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Registered Practical Nurse

Degree completion for Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Nipissing University offers Registered Practical Nurses a 3-year compressed BScN Program. The Post RPN to BScN compressed program will be offered through a full time delivery model and will be six semesters in length. Successful completion of a two year Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) diploma with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA from either one of the following colleges: Cambrian College, Canadore College, College Boreal, Confederation College, Northern College, Niagara College and Sault College, as well as successful completion of the Canadian Practical Nurses Registration Examination (CPNRE) or proof of eligibility to write and subsequently pass the CPNRE is required for admission consideration.

Nipissing University offers currently employed Registered Practical Nurses the opportunity to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree through a blended delivery option. Admission consideration will be given to applicants who have successfully completed a two year Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) diploma (not certificate) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 within the last ten (10) years. Applicants must also be a current registered member in good standing with the College of Nurses in Ontario (CNO) as an RPN and be an employee (with a letter of support) of one Nipissing’s partner health care agencies.

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