Trishrpn80 (3,954 Views)
Joined Jan 15, '11.
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I do everything in my area.
PICC care, catheter, wound care, IVs, pediatrics, gtubes, nephrostomy, colostomy, palliative care, etc. it is a steep learning curve for new grads because good assessment skills are vital and it can be hard to not only learn a new area of nursing but also the skills. However, i have mentored some great new
Grads and some not so great. Home care isn't for everyone. Then again all areas are like that
All home care pay sucks because community nursing is critically underfunded despite people being kicked out of the hospital earlier to make room for others and of courses hospital beds being closed and people using ER as a
Family dr's office. Doesnt matter what company you work for unfortunately. I dont think any home care agency is unionized because of $$$ but i may be wrong.
I live in ontario and became a unit clerk first and then went back to get my practical nursing and working on my BScN. I was a single mom and needed a good paying job and i didnt know if i wanted to be a nurse. I took the long road but its not always possible to do the straight route.
As an RPN i have worked and know people in all sorts of areas: LTC, home care, dialysis, medicine, rehab, maternity, pallaitive, pediatrics, complex continuing care and remote northern nursing.
I am getting my BScN but that is because it is the next step for my eventual goal of becoming an NP.
All nurses can and should provide cares because leaving someone in "poo" until a psw arrives to me is an ethical issue. Teamwork is vital in healthcare and this i am above providing this care to someone because its not my job is disgusting and i wouldnt want you as a nurse for me or a loved one.
I am a nurse and last wk for surgery got to be the patient. My nurses more actually my hcas were assisting me with washing up the day after surgery etc when i needed it the most.. The next day i did it.. I needed to move.. They werent being mean.. To prevent complications patients need to move around and not be "waited" on.. It does more harm than good
Its only offered FT in person. Doing it
Through distance ed can only be done PT (2 classes a semester). If you complete the first semester you can get permission to do 3 or more classes. I do my electives through Athabasca as well.
Only Athabasca requires so many hours
prior to applying. No experience necessary in Ontario
The only in person portion at Nipissing is the clinicals. You alsp have to be employed woth a partner agency or get your employer to sign up as a partner agency.
I attend Nipissing's program. If your employer is not a participating agency you can get them to sign up and be one. While awaiting on that you can do some electives etc.
I love the Nipissing Program.
I attended the Ryerson/Centennial RAC one and left after 2 semesters back in 2009 because it is in my opinon "sketchy" and i know people who got deceived.
If you want any info about Nipissing let me know. I am a working single mom so i understand the need for pt studies
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