How to go from LPN to RN

  1. Hi! I live in Montreal, QC and am planning on taking a two year nursing program at a vocational center to become a LPN (or a nursing assistant I guess) eventually I want to become a registered nurse, but this just seems the most practical right now because I don't have my high school diploma just my equivalency.

    So what I'm wondering is, once I get my degree from the vocational center how do I go about getting a Degree to become an actual nurse?? Would I have to go to cegep or could I potentially apply to a university like McGill as a mature student??? Or with the degree as an lpn would it be easier to get accepted to a uni out of province??? Help!!

    I'm asking because I'm wondering if it's more worthwhile to just spend the year getting my high school diploma and then going to cegep next fall?
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  3. by   dianah
    Moved to Canada Nursing Programs forum
  4. by   Fiona59
    Quote from Ashleeyhope
    Hi! I live in Montreal, QC and am planning on taking a two year nursing program at a vocational center to become a LPN (or a nursing assistant I guess) eventually I want to become a registered nurse, but this just seems the most practical right now because I don't have my high school diploma just my equivalency.

    So what I'm wondering is, once I get my degree from the vocational center how do I go about getting a Degree to become an actual nurse?? Would I have to go to cegep or could I potentially apply to a university like McGill as a mature student??? Or with the degree as an lpn would it be easier to get accepted to a uni out of province??? Help!!

    I'm asking because I'm wondering if it's more worthwhile to just spend the year getting my high school diploma and then going to cegep next fall?
    I've waited a couple of hours before answering your post but here goes.

    The N in LPN stands for NURSE. There is a huge difference between and LPN and a nursing assistant.

    You need to educate yourself on the difference.

    Quebec has a different educational system than most of Canada, so you need to talk to a career advisor.
  5. by   maeo
    Hi @Ashleehope, I don't know much about the Quebec school system(s) as I am from Ontario, but I do know a Quebecois nursing student youtuber that I watch who apparently did do cegep and then went to McGill (she explains her schooling in some of her videos), so go check her out! Her Youtube is Jujubml Hope that helps at least a bit. Best wishes.

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