Athabasca Post LPN to RN - How long did it take you?

  1. Hello, I have just enrolled in the Post LPN to RN degree at AU. I am in the process of having my prior post-secondary credits transferred. Yay!

    This goes out to anyone who has taken the program, known someone who has taken the program or currently enrolled:

    How long from start of Cluster A to graduation did it take to complete?

    thanks!
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  3. by   Fiona59
    A friend just graduate this February. She started in 2004. She was held back nearly a year due to a shortage of places for the final clincal placement.

    She worked full time as an LPN and has no children (less distractions)
  4. by   lovey_sunflower
    Hi Dana,

    I'm also taking the post LPN to RN at Athabasca. I've been in it since May, it takes a lot of dedication. I was wondering since I don't know anyone else whose taking the program if somehow we could stay in touch, for study questions sake. What courses are you currently taking?
  5. by   Trishrpn80
    I am doing cluster a and just applied to the LPN to RN officially... i am waiting to see if i have to do a philosphy course.. if not then i am going to do my last 2 nursing courses for cluster a then i am on to cluster b...

    I would love another person to chat with if anyone is interested..
  6. by   Trishrpn80
    oh i forgot to mention i am in ontario and still waiting for lpn license for alberta... (employers seem to be taking their sweet time for verification)
  7. by   itsmejuli
    I'm seriously thinking about doing LPN to RN at Athabasca.

    If all of my previously earned university credits transfer I'll only have to do the nursing classes.

    Any idea how long the nursing classes take to complete? I'd like to finish up in 2 years or less.

    Any idea where in Calgary the clinical portions are held?
  8. by   Mlssggnn
    Hi trishrpn80, I am interested in getting in contact with you as I am interested in doing the rpn to rn with athabasca. How long do you expect to complete the program?Thanks!
  9. by   followyourbliss
    Hi All,

    I am in B.C and looking at the program as well Nice to know a pod of us are all going through AU!
    I would love to keep in touch; I have not yet applied due to a general hesitancy I am having around the program.
    The more info I have the more informed decision I can make.

    Thanks in advance,

    Follow Your Bliss
  10. by   Trishrpn80
    The course length depends on your initiative and willpower to get theough.. Depending on the course load that u decide to undertake i am sure i can be done in a couple of yrs.. The hold up would be the availability for clinicals..
  11. by   Fiona59
    So true Trish. My friend's graduation was delayed nearly a year due to lack of spots. She was willing to travel anywhere in the province but it came down to number of students v. number of preceptors.
  12. by   LindaNLPN
    Hi Trish,

    I just pm'ed you. Interested in knowing how you doing with the program. I just enrolled.

    Linda
  13. by   AnSel
    Quote from DanaHolly
    Hello, I have just enrolled in the Post LPN to RN degree at AU. I am in the process of having my prior post-secondary credits transferred. Yay!

    This goes out to anyone who has taken the program, known someone who has taken the program or currently enrolled:

    How long from start of Cluster A to graduation did it take to complete?

    thanks!

    Hey, I am just finishing my RPN program this fall and I am very interested in applying to the university of Athabasca to continue my education. I would love to hear from you! I wanted to know about how long it's taking you to finish a course as well as how have your placement opportunities been if you've already had them. Thanks!!
  14. by   Ronnie.ross
    My question to anyone who has finished the AU nursing program: how well accepted is the program? I'm thinking nationally and internationally.
    I'm hoping to get my RN through AU and potentially go to NY!

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