UFV January 2013 BSN Hopefuls - page 5

Well yesterday was the application deadline for the University of the Fraser Valley's January 2013 BSN intake. I'm just curious if there are any other anxiety-ridden current applicants out there like... Read More

  1. by   FoxRain

    I did apply the previous intake. From what I heard ***** say at September's info-session, was that sometimes they send letters early, to people with good academic standing because they know that those people should be getting an interview. I also think maybe I got one because I am a second time applicant? I am SO sure it does not mean you won't be getting an interview! Last time I received the interview letter after the info-session. A few days after I think.

    Don't be nervous ^.^

    I should add in : On my letter it says interviews will happen in October, and that I should book a time by the 28th of September. So maybe everyone will get a letter soon!

    ALSO .. If you attend the info session, and are currently upgrading or something, it doesn't hurt to wait til after the presentation is done to talk to whoever (I think **** will be doing it again) and let her know that you might have a grade coming in before the interviews begin. Also, to maybe 'present your case' a little. Tell her what you've done etc. I've seen her write down names of students who approach her then and there to call them later for an interview ! Doesn't hurt to try haha.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Sep 20, '12 : Reason: name removed
  2. by   Paraston
    Ok thank you!! That's all I needed to hear (that they come after the info session too). I'm happy for you guys that you got your interview letters already, what a relief! Like I said, I'll keep checking the mail, but if not I'll just have to knock their socks off with my writing abilities. heh...heh...heh

    Oh I'm so ready for this process to be done...and it's just starting
  3. by   FoxRain
    I just added a little more to my comment. You might want to read that and omg, me too. I'm so ready to just be IN already. It was so much easier like 4 intakes ago when some of my friends got in with B's and one even got in with a C+ ! Now I'm worried my 4 As won't even be enough
  4. by   Paraston
    That's awesome advice! Thank you so much!

    I'm more than aware that I may not get in this intake, but I want to make sure that by the end of it I can at least say I did absolutely everything I possibly could (relating mostly to my essay and interview since that's all I have control over at this point). I definitely will take advantage of talking to them afterwards if I get the opportunity!

    And I hear you! I have friends who went to BCIT and UFV years ago and the competition just wasn't there back then. They got in with average grades and small amounts of volunteer hours. No stress. AH IF ONLY! But hey, at least we'll appreciate that acceptance so much more!
  5. by   riri.g
    Late post but I finally got my letter... It turns out they shipped it to the wrong address!! Good thing I called haha! And I agree with what FoxRain is saying!! A couple years ago it was so sooo much easier to get into the nursing program for any university I believe. Now it's getting even harder and harder. I'm praying that we all get in! & to those who received interviews, congrats!! If you feel comfortable, please do tell us what you went in with so that way we know what we should have for the next intake (in case we don't get in this intake).

    & like Paraston said if I don't get in this intake, I will at least know that how the process works and that I've given all I have. Ahhh! Hopefully we won't have to think that way. I hope we make it!!
  6. by   Paraston
    Yay! Good, I'm glad you finally got it! Are you in Monday's or Wednesday's information session?
  7. by   riri.g
    Wednesday! Oh god... Now I'm thinking if it matters what day you're in. Haha! Oh my goodness now I know I'm over thinking it. I hope the question will be easy to answer with details. I know 45 minutes will either go by super fast or slow... If it goes by slow for me, I probably will freak out thinking I'm missing something haha!
  8. by   Paraston
    Haha ok I'm glad I'm not the only one because that same thought crossed my mind. But I doubt it matters what day you go to. Let's hope anyway! And I tend to write WAY more than I need to (lol....see my first post for example..), so I know 45 minutes will go by super fast. And I'll probably be sweating buckets the whole time too. Ok DEEP BREATHS! Its so weird; one minute I'm totally calm, and the next I'm super anxious! Oh well. Whatever happens, happens!
  9. by   losublime
    Hey everyone.

    Glad to see others have received their letters!

    Has anybody called to set up an interview yet? I put it off today because its way to nerve racking to have a date set.
    Im scared I will go in and completely draw a blank. Its hard not to get nervous when I have worked so hard to upgrade my marks and do all these volunteer hours, and in one hour I could completely blow it.

    Not that Im at all socially inept but when theres so much riding on one interaction its totally different.

    Anybody else as petrified of the interview as I am?
  10. by   Bigdreamss
    I have applied to the RN program and am attending the info session tomorrow night. I was not nervous until I started reading about the competition and that some of you received an interview letter. I am 25 and work as a Care Aide in a long term care facility so I have allot of work hours. My GPA is 3.6 (this scares me because I was reading that 3.8 or better is what they would like). I am going to the info session tomorrow and was wondering how you guys are preparing for it? I am not fantastic at writing on the spot and would like to be as prepared as possible.
    Best of luck to you all
  11. by   riri.g
    Hello!! I'm in class right now and I just want to wish everyone who is attending today's info session good luck!!

    Bigdreamss - I too am not a fantastic writer but I think the best thing you can do is to relax and do some research to help you relax. That's what I've been doing.. Reading anything nursing school related calms me down a little too. Think of possible questions they'll ask in the info session essay! Ha ha! Skim through some of the existing forums here on the site as well!! .... I'm just trying to get myself in that mind set where I could feel confident and relaxed. I don't know if I'm helping you at all but I can totally understand how you're feeling.
  12. by   Paraston
    Thanks riri.g!!
    I'm actually not feeling too nervous just yet, but I'm sure that the drive over there will be a different story. I've done everything I can to prepare, which wasn't much other than review a million different possible questions. Even still, I'm sure I'll go blank once I get there haha. I'm just SO HAPPY today is finally here and I can get this next step over with (and then cross my fingers I get to the next step!)

    Good luck to the others who are also writing tonight! I'll see you there............but I won't know who you are!
  13. by   riri.g
    What did you guys think of the info session!?