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- Sep 28, '12 by camp11Hi everyone , I am in my first year in the BSN program - first semester. I was just reading some of your comments on here. Don't worry about messy writing on your essay questions! I erased and erased and went away feeling like there was no way they were going to take me serious with such chicken scratch! I did however get an interview! I felt the interview was the best ever. I was so nervous and really there is no reason to be. They make you feel so welcome and at ease.
I would say in my opinion volunteer hours are VERY important. I had 120 hours in a care home and worked as a home health worker also for months. I also had 3 reference letters. I had 2 A's and 2B's and had finished all my non-nursing electives. (phil,psych and statistics) I DEF recommend everyone to try to get these finished before you start - oh and English. If you don't you will have to take them on top of all your nursing classes and trust me you don't want to do that!!
I have been in school for nearly a month now and what they say is true - I have no life other than constant studying but I know it will all be worth it in the end. You can not go through A&P without studying everyday. The other 3 courses Nursing 101,102,103 are a lot less stressful but still require work with a lot of essay writing and of course tests. I have to say I was terrified to start A&P as I have had friends that have failed it or nearly failed. If you study a ton there is no way you can fail. It is my favourite class - very interesting. There is also a lab class to go with A&P - I haven't had any exams yet in this class so not sure what to expect!
If you get an interview just go in confident and you will do fine! Trust me I hate interviews - usually so stressful for me! Once you get in there though it is anything but Good luck to you all and if you have any questions I would be happy to answer them!
- Sep 28, '12 by losublimeThank you camp11 for the encouragement. I definitely need it.
Whats the first thing you did when you found out you got in?
I keep thinking about opening the letter saying Ive been accepted and how amazing it will be.
That is...if I get in haha.
Also, Im talking Human Anatomy right now as well, but at a different school.
It is so much information its nuts. Having both the lab and the lecture its like 2 courses. But Ive heard that the pathophysiology courses are even crazier. Apparently the tests are made up of almost 80 pages of information and there is a test every 3 weeks!
But I think thats semester 2 ?
Your right though it will be worth it for sure. Just gotta keep on pushing through.
- Sep 28, '12 by phoenixforealzWhere are you taking A&P, losublime? I tried to take it at Douglas but a UFV counsellor sid that both 1 & 2 have to be done at the same school and because I was applying for Jan that would not be possible. I am going to get the text to study anyway.
- Sep 29, '12 by careubcDo you guys think that there's still a chance getting in if you don't receive an interview letter? She said they should all be received by early next week. I don't see how I could still have a chance without an interview if there are 60 interviews and 32 spots. What do you think?
- Sep 29, '12 by camp11Losublime - I was SO excited to say the least when I opened the letter I heard there were 180 applicants and there were 48 spots (16 will switch to fast track at the end of first year) The envelope was thick - lots of info so I figured maybe it was an acceptance letter. This was my second try getting in - I tried with 4 B's to begin with and when I didn't get in I went back and upgraded two of my high school courses to A's and got a lot more volunteer hours.
A&P is stressful! I am studying all the time but it is paying off. It is a lot of information to take in. We have a quiz every Thursday (usually 3 chapters at a time) and just finished a big exam. It for sure feels like two different classes with the lab - that is why I strongly recommend having English 105 finished so you don't have to do that on top of it all.
Patho sounds the same - just lots of studying and you should do fine!
Baileybee - They change additions of textbooks often so if you buy the wrong addition you will then have to buy another! I heard horror stories about A&P and it really isn't that bad. I worried all summer about it!
- Sep 29, '12 by Parastoncamp11...you are awesome!! Thank you for all the information. You're so lucky that you're already past this part of the process and finally in the program, but I'm sure you remember how painful it was. I'm very nervous, as I'm sure many of us are, for next week to see if we get an interview or not. But it's definitely encouraging to know you got in without straight A's (I was starting to think that might be our only chance).
- Sep 29, '12 by camp11Paraston - I remember very well how nervous I was!! Checking the mailbox everyday! Especially after the interview while waiting to see if you were accepted - that is the worst!! But keep in mind that all different people with all different grades, volunteer hours were accepted. So, I can't say for sure what they are looking at most. I can say that you would probably need a few A's though to be considered - just guessing but I don't know anyone that was accepted with B's. It always depends though on the group of people applying though , which will change every intake.
Oh and for those who do get an interview and don't get in - don't give up! Some accepted students will have applied to other schools and will turn down their spot. My friend is in second semester atm and got called just before class started last January (maybe 3 weeks - a month) and was offered a spot. So you just never know. Also for those who don't make it in next intake - I strongly suggest to get on the wait list for anatomy and do that while waiting for the next intake - and get the non-nursing electives out of the way too
- Oct 1, '12 by riri.gThank you sooo much Camp11!! It's nice to hear from a UFV student who knows exactly what we're going through. I bet the workload is heavy!! And I agree it will all be worth it in the end. If I was in your position (which I hope I will be one day haha!) I would probably worry about losing my motivation and maybe have a meltdown because of how exhausting I would be. It probably helps knowing that your fellow classmates are going through the same thing as you. I hope I find something in my mailbox soon!!
- Oct 1, '12 by ParastonOh yikes! Thanks for checking, Bigdreamss! Good luck to everyone in getting a letter this week! Keep updating!