:wink2: G'day wonderful nurses around the world. I am from Australia, obviously!
(I digress!) I recently married my highschool sweetheart of 14 years and in 19 sleeps I leave with my dog to join him in Vancouver Island to start our new life together. :1luvu: (I will be applying for Permanent Residence within Canada) I am also about to finish, in 10 working days, my last year of a Bachelor of Nursing degree!! :hatparty:
I am presently an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse (LPN)... soon to be RN! I have had near to 6 years experience in Oncology, Heamatology, Palliative Care and Geriatrics. I also LOVE nursing. My problem is I have been told that noone will employ me as a newly graduate RN with no RN experience especially coming from overseas. I totally understand newly graduate nurses who are Canadian or already Permanent Residents get the privilege first, thats natural, but I am slowly becoming a little FREAKED OUT! :selfbonk:
I spoke to the wonderful people at healthmatchbc who suggested I work as an LPN and that I speak to VIHA. I have emailed VIHA twice now with regards to my situation and have had no response as yet. I dont mind working as an LPN as long as I can get in there and do some nursing. However, I am noting there does not seem to be many jobs for LPN's!?
Can anybody let me know how the job situation really is in Victoria/Vancouver Island for LPN's
I'm also a little concerned if I will get a job as an RN
especially now that I studied for so bloody long!!
I'm not sure if I should walk in off the street to hospitals or nursing homes and see if anyone will take me on, or join up with a nursing agency, if they will have me? or give up altogether... HELL NO!
Could anyone shed some light on this mess for me?
Thank you for taking the time to read this and hope to hear from y'all soon!