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Anyone bridged in Canada?

  1. 0 hi,
    there is not too much info about the bridging programs in ontario. just wondering if anyone here has taken it. any info would be appreciated. (did you work, how heavy was the course load, glad you did it...?)

    thanks
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  3. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    I haven't but I have two friends who are doing the bridge currently. It is a PN to BSN program(BSN is the only option in Canada if you want to be an RN)They are going full time and they are not able to work.They tell me the work load is pretty heavy, lots of papers and presentaions.It is going to take them 3 years.
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    i was able to take to the chair of the bridging program, but i got the feeling she gets tons of people asking her questions and i was just another annoying student. she did give me some good info though. she said the average to actually get in was 88% and that the first year you only have school three days a week. did your friends work at all? i thought you would at least be able to work part-time for the first year. i also have heard from other students that the first year of the bridge is more challenging then the pn and bsn.
  5. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    I have also heard that the first year is very challenging. Both of the girls taking the bridge that I know are going full time and not working.I think that different schools have different schedules.One of the courses they took in their first year was actually online but they said it was very time consuming.
  6. Visit  Daisy_08 profile page
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    i have taken a few online courses. my a&p was online, they did it as a trial. i liked and did really well, but not many did so they went back to the class room style. i took two of my electives online and found them way more time consuming then they should have been.
  7. Visit  ashleyPNstudent profile page
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    At Conestoga college, currently the bridging program is currently 3 years from RPN (registered practical nurse) to RN/BScN. it is soon to be changed to 2 years.
    From what i hear, it is hard, just like being in any university program, lots of research, papers, and preparation for clinical
  8. Visit  Daisy_08 profile page
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    Quote from ashleyPNstudent
    At Conestoga college, currently the bridging program is currently 3 years from RPN (registered practical nurse) to RN/BScN. it is soon to be changed to 2 years.
    From what i hear, it is hard, just like being in any university program, lots of research, papers, and preparation for clinical
    Conestoga would be my first choice. That would be awsome if it went to two years. Do you know when? i have not heard that yet.

    Are you taking the program?
  9. Visit  browneyedgirl1122 profile page
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    Hi Daisy_08,

    Are you bridging with Conestoga right now? I just finished the RPN program (I also have a BA proir to that) and I applied to the Conestoga/Mac BScN program for Sept 2013. I just received a letter of acceptance and I am wondering what the first year is like? How difficult the program is? Are you able to work throughout the program? Is it true that in the first year of the Conestoga/Mac RN program you only have class 2-3 days a week?


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