Would you leave for the USA?? - page 2

Hubby and I are very seriously thinking about heading to the USA when I am done school. Just wondering if anyone else is planning to do this? If so, where would you like to go? Hugs... Read More

  1. by   FutureNurse2005
    just wanted to say that in Ontario you can obtain training for midwife status!

    many of the colleges offer those types of programs at a graduate level. Best thing is to contact them for further information!

    hth!
  2. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    Re: Midwives...

    Laurentian University offers a Midwifery training. We had a few on our OBS/Gyn floor during their practicum. They are fantastic.

    Actually, one of our anesthetist wife is a midwife. DOn't say that to loud to an OB/Gyn though...aargh...who do you think was around first delivering? Say no more
  3. by   HollieRN
    I heard that it would be another four yrs, on top of the four i'm already doing ... I'm not sure if i'm interested in doing THAT much schooling
  4. by   fergus51
    I have hear that UBC is looking at doing a 2 year program for nurses wanting to become midwives
  5. by   Nursecathy123ca
    I heard a 'rumor' about nursing in Canada; can someone confirm or deny it? Is it true that all the hospital require nurses to work rotating shifts; i.e. days for a certain number of weeks, then nights for awhile? What does that do to your circadian rhythm?
  6. by   fergus51
    Not true. My hospital generally wants nurses to work 2 days 2 nights, 4 off. But many nurses switch to a straight schedule, or work casual and get to pick and choose their shifts. There are straight day and nights positions, but I don't think they're as common as rotating jobs are.
  7. by   lalaxton
    In Canada Midwives do not have to be nurses as in the US. No we do not have CRNA's but the interest is there.
    I am Canadian and was recruited in 1989 (TN visas had just started) by a hospital in CT. After 3 years my husband and I wanted to come home (he went back to school there could not yet work) but jobs had dried up in Canada and we ended up getting the green card so he could work and we stayed 10 more years!We moved to NC ( a much friendlier place) I also went back to school and am now an ACNP. We came home to Ontario to care for aging parents. Crossed the border on Sept. 11, 2001. I enjoyed my time in the US. Have many great friends and learned so much. It is different than Canada. My advice: If you like travel and are open to change than go for it, if not you may be better off staying home..
  8. by   ndvolvo4u
    i graduated from nursing .also wishing to head to the USA to work.i am still looking for a way out .i hope to get advice or suggestions on what to do
  9. by   laurasc
    In a word....no.

    Laura

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