Fiona59 36,621 Views
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Can someone please tell me what critical thinking is? Give a couple of examples? Thank you.
VI s a hard market to crack. I worked there a decade ago and it was a hard, long search to find a casual gig.
Hospitals there had a preference to hire local grads over experienced outsiders. Plus a lot of people who move to Victoria, Comox, Nanaimo seem to be married to nurses who want to work there.
a coworker with specialty experience relocated ther about four years ago and had to start off as a casual and took a while to land a permanent job.
the north end of the island and LTC might be easier to crack. Like north of Campbell River.
So you are asking someone to google, then post the link, so that you don't have to?
I'm an RN from the US, my husband is an MD that has the opportunity to relocated our family to BC.... I started this process at the beginning of this year(2016)...First you have to register at NNAS/ SNEI..these are the people that will verify all of your documents that need to be submitted (employment/ education/ identity..etc) then NNAS will send all verified documents to CRNBC for BC to approve. To the bitter Canadian nurse who made the rude comments about US nurses coming to work in Canada.. Sweetheart we are NOT here to take your job so please don't feel that intimidated by US nurses, we are simply here to give good help to those in need... Not to mention the nursing shortage that is here.������
The float pool at my hospital hires new grads. They are given a very good orientation to the service they will work on. You're hired for Medicine, Surgery, or Women's Services, etc. You are given orientation shifts on every unit within the service (it's a better orientation than you get being hired for a specific unit),
The float pool covers sick calls and vacations. Trust me, floats are needed. On the rare occasion that there aren't sick calls, vacation days, stat holidays, moving/personal leave days, bereavement days, etc, the floats work as "extra" hands.
I have several friends who are permanent floats and they started as new grads. They love the fact they aren't anywhere long enough to get involved in unit politics, never have to work more than a few shifts with nurses they don't like, and have learnt which unit they would never want to work on.
I love 4 hours. Full patient load. The best thing about being the "fill in" nurse is you actually get to leave very close to the actual time of your shift ending. They don't want to pay you overtime and when its four hours you're gone.
You have to be organized because there is no down time to catch up on your charting, but chart as you go, patient by patient.
It works quite well in my hospital.
Because RN grads are qualified and can also work as RPNs once they are licensed? It's not that hard to comprehend.
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