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RPN to RN Ontario (mainly gta)

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Hey everyone I hope you’re doing well. I’m looking for good RPN-RN Bridging programs specifically in the gta; I’ve looked at all of the websites for my choices but don’t know which school to go to (they mainly spoke of the admission process/requirements).

So if any of you have been in a nursing bridging program for any of these schools, please let me know your experience with those programs (like how was the program in general, the formate of the program, communication between the school and students, how were the courses, and the teachers etc). If you can, I'd really appreciate detailed responses!

Also how were your clinical experiences and did any of you have a clinical in maternity; cause I really want to have a clinical for maternity😩.

The schools that I’m applying to are:

  • George Brown College/Trent (I'm current in my last semester of the RPN program at GBC so how is the bridging program compared to the RPN program if you have/are doing both?)
    • how is the formate of this program because I read the it's blended. In that schools have a virtual for mate now, but prior to this how was this bridging program? Was it all online or did you go to class on campus? And how were the online classes?
  • Conestoga/McMaster
  • Mohawk/McMaster
  • Durham/Ontario Tech (UOIT)
  • Georgian/Ontario Tech (UOIT)

I’m also applying to the Centennial bridging program but how does this work in terms of bridging? I've heard that Ryerson reserves spots for centennial bridging students, but at the same time Ryerson’s website says that admission is not guaranteed.

Lastly, after you finish the bridging programs do you have to pay and apply into the University on OUAC? (I don't mean the guaranteed acceptance, cause I know that all the programs that I've listed (expect of centennial) have a guaranteed accepts in to the RN portion of the program so long as you meet the minimum bridging requirements).

 

Thank you for all of your reply’s in advance, I really appreciate all the help I can get!

3 hours ago, FutureRN.2024 said:

Hey everyone I hope you’re doing well. I’m looking for good RPN-RN Bridging programs specifically in the gta; I’ve looked at all of the websites for my choices but don’t know which school to go to (they mainly spoke of the admission process/requirements).

So if any of you have been in a nursing bridging program for any of these schools, please let me know your experience with those programs (like how was the program in general, the formate of the program, communication between the school and students, how were the courses, and the teachers etc). If you can, I'd really appreciate detailed responses!

Also how were your clinical experiences and did any of you have a clinical in maternity; cause I really want to have a clinical for maternity😩.

The schools that I’m applying to are:

  • George Brown College/Trent (I'm current in my last semester of the RPN program at GBC so how is the bridging program compared to the RPN program if you have/are doing both?)
    • how is the formate of this program because I read the it's blended. In that schools have a virtual for mate now, but prior to this how was this bridging program? Was it all online or did you go to class on campus? And how were the online classes?
  • Conestoga/McMaster
  • Mohawk/McMaster
  • Durham/Ontario Tech (UOIT)
  • Georgian/Ontario Tech (UOIT)

I’m also applying to the Centennial bridging program but how does this work in terms of bridging? I've heard that Ryerson reserves spots for centennial bridging students, but at the same time Ryerson’s website says that admission is not guaranteed.

Lastly, after you finish the bridging programs do you have to pay and apply into the University on OUAC? (I don't mean the guaranteed acceptance, cause I know that all the programs that I've listed (expect of centennial) have a guaranteed accepts in to the RN portion of the program so long as you meet the minimum bridging requirements).

 

Thank you for all of your reply’s in advance, I really appreciate all the help I can get!

I am also starting my last semester in Humber. Thanks for asking this questions. I have been so confused about the RPN-BSCN bridge. Hopefully someone shares their experience.

I will be applying to mo-mac, gbc-trent and humber.hopefully I get into one .

Zenica_blues, RN

Has 27 years experience.

On 12/2/2020 at 8:28 PM, FutureRN.2024 said:

Hey everyone I hope you’re doing well. I’m looking for good RPN-RN Bridging programs specifically in the gta; I’ve looked at all of the websites for my choices but don’t know which school to go to (they mainly spoke of the admission process/requirements).

So if any of you have been in a nursing bridging program for any of these schools, please let me know your experience with those programs (like how was the program in general, the formate of the program, communication between the school and students, how were the courses, and the teachers etc). If you can, I'd really appreciate detailed responses!

