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Humber or George Brown for RPN? Is George Brown really that bad?!

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by BritCanNurse BritCanNurse (New) New Pre-Student

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Hi all, 

I now have offers from both Humber and George Brown for RPN in the fall.   I have read a lot of really negative things on here about the George Brown program but it is soooo much closer to home for me.  Does anyone have anything good to say about the George Brown program?  Any advice appreciated.  I have to choose in the next 2 weeks 😞

thanks! 

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GBC_Student has 5 years experience as a BSN, LPN, RN.

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The building is nice. That's about the only good thing I can say about the place.

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hellohobbit has 1 years experience.

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Dont think school matters a lot, it all depends on your own ability and networks to find a job after that 

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On 5/2/2019 at 4:59 PM, BritCanNurse said:

Hi all, 

I now have offers from both Humber and George Brown for RPN in the fall.   I have read a lot of really negative things on here about the George Brown program but it is soooo much closer to home for me.  Does anyone have anything good to say about the George Brown program?  Any advice appreciated.  I have to choose in the next 2 weeks 😞

thanks! 

What was your average if you don't mind me asking? My application is still pending 😕

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Application for GBC? I actually don’t know my average as i did application tests as I am a mature student. I know I did really well in all but Chem and bio. I don’t know how I did on those last two. 

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George Brown is really competitive to get into so congrats! Honestly, if I had the opportunity to go there I would. I heard it has really nice facilities good placements and knowledgable teachers. My admissions is still under review unfortunately 😕. I'm hoping I get an offer from Humber as well I heard great facilities and prof's as well, so far only Seneca.

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I got into George Brown however for May 2019 and so far I love it great campus and labs and really nice knowledgable teachers who want to help you succeed.

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Oh that’s so good to hear! I may ask you more nearer the time. I start in the Fall 🙂 

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Hey, I recently graduated from humber's rpn program and I have worked with other george brown college (gbc) students in my pregrad placement.

In terms of humber's program, it has its faults (e.g. mandatory volunteer hours that translates into nursing hours, schedueling 1 to 2 hour classes over the course of 3 to 4 days instead of one or two long days etc.) but its definitely tolerable because of the professors.

In terms of gbc, there is a lot of "fluff" courses and work that needs to be done during pre grad and throughout the semesters. Just look at the amount of courses you need to take during semester 1 of gbc vs humber. 

However, if gbc is closer to you, I would honestly go to it if the travel (vs humber) is significantly shorter.

Let me know if you have any questions about humber's program and I will do what I can.

 

 

 

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Gbc also has the highest pass rate of all the colleges for the CPRNE due to these “fluff” courses because their preparing us throughout the 2 years to successfully pass it. The professors here are amazing and are working in the field and apply real life to the lectures. Yes you have a quite large course load but in nursing that’s just what It is.

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Just putting this out there for everyone:

Full time RPN program as of 2018, first attempt pass rates:

  • Centennial - 81.9%
  • Conestoga - 97.3%
  • George Brown - 91.6%
  • Humber - 90.0%
  • Mohawk - 90.4%
  • Seneca - 94.5%
  • Sheridan - 95.5%
    • (this stunned me as I have heard awful things about this school)

 

I think these are just able to give you a rough idea on how the school is doing however, I really believe its up to the person and the effort they make. IF you do the work and apply yourself, you will be successful..

Prehealth2rpn2bscnn - Hope all is well and you're loving it! 

 

 

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On 5/11/2019 at 8:30 PM, BritCanNurse said:

Oh that’s so good to hear! I may ask you more nearer the time. I start in the Fall 🙂 

It's a bit disorganized but I think that can be said about most if not all nursing programs. Congratulations on your acceptance! I did my RPN at GBC and yes it could be a struggle but it's mostly about nailing your time management. You'll get a prof here and there who may be a challenge (as a human!), but most of them I thought were good and want you to succeed. I really enjoyed Health Assessment labs where they brought in RNs to help teach. You learn lots from different people! Nursing is what you make it I think, and I think you did the smart thing by choosing the school closer to you. I actually got hired based on the fact that I attended GBC, according to this particular NP, so I wouldn't worry about what you've heard. 🙂  Find a study group ASAP and they'll act as your support group for the next two years. 😉

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