UBC BSN 2024 Entry

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Hi everyone! Thought it would be helpful to make a thread for students planning on applying for UBC's Nursing Program for 2024! Use this as a platform to ask questions and share info for nursing applications 🙂 Good luck to you all!!

VanLpn

67 Posts

I am applying for 2024! Working on my Bio 235 through Athabasca right now. It's awful and have to basically learn it on your own. I just scheduled my Casper exam for Feb 1st. I have applied twice before 😞 . I didn't do well on the Casper and that was what did it for me last time. I have a strong application and decent grades. 

Liisa444 BSc

41 Posts

Specializes in BSc, Mental Health, Abnormal Psychology.
VanLpn said:

I am applying for 2024! Working on my Bio 235 through Athabasca right now. It's awful and have to basically learn it on your own. I just scheduled my Casper exam for Feb 1st. I have applied twice before 😞 . I didn't do well on the Casper and that was what did it for me last time. I have a strong application and decent grades. 

I took the bio235 yeah it's a monster of a course. I watched tons of YouTube videos to help understand topics. I am not applying to UBC but am currently at KPU.

Hi everyone! Anybody else here a returning student of UBC and applying through applicant service center? The UBC nursing website says that the application opens in early October, but I've spoken with a nursing admissions counsellor who said that it opens end of October for returning students... but it's November now and ASC looks like this for me and there's no option for choosing what year I'm applying for. Does anyone else have this problem? Thanks!

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mango99

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Hey everyone! I am applying for the first time for 2024. Has anyone taken the BCIT or Athabasca HAP challenge exam? I took anatomy and physiology in 2018/2019 and they are too old. 

Cnursing31

3 Posts

Hi! I'm working on my supplemental application (a little late, I know) and was wondering what people have included under "List of Additional Learning and Accomplishments". Other than my formal education, I don't really have other certificates/experiences that seem relevant. I'm concerned it won't look good on my application. For background, I have a BA in health sciences, and just over 2 years of program coordinating at a large health non-profit. Any advice/tips...?

fewchabsn

6 Posts

Hi! Merry (almost) Christmas! Did any of you guys attend the info session in November? Unfortunately I missed it since I didn't see they were holding one until it was too late. Did they mention the GPA admission average for the September 2023 intake? Also, did they mention anything useful regarding the application or supplemental component? Any information would be great :) 

Cnursing31 said:

Hi! I'm working on my supplemental application (a little late, I know) and was wondering what people have included under "List of Additional Learning and Accomplishments". Other than my formal education, I don't really have other certificates/experiences that seem relevant. I'm concerned it won't look good on my application. For background, I have a BA in health sciences, and just over 2 years of program coordinating at a large health non-profit. Any advice/tips...?

I was actually wondering the same thing!! I'm not exactly sure what they mean by this, because the only relevant "learning" I can account for is my certificate in First Aid and CPR, but other than that I don't really know what else I can think of😅 

 

But I think that the experience itself isn't what matters, but rather how you write about it and how you can connect it to nursing!

fewchabsn said:

Hi! Merry (almost) Christmas! Did any of you guys attend the info session in November? Unfortunately I missed it since I didn't see they were holding one until it was too late. Did they mention the GPA admission average for the September 2023 intake? Also, did they mention anything useful regarding the application or supplemental component? Any information would be great :) 

I attended a good 10 ish minutes of it before I had to leave LOL, but I emailed the nursing admissions coordinator for the slides! I attached the file here :)

BSN Info Session Slide 2024W.pdf

Cnursing31

3 Posts

Aleia Christelle said:

I was actually wondering the same thing!! I'm not exactly sure what they mean by this, because the only relevant "learning" I can account for is my certificate in First Aid and CPR, but other than that I don't really know what else I can think of😅 

 

But I think that the experience itself isn't what matters, but rather how you write about it and how you can connect it to nursing!

Yes for me the only certification I have is Mental Health First Aid! Very true, I've tried to explain other forms of learning I've done and tied it all to my application. Good luck!

Joy96

3 Posts

Hi 

I am applying to UBC BSN for 2024. I have a question regarding Supplemental application. Are you guys adding reference in First Nations Nursing Obligation section ?

rpasc

1 Post

Hi! On the UBCN website it says that the GPA is calculated on the most recent completed 30 transferable credits up to December. I emailed an advisor asking if this was up to December 31st to see if my final transcript for the Fall/Winter 2023 Term (released end of December) would be included.

They responded saying "All of the credits completed by May 31st, 2024 would be considered." This is a huge relief for me, given my average this year is much higher than last years.

Is the UBCN website just outdated then if now more than 30 credits get considered towards GPA? Has anyone heard anything about this?

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