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3 minutes ago, mb96 said:

Thank you so much for answering our questions!!! 

 I’m also aware that you try to achieve what you CAN handle, and because Nursing is hard — all Nursing schools are afaik — passing/getting slightly below average, especially if class averages are high, is enough for me 😭Although I would really like to get good grades as well (only if my brain can handle it, of course). I’m 4th year and was going to graduate with my FNH degree in 2020, yet I managed to get in to Nursing this September, haha! Do you think I’ll be okay/can handle the program without having a Bachelor’s? I have good study habits as well, but obviously, sometimes I procrastinate if I absolutely have to (ie back-to-back exams). I’m intimidated, tbh. Every person admitted is very smart and I’m slightly scared that I won’t measure up! 

No problem! 

I think the aspect that makes this program hard is because it's accelerated. I really did not mean to discourage anyone in my previous replies. Please do not get discouraged! It's definitely doable! Every one of you will do awesome! There were lots of people in my cohort who did not have Bachelor's either when the program started and I know they were doing fine, some really excelling! Please do not get intimidated. It's going to be really fun 20 months. If you have good study habits, you will do totally fine. So relax, don't worry about it at this moment but enjoy the summer before the program starts ;). 

Oh and one more thing. Everyone is super smart but super nice too and our cohort really helped each other throughout the program. Facebook group is the space where supporting happens a lot. I'm sure your group will do awesome!

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2 minutes ago, EtherealRailgun said:

No problem! 

I think the aspect that makes this program hard is because it's accelerated. I really did not mean to discourage anyone in my previous replies. Please do not get discouraged! It's definitely doable! Every one of you will do awesome! There were lots of people in my cohort who did not have Bachelor's either when the program started and I know they were doing fine, some really excelling! Please do not get intimidated. It's going to be really fun 20 months. If you have good study habits, you will do totally fine. So relax, don't worry about it at this moment but enjoy the summer before the program starts ;). 

Oh and one more thing. Everyone is super smart but super nice too and our cohort really helped each other throughout the program. Facebook group is the space where supporting happens a lot. I'm sure your group will do awesome!

Thank you so much ❤️ It’s great to get empowerment from UBC Nursing grads!!! I think I’m overreacting for sure 😛 I talked to a few more upper years and they said we’ll still have time for self-care/taking breaks! I’m not too worried now! 

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7 hours ago, EtherealRailgun said:

I'm glad I can be of some help! It is quite intense program. I would say getting good grades is quite difficult but definitely possible. I also wanted good grades but I said it's difficult because everyone in the cohort are super smart. Class averages are really high most of the time. But I know some people get really high grades so it's possible with a lot of work.

Clinical course and labs are pass/fail. For the clinicals, I would recommend maybe to watch some youtube videos about head to toe assessments. Your first term clinicals are going to focus a lot on the assessment and it is an essential skill to have in nursing career. Other than that, maybe I would wait until you meet your CI (clinical instructor) since every CIs have their own style.

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement! I remember the highest marks of all sections being low 70s in some Biochemistry/Statistics courses. There was even a student that had one national competitions but still only achieved low 70s.

I'm glad to hear that the grades achieved during the UBC BSN program are reflective of the amount of work! 

Thank you so much again for all your help!!! I will remember to watch those videos!

 

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8 hours ago, mb96 said:

Oh that’s strange — I’ve mostly heard the opposite about BCIT’s Nursing Program! I heard it’s very intense!! 

@jennifersgj I’m able to answer part of your 2nd question: in first year of my Food, Nutrition and Health degree, we took the same core courses as Science students. I remember being stressed BUT it was doable! You just get used to it. When I progressed through to upper year in FNH it got easier since you finally grasp how to study for different subjects, what strategy works and what doesn’t, what content areas you should prioritize etc. BALANCE is key. I assume that progressing through UBC Nursing is the same!! And I’ve heard that it gets easier after Term 1 Nursing, considering Term 1 exposes us to terminology and ways of thinking that we’ve never really experienced in depth before! We’ll get used to it 🙂 Be positive!!

That's what I heard too, but from my experience, the program is super chill!

Yes, I agree with you. It's probably the unfamiliarity that makes term 1 tough. Also for me, first year at UBC was the biggest change in terms of getting used to bigger volume of material. The biggest difficulty though was in 4th year when it was the concepts that were challenging to understand and high grades weren't even in the grade distribution :S 

^ so that's what I was wondering. Sorry, mb96 if I sounded pessimistic 😂 totally wasn't my intention.

Anyway, from what Ethereal said though, it sounds like we can do it with hard work!! I'm ready for that!!! ☺️

Like you said balance and staying positive is key 👍 

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