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mb96 is a BSN and specializes in UBC Nursing Class of 2021.

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    UBC 2020 Nursing

    @bbbeee So far, Nursing isn't anticipating delayed grad (hopefully not) - Term 3 is supposed to start on April 27th. UBC moved to online courses, so theory will most likely be online in the Summer with labs and clinicals in-person, although again the situation might change. Hang in there!! We got our offers on May 5 last year so you should start getting them by then, if not before! Good luck!
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    UBC 2020 Nursing

    Good luck everyone on your admissions!! To be honest COVID has put a dampener on our studies right now. In-person clinicals and labs were cancelled until further notice since Monday this week, which makes our workload heavier than usual -- more tasks are due online. We're basically facing a lot of uncertainty during this stressful time, but we have each other to pull through. Be safe!!
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    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    Hi @bbbeee! Sorry for not seeing this message earlier -- Nursing school is busy!! But don't be nervous ❤️ I know the application process seems daunting! Sadly, I have no idea what my admission GPA was since it's most likely calculated differently by UBC Admissions. I do know it was in the 80s? I didn't complete my FNH degree either (was going to graduate next year but I got in for the 2019 cycle)! For supplemental tips, I'd say describe WHY you're passionate about Nursing and what ECs/volunteering/life experiences inspire you to pursue this path/will benefit you while pursuing this path. What skills do you think you can bring to Nursing? Do you have high interpersonal skills? Unique skills? Unique experiences? Nursing isn't a science or an art: it's both! The good Nursing applicant doesn't fit a single mold. It's up to you to show UBC why you'll make a good nurse~
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    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    Thank you so much ❤️ It’s great to get empowerment from UBC Nursing grads!!! I think I’m overreacting for sure 😛 I talked to a few more upper years and they said we’ll still have time for self-care/taking breaks! I’m not too worried now!
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    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    Oh that’s strange — I’ve mostly heard the opposite about BCIT’s Nursing Program! I heard it’s very intense!! @jennifersgj I’m able to answer part of your 2nd question: in first year of my Food, Nutrition and Health degree, we took the same core courses as Science students. I remember being stressed BUT it was doable! You just get used to it. When I progressed through to upper year in FNH it got easier since you finally grasp how to study for different subjects, what strategy works and what doesn’t, what content areas you should prioritize etc. BALANCE is key. I assume that progressing through UBC Nursing is the same!! And I’ve heard that it gets easier after Term 1 Nursing, considering Term 1 exposes us to terminology and ways of thinking that we’ve never really experienced in depth before! We’ll get used to it 🙂 Be positive!!
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    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    Thank you so much for answering our questions!!! I’m also aware that you try to achieve what you CAN handle, and because Nursing is hard — all Nursing schools are afaik — passing/getting slightly below average, especially if class averages are high, is enough for me 😭Although I would really like to get good grades as well (only if my brain can handle it, of course). I’m 4th year and was going to graduate with my FNH degree in 2020, yet I managed to get in to Nursing this September, haha! Do you think I’ll be okay/can handle the program without having a Bachelor’s? I have good study habits as well, but obviously, sometimes I’m studying very efficiently, and sometimes I procrastinate if I absolutely have to (ie back-to-back exams, multiple assignments due on the same day, multiple quizzes, prioritizing things and fixing scheduling conflicts, getting burnt out by the last weeks of term, you get the picture). I’m intimidated, tbh. Every person admitted is very smart and I’m slightly scared that I won’t measure up!
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    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    That's a big factor for me too! Working in Vancouver proper for the rest of my life is important. I've heard that BCIT is WAY more rigorous than other nursing programs, including UBC, but I'm just glad UBC put in more clinical hours! I plan to get an MN-NP as well!!
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    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    I attended Corpus Christi and SFU from 2014-2015 before attending UBC, and Ruxandra told me that since I'm still a current UBC student (I'm just taking an English course at Langara for fun this summer, which doesn't count for admissions/doesn't transfer to UBC anyway lol), I didn't have to send in my transcripts from Corpus Christi and SFU since the credits were already processed as UBC transfer credit.
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    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    Yeah that's true, your SSC may take time to update!! My registration date is Tue June 25 at 1pm!
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    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    CONGRATS sumad!! Now you don't have to worry! Will we be seeing you this September??
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    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    Hm, maybe to be sure, just email Ruxandra and let her know! Then tell us what she says! Personally, I'm sure we only send transcripts up to the time of application with any in-progress pre-req courses or credits that are counted in our admissions average, but it's good to confirm!
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    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    Me too!! I can't wait to register! Just making sure -- we're registering for a STANDARD TimeTable for BSN Year 3 right? I'm so glad we don't have to worry anymore about not getting into courses because it's full :P
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    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    You don’t have to email it online — the June 15 deadline asks for a RECEIPT/proof of submission that you requested - then went through - an online criminal record check, not the criminal check results 🙂 In BC, they send the results directly to UBC in 3 business days or more.
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    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    We’ll be sad to see you join another cohort, but best of luck to you as well!!! Out of curiosity, do you live in Toronto? I’m sure it was hard to take various factors into consideration when picking a school! Personally, I never applied to East Coast schools because of A. costs of living; B. proximity from family/friends (I was born and raised in Vancouver my whole life), C. UBC is closer to me, obviously 😛 A HUGE part of my decision to attend UBC was my future hospital placement: of course, as a Nursing student in Vancouver, getting licensed and practicing in a Lower Mainland hospital (ie VGH, St. Paul’s) is my priority/common sense. Although UofT may have more breaks than UBC for students, UBC has a February reading week, normal Christmas break (and regular exam period), a week break between Jan-April and April-May semester plus Easter Fri and Mon off, then August off. The UofT 24 month vs 20 month program difference isn’t too bad either. I hope you enjoy UofT!! ☺️
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    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    The June 15 2019 admission offer deadline is coming up! Don’t forget to pay your deposits, if you haven’t already. To those waitlisted, we hope you get in ☺️
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    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    @sss29 SAME, I didn't get to apply to BCIT -- and I'm happy there's good stories about UBC grads!! 😛 I live in North Vancouver/Vancouver proper, not Burnaby, so I decided to apply to the Nursing schools closest to me i.e. UBC and Langara.
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