BCIT Aug 2010/ Jan 2011 - page 5

Making a new thread for people interested about BCIT nursing Ask questions and what not I applied for Aug 2010 I graduated high school 2009 Re-taking bio 12 math 76 Eng 68 Chem 72 Any... Read More

  1. Visit  rachel94 profile page
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    Hi green tea,
    Congrats on your acceptance! i just had a quick question for you.... did you have all minimum and addition requirements before applying? for example, did you have credits for psych and sociology?

    Thanks so much!

    Hope you are enjoying nursing school....
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  3. Visit  smiley65 profile page
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    BCIT BSN
    Hey guys, so heres the info.
    to be competitive you need:
    1-a minimum of 60 post secondary credits (yes it says 30 on the website, but it is competitive entry so it's based on what everyone else has. for the last couple years, successful applicants have had a minimum of 60...sometimes even a previous degree)
    2- some volunteer or work experience in a health care setting with patient interaction
    3-all of the high school requirements
    -4having the Libs and other 5 part time courses from the program completed prior to entry, greatly increases your chances at acceptance as it lightens your workload which increases your chance for success in the program.

    timeline:
    deadline for applications and all documents was Aug 31st
    Shortlisted applicants should know around OR before OCT 15
    once shortlisted, you will be asked to provide a reference letter and letter of intent
    final decisions will be made by OR before NOV 30

    This program is highly competitive. Previous intakes have had over 700 applicants. 150 are usually shortlisted and I believe there is about 88 seats...however some of those seats will go to people who deferred last intake.

    hope this helps!
    good luck to you all, I'm keeping my fingers crossed and have been checking my BCIT inbox a hundred times a day.
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  5. Visit  smiley65 profile page
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    oops sorry, that was the wrong link

    http://allnurses.com/canadian-nurses...61-page11.html
  6. Visit  DanaLPN profile page
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    my friend got in to BCIT at age 21 also but she had a criminology degree from AB and worked as a vet tech in BC for about 1.5 years during school. She was considered quite young for the program. She said most of her classmates were prior RTs, EMTs and LPNs

    good luck!!
  7. Visit  rachel94 profile page
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    Thanks for the info smiley65!
    Those competitive requirements are intense....yikes! How did you get all the info? Is it written somewhere on the website?
    This waiting and checking my inbox 100 times a day is exhausting! Lol
    Soooo nervous!!
  8. Visit  smiley65 profile page
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    rachel94

    BCIT is very competitive! I got my info from a few sources actually. I have been working at making myself a competitive applicant for this intake for about a year and a half. When my transcript was first assessed, it was valued at 45 credits, I was told this wont make me competitive and that I should take the 2 Libs courses, Psych, engl and 2 electives. So thats what i did this past year....There is also a video of an info session on the BCIT Nursing website where they talk about what you need. AND there are a few long and informative threads on cnsa from previous applicants.
    I ALSO check my email a hundred times a day and since I was told they are working weekends to get through our applications, I check on weekends too!!! It is nerve wracking
  9. Visit  BABYGIRLLL profile page
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    Does anyone know whether they will cut the credit count by December? or by next term in April?
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    b/c by Dec, I will have 42 UBC credits, and by April I should have 54.. so it's a big difference!
  11. Visit  LMFCDN profile page
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    Quote from smiley65
    BCIT BSN
    Hey guys, so heres the info.
    to be competitive you need:
    1-a minimum of 60 post secondary credits (yes it says 30 on the website, but it is competitive entry so it's based on what everyone else has. for the last couple years, successful applicants have had a minimum of 60...sometimes even a previous degree)
    2- some volunteer or work experience in a health care setting with patient interaction
    3-all of the high school requirements
    -4having the Libs and other 5 part time courses from the program completed prior to entry, greatly increases your chances at acceptance as it lightens your workload which increases your chance for success in the program.

    timeline:
    deadline for applications and all documents was Aug 31st
    Shortlisted applicants should know around OR before OCT 15
    once shortlisted, you will be asked to provide a reference letter and letter of intent
    final decisions will be made by OR before NOV 30

    This program is highly competitive. Previous intakes have had over 700 applicants. 150 are usually shortlisted and I believe there is about 88 seats...however some of those seats will go to people who deferred last intake.

