Which rpn college has a better program? - page 5

by rpnstudent47

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So I just applied to the rpn program at Centennial college and George Brown college for the janruary 2011 intake (toronto canada)... I recently just got accepted to centennial, and im still waiting from george brown(they said... Read More


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    Quote from bottomz22
    Hi,
    Yes I went to Georgian and I am currently there now. I graduate in August. I live in Orangeville so I went to the Georgian here itís very small itís a satellite schoolÖ I am guessing you will be going to the Barrie campus? Congrats though, you must be excited!!!

    What were you taking in Uni?
    Allison

    p.s. this is my reply to your inbox.. I could not email you back not enough posts


    Cool. I went to the Orangeville campus too.
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    Oh Okay, and thanks! I am super happy just have to study for the exam now. I can't wait to check out the new wellness centre.. wonder when it will be finished.

    What do you mean the workload? Like each semester? I found that it got harder and harder each sem. The first sem I have 8 classes but I was new to college so I really tried and I did good... after that I didn't try as hard but it did get much harder. I guess it depends what's going on in your life... plus you might get exempt from some of her gneds which would be awesome!! lol
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    I went through so many issues in first semester of my program so I couldn't concentrate on my study at all.. which I regret so much... I heard you can't retake NUR 101 and 110 courses but is it true that you can't retake it even if you fail them?
    :'( please tell me I can........ is there anyone knows?
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    All colleges in Ontario who offer the practical nursing program meets the standards and curriculum set out by the College of Nurses of Ontario. The difference in the number of hours and courses is due to the individual college and their preferences because they want to avoid granting transfer credits to students who transfer from other colleges into the same practical nursing program. More courses may lead to more textbooks thereby leading to more expenses.

    The location of the college may determine the clinical settings in which you may practice in. So for example if one goes to Centennial College they may get hospitals/long-term care settings in the surrounding area. That may not always occur but the chances are quite high especially with clinical groups where as your consolidation/pre-graduate placement may be one of the ones you selected on the selection form.

    I personally graduated from Centennial's practical nursing program and I have to say they do take in a large number of students because they have the space to accommodate the intake in comparison with GBC. Other factors include a increase number of spots to accommodate students in the Second Career government funded program. Centennial offers the flexible delivery format which is great for students who have other obligations such as family and work. Parking is less of a hassle since there are plenty of lots but of course it comes with a price.

    After the first semester one will notice the decrease in students who get to proceed to the next semester. Usually the Anatomy & Physiology course is the one that a majority of students struggle with and with a fail or drop in that course one cannot proceed to the next semester. When I started there were probably close to 16 blocks and when I enrolled in the next semester there were 8 blocks but later cut down to 2 blocks so that gives you a good idea of the number of students who survived because it was literally survival of the fittest. From what I observed, students who had issues passing early courses ended up struggling again later on thereby increasing the costs of tuition due to repeating courses/semesters.

    Centennial prides in its high passing rate for the CPNRE because it achieved a 100% passing rate many times and I think within the last few years only 1 student failed according to the faculty advisor.

    My suggestion is to go to the college that is closest to your living arrangement. Commuting can be stressful and take away valuable study time. Of course sometimes applicants have no choice but to accept a program into the college that offers them admission. It all comes down to the individual and if they can adapt their learning style to succeed in nursing. Memorizing will bring you far in Anatomy & Physiology but not anything after that. Students have to reflect on their efforts before blaming others for their issues.
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    Quote from toronto_nurse
    All colleges in Ontario who offer the practical nursing program meets the standards and curriculum set out by the College of Nurses of Ontario. The difference in the number of hours and courses is due to the individual college and their preferences because they want to avoid granting transfer credits to students who transfer from other colleges into the same practical nursing program. More courses may lead to more textbooks thereby leading to more expenses.

    The location of the college may determine the clinical settings in which you may practice in. So for example if one goes to Centennial College they may get hospitals/long-term care settings in the surrounding area. That may not always occur but the chances are quite high especially with clinical groups where as your consolidation/pre-graduate placement may be one of the ones you selected on the selection form.

    I personally graduated from Centennial's practical nursing program and I have to say they do take in a large number of students because they have the space to accommodate the intake in comparison with GBC. Other factors include a increase number of spots to accommodate students in the Second Career government funded program. Centennial offers the flexible delivery format which is great for students who have other obligations such as family and work. Parking is less of a hassle since there are plenty of lots but of course it comes with a price.

    After the first semester one will notice the decrease in students who get to proceed to the next semester. Usually the Anatomy & Physiology course is the one that a majority of students struggle with and with a fail or drop in that course one cannot proceed to the next semester. When I started there were probably close to 16 blocks and when I enrolled in the next semester there were 8 blocks but later cut down to 2 blocks so that gives you a good idea of the number of students who survived because it was literally survival of the fittest. From what I observed, students who had issues passing early courses ended up struggling again later on thereby increasing the costs of tuition due to repeating courses/semesters.

    Centennial prides in its high passing rate for the CPNRE because it achieved a 100% passing rate many times and I think within the last few years only 1 student failed according to the faculty advisor.

    My suggestion is to go to the college that is closest to your living arrangement. Commuting can be stressful and take away valuable study time. Of course sometimes applicants have no choice but to accept a program into the college that offers them admission. It all comes down to the individual and if they can adapt their learning style to succeed in nursing. Memorizing will bring you far in Anatomy & Physiology but not anything after that. Students have to reflect on their efforts before blaming others for their issues.
    Hi,thanks so much your info,I just heard the pass marks of each course is 80% in centennial nusing program,is it ture?
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    No nursing program will ever have a pass mark of 80%. The passing mark is 60% for each course including non-nursing courses at Centennial College. The pass mark of 60% is set by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
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    Anyone in the Flex RPN at Centennial College?
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    Hi AshuM, I am currently enrolled at Centennial in the flex program. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
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    Quote from nursesrock4
    Hi AshuM, I am currently enrolled at Centennial in the flex program. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
    Hi nurserock4!

    I'm sorry for the late reply, was going through my posts and saw your reply. I already started the program this month. so far I'm doing good, I have the best prof in ANAT. Are you almost done? what advice can you give me for 1 sem especially course like PNUR103. Thank you in advance.
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    Hello, nursesrock4

    Sorry about jumping in. I'm in practical nursing at Centennial now. I'm currently taking nursing theory(PNUR104). What semester are you in? I need some advice for the theory course. I'm doing "the guides" that they provide us as notes weekly basis. Then, our first test is coming up soon. I feel I'm not getting it and the prof scares me too. Just doing the guides and going over it would be enough for the tests? what is the best way to study to pass theory? Also, can anyone who is in practical nursing program at Centennial or graduated there please give me some advise?


    Thank you very much for your help in advance.


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