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  1. Beebop25

    Bow Valley College - Part time

    Hey Mcgrace, I too am considering attending BVC next year. I am in a BN program right now but the part time delivery of the LPN program would suit my life right now so much better. I just wanted to ask a couple things myself as well. I am wanting to attend BVC because I could then work in a part time contracted job while I go to school but is it a guarentee that the courses will be in the evenings? (and how early or late do the clases start in the PM?) I know for the final professional practice I would not be able to work and would need to fully commit to that schedule but what about clinicals? Do you know of anybody being able to complete them during july-august? I know they are 4-8 weeks long and if i could do them in the summers that would be perfect but I am not sure if i can count on that. I have to decide soon if I am staying in the program I am in or transfering. Best of luck av80! Maybe see you around soon!
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    New Teacher Wants to Become a Nurse: Advice Please!!

    you are required to spend 1000-3000 of your salary? what happens if you dont? What if your mortgage and student loan payments and groceries take up your whole salary and you can not afford to spend any at all? I am just curious because i know i could never afford to do that.
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    New Teacher Wants to Become a Nurse: Advice Please!!

    Hi Isabunny did you get my private message?
  4. I am making a decision really soon about transferring from a BN to LPN program at Bow Valley College in Calgary, and was told by two girls at school that you need 80% in every single class at BVC and if you do not get this grade in three or more classes you fail and get kicked out of the program. IS this true? Could I have a response from anybody out there who knows the current status of that program forsure? (and anything else that you could add about the program would be helpful)
  5. I have! Its pretty even right now, lots of pros and some cons to both. I know the bridge program through AU is always an option later, and i looked through it right down to all credits and truthfully its not that much more work than doing your bachelor's right off the bat, regardless of other people saying it is. Adds up to about the same doing BN or LPN-BN bridge. But, yeah I really see so many pros with both. I do feel though at age 25 I do need to start enjoying my life a little bit more with my husband, make some decent money, travel a bit, and being in school full time for 4 moe years is not feeling overly realistic but,,it's the moving to the states that is the big factor too...
  6. Hi everyone. I have been making posts over the past couple of years looking for advice, and here I am again with some more questions. Okay so I am in a BN program in Canada to become an RN. It is my second degree, (sort of my third) and I am pretty exhausted. I love the program, and I really think Nursing is the right thing for me! I am still planning to pursue my other career and do both part time, i worked VERY hard to earn my first degree, and am kind of coming to the conclusion that I may have to give it up to pursue a bachelors in Nursing. There is an LPN program part time where I live that would allow me to pursue both at once, and I have heard it is a very good program too. So here are my questions: 1. I know many LPNs say their employers won't let them practice to full scope, is this true? that would drive me crazy.... 2. Can Canadian LPNs get hired in the states? I have been desperate to move somewhere warm (Florida, Hawaii, ANYWHERE thats not 50 below 6 months a year) since I was a small child and this is very important to me 3. I keep reading these posts about phasing out LPNs in the states, please tell me if this is a real concern becuase I am not knowledgeable on the topic and just sincerely want to know 4. Is the scope of practice different in the U.S. than Canada? I know LPNs here do alot and there seems to be many jobs posted all of hte time for both LPN and RN in a wide variety of settings. People have been discouraging me to switch programs and I am actually getting a bit upset because I think many people (students) are just very uneducated about the role of an LPN I really appreciate any input! Like i said, I seriously need to find my warm sunny beach soon and I need to know if being a Canadian LPN graduate can get me there. I have two weeks to decide what im doing. help! thanks!
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    New Teacher Wants to Become a Nurse: Advice Please!!

    Hello RN in FL. I can't speak for anybody else out there, but I am actually still teaching part time while attending nursing school. I really like nursing and i have always wanted a job in healthcare. I am a specialized teacher and it is hard to get a fulltime job teaching one subject without having to do quite a bit of other stuff so for me it made sense to become a nurse and now i can balance both part time in the future. Call me crazy but it will work and I am pretty excited about it, and I will be doing everything that I really want to be. Going back to school fulltime and not having a full time job to pay my bills has definately not been an easy way out if that is what you mean, I want to help people and know I am making a difference every day, no matter how difficult my day may have been. I think some people on here thinking about switching are just very frusterated with their situations, not thinking nursing will be easier or an easy way out but that it just might meet some of the needs people have out of a career but we know it is not an easy job. So far I am really enjoying my program!
  8. I am a mature student just started a BN program in Alberta. Having already been through a 5 year university program, I am finding that I need to be working more, and taking courses part time. There are no part time options available that will allow me to work in my previous field, and I am feeling that after so much schooling already, I really need to cut back to part time schooling. Part time options do not seem that available for BN/RN programs, but there is the part time option at Bow Valley College for LPN. It looks like some evening and weekend options and you have up to 4 years to complete. This would be so perfect for my lifestyle and working needs right now. There is only one entry time a year in August so I am considering applying, and just taking whatever I can that would transfer through correspondence or maybe evening courses nad going back to work full time. Can I have any advice from anybody about this program in particular, has anybody done this program part time at BVC? What are LPN programs like in canada in relation to Bachelor Degree programs? (difficulty level) and what are the main differences between being an LPN or an RN? My intentions were to get another Bachelors deegree because it is so transferable and I hope to move in a few years, I am just finding that full time school is probably not going to work out for me. Sorry that was so long :S any info. is greatly appreciated! I just started a BN program and know i need to make this decision quickly for work purposes/second term registration coming up.
  9. Beebop25

    Mount Royal Nursing program

    sorry one moe question was it the full summer from may-august or just july/august?
  10. Beebop25

    Mount Royal Nursing program

    Nice! so is that just for a certain year or is that any year that summer courses are available? I need to definately get my foot in the door for that! So is there a way to finish earlier than 4 years? I have another question too, it says that after you complete your first year courses you can work as a Nursing Assistant. Do we get a certificate for this? If somebody decided not to continue on with nursing would they still be certified as a nursing assistant?
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    Mount Royal Nursing program

    Do you know if it is possible to request to have your clinicals at certain times? I am assuming not as if everyone did this it would be impossible but..
  12. I have read everything in this forum. I too am hoping/planning to move to Hawaii one day, but the chances of me getting there may be even harder being a Canadian. I went to Hawaii for the first time in March this year and went again in July, I am totally in love and only have been to one island so far! My whole life I have wanted to move to a beach place and just can not imagine 7 months of winter forever! Good luck to everyone in their plans. Is there a nursing shortage on all of the islands?
  13. Yes I am currently working part time as a substitute teacher and plan to throughout my degree. Do part time nurses not get benefits? is it different in the US than Canada?
  14. Wow thats increadible! Would it be totally weird/random if I asked for her email addy? I would love to ask somebody how difficult/manageable it is to swing both? totally understand if thats weird though.. haha.
  15. Beebop25

    Mount Royal Nursing program

    Also how to the clinicals work as far as hours? since Nursing is of course all hours of the day, night, weekends if there is a set schedule or if it changes every week (probably depends where you do your clinical too). I am sure I will learn all about this very soon I am just the kind of person who needs to have everything envisioned way ahead of time and know exactly what to expect :)
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    Mount Royal Nursing program

    Yes it is my first year. I am used to the expectations of being in university and all the hard work, but this will be completely different. I took Music Ed. as a first degree, and i will be working part time throughout the year two days a week. That is really good to know about the GNED classes I will definately be looking into that for next summer. When you say cluster one do you just mean the first year classes? Which classes do you write most of your papers for?
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