What Would You Do? - page 2

by Insomniac-88

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-I'm 24, and currently working as an RPN in Ontario (2012 grad) -Single, no children and currently living at home with my parents -Prior to enrolling in the RPN program, I took a couple semesters of a Health Sciences undergrad... Read More


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    Quote from Daisy_08

    Its not really a part time program. If you get sick, fail, have a baby, can no longer afford it, its too stressful or some other extenuating circumstances, you can take time off or cut your load down and then must finish with in six years of your start date. Your last year will be full time regardless of what you do as all courses must be done concurrently. All you can really do is take your electives all before starting (or take a year off to complete them like myself). Your at a disadvantage to try and make it into a part time program as the courses are designed to compliment each other. They only offer year one semester one courses in the fall, so if you take 1/2 of them you must wait a full year to take the rest, meaning there is no way to finish in 6 years doing it part time
    Thanks for the info. They definitely didn't specify all of this when I inquired.

    Well, I guess I can cross Mac off of my list. I can't attend school full-time due to financial obligations which require me to at the very least maintain my regular part-time position. It looks like Nipissing is my only option at this point, although I'm not a fan of the idea of a nursing program being predominantly online & I've never heard of Nipissing until now, so I'm not sure what type of reputation they have.

    The options seem to be few and far between, this is becoming depressing.
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    Quote from Insomniac-88
    Thanks for the info. They definitely didn't specify all of this when I inquired.

    Well, I guess I can cross Mac off of my list. I can't attend school full-time due to financial obligations which require me to at the very least maintain my regular part-time position. It looks like Nipissing is my only option at this point, although I'm not a fan of the idea of a nursing program being predominantly online & I've never heard of Nipissing until now, so I'm not sure what type of reputation they have.

    The options seem to be few and far between, this is becoming depressing.
    I really hate to keep bringing you down, but in order to do it with nippissing your work place must sign a contract with then for you to do all clinicals with them.

    Look into Centenial (I think I have the right name) they offer a pt program that sounds very flexible. One day a week in class, with some online stuff. A coworker was talking about it. They have a number of satellite site where they broad cast it in (the Woodstock and Stratford hospitals do it). That might be an option for you.

    I know, the fact that it takes three years is ridiculous! My first year the only useful thing I did was patho. And the skills they had us "learning" I could easily do all and then some in an afternoon at work
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    Okay yes! I'm getting pumped for you! Here's a link https://ce-online.ryerson.ca/ce/default.aspx?id=3195

    And there starting one out of Joseph Brant in sept
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    Be thankful you have these options. Out west we only have Athabasca or applying to the local university and getting lminimal credits.
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    id say start working for a bit until you have some debt paid off and then start. You're only 24. I'm 27 and I just graduated as an RN.
    I've heard stories from friends about wanting to pay off their OSAP loan (from their undergrad and second degree) and all I can say that it is not looking good for them. Yes, it's important to get your RN degree but it can wait. Plus you have no kids so there's no rush. I do understand that ideally you'd like to do it now since you have no kids. But would you want to accumulate that debt? Honestly I am so lucky that after I graduated from my undergrad BSc degree (paid for by my parents), I worked for 2 years saving enough money before I went back for a 2nd degree in Nursing BscN. Yes, I delayed a few years but I have NO STUDENT LOANS. I am proud to say that I am DEBT free but I am also very thankful that my parents paid for my first degree. I paid for my second degree with all the money that I saved up!!!
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    Quote from Daisy_08
    Okay yes! I'm getting pumped for you! Here's a link https://ce-online.ryerson.ca/ce/default.aspx?id=3195

    And there starting one out of Joseph Brant in sept
    Thanks, looking into it now!


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