Nipissing RPN-BScN part time

  1. Hello, just curious if anyone else here is applying for January 2017 intake and awaiting acceptance? For anyone who is currently taking it, how is it going and do you have any positive or negative comments on the experience so far? Would love to hear from you!
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  3. by   OttawaRPN/RN2B
    Quote from OttawaRPN/RN2B
    Hello, just curious if anyone else here is applying for January 2017 intake and awaiting acceptance? For anyone who is currently taking it, how is it going and do you have any positive or negative comments on the experience so far? Would love to hear from you!
    There's got to be someone here taking the part time BScN through Nipissing!!... ?
  4. by   Buyer beware
    "Nipissing?" Sounds weird.
  5. by   GingerCrayons
    Quote from OttawaRPN/RN2B
    There's got to be someone here taking the part time BScN through Nipissing!!... ?
    Did you get in? I am applying for the September start and would like to know what you think of it so far.
  6. by   danothemano
    what was your marks getting into it, did you fail any classes, take any additional classes, or did you use you past clincal experience to get into the university, thanks
  7. by   OttawaRPN/RN2B
    Hello GingerCrayons,
    Yes, I did get in, started in January. I'm taking mine part time through the blended delivery program and am loving it, although it is a LOT of work. Very good school and well set up. Good luck to you!
  8. by   OttawaRPN/RN2B
    Hello Danothemano,
    Because I'm taking it part time the entry requirements are different (I have to be employed at an affiliated partnering facility) and have an existing RPN diploma for which they grant you 30 credits towards the 120 needed to complete the degree. My marks going in were all high 90s, no repeated or failed courses. Are you thinking of doing the part time or full time program?
  9. by   danothemano
    I am, I am currently taking RPN at centennial college, but have failed pathology, my gpa is around a 3.0. Im just wondering because when i looked on the rpn 3 year it looked different for the admission requirements from the 5 year program. Is it that the 3 year is with a affiliated college with them, and the 5 year is one which is for other students. Also do you think my chances of getting in are high. Im just looking for something to continue afterward, because i want to do rn, I just dont wanna leave ontario. Thanks!
  10. by   sdg13
    Hey, Ottawa RPN/RN2B! You say it's "a lot of work." What type of work? Is there a lot of homework or paper writing? Studying chapters and doing exams? Are exams online or in person somewhere and proctored? How does the clinical portion work? Sorry for so many questions, but the website is not very clear on these things. Thanks!
  11. by   OttawaRPN/RN2B
    Hello sdg13,
    Yes it is a LOT of work for a PT program while working only PT. I'm just finishing up my first semester which was academic writing (lots of reading, essays and discussion board posts), and the second course was biology with weekly online assignments and quizzes. The final exams are 3 hours and proctored (mine are next week). Teachers are great, courses were great, super positive experience. Off the top of my head, every 3rd semester is clinical rotations and consolidation in the final semester, 15 semesters in total. I'm happy to answer any questions anyone has, I had many starting out with little info found here and limited on the website.
    Are you thinking of applying? I was very hesitant and was debating doing it through Athabasca or going FT to Ottawa U, but I can truly say I'm happy with my choice and I do have friends in the other 2 programs to compare notes with. Nipissing is an amazing program Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
  12. by   danothemano
    Hey, thanks for the reply. I was wondering about that too since I too am quite hesitant on starting a program far from home (Toronto), and was wondering a couple things. Does the commute to school look to be too much for you, since I personally live in Toronto. Also, would you have to be working at a facility under one of the hospital when applying to the program and even when in the program to be working in the facility. Thanks
  13. by   OttawaRPN/RN2B
    Quote from danothemano
    Hey, thanks for the reply. I was wondering about that too since I too am quite hesitant on starting a program far from home (Toronto), and was wondering a couple things. Does the commute to school look to be too much for you, since I personally live in Toronto. Also, would you have to be working at a facility under one of the hospital when applying to the program and even when in the program to be working in the facility. Thanks
    There is no commute to school; good thing, I live 5 hours from North Bay. It's all online and your clinicals and exams are close to home. You are required to be working at a location that has a partnership before applying as you will need a reference letter from your employer, and you are to be working at a partnering facility for the duration of the program. If your employer is not affiliated, they can contact Nipissing for a partnership agreement.

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