Differences between Canadian and USA nursing? - page 7

Considering working in both the USA *and* Canada. Plenty of threads out there about the requirements for licensing etc in each place. But how about the differences and similarities in scope of... Read More

  1. by   katherine100
    No. It typically depends on what what was the hospitals fault. Ulcers and recurrent admissions depend on reimbursement, not patient satisfaction. If you were not satisfied with nurses, doctors, a treatment or the food, you will still have to pay.
  2. by   healthstar
    I think I discovered that my dream nursing job is located in Canada, happy work environment
  3. by   uRNmyway
    Quote from katherine100
    No. It typically depends on what what was the hospitals fault. Ulcers and recurrent admissions depend on reimbursement, not patient satisfaction. If you were not satisfied with nurses, doctors, a treatment or the food, you will still have to pay.
    My understanding was that medicare/aid reimbursement is affected by satisfaction scores, or maybe it will become that way. But either way, there is nothing like that in canada, much less at the paitent level.
  4. by   Fiona59
    Quote from healthstar
    I think I discovered that my dream nursing job is located in Canada, happy work environment

    We may get our breaks and our OT but we still have to deal with backstabbing coworkers, "not my job" types and favouratism.

    The grass isn't greener on the other side of the 49th as several of my coworkers have told me. They went south in the '90s and came home.
  5. by   balsam
    I want to resurrect this very informative thread! I am thinking of moving to Canada, I've lived in US border state my whole life and have friends and family up there.

    Anyway, I read in a few places that jobs are very hard to find in Canada vs. US for nurses. I can't really afford to be a casual/pt employee. I am sure it is geographically dependent, but I am more interested in non-urban settings.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from balsam
    I want to resurrect this very informative thread! I am thinking of moving to Canada, I've lived in US border state my whole life and have friends and family up there.

    Anyway, I read in a few places that jobs are very hard to find in Canada vs. US for nurses. I can't really afford to be a casual/pt employee. I am sure it is geographically dependent, but I am more interested in non-urban settings.
    You really need to decide where in Canada you wish to live and work. Generally because most places are unionised your starting point is getting in via casual and working way to full time.

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