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  1. (I posted thsi on the Canadian thread, but realized I should have posted it here) Can anyone please offer me some advice? I have a bachelor's degree & recently moved back to MB with the intention of completing a BSN by the accelerated program at the U of M. It wasn't until I quit my good job, bought a house and moved here that I found out that all the U of M's published material, (website, 2004-2005 Calendar and Registration Guide) actually lies about offering an accelerated program. That program is only continuing for those who are currently in it and is no longer available to new students. I found this out when I made an appointment with an academic advisor to inquire about the following statement that I found on the website and in the Calendar & Reg Guide; (I am missing one of the high school chemistry courses so I didn't get in this year) "NOTE: The curriculum and admission criteria for this program are under review. Students intending to meet admission requirements after 2004 should consult a student advisor." The advisor knew absolutely nothing about the above statement, proceeded to make a guess about what the change may be and made no attempt whatsoever to confirm her guess or let me know how I could confirm her guess. I didn't push it because I was already so upset about finding out that if I wanted to go to school It was going to take me 4 full years and I would be forced to take the summers off of school and go work some McJob instead. I guess I'm venting a bit, but is there anyone else out there who is in my position? (have a degree, wants BSN but has no opportunity for an acclerated program) The ony thing that will save this is if someone knows of a Canadian university that offers a nursing degree through distance learning.... Thanks for listening! I am sooooo frustrated!!!!
  2. Can anyone please offer me some advice? I have a bachelor's degree & recently moved back to MB with the intention of completing a BSN by the accelerated program at the U of M. It wasn't until I quit my good job, bought a house and moved here that I found out that all the U of M's published material, (website, 2004-2005 Calendar and Registration Guide) actually lies about offering an accelerated program. That program is only continuing for those who are currently in it and is no longer available to new students. I found this out when I made an appointment with an academic advisor to inquire about the following statement that I found on the website and in the Calendar & Reg Guide; (I am missing one of the high school chemistry courses so I didn't get in this year) "NOTE: The curriculum and admission criteria for this program are under review. Students intending to meet admission requirements after 2004 should consult a student advisor." The advisor knew absolutely nothing about the above statement, proceeded to make a guess about what the change may be and made no attempt whatsoever to confirm her guess or let me know how I could confirm her guess. I didn't push it because I was already so upset about finding out that if I wanted to go to school It was going to take me 4 full years and I would be forced to take the summers off of school and go work some McJob instead. I guess I'm venting a bit, but is there anyone else out there who is in my position? (have a degree, wants BSN but has no opportunity for an acclerated program) The ony thing that will save this is if someone knows of a Canadian university that offers a nursing degree through distance learning.... Thanks for listening! I am sooooo frustrated!!!!
  3. trees

    Accelerated/ Second Degree BSN's

    I can't give you any specifics but I have noticed that there have been posts on this site that are not favourable towards the U of A. I know nothing first hand though.
  4. trees

    Accelerated/ Second Degree BSN's

    The U of Manitoba used to have one, but it's been discontinued. Don't let their website or any of their other written material like the 2004-2005 Registration Guide or Calendar mislead you because it says they do. ARG! (they also say that the entrance requirements for the 2005-2006 term will be different from the current ones, but no one can tell you WHAT will be different! UNBELIEVABLE!!!! How the heck is anyone supposed to plan?! Geez!) ****Does anyone know if any of the universities listed above offer the second degree accelerated program by distance learning? Maybe I should just look them up....
  5. trees

    loan forgiveness and tuition reimbursment?

    Does this happen in Canada???!!!
  6. trees

    What can MSNs do that BSNs can't do?

    Maybe this should be a separate thread, but since there are people on this thread who might have the answers to this I'll try posting it here. Do any of you have any advice for someone who is just starting Nursing school in January and hopes to go on to get an MSN? I realize I need the two years work experience, but can anyone give me any tips to increase my chances of being accepted into a Masters program? Thank you very much!
  7. trees

    BScN? BN? What's the difference?

    So it doesn't make a difference as far as employability or access to graduate nursing programs?
  8. I'm in southern Manitoba, just left the Toronto area. I am very interested in the things I can do to make myself more marketable, but I am still in the early stages of figuring this out and won't even start school until Sept. Is there anywhere I might be able to see a list of all the different specialties? I certainly haven't decided that yet. Also, in your opinion,(or any other member's opinion & experience) does having a BA, (psych) help at all or do most nurses have other degrees? Seems that there are a lot of people who enter nursing at a later age, (like me). Thank you! I love this site!
  9. I'm am getting so confused! I thought a nursing degree was a nursing degree. Would someone kindly explain the difference between a bachelor of nursing and a bachelor of science in nursing? Thank you!
  10. Hey I'm new to this and not starting school until Sept '04 and hope to get a BSN. What I am wondering is if Canada is still in need of nurses because you sure don't hear about it anymore. Where you guys work, are they looking? Also, it scares me to come to the Canadian discussion forums and see so many posts regarding leaving Canada for the US. I don't have a problem with that, in fact if I was younger and there was a better option there I would go in a flash, but at this point in my life I have no intention of giving up my house and moving anywhere really, except maybe BC one day. It just makes me wonder if the opportunities in Canada are very good and if they exist at all. Thank you very much!
  11. trees

    Please clarify degree types!

    Before I came on this site I hadn't thought there were more than one type of nursing degree, (besides advanced types likes masters etc.) until someone on this board said that a particular distance learning university would only give you a bachelors in nursing while if you went to a traditional school you would get a bachelors of science in nursing. That's where I got confused! Thanks for all the other info too. There are so many acronyms it's hard for us newbies to know what's going on! As far as Associates degrees go, I'd never heard of that before so I assumed it was the same as the nursing diploma here in Canada. Diplomas here are earned at college but they're being discouraged as far as I know because employers are requiring degrees more and more very quickly.
  12. Hello, I'm new here and planning to return to school this fall with the intention of becoming an RN. I am getting confused with all the different titles and degree types & I'm hoping someone would please clarify for me the difference between a Bachelor of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing & what diffrence it makes when you are looking for work or wanting to apply to a Masters program. Also, is an Associates Degree the same thing as a Diploma in Nursing? Thank you very much! trees
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