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Has <1 years experience.

Hey all,

I'm currently in my first semester of Seneca's PND program at Yorkgate and I'm loving it so far. My goal is to finish this program, take the bridging program, then potentially get my BscN. Is there anyone who has gone this route that can give me some feedback or insight on your experience getting there? I was contemplating on switching into the BscN program after studying here for 1 year but I'm deciding against it.

Thank-you !

Both route takes approximately the same amount of time, it just depends on your preference as to what you want to be doing in the next 4 years.

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

What's a PND?


Has 18 years experience.

What's a PND?

That was my first thought as well. I guess it's what the new kids are calling the PN Diploma

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Hmmm ok. Does the school list it as a PND program?

Going the bridging route will take a bit longer. It will add 3 years in after the 2 year diploma.

Well, she's planning on finishing her first year of PN then apply for the bscn if decides to do the bscn so that will be 5 years total. Finishing PN then bridging for another 3 is also 5 years.

If you finish your PN, you can potentially work as a RPN while you bridge but only if you find a position that can work around your school hours. It is 3 years for full time bridging programs and either 5 or 6 years for part time I think.

I can only suggest to go with your preference. I have no clue which route will nurture you better in becoming a nurse because people generally choose one way or the other.