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[quote=fritzsped;4316349......ISome say that NCLEX-RN reviewers are the best to use but I read the scope of nursing education in canada, it's nowhere near the NCLEX-RN. I think it's more on psychosocial and not on pathophysiology. Thanks for the info.. =)[/quote]
Wow, reading this, I'm not sure you really want to come to Canada. Keep digging, as the old saying goes.
And what do you want to discuss?
[QUOTE=companisbiki;9262937]I studied nursing in the States and moved to Canada (currently in BC)
1. you will get paid less if you move to a major city in Canada. Depends on your experience but here rural and mid-west, mid eastern provinces, or the northern areas pays more...
2. Bedside nursing is very different as there are not as many nursing assistants (called psw or care aides here) in the hospitals. In a non ICU, med-surg setting you typically have 4-5 patients with only 1 nursing assistant/care aid for 20-40 patients. You also work with LPNs and depending on the province you go to, they don't have the same scope as RNs so that's also another thing you want to keep in mind. I know some hospitals in Ontario do not hire LPNs in their acute care units.
So typically I have 10 patients together with the LPN and I provide washes and feeding to all my patients and do all the wound vac dressings, trach care etc to my patients as the LPN cannot do those. Not to mention that nursing assistants in Canada cannot do any documentation at the hospitals and they do not do glucose checks or VS.
Nursing home-wise it is not as different and there are many care aids working (9-12 patient assignment, nurses tend to have 30-50 depending on the facility).
BC is extremely restrictive towards LPNs and should not be used as a base line
In Alberta, LPNs do wound vacs, trach care, baseball calls whatever their patient requires. We have awesome RTs who round on the Tracy patients and do much of the routine care for all nurses.
NAs can and so chart. They do vitals, blood sugars, and basic ostomy emptying and report back to a nurse.
In LTC, yes RNs are responsible for a floor or two, but it's mainly administrative. They don't carry a patient care assignment.
There is a need for experienced NPs in remote and isolated First Nations communities.
Hey am thinking of moving to Ontario from the USA, am already applying for the NP license, what is the job market and is it better in other Canadian states?
A blinking corpse in the morgue in a UK show called Happy Valley, last week. Just before the autopsy
I was a student at Norquest when the distance ed programme was created. It was intended to used by students who lived in northern and rural Alberta, BC and parts of the NWT who didn't have access to the PN course locally. We'd see people come in from Barrhead, BeaverLodge, places like that. They usually knew somebody who could put them up for a couple of weeks, or current students would be asked if they'd rent a room to them.
I don't think it was ever really intended for across Canada use.
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