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I am still waiting to hear back about the waitlist. However, I'm just wondering if there is anyone out there who is trying to decide between BCIT and UBC! Let me know 🙂 

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1 minute ago, sumad said:

I am still waiting to hear back about the waitlist. However, I'm just wondering if there is anyone out there who is trying to decide between BCIT and UBC! Let me know 🙂 

I think last year people heard back before June 15th? Or around then? So just two more weeks!!! I didn't actually apply to BCIT but I definitely considered it because it's only 20 mins from my house (as opposed to UBC which is 1.5 hours on transit). I did my A&P I & II at BCIT just last semester and I absolutely loved the school but honestly I just couldn't spend another 3 years in school. I finished up my 4 yr degree last sem and spending another 3 + 2 yrs working before another 2 yrs of MN-NP was just too much in my mind. I love that UBC is only 20 months but of course there might be some drawbacks in terms of clinical experience... Totally up to you to weigh the pros and cons depending on your situation. For me, my brother & mom are both registered nurses so I've got that extra help around me if I'm struggling when i get to the work force. 

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22 minutes ago, sss29 said:

I think last year people heard back before June 15th? Or around then? So just two more weeks!!! I didn't actually apply to BCIT but I definitely considered it because it's only 20 mins from my house (as opposed to UBC which is 1.5 hours on transit). I did my A&P I & II at BCIT just last semester and I absolutely loved the school but honestly I just couldn't spend another 3 years in school. I finished up my 4 yr degree last sem and spending another 3 + 2 yrs working before another 2 yrs of MN-NP was just too much in my mind. I love that UBC is only 20 months but of course there might be some drawbacks in terms of clinical experience... Totally up to you to weigh the pros and cons depending on your situation. For me, my brother & mom are both registered nurses so I've got that extra help around me if I'm struggling when i get to the work force. 

Thanks for the input! Yes, I should be hearing back in the next two weeks or so (I hope)! Wow, our situations are pretty similar!! My commute times to UBC and BCIT are exactly the same as yours, and I also have two close sources that are registered nurses, which I think is a huge advantage in helping us transition from school to work. The main appeal is absolutely that it is 20 months v.s. 3 years. I have heard from quite a few sources, however, that UBC students are not prepared for clinicals at all, and that they haven't really been taught how to properly think critically as a nurse, which is the most important thing that we will learn from nursing school. This is where BCIT's program seems to be more appealing, as their program is very thorough. Have your mom and brother had any experiences with interacting with UBC grads in the workplace?

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10 minutes ago, sumad said:

Thanks for the input! Yes, I should be hearing back in the next two weeks or so (I hope)! Wow, our situations are pretty similar!! My commute times to UBC and BCIT are exactly the same as yours, and I also have two close sources that are registered nurses, which I think is a huge advantage in helping us transition from school to work. The main appeal is absolutely that it is 20 months v.s. 3 years. I have heard from quite a few sources, however, that UBC students are not prepared for clinicals at all, and that they haven't really been taught how to properly think critically as a nurse, which is the most important thing that we will learn from nursing school. This is where BCIT's program seems to be more appealing, as their program is very thorough. Have your mom and brother had any experiences with interacting with UBC grads in the workplace?

Definitely is a hard decision! My mom told me she had two UBC students in her ICU department doing their preceptorship i think just 2 months ago?!! She said they were doing great and were working well with their team :D

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39 minutes ago, sss29 said:

Definitely is a hard decision! My mom told me she had two UBC students in her ICU department doing their preceptorship i think just 2 months ago?!! She said they were doing great and were working well with their team :D

Okay, good to know! I'm happy to hear something good about UBC grads finally haha! I'm sure that there are good ones out there, but it's just the stories about unprepared students that unfortunately seem to get spread around  the most :( Thank you for your input, again. I appreciate it!!

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On 5/30/2019 at 5:05 PM, sss29 said:

I haven't received a letter in the mail yet! :(

 

When I press "Letter of Admission" on my SSC it says "Currently no admission letters visible for you." Have any of you gotten this? It might be a glitch! 

I'd like to get a letter in the mail too -- still waiting 😛

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9 hours ago, sumad said:

Okay, good to know! I'm happy to hear something good about UBC grads finally haha! I'm sure that there are good ones out there, but it's just the stories about unprepared students that unfortunately seem to get spread around  the most :( Thank you for your input, again. I appreciate it!!

@sss29 SAME, I didn't get to apply to BCIT -- and I'm happy there's good stories about UBC grads!! 😛 I live in North Vancouver/Vancouver proper, not Burnaby, so I decided to apply to the Nursing schools closest to me i.e. UBC and Langara.

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The June 15 2019 admission offer deadline is coming up! Don’t forget to pay your deposits, if you haven’t already. To those waitlisted, we hope you get in ☺️

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I just got the news: i'm in!!!! 😊 For future applicants who are reading this forum, I was number 7 on the reserve list! 

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1 minute ago, sumad said:

I just got the news: i'm in!!!! 😊 For future applicants who are reading this forum, I was number 7 on the reserve list! 

CONGRATS!! YAY!! Will you be picking UBC?!

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2 minutes ago, sss29 said:

CONGRATS!! YAY!! Will you be picking UBC?!

Thanks!! 🙂 🙂 I am pretty sure!! (99% sure, to be exact 😂

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18 minutes ago, sumad said:

I just got the news: i'm in!!!! 😊 For future applicants who are reading this forum, I was number 7 on the reserve list! 

Congrats! I went from #34 on the waitlist to #22 so I'm making progress! Hopefully after the June 15th deadline, things will go a bit quicker for me haha.

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