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  1. JayKayAay

    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    I decided to go to UofT as well instead of UBC so another spot will open up! Breaks my heart esp after seeing ubc’s campus but I plan on pursuing MY MN-NP and hope to do it at UBC! The programs are very similar I’m sure (since both schools hold high prestige and are research focused). See you at UofT!
  2. JayKayAay

    Uoft vs ubc nursing

    Pretty sure! They do have a top 10 survey type of thing but i heard that some people didn’t even get into one of their top 10 for some placements. Just really depends on who/what hospital is accepting students at that point and how many.
  3. Hey @JayKayAay,

    I'm in the same predicament choosing between U of T and UBC. I was wondering if you had decided upon one or if you are still deciding? Any feedback would be helpful.

    1. JayKayAay

      JayKayAay

      I posted a big blurb here: 

       i ultimately chose UofT over UBC. if you wanna chat, lemme know your name on fb or gimme your email 🙂

       

    2. chloe235

      chloe235

      Hey, 

      My name on facebook is Chloe Brossard, I would really like to chat about this if you don't mind. I read what you posted and it gave me some more things to think over so thank you for directing that to me!

       

  4. JayKayAay

    Uoft vs ubc nursing

    Hi all, i recently got accepted to both uoft and ubc. I am originally from toronto but have been living in vancouver since september, and on/off since 2016. I’m having an extremely difficult time in making a decision and so i would appreciate any advice or input if you have any! I do plan on living/working in vancouver no matter what... but things could always change! I’ve made a list of pros/cons for each. uoft pros: 4-5 major hospitals within walking distance to school; guaranteed placements in 5 units (med/surg, pediatrics, mental health, geriatrics, maternity); they take into account where you live/mode of transportation so that they can place you closer to home; so much variety for food! (I love caribbean food! Something vancouver lacks); closer to family; lots of breaks between school (fall reading week, long christmas break, winter reading week, summer break from july to aug) cons: making friends i’ll have to move away from as i plan to move back to vancouver; potential networking opportunities would be a bust since i would be leaving the toronto area; finish end of july: transferring livense from on to bc ubc pros: vancouver living is amazing, love the weather and activities i can do here!; making friends that i’ll most likely have for a lifetime (and staying geographically close for a while lol); networking opportunities esp at whatever placements i get!; finish end of may cons: placements could be FAR and require a car (can’t afford insurance...); away from friends/fam; short breaks between school (winter reading week, one month for summer); possible clinicals on weekends questions: are there guaranteed placements in med-surg at ubc? Was finding a way to clinical difficult if they were far like in abbotsford, langley, coquitlam? has anyone moved from toronto to vancouver immediately after graduating from an ontario school? How lengthy was the licensing process? Was it hard to obtain a job in vancouver since you had little to no experience as a nurse? I hope someone can give me some advice.. been awake for 3 hours (since 3am lol). My brain won’t be quiet!
  5. Add me!! Ali Hicks 

  6. JayKayAay

    Ontario Second Entry Nursing Fall 2019

    This is what i’m doing right now (uoft vs ubc) as i still haven’t made a decision!
  7. JayKayAay

    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    I’m sort of in the same boat. I currently reside in vancouver but i’m originally from toronto and have lots of fam there to live with BUT i do have to contemplate the licensing as well. I looked it up and to go from toronto to vancouver licensing i don’t think it’s that hard, but haven’t done extensive research yet. I would assume it’d be as hard/easy to go from bc to on.. let me know if you find any info on it lol. One thing that i think is a con for ubc is that placements can be anywhere in lower mainland... if you don’t have a car this may be difficult whereas in toronto they might be more accessible. I know for uoft there’s about 5 major hospitals within 10-15 mins walking distance of the school so that’s a huge pull for me.
  8. JayKayAay

    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    Same! I saved my supp app in a word doc haha
  9. JayKayAay

    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    Accepted as well!!!
  10. JayKayAay

    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    Haven’t heard anything yet... don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing
  11. JayKayAay

    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    I’m fortunate enough that my entire family lives in toronto, so i’d be moving back home haha. Not sure how well that’s going to go seeing as i haven’t lived at home for over 5 years!
  12. JayKayAay

    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    Hopefully it's acceptable!
  13. JayKayAay

    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    Hi everyone, as we wait for our applications to be reviewed, have any of you applied to schools outside of BC? I recently got accepted to mcmaster and uoft and was wondering if anyone had insights on job prospects in bc if you did your education out of province. I’m kinda of worried i won’t get into ubc and uoft is looking pretty good to me haha.
  14. JayKayAay

    UBC BSN September 2019 Applicants

    Hi everyone, as we wait for our applications to be reviewed, have any of you applied to schools outside of BC? I recently got accepted to mcmaster and uoft and was wondering if anyone had insights on job prospects in bc if you did your education out of province. I’m kinda of worried i won’t get into ubc and uoft is looking pretty good to me haha.
  15. JayKayAay

    Ontario Second Entry Nursing Fall 2019

    Congrats!!!! No need to feel intimidated, i think we’re all in the same boat. We’ve all got some type of knowledge and experience we bring to the table and there is no one perfect candidate. I honestly was not expecting an acceptance either because i was never really involved at school (i literally put down every little thing i could think of to fill the void haha) but clearly they see something in us! And for anyone waiting, it’s still very early on in the game! Keep your heads up high
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