Will I get accepted into the RPN to B.S.c.N. Program?

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    I applied to Mohawk and Conestoga college for the RPN to BSCN bridging program. I finished the RPN program last September with high 70's and mid 80's and finished with a GPA of 3.5 overall. I haven't heard from them yet or received anything through the mail. I called them last week and they said that will be sending out acceptance letters in a couple of weeks. I also mention if there was anything I can do to improve my chances getting in and they said other than do I meet the admission requirements then no there is nothing I can do. Do you think I will get in? I really want to become a registered nurse and follow in my mom's footsteps as a RN working in emerg. Am I doing everything that I can possibly do at this point? Thanks in advance
    Last edit by blue.streak on Feb 12, '12
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    Be grateful you aren't out west. For an LPN to do the bridge, we require 1700 hours of paid employment to do the Athabasca degree. Otherwise we have to apply to year one of the four year degree.

    Have you managed to find a nursing position yet?
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    nothing you can do?
    that's not what they told us.

    I'm sure taking addition courses, certificates etc would help. Volunteering and all that would be asset.
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    I'm also applying to bridge this year. I graduated with almost a 4.0 and the admissions office said they have not accepted anyone with a gpa lower than 3.7 in the last 7 years at uoit. Many of my friends who want to also be RNs are just going back to school to redo courses they received low marks in to boost their gpa. It's very very competitive but best of luck! Uoit is my school of choice as the program is year round and u can finish about 6 months earlier than other programs
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    Also Ive spoken to alot of admissions officers and they have said admission is strictly grades based bc I guess some people thought work hours or recommendation letters would help their cause
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    Quote from blue.streak
    I applied to Mohawk and Conestoga college for the RPN to BSCN bridging program. I finished the RPN program last September with high 70's and mid 80's and finished with a GPA of 3.5 overall. I haven't heard from them yet or received anything through the mail. I called them last week and they said that will be sending out acceptance letters in a couple of weeks. I also mention if there was anything I can do to improve my chances getting in and they said other than do I meet the admission requirements then no there is nothing I can do. Do you think I will get in? I really want to become a registered nurse and follow in my mom's footsteps as a RN working in emerg. Am I doing everything that I can possibly do at this point? Thanks in advance
    Your gpa I think might be low. But I cant say for sure. I had a 3.9 and got offers the first go around. A friend had 85 average ( not sure gpa) and got in a week before the start date..I honestly would sugest athabasca. Get a job, get your hours and experiance in. Take electives while you do that way you can keep moving through. I don't know much about athabasca admission. Macmaster is all based on grades, so volunteering won't help. I wish I had gOne to athabasca. The Mac program is extremely frustrating. There is little relevant education. But maybe when I graduate it wont seem as bad. You just have to learn to play the game, as much as it bites.
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    Athabasca permits you take the electives and some courses while obtaining the 1700 hours.

    You are required to obtain a practice permit for Alberta as part of the admission procedure. The clinical hours are all done in Alberta hospitals. There are no guarantees of getting the placement in the city of your choice (even for Albertans), had a friend who did this route and she lives north of Edmonton and had to go to Lethbridge for one placement.
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    Some Ontario hospitals are partnered with Nippising University, and while you work, you can do your RN part-time. It takes 5 years but while you do it, you can work full-time and get 5 years of full time nursing experience.


    I got into MoMac, CoMac and Centennial/Ryerson, but I had a 4.0.
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    hi canadian girl, r u currently enrolled in nippising uni.? can u give me some ideas, if it is worth to go for RN degree in there?, I am currently working as an RPN now and wanted to move on to RN degree, do u think I can handle it and what is their approach in the courses they offered, is it all online or I have to be in a class or what else? thanks in advance!!!!
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    hi canadian girl, r u currently enrolled in nippising uni.? can u give me some ideas, if it is worth to go for RN degree in there?, I am currently working as an RPN now and wanted to move on to RN degree, do u think I can handle it and what is their approach in the courses they offered, is it all online or I have to be in a class or what else? thanks in advance!!!!
    I have a question... Do u chart in text speak? Have u read the TOS 4 this site? We r a professional social network.
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