How to apply to nursing school
How I did it: So my second letter of recommendation arrived at the college today!! I have been really worried about that one, since we had a strike with Canada Post, and what held up my application last year was my reference letters (which were out of my control!) I was supposed to get a backup letter from my chem instructor - I'm not sure if he's still writing that or not. It would possibly strengthen my application if he does, but I think I will be ok without it too.
When I contacted the college to see if it had arrived, I also double checked that everything else was in and that my application was reactivated as per my conversation with the adviser. They said it was all good to go!
So now I just have to wait for the interview (which they schedule in August, and I am DREADING) and prepare for my entrance exam (which they also schedule in August, I have been prepping for the past few weeks).
I'm so excited!!!!
Lessons & tips: Get an extra letter of reference if possible. It eases the stress in case of postal strikes/someone messing up!
Check in frequently with people (advisers, admissions, etc). Get names of who you talked to if possible.
Every program is different. If you hear rumors of what you need from people going to a different school, double check it with the adviser. It doesn't hurt to ask, and makes you look interested. Keep emails and documents the school gives you on hand too - its helpful for peace of mind when you start hearing discrepancies.
Get it done BEFORE the deadline. You may want to give references a fake, earlier deadline.
Patience, patience, patience!