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56 minutes ago, sss29 said:

Same!

Oh whew! So we’re all safe and accepted, just a slow update haha!

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7 hours ago, mb96 said:

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

Haha thanks! I guess what really matters is what you take away from your experiences and how you can apply them. I’ve been in customer facing roles for 10 years so it really helps! Lots of transferrable skills for any job. Yeah the scam was something lol. Never thought i’d fall for one because i’m usually smart about things but it was def a life lesson. DON’T TRUST ANYONE lol jk

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Thanks for the feedback everyone. Looking at your responses, I did basically something similar - focused on what I learned, my struggles (moving to another country and bullying), and why I wanted to get into Nursing. I think my major mistake was that I focused on something I shouldn’t have on that last question. It’s nothing bad, but it was just a different point of view.

 

I definitely could have done better on the CASPer so if anyone has anymore tips on that, I’d appreciate it. I find that it’s a bit hard for me to organize my thoughts within a short period of time so I may not have been clear on certain things.

 

 

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2 hours ago, hihey27 said:

I definitely could have done better on the CASPer so if anyone has anymore tips on that, I’d appreciate it. I find that it’s a bit hard for me to organize my thoughts within a short period of time so I may not have been clear on certain things.

I read a book about the casper which helped a little. It gave me the basis of how to create a “formula and system” and what a “good answer” would look like. I did a lot of timed practice questions. After the time was up I re-read my answers with my sibling and kinda rewrote it and added anything that would be crucial.

I also made a list of all possible scenarios and typed answers. For example “time I displayed leadership, time I displayed compassion, ethical dilemma I faced” just so it was on the tip of my tongue and routine if I came across questions like that. 

Overall I did prep a lot for the casper. But that’s just cause I was super nervous and felt what I lacked in my supplemental I can make up with the casper. 

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4 hours ago, JayKayAay said:

Haha thanks! I guess what really matters is what you take away from your experiences and how you can apply them. I’ve been in customer facing roles for 10 years so it really helps! Lots of transferrable skills for any job. Yeah the scam was something lol. Never thought i’d fall for one because i’m usually smart about things but it was def a life lesson. DON’T TRUST ANYONE lol jk

The scam scenario honestly sounds like it could be a casper prompt 😂

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20 hours 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! 😆

No worries, people aren’t actively “connecting” yet — right now there’s only welcomes, student resources, opportunities to ask questions etc - we were added to the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/429006940997128

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11 hours ago, hihey27 said:

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Looking at your responses, I did basically something similar - focused on what I learned, my struggles (moving to another country and bullying), and why I wanted to get into Nursing. I think my major mistake was that I focused on something I shouldn’t have on that last question. It’s nothing bad, but it was just a different point of view.

 

I definitely could have done better on the CASPer so if anyone has anymore tips on that, I’d appreciate it. I find that it’s a bit hard for me to organize my thoughts within a short period of time so I may not have been clear on certain things.

 

 

Seconding @buddyy I didn’t do necessarily SO MUCH prep but I went through CASPer practice questions and timed myself as well as listed scenarios/challenges I already encountered in my life (with my solutions) then learned how to answer them using the PPDJ (Problem perspective Decision justification) method. Eventually when the time came to actually do the test, I didn’t always apply PPDJ — it was simply “Choose a decision, why you chose it, what would happen, is it the right thing?” An example: “I could see that Jenny wanting her friend to cheat on the test for her is an idea borne out of desperation, but cheating is still wrong because xyz” 😂 It’s all really open-ended.

Yep what I did wasn’t a “hard studying process”, just “light review” process. I had work and was busy so I prepped on the day before my test haha. 

Definitely practice typing as fast as you can! I hate taking the CASPer, but it’s not bad. The terrible acting cracks you up lol

 

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Thanks for everyone's help with the Toronto vs BC debate. It's looking like I'll be staying in Toronto after all considering everything (SO SAD, I'm in Vancouver right now and it's gorgeous) but like a lot of you said - long term goals. I eventually plan to pursue a master in public health so perhaps I'll come here for that years down the road. This means the waitlist is now opening up! Good luck to all those accepted and I hope the program is fantastic for you all ❤️

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3 minutes ago, Sabina Iqbal said:

Thanks for everyone's help with the Toronto vs BC debate. It's looking like I'll be staying in Toronto after all considering everything (SO SAD, I'm in Vancouver right now and it's gorgeous) but like a lot of you said - long term goals. I eventually plan to pursue a master in public health so perhaps I'll come here for that years down the road. This means the waitlist is now opening up! Good luck to all those accepted and I hope the program is fantastic for you all ❤️

Toronto is beautiful, too! I was hoping to go to Toronto because all my cousins live in downtown, however I just couldn't leave my dog LOL :D

Wishing you the best at Humber! Yes, maybe you'll come down here in a few years and be at UBC. Perhaps we'll all cross paths because I also hope to pursue my Master of Nursing-Nurse Practitioner degree.

All the best!!

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Hi everyone,

Is anyone else not able to access the document that we have to sign to accept our offer on canvas?

 

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17 minutes ago, sss29 said:

Hi everyone,

Is anyone else not able to access the document that we have to sign to accept our offer on canvas?

 

@sss29 Do you keep getting a screen that says "unauthorized" too? 

 

That's what shows up for me. I've emailed UBC nursing to find out. Maybe there's a glitch? Or perhaps we have to wait until the ssc updates and we can "accept" our offers? 

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1 minute ago, Candace_K said:

@sss29 Do you keep getting a screen that says "unauthorized" too? 

 

That's what shows up for me. I've emailed UBC nursing to find out. Maybe there's a glitch? Or perhaps we have to wait until the ssc updates and we can "accept" our offers? 

Yeah it says unauthorized :( And that's what I was thinking too, we might have to wait for SSC to be updated

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