Thanks for the input! Yes, I should be hearing back in the next two weeks or so (I hope)! Wow, our situations are pretty similar!! My commute times to UBC and BCIT are exactly the same as yours, and I also have two close sources that are registered nurses, which I think is a huge advantage in helping us transition from school to work. The main appeal is absolutely that it is 20 months v.s. 3 years. I have heard from quite a few sources, however, that UBC students are not prepared for clinicals at all, and that they haven't really been taught how to properly think critically as a nurse, which is the most important thing that we will learn from nursing school. This is where BCIT's program seems to be more appealing, as their program is very thorough. Have your mom and brother had any experiences with interacting with UBC grads in the workplace?