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Old 04-16-2011, 11:16 PM
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I'm still in high school, but time goes by fast, but I have a couple questions relating to nursing schools. I want to know how hard nursing school is, and would there be any differences from American schooling, compare to Canadian? (I am a Canadian resident by the way). What are some of the topics that they would go through, and how much were your school fees?

I've been researching about nursing, and going to volunteer at a hospital when my exams end.


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Old 06-06-2011, 10:00 AM
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I really can't compare the American system to the Canadian one. About the topics you cover: You will learn Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, basic Chemistry, and more. You can see a list of classes at Nursing Classes.
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Nursing schools are not very hard but their main purpose is to remove those who are not qualified. As this profession directly impacts a person's life. There is a lot of material to read in a small time frame but once you excel at it the rewards will be great.
The fee structure varies from college to college.

Here is the tuition and fees structure for Vanderbilt university

2013-2014 Tuition and Fees

Costs for Full-Time Study for 3 Semesters Tuition - Per Credit Hour $1,160 Books* $2,200 Health Insurance** $2,239 Activity Fee & Rec Fees*** $488 Computer Technology Lab Fees**** $525 Liability Insurance $99 Clinical Placement Fee (one time) $150 Occupational Exposure Fee (once per year) $40 Transcript Fee (one time) $30
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:39 AM
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People usually ask this question and the answer is yes there is difference between nursing from country to country it is often said that in US nurses do more paper work, apart from this a lot of tasks vary from state to state in the US. Canadian nurses are paid reasonably well, in comparison to many of the US States.
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I advice to apply to canadian school with good essay https://essmart.org/nursing-essay/
The difference between Canadian and USA nursing has more to do with competencies than with scope of practice. Competencies are the physical and intellectual knowledge that are required for entry level practice. The Canadian nursing exam tests knowledge of competencies, the US exam does not. The Canadian exam tests knowledge of community health nursing theory, the US exam does not. For more information on the differences between US and Canadian licensure and community health nursing competencies see http://www.registered-nurse-canada.com/nclex.html
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Old 12-27-2016, 01:18 AM
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You could always try online training, which covers part of what's needed to become a nurse http://e-online-lpn-programs.net/how-to-become-a-lpn/
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