cyberfanatic 1,893 Views
Joined Dec 5, '06.
Posts: 41 (22% Liked)
There is no need to use a lawyer. If you look for RGN1 posts she did it herself and I think took her 8 months from start to finish and be in Canada. You could also send her a pm I am sure she will not mind.
There is a big shortage of nurses so doubt anyone will have problems. Also even if you use a consultant it is you that has to fill the paperwork in and collect any documents, they can not do the footwork on your behalf. If you are going to use a consultant then they have to be recognised by either a Canadian lawyer or certified member of the Canadian society of Immigration consultancies and if they are not then CIC and you have paid a fee then your forms will be returned to you.
Completing the forms for both the Province and immigration didn't take me long at all to do and to be honest that was the only time I had to spend on it.
I've only heard of RN working as LPNs in Alberta. It was a deal brokered by Capital Health, CLPNA and CARNA. It came about because the education of many of the applicants interviewed was more the equivalent of a LPN in the province of Alberta than a BScN from the provincial universities here.
The LPN and RN scope of practice in most acute care facilities is very similar. Both grades of nurses admit/discharge, assess, do wound care, medication administration, IV starts, care and meds. The main difference is the spiking of the TPN and blood bags. Currently care of central lines and their dressings are within the RN scope but I've heard by year's end it will be within the LPN scope of practice.
LPNs work in all areas of the hospital except NICU.
There is nothing wrong or shameful in being an LPN. It is just a different nursing education, a more hands on method of training. Many LPNs have degrees in other fields or have been RNs in their country of origin and their education is not recognized in Canada and they simply can't afford to go back to university for up to four years to meet Canadian standards.
Don't look down on a level on nurses that you have no experience or understanding of.
Hey cyberfanatic! That was indeed very amusing to read. ( spunky, hilarious but very poignant), why dont you start up a blog? Your line of thought was very catchy (at least for me.):redpinkhe
A lot of what you said are simply true.
There should be no false hopes ever again to be given to incoming college students. There are so many of us already in this dark hole.
Question is, when do we get out?
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