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Douglas College - Foundations to BSN Program 2021

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by kimpossible kimpossible (New) New Student Pre-Student

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Hello!

I just got accepted to the 2021 Winter AF for Potential BSN Students at Douglas College. Anyone joining me? 

I'm aware that the waitlists for Douglas are long and I'm okay with that. After I finish my Foundational year, I may travel and work to pay off some of my loans. 

Can anyone in the BSN at Douglas give me an insight into how the program is? Any advice?

 

I'm interested in eventually becoming an NP but that's a long way from where I am (hey you gotta start somewhere right?)

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Hey there! Congrats on being accepted! I'm not currently in the BSN but I finished all my prerequisites in Summer 2019 so right now I'm just playing the waiting game to get into the BSN at Douglas. I managed to do all my courses within a year and I got in pretty quickly into all the courses I needed to do as well. I've been told that most students end up waiting 2-2.5 years to get into Nursing after they finish their 10 courses so working and travelling seems like a good idea! Make sure that you try your very best in all your classes so that you have a higher GPA. This way, you can also apply to some other schools such as Langara and BCIT as well. 

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Hey cryingtomatoes congratulations on finishing your first year! What was your avg GPA if you don't mind me asking? It's been a while since I've been back in school so I'm trying to prepare myself the best way that I can mentally as Nursing is hard in general.

Are you planning to apply to Langara or BCIT? 

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My average GPA is 3.2 which isn't really that great. Now that I think about it, I feel I could have definitely tried way harder in my classes and maybe I would've done better 😫 I did decide to apply to both Langara and BCIT anyways but I haven't had much luck. Langara is solely GPA based and BCIT looks at your GPA, your credentials, and your health care experience. Douglas isn't as competitive compared to these places which is probably why it takes so long to get in 😂 but it's just so hard to wait though. This seems like the hardest part but I know Nursing school is going to be like nothing else. 

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Does re-doing your classes to get your GPA higher help with the waitlist in Douglas or no? 

How was the course load like for your classes in your foundational year? Any advise? Approximately how much was the tuition for the first year? (Sorry for all the questions, I have not been in school for a while)

Anyways, I think the wait/hard work is worth it to try to get into any of these schools, whether it be Douglas, Langara, or BCIT. Nursing is not only a great and stable career but it is a privilege to care for people 😊

 

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I've spoken with the Academic Advisor at Douglas and having a higher GPA doesn't exactly help you that much because you do have to wait still so that's why I haven't redone any classes. They mainly look at when you finished your 10 classes and if you meet their all requirements. The course load wasn't too bad for me, because I did all my classes straight after high school but for someone who hasn't been in school for a while, it might be a little more challenging. I will message you about the tuition and about my classes! But yes, I agree it will definitely be worth the wait ❤️ Edit: Nevermind, I can't send messages yet 😐

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Haha same! I tried to msg you earlier but I can't send messages. I haven't been out of school for that long... I've been out for about 3 years. I'm 23 years old and did some courses online to upgrade some classes I needed to meet the pre-requisites and it wasn't too bad. 

Are you planning to work or do anything else or go travelling?

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That's cool, I'm 19 right now! I paid about $3500 for tuition but with all the other costs/fees added up, I paid almost close to $4800. I also do have some of my textbooks that I haven't sold yet from my classes so let me know if you're interested! I currently work and volunteer at the hospital while I'm waiting.

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Sure! Why don't you email me at ************** (Will edit this out as soon as you respond) 😂

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