    hope this helps!
    good luck to you all, I'm keeping my fingers crossed and have been checking my BCIT inbox a hundred times a day.
    Hi All. Im new to this forum but maybe I can help.
    I am currently in level 4 of the BCIT program and have gone through what most of you are going through now.
    The above quote is right. Credits are important, GPA is not! I entered with 54 credits and a GPA of 3.0. I got waitlisted the first time, because I didnot "beef" up my application. Have as MANY references as you can! It will help you.
    Also taking the extra libs courses that is mentioned in #4 is important. They view it as you will be MORE successful because you have already finished them. Also you get the summers off (if your a January start). The biggest thing I would suggest is just make your profile appeal to them. Lots of everything. It took me 3 years to get into the program, but it was well worth it.
    Good luck!
  12. Visit  rachel94 profile page
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    Thanks for the info lmfcdn and smiley65!
    I had a question foe you two, I applied for the January intake and did not get accepted nor was I shortlisted. I had 46 credits and was told that I didn't have enough credits so in hopes for a better outcome the next time I apply, I was thinking about taking some Lib classes. Since the majority of the classes are offered starting at 630-930pm, and since I live about 2 hours away from Bcit, do you think its safe/possible for me to take these courses online? I've never taken an online course and am a bit skeptical into taking them as I would have to teach myself, should I try it?
    Were these classes hard??
    What Lib courses did you guys take?
    I'm kind of nervous, I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars and end up failing the course....
    Thanks again for your your help ladies!
  13. Visit  LMFCDN profile page
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    Quote from rachel94
    Thanks for the info lmfcdn and smiley65!
    I had a question foe you two, I applied for the January intake and did not get accepted nor was I shortlisted. I had 46 credits and was told that I didn't have enough credits so in hopes for a better outcome the next time I apply, I was thinking about taking some Lib classes. Since the majority of the classes are offered starting at 630-930pm, and since I live about 2 hours away from Bcit, do you think its safe/possible for me to take these courses online? I've never taken an online course and am a bit skeptical into taking them as I would have to teach myself, should I try it?
    Were these classes hard??
    What Lib courses did you guys take?
    I'm kind of nervous, I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars and end up failing the course....
    Thanks again for your your help ladies!
    Im sorry that you didnt get accepted. Keep applying its worth it in the end. So, YES! I would take a libs class, I have a few friends with NO post secondary experience and they got in based on that.
    So If you have your English and Psychs I would defiantly take the remaining libs classes. Do you already have a 2nd year transfer elective? These elective courses should probably be taken through a different school as there is limited offered at BCIT. So if you already have your English, psychs and 2nd year transfer classes that leave three other classes you need. Libs 7001, Libs 7002 and HMGT 7180
    . you can look it up yourself here: http://www.bcit.ca/study/courses/
    SO the thing about online courses is you have to get used to them. We have online courses throughout our program. Yes they suck but it helps develop independent learning. Also all of level 5 is online as everyones clinical is all over the place. It does look better if you successfully complete these courses online as you can say "I can handle the online portion, look". That being said, yes they are hard (some more than others, but I find that the entire program is hard). I find I spend 48-60 hours a week combined with clinical, class, homework, clinical prep and writing essays and presentations. So the hint about taking online classes is to take the right one, Libs - Ethics DO IT IF U CAN IN CLASS. Its probably one of the harder ones, but you can do it during one of your semesters if u have time.
    HMGT 7180 is long, but it is doable I know many ppl that took this one in level 2 and 3.

    Hope that helps.
    Good luck!
  14. Visit  smiley65 profile page
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    Rachel94...I'm glad you are looking to try again from my experience, I have taken 8 courses online. For my application alone, I took psych 1 & 2 through cap U, Libs 7001 last term, and am currently in Libs 7002 through BCIT. I recommend you take the 2 levels of psych, eng, and the 2 Libs classes....you can take psych (or sociology) and eng at an institution closest to you if you prefer an in class environment, however the 2 Libs can not be taken elsewhere. That would put you at 64 credits which would make you competitive. HMGT cannot be taken unless you are enrolled in the program and the 2 lib electives (I took philosophy) must be a 200 level or higher, so if if u don't have the 100 level for your desired program, I suggest one that allows you to start at the 200 level (otherwise you will end up taking 3)..... It sucks that you didn't get in this time, but keep your head up its only a matter of time.


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