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  • Feb 21

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

  • Feb 20

    The stripes go up at the top. My class had a cap making session. Don't laugh, it was really helpful. Fold the cap into shape on a white towel if possible. Place stripe side down, fold rim with stripes back. Isn't there a how to make folder included in the cap?

    Get some bobby pins and some white paint. Paint half the bobby pins white. Nothing looks worse than the dark hairgrip against the white cap.

  • Feb 19

    Right now on Edmonton, everything is casual or temporary. Unless you are ICU! NICU! Or OR. Even then there is huge internal applications for the line.

    my unit had 75 Internal applicants for a six month temp line.

    There is something happening in AHS and management is keeping very quiet about everything.

    I imagine Calgary is the same

  • Feb 17

    No. Every year my scope of practice increases and no raise.

  • Feb 16

    Here in Canada, my hospital employs LPNs in the NICU. We have one of the largest NICUs in wester Canada.

    Not an area I've ever had a desire to work.

  • Feb 12

    Quote from loriangel14
    What at do you mean by "residency requirements"?
    Ypu can only transfer a certain number of credits into a new college or uni

  • Feb 7

    Stability. We all want it but it's hard to come by.

    As a new grad, at one point, I had four casual jobs to get the hours I needed. It took three years to get a permanent job.

    Its a tough job market across the nation and you sometimes have to take what you can get, to get the experience to make you more marketable

  • Feb 7

    Stability. We all want it but it's hard to come by.

    As a new grad, at one point, I had four casual jobs to get the hours I needed. It took three years to get a permanent job.

    Its a tough job market across the nation and you sometimes have to take what you can get, to get the experience to make you more marketable

  • Feb 4

    Quote from loriangel14
    You do not have to work a year before doing the bridge.
    you do, if you plan on doing Athabasca. They require 1700+ hours for admission

  • Feb 3

    Dialysis can quickly become boring, you basically access a CVC or fistulas. String and clean the machines, check the charts for levels, ensure that you have the right solutions, weigh the patient.

    Chronic patients are often very (shall we say) challenging. They don't like new faces, want to be first on and first off the machines. Many won't be compliant with diet restrictions. They don't really want to interact with you. Watch TV, sleep, or read while dialyizing.

    You don't do a lot of meds in dialysis either. Usually the patients take care of their own needs.

    You only use assessment and sterile technique skills in a dialysis centre.

    LTC depends on the facility. Some all you will do is meds, others you do meds, wound care, family conferences.

    It's up to you. Only you know what you want in your work life

  • Feb 1

    Haven't seen a diploma to BSN course promoted in years. The degree became mandatory in 2009 in my province. That was also the last year a diploma RN graduated.

  • Feb 1

    Haven't seen a diploma to BSN course promoted in years. The degree became mandatory in 2009 in my province. That was also the last year a diploma RN graduated.

  • Jan 31

    You read the terms of service when you joined to post this. We do NOT give medical advice here.

  • Jan 27

    You read the terms of service when you joined to post this. We do NOT give medical advice here.

  • Jan 27

    Are you a NP that is looking to specialize?

    Or an RN who is looking at a job in a urologists

    FYI, doctor's offices always pay less than hospitals and rarely match union rates.


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