I am currently and RPN student at GBC in Toronto. I have been trying to make a game plan for my future and am just wondering what the best option would be in furthering my education.
I am 22 years old and have a Bachelor of Human Kinetics with a minor in biology from the University of Windsor. I chose to start the Practical Nursing program at GBC in May of this year and because I already wasted four years of OSAP and my life in a program I am not using, I want to make sure I have all the information before I go any further lol
Basically, my original goal was to become an OR Nurse so that eventually I can go back to school and become a Perfusionist. However, I know I will need to upgrade my RPN diploma to a BScN so I am planning on doing that right after I finish the RPN program. I will finish in December of 2020 and hopefully will be on track to start a bridging program for September 2021. I was thinking of getting the Medication Administration certificate between that time so I can work as an RPN part time while studying to get my BScN. So I guess my question is... does it make sense for me to do the Medication Administration certificate if I am going to be an RN three years later? I noticed pretty much all of the Nursing jobs I've been looking at in Toronto, GTA, Hamilton, etc. require their RPNs to have the Med. Admin. certificate.
I hope this wasn't too much information or too confusing lol this is my first post on here and I just wanted to say how excited I am to finally be getting into a profession that I love!! I learned so much in my Kin degree and all of the experience I gained in that program will definitely help me in Nursing, but I am just so excited to finally be a part of something that I have been waiting for the last three years!!
Thank you all in advance for any advice you may have