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Hi everyone, If there's anyone attending GBC or starting soon, unite! :) I'm starting the PN program in Sept, it would be nice to find some people from my school & program here!... Read More


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    Hi there,

    Since most of you went to RPN at George Brown, I would like to ask for some advice.

    I'll be taking taking the admissions test on Monday.

    Also, I am just wondering if my marks are enough or should I upgrade it?

    My marks are as follows: Grade 12 English (90), Grade 12 Math (86), Grade 12 Bio (85) and Grade 12 Chemistry (70) that leads me to an average of 82.75. Will I be able to get in with those marks?
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    Quote from sevillje
    Hi there,

    Since most of you went to RPN at George Brown, I would like to ask for some advice.

    I'll be taking taking the admissions test on Monday.

    Also, I am just wondering if my marks are enough or should I upgrade it?

    My marks are as follows: Grade 12 English (90), Grade 12 Math (86), Grade 12 Bio (85) and Grade 12 Chemistry (70) that leads me to an average of 82.75. Will I be able to get in with those marks?

    Do not fear, marks are not everything. I just got accepted to george brown for RPN today. My marks were horrible. Grade 12 English (67), Grade 12 Math (N/A) I did grade 11 math and got a 62%, Grade 12 Bio (60) and Grade 12 Chemistry (51), kinesiology(75) and grade 12 physics(75%) that leads me to an average of HORRIBLE. I actually came back for 1 semester in highschool to get some courses I was missing. I took grade 12 math, grade 12 bio, and kinesiology. I ended up getting a 60 in bio, and failing math, well I pretty much did not even show up for math, it was boring and I honestly just slept in class until I felt I did not want to go to class anymore, and I got a 75% in kinesiology(exercise science) I am guessing I did really well on the admission test even though I literally studied only the day before. I would imagine I only studied for like 6 hours, not even really. I only had around 3 hours of sleep before the exam. My essay for the exam I thought was horrible and I honestly thought I did horrible on the editing the sentences of an essay part. Somehow I got accepted with these horrible marks and with a what I thought to be horribly done test considering my lack of studying time and being out of school since january.
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    I have applied for George brown for the Jan 2012. i got a letter few days back saying that I'm in their waiting list. Does anyone know how long they take to tell you their final decision? I'm really freaking out, 'cause I really want the admission at GBC. And is there anything I can do to get the admission? Plus, what are the chances that i will get the admission there? Please let me know guyz. Thanks!!
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    Quote from m1sswow
    I have applied for George brown for the Jan 2012. i got a letter few days back saying that I'm in their waiting list. Does anyone know how long they take to tell you their final decision? I'm really freaking out, 'cause I really want the admission at GBC. And is there anything I can do to get the admission? Plus, what are the chances that i will get the admission there? Please let me know guyz. Thanks!!
    I wish I could help you , when did you apply for RPN at george brown? and did you already write the admission test? I would say your chances of getting admission are pretty low, as far as I know the the program is full and the tuition payment due date was november 4th, and course selection is on the 23rd, so your only hope is that someone does not pay for their tuition or if someone decides to drop out. good luck and I hope you get in.
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    Quote from Helpme103
    I wish I could help you , when did you apply for RPN at george brown? and did you already write the admission test? I would say your chances of getting admission are pretty low, as far as I know the the program is full and the tuition payment due date was november 4th, and course selection is on the 23rd, so your only hope is that someone does not pay for their tuition or if someone decides to drop out. good luck and I hope you get in.
    Thanks for the reply! I have given the admission test like one month ago. And yeah, I gotta agree with you. That's what my brother told me when I asked him. So I guess I'll just have to pray now. Hopefully I'll get in. n Thank you so much for the luck! gonna need it. lol
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    Quote from m1sswow
    Thanks for the reply! I have given the admission test like one month ago. And yeah, I gotta agree with you. That's what my brother told me when I asked him. So I guess I'll just have to pray now. Hopefully I'll get in. n Thank you so much for the luck! gonna need it. lol
    No problem, I was kinda in the same boat as you, I didn't think there was any chance I would get accepted with my marks and my pre-admission test marks. Just never give up, there is always hope. We would probably be in the same class hehe
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    Quote from Helpme103
    No problem, I was kinda in the same boat as you, I didn't think there was any chance I would get accepted with my marks and my pre-admission test marks. Just never give up, there is always hope. We would probably be in the same class hehe
    yes! i haven't lose my hope yet! i really hope that i do get in. and I would love to meet you! Good Luck with the program. I'll surely let you know if I get in.
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    The location of George Brown College is great for those who live in the city. Hence their limited space in enrolment thereby requiring pre-admission testing to filter out those students who may not be well-equiped to handle the challenge.

    I completed practical nursing at Centennial College and I do agree with previous posters that a lot of students fail the Human Anatomy and Physiology course thereby preventing them from proceeding to the next semester. Some say its a filtering process but its more because of the large enrolment Centennial College takes which makes it look like a lot of students fail.

    For the poster who mentioned about the suspension/probation if one fails 2 nursing courses which is reasonable because this practice is in place everywhere including universities. The suspension period is suppose to give students who reflect and work on a few things to ensure they will be successful if they choose to repeat those courses. The College of Nurses of Ontario sets the pass rate for nursing courses to be at 60% and requires those who fail the same nursing course twice to have to start from the beginning again so don't blame the schools for this policy. To be fair I think the number of attempts should be 3 tries just like the CPNRE/CRNE.

    Math is not a required course for Centennial College's program and the only calculations that are ever done are calculations for medications which is basic elementary mathematics such as add, subject, divide, and multiply. And one can add in simple fractions to give it a twist.

    It all comes down to the individual student and their learning style. Memorizing works great for anatomy and physiology but when it comes to everything else thats not an effective studying method. Students have to stop blaming others for their misfortunes and evaluate whether or not they have what it takes to pursue nursing.

    All Colleges in Ontario process applications on a first come first serve basis in accordance to the College and Applied Technology Act to promote access to education to everyone. If an applicant meets the admission requirement than they are offered admission but because practical nursing is a high demand program across all colleges the required grade average may be higher.

    Both colleges have a good reputation for practical nursing. The best comparison is to look at the student pass rates for the CPNRE from the colleges.

    Colleges who take in larger enrolment like Centennial College may have lower admission average but only the fittest will make it out. And for those who failed a course in the practical nursing diploma literally lost their chance to pursue the bridging to university nursing program.


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