UBC Nursing 2010-2011 - page 9

Hello, Has anyone applied for UBC Nursing for the 2010 school year? How are you finding your application process? Thanks :nurse:... Read More

  1. by   39bcgirl
    Hi everyone,

    I just received an e-mail this morning too, saying I was accepted! My interview was on Friday afternoon...

    I hope to meet you all at the orientation. This is all so exciting.
  2. by   stephunky
    Hi all!
    I just got an acceptance e-mail too! My interview was on Tuesday morning. I can't wait to meet you all!
  3. by   ubchealth
    Congrats everyone! Unfortunately, I did not get accepted into the program. Just wondering if those who didn't get accepted received a note somewhere in the email saying they were put on a waitlist? (I didn't). Thanks!
  4. by   Sstar
    I was not accepted either, and my email didn't say anything about a waiting list. The FAQ on the UBC Nursing website says there is no waiting list, though when people asked about it during my interview the answer seemed to imply that everyone who isn't accepted is essentially on a waiting list of sorts - they rank everyone who is interviewed from 1-192, accept 1-120, and then if there are spots to fill they move to 121, 122, etc. Here's hoping that's true :\
  5. by   Field2010
    Hi everyone. Congratulations to all of you accepted! Unfortantely, I was not. Does anyone know if they will give us the information of how we ranked to see whether we are close to the top of the "waitlist" or not?
  6. by   MPKH
    Hi guys,

    I don't know how useful this will be to you, but for last year's intake, those who were waitlisted were told specifically in the email that they are on the waitlist (although, they might've changed that this year). I was waitlisted last year (and thankfully, a spot opened up and I accepted the offer), and this is what my email looked like:

    Your interview for entry into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at the UBC School of Nursing has now been evaluated and I regret to inform you that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Applications are evaluated on both academic and non-academic qualities and you will shortly receive a letter from the School of Nursing giving further detail of your application scores for reference.

    However, you have been placed on a waiting list for a seat in September 2009. You will be contacted as soon as a seat becomes available. Please inform the School of Nursing at information@nursing.ubc.ca if you do not want to remain on the waiting list.
    As for your rank on the waitlist, feel free to ask the office about your number...I obsessively badgered them for about a month before I was offered a spot

    Hope this helps!
  7. by   k_mb
    Hey everyone,
    I also received an e-mail yesterday (May 11th) saying I was accepted and my interview was on the first day at 10:30am. For those that did not get accepted, he explained in my interview slot that there is no "official" wait list this year but like already explained by somebody else, they rank all those past 120 and as people turn down their offer they move to the next in line. I know if you ask or e-mail them they will give you an idea of how close or far down the list you are.

    Congrats to everyone for making it this far and good luck to those still waiting! See you guys in Sept 2010!
  8. by   cinnamonlatte
    Congrats to those who are accepted!! I can't wait to meet all these new faces in September!

    Just a quick question, are we supposed to only sign that response to offer (part of the acceptance email) and return to them by June 15th? I have been checking my status on SSC and I don't see anything new or different...
  9. by   stephunky
    You need to sign both the "response to offer" and "requisite skills and abilities" forms. I think the SSC status changes (so you can officially change faculties) when they receive the 2 mentioned forms.
  10. by   cinnamonlatte
    Ahh, that makes sense. Thanks!
  11. by   lauralaa
    Hello everyone, congrats on hearing about those accepted for this year! I am preparing to apply for Sept 2011 entrance. I just have a quick question, for those that were offered an interview, did you all have hospital experience (volunteer or paid)? I have a lot of experience in the social services field, plus my degree, but I am trying to decide whether or not I should volunteer at this point (as I am working full time and taking Bio pre-reqs, which is giving me little to no extra volunteer time). Thanks very much and good luck when you start in September!
  12. by   cinnamonlatte
    Hi lauralaa,

    For myself, my only hospital experience consists of volunteering at the ER of Eagle Ridge Hospital for 3 years. FYI, the supplemental does not specifically ask for hospital experience, but more like leadership experience, working with others, etc, plus a personal statement.

    Good luck!!
  13. by   k_mb
    I had almost a year of paid hospital experience, but I know there were lots of people that did not have hospital experience at my interview. Like cinnamonlatte wrote in the last post, none of the questions are that specific. They are very general so you can present all experiences you have had and what you think fits. I think if you have enough experience with working with others in different situations then you should be fine.

    More volunteer work and hospital experience wouldn't hurt though cause it would show that you have been exposed to nurses and you know what to expect and what the profession entails.