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Humber vs U of T: odds for getting a job at a hospital?

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Hi, I like both BSN programs and my goal is to get a job in downtown Toronto at one of the hospitals. Is Humber a good enough program to get hired in this area? Humber is so much more affordable than U of T, although U of T is directly connected to the Toronto hospitals 😕 

 

thanks!!

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Lucydog14 has 13 years experience.

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Employers really don’t care where you went as long as you have a license.

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I say your experiences, how you write your cover letter/resume and interview skills matter more. I graduated from UOIT now known as Ontario Tech U and I work downtown and I think doing my consolidation placement on the same type of unit helped.

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On 5/13/2020 at 6:23 PM, Khow89 said:

I say your experiences, how you write your cover letter/resume and interview skills matter more. I graduated from UOIT now known as Ontario Tech U and I work downtown and I think doing my consolidation placement on the same type of unit helped.

Hey, thanks for replying and CONGRATS on the job!! Did you get to do downtown Toronto placements while at UOIT? and do you know if getting a job at a downtown hospital depends a lot on knowing someone who works there? 

On 5/12/2020 at 8:29 PM, Lucydog14 said:

Employers really don’t care where you went as long as you have a license.

thanks for the reply. 

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Thank you!

I only did one placement downtown at the Princess Margaret Hospital on one of the clinics. My placements locations Markham Stouffville, PMH, NYGH and SHN Centenary site. 

If you do know someone working downtown and you want to work on the same unit, it def an advantage just because they can ask their managers directly. But not everyone has that advantage. 

I also took advantage of the Ontario new hire program on the hfo website. 

 

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BScN20 has 1 years experience.

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I went to U of T and some of the downtown units I had placements in were 90% U of T grads. At U of T, we're lucky since we get priority for placements, and all placements are in hospitals (except for 1 in community health for some students), which isn't the case for many other schools I've been told. Another good thing about U of T is that placements are only weekdays (usually Thu/Fri, sometimes Wed), whereas other schools can have nights. A lot of the managers and/or education coordinators also said they tend to hire new grads who had placements there and specifically advised us to write in our cover letter that we had those placements. Apart from clinicals, I'd be concerned about the retention rate and NCLEX pass rate. U of T has the highest retention and NCLEX pass rate in Ontario. Last year, I heard from an acquaintance that by her last semester at Humber half the class had dropped out or fallen behind in the program.

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