Online RN - canada

  1. 0 hi there, anyone taking their rn online in canada? i am an LPN here in British Columbia looking at going on to
    do my registered nurse but contemplating on taking it in classroom or online. Any input would be great from others that have any experience negative or positive to share in my decision making. I know that through the athabasca university online i need to be an LPN from alberta. Any b.c. lpn's taking this program through athabasca? Looking forward to hearing from you all. Thanks.
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  3. Visit  EdmontonAB profile page
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    I am taking the LPN to BN program through Athabasca. I do live in Alberta but I lot of the students that are taking it don't. You do need to be registered as a LPN in Alberta but this isn't really a problem as you can be registered in two provinces at once. You will need to come to Alberta 3 times for the practicums. Two are 1 month each and one is about 2 weeks. The last practicum which is three months can be done anywhere in Canada with a preceptor. I know some of the students in Alberta are offering others from out of province a place to stay while doing these practicums. Or they are rooming together, etc. Two of my Alberta placements are within 10 minutes of my house and the shorter one is about an hours drive away. So I'm pretty happy about that.

    Good luck!
  4. Visit  GBCstudent profile page
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    I am takin BScN in Ryerson (Toronto), but thinking to change the university to Athabaska. I have to work, so I would like to have more flexibility. I have to come to Alberta for one clinical practice(one month) and I have no idea how to find a place to stay. Athabaska does not help with it.
    If sombody from Toronto taking Athabaska program, please contact me.
    Any input from somebody taking this program would be great.
    Thank you.
  5. Visit  kelseya profile page
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    Quote from EdmontonAB
    I am taking the LPN to BN program through Athabasca. I do live in Alberta but I lot of the students that are taking it don't. You do need to be registered as a LPN in Alberta but this isn't really a problem as you can be registered in two provinces at once. You will need to come to Alberta 3 times for the practicums. Two are 1 month each and one is about 2 weeks. The last practicum which is three months can be done anywhere in Canada with a preceptor. I know some of the students in Alberta are offering others from out of province a place to stay while doing these practicums. Or they are rooming together, etc. Two of my Alberta placements are within 10 minutes of my house and the shorter one is about an hours drive away. So I'm pretty happy about that.

    Good luck!
    Hi Edmonton i found your advice very helpful since i am interested in the PN/RN program in Athasbaca, i have lots of question i would be grateful if you could take your time to answer some of them. I am presently living and working as LPN her in Alberta for the past 2 years, but will be moving to Toronto in the next two years . My questions are, is there any particular deadline to apply for the program? do you have to submit your transcript by yourself or the schools you attended have to send it directly to Athabasca since some of my transcript are not from Canada. I have two years of University education in social sciences ( Sociology & Anthropology), i also did English, statistics and lots of social sciences subjects in the University, will that eliminate some of my electives/ prerequisite?, in other word will i be awarded credit for those. Also will they give me credit for my A&P from LPN school?. After how long of starting of the program did you start your clinicals? Can one do the last 3 months of the clinical in another province? How much is the total cost of this program?. Thanks so much in advance.
  6. Visit  kelseya profile page
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    [quote=kelseya;4246796]Hi Edmonton i found your advice very helpful since i am interested in the PN/RN program in Athasbaca, i have lots of question i would be grateful if you could take your time to answer some of them. I am presently living and working as LPN her in Alberta for the past 2 years, but will be moving to Toronto in the next two years . My questions are, is there any particular deadline to apply for the program? do you have to submit your transcript by yourself or the schools you attended have to send it directly to Athabasca since some of my transcript are not from Canada. I have two years of University education in social sciences ( Sociology & Anthropology), i also did English, statistics and lots of social sciences subjects in the University, will that eliminate some of my electives/ prerequisite?, in other word will i be awarded credit for those. Also will they give me credit for my A&P from LPN school?. After how long of starting of the program did you start your clinicals? Can one do the last 3 months of the clinical in another province? How much is the total cost of this program?. Thanks so much in advance.[/

    Also wanted to find out how many days per week did you go for clinicals and at what times when doing the one month clinicals? because i do work night shift. Is there any deadline to enroll?
  7. Visit  kelseya profile page
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    Hi Edmonton i found your advice very helpful since i am interested in the PN/RN program in Athasbaca, i have lots of question i would be grateful if you could take your time to answer some of them. I am presently living and working as LPN her in Alberta for the past 2 years, but will be moving to Toronto in the next two years . My questions are, is there any particular deadline to apply for the program? do you have to submit your transcript by yourself or the schools you attended have to send it directly to Athabasca since some of my transcript are not from Canada. I have two years of University education in social sciences ( Sociology & Anthropology), i also did English, statistics and lots of social sciences subjects in the University, will that eliminate some of my electives/ prerequisite?, in other word will i be awarded credit for those. Also will they give me credit for my A&P from LPN school?. After how long of starting of the program did you start your clinicals? Can one do the last 3 months of the clinical in another province? How much is the total cost of this program?. Thanks so much in advance.[/

