Ontario BScN and RPN 2016 start hopefuls

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Just wanted to make thread for all applicants applying for the 2016 year ! Feel free to introduce yourself and what programs and colleges you are applying too.

Hopefully we can help each other get though the wait:)

I applied for St.Clair college BScN and RPN Programs as well as Georgian in Owen sound for BScN. So far I got my acceptance for Georgian. St.Clair I have to wait until mid March:nailbiting::whistling:

caffeinepoq4h

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Hi there! I also applied to RPN and BScN at St. Clair College! I am so excited to see someone else has as well. I have noticed not a lot of people on these posts tend to apply there! I am going crazy waiting to see if I got in myself, however I had applied for RPN for the January start date and got in before so I am hoping I will again! Good luck! :)

bluestar776

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Thanks ! finally someone answered lol I noticed that too I saw posts for other Ontario colleges but not St.Clair. I'v been accepted to RPN in the past with my ACE credits but when I went to apply for BScN I was told since they're college bound courses I couldn't use them. I had to take the year Pre-Health nursing course. I graduated Pre-health in August so I could apply for BScN as well. I'm really hoping for BScN but i'v heard they are going to be opening more jobs around here for RPNS.

Which one are you hoping for more? I've also heard if you have 4 A's in the sciences you'll get in!

Good luck !

bluestar776

145 Posts

Hi there! I also applied to RPN and BScN at St. Clair College! I am so excited to see someone else has as well. I have noticed not a lot of people on these posts tend to apply there! I am going crazy waiting to see if I got in myself, however I had applied for RPN for the January start date and got in before so I am hoping I will again! Good luck! :)

Thanks ! finally someone answered lol I noticed that too I saw posts for other Ontario colleges but not St.Clair. I'v been accepted to RPN in the past with my ACE credits but when I went to apply for BScN I was told since they're college bound courses I couldn't use them. I had to take the year Pre-Health nursing course. I graduated Pre-health in August so I could apply for BScN as well. I'm really hoping for BScN but i'v heard they are going to be opening more jobs around here for RPNS.

Which one are you hoping for more? I've also heard if you have 4 A's in the sciences you'll get in!

Good luck !

future_rn25

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Hey everyone ive applied to all the BScN colleges in my surrounding area such as Centennial , Seneca , Humber and Durham and ive also applied to most of the Universities such as Ryerson , Uoit and York . Anyone start getting any acceptances ?

bluestar776

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Hey everyone ive applied to all the BScN colleges in my surrounding area such as Centennial , Seneca , Humber and Durham and ive also applied to most of the Universities such as Ryerson , Uoit and York . Anyone start getting any acceptances ?

Hi I haven't heard anything yet! St.Clair I was told mid to late March acceptances will come out. It's a hard wait for sure...

I have heard from Georgian which is collaborative with York and was accepted there so far.

Zeila

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iam hoping to apply to Ottawa U for the second entry nursing program for 2017. I am not sure where to go for the prerew though. any ideas?

bluestar776

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iam hoping to apply to Ottawa U for the second entry nursing program for 2017. I am not sure where to go for the prerew though. any ideas?

Hi Zelia, I took the pre-reqs at my local college (St.Clair) for the BScN program I applied too which is collabortative with the University of Windsor. After I took the prerequisites at the college I was able to apply for the BScN program at the University and the college. I'm guessing it's the same in Ottawa.

I looked into it up there and Algonquin College offers the pre-reqs.. you can take them part-time at night through continuing education or full-time and it's the pre-reqs for the University of Ottawa BScN program so you'll be able to apply there! i'd check with the school to see exactly what courses you'ed need.

Here is more info

Pre-Nursing - General Arts and Science Program | Ottawa Valley (Pembroke)

Zeila

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Thank you so much. how far are you with your program? like my most students dreaming of becoming an RN, I am nervous. I doubt myself sometimes too since the competition for the second entry programs is even worse than the traditional BSN.

bluestar776

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Thank you so much. how far are you with your program? like my most students dreaming of becoming an RN, I am nervous. I doubt myself sometimes too since the competition for the second entry programs is even worse than the traditional BSN.

I just finished Pre-Health nursing in August. If you work at it you'll do well!

caffeinepoq4h

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Hey! Sorry I took so long to reply I feel like I have been going crazy with all the stuff I need to get done. That sucks that after doing all that hard work with ACE you had to take pre-health as well! I'm hoping it helped your grades when you took it though? :) . I myself am looking more toward the RPN route honestly. A lot of my friends are RN's and are having a hard time finding jobs and the amount of cut backs for RN's specifically are horrible right now. A few of my teachers are nurses (RN's), and are even recommending RPN for now with all the changes! However I do think a couple years down the road (especially if things change again), I may upgrade to RN then :).

I hope your right with the A's! haha I actually had applied for RPN for the January intake at St-Clair and got in but I had already started the PSW program at Lambton College so. Here I am waiting again! ---I am hoping that means they will accept me again! :) .

Would be awesome if we both got in and at least knew someone before starting!

bluestar776

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For sure with all the news about layoffs for RN's its made a tough choice! I'm glad I have until May 1st to make my final decision. I do have some friends in the RPN program who are busy but really like it!

I read an article that there is a nursing shortage coming in the next five years as well.

Nursing shortage to hit Windsor-Essex in next 5 years - Windsor - CBC News

So i'm hoping when I graduate RN if I do take it something will be open by 2020. I'm sure that if you where accepted in January you will be again for September for sure! I was also reading about the bridge program which we've needed in Windsor for awhile will take 3 years to complete one year of full time work and then two years of school. Have you heard anything from teachers about the exact day acceptances go out?