Ontario Second Entry Nursing Fall 2018 - page 40

I'm applying to the second entry nursing program in February 2018 for Fall 2018 admission. I'm applying to York, Humber, Trent, Nipissing and potentially Western. I'll be applying with a BA in psych.... Read More

  1. by   newtonursing17
    Quote from nurse2be9
    Exactly ... these are my struggles. Thanks for your comment! It's hard because SPP being self-taught is intimidating, but knowing how much theory and work is with U of T's courses is also intimidating in a different way. I am worried about knowing all I should with Nipissing's approach, but also worried about doing well and how hard it will be with U of T's. I wish we could know our placement already for Nipissing, maybe that would help my decision. I didn't know U of T was about as many clinical hours as Nip, that is useful! It is hard because U of T is the 3rd best nursing program globally so it's hard to dispute that, but also has a reputation for being U of Tears. This is a painful decision-making process lol.
    What are the top two best nursing programs worldwide? (just curious, and I can't seem to find that info when I google it!)
  2. by   danaryn
    I just got into U of T less than an hour ago! It's my top choice and I'll be accepting the offer.

    I have a 4.0 GPA (~91-92%) in the last year and I think my cGPA is just below 3.7 (78.44%). I'm a 4th year Bio-Medical Science major and I'll be graduating this year.

    For my extracurriculars I volunteered as a camp counsellor for the past two years with a pediatric oncology camp (~5 weeks spent there total for 8 separate camps). I volunteered ~20 hours with a student alcohol recovery room on campus for the past few months. I also briefly mentioned that I was a committed blood donor with 20+ donations and had done some personal projects such as making/sewing ornaments to mail to children with cancer. I had 4 references; 2 professors, the volunteer coordinator from the camp and the employer at my summer job (not health/science related).

    I don't have any research experience, hospital volunteering or club involvement, so for everyone still waiting don't get discouraged as there's definitely still hope and plenty of time to hear back!
  3. by   elephantloving
    Honestly, I love it! There are only about 200 students each year. And we're like a family. Classes run Mon-Wed in first year, and then clinicals Thurs, Fri. The workload is decent. It's an accelerated program, so they do require a lot from you. But it's definitely worth it!
  4. by   newtonursing17
    Quote from elephantloving
    Honestly, I love it! There are only about 200 students each year. And we're like a family. Classes run Mon-Wed in first year, and then clinicals Thurs, Fri. The workload is decent. It's an accelerated program, so they do require a lot from you. But it's definitely worth it!
    Because it's an accelerated program, do you guys have clinical/school through the summer (I.e. no summer break)?
  5. by   elephantloving
    U of T is actually number 1 in Canada and number 2 in the world! Trust me when I say the nursing program is different from undergrad (I did my undergrad at St. George), so I really don't think the U of Tears thing applies to this program! The faculty is really supportive and my cohort are all really helpful!
  6. by   elephantloving
    Program runs September - June! So we have July, August off.
  7. by   starry21
    Quote from elephantloving
    U of T is actually number 1 in Canada and number 2 in the world! Trust me when I say the nursing program is different from undergrad (I did my undergrad at St. George), so I really don't think the U of Tears thing applies to this program! The faculty is really supportive and my cohort are all really helpful!
    That's a relief! How are the theoretical classes evaluated? I saw a lot of papers and not a lot of midterms in the calendar posted on the bloomberg website. I read on another forum that the papers are hard and that students generally have a difficult time getting over 85?
  8. by   WickedBrit
    I haven't seen any Trent posts in a while. When do they want the first round of offers back before they send the second round?
  9. by   starry21
    Quote from newtonursing17
    What are the top two best nursing programs worldwide? (just curious, and I can't seem to find that info when I google it!)
    Bloomberg Nursing ranked #2 in the world, #1 in Canada - Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
  10. by   OniiChan
    Hey! I got accepted to UofT, and I did my undergrad at St. George as well!

    Would you mind elaborating on how it differs from undergrad at St. George? I've heard that its like the normal St. George workload X 2, can you give any feedback on this? Is it more difficult to get 80% than St. George classes? Has anybody failed out? Any feedback at all would be highly appreciated!
  11. by   Amiodaronee
    Congratulations to you all.
  12. by   SPPhopeful
    Quote from elephantloving
    U of T is actually number 1 in Canada and number 2 in the world! Trust me when I say the nursing program is different from undergrad (I did my undergrad at St. George), so I really don't think the U of Tears thing applies to this program! The faculty is really supportive and my cohort are all really helpful!
    How are you graded? Is it mostly midterms? Papers? Assignments? Is the workload ridiculous? How do you get your placements? Any information and advice on the actual curriculum would be very helpful!

    Anyone have the same breakdown for Nipissing? Or Queens?
  13. by   sfeather
    Quote from CoolKat
    Ahh!! Omg what?! I didn't receive an e-mail and my MOSAIC says June 1st still. Could you let me know what the email said?
    They ended up sending another email later on saying that they messed up the date and that it is June 1st after all haha, sorry for the false alarm!!

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