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- by foowoo Aug 20, '12Hello,
Im currently going into second year psychology and im looking into transferring to UT (or york/ottawa) for the second-entry program. My case is a little bit complicated, i was in nursing first year but personal reasons caused my grade to be below the expectation so i had to switch into psychology. But i really think nursing is for me and i dont want to just give up.
In this case, would you say the chance i have to enter into the second-entry program is slim? since my first year grade was bad...even if i do well second year? Would the fact that i was in nursing already but failed be a disadvantage to my application?
- Aug 20, '12 by ash.mac.As a recent graduate from a second-entry program I think your overall grades will be the biggest concern, I don't think the specific courses or the fact it was a nursing program will affect you. Most schools have a supplementary/written portion to their application and this would be a great opportunity for you to reflect/justify why you feel nursing is your best career option despite your earlier challenges.
-Ash, R.N., BScN., BSc.
- Aug 22, '12 by JaneSmithRevisitedMeet at least the minimum entrance requirements of the program but it is no way a guarantee. I'm not sure what kind of courses you took for your second year psychology major but there are specific courses each school asks you to have + a certain GPA + essay. Don't look at second entry program as your only option. The 4 year program might be a better option if your grades weren't spectacular; second entry programs are competitive and you're going to be competing against people with previous degrees and experience. In the long run, the 4 year program might be a faster route because it "easier" to meet the requirements.
- Aug 25, '12 by protoxenoUofT mostly give spots to people who already has degrees. Your chances are slim. But you can still do a 4 year degree because chances are you need to go back to school for a year to get your prerequisite courses, since you already did one year in nursing so thats 3 years right? Your better off continuing your nursing by switching back to nursing. You can apply to trent that has a 3 year program and only requires high school courses and a mid average of B I think.
Oh by the way, when applying, don't say your in it for the money, people will want to crucify you for that. Make sure you say "oh I love helping people, I have dream of becoming a nurse since I was young and nursing is sooooo my calling!" Something along those lines will do.
- Aug 25, '12 by toronto_nurseUnfortunately your past history in nursing will come back and haunt you for second entry. I know of a colleague who was denied admission because she started in the BScN but failed second year and transferred to complete her program to become an RPN. Even after meeting the prerequisites she was informed that her past history in BScN was the reason for her rejection because based on their statistics students who failed early on in nursing continue that pattern later on or something so she was encouraged to apply at other schools via the 4-year route with her high school marks as a mature student.