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by apcd apcd (New) New Student

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Hello,

I was wondering what is a decent program for registered practical nursing in the Toronto area/Ontario province. I am applying as an international student so I don't have a specific city I want to live in yet. I was looking at Humber and Sheridan but have been hearing mixed reviews about these schools.

Thank you!

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

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I did the McMaster bridging program and absolutely loved it. Heavily focused on research/evidence-informed decision making at a systems level which is super great if you’re looking to get into public health or graduate level education but it isn’t for everyone! 

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Moved to the Canadian Nursing Program discussion forum 

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Lucydog14 has 13 years experience.

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You will get mixed reviews on any school. Someone will always complain. All RPN programs have to meet the same standards and will adequately prepare you to write the CPNRE. I went to Georgian College and I was happy with the program.

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

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Ignore my previous reply, I thought you were asking about bridging programs! Apparently reading isn’t my strength!

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kim1l has 1 years experience.

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Every school has their downfall. You will hear issues about every school. Just compare commute, tuition cost, how many semesters (some schools like Durham college have 5 semesters) how many classes each semester, etc. 

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Is it true that nursing schools in the GTA (Sheridan,Humber, GBC ) do not accept applicants with a grade lower than 80s in the pre-requisite subjects? I am about to submit my OCAS application but I only have an 80 in my Math and my school counsellor said my chances of getting an offer with that grade is unlikely   Do you think I should keep my fingers crossed and apply now? or should I retake Math and aim for a higher mark? Anyone with the same experience? Thanks 

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Apply now and to a few more schools. I think Seneca's admission is lower.

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ShantelSharine is a BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Long-term Care/Acute Medicine.

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I do believe that there will be a negative remark from a student that attended any college, because let's face it, no one school is perfect. I would suggest looking at the approved nursing programs list on the CNO website (link below) as my personal suggestion would be not to attend any school that is a category 2. One of the deciding factors on whether a college is ranked category 1 or 2 has to do with the results of the CPRNE exam which you will be responsible for taking after you complete college. 

When I was deciding which schools I was going to apply for for my RPN program I unfortunately did not know this list existed but I did review the CPRNE exam results (can find this on the CNO website as well) from previous years to help determine which schools I would apply to. At the end of the day, you want to apply to a school where once your finished your program, you feel adequately ready to write an entry exam and pass. A friend of mine attended Centennial College initially and then transferred to Seneca (ironically both Category 2 schools) for her RPN and had a tough time at both. 

http://www.cno.org/en/become-a-nurse/approved-nursing-programs/practical-nursing-programs-in-ontario/

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