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  1. sunshine205

    Mohawk or Conestoga RPN Jan 2020?

    Yup! I paid my deposit a few days before the deadline.
  2. sunshine205

    Started pre-health science(ontario)

    Hi scuffed, Don't feel defeated. I have seen many students and friends pull through from 60's into 70's and even into 80's at the end. After all, and I may be mistaken, but it is only midterms right now. Chemistry and Biology are two courses that are NEVER easy at first. You have to really tackle and fight with it. My biggest advice to you: Don't focus too much on how hard the subjects are. Perhaps reevaluate your study habits? Are you studying with the right people? Are you seeking help? Are you asking and writing down questions as you do your readings and while reviewing your notes? It isn't too late to make appointments with your teachers, they can often see where you're going wrong, and often you may have missed something small causing you to misunderstand a bigger concept. It isn't easy, but I can reassure you that you're doing a lot better than a handful of other students. I Don't give up yet. You've got time! All the best.
  3. sunshine205

    Mohawk or Conestoga RPN Jan 2020?

    Congrats everyone!!!
  4. sunshine205

    Conestoga Practical Nursing Timetable

    Thank you so much! I’m working on my last elective now so that I won’t have to do any electives during the program.
  5. Well Said! Truly the most encouraging post I've read in this whole entire forum yet.
  6. sunshine205

    Mohawk or Conestoga RPN Jan 2020?

    Got an email back from Mohawk stating they are now doing their final rounds for the HOAE exams. The last day to write one for Jan 2020 applicants is Oct 17... perhaps after that is done, the offers should be coming out
  7. sunshine205

    Started pre-health science(ontario)

    No Problem at all. I guess that's another thing I forgot to mention Every teacher will teach differently. Some you may like better than others haha, but in the end, what works best for you when it comes to learning is what you should do. I've known a few to bring voice recorders for lectures as well because sometimes you'll cover x3 the amount of information and there's just no way you'll be able to remember everything they say, but be mindful of the college policies for that. What you'll begin to notice as the semester goes on, especially in second semester is how everything will end up "tying together". What you learn in Chemistry will tie in with what you'll be learning in Biology and will also apply to topics in anatomy, physiology and physics. It'll all make little connections eventually. It's definitely a challenging program, but I think you can do it!
  8. sunshine205

    Started pre-health science(ontario)

    Hi Scuffed, I've done the Pre-Health Sciences Program a while back at Fanshawe, in London. This was before they decided to make it into two different programs (i.e pathway to advanced diplomas vs. diploma's). I primarily decided to take it so that I could upgrade my High school marks and overall average, and have post-secondary credits, making it a bit easier to get into Nursing Programs. Have you ever taken any general science courses before? Chemistry? Biology? Physics? Math? If so, a lot of the material will be review and most likely have been taught to you before. However, and from what I can remember, the workload can get VERY HEAVY. Everything will seem to be consecutive in terms of exams and tests. It may be challenging but it shouldn't be hard, nor should you be struggling. My best advice for you would be 1) Learn your study habits and what works best for you. 2) Become VERY organized. Use an Agenda, calendar and make DAILY to do lists for studying. Be Productive, and be an active learner. 3) Stay on top of ALL your readings and homework. They pile up fast. 4) If you don't understand a concept, do not wait for "Later". Email your teacher, Ask your friends, watch youtube videos and do what you can to understand it to the best of your abilities. If something is really not making any sense whatsoever, make an appointment with your teacher. They can easily figure out what you may be missing. 5) Make a GOOD group of friends who you can study well with. The closest friends I've made in my whole life, were my friends from Pre-health. (We used to call it Pre-hell haha and they've all gotten into their Nursing Programs/ Health Care Programs/ Degree programs of their choice) 6) Always find some time to Make time for yourself, but do not slack off. This is not a Program to slack off in (and Neither will nursing be lol) Best of luck! If you have any more questions, don't be afraid to ask!
  9. sunshine205

    How To Study for Nursing School Success

    Thank you very much for sharing! This will be beneficial for me and all new and current students.
  10. sunshine205

    Conestoga Practical Nursing Timetable

    Congratulations!!! This is so exciting! You should be proud of yourself, and I look forward to seeing you in january. I found a post on the Conestoga acceptance FB group from a while back, this was from Aug 2017, and her first semester Practical nursing Schedule at the Waterloo campus looked like this. So perhaps it’ll be similar?
  11. sunshine205

    Mohawk or Conestoga RPN Jan 2020?

    lol October does seem like light years away from now I'm happy to give up my offer for you guys! (if I even do get one ahaha) lilcassiopeia, if you've gotten into Both Sheridan and GB in the past, then I think your chances are pretty high for Mohawk as well! I applied to Sheridan this year for their Sept 2019 start and got in as well, but I was pretty set on Conestoga and Mohawk (as my second choice).
  12. sunshine205

    Mohawk or Conestoga RPN Jan 2020?

    haven't heard back from Mohawk either although I'm already set with my decision, I'm still very curious to see if I would've made it in haha.
  13. sunshine205

    Conestoga Practical Nursing Timetable

    Goodluck jenn.tomlinson16! I wrote the HOAE in July and received my offer at the End of August! The exam itself wasn't necessarily "hard" it was just very long in my opinion. My advice for you is just to keep an eye on the time per each section and don't spend more time than you need to on one single question. You're better off making an educated guess than to ponder over a multiple choice question for more than 1-2 minutes! Best of luck and Keep us updated on here!
  14. sunshine205

    Conestoga Practical Nursing Timetable

    Following this as I'll be at Conestoga in Jan 2020 for Practical Nursing as well!
  15. sunshine205

    I failed my patient today- Student Nurse

    Owning up to your own responsibilities and errors already is a step forward which makes up for it. There are many mistakes made as a student, that's just the process of learning and by the sounds of it, it sounds like you're learning WELL. Don't compare yourself to others, they're struggling too. Nursing isn't meant to be easy and if it was, everyone would be doing it. Remember: If you've never failed in something, you've never tried anything new. As a student you're still very new to profession and it's expected to make mistakes! You're going to be such a fantastic nurse one day. Please don't let this tiny mistake make you think otherwise.
  16. sunshine205

    Mohawk or Conestoga RPN Jan 2020?

    I've accepted my offer for Conestoga as it was my first choice I was recently in the Respiratory Therapy Program at conestoga as well and I just love the Health Science Faculty and Nursing labs there.
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