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7 hours 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'm in the same boat - I got accepted to UofT and trying to decide where to go. Does anyone know how easy/hard it is to transfer your license between provinces?

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7 hours ago, hihey27 said:

Congrats again to everyone who got accepted. 🙂 

 

I’d love to know more about your guys’ grades, supplemental application and CASPer prep! Please message me here if you don’t mind. I can’t seem to send messages yet. Thank you! 

Thanks!

I had a 90.4 in my last year, which was a 4.33/4.33 gpa i guess? My cgpa was a 3.6/4.33 though LOL. I had no direction all the way up to the end of my first term of third year... didn’t have a plan for a future career and so i didn’t care about my grades which leads me into my supplemental. 

I did a lot of odd temp jobs which happened to be involve the community such as working for an event by the heart and stroke foundation called Ride for Heart (though i didn’t mention this one), working at the vancouver/toronto elections, and my work supporting individuals with intellectual/physical disabilities. I had a coop for this during school and later found some work in this area while in vancouver. I don’t have extensive research experience (or really any if you don’t count the research i did as a group project lol). However, looking back at my statement etc i really tried to help admissions understand that nursing is the best career path for me as i struggled to find one that met my needs/wants. For my work/volunteer experiences, i really tried to connect what i had learned from these and why it would make me a better nurse. An example, from my leadership exp, Was as a key holder at an outlet store where i fell for a scam (some guy said his car broke down and claimed to be related to the guy who owned the store lmao he was dropping names you wouldn’t know unless you knew them) and so i gave him money and soon found out i made the wrong judgement call. I realized this shortly after and made sure to make it right by paying it back with my own money as true leadership means owning up to your mistakes, learning from them, and leading by example by doing the right thing. For accomplishments, one was getting a 4.0/4.0 gpa at waterloo in my last year. It was a huge feat for me as i never passed the 80% mark since my first term of first year lol. And i explained what i learned from this - that i’m my own limiting factor in terms of mentality because if i set my mind to something, i come out on top and it’s been proven over and over again not only with grades, but moving out of my home 6 years ago, moving across the country where i didn’t have any friends or family etc., so i know i can do well as a nurse if i set my mind to it.

For casper, i think i did really well. Somehow lol. I really just stated the issue in my own words to show understand, looked at it from two main points of view, then chose the side i thought was the best option while being ethical, compassionnate, but also following the rules/regulations. 

Hope this helps 🙂 i wish they gave us our rankings to see how we really did in all three categories but i know i should just be happy i got accepted 😅

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9 hours ago, mb96 said:

Hi Sabina! Congratulations on the acceptance!! 

If finances are an issue for you (I’m in the same boat — I live at home in Vancouver with my family and generally can’t afford to leave the city so I only looked to in-province Nursing schools like UBC), I’d suggest that you should stay in Toronto. That way, you’re definitely free to practice Nursing without limitations/experience no issues with your license if you see yourself staying in Toronto long-term 🙂

I'm not sure what it's like transferring licenses between provinces, but I agree that considering long-term plans is important! I think it is really important to consider where you want to stay and establish your career. During our time in our nursing programs, we are going to be making a lot of key connections with people in the industry which will be vital to establishing our careers early on. Two of my really good friends who are nurses have told me multiple times that it doesn't really matter where you go to school, but rather it's the experiences that you get from the school that are the most valuable. Therefore, connections that you make from school may be more valuable to you if they are in the same province as where you plan to stay for a longer time! Also, it may be easier to adjust as a newly graduated nurse if your education took place in the same province.

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25 minutes ago, sumad said:

I'm not sure what it's like transferring licenses between provinces, but I agree that considering long-term plans is important! I think it is really important to consider where you want to stay and establish your career. During our time in our nursing programs, we are going to be making a lot of key connections with people in the industry which will be vital to establishing our careers early on. Two of my really good friends who are nurses have told me multiple times that it doesn't really matter where you go to school, but rather it's the experiences that you get from the school that are the most valuable. Therefore, connections that you make from school may be more valuable to you if they are in the same province as where you plan to stay for a longer time! Also, it may be easier to adjust as a newly graduated nurse if your education took place in the same province.

That is really good advice. As my a&p teacher told us last semester, there are no bad public universities/colleges in Canada. You will get a good education at any of the schools you got into, but you mostly need to weigh your long term goals. The connections are unique so the city you're in may effect your career long term. 

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Hi guys - has anyone who was accepted been able to view/download the BSN Offer Agreement from the canvas site? I am getting a 'not authorised' page when I try - I'm thinking it's connected to whenever our status changes in SSC but wanted to make sure I'm not the only one!

