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Hello,

I just want to say that I eventually finished the RPN-BScN program. Passed the NCLEX & now an RN brainstorming where he wants to really work.

Just to give a timeline of how long it took me to get my degree.

2011-2013 - RPN program, Seneca C

2014-2015 - RPN Bridging, Centennial C

2016-2018 - BScN, Ryerson U

Feb 28, 2019 - Passed NCLEX & proudly an RN

 

*Maybe I should have chosen the 4 year BScN program

*But I enjoyed meeting people with this long journey.

*I still think that some events happen for a reason. 

 

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First of all congratulations ! I'm currently a new graduate RPN interested in taking a similar pathway. 

I received an offer for the centennial program and was just curious about how you found the program in terms of difficulty and overall school culture. I'm hearing the full time program is 5 days a week which I'm worried will minimize my ability to continue working. Were you able to work while in the program ? 

I don't really want to do the bridging flexible because I then have to do the Ryerson portion part time but I understand I may have no choice

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Thank you so much. 

Bridging Flex - I did not work as RPN while doing this program but I worked parttime. In terms of class scheduling, it was 3 days a week. Some of my classmates managed to work fulltime still. Kudos to them. I ended up having less shifts when I eventually had the first clinical. That was brutal with paperworks. 

I hated how they divided the 3 semesters for flex. I started Sept 2014 then Winter 2015 then Fall 2015. We had the Spring 2015 off. If I knew this, I probably started during Winter 2015 then Spring 2015 then Fall 2015.

Bridging Fulltime - I believed 4 - 5 days a week. My other friends managed to do it. It was tough since only 2 semesters but worth it. You could finish faster.

* If I was not put on fulltime wait list, I would not chose the flex schedule. 

* My classmates were helpful. You needed to open up to people you know who could help you. You started with the same group of people and eventually graduate same time with them. 

* It was more of self - study. A lot of readings & essays. 

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On 3/15/2019 at 2:24 PM, hypnotizer90 said:

Thank you so much. 

Bridging Flex - I did not work as RPN while doing this program but I worked parttime. In terms of class scheduling, it was 3 days a week. Some of my classmates managed to work fulltime still. Kudos to them. I ended up having less shifts when I eventually had the first clinical. That was brutal with paperworks. 

I hated how they divided the 3 semesters for flex. I started Sept 2014 then Winter 2015 then Fall 2015. We had the Spring 2015 off. If I knew this, I probably started during Winter 2015 then Spring 2015 then Fall 2015.

Bridging Fulltime - I believed 4 - 5 days a week. My other friends managed to do it. It was tough since only 2 semesters but worth it. You could finish faster.

* If I was not put on fulltime wait list, I would not chose the flex schedule. 

* My classmates were helpful. You needed to open up to people you know who could help you. You started with the same group of people and eventually graduate same time with them. 

* It was more of self - study. A lot of readings & essays. 

Thank you for the info ! I ended up accepting the flex bridging program that starts in September 🙂 My question now is if i complete my third semester of the bridge in September 2020 when do I start the Ryerson portion ?

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9 hours ago, futureNP95 said:

My question now is if i complete my third semester of the bridge in September 2020 when do I start the Ryerson portion ?

Start of application is November. I got conditional offer by December (2 weeks to accept/decline). I got cleared by January. First semester at Ryerson is Winter (Jan-April).

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On 3/2/2019 at 6:10 PM, hypnotizer90 said:

Hello,

I just want to say that I eventually finished the RPN-BScN program. Passed the NCLEX & now an RN brainstorming where he wants to really work.

Just to give a timeline of how long it took me to get my degree.

2011-2013 - RPN program, Seneca C

2014-2015 - RPN Bridging, Centennial C

2016-2018 - BScN, Ryerson U

Feb 28, 2019 - Passed NCLEX & proudly an RN

 

*Maybe I should have chosen the 4 year BScN program

*But I enjoyed meeting people with this long journey.

*I still think that some events happen for a reason. 

 

Man good for you. It must be such a relief. I finished the rpn-rn program at the beginning of April and I've started studying for the NCLEX. Did you use uworld? Or any study books? And how long did you give yourself to study before writing the test?

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Did you use uworld? Or any study books? And how long did you give yourself to study before writing the test?

I used Uworld + 1 assessment. I studied for 2 weeks daily, finishing every system/ criteria. I completed the whole 2k questions. I did not care if I had the questions wrong because I did not know them. I reviewed the rationale thereafter.

I did the assessment the day before NCLEX & said I had a very good chance of passing.

I went to my NCLEX exam I scheduled for 1pm and did the whole maximum questions for 5hrs. I had only 1 washroom break when @200 questions, then continued. I had a lot of SATAs. 

I just thought I failed but I had a good pop - up on the PearsonVueTrick. 

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