RPN to BSCN

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    Hi,

    I'm actually a high school student who wants to become a nurse. I'm going to do the RPN program but later want to the bridging program to become an RN. I was just doing research and I saw two programs for this, one through college and one through university. They're both bridging programs to BsCN but one is a diploma (1 year of college) and the other is a degree (3 years of university). I know it's a little early for me to be worrying about this but I just want everything to be clear. What's the difference between the programs if in the end you get the BsCN either way? Which one is more preferable?
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    Hello! I'm not sure what the one year college degree is....all bridging programs are 3 years full time (unless there is an accelerated one I don't know about...but even then it would be more than one year long). After RPN you apply to university to bridge and it takes 3 years.
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    Hi,

    I'm actually a high school student who wants to become a nurse. I'm going to do the RPN program but later want to the bridging program to become an RN. I was just doing research and I saw two programs for this, one through college and one through university. They're both bridging programs to BsCN but one is a diploma (1 year of college) and the other is a degree (3 years of university). I know it's a little early for me to be worrying about this but I just want everything to be clear. What's the difference between the programs if in the end you get the BsCN either way? Which one is more preferable?
    Where in Canada are you?
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    I think you might be confused.. all rpn to bscn bridging programs are three years and now to get your RN anywhere in Canada you need a BScN (a four year bachelors degree in the nursing field). At some colleges (Centennial partnered with Ryerson Uni ) that offer the rpn to bscn, the first year of the program is considered a bridge and if you do well in that first year you will be passed on to the next two years of the RN program(being admitted to these kinds of programs does not guarantee acceptance into the actual RN part of the program, so it is conditional). Not all rpn to bscn programs work that way (I do not think conestoga or Mohawk have that probationary bridging year), but they all end up being three years in length. I have no heard of any schools here in Ontario that allow students to fast track their way from rpn to bscn. If you have prior university experience, then you can apply to transfer some credits, but you cannot complete the rpn to bscn program in less than three years..If you want to be an RN, I would just go for that. Good luck!
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    I cannot open the second link but I'll assume it is the Mcmaster RPN to BScN. Really in the end nothing. You graduate with the exact same thing. But the Mohawk offers smaller class sizes and a different assortment of elective options. The Mohawk and Conestoga programs are collaboratives with macmaster.
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    Contact the school for more information. I think the difference is the location of the school or site where the program is held as in your second link it stated that since 2010 it no longer took applications for the McMaster site so maybe the program in your first link is for the Mohawk site.
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    The bottom link is for a program that no longer exists. Ignore it Ultimately they were the same program though.
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    What universities have this 3 year program in Ontario?
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    I believe Trent University does.


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