PSW to RPN - page 2

Hey i'm just curious to know if anyone knows if there is a bridge program or what i have to do to go from PSW to RPN in ontario (Toronto, niagara region) area... Read More

  1. Visit  RescueNinja profile page
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    Quote from nessa_5555
    In Ontario, PSW's get a credit for the first Semester for the bridging program. They are put into second semester I do believe. I know Sir Sandford Fleming College does the PSW to RPN briding program, but they are in Peterborough - a fair ways away from Niagara Region
    Do you have a link or a number I could call for more info for the Fleming bridge program? TIA.
  2. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from RescueNinja
    Do you have a link or a number I could call for more info for the Fleming bridge program? TIA.
    Google is your friend
  3. Visit  RescueNinja profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Google is your friend
    Tried before I asked and couldn't find it...thanks for the tip though. If you found something if/when you Googled maybe you'd be kind enough to share?
  4. Visit  nessa_5555 profile page
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    www.flemingc.on.ca is the college website

    Sutherland Campus
    599 Brealey Drive
    Peterborough, Ontario
    K9J 7B1
    Ph: (705) 749-5530
    Toll Free: 1-866-353-6464
    Fax: (705) 749-5507

    Peterborough has one of the highest average ages in Canada, so there are plenty of LTC centers here.
  5. Visit  2bNurse-88 profile page
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    RPN is 2 years, not 2.5 fyi
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    Quote from nessa_5555
    In Ontario, PSW's get a credit for the first Semester for the bridging program. They are put into second semester I do believe. I know Sir Sandford Fleming College does the PSW to RPN briding program, but they are in Peterborough - a fair ways away from Niagara Region
    Which schools allow that?

    I know there's essentially a "bridging" program ONLY offered at George Brown, but in reality it's just an extra year of RPN (so the bridge + RPN takes 3 years)

    There's no school in Ontario that puts PSW's into semester 2 of RPN. It's impossible. RPN's learn Biology, anatomy, theory, professional conduct in semester 1 that PSW's don't learn throughout their whole program, so how can you throw a PSW straight into semester 2, skipping all of that?

    There's no such thing. PSW's have to apply and start from the beginning just like anyone else.
  7. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Quote from 2bNurse-88
    RPN is 2 years, not 2.5 fyi
    My RPN was 2.5.
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  8. Visit  nessa_5555 profile page
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    Quote from 2bNurse-88
    Which schools allow that?

    I know there's essentially a "bridging" program ONLY offered at George Brown, but in reality it's just an extra year of RPN (so the bridge + RPN takes 3 years)

    There's no school in Ontario that puts PSW's into semester 2 of RPN. It's impossible. RPN's learn Biology, anatomy, theory, professional conduct in semester 1 that PSW's don't learn throughout their whole program, so how can you throw a PSW straight into semester 2, skipping all of that?

    There's no such thing. PSW's have to apply and start from the beginning just like anyone else.

    I believe I answered your question already. I also said "I believe" thats what it is, because i went straight to RPN, i didnt bridge. They didnt have the bridging back then.

    Maybe before condeming something you should do the research and find out the truth. I was simply trying to pass on the information that some one was asking for, because this bridging program is so new.

    FYI - my program was 2.5 years as well.
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  9. Visit  RuffaG. profile page
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    There is now a bridge for PSW to PN offered at Conestoga College. For the first 3 semester the course will be teach once a week and then full time starting semester 4. The course also offered off site and they are planning to teach the course somewhere in Peel Region, but in order to make this thing happen they have to find at least 30 qualified students. It will take 3.5 to 4 years to finish the course. You can contact the College for more informations. You will need to send them your PSW certificate, updated resume and high school transcipt for evaluation.
  10. Visit  RescueNinja profile page
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    Quote from RuffaG.
    There is now a bridge for PSW to PN offered at Conestoga College. For the first 3 semester the course will be teach once a week and then full time starting semester 4. The course also offered off site and they are planning to teach the course somewhere in Peel Region, but in order to make this thing happen they have to find at least 30 qualified students. It will take 3.5 to 4 years to finish the course. You can contact the College for more informations. You will need to send them your PSW certificate, updated resume and high school transcipt for evaluation.
    Why would anyone do 3.5-4 years for a program that takes 2 years? Just because it's once a week for 3 semesters? Not worth it IMHO.
  11. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Quote from RescueNinja
    Why would anyone do 3.5-4 years for a program that takes 2 years? Just because it's once a week for 3 semesters? Not worth it IMHO.
    My RPN program took almost 4 years(2 nights/week for 5 semesters).I was a single mom with 2 little ones and I needed to keep working.I worked 7 days a week and went to school 6-1015 twice a week with only 1 week off at Christmas and no summer break.
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  12. Visit  RuffaG. profile page
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    A lot of my co-worker are actually interested with this new program since some of them are working full-time or just can't commit to go to school full-time. Remember Humber College also offer 3.5 years on their part-time program, but this one is not a bridging program.
  13. Visit  RescueNinja profile page
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    Quote from RuffaG.
    A lot of my co-worker are actually interested with this new program since some of them are working full-time or just can't commit to go to school full-time. Remember Humber College also offer 3.5 years on their part-time program, but this one is not a bridging program.
    I see what you're saying about the part time schooling, but I just can't imagine dragging it out. Then again, I just finished my BScN and am probably still bitter about going through 4 years myself

    What is the benefit of the bridging program if the regular PT program is the same length/shorter? What are you able to skip?

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