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Take advantage of the tutoring and learning circles that the library offers for practical nursing courses. There are other threads on here that talk about the practical nursing program at Centennial College.
Anyone in the flex practical nursing at centennial college or already graduated? advise on the program, professors any input will be appreciated.
I'm actually in the program, the good thing is that you only take around 3-4 courses per semester, the downside however is that you pay the full semester amount every semester. If I add up my first year tuition, it's around 3 semester x ~$2000=$6000! More expensive than University RN program if you look at it that way. Also, you take the same amount of courses in the end compared to the full-time students in which I'm guessing the pay around $3800-4000. Is it worth it? I guess it depends on you. I work full-time and go to school at the same time, so I needed the days off during the week. A lot of students failed Patho with a 3 course-load semester, so they might do a lot worse in a 5-6 course-load semester setting.
Prof-wise, I would say most of them are really good at what they teach. My anatomy teacher was pretty awesome, but then apparently a lot of students failed in the other anatomy class because the teacher was pretty bad.
Thanks for the reply. I like the 3-4 courses per semester, that way its less stress plus less course load. Personally I think its worth it because I need good grades in case in the future I decide to bridge to university nursing, plus I better pay a little bit more rather than repeating a course that will cost extra money and also time.
I also work on weekends 12 hours each day (11am to 11pm) so I will need the days off during the week.
What semester are you in? I'm starting in January 2013.
The only disadvantage of the flex program is that your missing out on courses that complement each other. For example Human Anatomy & Physiology and Health Assessment are taken literally 2 semesters apart where as they would have been taken together if in fulltime.
For those who want to bridge into BScN especially with Centennial College/Ryerson. Just make sure you don't fail any course and ensure a cummulative GPA of at least a B. They are very strict on this criteria!
HEY Ashum how was the pre health science at George brown I'm thinking about taking the program... This upcoming may... how is it?... since they if you get a high GPA they will reserve a spot for you in the ON was the course overall diffcult?