UFV Sept 2013 - page 45
I am starting a thread for UFV, Sept 2013 applicants (thus the title) I am a Jan 2013 reject and hoping for a spot in the fall. Is anyone here a repeat applicant?... Read More
- 0Jul 16, '13 by tonysnHi MichMm,
Congratulations on your acceptance!!
As for the schedule, like others have mentioned, the schedules will basically 0830-1550 Mon-Fri for the majority of the first semester. Your schedule will more than likely change every week and certain people may be in class while some are out in the community, some may be in lab while some are doing something else. So your schedule will be quite varied weekly, especially more so as you go up in the later semesters. Clinical wise, you won't be in clinical until mid-Nov ish and that will be two days a week for about 4 weeks. Of course the non-nursing courses like pharmacology, english, psych, etc. will be outside of the timetable of 0830-1550. Your A&P and Patho will be integrated within the 0830-1550 schedule. Pharmacology (in your 2nd semester) has typically been on Thursday from 1830-2130 for the past few years (don't worry - the instructor doesn't actually go until 2130!)
This is what the schedule short of looks like for the upcoming semesters (this may not be 100% accurate tho!):
Semester 1: classes 4-5 days a week; beginning Nov, classes are 2-3 days a week and 2 days of clinical a week.
Semester 2: classes 2-3 days a week (mostly 3 days); 2 days of clinical (starts at around the 3rd week of the semester)
Semester 3: classes 2-3 days a week (mostly 3 days); 2 days of clinical (starts at around the 2nd week of the semester)
Semester 4 & 5: classes 2-3 days a week (mostly 2 days); 2 days of clinical (starts at the 1st or 2nd week of the semester)
Your English class shouldn't conflict with your nursing course, so I am not too sure what's happening there. Were you given a specific CRN for ENGL 105? I would definitely contact one of the nursing coordinators to ensure the schedules do not overlap. It is much more important for you to be in clinical than attending your English classes since nursing is a very practical and hands-on profession. So I would strongly suggest of attending your clinicals (I doubt the instructors would allow you to miss clinical anyhow!) . But again, I would double check that the course you registered for is the correct one because the schedule should not conflict.
A little over a month away!!!
Remember to RSVP to the NSNO that is happening August 27th! That's coming up fast!
- 0Aug 14, '13 by kbevans56Hello all,
I have seen a few of these forums and thought it was time to make an account so I could ask all of you a few questions... Here's a bit about myself.. I graduated in 2012 and have been working in the oil rigs for the last year so I can pay for school and will be attending UFV this September to do my chem 083 (equivalent to chem 11) and 2 more classes (depends on waitlists but eng 105, pysc 101, or soc 101). I am currently volunteering at a seniors home and will have a little over 100 hrs when I apply. I also have 91% in eng 12, 83% in math 11, 85% in bio and I am wondering for those who got accepted for Sept 2013 what they had so I can compare and see if I should be doing any upgrading. I have my doubts as I am sure many of you did and am looking for some insight. I am also hoping someone can provide me with some information on what is asked in the interview and anything else that will affect me getting accepted. Any insight is much appreciated. Thanks.
- 0Aug 22, '13 by ParastonSand2628, congrats!! I sent you a private message with the Facebook link!
Kbevans56, here was what I had when I got accepted:
English 12: A
Biology 12: A
Chemistry 11: B (also did chemistry 12 with a B...not sure if that mattered or not)
Principles of Math 11 (and 12): B
English 105: A+
Math 104: B+
Anthropology 102: B
I don't know what the percentages were...I think mid-high 90's for my A's and low-mid 80's for the B's. I also did a business certificate in 2008 at UFV with a 3.61 gpa. Apparently that helped too.
I had approx 120 volunteer hours at a long-term care home and hospital ER. My interview went really well...she seemed more concerned with making sure I was mature enough and emotionally ready to handle this program rather than what I knew about the nursing field (although they expect you to know nursing values and whatnot...all information you'll be prepared for by reading info on the crnbc website!). Also reading forums and blogs (like you're doing now) really gave me a lot of confidence going into the essay and interview.
I had to try through two intakes before I was accepted (originally applied for jan 2013, but didn't make it to the interview). I found out around November I didn't get excepted. So after my first rejection I re-upgraded my biology and I completed engl 105, math 104, and anth 102. I also upped my volunteer hours from 65 to 120.
Good luck! It sounds like you're ready with your grades and volunteer hours. Just work on your writing and interview skills. And read as much as you can about nursing, and you'll do great! Remember, the competition is different every intake, so if you don't get accepted the first time, try again! (And upgrading never hurts, as I learned!)