Fiona59 36,605 Views
Joined Oct 9, '04.
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Vacancies are posted but not filled.
Temp lines end, no replacement staff and then, all of a sudden a new temp line is created.
My my unit is short 1.4 LPN lines. The part timers and casuals are expected to cover the missing bodies.
Its grim for new grads.
Specialties? People are lucky to get hired by the float pools. AHS won't invest in many outsiders for specialty training when existing staff want the training
You may consider emigrating to Canada. Economy always plays a part in nursing shortages; poor economy, more nurses in the mix, good economy, less nurses filling jobs. You have found that Canada, unlike the US, has very tight borders, even non citizen spouses are not welcome, and legally entering may afford you free education. Just a thought.
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?
You posted everything I thought. Except for the dress bit. Nothing wrong with dresses.
we have a couple of 70 year old working casual. But, it's always 'give so and so the easy/light patients'. No wrestling abusive drunks and druggies for them
Can someone please tell me what critical thinking is? Give a couple of examples? Thank you.
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.������
So you paid money for CES that is approved by the Board and then you are going to believe some here say you read on nursing board?
Contact the BON for all your answers, as rules change a lot for nursing boards.
Last time I did an application in Texas they waived the ILETS due to your textbooks being in English in Philippines.
JP Exam is open book, no one should worry about failing it.
Have you applied to the float pools as well? Most new hires I've seen have started there as casuals
I am from Texas. I would be skeptical, and as long as they are not asking for money then I would proceed with caution.
I don't see any reason to import nurses to USA. Students can attend a community college and get a 2 year degree and become a RN. So we have plenty of people to fill nursing jobs, and with the thriving economy in Texas we have people from all over USA and world coming her to live and they also can supply the labor.
The days of importing nurses via work visa are a thing of the past.
I must be doing something wrong. I do post op sponge baths, it's required by our surgery programme.
we are also expected to change the bedding daily.
I draw the line at feet. No way will they be massaged. Checked for swelling and bogginess in the bed bound, but no massage.
An LPN working an acute floor in AB is responsible for their own IV starts, meds, and PICCs. The only thing we don't hang I s chemo meds, and the RNs I work alongside can't either (requires a certification course and we don't have chemo patients, so no need for it) and we can't spike blood or travisol, hang it while the RN loosens the roller and then the responsibility is all ours.
We IV push meds as well
I worked in downtown Vancouver hospital and we don't have LPNs in our ER. I'm not sure with other health care authorities. we used to have LPNs in our fast track area. Because our Hosp do not allow LPNs to do IV start they were a bit limited in their practice so management decided to replace them with RNs now.
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