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Sheridan College RPN Sample Weekly Timetable??

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by Claudia1980 Claudia1980 (New Member) New Member

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Hi all. I'm new here and excited to be starting the RPN program at Sheridan College in January 2016! I'm wondering if anyone can give me an idea of what a typical weekly timetable will look like for first semester and onward?? I'm in the process of arranging childcare for my young children and trying to get an idea of the number of daycare hours required. Also, how much time should I budget for homework and studying per week? Thank in advance!

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Hi, I've applied to sheridan for January 2016 as well. I'm just wondering if you've received your acceptance already? And how were your grades? I'm nervous because I took Academic upgrading classes my average is only about 85% and I am yet to write the HOAE test..

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Maxg1983 works as a Non Nursing.

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Nayomif, you should be writing the HOAE test very soon. Did you set up an appointment date yet?

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SEPF has 2 years experience and works as a Student.

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Hi, I just recently graduated from the Sheridan RPN program. The first semester is very relaxed, I had classes 4 days a week, including a tiny bit of clinical placement, but only during regular hours (but most days it was only 1 class). However, I know a few students who managed to move around their classes to only have 3 a week or something like that.

The second semester is a different story, I had 3 days of class which were generally more full days (on Mondays I had classes from 0800 to 1800); and on top of that, you have 2 practical placements of 12 hours each (they usually let you off early, but not always). Once again, I know a few people who rearranged their classes in order to only have 2 days of lecture and then the mandatory 2 of placement (although that can involve staying at school until 2100, like one person I know).

The third semester is not too different from the second.

The fourth semester is where things really get hectic. For the first 2 months you are inundated with assignments, and for the last 2 months, you have to work the equivalent of a full time nurse (i.e. 5 8hr shifts a week, or 3-4 12hr shifts a week) and then on top of that you have a elective to worry about.

As for homework, everyone does things differently. I learn well from lectures so did not allot any time for regular review (except a day or so before exams). But I did take about 1 day per week for writing papers, although I know you can do it in less.

I had many classmates with kids or with part time work who made it through, however, so I know it's doable. Now that it is over a few of my colleagues commented on how glad they are that they can finally be a mom again. It can be hard, but if that's what you want then go for it and don't let anything stop you.

Feel free to ask any other questions you like.

Good luck

New RPN.

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Maxg1983 works as a Non Nursing.

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Thanks so much for that recap SEPF. That was a great snap shot of what is to come.

Question, was the material difficult? I am asking about the course material period. Seems like the workload gets harder

in the 2nd semester and so on. What was the hardest course for you? Is the pathology of disease as difficutl as people say it is?

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Hi can you tell me how were your placements wt sheridan

I m also planning to do practical nursing wt sheridan but confused whether i should just apply to humber

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Hello, can anyone tell me what this program is really like?> I am worried about attending this school as I was told its not very good for nursing. I went to the open house before and the students there didn't seem very happy in general and it just left a bad feeling in my stomach. I am thinking of applying for January 2019 Intake so I an do the course in 16 months 

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On 3/15/2019 at 3:49 PM, CURLYKATE said:

Hello, can anyone tell me what this program is really like?> I am worried about attending this school as I was told its not very good for nursing. I went to the open house before and the students there didn't seem very happy in general and it just left a bad feeling in my stomach. I am thinking of applying for January 2019 Intake so I an do the course in 16 months 

Are you worried about commuting?  Have you looked into Humber?

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Hi, yes I looked at Humber but I won't have my pre-health done and marks to them in time to be considered for Sept intake with them. This is why I am looking at Jan start. 

Is there where you go? you like it?

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Chrissy_T has 1 years experience.

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Curlykate, I am in the program at sheridan. started last year may and if I had to do over I wouldn't have gone there. Some serious changes should made for it to be work. Maybe look into other schools first

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19 hours ago, CURLYKATE said:

Hi, yes I looked at Humber but I won't have my pre-health done and marks to them in time to be considered for Sept intake with them. This is why I am looking at Jan start. 

Is there where you go? you like it?

You don't need pre health to get into Humber for RPN or min grade point. You just have to do the test.  I just got accepted to go this September 2019.  I've talked to a few people who went there and they really enjoy it.  They say it's a great program. 

you only need these listed below: 

Academic

Admission selection is based on the following 2 requirements:

1. Academic

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent

or

Mature student status

or

College or university transfer status

and

Results of mandatory admission testing for senior-level biology, chemistry, writing and math. Test fees will apply. For information on how to prepare for this assessment, visit the Health Related Programs Admissions Assessment (HHP 01) page.

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On 3/17/2019 at 5:58 PM, redheadednurse13 said:

You don't need pre health to get into Humber for RPN or min grade point. You just have to do the test.  I just got accepted to go this September 2019.  I've talked to a few people who went there and they really enjoy it.  They say it's a great program. 

you only need these listed below: 

Academic

Admission selection is based on the following 2 requirements:

1. Academic

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent

or

Mature student status

or

College or university transfer status

and

Results of mandatory admission testing for senior-level biology, chemistry, writing and math. Test fees will apply. For information on how to prepare for this assessment, visit the Health Related Programs Admissions Assessment (HHP 01) page.

HI,, yes I am aware of what is needed and needed to take Pre-health like I am doing. I have never taken Chem...Thank you though

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