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Admission requirements for RPN to RN bridging progrma

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Hello everyone!

I graduated from Seneca RPN program with 3.2 GPA. Unfortunately, I had failed and repeated two courses. I know Centennial /Ryerson program wont accepts students who repeated courses. I was wondering if I take a certification course such as medication administration will that boost my GPA? Will it be also considered for admission requirements? If not, what are the other options?

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Have you asked the school's if they look at post graduate courses when factoring GPA?

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From Centennials website even if you upgrade you will most likely not be accepted since you have repeated courses on your transcript. Perhaps, look at other schools and contact them.


Academic Requirements

  • College diploma in practical nursing with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher (B average)
  • No repeated courses or failures on academic transcript

Note: To be eligible for admission to Ryerson University, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher with no course repeats or failures in this program (9251).

Additional Requirements

For Registered Practical Nurses

  • Transcripts from a community college diploma program (inclusion of courses in anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology) are required
  • Proof of current certificate of registration in Ontario

Clinical Placement Requirements

After admission, but prior to Clinical Placement, students require:

  • Annual clear police check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Completion of immunization requirements (immunization review form issued by the program coordinator)
  • Successful completion and annual renewal of a recognized course in CPR (Healthcare provider level)
  • Successful completion of a recognized course in standard first aid (recommended for RPNs who have not practiced within the last three years)
  • Mask fit testing will be provided by Centennial College (shaving of portions of face may be required to meet safety standards)

All of the above requirements must be in effect for the duration of each placement.

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