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Joined Oct 23, '09 - from 'Edmonton, Alberta'. itsmejuli is a Home Care Supervisor. Posts: 2,380 (41% Liked) Likes: 2,854

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  • Apr 30

    What do you mean your ex-husband can't help out because he's having a baby? That is the lamest excuse I've ever heard.

  • Apr 10

    Is this test similar to the HESI? I"m guessing it is. If so, have you been studying from Saunders NCLEX book?

    If you can't pass the exit exam at school, how will you pass the NCLEX-PN to get your license?

  • Apr 8

    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

  • Mar 28

    You're not the only one having a hard time finding a job.
    Please read through the Canadian forum.

  • Mar 8

    I hand write notes as well as refer to my text book during lecture. As I'm writing notes I'm jotting down page numbers and important cues in the text. If its a text I plan on keeping I highlight key words in the text. I also use a highlighter on my own notes to keep track of key words as well as things the instructor has stressed during the lecture.

    At home I will rewrite my notes using the key words, cues and highlights from the text. I especially review the information the instructor emphasized in class.

    To study for exams I review my notes then study Saunders NCLEX questions. I also use flash cards to memorize things like lab values or other data that is not easily memorized.

    This is what worked for me in LPN school. I graduated with honors and passed the NCLEX PN the first time.

    I'll use this technique in RN school too

  • Mar 6

    Sometimes there is no point in asking "why". Just accept that it is what it is.

  • Feb 7

    I worked home care in Calgary when the CPP was started on a trial basis at some seniors' lodges.

    CPP was available as an additional resource for home care clients in seniors lodges where there isn't 24 hour care. Its important to note that these facilities are considered "independent" living even though we're providing home care to at least 50% of the residents. Plus many of the residents don't have any family or friends to assist them with doctor appointments etc.

    The CPP was utilized for clients who had a change in condition that didn't necessarily require a visit to the ER. This could be a new wound, new swelling, a recent fall, increasing pain, constipation, etc. The CPP had direct access to an MD when needed, they also followed up with the client's home care case manager. "reassurance" checks are done by home care when present.

    The CPP has been proven effective, I hope it comes to Edmonton soon.

  • Feb 7

    I work for one of the contracted home care providers in Alberta.

    Under the new contract the private home care providers have been given additional tasks which used to be done by AHS home care nurses. Examples include simple wound care, changing catheters, and insulin injections.

    The Community Paramedic Program has nothing to do with home care. The article quoted above explains the role of the program.

  • Dec 6 '15

    Had a resident who was receiving Jevity via foley type G-tube. He also had a supra pubic foley catheter. Apparently, before I started working there, a nurse had plugged his feeding tube into his supra pubic cath and his bladder was filled with Jevity. He survived, she was fired.

    I can't imagine what she was thinking she was doing.

  • Dec 5 '15

    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.

  • Dec 5 '15

    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.

  • Dec 4 '15

    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.

  • Dec 3 '15

    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 18 '15

    Maybe you're a novelist disguised as a new nurse. Hope your charting is far shorter and to the point than your first post

    Welcome to Allnurses!

  • Oct 30 '15

    What do you mean your ex-husband can't help out because he's having a baby? That is the lamest excuse I've ever heard.


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