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42 minutes ago, RD19 said:

Hi guys - has anyone who was accepted been able to view/download the BSN Offer Agreement from the canvas site? I am getting a 'not authorised' page when I try - I'm thinking it's connected to whenever our status changes in SSC but wanted to make sure I'm not the only one!

Nope! I'm in the same boat, it says unauthorized :( 

 

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22 minutes ago, sss29 said:

Nope! I'm in the same boat, it says unauthorized :( 

 

Same here! The link's not working 😕 I emailed Ruxandra to let her know - she won't be back in the office until Monday!

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4 hours ago, JayKayAay said:

Thanks!

I had a 90.4 in my last year, which was a 4.33/4.33 gpa i guess? My cgpa was a 3.6/4.33 though LOL. I had no direction all the way up to the end of my first term of third year... didn’t have a plan for a future career and so i didn’t care about my grades which leads me into my supplemental. 

I did a lot of odd temp jobs which happened to be involve the community such as working for an event by the heart and stroke foundation called Ride for Heart (though i didn’t mention this one), working at the vancouver/toronto elections, and my work supporting individuals with intellectual/physical disabilities. I had a coop for this during school and later found some work in this area while in vancouver. I don’t have extensive research experience (or really any if you don’t count the research i did as a group project lol). However, looking back at my statement etc i really tried to help admissions understand that nursing is the best career path for me as i struggled to find one that met my needs/wants. For my work/volunteer experiences, i really tried to connect what i had learned from these and why it would make me a better nurse. An example, from my leadership exp, Was as a key holder at an outlet store where i fell for a scam (some guy said his car broke down and claimed to be related to the guy who owned the store lmao he was dropping names you wouldn’t know unless you knew them) and so i gave him money and soon found out i made the wrong judgement call. I realized this shortly after and made sure to make it right by paying it back with my own money as true leadership means owning up to your mistakes, learning from them, and leading by example by doing the right thing. For accomplishments, one was getting a 4.0/4.0 gpa at waterloo in my last year. It was a huge feat for me as i never passed the 80% mark since my first term of first year lol. And i explained what i learned from this - that i’m my own limiting factor in terms of mentality because if i set my mind to something, i come out on top and it’s been proven over and over again not only with grades, but moving out of my home 6 years ago, moving across the country where i didn’t have any friends or family etc., so i know i can do well as a nurse if i set my mind to it.

For casper, i think i did really well. Somehow lol. I really just stated the issue in my own words to show understand, looked at it from two main points of view, then chose the side i thought was the best option while being ethical, compassionnate, but also following the rules/regulations. 

Hope this helps 🙂 i wish they gave us our rankings to see how we really did in all three categories but i know i should just be happy i got accepted 😅

Ahah this is an AMAZING supplemental + grades -- I was in the same boat as you (being unsure and not having as much practical healthcare experience; I barely had any except for Nursing Home 2-year volunteering :P) 

Also same with the Casper, for some reason I thought I performed well. And YIKES to the scam!! That's a great example of leadership and bouncing back lol

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I'm still processing that I even got in, omg! 😲

I'm a little late breaking this down, but my GPA was around 89% and I already have a degree from UVic (social work). I was worried I got "too" personal on my supplemental, but I'm not sure if that affected my application. I felt like the CASPer was a blur of trying to type really fast and I really did just type the first thing that came to mind and some of them I couldn't finish. I read up on the core competencies/ethics for nursing in BC to refresh my memory before the CASPer but no hard studying. I also have experience working in healthcare as I was a care aide for several years and now I work in mental health. 

I haven't been on facebook in years - is everyone connecting on there? I don't want to be left out! 😆

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1 minute ago, Nursing2019 said:

I'm still processing that I even got in, omg! 😲

I'm a little late breaking this down, but my GPA was around 89% and I already have a degree from UVic (social work). I was worried I got "too" personal on my supplemental, but I'm not sure if that affected my application. I felt like the CASPer was a blur of trying to type really fast and I really did just type the first thing that came to mind and some of them I couldn't finish. I read up on the core competencies/ethics for nursing in BC to refresh my memory before the CASPer but no hard studying. I also have experience working in healthcare as I was a care aide for several years and now I work in mental health. 

I haven't been on facebook in years - is everyone connecting on there? I don't want to be left out! 😆

CONGRATULATIONS!! Can't wait to meet you!! 

Join the facebook group UBC BSN Cohort 2019-2021, we're all on there :D

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1 minute ago, Natalie Gould said:

My SSC still says under review, anyone else's the same? I got the two emails from ruxandra, the admission offer and cohort link though 🤷🏻‍♀️ 

Same!

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