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    Hi :spin:

    In regards to the volunteering, don't worry because I'm in the same boat! When school gets hectic, you just automatically focus on nothing BUT school and drop any other activities you have. I don't know what to do either!

    PS: I'm curious, how are you taking fluff courses AFTER your degree is done?

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    I'm curious about something you said. Why are you taking "fluff courses" as you call them to boost up ur GPA? which school requires that it has to be higher? also, did they specifically tell you that you need volunteer experience?

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    What is the starting pay for an RN in Canada - I know it depends on the hours you work, but I'm just asking what the average is??

    Also, what is the pay difference between an RN & LPN? I would imagine it's signficant since RNs are in school for an additional 2-2.5 years! :spin:

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    Hi there,

    I'm not doing the LPN course thru Athabasca that ur talking about, but I do have information on the university. Since it is a distance-education university, it is very hard to gain practical experience. Nevertheless, the courses are very intense just because of the all the reading material you have, and they are meant to be completed in a specific amount of time. For example, I believe a 9-credit course is supposed to take you exactly a year. I know the course I looked at previously had a 1000+ page text!

    You go on contract with the university to complete ur course(s). For the 9-credit course, you pay around $1300. Again, that is just ONE COURSE, I don't know how much you would be paying for a PROGRAM.

    I personally think hands-on experience is a must when ur in school because you learn a LOT (more so than if reading a text), so I'm not too sure about doing something thru correspondance.

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    Hey guys!

    I haven't applied yet, but I will be applying soon I was wondering what you mean by ratings/ranks?? How does the whole interview process work, what kind of questions do they ask?

    Hope you guys can offer me some tips since I'm so nervous about what to expect!!

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    I will be applying
    I didn't have one of the requirements, so I was forced to delay my application I know it's very competitive and that scares me!

    How did you do last time? Did they tell you why you didn't pass the interview process?

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    How does someone become a liaison nurse at the hospital? E.g.: how many years of experience are necessary?

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    If I have obtain a BSN and already have 2 other undergraduate degrees in the Arts, does this put me at an advantage of any sort to earn more $$ as a nurse?

    I don't have a business degree or even a science one. More like psychology.


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    Quote from cdl1605
    Whereabouts in surrey do your family live as I need a decent area to move to with my family when I come over and would appreciate some advice.

    Hi there!

    Despite all the negative things you're probably reading about Surrey, it's not so bad - in fact, I personally think it's no worse than any other city out here (Vancouver, Richmond, etc). I grew up in Burnaby and while it was a great place to live, no matter where you go in BC, you're always going to run into some problems - gangs in schools, for example. Someone mentioned how there's more East Indians out in Surrey. I don't see why that should be a problem and why it's even worth mentioning. Richmond has more Asians, that doesn't mean anything either.

    I moved to a nicer area of Surrey and we haven't had many problems at all in the past couple of years. We live in a more private area (larger properties), so that might be why.

    Here's some advice:

    1) in Surrey, stay away from Whalley. It has a higher crime rate, not so nice neighbourhoods, etc.

    2) Surrey Memorial is located right by the skytrain station. About a 5 min walk. You could easily live in Burnaby or elsewhere and skytrain/bus it.

    3) Delta is a great place in my opinion - a city right next to Surrey. If you were driving to Surrey Memorial, you'd be there in 15minutes! I don't know how old your kids are, but I wouldn't exactly send them to most of the Surrey high schools. However, North Delta Secondary, Seaquam, etc are decent high schools in Delta.

    4) All elementary schools in Surrey are fine in my opinion because the real problems with kids don't really start until high school anyways - just my opinion!

    5) Try the Fleetwood area in Surrey - a nice, well-priced area!

    Hope this helps!

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    Quote from mypaintcan8me
    Just wondering if anyone is in or has completed a accelerated nursing program to become an RN at either U of Calgary, Alberta, Saskatchewan or Toronto and if you could tell me a little bit about the program, your experience, likes/dislikes. It would be greatly appreciated! I am going to apply for programs for fall 2007 and am having trouble deciding which school has the best program.

    Thanks Again!
    Hi I was wondering what exactly you meant by "accelerated program"
    Sorry I'm new to all this

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm new to the board I was wondering if anyone had any insight on the UBC nursing program? I'm hoping to apply for the BSN degree later this spring! I would LOVE any advice you could offer me!!