Canadian nurse trying to work in U.S - page 2
by Abbachri 3,441 Views | 12 Comments
Hello, I am a Canadian nurse (only Canadian citizen) who graduated from an American University with my BSN. I have interviewed for an RN position in Virginia. I just got the call from HR stating that I recieved the position. Does... Read More
- 1Dec 10, '11 by joanna73 GuideLol, after everything I've learned about your healthcare system, you need not worry about this Canadian nurse taking your job. Many American nurses get shafted:
-Poor working conditions and low pay
-Termination and call offs frequently
-No health insurance or benefits
-Minimal to no raises in pay
-Very unsafe patient loads
-Routine threats and worry re: litigation
-Mandatory overtime often: yes they bug me to work too, but we can and do say no.
Aside from California, where the pay and working conditions are comparable to mine, I probably wouldn't cross the border for work. At one time, I contemplated it. With the current climate, there's just too much to lose.