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RPN to RN Part time Ontario

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Hi Everyone,

HOPEFULLY SOMEONE CAN SHED SOME LIGHT ON ME....:)

I am super confused after looking non stop on the internet, for what seems like hours, on part time studies to bridge into RN.

I have my RPN license in Quebec (active license since February 2014) and Ontario (active license since January 2015) and have been working officially as a nurse full time since May 2015. I have previous work experience in insurance medically validating claims in January 2015, but wasn't hired officially as a nurse due to budget cuts. (I was on mat leave before that).

I now want to continue in education to get my BscN (long term goal NP!!! ..I know SCARY!) but have no idea where to start. I would like to know if anyone knows what the difference in between Centennial, McMaster and Athabasca are. Cost wise what is the less costly and how long it takes to complete!! My big thing is I am a full time mom, spouse and I have a full time job and would really like to squeeze this in Part time. Anyone have experience or going through this? And any ideas what the prerequisites are?? I graduated College in Qc with an above 85% average i don't know the exact grade. I also have some courses completed in college for social science. Is there any prerequisites for math or cal or chemistry??

Please help shed some light, I'm so lost and the more i read the more confused i get!!!

Thanks in advance!

Signed,

Ever so confused

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

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Hello,

We moved your thread to the Canadian Nursing programs forum where others can help you.

Good luck.

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xokw has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Public Health.

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Hi Everyone,

HOPEFULLY SOMEONE CAN SHED SOME LIGHT ON ME....:)

I am super confused after looking non stop on the internet, for what seems like hours, on part time studies to bridge into RN.

I have my RPN license in Quebec (active license since February 2014) and Ontario (active license since January 2015) and have been working officially as a nurse full time since May 2015. I have previous work experience in insurance medically validating claims in January 2015, but wasn't hired officially as a nurse due to budget cuts. (I was on mat leave before that).

I now want to continue in education to get my BscN (long term goal NP!!! ..I know SCARY!) but have no idea where to start. I would like to know if anyone knows what the difference in between Centennial, McMaster and Athabasca are. Cost wise what is the less costly and how long it takes to complete!! My big thing is I am a full time mom, spouse and I have a full time job and would really like to squeeze this in Part time. Anyone have experience or going through this? And any ideas what the prerequisites are?? I graduated College in Qc with an above 85% average i don't know the exact grade. I also have some courses completed in college for social science. Is there any prerequisites for math or cal or chemistry??

Please help shed some light, I'm so lost and the more i read the more confused i get!!!

Thanks in advance!

Signed,

Ever so confused

Centennial part-time takes about 5 years.

Mac does not offer a part-time option. Their website is misleading, but you can confirm that with the registrars office. I am a Mac bridging student and it takes 3 years full-time.

Athabasca is also about 5 or more years. You also have to get your AB license for that program (or at least I'm pretty sure you do), and you have to travel there for clinicals.

Nipissing also offers a part-time program, but you have to be employed in certain places.

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Trishrpn80 specializes in AC, LTC, Community, Northern Nursing.

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I attend Nipissing's program. If your employer is not a participating agency you can get them to sign up and be one. While awaiting on that you can do some electives etc.

I love the Nipissing Program.

I attended the Ryerson/Centennial RAC one and left after 2 semesters back in 2009 because it is in my opinon "sketchy" and i know people who got deceived.

If you want any info about Nipissing let me know. I am a working single mom so i understand the need for pt studies

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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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loriangel14 is a RN and specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

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I have heard great things about the Nippising program. Apparently it's quite easy to get your employer registered with the program for clinicals.

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Trishrpn80 specializes in AC, LTC, Community, Northern Nursing.

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The program isnt like a traditonal competitive nursing program because they can accept more students since its part time. You can be employed or get your employer to sign up after you have a job. While waiting or whatever you can do stats and electives at athabasca and it transfers over. Nipissing is very supportive and i love it there. Its a smaller university so the staff is way more supportive than i have found at other schools. I have had multiple health issues pop up and they have been awesome so i didnt worry about school and could focus on getting healthy

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