RPN to RN @ Seneca or George Brown?

  1. Currently deciding between Seneca RPN program or GBC RPN program.

    Which one will be easiest bridging route to RN?
    I hear after 2 semesters @ Seneca's RPN i can attempt to transfer to York's BScN, can any one confirm?
    (according to http://www.senecac.on.ca/degreetrans....html?code=PND)

    Thanks.
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  3. by   sailor85
    Hi,

    Did you ever find the answer to your question? I'm in the same boat and I'm not sure If I should go to Seneca or George Brown. Which school did you decide on?

    Thanks
  4. by   InnovativeNurse
    I decided on Seneca since from the info i researched, i can bridge to the RN program @ York without a "bridging program". However, for GBC, i cannot find clear cut instructions on how to bridge, but only that i need to take a 1 year long bridging course to go in the RN program @ ryerson.
  5. by   Stray dog
    Sorry to cut in. Only students who took RPN course at Seneca can transfer to York uni without 1 year bridging program?? Not from other schools?? Does that mean when you transfer to uni,you can strat from 2nd year?? I heard that when I transfer,it'll take 5 years usually anyway... Is that true??
  6. by   sailor85
    Hi Amo21,

    I heard you need at least one year work experience as a practical nurse before you can take the bridge program, so if you want bridge without working for at least one year before then you probably made the right/best choice. Do you have to graduate from the practical nursing before you can bridge to york? do you know how many years it'll take all together? I'm assuming 5. and just a FYI mcmaster also has a bridging program you can apply to after you have graduated and passed the test to become a licensed practical nurse. Good Luck. It's awesome that more muslim males are studying nursing (yeah I read your other posts to try and get the answer to the question ). Too bad I'm applying for the January program.
  7. by   sailor85
    Quote from Stray dog
    Sorry to cut in. Only students who took RPN course at Seneca can transfer to York uni without 1 year bridging program?? Not from other schools?? Does that mean when you transfer to uni,you can strat from 2nd year?? I heard that when I transfer,it'll take 5 years usually anyway... Is that true??
    Sorry, I don't really have an answer to your question, but I'm assuming you would probably get in if your average is high enough. Might want to contact admissions for more info. Where do you live? What school are you studying RPN? McMaster University offers a 3 year post RPN to BScN program that you might be interested in. http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/nursing/educ_postrpn_admit.shtml
  8. by   Stray dog
    Hello,sailor85. I live in Toronto and currently in George Brown college. After I finish my program, I can take bridge program wherever offer that program to right?? like centtenial etc...? Even thogh I didnt finish PN program at Seneca, do you know i'm be able to transfer to RN program at York without bridging program?? Any info would be appreciated. Thank you
  9. by   InnovativeNurse
    Quote from Stray dog
    Hello,sailor85. I live in Toronto and currently in George Brown college. After I finish my program, I can take bridge program wherever offer that program to right?? like centtenial etc...? Even thogh I didnt finish PN program at Seneca, do you know i'm be able to transfer to RN program at York without bridging program?? Any info would be appreciated. Thank you
    According to http://www.senecac.on.ca/degreetrans...niversity.html

    Admission Requirements: Seneca students will be considered for admission to undergraduate degree studies at York with successful completion of two full semesters of academic study or a 4 semester diploma in an academic program.
    Which i believe means you can transfer after 2 Semesters @ Seneca (Don't know about other colleges) or after you get your diploma, i have to call York to confirm that.

    This means that you/i do not have to complete the full 2 years Practical Nursing program (if you are @ Seneca) and apply to transfer to York BScN after the first 2 semester.

    Once again, that is my theory, i still have to confirm this.
  10. by   sailor85
    Quote from Stray dog
    Hello,sailor85. I live in Toronto and currently in George Brown college. After I finish my program, I can take bridge program wherever offer that program to right?? like centtenial etc...? Even thogh I didnt finish PN program at Seneca, do you know i'm be able to transfer to RN program at York without bridging program?? Any info would be appreciated. Thank you
    Hi,

    I haven't called the school, so I'm not 100% sure. I'm assuming you can only because McMaster is collaborated with Conestoga, but they offer the 3 year program to other students. You probably can't transfer after the first two years, but I assume you can after you graduate (based on what I've read so far :S). Why do you want to go to york anyway? The nursing program at Ryerson and McMaster seem to have a better reputation. I hear so many good things about the nursing program at Ryerson and McMaster. I never heard anyone speak highly of the nursing program at York. Most people don't even know they have a nursing program. Lots of people make fun of Ryerson, but it's respected for the Nursing and Journalism program. Until you get your answer, I seriously suggest you just try your best to keep your GPA as high as possible.
  11. by   sailor85
    Sorry, I can't edit my response. I didn't actually mean two years. I'm supposed to be working, but I'm going to do more research on these questions we all seem to have. I need the answers too because I really don't want to go to a school in King City.
  12. by   Stray dog
    I was asking about York Uni because they are offering nusing program without bridging program right?? and if its gonna be total 4yrs of study to complete, that would be a little short cut for me to be a RN in a future,but if they only offer that to grads from Seneca, then I have to take a bridge program at George brown... Does anyone know bridging prgram at George brown offers a year long??(2 sem) or a year and half long(3 sem)?? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
  13. by   sailor85
    Straydog,

    It'll take you three more years to get your RN after you complete Your PN Diploma. Doesn't matter if you go to York or George Brown/Ryerson. The bridging program at George Brown will take you 2 semesters (or 1 year) to complete. Then you can attend Ryerson, if you meet their requirements, for two more years. York University will most likely give you (and any other practical nursing graduate) only one year of transfer credit (max). It might actually take you longer to complete your degree at York. Apparently, the bridging program at GB is very competitive to get into, and I think you might need some work experience. So.... if you plan on working for one year as a practical nurse before applying, then I would suggest taking the bridging program at GB. If not, I would apply to York University. Like I said before, the nursing program at York sucks compared to Ryerson from what I've heard. The rate of employment of graduates at Ryerson 6 months after graduating is a bit higher. Probably because more of the York students fail the Nursing exams on their first try. I think the graduation rate is also lower for York's nursing students. Maybe it's true what people say..... that they have horrible teachers! Hopefully it's not, just incase I ended up going there.
  14. by   2bNurse-88
    Quote from sailor85
    Hi,

    I haven't called the school, so I'm not 100% sure. I'm assuming you can only because McMaster is collaborated with Conestoga, but they offer the 3 year program to other students. You probably can't transfer after the first two years, but I assume you can after you graduate (based on what I've read so far :S). Why do you want to go to york anyway? The nursing program at Ryerson and McMaster seem to have a better reputation. I hear so many good things about the nursing program at Ryerson and McMaster. I never heard anyone speak highly of the nursing program at York. Most people don't even know they have a nursing program. Lots of people make fun of Ryerson, but it's respected for the Nursing and Journalism program. Until you get your answer, I seriously suggest you just try your best to keep your GPA as high as possible.
    McMaster is collaborated with Mohawk. I go there. At McMaster's Health Sciences building, it's collaborated with Mohawk. It's actually called the Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences. I didn't know we were collaborated with Conestoga as well. Always finding out somthing new, lol.

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