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    Applying to BCIT’s BSN with no degree?

    Those cases are special circumstances. I would assume those who got in without degrees had really competitive GPAs (3.5+) and extensive volunteer experience in health care (specifically in a TLC position). As for work experience, it is not limited to a health field. You can work at Starbucks for many years and that would look good on the application. Especially if you were taking on some leadership role as well. Work experience where customer service and leadership is what you want to go for. Hope this helps
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    BCIT January 2020

    I can tell you, I did not have 90% in every prerequisite class, specifically the university ones. My highschool marks were fine except for Chemistry, so I used my second year OChem mark from university to replace that mark. The application process is fairly straight forward, you score points based on your application and the more points the better. They've also introduced CASPR into future applications and I can't speak on how that is cause I've never taken it, but you can always google and find out how those are graded. As for maximizing points, you get the most points if you have a completed degree from any recognized university, but they also consider your GPA. As for work experience, it does not have to be cantered around health care. You can have job experience where leadership and customer service were the main roles and that would make your application stand out. You also have the option of taking the two LIBS classes ahead of time. These two LIBS classes are to be completed during the program but you have the option of taking it ahead of time and reducing your work load. There are several forum posts with all this information so I suggest skimming through if you want to know more. GL
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    Np and I guess not. But taking them earlier would have helped. My friend told me that some students complained about the workload for one for the classes. Specifically LIBS7001, but it all comes down to time management. I did find that LIBS7001 had a fair bit amount of weekly readings, LIBS7002 wasn't too bad. But one thing to note is that, if you have taken certain writing classes in post secondary, you may be able to argue for them to count as credits towards your LIBS classes. SFU offers a class, HSCI319, an ethics class and my friend was able to use that towards his LIBS7002 requirement and I forgot which one he used for LIBS7001 but he had to nag them to have them count it LOL
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    Yes, you can probably Google the old nursing program schedules but there are 2 LIBS courses that will need to be taken. My friend who is in the 2018 September intake told me they are taken during term 2 and 4.
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    From what I know, the application process is the same with the addition of CASPer. From what my friend has told me (friend did CASPer for a different program in the UK) CASPer is essentially MMI's where you go on webcam with the evaluator and you basically do what you would do in an MMI. Presented with a question/scenario where you have a given amount of time to read and think before you have to answer it in a given amount of time. I believe you type up the answer and the answer does not have to be long, so long it answers the question. Otherwise, everything else looks the same for the application. https://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/8875bsn#entry Hope this helps!
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    The main reason I chose BCIT was cause I transferred over from SFU and the problem with SFU is that the anatomy courses don't transfer over properly to Langara. I have to take an additional course including the 3 I took at SFU to meet their requirements, which to me is a deal breaker. But otherwise j would have applied to Langara because I heard their program is pretty good and it's close by for me, haha
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    The LIBS requirements for the nursing program is LIBS 7001 and the option of either LIBS 7002 or 7021.
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    The final consideration considers everything. The competition i'm not too sure, but you can email BCIT nursing and they can give you info on the number of students that applied, the number that got shortlisted. If you were wondering about grades and such, I don't know if they will give that out, but they consider a GPA of 3.0 and up for the prerequisites is considered competitive. Hope this answers your question!
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    Based on what you said for your application, I would assume that you would make it to Stage 2 for sure!
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    Essentially yes. This is a part of an email that I received from a program advisor: If you read up on work experience, it isn't mandatory to have health related work experience, it just looks better on the application.
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    If you have ever done the UBC personal profile that is required for applications into certain programs, the questionnaire is essentially that. And for me, I think its the context of how I wrote it, but I'm not 100% sure because the only feedback they give us is the score. There isn't really a right or wrong answer, its more about how you write it. IMO I think short and concise is better than long, wordy answers.
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    The questionnaire was more like general interview questions. They would ask you something and you would write on it, like for example, "Tell us a time you had to use your leadership skills" or something along the lines and you have a box to write your statement in 200 words or less. They also look at your grammar.
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    From what I know, there are 3 stages for BCIT. Stage 1: Filling out the application and meeting all the requirements. Stage 2: Questionnaire. Stage 3: Accepting your offer and making the payment to secure your spot, getting all mandatory vaccinations, criminal record check, etc. During the January 2019 intake, the application deadline was August 31 and people got their stage 2 email during the first week of October (if I am remembering correctly). So, it is still a little early as I would assume people would start seeing those emails at the start of April. And yes, if your friend's cousin's girlfriend was accepted for the September intake already, then I would be a little surprised, assuming this is their first time applying. But I'm not admissions so I wouldn't know her situation.
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    You application looks great! Unfortunately applicants score more points when they have a completed degree, but since you have a fair amount of credits already, that will give you a high score. In terms of GPA, they do consider your cGPA as well, so it would have an effect on your application, but I wouldn't worry too much as it isn't the only thing they consider on the application. Your work experience sounds good. From what I know, they want applicants to have work experience that is health/medical related, but it isn't limited to just that. You can have customer service related experience or leadership as well (which you can add with your managerial position). Volunteer experience doesn't really get looked at. It is only used to determine which candidate has a better application. For example, if Person A and Person B had the same points scored on their application, they look at other things like volunteer. So if Person A had volunteer experience that is health related and Person B had none, Person A would likely be chosen. Hope this helps and good luck to us!
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    Hey! LIBS 7001 and 7002 are both fairly easy imo. For LIBS 7001, just as vanessabeaa has mentioned, there are weekly discussion posts along with 2 essays. We also have a mandatory peer review and 2 exams (one of which you do at home). Overall I found that this course did tend to have a lot of readings, but some of the readings could be ignored because it is just extra incase you didn't understand the other readings. You basically have readings for the discussion posts and readings to teach you critical reading/writing skills. For LIBS 7002, the first half of the course was reading about arguments and what constitutes an argument, identifying them, etc. The second half is basically case studies where you read a passage and you choose a section of the passage and write the argument in that passage and a counter argument. These are the only discussion posts you need to do and you don't have to reply to them. There are also weekly quizzes which are based on the reading. So if you have read the material then you will do fine on these quizzes because you will have 2 hours to complete 7-10 multiple choice questions. I usually finish them within 5 mins or less. There was also 2 short essays (about 700 words each) and 2 exams. Overall, if you are working full time and try to get readings in each day, you should be able to complete both these courses and get a good mark. The only thing I should mention is that the LIBS 7001 essay, the second one is going to be a persuasive research paper, but it shouldn't be too bad.
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