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23 minutes ago, Hayleerose13 said:

Looks like I’m the only rejection at this point, love any tips and info! 

I feel as if people who get rejected are less likely to share that information with others! So thank you for sharing because it really helps a lot of people out. Honestly, what I think helped me stand out is my personal statement. Mine came from the heart, definitely a touching story that is unique. I also have a lot of experience that is related to healthcare which I believe is key. I volunteered at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Blood Services, and was a Peer Health Educator at Queen's, and was a delegate at Queen's Healthcare and Business Conference. I also worked as a Social Change Specialist at Leave the Pack Behind for three consecutive years. I also received Aboriginal Cultural Safety training and Mental Health First Aid training. 

My major was Health Studies and I also have a business certificate, so definitely had a mixture of courses in social sciences, life sciences, and applied mathematics. For my last 10 courses, I had a 3.97/4.3. I was accepted into UBC and UofT my first time applying, still waiting on Western. 

I have no idea how I did in my Casper tbh. I was decently confident coming out of the test and prepared well. I guess I'll never know because they don't tell you how you ranked in the acceptance letter. But my advice to you is doing a lot of practice Casper exams that are available on the website, time yourself while doing them, and type as fast as you can! I only studied the day of the exam, which was at night. There shouldn't be any surprises going into the exam if you practice.

The final tip I can give you is be determined. I started looking at these forums at this time last year! If you want it bad enough, it will come eventually. 

I hope this helps you 🙂 Don't give up hope. I wish you the best of luck in the future!

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24 minutes ago, Hayleerose13 said:

Looks like I’m the only rejection at this point, love any tips and info! 

I feel as if my grades were average, 3.87 gpa/4.33, Casper no idea, and my experience not as great as some (2 years in the mental health field). But my personal statement was 100% focused on why I want to be a nurse, and how I knew without a doubt this was the profession for me, and that I lacked no certainty in that! 

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I can't wait to meet everyone! And I'm so sorry to hear about the rejections, you guys will all be great nurses one day. Don't lose hope! Wishing you all the best in everything

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Hi everyone! I have been following this thread for a while and am posting for the first time! Congratulations to everyone that was accepted! I got on the reserve list and I was just wondering if anyone can tell me when the acceptance offers need to be accepted? :) thanks!!

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2 hours ago, Hayleerose13 said:

Looks like I’m the only rejection at this point, love any tips and info! 

I got rejected, also. I thought I at least had a chance at the waitlist. I don't want to wait another year to re-apply so I'll be pursuing other nursing options here in Seattle. Congrats to those that got in!

 

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2 hours ago, Natalie Gould said:

I feel as if my grades were average, 3.87 gpa/4.33, Casper no idea, and my experience not as great as some (2 years in the mental health field). But my personal statement was 100% focused on why I want to be a nurse, and how I knew without a doubt this was the profession for me, and that I lacked no certainty in that! 

I second this — I had a 3.83/4.33 GPA, while my healthcare experience was lacking (save for Nursing Home experience of two years), but I had volunteering and leadership experiences that extended beyond healthcare and focused on the self: on learning new things, on social change ie racism, on poverty (my background as a Filipino, with immigrant parents), on caring for my younger sister (with MHI) and on mental health and addictions within communities (I was a UBC AMS VICE Educational Outreach volunteer), which I think certainly strengthened my application alongside a passionate personal statement (I discussed my mother: living on her own in Vancouver after emigrating from the Philippines in 1980, she soon became a hardworking Resident Care Aide since 1990, then additionally became an RN in her 40s while raising me and my two sisters. She’s my role model, who thus inspired me to pursue Health Sciences at a young age). I knew that I wanted to help people in the most selfless and generous way I can/serve the community best through healthcare (and especially assist others to access healthcare equally and fairly). 

Well-roundedness, personal meaning, and passion are a few of the things they look for!! 

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Hi Everyone! First, congratulations to those who made it. I am first timer here and applied to Nursing this year just a trial run and was not really expecting for anything. However, the reason for this post is to ask if Nursing actually has an extensive list of 'waitlisted people.' I got my letter today, and I thought I will get a rejection, but according to the letter, I am "placed in the reserved list" and my number is shockingly in the #50sh (not going to state the exact number). 

Anyone here in the 50sh range? I think I am more than surprised than disappointed. I guess its safe to assume that I am rejected at this point!

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39 minutes ago, laurel1 said:

Hi everyone! I have been following this thread for a while and am posting for the first time! Congratulations to everyone that was accepted! I got on the reserve list and I was just wondering if anyone can tell me when the acceptance offers need to be accepted? 🙂 thanks!!

It might depend on when you get your admission offer! For those of us who received offers today, our deadline to to accept it is June 15 (we also have our Criminal Record Checks, Acceptance Form to sign, acceptance fee deposits, and immunization appointments with UBC Student Health Services due on that date) 

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Friends! 

I'm leaning on your help to make a decision :( I got into UBC today (fantastic, my first choice, I'm ecstatic). Problem is, I've been leaning more towards humber-unb in the past few weeks. I could save money by living at home, have access to Toronto placements which is ideal, etc. My issue with coming to BC is the cost of living and the freedom to transfer my license to Ontario when I want to return. Does anybody have any feedback on this? It will hurt quite a bit to have to let this acceptance go :(

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1 minute ago, Sabina Iqbal said:

Friends! 

I'm leaning on your help to make a decision :( I got into UBC today (fantastic, my first choice, I'm ecstatic). Problem is, I've been leaning more towards humber-unb in the past few weeks. I could save money by living at home, have access to Toronto placements which is ideal, etc. My issue with coming to BC is the cost of living and the freedom to transfer my license to Ontario when I want to return. Does anybody have any feedback on this? It will hurt quite a bit to have to let this acceptance go :(

I’d say go where you want to *stay and live* That way, when you do your preceptorship and avenue you can easily be hired at that specific hospital once you grad. I’m not sure about the length of the other program, but if acceleration is a factor then definitely consider the trade off. As a Vancouver resident, the housing prices here are ridiculous which will only add to your student loans (if you are taking one out) and burden you once you grad. Honestly, write out a pros and cons list and see where your heart stands at the end of it. Congrats and best of luck! 

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