Rpn bridging to university nursing helps nurses to advance their careers


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Rpn bridging to university nursing helps nurses to advance their careers

  1. 1. RPN Bridging to University Nursing Helps Nurses to Advance Their Careers Do you work in the nursing field as a registered practical nurse (RPN) but want to move up or shift careers? Are you looking for a way to earn a respected credential in a short amount of time? Do you have a college diploma in practical nursing with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher? Can you provide transcripts from a community college diploma program that indicates minimum B average and inclusion of courses in Anatomy and Physiology and Pathophysiology? Do you have proof of current certificate of registration in Ontario? If so, Centennial College may have the program for you. For those working in the registered practical nursing field, Centennial College has designed an RPN Bridging to University Nursing program. This offering is meant to help students make the transition from college to university through two semesters of college study. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, eligible students may apply to the post-diploma nursing degree program at Ryerson University, offered by the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing and the Chang School of Continuing Education. Compressed into two semesters of learning is a host of topics that are based on the College of Nurses’ Standards of Practice for Nursing and Entry to Practice Competencies for Ontario Registered Nurses. As such, students attend courses among which are: Health Assessment, Acute and Chronic Illness Theory, Ethics and Professional Practice, Family-Centered Nursing Theory, Mental Health Nursing Practice, Nursing Knowledge: Historical and Futuristic Perspectives, and much more. It is worth noting that courses emphasize ethics and professional practice, health assessment, skill mastery and caring for clients with acute and chronic illness. These courses ensure that graduates are prepared to work with persons and communities of diverse backgrounds, ages, degrees of health and illness, in a variety of contexts. Further enhancing students’ experience at Centennial College is the location at which the program is based. At Morningside Campus, students study from a well- equipped nursing lab that is available for independent and self-directed practice. This lab features the latest tools of the trade as well as dummies that allow students to practice their technique under supervision to correct any errors before graduation. Individual clinical feedback and evaluation gives employers valuable evidence of current and safe clinical practice. Another real-world experience is offered by way of clinical placement that allows students to apply what they have learned and nurture employment networking opportunities. Among the many Practical nursing programs offered in Ontario, this program stands out for all the reasons listed above as well as the fact that there is a focus on caring for individuals, groups and communities in acute care, mental health and community settings. This further sets students up for post-graduate success.