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    Mohawk-McMaster Post RPN - BScN

    I had the same dilemma, I was accepted to the program a week after I found a full-time job and had to choose ... I wanted to keep my job and do the program part-time but after emailing and calling Mohawk College they told me it is a full-time program with no part-time. In the end I chose to work and gain experience then apply to a school that offer a part-time program in the future.
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    I can't find a JOB!! I'm so discouraged

    That is just RNAO propaganda, it is just as hard to find a job as a RPN in Ontario. If you look at job postings, there is usually at least three times as much RN postings as RPN. The colleges are pumping out just as much new grad RPNs as RNs to less job postions. Yes you can argue that there are more RNs overall so more competition between postions but it evens out because there are more RN postings. As for advice for the OP, apply to jobs in home care/visiting nursing. Alot of new grads don't think of this area as it is usually not part of clinical placements at school. But they do hire new grads and is a good place to gain experience for a wide variety of patients. The only caveat is that you must have a car of course.
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    New Graduate Guarantee Initiative

    I think you can apply as long as you graduated from the practical nursing program since registering does not ask you for a CNO registration. But I would suggest you wait because it starts counting the 6 months right after you register and I found that most employers don't consider your application until you can prove you passed the CPNRE. Personally, I applied to every job posting on the NGGI website and never heard a call back, but I have had a couple classmates get a job through it.
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    Mac RPN to BSCN 2016 (Conestoga/Mohawk/Six Nations)

    Thanks for the info xokw!! Mohawk admissions office never replied to my email so I ended up calling the aboriginal education coordinator and she told me the Six Nations MoMac program has majority of courses at Brantford and some courses at IAHS for the first two of the three years. Then for the third and final year it completely transitions to McMaster/IAHS. I also asked if I am able to take the program part-time since I recently got a job offer and I did not want to give up on either the job or the bridging program ... the coordinator did not have an definite answer for me. So I am wondering if anyone knows if I can take the MoMac program part-time? I understand it states full-time on the website, but when I am picking my courses, am I able to pick 1-2 courses a semester?
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    Mac RPN to BSCN 2016 (Conestoga/Mohawk/Six Nations)

    I emailed Mohawk about it, hopefully they can give me some more info. But that seems a little odd, because after the first 3 semesters the courses are the same as the MoMac students that started from Year 1, I can't see McMaster sending professors to Brantford to teach. From what I understand, even the CoMac students eventually transition completely to the McMaster site after they complete the briding courses.
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    New Grad Resume Help

    Theres probably nothing wrong with your resume, its just the positions your applying for are not hiring new grads since there are so many for so few positions. Try applying more rural or home care and long term care positions.
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    Mac RPN to BSCN 2016 (Conestoga/Mohawk/Six Nations)

    I was waitlisted for the IAHS site and they just sent me an offer for the Six Nations site. Anyone else been offered this or been through the Six Nations MoMac program? I am just wondering how the program works. Since it says 3 semesters in the offer, does that mean I will have 3 semesters of bridging courses in Brantford and then the rest of the semesters at IAHS/McMaster?
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    Practical Nursing Jobs Ontario

    Where are you looking to live? Originally I was hoping to live at home in the GTA but now I am willing to relocate to anywhere for a short period of time to gain some experience, then I plan on moving back to the GTA if I can find employment.
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    Practical Nursing Jobs Ontario

    I graduated in December and got registered with the CNO in mid March, been applying to everything in the GTA area and have yet to have an interview ... I also applied to everything on the Nursing Graduate Guarantee Initiative and no responses. I am now applying to everything from Ottawa to Sarnia ... hopefully will get a response.
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    Perioperative Nursing Certificate

    No, I am a new RPN grad. Does the certificate programs require work experience for admission?
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    Perioperative Nursing Certificate

    Hi, I am interested in becoming an OR nurse in Ontario and was wondering what continuing education options there are in the GTA area. I am leaning towards the Mohawk College Perioperative Nursing Certificate but it does not specify the duration of the studies, only the courses and course hours are listed. What is the average duration of studies for these programs and does anyone recommend a specific college for this certificate? Thank you
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    Nursing Graduate Guarantee / Health Force Ontario

    Since they only let us upload 10 resumes at a time, I had to delete a couple and the application is still there so I guess it does not effect it. Although I have still yet to hear back or receive any offers after applying for a couple weeks so who knows if they even received anything. Have you had any luck so far?
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    I went into a science program at uOttawa for a year after highschool and then switched into nursing at Mohawk-McMaster and now I am done and trying to find a job. I switched for the same reason as you, I thought med-school was too competitive and with a science degree you have to continue your education. But even with nursing its not easy finding a job in the GTA area as a new grad, so I am also considering continuing my education. If you look at other posts in this forum you ll see nursing is not as high in demand as the ontario government says it is due to the deficit.
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    Help getting into Mohawk's competitive RPN program

    No physics will not count towards your admissions unless you get a really good mark in it, they take your english, math and 2 sciences with the highest mark and then 2 random U or C level courses with highest marks. So unless your really good at physics and want it as a backup incase the other 2 science's marks are lower, its not really beneficial. Plus physics does not really apply to nursing, it would help more to get your bio and chem background.
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    Mohawk RPN Questions

    The admission is based 50% on your highschool marks and 50% on the HOAE. The program is very competitive, I entered last September and they said over a thousand people applied and they take about 90-100 people and the number of people applying grows every year.
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    RPN to RN Part time Ontario

    I am graduating my RPN program in December and is interested in the Nipissing program. I know you have to be employed in certain agencies, so does that mean you can only apply after your are employed there? Also the grade requirements I saw on their website is lower than other bridging programs, how realistic is that? What was your GPA that got you in, and since you have to be employed in certain agencies to apply does that mean it is less competitive to get in versus any other bridging programs.

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