where to !!!! USA OR Canada - page 2

Hi there. We are in our 40s, and I worked as an OR RN 14 yrs mostly in cardiac and neuro also other surgeries, in UK as anesthesia RN for few yrs . I wish to hear from nursers who worked, on... Read More

  1. by   epg_pei
    I worked with a guy from Arkansas and a lady from Georgia, neither of whom could find Maine without a map. They knew it was a state, they just couldn't quite place it is all.
  2. by   Jay-Jay
    Locking this thread, pending moderator discussion.

    Also wondering why professionals have to be so rude to each other...
  3. by   Jay-Jay
    Okay....

    1) Apologies sent to paddi by the moderator staff
    2) madeleine put on moderation until she learns some manners
    3) thread re-opened for discussion

    Let the party continue!

    Oops, that was Thursday...today it's south of the border! Happy Fourth of July to all our American friends!

    :hatparty:
    Last edit by Jay-Jay on Jul 5, '04
  4. by   canoehead
    Speaking from Maine, I wasn't offended.

    If we're talking about dumb questions the prize has to go to my college roommate who asked "Is North America a country?" and "If Canada is a part of North America, how can Canada be it's own country?" This from a kid who graduated high school in Canada.
  5. by   P_RN
    From one "non Canadian" to Paddi......no matter what, you are certainly welcome on allnurses.com
  6. by   paddi
    Quote from Jay-Jay
    Okay....

    1) Apologies sent to paddi by the moderator staff
    2) madeleine put on moderation until she learns some manners
    3) thread re-opened for discussion

    Let the party continue!

    Oops, that was Thursday...today it's south of the border! Happy Fourth of July to all our American friends!

    :hatparty:
    Thanks for that, Jay Jay... I did't mean anything personal!!!
    BTW Paddi is " She". Happy 4th of July to all , thanks for ur being so supportive & informative, bye for now...PD
    Last edit by paddi on Jul 5, '04
  7. by   Jay-Jay
    No anesthetic nurses in the U.K. Hmmm....check http://www.natn.org.uk/pages/job_inf...g%20date=15/0]THIS out!
  8. by   P_RN
    thanks to everyone for their support.

    and a fyi, i found "on the internet" many references to anaesthesia/anaesthetic nurses in the uk.

    btw apparently buckinghamshire doesn't know they don't have them either. http://www.natn.org.uk/pages/job_for.asp

    [color=#333399]1) operating department practitioner. 2)anaesthetic nursewycombe hospitalbuckinghamshire1) 15,555 - 23,947. 2)e grade 18,230 - 22,015[color=#009966]15/07/0
    or this interview with a theatre nurse:
    http://www.justfornurses.co.uk/care...heatrenurse.htm
    quote:
    was also attracted by the many different roles that the theatre nurse can undertake in the operating department. as the anaesthetic nurse, you provide skilled assistance to the anaesthetist. the nurse cares for the patient during induction, maintenance and reversal of anaesthesia.
    please remember to debate the issue not the person.
  9. by   lisa-888
    Hello there....was interesting reading your post - I have been nursing for 8 yrs here in Vancouver, Canada and am going to write the NCLEX within the next few weeks and am off to Florida (Miami - I think...?) there are 2 private and 1 public large hospitals there - don't know where to choose...any suggestions? going for 13 wks to check Florida out - can you tell me some things about the state and nursing? thanks!
    Last edit by lisa-888 on Jul 9, '04 : Reason: to paddi
  10. by   paddi
    Quote from lisa-888
    Hello there....was interesting reading your post - I have been nursing for 8 yrs here in Vancouver, Canada and am going to write the NCLEX within the next few weeks and am off to Florida (Miami - I think...?) there are 2 private and 1 public large hospitals there - don't know where to choose...any suggestions? going for 13 wks to check Florida out - can you tell me some things about the state and nursing? thanks!
    Hi there Lisa..

    I hv no idea about Florida, as I hv been in Missouri for only a year and I did come in as on contract with $ 21 per hr. even though I do hv approx 14 yrs OR experience, I did Aneasthesia Nurse in Liverpool/UK.

    You need to take care that your experience is not taken into account, to calculate ur wages rate etc. I am only one yr old in Missouri Hospital,an Asian immigrant.

    You can get the shifts that you desire, and your pay rate is directlly dependent on your place that you stay, you also need to check out, where ever ur going, I hope u hv read the earlier comments that respnd to my email, there is plenty of over time, if u want to do...

    Can you please, let us know the Nurisng standards and the benifits etc in vancouver, espl with retiring benifts etc, childs education, we hv son 7 yrs old; we are in our 40s...

    Bye for now, sorry i could not be of much help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!\
    with best of luck, PD
    Last edit by paddi on Jul 12, '04

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