I live in the United States and I was always thinking about moving to Toronto and seeing how it was. Well I also plan on going back to school for my LPN or RN. So if I was to move to CA it probably would be best to do so before I get my RN and just do my school in the Toronto area. Since, I believe it would be easier being a nurse in the US coming from CA then coming from the US and moving to CA. I would also have to know if it would be manageable to be a nursing student while working as a CNA and being able to provide for housing,ect. If so what is the payrate ect? Thanks all for replying to my thread.
May 30, '08
I have to chime in here and clarify that CNA's do not even remotely do everything but administer meds. When you start nursing school, your head will spin with all of the knowledge you are expected to have and all the responsibility that falls on your shoulders. That said, a bad CNA can make your life hell while a good one is worth their weight in gold.
Also, a PSW is definitely more similar to a CNA/PCT (than an LPN) - it's simply that almost all healthcare related jobs in Canada require more education than is required in the US. Or at least it sure seems that way!
Best of luck in your studies!
Quote from FutureNurse23
CNA's do everything but administer drugs and give meds....
I'm thinking that your PSW is the same as our LPN( License Practical Nurse)
Last edit by kimsnothome on May 30, '08