PSW to RPN

  1. 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
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  3. by   P_RN
    Hi Ashley, welcome to allnurses. I moved this to Canadian Nurses as it is specific to your country. Here in the US we don't have either title RPN or PSW.
    P
  4. by   loriangel14
    hi Ashley.Welcome.To become a PSW you will have to enroll in a RPN program.I am PSW and I am in my fourth out of five semester RPN program.If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.Good luck:Ball:
  5. by   SophiaTsai
    I want to know about the "bridge program" as well. I heard that before...but can't find any related information. Can somebody please help? Thank you so much!
  6. by   loriangel14
    There is no bridge from PSW to RPN. You can bridge from RPN to RN however.
  7. by   SophiaTsai
    he he....I found it!
    There you go~http://www.georgebrown.ca/Marketing/...px#maincontent
  8. by   loriangel14
    That course does not give you your RPN diploma.It is 2 days /week for 14 weeks.The RPN course is 5 semesters long and takes 2.5 years to complete if you go full time.
  9. by   loriangel14
    You take this program and then you take the RPN program just like anyone else. It is not neccessary to take it to take the RPN program and it doesn't make the program any shorter.
    Last edit by loriangel14 on Jan 8, '08
  10. by   debbg
    It does make it shorter as you get credits for your psw prgm when you go through the bridging prgm...
  11. by   Fiona59
    Quote from debbg
    It does make it shorter as you get credits for your psw prgm when you go through the bridging prgm...

    You've revived a thread that started in 2006. A lot changes in four years.
  12. by   loriangel14
    Quote from debbg
    It does make it shorter as you get credits for your psw prgm when you go through the bridging prgm...
    You get no credit for having your PSW already.
  13. by   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
  14. by   loriangel14
    really? I didn't get credit for being a PSW for 8 years.Lucky you.

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