schooling programs

  1. I am a student at Mansfield University in the nursing program. I was curious what type of diploma programs are available in Canada. How long are they typically? Are they specialized? Thank you for sharing any information!!!!
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  3. by   KIMHBTRAN
    Well, the diploma program is BC is 2.5 years long, 5 semesters lasting 4 months plus 2 practice experience lasting 5 weeks. That's what my diploma program is anyways. Unfortunately, the diploma program is no longer available b/c new legislation in BC require a Bsn in order to become registered.
  4. by   Sarah, RNBScN
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    Hope these help.
  5. by   maeyken
    Here in Ontario they're getting rid of the diploma program for RN's.... now it's all BScN. It can be done through university or through a college affiliated with a university. Here at McMaster, we've got Mohawk and Conestoga Colleges with us. Same program, same tuition, same degree, different sites.

    The BScN program is 4 years. Regarding specialized I'm not exactly sure what you mean. We get some say over our clinical placements in level 3, and in level 4 we get to pick them, so I guess you can sorta pick an area to focus in on.....
    Last edit by maeyken on Mar 24, '03
  6. by   epg_pei
    I'm at UNB doing the 4 yr BN program. Diploma programs at the colleges are hard to get into, as hard as university, and the demand seems to continue to be for degreed nurses.