LPN to RN through athabasca - page 3

Hey everyone, this is my first post. I am an LPN looking into the bridging program through Athabasca University. Since its a distance learning type program i was wondering if anyone has completed it... Read More

  1. by   Silverdragon102
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  2. by   calgarybound
    Quote from rolanpriela
    Is there anyone in here that had finished the Post LPN to BSN program in just 2 years or less after they got admitted?
    And can you give us a little tip on how you managed everything?
    thanks a lot!

    Many students I have spoken to find they are on waitlists for clinical and practicum placements for up to two years.

    I am just finishing up my LPN now but find I like to keep learning so LPN to BN is likely in my future after a bit of a school break. I will likely start the cluster one courses in about 9 months after graduation.
  3. by   jwcgnocchi
    Hello everyone,
    I am new to this site but have been reading through the threads. I am an RPN in Ontario currently enrolled in the Athabasca LPN to BN program. I started Sept 2015. I work full time (75hrs biweekly) and have devoted all other time to this program. It is not easy. I am just over half way done. I am hoping to attend my first clinical placement in May (I am just waiting for the all clear). I am really nervous about traveling out to Alberta by myself as I do not really know anyone there. I am curious if anyone that has attended these placements from a different province has any ideas on student housing for the 4 weeks or if you just rented a hotel for a month? I am just trying to figure out what is the best and most economical way to go about planning my stay out there. Thanks
  4. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    That's going to depend on where your clinical placement is. If you're in the city, you'll need to either rely on public transit, or be close enough to walk to work. If you're in a smaller town your options may be seriously limited. Do you know where you'll be?
  5. by   jwcgnocchi
    Quote from NotReady4PrimeTime
    That's going to depend on where your clinical placement is. If you're in the city, you'll need to either rely on public transit, or be close enough to walk to work. If you're in a smaller town your options may be seriously limited. Do you know where you'll be?
    Unfortunately, I do not have that information yet. I may drive out if need be so I have my car, although I really do not want to. I am more wondering about accommodations. Hopefully I will find out details soon.
  6. by   psnin92
    Quote from jwcgnocchi
    Hello everyone,
    I am new to this site but have been reading through the threads. I am an RPN in Ontario currently enrolled in the Athabasca LPN to BN program. I started Sept 2015. I work full time (75hrs biweekly) and have devoted all other time to this program. It is not easy. I am just over half way done. I am hoping to attend my first clinical placement in May (I am just waiting for the all clear). I am really nervous about traveling out to Alberta by myself as I do not really know anyone there. I am curious if anyone that has attended these placements from a different province has any ideas on student housing for the 4 weeks or if you just rented a hotel for a month? I am just trying to figure out what is the best and most economical way to go about planning my stay out there. Thanks
    Hey I am thinking about starting the lpn-bsn program at AU - do you mind contacting me via email I would love some advice about the program. Thanks!!

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