I am a new member and a recent RPN grad (May 2010) from Ontario. I having been looking into Athabasca U to work towards the BSN (hopefully not to far down the road). It greatly appeals to me to be able to study online on my own time as I am a mother of two with a truck driving husband who is away a lot. I am currently trying to find work as an RPN with no luck so far.
To get to my questions, I was wondering if anyone out there knows of a way to get around doing the clinicals out in Alberta for Athabasca. That would be very difficult for me as I do not really have anyone who can care for my kids while I am away for that long and it would also be financially straining on my family for me to fly back and forth. As a second option, is it possible to do most of the courses online through Athabasca and then perhaps transfer them to a University here in Ontario to finish up and do the clinicals more locally? If so where and how many credits are you allowed to transfer to get in?
Any other related info would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your help.
So given that the Athabasca program requires 90 credits for the R/LPN to RN bridge does that mean I could do 60 of them there and transfer them with only the remaining 30 to finish in Ontario? (assuming I got my Alberta licence and the required 1700 hours of work done)
Last edit by LynnfromKW on Feb 6, '11