Latest Comments by Fiona59

Latest Comments by Fiona59

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Joined Oct 9, '04. She has 'Ten plus' year(s) of experience. Posts: 7,992 (39% Liked) Likes: 8,334

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    loriangel14 and CanadianRN16 like this.

    The degree has been the entry point for RN status since 2009.

    You also need to be aware that you will always be regarded as a foreign nurse with a US education. Each provincial move, even with a US BScN requires approval from the provincial college of nurses.

    If you plan on working in Canada, educate yourself here and a void the hassle

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    Your business degree is not relevant to your employment as an EN.

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    joanna73 likes this.

    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

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    Pretty sure a licence AND Canadian citizenship are required

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    BuckyBadgerRN and PMFB-RN like this.

    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

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    Have you applied to the float pools? That's where I see most new grads.

    the days of units hiring their own unit specific floats is over. Centralized staffing is here

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    joanna73 and loriangel14 like this.

    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?

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    joanna73 likes this.

    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

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    joanna73 and loriangel14 like this.

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

    Are there jobs? Depends on where you go.

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    poppycat, roser13, NightNerd, and 8 others like this.

    Quote from NOADLS
    Swearing serves a way of coping through pain.

    If you can't handle a patient swearing in a completely acceptable context, I'd be worried about what you are able to handle. I would even go as far to argue that by asking a patient to stop swearing in this situation, you are showing a lack of empathy.
    erm, but what if they've interrupted your game of Candy Crush

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

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    joanna73 and CaffeinePOQ4HPRN like this.

    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

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    joanna73 and loriangel14 like this.

    Did the OP have a fatal/catastrophic med error?


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