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  1. I think I can help here as I was in a similar situation. You can apply with either degree as long as it still meets the academic requirements. I had better grades in my first degree and submitted it for application and it was accepted. Hope it helps
  2. I worked in various units ranging from mental health, long term care, oncology and cardiology. DM for more details.
  3. Accepted IP NS (and still in shock) GPA: 3.7 MCAT: 499 (womp) I think being a RN helped my app a ton, since my academics were nothing special. Second time applying. Even though I’m a bit of an outlier, I hope people with similar academic scores take comfort in that I think it’s really not all about grades, but more important to improve in being able to communicate your awesome experiences to the adcoms. That’s my take from the application experience. For those who are unsuccessful this round, I was there too once, feeling down and confused as to what to do. If medici
  4. I get the sense that the invites so far, especially last week, were candidates that exceeded the set GPA and MCAT standard for this year, and that invites today and tomorrow are the candidates who might have been on or below this standard, but whose file is being reviewed to select more candidates for interview. I'm probably wrong, but that's my thought track.
  5. Thanks everyone for your responses, especially The Mist. Actually, after long thought, I decided to go with your suggestion, since I think they can glean the relevant info about my employment through my application, while my volunteer supervisor can comment more thoroughly on the stuff that perhaps counts more ie. compassion esp with poverty. Thanks a lot, wish me luck! Take care and have a relaxing weekend too!
  6. Hi everyone I'm immensely unsure who to select as my second reference and I know this section carries considerable weight for interviews and offers. My first referee is my supervisor in a health care setting, where she's known me for two years and seen me progress from a Hospital Patient Attendant to a licensed and practicing PSW, and i feel confident she could write great things about my professional and personal qualities. For the final reference, I've got two referees to choose between, both with strengths and weaknesses in the sense of how they know me and how current the refe
  7. I think the Nurse Practitioner is a good alternative. Like others have mentioned, the PA program isn't well established in NB yet. A career as an NP is similar in several ways to MD, you are independent and work in collaboration with doctors, not under them as PA'S do. As well you see patients, perform examinations and order tests and can write most prescriptions. The only con I can think of is it takes time, first you need a Nursing degree leading to RN plus 2 years experience, followed by a master's in nursing.
  8. Thank you as well for your input. After 2 unsuccessful application cycles (and a year of serious consideration) I'm starting the Accelerated Nursing program in September. From what I've heard about this program, it is, for the most part, exactly as you described. One thing to add. If anyone is unsuccessful, or decides to leave the "rat race" that is med school applications, going into the field of nursing doesn't have to end with a career as an RN, though if that is your passion go for it . A career as a Nurse practitioner, as far as I can tell, is very rewarding from both the abilities an
  9. This is very much true, this trend of specialized programs pumping out exceptionally high GPA applicants needs to be examined and/or taken into account by the AFMC.
  10. Does anyone know if the English pre-req of 6 CH has to be completed before applying or if it actually is prior to admission as posted on the website? I'll call next week to confirm, I just figured I'd ask you awesome folk beforehand. Have a relaxing easter weekend!
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  12. Hello everyone Has anyone used The Princeton Review's CARS accelerator workshop? Both positive or negative feedback relating to the course is welcome and appreciated!
  13. Yup its a BN technically. Thanks for the input. Best of luck on your applications frank!
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