Ontario BScN Accelerated Program Fall 2022

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by Mumble (New) New Student

Hello future nursing students,

 

I just wanted to make a post as we enter the new academic year, and more importantly the next admission cycle. Hopefully through this post we can all share our admission experiences, concerns, and achievements. 

To begin with, I am currently a University of Toronto student completing my final year! I am hoping to apply to UBC, UofT, Nipissing, Western, and Trent. Just waiting on applications to open up! I am slightly worried I may not get in because admission is so competitive, and seeing those with 3.9+ not get in can be very scary. 😞


How about you? Are you excited for the new school year? Any concerns for the admission process? Let’s get through this together! 🙂

kkpf13

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Hi! First off, I want to thank you for making this post for the next admission cycle for Fall 2022. I am excited to connect with you all and share our experiences together.

What are you studying at UofT? Also, if you don't mind me asking - how are your grades? I hope your last year is going well so far. 

A bit about me: I graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Human Kinetics. I didn't do well my first year (failed some courses) and due to that my cGPA (70%) is pretty bad. And honestly, my sGPA is alright for my last two years (77%). Some of Guelph's classes were... a bit harsh! I am a bit worried about my grades for the application process. However, I have decent experience through jobs and volunteering (ex. I have worked with the health unit during COVID to help as support staff for nurses, doctors, health promoters, etc. and I volunteer with Canadian Blood Services, have helped first-year students, taught students with intellectual disabilities etc.). I am now currently working as a COVID support staff at a Early Learning Centre.

Truthfully, I have wanted to be a nurse since I was little, but I changed my mind in high school after "discouragement" from others. I actually applied for a Master's of Public Health last year, and didn't get in and all throughout my four years of HK, nursing had always been on my mind. So, here I am, finally, after 4 years of contemplating. It's the only profession I can see myself enjoying and it has been a lifelong dream. I love medicine and healthcare!

I apologize for the verbal diarrhea, but I figured a backstory would help a little bit to understand each of our application profiles. As of now, I hope to apply to Trent, Queen's, Western, McMaster, Nipissing and Humber/UNB. I don't have all the requirements for York or UofT, but I could take a few more classes if necessary.

Do you guys think taking more classes to a) boost GPA or b) fulfill extra requirements, is a good idea? I look forward to hearing about your back stories. We're in this together! 🙂 

 

Hey!! 

Thanks for making this forum!

I am so stressed too since my cGPA is not too good since the first year of uni was rough for me but I did pretty good my 3rd year and I am hoping this year will go good as well! Especially since they just look at the last two years and Nippising just looks at top 10 grades I believe. But, I am kinda stressed for CASPer as well haha. 

I am currently studying at the University of Ottawa. I am looking to apply to UofT, Nippising, Humber, and possibly Western, Mac and York. 

Also in case, you didn't know - I am pretty sure applications are open now because it shows up on OUAC!😀😀

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ickynicky

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Hey everybody! Wrapped up a BSc in kinesiology a couple of years ago and am looking to apply to accelerated nursing programs this fall. I’ve only just begun looking into them so there is still a lot I don’t know. Are applicants required to submit a CV outlining work and volunteer experience, or just transcripts? I’m feeling concerned about my GPA. 3.7 in the final 2 years of study but I fear that it isn’t enough. 

miniee

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Hello everyone! I am finishing my last year of undergrad and I can't lie I'm pretty nervous for this application process. Is anyone writing their CASPER this year?

21 hours ago, miniee said:

Hello everyone! I am finishing my last year of undergrad and I can't lie I'm pretty nervous for this application process. Is anyone writing their CASPER this year?

I am writing it this year!

Hey everyone!

Thank you for making this forum! Currently I am doing my last semester at the University of Guelph in Bio-medical Science and have wanted to go into nursing for years now. I will graduate in Winter 2022 with my degree. Due to COVID, my 3rd year grades are pretty low and it's dragging my GPA down.

I am honestly quite worried about my GPA going into applications. Over the last 10 courses (or 5 full credits), my GPA is only at a 3.17 which I know is low. I have some good volunteer and job experience. I was an RA for 2 years, volunteered in a hospital for 2 summers, have been in a few clubs at school and went on a medical trip to Guatamala with VIDA volunteer a few years ago. I'm just not sure if it's worth applying with my grades currently. Any advice would be appreciated!

Does anyone know if we require snapshot? It was reserved when I signed up for casper but I don't think it specifies anywhere we need it. I'm just not sure because it was automatically added for the nursing category.

desque

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Hey everyone! I'm relieved to see that I'm not the only one who's really anxious about this year's application cycle.

I'm really hoping and going to try to finish this year with a GPA of 3.7, or worst case a 3.6, so hopefully with my extracurriculars and other experiences I can get my foot into a program. I haven't looked into programs too much yet since there's quite a few in Ontario, so I still gotta see whether I got the pre-reqs for everything.

Good luck and all the best to everyone applying this year! I hope we can all get in somewhere. 🙂

desque

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On 9/19/2021 at 3:44 PM, kkpf13 said:

Do you guys think taking more classes to a) boost GPA or b) fulfill extra requirements, is a good idea? I look forward to hearing about your back stories. We're in this together! 🙂 

 

Lots of people take extra classes to boost their GPA in their applications. I had a handful of classmates throughout undergrad who'd say they're taking "this class" to boost their GPA for grad school. It's a good idea if you think it'll help your application. 🙂

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jcb14

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Hey guys! I'm currently in my second year at SPP if anyone has any questions about the program etc. feel free to ask or message me 🙂

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On 10/21/2021 at 2:42 PM, 2022nursinghopeful said:

Does anyone know if we require snapshot? It was reserved when I signed up for casper but I don't think it specifies anywhere we need it. I'm just not sure because it was automatically added for the nursing category.

I noticed this as well! I am not sure, I hope it is not required LOL