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  • May 26

    Oil prices have dropped.

    Hiring freezes happen without warning.

    Any special reason for coming up here, or is it just the usual election year postings we get? The influx after Obama's election never happened, despite all of the posters planning to move north

  • May 25

    NA at top scale make roughly $1.50 less than a new grad LPN.

    A top pay LPN makes around $2.50 less than a new grad RN.

    $7.50 an hour is below minimum wage where I live. Americans and their fear and distrust of never cease to amaze me

  • May 24

    Quote from Ackeem
    I think the entry requirement for a candidate to sit for the NCLEX RN should be a BSN. This is no knock against the ADN or whether they're competent or not. I just think as a profession an ADN shouldn't be sufficent. Where i come from a BSN is mandatory to sit for the boards, an LPN is NOT a nurse they're officail title is Patient Care Assistant. An LPN can't give meds period, Can't do dressings, and are regulated to UAP duties.

    An enrolled nursing assistant however functions like a U.S LPN, they posses 2 years of training and practice directly under the RN. A enroll assistant cannot bridge to an RN program, they have to start a BSN from scratch.

    Again this is no knock against LPNs or ADNs, just a knock on the structure of the profession on a whole and its informalities.
    you have just cleared a whole area of drama that my hospital is going through.

    Management hired a group of Jamaican LPNs who were trained under some scheme in Jamaica withe the local PN college here providing the course work to college in Jamaica.

    Ths is the poorest performing group of LPNs we've ever worked with. Everything that is expected of them, is just too much. Wound care takes forever, med delivery is slow, patient care sloppy. Patients have complained about the care given by these nurses. They are given extended orientations, standards seem to be lowered for them, leaving those so working alongside them shaking our heads.

    somehow, they passed the written exam in Canada but their actual performance has required a lot of remedial education at the unit level

  • May 23

    Quote from Ackeem
    I think the entry requirement for a candidate to sit for the NCLEX RN should be a BSN. This is no knock against the ADN or whether they're competent or not. I just think as a profession an ADN shouldn't be sufficent. Where i come from a BSN is mandatory to sit for the boards, an LPN is NOT a nurse they're officail title is Patient Care Assistant. An LPN can't give meds period, Can't do dressings, and are regulated to UAP duties.

    An enrolled nursing assistant however functions like a U.S LPN, they posses 2 years of training and practice directly under the RN. A enroll assistant cannot bridge to an RN program, they have to start a BSN from scratch.

    Again this is no knock against LPNs or ADNs, just a knock on the structure of the profession on a whole and its informalities.
    you have just cleared a whole area of drama that my hospital is going through.

    Management hired a group of Jamaican LPNs who were trained under some scheme in Jamaica withe the local PN college here providing the course work to college in Jamaica.

    Ths is the poorest performing group of LPNs we've ever worked with. Everything that is expected of them, is just too much. Wound care takes forever, med delivery is slow, patient care sloppy. Patients have complained about the care given by these nurses. They are given extended orientations, standards seem to be lowered for them, leaving those so working alongside them shaking our heads.

    somehow, they passed the written exam in Canada but their actual performance has required a lot of remedial education at the unit level

  • May 21

    Why does Ontario permit failed RN candidates to practice as practical nurses is a better question!

  • May 21

    Nope. You are an LPN.

    ypu need to start looking outside the box, family doctor's office, non profit agencies, media centres, heck even Dr. Bernstein.

    Have you looked on the CLPNA jobs list?

  • May 20

    OP: have you looked into what an AHS social worker does in a hospital? They have to take call for holidays, weekends and the darkhours. Many I work with do not clock off at 1600 hours sharp.

    I'd also research your wage rates. I'm an LPN and I make over $30 (not including shift premiums, factor those in and some shifts I make over $41/hr).

  • May 20

    Had a L &D nurse tell me she didn't like my language when I was in labour. No drugs, fully dilated, and had been pushing and getting nowhere.

    She then went to coffee.

    Bloody awesome experience

  • May 20

    Nope. You are an LPN.

    ypu need to start looking outside the box, family doctor's office, non profit agencies, media centres, heck even Dr. Bernstein.

    Have you looked on the CLPNA jobs list?

  • May 19
  • May 18

    Depends on the hospital. Yes there are unions, yes there are differentials.

    Are there jobs? Depends on where you go.

  • May 18

    Depends on the hospital. Yes there are unions, yes there are differentials.

    Are there jobs? Depends on where you go.

  • May 17

    Pre med is just somebody doing an undergrad degree. A wannabe

  • May 16

    Quote from newnurse93
    I asked the college of physicians in BC and they said you can administer but would still need to be working under a DR. even an LPN can administer as long as they are working with a DR.
    "Even an LPN". Wow

  • May 16

    Had a L &D nurse tell me she didn't like my language when I was in labour. No drugs, fully dilated, and had been pushing and getting nowhere.

    She then went to coffee.

    Bloody awesome experience


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