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  1. Thank you very much everyone. I haven't started my p/t job, but will soon. I will definitely not allow my job to get in the way of the time that needs to be devoted to this program. If it gets to that point, I will quit the job. Thanks again everyone...
  2. Hi Everyone, So this is my first week; 2nd day in the RPN program and I already feel like my head is spinning out of control. There is so much being thrown at you in each class. I'm worried about being able to keep my p/t job, being on top or readings, assignments, etc. Is this normal? Have I bitten off more than I could chew? I have so much reading (and making notes) to do, that I don't even know where to start. Any words of advice??? Thanks a million.
  3. thank you soooooooooooo much sabrina_rpn :). all the best to you.
  4. mamaonamission, i will not be attending humber, but i wish you all the best! curiousstudent1108 , thank you so much for the advice. by the way, three kids are a full-time job not a part-time job, so i think i will be ok. all the best to you in your last year and as you move on in your nursing career. thanks guys,
  5. Hello everyone, So I had my orientation session for the RPN program ( I start n.week Tues.) and it was very informative. The experience however, was really daunting:crying2:. I appreciated the fact that the program coordinators didn't sugar coat the journey to the end and I know going in that it will not be a walk in the park. However, it really seems like this program will demand all of my time (which is understandable, given the type of course that it is) and I am getting worried that I may not be able to keep a p/t job while in school, when I really need to. The prog.coordinators said that in order to pass any subject , your study time must be double your in class time. I am looking foward to the road ahead, but I am bit nervous now going in. Can anyone share their experience while taking the RPN progam; specifically those who worked p/t. Thanks in advance for all your responses.:)
  6. thanks for all the insight guys. i really appreciate it. i am really looking forward to the road ahead. thanks for all the encouragement. i know that it will not be a walk in the park, but i want it bad enough. i wish you guys all the best. p.s. i didn't know that you could apply for jobs(to:jme_daisy -"i got a job in a nursing home this summer (amazing experience, but hard to get so apply early). for september i'll do alternate evening weekends. then in october i'll switch to nights (fri and sat). i'm really happy about it because nights are laid back, so i'll be able to get in a at least an hour or two of studying. quit my other job!!! making way more money and for less shifts." ), and be employed in the field before completing the program. please explain. thanks so much again and all the best to you all.
  7. hi rn2b_2015 , thank you so much for you response. we are in similar situations. what school will you be attending? we should definitely keep in touch to share each other's progress. are you planning on working while in school? i am. i would love to complete the bachelors program after, but i think it would be best to for me to work for 1.5 years, gain some experience in the field, pay down some debt and then move forward. all the best to you hun and let me know what school you will be attending. i will be attending centennial college.
  8. jodik thank you so much. all the best, especially on that math test. take care,
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    Toronto Hospital Wages

    thank you loriangel14:)
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    Toronto Hospital Wages

    Originally Posted by mirakleen Humber River $28 GTA $ 28 Markham Stouffville hospital $26 Is that as an RPN or RN??? Thanks,
  11. Wow, sounds like it will be quite the ride. Thank you so much. I am really looking forward it the road ahead.
  12. Sabrina-RPN, You're a doll. Thank you so much! Did you only work on weekends? Also thanks for metioning what's in store for clinical rotations, as it would've been my next question. What were clinical placement like? Hours, # of days, etc. All the best hun!!!!
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    RPNs that remain RPNs?

    Thank you for clarifying as well as the words of encouragement. It is very easy to take things out of context when you're not actually speaking to someone, so on that note, I do apologise. All the best and thanks again.
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    RPNs that remain RPNs?

    'thank you' m_aidez for your response. however, i wasn't implying that you have a crystal ball in order to predict employment availability. so the snide remark was really unecessary. my decision to pursue this career wasn't based soley on 'job security.' i have a huge respect for anyone who is employed as a nurse, and i believe that pursuing a career where i am helping people would be my way of giving back. however, i was just looking to get some type of feedback from people who are already working in the field or new grads who are job hunting. again, 'thank you.'
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    RPNs that remain RPNs?

    I will be starting the Practical Nursing Program this fall in a college in Toronto. I am really excited, but since joining this site (I absolutely love all the posts and feedback), I am now realizing that the job market for in this field is really slim; which is odd considering the fact that there is shortage of nurses. Also, I'm wondering if it is worth it to pursue BScN once I'm in the field. I am now hearing about all the RNs that are being laid off. Though it seems like the job market for RPNs isn't that great either, I'm wondering which way is the best way to go. I would hate to know that after working so hard get an education, that it will be slim picking out there in the work force. I would also like to know what options an RPN has to advance if he/she doesn't want to go the RN/BScn route? Please advise.
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