Centennial College: RPN Bridging to University Nursing - Flexible 9253

  1. Hello,

    I'm 23 y/o male, graduated from Seneca College (King Campus) for the PN program on October 2013. Passed CPNRE. Passed Jurisprudence Exam. CNO RPN registered for 2014. RPNAO member (I don't know if I will renew my registration).

    Was not able to enter the nursing job force.

    Decided to continue education via the RPN Bridging to University Nursing - Flexible (1 year, 3 terms) at Centennial College. Will be starting on Sept. 2014.

    Responses and comments are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   toronto_nurse
    I completed the flex bridging program at Centennial. It was tough and I don't know how those in the fulltime program can do it! I think it definitely prepared me for Ryerson! I must say that my peers who completed their PN from Seneca dropped out so If I were you I would ask the coordinator what the success rates are for PNs coming from Seneca College. About 100 started in my year and at the end about 15 of us made it over to Ryerson so that may give you a good idea on the transition rate. Many of my peers either failed a course and or didn't meet 3.0 GPA so they had to apply and complete their BScN at Athabasca University via online which requires the PN to have a certain number of nursing employment hours before starting.

    The goal of the bridging program is to prepare PNs to transition into the post-RN diploma program at Ryerson so there may be overlap in the learning materials. One of the main keys to succeed in this program is to literally prioritize your life! You need to balance your family, work and other obligations because this program is literally survival of the fittest!
  4. by   toronto_nurse
    This message is for the user "miisz"

    Your private message inbox is full so I can't reply to your last message/question so I'll post it here!

    Before your final semester finishes at Centennial you apply to Ryerson and pay to have all your transcripts from every post-secondary institution you ever attended. That includes bridging and wherever you completed your practical nursing and any other university or college you ever attended. Ryerson does that to see if the student has ever repeated or failed any nursing courses. After semester 3 is done you have to send your final bridging transcripts again.
  5. by   hypnotizer90
    Congratulations. You made it. Yes, I will be balancing work and school. How is the course availability? Do I have the chance of choosing what time I wanted for my classes? Thanks for the insight about taking the program.
  6. by   hypnotizer90
    I'm not able to receive private message this time nor send it. (Site's policy). Do I need to apply through Ontario Universities' Application Centre to be able to be considered at Ryerson. I will be gathering information anyway when I'm almost finish. Thank you. I will be thinking about that next year.
  7. by   toronto_nurse
    Quote from clayford90
    Congratulations. You made it. Yes, I will be balancing work and school. How is the course availability? Do I have the chance of choosing what time I wanted for my classes? Thanks for the insight about taking the program.
    It depends on how large the enrollment is. When I started there were 2 sections to choose from but the timing were the same just that the courses were taught at different times. For first semester you have 4 courses over the course of 2 days which is usually from 08:30 - 15:20. Semester 2 you have 2 clinical days and a full day worth of classes from 08:30 to 18:30 or so. You have to write a research paper each week for your assigned patients and they are usually around 20 pages and they are due within 2 days after your clinical placements. This was the most challenging part of the bridging program for me to balance that with work was tough. Semester 3 has two clinical days and a full day of classes from 08:30 to 18:30. This semester has the most readings and it was the one where most people struggled with and either failed or dropped out.
  8. by   toronto_nurse
    Quote from clayford90
    I'm not able to receive private message this time nor send it. (Site's policy). Do I need to apply through Ontario Universities' Application Centre to be able to be considered at Ryerson. I will be gathering information anyway when I'm almost finish. Thank you. I will be thinking about that next year.
    While you are in semester 3 you apply directly to Ryerson through their own website. You send your transcripts from 1) Centennial College for your Bridging; 2) The college where you completed your practical nursing diploma; 3) All the transcripts from other college or universities where you have studied prior to nursing. Ryerson wants to see if the applicant has failed or repeated any nursing course because they will not accept students with prior failures or repeats in nursing. After your semester 3 grades are released you send your final transcripts from Centennial College to Ryerson. And yes you have to pay for the application and all the transcripts fees.
  9. by   toronto_nurse
    Quote from toronto_nurse
    While you are in semester 3 you apply directly to Ryerson through their own website. You send your transcripts from 1) Centennial College for your Bridging; 2) The college where you completed your practical nursing diploma; 3) All the transcripts from other college or universities where you have studied prior to nursing. Ryerson wants to see if the applicant has failed or repeated any nursing course because they will not accept students with prior failures or repeats in nursing. After your semester 3 grades are released you send your final transcripts from Centennial College to Ryerson. And yes you have to pay for the application and all the transcripts fees.
    What I forgot to add was that Ryerson is able to check the applicant's educational history (not sure how but I think its through the SIN [social insurance number]) and will deny the student if they did not declare that in their application or send transcripts from that school.
  10. by   hypnotizer90
    Hello,

    I just wanted to give a quick update that I had completed the 1 year RPN Bridging Program at Centennial on Dec. 2015. I am currently doing my BScN at Ryerson part-time. Prospective completion of program is December 2018. I got delayed due to failure of 1 nursing course at Ryerson.

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