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I am an RPN who graduated in 2011. I have 1 fail on my transcript (young and stupid)- I want to upgrade to my RN, but i am unable to do this full time. I keep getting wait listed with Nipissing University (their blended program as i work for a facility who supports the program). I am willing to just do my BN and not BScN and futher upgrade later. But, I'm really looking for an online program with clinicals that can be done at home. Is my only choice Athabasca? Is it even legit? are there any other options even though the USA? 

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Queenbee specializes in Mental health.

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@Stephanie0804. Athabasca university is legit. I have a friend doing their NP there

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kim1l has 1 years experience.

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Athabasca might be your only online option after Nippising. 

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xokw has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Public Health.

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4 hours ago, Stefanie0804 said:

I am an RPN who graduated in 2011. I have 1 fail on my transcript (young and stupid)- I want to upgrade to my RN, but i am unable to do this full time. I keep getting wait listed with Nipissing University (their blended program as i work for a facility who supports the program). I am willing to just do my BN and not BScN and futher upgrade later. But, I'm really looking for an online program with clinicals that can be done at home. Is my only choice Athabasca? Is it even legit? are there any other options even though the USA? 

Athabasca is legit but your clinicals are done in Alberta. I had a colleague who was doing the program and had to travel out west for it.

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Just now, xokw said:

Athabasca is legit but your clinicals are done in Alberta. I had a colleague who was doing the program and had to travel out west for it.

Ya, they also seem to be crazy expensive. Plus having to travel and bored while I'm there... was hoping for another option. But irs seems even with 9 years of work experiance there are very few options for an RPN to upgrade. 

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xokw has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Public Health.

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3 minutes ago, Stefanie0804 said:

Ya, they also seem to be crazy expensive. Plus having to travel and bored while I'm there... was hoping for another option. But irs seems even with 9 years of work experiance there are very few options for an RPN to upgrade. 

There are a number of options but unfortunately most won’t take you with failed course or anything below an 83-85% average (not sure what you averaged). 

 

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1 minute ago, xokw said:

There are a number of options but unfortunately most won’t take you with failed course or anything below an 83-85% average (not sure what you averaged). 

 

I ended up with an 80 average. So I'm borderline for most programs plus the fail. Makes me feel doomed.. 10 years later...

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kim1l has 1 years experience.

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The online part time is what's limiting your options. Even with a fail, you still qualify for George Brown/Trent bridge, Conestoga/McMaster bridge, Mohawk/McMaster, Ontario Tech University, Algonquin/University of Ottawa bridge, Lambton/University of Windsor bridge, but these are all full time in class studies. 

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On 1/18/2020 at 4:01 AM, kim1l said:

The online part time is what's limiting your options. Even with a fail, you still qualify for George Brown/Trent bridge, Conestoga/McMaster bridge, Mohawk/McMaster, Ontario Tech University, Algonquin/University of Ottawa bridge, Lambton/University of Windsor bridge, but these are all full time in class studies. 

Agree with the above quote and Ill add that Nippising and Centennial College/ Ryerson are the only bridging online programs in Ontario. The 5 years online it takes is in itself, outdated especially for those of us with experience. 

Sad seeing as big this province is that more schools haven't taken this on. The demand is huge with waitlists at the aforementioned being long. 

Athabasca is the next logical step at this point. I'm not sure about bridging in the U.S as I can't afford to take more time off for school and would enjoy the online aspect. 

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1 hour ago, Ryyback said:

Agree with the above quote and Ill add that Nippising and Centennial College/ Ryerson are the only bridging online programs in Ontario. The 5 years online it takes is in itself, outdated especially for those of us with experience. 

Only the Centennial portion of the Centennial/Ryerson Hybrid bridge is online. Once you get to Ryerson, its in class.

Also, Centennial/Ryerson bridge will not admit anyone with a failed course so that option is out for this particular person.

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Ontario Tech University in Oshawa does have a part time option (I'm in their bridge program right now and doing it part time). Keep in mind that it is not an online program, (although a couple of your classes may be online). 

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