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Im creating this thread for any students who have applied to any nursing schools in BC for sept 2015 intake. Ive applied to various schools around the province, so now im just waiting. I have a positivish energy towards acceptance but who knows. Im just wondering if there is anyone else out there is who in the same boat? Particularly, does anyone know anything specific to TRU, VIU or CNC for this year? Thanks !

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Yes. I have applied to VIU, UFV, TRU, and KPU for September 2015.

I have applied only to UFV prior for their Jan 2015 intake but did not get in.

I have a 3.7gpa for the requirement courses and have worked as a care aide for 10 years now. People ask what it takes to get into a nursing school and it seriously feels like a lottery system.

I'm hoping for TRU and believe it's my best bet. Most want the nicer climates, eg. Nanaimo, Vancouver so the application numbers are a lot higher.

Best of luck :shy:

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I agree with you, i too feel sometimes the selection system is like a lottery system. It can seem unfair at times, but i do hope that with applying to more than just one school, atleast there is a greater to be accepted?

You have a high gpa :) and hopefully we all get accepted into schools !

Im eager for letters to come, but at the same time i fear it.

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Hi! I can't speak to any other schools but I applied to VIU for Sept 2015 and met with a few of the academic advisers there. They go only off the GPA from your 4 required courses, although these grades can be bumped up if you took an equivalent course at a higher level. For example by Grade 11 Chem component was bumped to an A+ from an A because I got an A in Grade 12 Chemistry. The same is true if you have taken any at the University level. One of the advisers let me know that approx 570-600 students apply each year for the 72 spots. Of these 72 spots, 4 are reserved for Aboriginal students, I was told these spots are also competitive. The adviser mentioned that to get in you hopefully have As and A+s.

I do find it a bit strange that VIU goes solely off GPA; no interview, personal background, or volunteer/work experience. But VIU definitely does not sound like a lottery system from what I have been told.

Does anyone know any details about the other application/acceptance systems?

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Hi! I can't speak to any other schools but I applied to VIU for Sept 2015 and met with a few of the academic advisers there. They go only off the GPA from your 4 required courses, although these grades can be bumped up if you took an equivalent course at a higher level. For example by Grade 11 Chem component was bumped to an A+ from an A because I got an A in Grade 12 Chemistry. The same is true if you have taken any at the University level. One of the advisers let me know that approx 570-600 students apply each year for the 72 spots. Of these 72 spots, 4 are reserved for Aboriginal students, I was told these spots are also competitive. The adviser mentioned that to get in you hopefully have As and A+s.

I do find it a bit strange that VIU goes solely off GPA; no interview, personal background, or volunteer/work experience. But VIU definitely does not sound like a lottery system from what I have been told.

Does anyone know any details about the other application/acceptance systems?

In some ways, i find it nice that VIU goes off of gpa and highschool grades only - but yes it does open to more competition which is very scary. I'm not sure if my gpa enters the competition, but i have upgraded to the last thread, and i am so done with upgrading - do not want to have to do it again, im begging. (haha) . I guess your right in that it does not sound like VIU will accept in the lottery system. I also recall from previous forums and threads that they may have a waitlist system of 18 people? I am not 100% sure if they will do it for this term, but that would be nice because even if i was not accepted, i would atleast want to be on this waitlist. Anything other than rejection. The advisors at VIU have been really helpful, i cannot stress how helpful they have been. They always reply to any concerns and questions that i have in a proper time manner.

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Hi,

Good to know about the waitlist! This is my first year applying to nursing, I started another thread for everyone applying to BC nursing schools for Sept 2015 that has a bunch of questions for people to fill out. It's hard to get an idea of where you stand and what to expect. What is your first choice school?

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I know, rkd101, I've upgraded for many years and couple that with working full-time, that takes many years to complete. I have pretty much have redone my grade 11 and 12. The frustrating part and I guess the reason I call nursing programs a lottery system now is that they are extremely competitive.

I worked really hard to get a 96% in grade 12 math (I have similar grades in chem, bio etc) and applied to Mount Royal University in Calgary. I was listed as 'not academically competitive'. I obviously was stumped. I called right away to clarify what they needed. The advisor sympathized and said it was crazy. What she suggested and, what other people are doing, is to upgrade their A- and A to A+.

It is so hard not to be discouraged by the time and stress it has taken just to get into nursing.

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WDanae: Hello,

I am totally shocked that Mount Royal University in Calgary would list you as "not academically competitive"! Thats not fair, as the grade to me is one of the best of the best! The whole selecting applicant system seriously puzzles me at times. I do hope you get selected into a nursing program very very soon, because i feel like the program should see how much time you have dedicated in going above and beyond their requirements.

Are you applying to other schools around BC?

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Ya ,rkd101, it is completely unfair but just going to keep trying. I won't stop :sneaky:

I've applied at UFV, KPU, VIU, and TRU for this September. I feel good about TRU because

they do require a 2 page essay and also UFV because they have a comprehensive application point system, so not just GPA.

What schools are you going for?

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Hi there

I have also applied to VIU, CNC, Camosun, and KPU. I am really hoping for VIU, but who knows really. I have a GPA of 3.92 according to VIU. I am not to sure if this is competitive to get in or not? U an just keeling my fingers crossed.

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Hey VictoriaTracey!

A first year student at VIU responded to another post of mine, she said she was put on the wait list last intake with a 4.0 GPA. She said she was only on the wait list for a week, so I would guess she was one of the first few if not the first person on the wait list. So, it does sound like depending on the applications this year that your GPA is going to be competitive. Have you been in contact with Donna Kist? She has been super helpful with all questions I have had. Hope to see you at VIU in September!!!

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I love the positivity here :) !

Wow thats crazy how a that high of a gpa was put on the waitlist! I was wondering for a school like VIU and maybe others, because its so competitive, they probably catagorize applicants according to when the applied too right? Like for example (is exaggerated) if all the applicants - like theres 72 seats right, and then say 72 applicants and the 18 applicants on waitlist altogether had gpa of 4.0 - then do you think that the school would pick applicants accordingly to when they applied? This seems like an odd question and may be silly, but it was one of those things i thought about to distract myself from pulling all my hair out with this waiting game. LOL! :)

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