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Hello Fellow students, 

 

I am currently in Pre-health looking to start the RPN program and then once done take the bridging program. I am confused as where to apply however. 

 

I applied for Mohawk for Sept and January intakes - My first choice

now I cannot decide if I should apply for GBC, Cenntenial, Georgian or Sheridan or Humber. 

My issues are this:

I live in Brampton but heard bad thin gs about Sheridan for nursing. I also was not impressed during the open house. 

Centennial is  far for me..like over an hours drive with traffic 

Georgian - I an go to Orangeville campus no problem but I am not sure why they have a 5 term program so I would have to wait a whole year before applying to the bridging program and a friend said she got in there but it was cancelled because there was not enough students to start the program.

GBC is downtown so I am worried about the commute - Anyone do this comment currently?

Humber only takes September intake but I won't know if I am in to Mohawk for the fall before tuition has to be paid so I guess humber is out too,. 

I also applied for Conestoga in January as that is where I am in Pre-health but I do not like the way they set up the courses, its 1-2-1 schedule so we are done Dec 2021. I get into Mohawk I am done Dec 2020 or April 2021. The latest I want to compete the program is April 2021 so I can do apply to BscN for Sept 2021

I am so confused and don't know where to apply. I am waiting fore second round HOAE testing to find out if I can get into Mohawk.

 

Mohawk students - what do you think of the program

 

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GBC_Student has 5 years experience as a BSN, LPN.

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I'm at GBC for the bridge/ RN program. I don't personally do the commute but friends of mine do. They said it's not bad now in the final couple semesters because you're almost never down at the college but when you're coming three to four times per week during the bridging portion of the program it's a real drain.

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I would suggest to apply to a couple of schools and see where you get accepted and then decide where you want to go. 

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I would apply to majority of the schools.  I applied just to Humber, took the test and within 2 day got an acceptance letter.  Like you I live in Brampton as well.  I'm also looking at bridging later on when I finish the RPN program. 

Humber also has their own testing - not too sure if it's similar to the HOAE.  But I found the test fairly easy (I've also been out of highschool since 2010).

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Hey,

 

Im in a pre health program as well but at GBC! Honestly I applied to all the ones available in Toronto closest to me. The programs fill up pretty quickly my number one choice right now is GBC and Seneca. I get my grades at the end of April and acceptances should start rolling in. Good luck!

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On 3/16/2019 at 11:26 AM, GBC_Student said:

I'm at GBC for the bridge/ RN program. I don't personally do the commute but friends of mine do. They said it's not bad now in the final couple semesters because you're almost never down at the college but when you're coming three to four times per week during the bridging portion of the program it's a real drain.

How do you like GBC?

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20 hours ago, Prehealth2Rpn2Bscn said:

Hey,

 

Im in a pre health program as well but at GBC! Honestly I applied to all the ones available in Toronto closest to me. The programs fill up pretty quickly my number one choice right now is GBC and Seneca. I get my grades at the end of April and acceptances should start rolling in. Good luck!

thank you, you too, how are you liking GBC?

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I really like it its a good school, central and profs are good.

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OK so I think I have figured out where to apply. 

I am taking my HOAE test at the end of this month for SEPT AND JAN INTAKES FOR Mohawk and January intake at Conestoga. 

I have also applied to GBC for nursing in January intake. 

I am considering applying to the PSW bridge at GBC if I don't do well on the HOAE. This would start in September with RPN at GBC starting in January. Crap part is its like a repeat of term of of prehealth. I had to do prehealth to meet the requirements of a mature student for the nursing program but I am a certified PSW from a community College. If I do this then I am guaranteed a  seat in Nursing without the GBC interview which I was given the impression is really hard. 

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GBC_Student has 5 years experience as a BSN, LPN.

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One thing to keep in mind about the psw to rpn bridge (I did in back in 2011) they only take the top fifteen students, unless they've changed their policy. So like prehealth it's very competitive.

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The guy told me that as long as you maintain average over 75% you get into nursing. Right now my average is 80 with pre-health and my psw I finished with a 97.5 average (Private College though so GBC is the only one I can take the bridge at). Since the bridge term is basically a repeat of pre-health's first term except for I think 2 of the classes it should be easy to have a 75 I assume 

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I can also apply at Georgian Orangeville Campus for January intake but I don't like the pass rate on the RPN exam adits really low at 77% and no offence to anyone their campus looks the sh&ts

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