Second degree in nursing

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    Hello,

    I am currently working on my Sociology degree at a university in Toronto, Canada. I will be graduating in 2012 and would like to continue with school for nursing after I graduate. However, when looking at admission requirements for nursing schools in Ontario, there doesn't seem to be an option for recent graduates or people who already possess degrees in other fields. The only options seem to be high school students and mature students (neither of which I am). I am fine with applying to a 4 year program, and do not want to do an accelerated or 2nd entry program. Does anyone know if it is possible for me to apply to a 4-year degree program even though I already possess a degree?

    Please help!!
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    I'm pretty sure you can apply for the 4 year program. I think when you are filling out the application there is a section that asks whether you've already attended any post secondary and what could end up happening is that some of your general education credits (humanities classes etc) could be counted towards your nursing degree so you won't have to retake them. You could also contact the schools directly to get more info about your situation.
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    I think you can still apply for the 4-year programs as long as you have the prerequisite high school courses they ask for. I'm starting a "transfer" program at the U of Calgary in the fall and it's for people who have 1.5 years of post-secondary credit but want to switch into nursing, and I've already got a degree. But again, best to check with the individual schools to make sure.
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    Hi,
    check schools for "second entry" or "compressed Nursing program". i know Trent and York offer something like this. I don't know what classes you have already, but it might save you some time and money.

    Good Luck.

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    Quote from 2nddegree
    Hello,

    I am currently working on my Sociology degree at a university in Toronto, Canada. I will be graduating in 2012 and would like to continue with school for nursing after I graduate. However, when looking at admission requirements for nursing schools in Ontario, there doesn't seem to be an option for recent graduates or people who already possess degrees in other fields. The only options seem to be high school students and mature students (neither of which I am). I am fine with applying to a 4 year program, and do not want to do an accelerated or 2nd entry program. Does anyone know if it is possible for me to apply to a 4-year degree program even though I already possess a degree?

    Please help!!
    Your post is a little confusing. You say there seems to be no option for people who already have a degree in another field. Then you say you don't want to do an accelerated or second entry program.These are the options for people with a previous degree so why wouldn't you go that route? Why would you insist on going to school for 4 years if you don't have to?
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    Quote from loriangel14
    Your post is a little confusing. You say there seems to be no option for people who already have a degree in another field. Then you say you don't want to do an accelerated or second entry program.These are the options for people with a previous degree so why wouldn't you go that route? Why would you insist on going to school for 4 years if you don't have to?
    Usually accelerated degrees look for sciences and possible math courses. Sociology only offer humanities courses, if I'm not mistaken. Also it's very competitive. People who get accepted usually have science degrees already and have worked/volunteered in the health care field. I know people from my graduating class who had previous BSc degrees and they couldn't get into the accelerated program at UofT.
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    I was accepted into second degree nursing with a Bachelor of arts in psychology. My volunteer experience was not related to health field and i had one research publication. So if you want to go this route, you should still try. Don't listen to what people are saying out there. The way people were talking when I applied I didn't think I had a competitive application and I ended up getting into every program. If you want more than 2 years , there is a 3 year compressed program through humber/university of new brunswick as well.
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    Hi RNStudent2013,

    I am looking for a way to contact you because you are studying at the U of Calgary and answered my question a few months ago.

    I got accepted by UofC Degree-holder program for 2013 January. I just started my first term at the U of Lethbridge in Alberta since September. I wonder whether I should change my school.

    Both are 24 months' programs. UofL is actually not bad, from next term on, we will spend 2-3 days/week in practicum. We have small class size with 33 students in total. And I have spent $3000 for tuition fees and textbooks this term. I remember you mentioned that UofC program focuses on more theory and less on skills. I can imagine nursing school at the UofC would be intense too. It might not matter much for RN to graduate from which school as long as obtaining the license, right? Is there much difference in terms of the education preparation by different schools? Will the job recruitment look much into which school the graduates are from?

    Hope you could read my message and look forward to your reply.

    Thank you very much.


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