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    Its not that I am not sure about going into nursing, I have always wanted a career in health care, i am just undecided on which route I should take. I currently have enough money that I can pay for two year of college without having a student loan but if I go to university I will have a loan for sure.

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    My biggest problem right now is they want me to have a 3.5-4.0 GPA to transfer and will not allow me to apply as just a high school student. They want me to do an open studies program and take GPA boosting programs and then apply for Nursing, but taking the open studies program does not guarantee me a spot in the nursing program. So I am currently undecided about what to do? Any suggestions?

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    Yeah I completely understand that it is too late for this year. Have you heard anything about Mount Royal university's nursing program?

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    I just finished my 2nd year at St.FX doing my bachelor of science degree in chemistry and have decided that its not the right program for me, and really want to go into nursing. I have family in alberta and my boyfriend of 4.5years just accepted a job in Calgary so I am looking at schools in the Calgary area. I am also trying to decide if I want to do my BSc.N or LPN and upgrade. I am wondering which schools have the better reputations and decent class sizes. I am also looking for the minimum grades the schools will accept for transfer credits. I have tried emailing and asking questions but they all want to sit down and discuss my options with me, but its kind of hard for me to do that when I am in Nova Scotia and they are in Alberta!!
    Your opinions will be greatly appreciated.

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    I have not finished my BSc. I have basically only taken intro courses and a couple of second year chemistry courses

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    I have just completed two years at St.FX doing my bachelor of science degree and have decided that doing a four year program and then going into medicine or pharmacy was not for me, but I still want a career in health care helping people.

    I am trying to decide if I want to do a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (4 year program) or do my LPN at a college and then up grade to RN at a later date, but I don't really understand what the difference between the two programs are, I know length of program is different, but I don't know what the difference is on the job.

    I am mainly looking at schools in Calgary to do my degree. I just do not know which ones have good reputations and bad reputations because I am from Nova Scotia.

    Here are the schools that I am considering:
    Mount Royal University - 4 year BSc. Nursing
    University of Calgary - 4 year BSc. Nursing
    Bow Valley College - 2 Year LPN

    Are there any other schools in Calgary that I should be considering?