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University of Lethbridge-After Degree Program

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Has anyone done their nursing degree at LethU or even an after degree program. I'm thinking of applying to UofA and LethU and just wanted to know how it compares, since I have not read too much about this school.

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CanuckLPN73

Has 2 years experience.

I am taking the PN program however I know some who are in the BN program at the UofL and a couple who have graduated...if you take the BN at the UofL you'll have to do your first 2 yrs at LCC though :)

I'm applying for their accelerated program, since I already have a BA.

Zepher, I'm sure you've already made you decision, but a few words for other folks pondering....

DON"T! Your first year is spent a broke ass community college where professors would rather "phone it in" and the atmosphere is fascist. No room for free thought....pure prison camp mentality. After much complaining we were able to remove some fo the bad seeds but the program there is still " read along while I read outloud". Bad juju. the clinical instructors earned their nursing degree during the War of 1812 and god help the student that doesn't pretend to love nusring for all its worth. Academic punishment is rampant just to keep those free thinking students in line. Clinical placements in places no nurse ever works, or has any place being for that matter. We count down the days until its all over. No out of area placements contrary to all the propaganda. Get in, tell them what they want to hear, get out. Done.

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

Zepher, I'm sure you've already made you decision, but a few words for other folks pondering....

DON"T! Your first year is spent a broke ass community college where professors would rather "phone it in" and the atmosphere is fascist. No room for free thought....pure prison camp mentality. After much complaining we were able to remove some fo the bad seeds but the program there is still " read along while I read outloud". Bad juju. the clinical instructors earned their nursing degree during the War of 1812 and god help the student that doesn't pretend to love nusring for all its worth. Academic punishment is rampant just to keep those free thinking students in line. Clinical placements in places no nurse ever works, or has any place being for that matter. We count down the days until its all over. No out of area placements contrary to all the propaganda. Get in, tell them what they want to hear, get out. Done.

Hate to tell you this, but most nursing programmes are like this. That's why a lot of us feel they should never have ended hospital based training. Gawd help you if you want to think for yourself.

Clinical placements always suck. The LTC placement I did via Norquest, resulted in 20% of the class walking away from nursing. By graduation roughly 50% of my class was gone, some failed, most walked due to the sheer hard, physical work of hospital floors.

Remember those who can, do. Those who can't become nursing instructors.