Curious, Why did you decide to become an RPN/LPN? - page 2

by MizzMo

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I really wanted to go back to school (i never really did much education past high school when i was younger) but i always struggled with WHAT i wanted to go back for. For many years I had people tell me i should become a nurse... Read More


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    Quote from Fiona59
    Mine was four academic semesters, also in Canada.
    So why doesn't it result in an "associates of practical nursing"? Why is it still just a certification? Just curious.
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    So why doesn't it result in an "associates of practical nursing"? Why is it still just a certification? Just curious.
    It's not a certification, it's a diploma. We have no Associates degrees in Canada I don't think.Even when we used to have 2 year RN programs they were just diplomas, not degrees.
    Last edit by loriangel14 on May 3, '13
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    My program itself was 3 academic semesters plus 2 more semester of prereqs= 5 total semesters
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    There are no "pre-reqs" for the practical nursing programme. You must have completed Grade 12 and meet the training colleges requirements. Usually Grade 12 English, Biology, Chemistry and some level of math courses. It's basically the same entrance requirements as the local universities for the BScN. The catalogues say minimum of 65% in the grade 12 coursework, but from what I've seen lately nothing under 80% is getting people in.

    You have to be able to complete the first year university level English, Psych and Sociology courses that are part of the PN programme.
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    Quote from Fiona59
    You have to be able to complete the first year university level English, Psych and Sociology courses that are part of the PN programme.

    Ie: prereqs

    /popcorn .... Again
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    Yes, its a diploma program. We've been told it is the old diploma RN program but with more information and condensed time frame, its a slightly insane workload.
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    I was a CNA with two small children (with one in the oven). My mom was a CNA-LPN-RN. she inspired me to keep going for the goal, do whatbi love and also have financial stability

    Finally a nurse...All for my three♡♡♡
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    I have two small children, 4 and 9 months. I want to be a nurse and was able to finish all of my RN prerequisites but can't commit to two years of not working. So I'm starting out as an LPN to get a feel of the field and work my way up. I got accepted in the Fall program and start in August!
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    I been a CNA on and off since 2004. I have one child and I am not getting any younger. Hopefully I start LVN school July 1st. I heard that they are at capacity though so I might have to wait until October. I passed my entrance exam, now I just need to start. I wanted to be a nurse because I enjoy helping people, it makes me feel good to know that I can make a positive difference in someones life.
    My ultimate goal is to work at a VA hospital so I can help my fellow veterans. I used to be in the Air Force as Security Forces (equivalent to military police) and I just dont see myself being a police officer not to mention the danger in it all. So nursing is what I decided to do. I cant wait to start school and achieve my goals!!


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