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    Did you ask the RN under whose authority is she diagnosing patients and prescribing medication?

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    Quote from nsue
    Thanks for the advice! One problem is admits that take a couple of hours. There is no warning you are going to get one and have to stay til 7. So tired when I get home and hubby feeling frustrated as I'm asleep by 8. I appreciate your suggestions but have interview for management that pays hourly. I agree if I don't get job I need to sit down with them and discuss the problems. Thank you, smart nursing opinions matter!
    You may be going from the frying pan into the fire, leaving your current job for a management position. I have yet to see a manager who doesn't work longer hours than the hours they agreed to when they were hired.

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    I hope the administrator allows you to keep your job and views the incident as an opportunity to create a non punitive culture of safety in the workplace. I know it feels awful when an error in judgement causes a patient incident, we have all experienced it to some degree. Acknowledging that the incident happened, why it happened and how we can prevent it from happening in the future is a far more effective strategy to ensure patient safety, than punishing health care professionals for an error.

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    Jrodriguez6698 likes this.

    I agree with 4boysmomma, i don't think you are at risk of losing your license as it was a lapse in judgement. However, if you are terminated for cause, you may face a disciplinary hearing with the BON and need to do some type of remediation. You should consider contacting your malpractice insurance provider to discuss the incident with them. Also, if there is a complaint filed against you with the BON, suggest you contact an attorney familiar nursing license issues, you can find one through the American association of nurse attorneys (taana). If you talk to an attorney they will tell you not to discuss the matter in public, as it is not in your best interest.

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    Suggest you contact the coordinator for the academic pathway program and ask if the program will meet the CNO requirements listed in your letter of direction. Maybe read the letter to the coordinator (if you're contacting by phone) or scan it (if you're contacting them by email). Sometimes the CNO specifies the courses have to be at the university level, but George Brown is a college, find out which level the academic pathway courses are at (college or university). Also inquire what the total clinical hours are for the program and if are they RN clinical placements.

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    Agree with paws2people, learn from this experience, you need to show remorse for not prioritizing the patient's need to be changed and for leaving them soiled and unattended. Also you should not blame the aide who was busy, as laying blame on the aide makes you look like you shirk your responsibility and do not clearly understand the factors that contributed to the fall.

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    Quote from Natisu
    From what you wrote, Canada has a lot of their own local nurses... so I guess the hospitals are unlikely to employ foreign nurses (even if I get registered in Canada) as they need a visa sponsorship ..
    Should I at the same time try to get PR in Canada so that I won't need to get a visa sponsorship by a hospital?
    Yes your best option is to come as a PR as the employers in the cities have more than enough applicants for jobs, they cannot justify hiring a nurse who requires a visa. There may be some employers located in northern rural and remote communities that will hire a RN who is registered locally but requires a visa, but that may be too much of a culture shock for an IEN.

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    Yes other IENs have completed the program and yes the clinical is arranged by George Brown. Did you receive a letter of direction from CNO? If so, what type of education did they say you require?

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    Quote from Tenzin4
    Hi, I am going Seneca yorkgate for PN full time this jan 2018. I am quite surprised with the course load and like 5 semesters instead of 4. I am quite nervous if I really made the best decision accepting for Seneca. Any guidance or info abt the courses and placements as I am commuting an hour to get to campus. So wondering abt the placements.
    Thank you in advance.
    Have you looked at the College of Nurses of Ontario's (CNO) list of approved programs? Seneca is 'approved with conditions' the conditions will be reassessed in 2019, if at that time the CNO does not approve the program, they will not allow the grads to become registered.

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    Quote from Tenebrae
    We have one. Its usually locked in the office at the other end of the building. My clinical manager has no issue with it as long as there are no identifying details such as name NHI etc. Most people cant tell one sacrum from the next, especially when they are clothed

    Photographing a wound provides an excellent way to measure the progress of a wound in terms of improvement or decline in wounds
    Are you using the hospital's digital camera and transferring the picture to the chart? or are you using your personal cell? if you are using your cell are you transferring the picture to the patient's chart?

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    There is an Australian poster 'rupirn' who moved from Australia to BC and their nnas report showed they had gaps in the child, pediatric and maternal newborn nursing competences, they were advised by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) that instead of taking the competency test (ncas) they could enroll directly in the coursework to make up the gaps. The poster 'rupirn' was going to check with Kwantlen and Thompson universities in BC to see if they offered the courses.

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    brandy1017, Emergent, TriciaJ, and 6 others like this.

    Do what is best for your career, if you are going to become a NNP, it makes more sense to stay put in the nicu where you enjoy the patient population and you are gaining valuable experience. If you are going to become a FNP, it makes more sense to move on, maybe to emerg where you can gain experience with assessing a diverse group of patients with a variety of symptoms. Making a decision based on your emotional response to your colleagues' incivility isn't going to help your career.

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    If you look at job postings for advanced practice nurses, clinical educators and clinical nurse specialists, you will see most require a masters degree in nursing, many require three to five years nursing experience in the specialty area in which the job is posted. If you read the other requirements listed in the job postings it may give you some idea what the jobs entail.

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    I think it's more common for IENs to be offered the chance to do a competency assessment and it is less common for IENs to be directed to go straight into a bridging program. I think the assessment process is evolving as it goes, it makes it hard to predict what an IENs nnas results will be and how the provincial regulatory body will interpret those results. I think the process may be somewhat easier for applicants who apply after September 2016 than it was for applicants who applied before Sept 2016, so at least you will be applying at a better time, (if you decide to apply to Canada).
    Suggest you read the licensing and immigration requirements thoroughly and make a budget for all the potential costs such as; nnas application, having your school, employer and licensing body send documents, regulatory body application fees, competency assessment fees, bridging program tuition, nclex exam, jurisprudence exam, plus immigration fees including proof of funds to support yourself when you first move to Canada. The cities in Canada have more nurses than jobs, local qualified nurses are struggling to find work, Canadian employers have no need to recruit nurses from offshore.


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