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Joined Oct 23, '09 - from 'Edmonton, Alberta'. itsmejuli is a Home Care Supervisor. Posts: 2,380 (41% Liked) Likes: 2,869

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  • Dec 2

    You've already been written up and put on 6 months probabation, now you said you're thinking of "going over their heads".

    Your employer has no obligation to hire you or anyone else into a GN position. Even though your probabtionay period is over you are at a disadvantage over
    a new hire GN because of the disciplinary action.

    So your choices are to be the best tech ever at your current job and hope the nurse manager recommends you for a GN position or start looking for a GN job elsewhere.

    As for "going over their heads"....don't go there, you'll just make waves that will probably do more harm than good.

    You'll get farther in life with sweetness and sunshine.

  • Nov 20

    I've had multiple "careers" over my many years and collected many college credits due to not knowing what I wanted to do. So at the age of 45 I went to nursing school. I've been an LPN for 5 years and would love to go back to school to change careers again but at my age I don't want to take on any debt or start over again. And I have to add that I don't even like living in the same city, state, province or country for more than a few years.

    I don't like bedside nursing at all. I am fortunate to be working in home health where my job is to supervise, train and mentor home healthcare aides. I actually love this job, its the best job I've ever had. Its routine in that I know all of the aides I supervise and I'm familiar with most of the 300 clients we care for. But each day is really never the same as there's always something going on that I need to take care of.

    Not every one wants a routine life where everything is the same every day.

    Life is short. Do what is in your heart and have no regrets.

  • Nov 2

    A little about me.

    I'm a Canadian immigrant, my parents came to Canada when I was 4 yrs old.

    I'm also an IEN, I had married an American and did my LPN training in the USA. I had considered continuing on to RN but by doing extensive research I discovered that in 2011 it was better for me to come back to Canada as an LPN.

    My daughter-in-law is American and now living here in Alberta. She completed the SEC and was told she'd have to do the bridge program. She didn't complain, she understood that her nursing education didn't meet the provincial nursing standards here in Alberta.

    I work with mostly new immigrants to Canada. Some were nurses back home, in fact quite a few of them were trained nurses back home. None of them have complained about how difficult it is to become a nurse in Canada. Nor do any of them feel entitled to a nursing job here in Canada.

    One of my co-workers left her family behind in the Philipines 4 years ago so she could start a new life here for her family. She left her husband and 3 children behind. This year the family will finally be reunited. She doesn't complain, she's excited to have a new start for her family.

    Another co-worker was a nurse in India, she left behind her husband and children to start a new life here in Canada. She hasn't complained about the process to be a nurse here either.

    I knew another IEN from India, she has a Master's Degree in nursing. She came over with her husband and left her child in India. She has extensive nursing experience but she is working as a home health care aid. She didn't complain either. She's well aware of the process to become an RN in Canada and will do it when she's ready.

    So please don't assume that any of the Canadian posters on this board have anything against IENs.

  • Nov 2

    I love Google, look what I found by typing in "Ontario IEN bridge"

    Ontario Immigration - Working as a Nurse in Ontario

    This link lists resources and training for IENs.

  • Oct 27

    If you were working as a nurse and arrived late "quite a few times" and blew off getting a TB test done or getting some other job requirement completed what do you think would happen?

  • Aug 13

    If you were working as a nurse and arrived late "quite a few times" and blew off getting a TB test done or getting some other job requirement completed what do you think would happen?

  • Aug 10

    If you were working as a nurse and arrived late "quite a few times" and blew off getting a TB test done or getting some other job requirement completed what do you think would happen?

  • Jul 20

    Dont feel guilty

    I pick up enough day and evening shifts to bring me up to full-time. But I don't work nights and I refuse to stay for night shift if someone calls off. I do not feel guilty at all. Staffing is not my problem.

  • Jul 20

    Dont feel guilty

    I pick up enough day and evening shifts to bring me up to full-time. But I don't work nights and I refuse to stay for night shift if someone calls off. I do not feel guilty at all. Staffing is not my problem.

  • Jul 12

    Most medical insurance companies have case managers who often telecommute. They usually start in-house for training then head home to work. You can also check into Workers Comp companies, auto insurance companies, and other companies who require an RN to review medical records.

  • Jul 5

    Its Monday, take a deep breath, breathe out....relax.

  • Jun 24

    Compassionate, organized, accountable.

  • Jun 9

    How do you know you failed by only 2 points? I thought the result was strictly pass/fail.

    I highly doubt you can get a recount done.

    I sense that english is not your primary language. Perhaps you should brush up on your reading comprehension skills before taking the exam again. You must have a high level of reading comprehension in order to pass the exam.

  • May 25

    Many people asked me why on earth I'd leave sunny, warm Florida for chilly Calgary. I simply told them that I was tired of being a nurse without my own health insurance. Most people were quite shocked to hear of a nurse without health insurance. Of course there are far more reasons than that for leaving FL.

    I have my provisional license in Alberta and will be writing the CPNRE in May. I'll also be attending the CLPNA conference in Calgary in April. I'm looking forward to it

    Its great to be back in Canada

  • May 14

    Why was this complaint even passed on to you?? Ridiculous.


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