Curious, Why did you decide to become an RPN/LPN? - page 2
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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
- 2May 3, '13 by loriangel14 GuideQuote from BrandonLPNIt'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.So why doesn't it result in an "associates of practical nursing"? Why is it still just a certification? Just curious.Last edit by loriangel14 on May 3, '13
- 2May 3, '13 by Fiona59There 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.
- 0Jun 15, '13 by NicolanzI 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!
- 0Jun 16, '13 by captain_serenityI 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!!