Thanks so much for the wonderful responses.
What are some of the issues facing nurses in Canada??
What is the nurse/patient ratio?
What do you have to say about your healthcare system versus ours in USA.
In Ontario, where I am, RNs need their BScN.
Nurse/pt ratio varies from hospital to hospital, but unlike American hospitals, we do not have CNAs (or PSWs as we call them) - nurses seem to have a lot more hands on care here - as near as I can figure form these forums at least!
As for our health care system vs the US system, - I have never worked in the US but all I can say is I think ours is better because we are focused on pt care,not customer service.
I have to admit, my impressions of the US system is based on this forum, not personal experience, but the Canadian system seems much more pt focused than the US. I think its like comparing apples to oranges. The systems are just too different to make a fair comparison.