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Stuff….Nursing…. (don’t know what to put for title)

Hey guys, Its been some time since I asked a question. I am gonna apply to uni’s this weekend. I plan on applying for 4 year BScN at Ryerson’s 3 sites. I have a question, if any person who has applied to nursing is seeing this, did you get an acceptance till now from any uni’s? My current mark analysis: Chem: 84 Data Mgmt: 90 Health Sciences: 95 Nutrition and Health: 89 Next semester is gonna be tough… I have bio, english, and law.. lot of writing.. Also, I want to think of a plan B, if nursing doesn’t work out… so……. I dont like arts, computer science, history, all those social studies stuff, didn’t take physics this year (so no engineering),not into sales, or fashion I didnt take calculus, so now my options are very very limited…I like biology like dealing with genetics. but i heard the job vacancies for that stuff is less here. So I have nursing left with me. If anyone has any good idea (preferably a career in healthcare), please let me know. Pharmacy is not an option (need to take calc regardless), Physiotherapy as a job is based on those Google reviews (if one person says shit bout me, then I won’t get much patients to service), same with massage therapist or chiropractor. I’m not a genius to be some physician, nor do I have enough money to pay for that. Also I don’t wanna waste time…. So, in the end I feel, nursing is the only thing left for me.

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  1. Um, why don’t you consider doing a two-year vocational program at a community college or getting into the skilled trades? Not everyone has to get a four-year degree to be successful…

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    • Hello @hzll0, Thank you for ur message. Skilled trades is really a good option, but see, I didn’t really looked into that, tbh. But, stop making me laugh, by saying to do a two-year vocational program at a community college. Are you nuts? First of all, doing course like that will just waste my time. Second of all, there is a reason why there are guidance counselors at high school, because they help us guide to which program will suit us. See, I already know that I will be going into nursing (and my guidance too said, nursing is something that will suit with my behavior). They have given me options like pharmacy or dentistry, but as I said before, job outcomes are low. So whats the point of really doing 2 year vocational program, when guidance have already told me that, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry suits me. And, one more thing, I didnt choose nursing, based on what guidance told me. It was my personal decision and I liked that career path, Plus they make good bands, so ye.
      But anyways, I have applied to only nursing now. And lets see, if I get in or not. Then, I’ll think of skilled trades prolly (thanks for mentioning that).

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      • It’s not too late. You can look for an apprenticeship program where you’re job shadowing a skilled tradesman and able to get into a sought after career with very little schooling and debt. How is doing a pragmatic two-year program at a community college a waste of time? There are people with two-year diplomas that become air traffic controllers, computer programmers, radiation technicians, etc. that make near six-figure salaries. That’s somehow a joke to you? You have a lot of growing up to do if you think you’ll be making 100 grand walking out with a bachelor’s degree and no relevant work experience. And just because your guidance counsellor gave you some advice, that doesn’t mean you should take it as gospel. Guidance counsellors have an undergraduate degree and did two years of teacher’s college. How does that make them qualified to authoritatively tell 17-year-olds what type of schooling or careerpath they should pursue?

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        • I’ll think over the apprenticeship program soon. Thanks again for telling me that.
          Btw, air traffic controllers have to do training at NAV Canada, not a two year college program. Source: Yes they make good money, but I don’t like the job. Computer Programmer eh… 53k. Nice.
          Look at nursing: 76k+ (there is a massive difference). Also, I plan to do nurse practitioner after being a nurse.
          Now look at the salary of a nurse practitioner: 97k. Damn, did u even do a good research? My guy, a computer programmer can make 89k and thats the high, while nurse practitioner can make up to $122 k. Radiation technicians, 3 year program at Algonquin, u get an annual pay of 71k and high is 92 k. The more u study, the more u make, it seems. “There are people with two-year diplomas that become air traffic controllers, computer programmers, radiation technicians, etc. that make near six-figure salaries” WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? can u plz show me some examples? Also, I’m going into nursing, not because of its good salary tbh, because if I were to be greedy for money, I would look forward to be some doctor. The reason why I want to do nursing, is to help me pay for costs in living in a costly city called Toronto. U need good pay to sustain urself in this place. And, plz don’t tell me that I have option to move somewhere else. As, I love Toronto, and it’s “city-feel”. Anyways, I’m gonna stop. I hope you do better research next time.
          Take care,

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      • Lol jesus. Guidance counselors are useless. Mine told me to go to college that I wouldn’t be able to handle university and I’m a lawyer now.

        OP, your writing comes off as very weak to me. I hope you know the level of literacy required to be a nurse, pharmacist, dentist, etc. Wanting to pursue something is one thing, but you need to have a realistic understanding of your capabilities. You say that you will be going into nursing because some guidance counselor said it suited your behaviour (whatever that means), but a) do you have the grades to be accepted b) the aptitude to do well in the program and c) the personality to deal with difficult patients and doctors on a daily basis? Burnout rates for nurses is high.

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  2. Hello there, Thanks for answering. Idrc if my writing comes weak or strong or very strong.
    Yes I do know the level of literacy required to be a nurse and others. Its a lot, lot, lot, but I’m interested to take part for this challenge.
    To ur questions, a) I believe a 88-89 mark range isn’t “low” to get accepted, and I can improve it more, next semester. b) I do have the aptitude to do well in this program c)my behavior is fine in most parts. I have done volunteering and co-op experience in nursing dept with seniors who are sometimes difficult to manage, and yet I still had no problems with handling them. One thing I do wanna tell you, is I’m not gonna work in a LTC, and will work in a hospital, in nephrology ward in specific. Burnouts mostly occur in LTC, as I can see from my mom’s experience. Not that I’m saying, there isn’t burnouts in hospital, but still bit lower in hospitals compared to LTC.
    From GBC website: “The College Vocational program is an individualized, supportive program that helps bridge the gap for students who have graduated from high school with workplace credits or an Ontario Secondary School Certificate and who are having difficulty finding appropriate and meaningful work. It offers extensive assessment through the use of several vocational tools. In addition, students participate in career planning, communication and life skills training, and a work experience placement.”

    Lemme tell u something, guidance counselors are not fully useless, and what I meant was, why do a 1 or 2-year “vocational”, I mean “vocational” program, to waste time???? ^^^^^^

    With help of guidance counselor and parental guidance, and the person’s wants and needs, the person can join whatever program he/she wants to do. Guidance counselor just helps you understand more about a specific career, may refer to various careers, provide you resources like myBlueprint, where u can do career match assessments. I’m just saying they will guide the person to go to the career path the person wants to go to. In my case, I already told my guidance that I wanna be a nurse, and since he knows me for more than 2 years, he told my behavior suits well. As I mentioned earlier, ” I didn’t choose nursing, based on what guidance told me. It was my personal decision and I liked that career path”, if you had good vision, u would’ve seen this. LOOOL. Anyways, now you know a bit more than me. If you have any more questions to ask, Feel Free! (Sorry, for this long explanation, I tend to write a lot nowadays)
    Take care,

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