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Hi Loriangel:

I have a quick question for you. I think in previous posts you mentioned that you had to take the pre-requisites (bio and chem) at Georgian. Did you do these online or in class? How much did it cost?

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They had evening classes for both, I think they were a couple of evenings a week. They weren't really that difficult.I can't rememer the cost but we had to buy texts for both One thing about school is you will get used to paying $100 + for books without batting an eye. At first it was like "The book is HOW MUCH!!!!"

What campus are you going to?

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I'm going to be attending a program @ Centennial College for Practical Nursing Flex program. It's a 2 years/6 semester program where you have classes 3 day/week instead of the traditional 2years/4semester and 5 days/week. That might be an option for you to shorten the time frame and yet have the ability to have 4 days off a week.

Remember though, after the 2 years, you'll be able to work as a RPN, assuming you pass the necessary exam. And usually, pay-wise is pretty good compared to what the general gets paid, and should give you a cushion to work towards your RN.

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I was planning on going to Barrie. The college is only a 35 minute drive from where I live. Did your courses take a whole semester?

My courses ran all year for almost 4 years. We had a break at Christmas and that was all. It has 5 semesters. I konw that now they have an accelerated one that is a bit shorter. You will be at an advantage going to the main campus in Barrie.They have a great library and an awesome lab with simulated patients that you can practice skills on.

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Georgian is actually opening a brand new health sciences facility this fall. Brand new classrooms, equipment, and even a birthing simulator. Barrie campus would definitely be the best choice. You can take your prereq's through any upgrading center, I know the Collingwood campus offers them for free, and I think you have to pay at the Barrie campus, but I'm not sure. Don't quote me on this, but I also think you can start the upgrading courses at any time as it is mainly independent learning (in Collingwood anyway)

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