Canada is full of CRAAAAAAAAP!!
it is the ONLY country that now makes bsn entry to practise. that is ridiculous. i, too, have years of experience and university credit. i simply cannot financially afford to go back to school for 2 years even in an accelerated program. i was accepted and turned down the admission. one of the administrators asked me 'why?'
what the hell do you think? M-O-N-E-Y. I am almost 30, i can't afford to 'play school' with a cdn. university to learn 'nsg process' . there should have been consideration for my experience, consideration, for previous university credit, as well as for my continuing education.
thank God i have pursued another avenue to get my nsg dip. i will never forgive canada for making it so difficult for me to get a nsg education.
when they are stuck with highly educated 'nurses' that went through a 4 year program and come out treating patients in a very technical manner i think they will truly be sorry. nsg is a caring profession; not a career-substitute for would-be doctors, pharmacists, etc.
they need to recruit people who are already in a related field who can easily learn the skills, and get going at easing the stress on the h/c system.
4 year programs are not needed to be a skilled nurse. neither are 2 year accelerated programs for those of us that hold univ. degrees already (me included). what we need are nurses trained similarly to those in the states who get the whole thing done in 2 years, or bridge from another health profession in less than a year. and then and that point the gov't can pay for all of us to go back and get the univ degree if it is such a big deal.
signed, frustrated with cdn. politics.