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By Fiona59

Joined Oct 9, '04. She has 'Ten plus' year(s) of experience. Posts: 6,890 (34% Liked) Likes: 5,846

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  1. You'll have more luck if you're flexible enough to take a position that includes 8 hr day/evening and weekends, on call or...
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    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  2. Fresh grad with my license in my hand for one day. Was hired on the spot at a LTC and got 1/2 day orientation because...
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. You MUST have legal permission to work in Canada. Having professional registration is important but it's only a SMALL part...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  4. I've read through the responses. I don't see anyone being harsh towards the OP here. They are honest. You might be able to...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  5. OR and PACU usually require a good portion of on-call, meaning that you may be able to go to a family gathering with your...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  6. Considering that we're into our 6th month of winter why on earth would you want to come here?
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  7. Yes it is. Alberta and BC are the two provinces that are the most well-off economically. Ontario is really struggling with a...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  8. Let me add to what Silverdragon102 says. My whole extended family lives in BC; Mom, Dad, brother and one sister live in...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  9. Why do you say this? If the LPN is acting under the scope of her own license and practicing within the limits of what she's...
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. This is not true at all. LPNs are licensed staff who are disciplined by the Board of nursing as individuals. I would love to...
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Who was it that said, "There are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics"? (Mark Twain) If you're talking to nurses in...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  12. I saw no one make any such accusations of the OP.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  13. Depending on what she was admitted for and her pain level, yes, it could easily be acceptable to give both meds together,...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. Well, if we're making comparisons, I'd give my ruptured disc and the aftermath a 20/10, because even a year later , I still...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Wow that's just terrible but not surprising. I thought nurses were supposed to have more integrity overall, but...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  16. Yup.. its the HR recruiters. Northern spots are always hiring and desperate so they have recruiters to go through the...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  17. I would be interested to see the running costs and assets of the NMC. Its a huge building in central London, and you have...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  18. I wouldn't buy it. No way am I paying money for something that is supposed to be a "gift." And besides, t-shirts do not...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What a joke. We no longer have Nurses' week. Instead we have employee appreciation week during the summer. That is the...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I probably wouldn't want to waste my own energy on feeling insulted, just accept fact that there was no Nurses' Week gift...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. it is free advertising AND they want you to pay for it????
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. No way I'd buy that tshirt. Yes, I would be insulted. Last year we got sweat pants with the hospitals logo and RN on them....
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. You're right; if you are being asked to pay for it, it's not a "gift." I wouldn't find it "insulting" (v. little that...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. In the past, the hospital where I work would give all the nurses a gift for nurse's week. Usually the hospital would give...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. A few other factors are: (1). Years ago, CA did not require international applicants to have a SS# that was work...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  26. Still miss the point, do not take out any loan, there are not many jobs, the government under union direction is...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  27. This is not just a warning specifically aimed at this company, it is one of many and well known to provide loans to nurse...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  28. Heard they charge a fortune in interest. Unless you have a job lined up absolutely DO NOT take loans out to finance your...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  29. No, I cannot help you find a job. There are more than enough unemployed Canadian nurses.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  30. I'm sure you'll get lots of good info here; I'll just offer this: night shift nurses can expect to spend a good amount of...
    Fiona59
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  31. Every facility is different but I can tell you my first RN job was overnights and there was plenty to do. We were...
    Fiona59
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  32. There is a BIG difference in primary care in an acute care setting when you have from 4 to 6 patients and taking a cna's...
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  33. I don't have a problem working as a CNA. I help my CNAs with anything they need. I change people, give baths, feed or...
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  34. My patients would sigh and roll their eyes if I was going to go through each med each time.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  35. No it doesn't. You can hold two positions, but they cannot exceed a 100 percent FTE.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  36. That's not the way they do it here. NA seniority is NA seniority, when you transfer to an RN role the seniority goes by how...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  37. Is this for an admission essay, homework.. Or just curiosity question?
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. From the first article: "One potential solution to safety issues associated with sleep deprivation is to encourage...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  39. I deplore the attitude that licensed nurses, RN's or LPN's, are "above" performing basic patient care. our staffing model at...
    Fiona59
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  40. Um, if your hands look even remotely close to that pic then you can NOT work! i know, at least at the hospital I'm at,...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. You find what works for you. Get it approved and use it. I have always had sensitive skin. I bought all my own nitrile...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. Where I work there are a few nurses who are allergic to the soap and hand sanitizers. They go to Oc Health and are given...
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. Just don't use the hand sanitizer. Just wash your hands with soap and water instead. Should not be a big deal.
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. Wash your hands with soap.
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. What about good ole' fashion soap and water?
    Fiona59
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. Yep! You have to be tough to work nights! If you daylight-types would only realize that we crusty tough night hawks have...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. Quite right, in some work environments it is the experienced and older nurse who is on the menu.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  48. The term "nurses eat their young" needs to be put to rest.....in every single career path, you will find people who aren't...
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  49. Those night shifters will eat anything.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  50. How does this equate to "eating their young"? Sounds like equal opportunity eating to me. A buffet of sorts.
    Fiona59
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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