Hi To All The Nurses On This Forum.
Well I got a few questions, but before that I shall tell you a little introduction about myself.
I am currently a practical nursing student at Sheridan College at Brampton. I'm not exactly the most brightest student in the course but I'm not the dumbest I think. I believe I could get better marks if I could focus more. Hopefully by December 2010 I will finish because currently I am suppose to be in fourth semester, but because of my low marks I wasn't able to pass everything from the past semester. Sadly I still have to do 2 course from semester 2 and 4 more courses in semester 3 to be able to do everything course in fourth semester. If your wondering what course I did bad in it is Lab 2, I get really nervous when doing finals and tend to forget and ramble on things. Lab 2 held me back so I wasn't able to do Lab 3 which is holding me back to do some Semester 4 courses because Lab's are a big prerequisite. But I did pass clinical 2 and could have done clinical 3 but decided not to do clinical 3 without lab 3.
So to get on with my questions-sorry about my long intro.
1) If I were to finish RPN this December and hopefully pass the board exam(oh GOD help me) will I be able to do Bridging right away?
2) Do I really need to do bridging to get to RN or I can just go straight to RN?
3) How long will I be in nursing school until I finish RN?
4) This is connected to question 3-Will my RPN years be counted for RN years like since I finish 2 Years of RPN does that mean I only have to do 2 more years of RN plus bridging if needed which will be 3 years? or my RPN years will not be counted and I still will be doing 5 more years of Nursing School.
5) Any recommendations of Colleges or University that has Bridging Programs within Ontario? And any Colleges or University you could recommend I should attend when I go onto RN within Ontario.
6) Any suggestions I could do to be less nervous when performing In front of teachers when doing demo's?
Early Thank You To Everybody Who Took The Time To Read And Help Me Out With My Questions.