RPN to RN (BScN) Help Please!

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    Hi, I'm a newly graduate RPN, who has also just recently passed the board exam and luckily got a job within a few weeks of receiving my exam results.

    Now that I know how it feels like to work as a nurse (which is very fulfilling and exciting to me), I feel that I wanna continue on and obtain more knowledge and get into more different type of nursing settings.

    I wanna go into RN(BScN) I have two choices to get into it:

    1: Bridging Program from RPN to RN
    2: Do the full 4years RN course and start fresh.

    I have a few problems though:

    1:In order to get into the bridging program I require a GPA 3.0 and some other program requirements which I'm still confused about needing B+ in some nursing courses, to continue on my Cumulative GPA ended up short by .10 points to each a GPA of 3.0 therefore that is holding me back to get into a bridging program

    2:In order to do the full 4 years RN course I have to return back to High School or Adult High School (I'm 20), because when I was in high school I only took College course but in order to get into RN I need university courses which will take me at least another year or two to before I can really start the RN course.

    Other Info:

    I really wanna do the bridging program because it seems it's the fastest route however I don't know a way to raise my GPA, I've talked to the school I graduated at and they said they are currently not accepting student (because of the labor strike). So I don't have any information as of yet if I could go back and raise some of my past courses grades that will help bring my GPA up(However I have a feeling that they want me to redo everything all together again which I don't want to because I had some really good marks in majority of my classes).

    Help:

    If you were once in this situation or knew someone in this situation could you please tell me on solutions what I can do. Thank You in advance!
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    The best organization for a RPN to seek career and education advice is though the RPNAO, if you are not a member, I recommend you join and utilize their career counselling services.
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    I was 32 and it took me a year to obtain my prerequisites for the BSN course. I didn't want to do prerequisites either, but I did. If you want to be an RN bad enough, you'll do what is necessary. There are no shortcuts. You're only 20, so really...what's the big deal?


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