    Also wanted to find out how many days per week did you go for clinicals and at what times when doing the one month clinicals? because i do work night shift. Is there any deadline to enroll?
    Also wanted to find out how many days per week did you go for clinicals and at what times when doing the one month clinicals? because i do work night shift. Is there any deadline to enroll?
    Sorry to bother you with so many question. Is LPN certificate acceptable at Athabasca because that is what i have with two years university education in Sociology and Anthropology.
  8. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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    kelseya, you need to address many of your questions directly to Athabasca. Their registrar is in a much better position to provide you with information such as whether your credentials will be accepted, if your previous course work will be credited (generally speaking if they're older than 7-10 years, they won't be) and who submits transcripts. As for the cost, that information is readily available on their website, but you do have to do a little bit of math. From what I understand admission is open, meaning you can start whenever you want. And your question about where the final three month practicum can be done was already answered in EdmontonAB's post.
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    Quote from janfrn
    kelseya, you need to address many of your questions directly to Athabasca. Their registrar is in a much better position to provide you with information such as whether your credentials will be accepted, if your previous course work will be credited (generally speaking if they're older than 7-10 years, they won't be) and who submits transcripts. As for the cost, that information is readily available on their website, but you do have to do a little bit of math. From what I understand admission is open, meaning you can start whenever you want. And your question about where the final three month practicum can be done was already answered in EdmontonAB's post.
    Thanks a lot for your prompt reply, i just spoke with a representative at Athasbasca, i was told that only Nursing course cannot be transfarable after 10 years not general University courses. Thanks again.
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    Thanks a lot for your prompt reply, i just spoke with a representative at Athasbasca, i was told that only Nursing course cannot be transfarable after 10 years not general University courses. Thanks again.



    I just have a quick question. I registered for the program today and pay $100 for the evaluation of our LPN
    certificate, i am not sure if i am supposed to pay for the transcript evaluation since its a requirement and we're being given 30 credit for the LPN license. Did you pay $100 for your LPN transcript to be evaluated? I have a license LPN in Alberta. Thanks again for your time.
  11. Visit  rinks2010 profile page
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    Hi
    I am RPN rom brampton and just got a full time job after 1 yr. struggle, also taking bridging course to RN from cetennial but thinking about Athabasca Univ. too bcoz I don't wanna lose my job , will call univ. to know the details of the prog.
  12. Visit  rinks2010 profile page
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    Quote from GBCstudent
    I am takin BScN in Ryerson (Toronto), but thinking to change the university to Athabaska. I have to work, so I would like to have more flexibility. I have to come to Alberta for one clinical practice(one month) and I have no idea how to find a place to stay. Athabaska does not help with it.
    If sombody from Toronto taking Athabaska program, please contact me.
    Any input from somebody taking this program would be great.
    Thank you.
    Hi
    I am RPN rom brampton and just got a full time job after 1 yr. struggle, also taking bridging course to RN from cetennial but thinking about Athabasca Univ. too bcoz I don't wanna lose my job , will call univ. to know the details of the prog.
  13. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from GBCstudent
    I am takin BScN in Ryerson (Toronto), but thinking to change the university to Athabaska. I have to work, so I would like to have more flexibility. I have to come to Alberta for one clinical practice(one month) and I have no idea how to find a place to stay. Athabaska does not help with it.
    If sombody from Toronto taking Athabaska program, please contact me.
    Any input from somebody taking this program would be great.
    Thank you.

    First thing I would do is learn to spell the University's name correctly.

    Athabasca is on-line and there are forums for the students to meet and discuss issues with course work, etc. Each course usually has a discussion forum (at least the Arts ones). You might be able to track down a roommate that way. It's that or contact the municipality where the clinical will be. I know someone who basically stayed in a hotel in a small town because that was all there was. The clinicals won't all be in Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge but places like Fort Mac, High Prairie, etc.
  14. Visit  kelseya profile page
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    Quote from rinks2010
    Hi
    I am RPN rom brampton and just got a full time job after 1 yr. struggle, also taking bridging course to RN from cetennial but thinking about Athabasca Univ. too bcoz I don't wanna lose my job , will call univ. to know the details of the prog.
    Hi rinks20120. I just registered for this program and still waiting for them to send me the package. I have three kids, my husband is also going back to school. Right now i am the only one working and can't do the traditional class room studies. Will let you know when i have more information. If you get any info, don't hesitate to let me know.
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