My name is Chris and I'm a recent LPN graduate of the Assiniboine Community College in Brandon, Manitoba Canada. I have been researching ways to get my RN, for the most part.. it seems that its quicker to get your RN in the states than in Canada(tho there is the hassle of having to write the LPN exam again..).. Unless someone can prove me wrong.
I don't really care for wanting to get a Bachelor's in Science of Nursing(not right way that is... its a 4 year program), but just want my diploma as an RN, in the states I guess you would call that an ADN or ASN?
As far as I know, in Canada they are wanting to abolish the Diploma RN nursing program and want to strictly make it so that you can only acquire your RN through a bachelor's degree. But is there some accredited school elsewhere in Canada that offers an 8 to 10 months upgrade program from LPN to RN?? And please don't mention Athabasca university...(honestly, are they the only ones that offer an lpn to rn?? my goodness).
Its really kind of ironic how the government touts the shortage of nurses across the provinces, when the courses are made very inaccessible to the general public. I took my LPN as it was only 15 months in length but very intense with no breaks or holidays in-between(instructors at ACC touted their LPN course to be the old RN program, only unofficially). But who can really afford to take a full 4 years off from their life and debts/bills to go to school??