Hi I am from Canada and new to this site! In Canada we have Healthcare Aids/PSW's who attend school for 1yr at a community college. Our LPN/Registered Practical Nurse program is 21/2 years at a community college and the RNs must have a BScN (4yrs). I am a first year Practical Nursing student and I am just wondering how much of a difference there is between the two countries. Can anyone tell me??