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Question: PN bridge to RN with a repeated course

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Hi, 

I Graduated a PN program with a 3.2 GPA because I had failed and repeated Patho in the second semester of a PN program.

I understand Cent/Ryerson + UOIT do not accept repeated courses, which is incredibly frustrating. There are mentions of taking University electives to count as credits towards the application, but I am unsure how to go about this? if anyone has any experience and can share their recommendations. 

 

Thank you 

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George Brown/Trent, Mohawk/McMaster, Conestoga/McMaster. 

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I did my pn through GBC and like you failed my second semester patho the first time through. I retook it that summer, passed, got a much better grade and continued on my pn program without any other failures. I was concerned this could prevent me from bridging. I applied to centennial and GBC to bridge. Centennial turned me down but GBC let me bridge. I failed the patho course in 2012 and started bringing in 2016. They never brought it up and I never mentioned it. I'm not sure if they let me in because I was a previous GBC student but I'd contact the admissions office. Schools have all kinds of rules listed but whether they follow them is another matter.

During the bridging program you had to get a minimum of 75% in four specific courses. I know people who got less than that and still went onto the Trent portion of the program.

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7 hours ago, GBC_Student said:

I did my pn through GBC and like you failed my second semester patho the first time through. I retook it that summer, passed, got a much better grade and continued on my pn program without any other failures. I was concerned this could prevent me from bridging. I applied to centennial and GBC to bridge. Centennial turned me down but GBC let me bridge. I failed the patho course in 2012 and started bringing in 2016. They never brought it up and I never mentioned it. I'm not sure if they let me in because I was a previous GBC student but I'd contact the admissions office. Schools have all kinds of rules listed but whether they follow them is another matter.

During the bridging program you had to get a minimum of 75% in four specific courses. I know people who got less than that and still went onto the Trent portion of the program.

Thank you for your insight, it makes me feel better hearing this. I've been panicking lately because I don't want to be held back from bridging due to a tiny little mistake (got 58% in patho). 

My situation is EXACTLY like yours. I went to GBC too, I was on the honors list every single semester with the exception of second semester due to the failed class. I have not failed anything else either. 

I did email admissions of my concern last week and now I'm wondering if that was a bad idea to point out my failure? But I assume they will catch it regardless of me mentioning it. 

I don't know 😞 I'm just going to submit my application now and hope for the best 

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I thought UOIT were okay with repeated courses as long as you have a competitive gpa.

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5 hours ago, Khow89 said:

I thought UOIT were okay with repeated courses as long as you have a competitive gpa.

You mentioned in another thread that you didn't have problems with uoit when you applied. What year did you apply and what was your GPA if you don't mind me asking. 

 

They have it posted on their website that they don't do repeats and if you don't have a competitive avg you can do uni upgrades

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I applied for the 2014 intake and my gpa was 3.6/4.0 at Seneca.

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Admission requirements

You must hold an approved Ontario college diploma (or equivalent) in Practical Nursing with a minimum A- average. In addition, you must hold a current certificate of competence with no restrictions from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). 

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.

Upgrading

There are three ways to upgrade your admission average:

university level course(s)

The university-level courses can be completed through any recognized university.

Courses can be in any subject area. We suggest you avoid courses in the program map (see curriculum tab) so they can transfer as electives. 

post-diploma certificates (approved by the Faculty of Health Sciences)

college courses

Our upgrading metric is as follows: 

Each university course

Each approved certificate*

Each college course***

90-100%

4 points

Perinatal Obstetrics RN/RPN

Oncology Nursing RN/RPN

Perioperative Nursing (Graduate studies RN/RPN)

Mental health Nursing RN/RPN**

4 points

90-100%

2 points

80-89.9%

3 points

80-89.9%

1.5 points

70-79.9%

2 points

70-79.9%

1 point

60-69.9%

1 point

60-69.9%

0 points

Coursework must be after completion of the RPN diploma program.

Applicants may pursue a maximum of three upgrading courses/certificates. As such, it is possible to positively impact your average by a maximum of 12 per cent.

Transcripts with final grades for upgrading courses must be submitted by January 31 of the year of your intended start.

* These are some examples of approved certificates. Certificates other than these must be reviewed and approved by the Health Science Student Affairs Committee.
** Credible certificate programs at the RPN level must state Nursing (RN/RPN).
*** College courses must be outside of the approved certificate program.

Note: You are not upgrading your practical nursing (PN) diploma average, but your admission average. Once your diploma has been conferred, the average achieved cannot be changed through any forms of upgrading. Upgrading does not guarantee admission into the program.

Bridge requirements

Once you have successfully completed the bridge courses with a minimum C grade in each course, you will proceed into the BScN program. In recognition of your diploma, you will receive 11 courses toward your 40-course BScN degree. 

Last year's cut-off85 per cent

Expected cut-offMid-80s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our college-to-university transfer applicant page.

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This is a copy pasta of the admission website from uoit. I might be overlooking something but I don't see where they say if you have a repeated course you are automatically disqualified. 

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Ontario Tech/UOIT does not have an issue with a repeated course but you do need a competitive GPA. Is your 3.2 out of 4.0 like most schools or 4.5 like Centennial?

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25 minutes ago, kim1l said:

Ontario Tech/UOIT does not have an issue with a repeated course but you do need a competitive GPA. Is your 3.2 out of 4.0 like most schools or 4.5 like Centennial?

Out of 4.0. 

Been on the honors list every semester except for the semester I failed a class

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On 1/8/2020 at 5:13 PM, Khow89 said:

This is a copy pasta of the admission website from uoit. I might be overlooking something but I don't see where they say if you have a repeated course you are automatically disqualified. 

Thank you for your post. I have read this section of their website a lot. 

You are right, it doesn't say you are automatically disqualified but mentioning upgrading tactics told me that it doesn't accept repeats. I know I read that on their website. I did write them and I am waiting for a reply. Again, thank you. 

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