Also how were your clinical experiences and did any of you have a clinical in maternity; cause I really want to have a clinical for maternity😩.

The schools that I’m applying to are:

  • George Brown College/Trent (I'm current in my last semester of the RPN program at GBC so how is the bridging program compared to the RPN program if you have/are doing both?)
    • how is the formate of this program because I read the it's blended. In that schools have a virtual for mate now, but prior to this how was this bridging program? Was it all online or did you go to class on campus? And how were the online classes?
  • Conestoga/McMaster
  • Mohawk/McMaster
  • Durham/Ontario Tech (UOIT)
  • Georgian/Ontario Tech (UOIT)

I’m also applying to the Centennial bridging program but how does this work in terms of bridging? I've heard that Ryerson reserves spots for centennial bridging students, but at the same time Ryerson’s website says that admission is not guaranteed.

Lastly, after you finish the bridging programs do you have to pay and apply into the University on OUAC? (I don't mean the guaranteed acceptance, cause I know that all the programs that I've listed (expect of centennial) have a guaranteed accepts in to the RN portion of the program so long as you meet the minimum bridging requirements).

 

Thank you for all of your reply’s in advance, I really appreciate all the help I can get!

Hi, 

I completed all 16 GBC courses, just waiting for my clinicals, which were canceled for September. I can't compare it to the GBC RPN program, but I would say that it wasn't too difficult. You can take all courses online except the research course. However, research is now online too because of the pandemic. How fast you can complete it depends entirely on you. I finished it within 18 months with 3-4 courses per semester. You have to register for courses as soon as they are posted for registration because they fill up very fast, especially IPE course, which is a prerequisite for clinicals.

Just a week ago, I applied to Ryerson for the fall term 2021 part-time. I hope to get a conditional offer from them. Regarding OUAC, yes, you have to pay $90 to apply to a university (it is OUAC 105) and additional $12 for every official transcript. I can get back to you once I get a response from Ryerson.

 

17 hours ago, Zenica_blues said:

Hi, 

I completed all 16 GBC courses, just waiting for my clinicals, which were canceled for September. I can't compare it to the GBC RPN program, but I would say that it wasn't too difficult. You can take all courses online except the research course. However, research is now online too because of the pandemic. How fast you can complete it depends entirely on you. I finished it within 18 months with 3-4 courses per semester. You have to register for courses as soon as they are posted for registration because they fill up very fast, especially IPE course, which is a prerequisite for clinicals.

Just a week ago, I applied to Ryerson for the fall term 2021 part-time. I hope to get a conditional offer from them. Regarding OUAC, yes, you have to pay $90 to apply to a university (it is OUAC 105) and additional $12 for every official transcript. I can get back to you once I get a response from Ryerson.

 

Hey, 

Thanks for your reply and the information! If you don't mind me asking, are you talking about the GBC Bridging program? Because right now the GBC RPN-RN program has 13 courses (over a span of 2 semesters) in total, including clinical, so do you just mean you took the program as a part time student; and you said you had 16 courses but theres only 13 so did the program formate change?

If you are talking about the GBC RPN-RN program, I have a some questions, and I'm apologizing in advance for them (hopefully you reply😩).

  • You said clinical was cancelled for September but isn't clinical in the Jan-Apr term; and for clinical is it offered as a group clinical or a preceptorship type clinical?
  • What is the IPE course? And you said that I can take all of the course online, do this mean that prior to the pandemic you could take the classes at the GBC campus?
  • How do the 7-week classes work? Like do you have 7 weeks of one course and then it changes to a different course after reading week, or would you be taking all 4 of the 7-week courses at the same time?
  • How did/do you like the formate of the online learning; do you feel like the program is well thought out (in terms of how the teachers teach and the amount of evaluations given (assignments, quizzes etc)) or do you feel like there was a lot of self learning that you needed to do?
  • Did you have any labs in this program? and what uniform do you have to wear for clinical and those labs (was it just any type of scrub)?

Lastly, I would really appreciate if you get back to me about your Ryerson application, but what about the Trent part of the program, do you plan on bridging into it, and if not may I ask why?

Thank you soo much for your response in advance!