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Hi everyone,

I’ve been following this forum for awhile, just never posted. I applied to 3 universities and only heard back from one in which I recieved an alternate offer. My question is, I recently recieved my stats grade and I just passed. I don’t think any school will consider me considering my stats grade. What can I do?

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On 5/12/2019 at 12:14 PM, Jentheaspiringnurse said:

I'm doing the exact same thing!! I was accepted to both of these amazing schools. Such a hard decision! Let's start laying out the pros and cons of each. Please feel free to add to the list, it would help us out a lot! (Also let me know if I got anything wrong). 

Uof T is ranked higher than UBC, has access to all of those big, fancy Toronto hospitals for placements (first-choice placements), two months off for summer vacations (UBC only has about a month I think), weekends off (UBC has clinical on the weekends during the first year), great faculty (similar to UBC), less expensive to live than UBC, close to family/friends (for me), if you're from Ontario and go to UBC you would need to transfer your license I'm pretty sure??

UBC nursing program is a lot less expensive than UofT, UBC has a much smaller class size (could develop closer relationships with profs), I think UBC has a shorter program than UofT (20 months instead of 24, but definitely would be more intense of a program/less time for a social life). UBC has a beautiful campus and Vancouver has generally warmer weather than Toronto. 

For ubc clinicals, i heard it’s either wed/thurs (or whatever weekdays) or sat/sun, not both. In addition, i heard from a current student that uoft takes into account where you live/mode of transportation so that you’re not travelling more than an hour ish to placement whereas at ubc, clinicals can be anywhere in the lower mainland which could take 2-3 hours one way by transit. I’ve heard many people purchasing cars because of this. Personally, i don’t have the budget for it as insurance in bc is government run and it is very expensive!! There’s also carpooling but that would depend on who is in your cohort/if they drive.

Comparing available calendars, uoft not only has more breaks (2 month summer break, fall, winter, and spring reading weeks versus 1 month and 1 winter reading week at ubc), but they also start later (a week after labour day vs starting right after labour day with ubc iirc). I think They also have a longer christmas break - not sure of this since the ubc calendar blacked out 2 1/2-3 weeks for exam period but maybe nursing exams finish earlier? All in all, i think uofts breaks are a great tradeoff for finishing one month later than ubc. 

I feel like living expenses would be similar for uoft and ubc depending on if you were going to live at home/with family. Off campus housing is probably similar though, because you can always live in cheaper parts of van/toronto. Class sizes are quite different (170 at uoft and 120 at ubc) but i think both are small enough to make friends with profs (i did this in classes of similar sizes, just gotta make the effort). Honestly, ubc might be slightly cheaper. Tuition fees include a bus pass (can be used anywhere in lower mainland and comes up to $40ish a month compared to torontos $120-130/month student bus pass) and i think their health check thing (immunization review) is included in student fees as well as you get this done at the med services on campus.

Campus wise, ubc definitely has a beautiful campus with a forest and beach nearby with a view of the north shore/mountains. Uoft is way more urban with more hustle and bustle since it’s in dt toronto. Ubc is on the edge of vancouver so VERY secluded. I walked around and it felt like its own small community. Living close to campus at ubc is most likely not beneficial since it’s so far away from the centre of vancouver and all the hospitals which are quite spread out which would be the opposite with uoft. Also something to keep note of, there are no trains to ubc (some direct busses from select stations) so depending on where you live, could be a hassle  

As for your license, you’d have to apply for whatever province/territory/state/wherever you plan to work in but i don’t think it would be that horrible, but something to think of nonetheless. It’s moreso the networking opportunities that would potentially be lost if you move out to a different province but who knows, people from vancouver might know people from toronto and vice versa and you could get a good recommendation either way. 

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10 hours ago, canada123456 said:

Hi everyone,

I’ve been following this forum for awhile, just never posted. I applied to 3 universities and only heard back from one in which I recieved an alternate offer. My question is, I recently recieved my stats grade and I just passed. I don’t think any school will consider me considering my stats grade. What can I do? 

You could retake stats online at athabasca, get a higher grade. Then apply for University of Calgary second entry which has a application deadline of September and the program has a January start.

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Hi

 

I got accepted to Ryerson/ centennial BScN and McMaster/Mohawk BSCN. Both universities of course have strong programs but I guess I’m worried if studying at college I won’t get the same quality of education.  

They say Ryerson/ McMaster profs travel to colleges and teach the same curriculum and that most classes are held in universities. However I was wondering will the clinical opportunities be the same? Will it really be the same education curriculum or will colleges just let lazy students graduate? 

 

I have offers from universities too but I’m wondering if these collaborative programs are better? 

 

Thank you for your help!

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Just got accepted into the MoMac collab! I've also been accepted to the Ryerson Centennial collab. I'm a bit torn on which to choose - ideally I'll get into a 2 year program but the odds don't look great as I've been waitlisted at 1 and still waiting on the other. I'd really like to work in DT Toronto when I finish schooling, which is why the Ryerson program is attractive. I have a few questions about the MoMac program if anyone's able to answer them: 

Does anyone know if there are any Mac placements in Toronto? 

Do the MoMac placements differ from the Mac placements (I'm really interested in NICU or Labour and Delivery)? 

Course-wise, I have a biology degree from Western so I'm hoping I can sub in some of the courses I may have already taken - does anyone know if MoMac is good with this? 

Any insight into the MoMac or Cent. Ryerson collabs would be amazing! 🙂

 

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Hi Guys, 

So I am a current applicant for the accelerated nursing program at U of T and Trent. I just received my acceptance from Trent very recently and haven't heard back from U of T. My Average in the last 30 credits is 3.32. For those of you who have gotten accepted at u of T, I was just wondering what your averages were. Do you think I can receive an acceptance or even a waitlist from U of T based on that average? 

Thanks and Good Luck to those who are waiting. DO NOT LOSE HOPE !!!! 

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Also, can someone provide me with feedback or review on how comprehensive the compressed program at Trent is? For example, what is the daily life of a nursing student at Trent? I have not received my acceptance package from them yet so I am unaware of the courses and scheduling. 

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If I'm a current UofT undergrad student (internal applicant) do I need to order a copy of my final transcript for UofT Bloomberg?

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Hey Everyone,

Would you guys know of any Facebook groups for Humber second entry September 2019?

and how do we register for courses. Is it one block with all the courses in or is it course by course registration for the prepatory semester? Would you guys know if we will end up having night classes?

thanks,

 

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On 5/17/2019 at 3:57 PM, oats said:

If I'm a current UofT undergrad student (internal applicant) do I need to order a copy of my final transcript for UofT Bloomberg?

No!

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