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madricka BSN, RN

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madricka has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology, critical care.

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  1. Reinstatement of registration with CNO

    Yes, consolidation hours are not paid work. And you can only do 200hrs/semester at George Brown. It’s also kinda pricy — each semester of clinical was around $1500. The theory classes are cheaper (between $325-450 each). There are also books, supplie...
  2. Reinstatement of registration with CNO

    The clinical is usually one day a week for 8hrs for 12 weeks — which I know, doesn’t add up to 200hrs/semester. They count all the homework, prep, group work, assignments, etc towards the 200hrs. So it’s entirely doable for you to stay in Peterboroug...
  3. Reinstatement of registration with CNO

    It isn’t fair but it is what it is. I was VERY angry about the reinstatement requirements but I really wanted to work again. They will not consider your unregulated work as nursing practice since you were not registered with the CNO. As for the CN...
  4. No, it is a set program. It is designed to cover the courses required by the CNO. Pretty much everyone has to do the same thing so it’s not really unique to you. The only difference might be the number of clinical hrs required but that is pretty much...
  5. The CNO doesn’t tell you where to go, in fact they are not allowed to because it would be unethical for them to endorse one program over another. So choose the program you like that suits your interests, learning style, financial situation & loca...
  6. Not much to tell. You apply for registration with the CNO & pay the fee. They send you a letter with the list of things they require (ie. proof you did nursing program, ID, police clearance, English language proficiency, etc). One of those things...
  7. I can’t add links here but the Centennial College program is called, “Bridging to University Nursing - IEN”. If you read the program description it specifically stated it is not just for IEN’s but also for domestic students needing to refresh. My pro...
  8. I didn’t mean to overwhelm you! I think the Centennial program is shorter (a year, I think). No idea if it’s cheaper. They might give you credit for courses if taken relatively recently. GBC waived a few courses for me because of my work experie...
  9. I did 3-4 courses a semester, depending on availability. I think I did one theory course that was allowed to be taken during clinical. Some are lighter than others. Some are very heavy & a LOT of work. For example, “Nursing in Ontario” wasn’t too...
  10. BTW, I should point out I am only talking about the program at George Brown. Other colleges might do it differently. But that was my experience 2yrs ago.
  11. I was previously working full time in critical care before I was injured & away from nursing (graduated with BScN in 2007 & started working immediately). I was away from nursing for 3yrs & 2 weeks and CNO made me do refresher. I did refre...
  12. I did it. What did you want to know? FYI, you can’t just do a refresher course. You need to apply for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario. They will then send you a letter outlining what you need to fulfill their requirements to practi...
  13. George Brown college Academic pathway for IEN

    Hi Jass How long it’s will take you depends on how many courses you take at a time. Some are in-class & some online. Some courses might be full so register early for them if you can. There is a lot of work to do so don’t take too many at once &am...
  14. George Brown college Academic pathway for IEN

    No, the program does not count for OSAP because the courses are Continuing Education. George Brown does have some financial assistance for Cont Ed courses, I would contact them for more information.
  15. George Brown college Academic pathway for IEN

    The CNO does approve courses taken at George Brown. Nursing in Ontario & Scholarly Writing were pre-requisites for all the other courses in the academic pathway program. I'm not sure if you can take others at the same time, the pre-requisites for...