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    Quote from Leobear73
    Hey all, I am a pretty shy person. I have been my whole life. I even have some pretty strong social anxiety that I take meds for. I'm terrible at meeting people and even worse at small talk. I am great when it comes to work when I know what I am doing and I have a purpose. I was a generic caseworker for years and can help and handle a client pretty well. I wanted to ask for opinions on ways to get thru the school part from other people that have faced or are facing the social anxiety thing. Thanks!
    Hey, Not sure what your schools are like. It here in Ontario a lot of the classes incorporate group work, presentations, and lab partners. You get over it pretty fast. It doesn't stop after first year I've heard. You're always doing group work and presentations.. Scary at first but I figure I'm there to become a good nurse. Not make a bunch of friends. Hope that helps.

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    I love your answer. I was perusing and read the perioperative outline on the Georgian website. Definitely sounded interesting, but I think i'll get the 5 semesters of RPN courses out of the way first.

    Glad you're happy, thanks for your answer




    LadyJ

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    Quote from loriangel14
    Is there anyone out there that has taken the bridge from RPN to RN in Ontario? The bridge is going to be offered part time at my local college campus that I graduated from last year as an RPN. If you did this was it worth it? Did you make the transition from RPN to RN successfully? I am still feeling very much the green RPN at work but I am confident with my growth so far. I just worry that I will get half way through the bridge and think " what was I thinking?". I enjoyed the RPN program and graduated with a 88% average. Is this good enough to go on to an RN program bridge? If anyone has any experiences they could share I would like to hear from you.Thanks.
    Hey Loriangel

    did you ever start this? how are you finding it? Why is the bridging program as long as the RPN program? I guess there is a lot of extra theory and content to learn???

    please pardon my ignorance.

    LadyJ

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    Juryizout likes this.

    I am SO freaking JEALOUS! lol I start Sept 6 too, I can't wait. I'm getting so impatient since I don't have my schedule or my book list yet. I hope you enjoy your courses, busy as they may keep you. All the best!

    LadyJ

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    loriangel14 and Fiona59 like this.

    Unfortunately it's not really a grey area; you either have it or you don't. As said by 27400 "it's really competetive". Math is a pain, but you need it. Sorry the answer isn't the one you're looking for. :S

    Best of Luck.

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    have you tried talking to admissions at the college of your choice? I haven't transferred before, but that's where I would start.

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    Fiona59 likes this.

    Future_hero, I admire your excitement. I feel like you're sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for a reply. I know I am!

    I wish I could "Kudos" all of you long timers. You should be held in the highest respect for sticking it out even though it's not all sunshine and lollipops. Thanks for being there for all of us pre nursing students and helping to prepare us for what we're going to be diving into in the next couple of weeks.

    LadyJ.

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    I too am super bored. we are really slow where i work (construction company) and i'm waiting to start school. I fill my days with Allnurses.com and Google. thank goodness for google.

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    Hi,
    check schools for "second entry" or "compressed Nursing program". i know Trent and York offer something like this. I don't know what classes you have already, but it might save you some time and money.

    Good Luck.

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    *reposted from International Nursing. Accidentally posted there instead of here... SORRY!!*


    Hi All!

    I'm starting RPN in the fall and wanted to know if anyone had any good ideas on where you can work while you're going to school. I was hoping to find something where I could apply the skills that I was learning, but I know PSW requires a certification now. I'm ok with being limited to Grocery stores and coffee shops if that's what I have to do. Let me know your thoughts.

    thanks!

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    Hi All!

    I'm starting RPN in the fall and wanted to know if anyone had any good ideas on where you can work while you're going to school. I was hoping to find something where I could apply the skills that I was learning, but I know PSW requires a certification now. I'm ok with being limited to Grocery stores and coffee shops if that's what I have to do. Let me know your thoughts.

    thanks!

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    Try not to Fret.
    I am still in the construction industry (payroll for a company), I'm 27 too and starting in sept '11. it's never too late. think of it as an investment in the rest of your life. best of luck!!

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    Quote from HelloILoveYou
    Which program have you accepted and why?
    Aspects you're nervous for?
    Aspects you're excited for?
    Despite that nursing school might change your feelings on particular career options within nursing, which speciality/unit do you think you'd like to work in at this point?
    Hello all Nurses to be!

    I've chosen Georgian College for the RPN Program because my previous University marks weren't high enough to get back into University, but I'm just happy that I'm able to try something new, and get back to school after being out of it for so long. I'm 27!

    Nervous to be a student living student life again, although bars won't be nearly as important as they used to be!

    Excited to be working with people and applying new skills

    I don't think I can pick where I want to work just yet, I know I'll have to try a few before I decide. Anyone in the Barrie area or in the same program, feel free to PM me or befriend me. All the best to all of you!!!!

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    Thats actually not a bad option. If you're going to be waiting a year you might as well apply it to your learning. Also, ive heard that theres early clinical work with the rpn program although i cant say for sure because im not there yet. Either way whether you do he electives for rn or start with the rpn program it would be productive.

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    future_hero likes this.

    Hi Future Hero!

    I'm not a student yet either, I'm starting at Georgian College in the RPN program in September. Leading up to that I've applied several times due to a few complications. Have you considered looking into January enrollments?? I know some colleges have them. It sounds like you've worked way too hard to be satisfied with being wait listed. I know that wait list calls can come up to the first two weeks of class. Hopefully that won't set you back if that's the case. If you do end up reapplying, apply to as many as you can. Sorry I'm not a heck of a lot of help, but keep us posted just the same. Fingers are crossed for you. There's nothing like wanting something so bad and knowing that it's where you should be instead of being where you are.

    Best of Luck.

    LadyJ.


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