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Hi all,

I am planning to attend Seneca's part time practical Nursing program for September this year. Just wanting know if there are other people here, also going to be attending there in September. Glad to meet any of you. Or if there are others here that are already doing the program, just give any feedback on your experiences and such. Any info is welcome.Thanks

sevillje

54 Posts

Hello!

I am currently doing the Part Time PN program at Seneca Newnham! This summer semester would be my 3rd semester (but really I'm taking 2nd semester courses and some 3rd semester's) so if you have any question, send it my way and I'll help you out as much as I can.

Yellowbee

21 Posts

Thanks so much for replying back sevillje. How did you find the first semester courses( which were hard/easier)? What is the best order/comb for me to take the courses? Which course in first semester did you really have to study extra hard for? Maybe you can pm me, since I can't pm yet.Sorry for all the questions.

sevillje

54 Posts

Every course in this program is time consuming. Considering I work part time, I had to juggle school and work. I guess if you are really determined, you will do anything to achieve your goal.

Did you take any (nursing/general education) courses prior to coming to Seneca?

Yellowbee

21 Posts

Every course in this program is time consuming. Considering I work part time, I had to juggle school and work. I guess if you are really determined, you will do anything to achieve your goal.

Did you take any (nursing/general education) courses prior to coming to Seneca?

No I haven't taken any previous courses, but do have some general education courses that I have taken previously. What gned courses did you take?Yes, I know nursing is a very detail oriented and tough stream, but I really like this field. Just your take, which course did you find the hardest in module 1?

sevillje

54 Posts

If you took some general education courses that can minimize your course load. Try to get it assessed and hopefully they will credit it.

For Gen Ed courses: I took Nutrition and Mythology. I need to take one more. Psychology is a required course on first semester. For Psychology, I recommend taking it online and I find this class easy.

I think the hardest is Healing Practices. This class deals with the Psychosocial part of Nursing. So understanding Lifespan of an Infant, Adult, Elderly.

Formatting of test are tricky. They use scenario based type of questions and it will just confuse you a bit. Questions like, "What is your first priority as a nurse?" or "Pick the most correct" are the things you would see often.

What are you planning to take this coming September?

Yellowbee

21 Posts

I was planning on taking about three or four courses in September. But don't know for sure which combo of courses I should take. I thought maybe A&P, Healing and Nursing Role and maybe the clinical prep class/ or math. Do you think the course load(these courses taken together) would be to heavy? I do have a part time job that I might continue with or take less shifts.

sevillje

54 Posts

I think these are doable. A&P would be the heaviest class since it deals with more understanding and memorization. In my class, I didn't really need to purchase a book since my professor gave us detailed powerpoint notes. She gave us good reviews too so I guess that's how I did well in the class.

For Healing, just make sure to keep up with your readings and you'll be good. You have to write an essay in this course and it wasn't that bad (I think about 4-6 pages). I suggest purchasing the "Fundamentals of Canadian Nursing 3rd edition" textbook. This will be your best friend for the whole nursing program and you'll use it lots.

Role Development class was about the CNO. Easy class. Just understanding what Nursing is about, how it started, different theories. You will have a group presentation in this class.

Math- it's basically Grade 8 Math + understanding medical jargons and how to read medication labels.

I suggest that you take Healing (Monday), A&P (Tuesday), Role (Wednesday) and Math (Thursday).

If this is too much.. Take one day out and maybe replace it with an online course? You're required to take the Etymology class (really easy, just understanding suffixes/prefixes of words), and it's a month course.

Hope I gave you some good insight about the program!

Yellowbee

21 Posts

Yes, your insight and comments are very helpful. Thanks so much again. For the next term I plan to take Healing 1 ( if I dont take it this term), pract lab, and pract lab clinical prep and/or math. Can you tell me more abut the pract lab and pract lab prep course? Do you think its efficient do healing and the labs in one term and maybe the math or would that be a heavier load? And another question, I wanted to ask was, is it possible to do module 2 courses if you haven't finished all of module 1 (like the lab and lab prep)? I know you posted that you are doing semester 2 and 3 courses. I thought we have to finish each module before going on to the next module.

Ktita

2 Posts

Did you already get the admission offer? If so, when did you apply and when did you get it?!? I haven't heard from them yet and I'm just losing ,y mind since I got no plan B

sevillje

54 Posts

@yellowbee

In my opinion here are the courses that I thought were pretty easy/doable: Role Development for the Practical Nurses, Etymology, Math, Clinical Preparation, Psychology. The other ones need a bit more time/attention/understanding.

Yup, you can take courses from any semesters actually. But I heard they are changing the system now so you can only take courses if you have the prerequisites for it (They might start this next semester.. They are still planning it that's what they said.) I wouldn't want to do this option unless you're finished with all your module 1 courses. I'm doing a mix of 2 and 3's because I basically have the prerequisites for 3rd semester, and to balance my course load.

Clinical Lab and Clinical Prep coincide with each other (I took it in the same semester).

gosia29

36 Posts

Hi Sevijille, Thanks for your advice last semester. I ended up taking just 5 classes - anatomy, healing, lab100, clinical prep and med terminology. I had to drop Math as it was way too many courses for me, so i am taking it this semester:) and its not so bad. I was so mad because i couldnt get a sit for role100 last semester, but anyways taking it this semester too. So i have role100, math, healing200, lab200 and health assessment. Do you think these are doable or i'm setting myself for crazy studying? I want to take my clinical placement next semester that's why.

I hope you are enjoying your semester:)

Gosia