RPN, Bridging, BScN - page 2

Hey, what do you guys think of two years RPN, 1 year bridging and 2 years BScN? Do you think the nurses come out with the same experience, better or worse? I did not take my Bio 12 and Chem 12, and I... Read More

  1. by   Fiona59
    You can do the two Grade 12 sciences over the summer if you have no life outside school. It would be up to the College to decide if you would be admitted with marks coming in during August. They may be able to conditionally accept you subject to successful completion.

    It would all depend on if there is a waitlist and how much rides on marks.
  2. by   teta333
    Hello eveyone, l am Teta.
    l am new in Canada, and have been a teacher of Science. l applied to the BScN and PN programs at Humber college for Sept 2008 intake. With my A levels (grade 13) l was still asked to ugrade Chem and Math. In an effort to upgrade, l was told only landed immigrants and citizens are allowed in High School. l have passed my entrance exam into the PN program, pending a final word from the BscN office. Alternatively, l was told about the general arts and science path. Ouestion:Which is the better path to take to get to the BSCN? General arts and Sciene + 4yrs or RPN to BScN. My greatest fear is that the general arts and science pathway is limited to Humber while the RPN to BN is not limited.
    Thanks
  3. by   teta333
    Hi Linzz and Fiona 59,
    lt is really an insult as you have said. George Brown college actually requies that you work atleast 1950 hrs. as a RPN and turn in a recommendation letter from your current employer.l do not know the meaning of all of these complications.
    Thanks
  4. by   euphoric_anima
    Hello Teta.. I think if you need a job right away, RPN is the way to go. If you want to upgrade to BScN, then you can choose to work part time and go to school part time, but this will take you alot longer. I personally would just go for the BScN, time will pass by quickly anyway. If you take the GAS program at humber, it will most likely be accepted only at humber, however, you need to email the Nursing Admission's Dept at other schools and ask! My program is pre-health science at seneca and unfortunately is only accepted at seneca and humber...and i really want to go to humber. They have a high reputation for Nursing as well as excellent clinical placements.
  5. by   teta333
    Hi euphoric anima,
    Thank you so much for the advice. That is about the best advice l can get from here. l am still very much waiting on the final decision from the BScN which is really my first choice.I will eventually act depending on this advice, as soon as l clearly get a decision. Have a great day and good luck.
  6. by   alvira
    hello i am new here but i am having a difficulty i hope some of you can help me. I am A RN in India and like to work as a nurse in canada. I recently had my papers assessed by college of nurses and they recommended that i do an bridging or an upgrading program now i am facing with two choices one is one year course and another three year what should i do.
    Please can someone help me
  7. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    If you are able to meet the provincial standard with one year of additional education, why would you do three?
  8. by   alvira
    but one year course is for RPN and three year for RN
  9. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Sorry. If you said that I must have missed it. Really then you have no choice to make, since Canada does not have a shortage of practical nurses and you won't get a work permit based on being an RPN. Guess it'll have to be the three year gig.
  10. by   Fiona59
    Or does she mean Reg. Psych Nurse???
  11. by   prernsg
    Hey Fiona59,

    Don't think that RPN is your only option. If you want to be an RN you can do it. Some colleges offer a 1 Year Pre-Nursing or Pre-Health Sciences course that will get you the math, bio, chem upgrades you need to apply to their 4 year BScN program. Sure it'll take longer but it may be worth it in the long run. That's what I'm doing! I didn't graduate with my senior level sciences either. Some pre-nursing programs are still open too if you're really eager and want to start in the Fall! Check out: www.ontariocolleges.ca .

    Good Luck!
  12. by   Fiona59
    Uhm, I'm not the original poster.

    I'm quite content to be a LPN. Only Ontario uses the RPN title for Practical Nurses. In western Canada, the title RPN is used by Reg.Psych Nurses.

    The options you talk about aren't available in most of the western provinces. It's actually quite competitive to get into the PN programmes out here.

    CNA is proposing a change to nursing education by 2020. In their ideal world of nursing education, the entry point would be a PN diploma and then the BScN on through the PhD level.

    Never look down on the PN and their education. I've met several who hold Masters degrees from universities outside of Canada. The PN student isn't a trade school type anymore. Our governing colleges are working hard to shake off that old stereotype.
  13. by   linzz
    I am very interested in this direction that the CNA is trying to take with nursing education. Right now there is a shortage of RN's in Ontario and especially those with experience, so it will be interesting to see if a new compressed version of the current four year RN program comes out as I have heard this is going on in some areas of Canada. I say this because although the PN can do many things that they previously were not able to do, it seems that this will not be recognized. Anyways the whole thing is a mess with all these differing levels of training.

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