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  1. Public health nursing BC
    I work in public health right now. The basic criteria for hiring is preceptorship in public health, or experience in maternity or peds...they won't (and I mean absolutely will not) hire from...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  2. Is is worth applying for Fall 2013 now?
    If you can apply for Jan 14, does that not mean that Fall 13 intake is closed? I think by mid february, most programs have already accepted their applications for the upcoming fall semester. My...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  3. BC Childrens
    I have heard about it but don't know a lot. From my understanding - they accept 10-20 nurses, depending on the individual intake. Majority are usually new grads, but not all. You then spend 2 years...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  4. For those offered a position before graduating
    Many of my classmates, including myself, were offered a job by the manager on the floor they completed their final preceptorship on. We still had to go through the online application process,...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  5. BCIT Jan 2013 Applicants
    Hi BulmaBriefs - I appreciate your response. I know it is frustrating, as I was once there too. I believe I found out October 31 (several years ago - so the system hasn't changed much). BUT, I hope...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  6. BCIT Jan 2013 Applicants
    @Progressor - I think that's taking it a bit far. You knew from the getgo when you applied, what the deadlines for applications were. Did you really think that they were going to sort through 300-600...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  7. BCIT Jan 2013 Applicants
    Jan intakes actually have 3 summers, August intakes 2 to complete those extra courses. That "extended" term of 30 weeks is no big deal - depending on your intake, you have 2-3 online courses (and...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  8. BCIT August 2012
    Richmond Hospital has not been used as a level one hospital as far as I know, although this may have changed in the past few years. When I was in level one they used Surrey, Langley, Lions Gate,...
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  9. BCIT Jan 2013 Applicants
    It is possible to get accepted without doing the LIBS and HMGT courses before the program; taking those in advance strengthens your application, but is not a requirement. However, they do typically...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  10. BCIT August 2012
    The best advice I can give you is to relax! Enjoy your summer! Do your Jarvis pre-readings, but other than that, enjoy the break that you have, because you are in for a busy 3 years. I am graduating...
    May 17, '12
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  11. BCIT, Langara and Kwantlen?
    All three have excellent nursing programs. BCIT looks for a minimum of 60 postsecondary credits (due to high number of applications creating competition). I think Langara and Kwantlen accept students...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  12. BCIT August 2012
    If you don't have all of your records, you can go to your doctor / a walk-in clinic and they will order blood tests to see what you are immune to. Have them fill out the form with the results. ...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  13. BCIT Jan 2013 Applicants
    Extremely competitive. All nursing schools are. The website states that you need 30 credits, but due to the number of applications, the minimum is at least 60+.
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  14. RN school wait lists in BC
    hi guys - is your prereading from the Jarvis assessment book? (not sure if they have added prereading for other courses since I was in level one). If so, that prereading is for your assessment...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  15. RN school wait lists in BC
    Oh that must be it - I've never purchased from the independent sellers, only the warehouse. Definitely cheaper than the bookstore price :) but if you have alternative means to get them cheaper, that...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  16. RN school wait lists in BC
    what does amazon.com say exactly? i'm interested to know why you guys can't ship from .com, as i would say most of my classmates order from .com (as .ca is more expensive, even when paying for...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  17. Transfusion Reaction
    Our policy is to have a separate, primed NS line hanging at the bedside, just in case. Usually a 500mL bag, with a dead-ender on the line. This way it's easy to switch the blood tubing for the NS...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. RN school wait lists in BC
    if you are really wanting to purchase books now, go ahead based on that Aug intake list. The textbooks have been the same for many, many terms :) i recommend buying the Jarvis assessment book ASAP....
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  19. RN school wait lists in BC
    Yes patho is 2x/week...lecture and seminar. you'll also have communications, professional practice, clinical techniques, and PBL 1x/week, for about 2-3 hours each. Pharm starts halfway through the...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  20. RN school wait lists in BC
    Just so you know..those timetables on myBCIT are not correct :) they load all possible classes on there, which is why you may see that you have conflicting times, or 2 of one class, etc. Your...
    Nov 4, '11
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  21. RN school wait lists in BC
    I can't remember the exact list that you have to buy...but the Jarvis Fundamentals textbook you will need for pre-reading, patho textbook is useful, drug handbook (this one doesn't matter which one...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  22. RN school wait lists in BC
    yes, as long as there isn't any mesh on top where fluids can seep through, running shoes are fine. that is what i wear, as i find all of those "nursing shoes" uncomfortable (especially as you...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  23. RN school wait lists in BC
    I find the brands really depend on your own shape and preference. I hate the Grey's Anatomy ones, but a lot of the other girls love them. Image Care Uniforms is good, as is Mark's Work Wearhouse...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  24. RN school wait lists in BC
    Hi guys - I am currently a student at BCIT. Just wanted to clear up that there are not specific lab vs clinical scrub guidelines. They need to be one solid colour (top and bottom matching, no...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  25. Effect on nursing tuition- taking courses online in Ontario
    Definitely take the courses! At BCIT we have a similar block tuition system, where the fee is the same regardless of the number of courses (so technically, you could take more classes, if you were...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: International Nursing


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