Quote from sdm242
Would you mind giving me some more info about these job offers you received? Were they in hospitals or LTC? Full-time or part-time? Wage range? Geographical area (I assume around Hamilton seeing as you went to Mohawk?)?
I've been thinking about becoming an RPN (in Ontario) and am trying to get as much info about the job situation as is possible.
The job situation is not bleak... i did my pregrad in LTC because well a mix up happened and my teacher took away my pick from the lottery we do.. and it was a big mess but God works in mysterious ways because i loved it... (originally didn't think i would)
After school i was leaving hamilton to move to Elmira (pop 9000) and so since i enjoyed LTC i wanted to see what was out there.. LTC out this way ranged from 16/hr (very small local owned facility) - 24/hr.
If i had stayed in Hamilton at St. Joes where i was working as a ward clerk i would of been making $25-27/hr. Most of my classmates went to burlington to Joe Brant on various floor, i cannot remember the amount but probably around 26/hr but they are also utilized to full scope doing IV's, blood transfusions etc.
I have a LTC job in Elmira for $22/hr i took the paycut because its local and i don't have to commute.. I personally LOVE ltc.. i love getting to know my residents, being able to get to know family, i use alot of skills such as caths, advanced wound care, IV's, and leadership.. I don't feel like i am missing out...
Now i work FT in LTC and Casual in the community (approx 18/hr + 4% vac) .. (i like to be busy)