before my status did not have "EL" on it but now it says "Status: EL - Trent University is still evaluating your application",might be a silly question but does that EL mean?
    it means that you've accepted an offer at a different school. This doesn't effect your application with trent.
  6. by   MikeS6
    Hi rkfka16, what was your gpa like? Congrats by the way
  7. by   rkfka16
    Quote from MikeS6
    Hi rkfka16, what was your gpa like? Congrats by the way
    thanks! i have a 3.7. I believe last year's cut-off was 3.5?
  8. by   mtah
    Hey

    did anyone hear back from Trent as of April?
  9. by   mimiMari
    Quote from MelindaSJ
    ckcat01: for all placements, you are expected to be able to work within the Peterborough region. You have a LTC placement, a mental health or mat-child unit placement over the first summer, a community placement, an acute care placement, and a chronic care placement. For these you rank possible choices in order of preference. You might have one or two options in Lindsay, an option in Oshawa, an option in Cobourg, and a few options in Peterborough city/county. I don't know how the algorithm works - I always seemed to get placed where I wanted, while friends from Oshawa would request the Oshawa placement and not receive it.

    All of my placement experiences have been very positive, but it very much depends on what type of clinical instructor you get, just like at every nursing school. You will have a lot of hands on practice in labs and simulations outside of placement.

    For your last 2 semesters (preconsolidation and consolidation), you will meet with the placement coordinator and indicate specific preferences (setting, institution, region, etc). You have the option of going anywhere - almost any setting, out of country, out of province, etc. Whether or not you get placed there depends on if the placement coordinator can successfully negotiate a spot for you. I know that St Mikes won't take Trent students because they have a partnership with U of T nursing school. I have friends in previous years of the program who were placed at Princess Margaret and Sunnybrook, their #1st choice requests.
    How often does it happen? I'm hoping to get placements in Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal (I have family there) or to do an placement in America. It would be awesome to get my first pick Could we also help in the networking or is it only up to the coordinators? And this two placements are for the last Summer and Fall sessions? I'm a little confused about how the Trent program goes for. Would it be like Sept 2016 to Dec 2018, (3 Fall, 2 Winter, 2 Summer terms) are there any breaks in between? I know other programs either have a one free summer.
  10. by   MelindaSJ
    Quote from mimiMari
    How often does it happen? I'm hoping to get placements in Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal (I have family there) or to do an placement in America. It would be awesome to get my first pick Could we also help in the networking or is it only up to the coordinators? And this two placements are for the last Summer and Fall sessions? I'm a little confused about how the Trent program goes for. Would it be like Sept 2016 to Dec 2018, (3 Fall, 2 Winter, 2 Summer terms) are there any breaks in between? I know other programs either have a one free summer.
    You absolutely will be able to go out of country, province, but you need to touch base with the placement coordinator well in advance and keep your marks up - there is a cut off. You won't be able to organize placements or contact people about them yourself, it's against policy and they don't. Of course nothing is guaranteed because it varies by what is available year to year.

    The program has no breaks apart from the chance of having a week between exams and next session - it is laid out as follows
    Fall 1 (Nurs 1000, 1001, Biol 1050, Biol-Chem 1550, +0.5 credit 3000 level elective)
    Winter 1 (Nurs 1020 Long-term care placement + labs, Nurs 1002, 2550, 2030, Biol 1051)
    Spring & Summer 1 (Nurs 2021 Mat/Child or Mental Health placement + labs, Nurs 2003, 2001)
    Fall 2 (Nurs 2020 Community placement, Nurs 2000, 3030, 3550, +0.5 credit 3000 elective)
    Winter 2 (Nurs 3020 Acute placement + labs, Nurs 3000, 3001, 3004, + forced choice elective)
    Spring 2 (Nurs 3021 Chronic placement + labs)
    Summer 2 (Nurs 4020 Pre-consolidation + online advanced topic)
    Fall 3 (Nurs 4021/4022 Consolidation + online advanced topic)
  11. by   miniimufin
    You guys...i am a nervous wreck right now...I'm checking my email and Trent portal obsessively....on the main 2016 2nd entry thread. a bunch of people received acceptances last month. Has anyone else heard back in April? On their site it says admissions started in March and will be on a rolling basis. I kinda threw all my eggs in the Trent basket. I applied to Humber too (only last month-a bit late)...
  12. by   mtah
    Quote from miniimufin
    You guys...i am a nervous wreck right now...I'm checking my email and Trent portal obsessively....on the main 2016 2nd entry thread. a bunch of people received acceptances last month. Has anyone else heard back in April? On their site it says admissions started in March and will be on a rolling basis. I kinda threw all my eggs in the Trent basket. I applied to Humber too (only last month-a bit late)...
    Hey! i called them last week and they said acceptances go up until June!
  13. by   Anon101
    Hey all, I'm also in the Trent compressed program and started in September 2015. If you have any questions let me know.

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