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SFSU/Canada College BSN Applicant Thread, Fall 2009 Cohort

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I didn't receive anything in the mail today either.

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Okay, I just called the nursing dept. and they have NOT mailed the letters for the Canada/Sequoia Hosp. program yet. She said they would "probably" go out sometime next week. ARGH!!

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Awesome. Mail comes at 2pm here. Will let you know.

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haha, i'm enjoying just seeing everyone go insane during these waiting periods...

why not play a waiting game 'till next week?

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hey solidus_snake,

my stats are: 3.7 GPA, 2/3 supplemental criteria. I have about 10 years of experience as a respiratory therapist.

what about your stats?

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wow, you're the first to ask so here it is. by the way, i'm applying this fall 09. i anticipate a 3.85 prereq GPA during application time. i'm going to take my last two prereqs, physiology and anatomy, in the fall that's why it's low. after the fall and if i finish strong, it should go up to a 3.9 flat. as for the supplemental criteria, i have 4/3 now but i anticipate at least 6+/3 during application time. i speak 2 other languages than english and i'm working on spanish now. i have 2 letters of health experience and 1 letter of multicultural. i'm going to be doing more for multicultural and health before application period.

overall, i have a low GPA because of my only B+ in statistics and an A- in english. that's why i'm really striving hard to bust my butt for those A's in physiology and anatomy.

i'm also applying to CSUEB, USF, and CSUF.

wow, ten years of experience as an RT cool!! you're really good compared to me. i turned 18 years old and fresh out of high school.

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and i honestly don't think i'm going to make it... i've convinced myself already. just looking at what other people did, i don't think i can compare.:stone but i'm still going to apply.

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Hey everyone!! So I called the Canada College Nursing Dept on Tuesday and she said there is a delay in mailing the acceptance letters. But she asked me my name and looked up to see whether i got in. I am on the waitlist and my other three friends called. 2 werent accepted and the other one was. I also got into USF's nursing program. So if you guys call, she will be able to tell you!!!

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Hi Guys/Gals,

I was you sometime back... and it was a horrible experience if you ask me... I completely feel for you all. I Kept checking the website for updates....every hour of the day :-( For SFSU, you should be able to check you acceptance status on the mysfsu to see what your major is...long before i received my official acceptance letter, my major indicated "Nursing" and there was a note on the main page that i had been accepted to the main college also... can't remember exactly what it said..

I urge you folks, if you have heard of people have received their letters and you haven't, make your way to the office and put a face to your name. I heard of a couple stories where some classmates did not received their acceptance letter and the deadline to "accept" officially was coming to an end and so they went to the office and asked them.When their letters came back in the mail, the school called them to pick up! Check website, if you have been accepted and your major reflects nursing and you have no letter by this week, do yourself a favor and visit the office 3rd floor burk hall. I think by the end of this week last year, people had received their letters. The deadline was maybe end of April? to respond and make your intention known. You really should have a letter by next week...otherwise i would be very concerned, it doesn't hurt to ask personally... better to know than kill yourself waiting for the mailman.

If you are accepted to start in the spring 2010 as opposed to start in fall 09-Aug, don't panic, make sure you take your Seg III classes and any other classes you need for GE major. These classes are time consuming and if you ask me, not necessary. (that note is for students who did not go to SFSU for their prereqs). Also, if you can find out about taking the Jepet test to determine if you need to take an English class (414), do it and if you pass no need for the class if you don't lucky you! another class that is stressful. And if you are accepted to the school for the first time, attend orientation to learn more about these extra classes(jepet and Seg III).

Guys, nursing school is fun, especially when you are at clinical. It is an amazing experience! If this is your calling (outside of a rewarding financial future) it will be a personal rewarding fulfilling experience. There is tremendous pressure, from tests, exams, assignments, checkoffs for skills, group presentation(so get ready to work with people) learn to work with everyone, keep ahead studying and focus on your goals. It can be challenging, but if you make it in, it should be very doable, i have found people who say nursing isn't as hard as it is cut out to be. And it shouldn't be if you are well organized.

As for instructors, my opinion is there are excellent instructors and then there are those who will challenge your nerves. I think at the start of the semester, look at your syllabus, assess the requirements and make a schedule to do the reading and stay ahead. There is a lot of reading, some may seem common sense, but when you take those multiple choice questions and they ask for the "best" answer and you know 2 answers will be as close to the best ans. as possible , reading the book can be the best thing you did. So don't place your hopes on instructors. Sometimes i think they are there because its a requirement for a class that is not online. Instructors will guide you on key concepts, but you need to do the work to keep those A's;well for those who are chasing A's. Learn your skills because you will need them as you go clinicals and throughout your careers. Practice is your best friend, make friends and practice the steps for the skills checkoffs. I find that it helps to understand why you are following steps as opposed to just memorizing the steps. If you can make friends with those ahead of you, find some mentors for some people, mentors really help calm you, especially when you are just starting and are nervous intimidated by the experience. Before starting, get your medicals checkups done ASAP, get yourself CPR class, you can ask the school for reference, get your vaccinations together. (there have been people who were released from the program for not getting their vaccines to the office on time). So do this over the summer, don't be a procastinator... you work so hard to get in, don't make it harder on yourself. You can't go into clinical without your shots done. And practice your dosage calculations, pretty standard exam, this you can do over the summer, really basic stuff, however, i know how you might feel. I think the tests covers everything before IV calculations, it doesn't hurt to practice. You will be tested i believe in the skills lab (Another thing you can do in the summer). Get your books early, if you can and study them...At least practice the calculations- which i feel are very simple.

I don't have much time, but i promised myself that i would come back to the website and share with those who are waiting, or who got in. I hope some of the information i shared with you all is helpful. Remember if you got in, you can do this. Stay calm, learn to access your workload and be proactive! Remember to come back next year or the year after and share with those who are coming in! Congratulations! and Welcome :-)

all the very best to you new nursing students!

Sincerely!

Enigma!

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HI Katwag,

Thanks for the info about calling Canada for admission status! Do you mind telling us what number you called?

Thanks! Julia

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I called and was told that they could not release decisions over the phone. The person I spoke with, however, said that the letters are going out this week, and that we should receive them within the next couple of days. Good luck to everyone!

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Thanks katwag!

Isn't it weird how these things work out sometimes? I just called Canada, and a very nice lady told me I was on the waiting list. I don't see why people wouldn't accept their invitations to a competitive program, but I'm hoping against all hope that some of you have other plans & for some reason will go with them instead... hehe. So, now I'm a little less on edge, but I still have to wait for the final say (probably last week in April)! Breathe... just breathe.

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