Kwantlen's BSN Post-Baccalaureate Program september 2015 intake?

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by CarMcK CarMcK Member

Hi all! I was just curious if anyone had already been accepted to Kwantlen's BSN Post-Baccalaureate Program for September 2015?

kfabb

kfabb

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Hi CarMck!

I applied for KPU's BSN post-bac in November.

As I am currently completing my A&P courses, I personally don't expect to hear back from the admissions committee until after this semester.

Have you heard anything yet?

CarMcK

CarMcK

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Hi kfabb!

No, nothing yet! My status says "under review".

I was wondering if anyone had heard yet because I thought acceptance was based on a "first applied first accepted basis"?

I'm in the second class of my A&P course too - but I'm a bit of a special case. One of KPU's stipulations is that your degree must have been completed within the last 6 years and I graduated in 2001. They told me that they would consider my application AFTER everyone else. (~March)

Is the KPU program your first choice? Do you know anyone who has been part of it? I'm undecided whether the "hybrid format" would be a pro or a con! Are you applying to UBC and other programs too? (I've applied to Langara and UBC.)

Good luck to you!

kfabb

kfabb

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CarMcK,

Right. I am planning on attending the info session via Skype on 02 March at 7PM to learn more about the admissions process and ask some questions. You should too if you haven't attended one of the sessions already!

I have also applied to UBC's advanced entry program, and it's my first choice as it is shorter and more affordable. However, the hybrid format of KPU's program is especially appealing to me since I learn well online. Personally, I think that both programs have their advantages and disadvantages, and I would be incredibly grateful to be accepted into either.

Thanks, and good luck to you as well!

CarMcK

CarMcK

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Hi Kfabb,

Yes, I attended an info session back in November. The hybrid format seems appealing for the flexibility and because as an older student I find I learn best on my own terms vs. sitting in a classroom/lecture scenario. I also like that after the first month at the Langley campus it seems like you are able to live pretty much anywhere in the lower mainland and complete your community hours locally.

I'm not sure that UBC is that much more affordable - except that you will be finished sooner? I do wish KPU's tuition was less of course!

I've also applied to Langara's program - at 36 months it is much longer than UBC or KPU but I think you'd have more opportunity to work as an ESN.

I've heard from a few sources that Langara students have more hands on skills and are more prepared right after graduation and that UBC students are more groomed for leadership roles. I've also heard that after 6 months of on the job training, there isn't much difference between the skill levels of graduates.

kfabb

kfabb

13 Posts

Hey CarMcK,

I was wondering if you've heard back from the admissions committee at Kwantlen yet?

CarMcK

CarMcK

19 Posts

Hi Kfabb!

No, haven't heard anything yet but I think I read somewhere that Kwantlen would only begin their offers of admission mid May? Which would actually coincide with UBC's offers.

(How did your interview with UBC go? I've got mine tomorrow.)

kfabb

kfabb

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Oh, thanks!

Mine's tomorrow as well! At 10:55AM. When is yours?

CarMcK

CarMcK

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9:40! Maybe we'll unknowingly pass by each other! I'll be the one relieved it's over ;)

Good luck tomorrow!

kfabb

kfabb

13 Posts

Thanks! Best of luck to you too!

Mrsvonwooter

Mrsvonwooter

43 Posts

Just chiming in! I've applied to the BSN program and Kwantlen for September 2015. Still no word yet!

Crossing my fingers :)

sonder123

sonder123

10 Posts

Hello! I got my offer (qual with conditions) today. I'm not exactly sure what the conditions are but I'm assuming getting first aid, CPR, immunizations, etc.

Has anyone else heard back yet?