all American??

  1. I have been registered on here for a couple of weeks now, and I was wondreing...am I the only British nurse who browses and posts??!!
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  3. by   pkmom
    nope
  4. by   Ted
    Not at all.

    There's a very outspoken Scottish nurse lurking about here somewhere. . .

    (. . . and a number of other wonderful nurses from the U.K. as well!)

    Ted
  5. by   LasVegasRN
    There's also a very interesting kilt-wearing fellow about...

    Sounds like we need to have a UK forum added.. I noticed there's one for the Canadian nurses...
  6. by   jevans
    I'm from WALES so the answer has to be no!

    Have to say the conversation is wonderful

    LOL
    jacky
  7. by   Tzu
    Originally posted by amber munchkin
    I have been registered on here for a couple of weeks now, and I was wondreing...am I the only British nurse who browses and posts??!!
    Hello amber,

    I'm after some British info . What is the British equivalent to an LPN in America do you know? Does it involve those NVQ courses, and do you know roughly how they are done and what sort of training is involved? Any advice would appreciated. Thanks.
  8. by   Tiiki
    Hey Amber, I'm not from Britain, but Canada! We do still have the same Queen you know! And I've discovered a lot of the same terminology!! )

    Cheers!
    Jo-Anne
  9. by   Jenny P
    Donmurray and Whisper are a couple of the UK nurses I can think of right off the top of my head. I believe there are more, but I can't remember any other names right now.
  10. by   jevans
    Tzu
    I've asked that question in the thread job abreviations. Like you I wanted better understanding.
    J

    "We who have no elders, come
    To your strong knees for counsel"
    - Caitlin Matthews:kiss
  11. by   amber munchkin
    Tzu,
    If you tel me what LPN stands for, I may be able to help you!!!!
  12. by   RNIAM
    Licensed Practical Nurse = LPN
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    NO, I have seen nurses from scotland, australia, new zealand and canada here...as well as other places. keep looking and WELCOME TO YOU!!! glad you are with us! (yes, I am a yank)...
  14. by   Tzu
    Originally posted by amber munchkin
    Tzu,
    If you tel me what LPN stands for, I may be able to help you!!!!
    Hi amber,

    LPN stands for licenced practice nurse I think, in America. They do a shorter course than the RN's, but I was reading a site the other day about what they do, and was rather alarmed, there must be a lot of studying involved. Sounds similar to what the RN's did years ago. And I gather RN's today study even more than they did years ago with it being a degree course now.

    I am keen to do some studying with training in nursing, but not the very deep stuff, I'm in my forties now, getting old LOL. Can you tell me about the NVQ's here in care. What sort of level do they take you up to?

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