Dela RN 2,855 Views
Joined Apr 30, '11 - from 'AB, CA'.
Posts: 44 (23% Liked)
A 50% in Biology isn't ideal but depending on your school and your situation it may not matter. Are you only considering UBC? Are you using your high school grades? You mentioned first year so are you thinking about transferring? The reason I'm asking is because these answers change the admission requirements.
Things may have changed, but a couple of years ago for the accelerated track program at the UofC, the cut off GPA was said to be around 3.7 for the previous year and it was the GPA of your 10 most recent half courses. http://nursing.ucalgary.ca/undergrad...n-degreeholder
So basically this means two things:
1. Since it was a competitive admission, it depends on the people that are applying when you are applying. There is no set mark you had to have even though higher is obviously better.
2. It was the GPA of your 10 most recent courses... well if bio wasn't one of your 10 most recent then they wouldn't use it to calculate your GPA which can bode well for you.
To give you more hope, the UofC site said the cutoff GPA of the previous year was 3.7, well when I got in it was only 2.7! (Which in my opinion isn't that high) Depending on your school and how they calculate GPA, that could range from 65-72% http://careers.mcmaster.ca/students/...nversion-chart
And this is the average of your 10 most recent courses. So even if your bio mark was 50, it's still possible according to how the UofC calculates it's requirements to get a GPA of higher depending on how you did on your other courses.
This is for the accelerated track for people who already have degrees but if you don't have a degree. Here is a link: http://www.ucalgary.ca/admissions/co..._admission_avg
It shows the admission AVERAGES of 2009 and 2010 which means people with a lower GPA of 2.7 or 75% if coming from high school can still get into nursing at the UofC!
That was just an example using the UofC but my point being, a bio mark of 50 isn't the best but there are ways around it. Hopefully this long winded answer makes sense.
If you're not able to get a position, is it possible to shadow a peds nurse so you can at least get a flavour to see if you would like it or not?
Do nurses find volunteers helpful or more of a nuisance??
U of C has actually closed down their 2 year program.
I have a couple of friends who are new grads who moved to Ontario after having been trained in a different province. After several months of job searching, they were all able to find employment in hospitals in the GTA. It's hard but possible...
what's itc? what does it stand for? i couldn't find on the internet
I finished school in September and got a casual job on the unit I did my final focus. However this is in Alberta, Canada. I'm not sure about the situation in the States. I am sure I've seen other people talking about this in other forums though. I suggest you look around.... maybe in the new grad section. Good luck.
Please let me know what is the difference between mosby canadian comprehnsive nursing text...and mosby for rn exam?
do both have theory material and after questions like the mosby neclex one review one ?
thanx for fast reply
Maybe completely off topic and irrelevant but after hearing this story my first thought was, "Hmm I wonder if parents are first cousins". I know the politically correct answer is, it's irrelevant because it's still a patient and child... Well I've had an internal struggle with trying to understand and be more compassionate with parents who are first cousins and already have a child with a incurable and untreatable genetic disorder but decide to have another child anyway. I don't know if this is the case or not but it does make me wonder....
Dropping resumes off on the unit is a major faux pas in my hospital. Unit managers just do not have the time to deal with it.
McMaster in ontario
I'm a Canadian registered nurse who works in pediatrics. I finished school this year and have been working in the same hospital and unit where I did my final placement. Looking forward to interacting with everyone!
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