Are LPNS in Demand across Canada?? - page 3

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I've worked in two provinces. My scope of practice has only been limited by the facility I've chosen to work for. So, lets do a rolecall. Which province are you working in and are you working to your full... Read More


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    I live in Ottawa, Ontario and I know they hire RPN's (LPN) in certain hospitals in the med/sug units. My friend is also an RPN and sometimes working the the Emerg when they are short. Apparently there are also RPN's in the ICU, but in my opinion those who work in the ICU must have extra courses and more years of experience. There are also RPN's in the maternity units but NOT in L & D. RPN's are also hired on Rehab Units and Dialysis.
    And they are of course hired in LTC's. They also hire RPN's in a long-term type environment for palliative care for sick kids.
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    Hi! I am a foreign educated LPN with a US license. Currently, I am seeking out-of-province registration in Alberta (CLPNA). I would appreciate any infos from LPNs in Alberta regarding work opportunities in Alberta. Thank you and have a good day y'all!!
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    Hello there,
    What kind of information are you looking for. I am an LPN registered in Alberta and have been working in a rural hospital for the past five years. I'll try and help you with anything you need. Just let me know.
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    dayzee1975,
    I want to know how high is the work opportunity for LPNs in Alberta, esp for foreign LPNs like me? is the scope of practice limited to LTC facilities or are there plenty of opportunities in hospitals like what you have had for the past 5 years.. from the threads and posts that I have read around here (and from I have heard also among Filipino nurses there in Canada), I have this impression that the CRNE and CRPNE are more difficult that the NCLEX exam.. can anyone attest to that? is it a paper & pencil exam? thank you to all who can help me with any info.. I am really praying that the CLPNA will approve of my registration soon!!
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    There is work and a fair amount of it in the public and private sector. CLPNA has a job posting section which lists some of the jobs across the province.

    We work pretty much everywhere in active treatment except ICU (but I've heard rumours about the Calgary Health Region using PNs there), LTC, community health (vaccination programs),

    The exam as I remember it was evil. Nothing you haven't learnt or worked with but it's just scenario after scenario. Mostly common sense or follow the logic type stuff. As one instructor one said if hand hygiene is mentioned in the multiple choice, its usually the answer they want. I believe its still pencil and paper and written over the course of a day (morning and afternoon session). Bring gum and patience.
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    Quote from junaella
    dayzee1975,
    I want to know how high is the work opportunity for LPNs in Alberta, esp for foreign LPNs like me? is the scope of practice limited to LTC facilities or are there plenty of opportunities in hospitals like what you have had for the past 5 years.. from the threads and posts that I have read around here (and from I have heard also among Filipino nurses there in Canada), I have this impression that the CRNE and CRPNE are more difficult that the NCLEX exam.. can anyone attest to that? is it a paper & pencil exam? thank you to all who can help me with any info.. I am really praying that the CLPNA will approve of my registration soon!!
    I am a Canadian who studied in the US. I took NCLEX PN and PN exam in BC. I thought the NCLEX was more difficult. The Canadian exam focuses more on psychsocial than they do in the US. I have heard there are good opportunites for LPN's in Alberta, certainly are in BC.
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    I am and RPN in Ontario andwork on in an acute care hospital on a general medicine and telemetry floor and use my full scope of practice. Don't find there are as many opportunities for employment and it is primarily part time; you dont get many scheduled shifts and rely on "call ins" or cover for full time employees taking time off. There's work you need to be flexible : )
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    I am an LPN in Minnesota i work in LTC, there are 6 full time LPNs and 8 part timers, there are 6 RNs, I do everything including immunizations, RNs are only present from 8am to 430 pm and mostly are in care conferences with families, they will do some wounds, and paperwork, but after they leave for the day it's all me and the other LPN, only 2-3 LPNs on at a time in a 60 bed unit. But i am planning on starting work in ontario sometime this year and if they are phasing out RPNs then i am out of luck.


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