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- invictus - they told us at the information session that UFV had ~180 applications this year, and that about 100 would be, or were invited for interviews. The 100 for interviews was confirmed by my interviewer, too. But I agree, it doesn't seem like a lot at all. Which is either a good thing, or it means we're up against 180 good candidates.
- Mar 21, '12 by jshadowsmission1234: UFV is definitely my #1 choice for schools. They have the best reputation from what I've heard. My interviewer even told me a story where 4 students from UFV received 5 full time positions that were available directly after their preceptorship at SMH. That was out of all the students from Kwantlen/Douglas/BCIT/etc vs 4 students from UFV. I tried the "eggs in one basket" approach too many times...unfortunately with schools who use lottery systems. I guess I was naive and figured I would get in immediately...2 years later I finally applied EVERYWHERE (including schools up north and on the island) to better my chances. Sounds like you will be okay though, based on your responses above! I'm trying to not hold my breath as well, nothing is official until May!
invictus: My group at the information session on the 15th asked how many complete applicants there were. I think she said that there were 172 complete files, but that number usually drops down to around 150 after people change their mind or get into other schools. She then said that that number includes the people who don't even get interviews as well, so overall odds are pretty good! 1/3 out of all applicants...not too bad. Wish I had realized this 2 years ago!
- Mar 21, '12 by invictusah i see, guess because those of us who were second time applicants’ were taking to a separate room to just write the essay, i missed out on the q&a.
jshadows, lol i am a pro at putting all my eggs into one basket. that seriously could be the motto to most aspects of my life. i really want to go to ufv and am willingto wait (to a certain extent) to get in. your application sounds very competitive, i'm sure you'll get an acceptance letter. really, all of your guys applications sound amazing, that’s awesome and you have all obviously worked really hard, but its making me nervous!! alka_selse im getting the feeling like this is just a really competitive smaller pool!!Last edit by invictus on Mar 21, '12 : Reason: weird format
- I'm getting that feeling, too, invictus, and it's making me nervous! But I'm still hoping that we're all just the exception to the norm and that as a group we'll kick the butts of every other applicant. :P I'm thinking...study group!
- Mar 21, '12 by pet_lover48Hi! I've been watching/reading this topic on the forum and just wanted to let everyone know that I appreciate all the info/tips you've given.
I hadn't replied right away as I'm not actually applying for UFV's Sept 2012 intake for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.
I recently decided I think I'd like to pursue nursing, so would be hoping to get into the Jan 2013 intake at UFV.
I'm in grade 12 right now and have already registered/been accepted into the Bachelor of Science Degree Program starting in Sept 2012 at UFV, as I had originally thought I'd like to try to gain acceptance into Medical School. However, I've thought it over and just don't think that's the route I want to go - having to maintain very high marks through undergraduate, (which is definately hard and can be stressful) and trying to get accepted into a Medical School. (It's just so competitive). Then, that would be 8yrs of schooling. Plus, the residency after that, so I think that Nursing is a better suit. (In addition, they have many options when it comes to deciding on where they work and what their schedule is).
So, it's been really helpful and kind of more re-assuring reading everybody's posts on here, as I've learned a lot more about the selection process for UFV's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and I think it will probably still be pretty similar for the next intake.
- Mar 21, '12 by mission1234It is going to be interesting to see which (hoping all) of us get in next month. And when we are that lucky, we should definitely start a study group! If we are this crazy now, can you imagine what we will be like in a months time? We will be on here every five minutes checking for updates.
- *facedesk* I accidentally hit 'leave a comment' instead of 'post' and it deleted it all...
Starting over! Pet_lover, welcome to the forums, and thanks for posting. It's always nice to know that we're helping out fellow applicants, even if you're not applying this round. I know what you're going through, too, having to decide between doctor and nurse. I made that decision, myself, last year.
I like the flexibility that nursing offers, though, in terms of hours and speciality. It's a lot easier to jump to a different department if you decide that pediatrics is too difficult to handle, or ER is just a bit too hectic, etc. For me, the biggest deciding factor is that I'm already (almost) 24, and I want to start a family hopefully before I'm in my 30s. With nursing and the fast track program, I could be done right before my 28th birthday. I'd have to give another 5 years if I tried the medical route.
That being said, you can still further your education down the line and go for NP. You get the prescribing and diagnosing responsibilities, with the same flexibility. You have to compromise, but at least you don't have to give up all the perks of being a doctor - that's the route I'd like to go down.
Anyway, glad to hear you're applying! Heck, some of us might be in the running with you for next January, but hopefully we all get in this September.
Mission1234 - I agree! It -will- be interesting to see which of us get our letters next month. Honestly, though, I think we all stand a very good chance. I think it will be even more interesting to see how many more join us on the forums. Maybe we'll know most of our classmates before classes even start! Hehe.
- Mar 21, '12 by camp11I can't remember who wrote "chicken scratch" describing their essay but no worries thats who mine looked too - I was running out of eraser by the end!! So that's what I am worried about - My essay being my downfall! Alka_selse - Thats too funny - maybe I do live close to her! My old neighbour up here is in her first year of nursing and I know she has a bf - maybe its her?? lol - I went to Robert Bateman also - graded in 2010 - we may know some of the same people!
- Heh, you would have been in grade 8 the year I graduated (2006), so I think the age gap is just a bit too much for me to know any of your friends, or vice versa. We might know siblings, though. That'd be interesting. I'll have to toss some of my yearbooks at you sometime and see if you know any of the last names. You might know my little brother and his crew, though. He was only a year ahead of you at RBSS. Intriguing.
- Mar 22, '12 by camp11Oh funny - Yes I know a few a year behind you and probably know your brother. Well hope we both get in and can chat!