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    In what area of nursing does an RN do the most medical procedures? That is, where an RN spends the vast majority of their time performing medical interventions?

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    I was under the impression that I could work in private clinics/offices, in research, in public health, etc., etc. Am I mistaken?

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    I am in a 2nd entry nursing program in the GTA and I am starting to think that I would not like floor nursing very much. What are some options for jobs that I can get straight out of finishing my B.Sc.Nur. that do not involve direct patient care in a hospital?

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    Soooo?? It has been a while since I asked--anyone want to answer? :-)

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    Hey all,

    I finally joined the blackberry crowd and am wondering what nursing/medical/vocational-related apps should I get?

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    I'll be starting a 2 year B.Sc.Nursing program in September and am wondering if any of my fellow men have any advice for me. :-)

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    Thanks for all the responses. I decided to go into the program and will be starting in September. Any advice?

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    I find the tone of your message to be somewhat insulting. My father is in ill-health and my parents, sister, and grandparents have no source of income. I withdrew from medical school to come back home and work full-time to support all of them and be with my sick father and I have the opportunity to do a 2 year progam leading to a B.Sc.N. without having to pay tution. And that, Fiona59, is why I am so concerned with income. I already explained my situation in another thread.

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    A nurse was telling me today that he makes $50.00/hour working for an "agency" and that he works as much or as little as he wants. Is this true? What are these agencies and can I work for them as soon as I graduate?

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    *bump* Anyone? :-)

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    Hey all,

    How difficult is it to get into an NP program in Ontario after 2 years of full-time clinical work as an RN?

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    *bump* Anyone?

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    I'm curious as to how an RN in Ontario can increase their earning potential beyond the salaries at http://www.ona.org/faq#f14 ? So let's say I am a newly minted RN and I need to make more than $57,000.00 (something like that). Are there opportunities to do that? What are they? Does working in an underserviced area (like up north) allow for better earnings? Am I allowed to work extra hours for extra pay? Can I do private/contract work? Is that sort of thing possible?

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    I meant because other nurses/nursing students would resent that this is a back-up career for me.

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    I posted this in the "general nursing" forum but some people there told me to post it here. I do apologise for the double-post.

    Hi all,

    I am looking for input/advice. I'm a 25 year old guy from Ontario, Canada. I was in medical school up until a few months ago. My father has been ill and has not been working and I withdrew from medical school in order to come home and work full-time to help out and be with me dad. At some point in my life I intend to go to med school again but it does not look like a possibility in the immediate future. I live in Canada and we have 2 year 2nd entry (I already have a degree) b.sc.n. programs. I found out that I could do one and have it paid-for. This means that it would not be as huge a financial strain on my family and I and in 2 years time I can be making much better money to help out with everything. And, some years down the line, when I apply to med school again, I hope that my experience as an RN will be helpful.

    Having worked and volunteered in hospitals and from being a med student I know how amazing RNs are. They run the show and without them patients and doctors alike would be lost. They do all the work and the doctor gets most of the recognition. I know what an RN does for the most part.

    I never in my life thought of being an RN. I've pursued medicine since I was 16. But life has thrown me this curbeball and I think that nursing would be a good opportunity to be financially responsible, help out my family, and still do work that I enjoy.

    But, like I said, I am also fairly certain that, when my finances allow it, I will try to return to medicine, though I don't know how far down the road that will be.

    What do you all think of this? Good idea? Bad idea? Am I going to ****-off a lot of RNs doing this? Thoughts? Going from med-school to nursing, am I gonna be frustrated? Talk to me people! :-)


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