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- Mar 22, '12 by pet_lover48Hi! I was looking over the posts regarding the way UFV calculates the points for the selection of their Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and I wanted to confirm to see if I understand it right.
So, for your grades it's out of 16 points. Now if someonene has an 'A' in all four of the requirement courses, (Chemistry 11, Biology 12, English 12 and Principles of Math 11), does that mean they would have 16/16?
For the volunteer hours and references, I think it totals out of 6. I've read that if you have done 0-49hrs, you receive 1 point, 50-100, you earn 2 points and if you've completed over 100hrs of volunteer work, you receive a bonus point, right?
Then I've read that some people on here said the reference letter is out of 2 points. So, what are the other 2 points for, (that would total the 6 points for that category)?
I've also read on the admission info (on the UFV website for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program), that the essay is out of 4 points and the interview is out of 13 points.
Let me know.
- Mar 22, '12 by Alka_Selse BScThat's right, pet_lover. We were only told that the volunteer is out of 6. We managed to break it down a little bit when we were shown our specific points, but they never officially let us know. So all I know is that volunteer is out of 2, but like you said, you get a bonus point for having over 100 hours. But I don't know if the x/2 for references is correct, or what the other 2 points would be, sorry
- Mar 22, '12 by camp11Hello I think you are right that over 100 hours you get a "bonus" mark and same for references. I talked to a few nurses and they have said that the interview is the deciding yes or no factor. They want to make sure you can think on the spot and problem solve. I think all of us on here getting interviews before we even wrote the essay says all our grades/volunteer hours and or reference letters were in the top bracket. I do know that there were a second group of reference letters that went out after the essays (about 2 weeks after ours) Last intake my friend got a letter for an interview before the essay and she got in. She only had 40 volunteer hours - so people worried about volunteer hours - I wouldn't stress too much on it. Everyone sounds very qualified - just a waiting game now!
- Mar 23, '12 by camp11Sorry correction - letters went out for interviews - just realized I wrote reference letters! So there was another set of letters that went out after ours - my friend received one.
- Mar 23, '12 by pet_lover48Hi! Thanks for the info.
I'm a bit worried about the interview - with it being weighted fairly high and with it sounding like it's sort of the deciding factor, but from what I've read from your guy's posts, I feel a bit better. It's good to know what types of questions they're going to ask, that the interviewers sound nice and seemed to make you feel more relaxed. (Hopefully they'll have the same interviewers for the Jan 2013 intake).
I was wondering for the references, did you guys just submit one reference, or did you submit more? (Can it only be references from your Health Care volunteering)?
Also, when did you guys first receive a letter about how you were invited for your interviews, after you initially applied to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program at UFV?
- Mar 23, '12 by Alka_Selse BScThe references are from your health care related volunteer or work experience, yes. I myself submitted two references because I worked a couple shifts in CCU and a couple shifts in Hemo and had to go through the application process for observation shifts twice. I received my invitation for an interview at the same time as everything else. I got an e-mail with 4 attachments: your application to nursing has been received; your application has been completed; please come to an information session; and please schedule an interview. I was probably one of the last people to put in a complete application, though, and I received the hard copies of all the letters about a day before the first information session.
- Mar 23, '12 by invictusHaha, I think that I was the last complete application accepted...Everything was in on Jan 31st and on my online application it wasn't processed till like Feb 5th. I was so nervous that it wasn't going to be considered for the fall, when I got my letter for the info session I didn't even think about the interview letter that came the same day. I too handed in two reference letters, one from the Chwk hospital, and one from my volunteer work with a mobile free health clinic in Haiti.
- Mar 25, '12 by mission1234I wasn't the last application sent in...but I might have been one of the first. I sent my application in November. I was such a keener to get the process started, and now look at us waiting
- Mar 25, '12 by mission1234Invictus, what was their recommendation when you applied last time? Did you get the early letter last time as well?
- Mar 25, '12 by invictusThe letter I got last year said that I should get more volunteer hours, and that I needed to have a stronger essay. Hence my apprehension about the essay portion this time around. I didn't get a early letter last time either. So, with wayyy more volunteer hours, obsessively planned out and edited responses to the short answer written responses, AND a early letter, I am feeling slightly more prepared and competitive this year, but I've already put all my eggs in one basket, I'm not countin em before they hatch too
So I shall continue my game of:
Wait and see wait and see wait and see