Latest Comments by Fiona59

Latest Comments by Fiona59

Fiona59 36,605 Views

Joined Oct 9, '04. She has 'Ten plus' year(s) of experience. Posts: 8,055 (39% Liked) Likes: 8,552

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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

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    Quote from MrNurseXY
    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.
    Where did you get that info!

    There red is no free education here,

    having undergone sponsoring a spouse, I can tell you, it costs money, time and tears. They just don't show up at the border and get admitted to the country.

    Iin my province, the economy sucks. Oil and gas revenues are in the toilet. Healthcare is funded by the government and taxes.

    The OP wants to migrate to Vancouver. Most expensive region for housing and cost of living. No shortage of nurses there, no jobs for locals.

    Noe if he wants to go remote or northern (there is a difference) there are jobs. But as an immigrant he would be amongst the least suitable candidates around. No awareness of the issues up there, no support network in the south, and cost of living up there eats up your living allowance. And face it six months of winter blows

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    loriangel14 likes this.

    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.

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    meanmaryjean likes this.

    So you are asking someone to google, then post the link, so that you don't have to?

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    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

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    HyzenthlayLPN, Mia415, NightNerd, and 6 others like this.

    Quote from Kooky Korky
    Can someone please tell me what critical thinking is? Give a couple of examples? Thank you.
    something that RNs can do but LPNs can't. Sarcasm. Fully intended

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    Quote from Belladonna2U
    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.������

    Sweetie im not bitter, I'm a realist.

    My health service has frozen hiring of new nurses due to the economy and is looking for ways to eliminate nursing positions, fewer RNs and LPNs with an increase in the number of nursing aides.

    In 2007-09 our side of the forum was flooded by USRNs wanting info on how to get here. They were 99% From the Phillipines, who were waiting to get into the US. They did not hide the fact they wanted to wait here in Canada and depart south as soon as possible. They didn't want to follow the procedures required because they were USRNs, despite never having set foot in an American hospital.

    My service hired 100s of these nurses. We probably have 50% of them less than six years later. Many failed our licensing exams due to educational deficiencies, others finally managed to pass the registration exam foe LPNs. Some failed both exams three times and were sent home. One, I knew personally, went on holiday to the US and never came back.

    It sounds like your work permit will be tied to your husbands. Where are you going and how far north? There are reasons those areas are under serviced and Canadian nurses and doctors don't want to work there. I know one South African doctor who works rural, he said some of the living condition of his First Nations patients reminded him strongly of the townships back home, and he was worried about his children's education as they grew older.

    No, not bitter, just a realist on a system that is lurching along. When my unit posts a vacancy, it's not unusual to get 70+ applications internally and over 100 outside applications. Then the posting is usually cancelled and we work short.

    Good luck, if your family is going remote you will need it.

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    Quote from PinayUSA
    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.
    dudnt you just tell a UK poster that there was no need for overseas nurses in the US, so why encourage this nurse?

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    Have you applied to the float pools as well? Most new hires I've seen have started there as casuals

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    Quote from PinayUSA
    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.
    Wow, you've changed your tune. You usually are urging phillipino nurses to come to the US

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    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.

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    loriangel14 likes this.

    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

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    renzlao and loriangel14 like this.

    Quote from renzlao
    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.

    And that hat is why I hated working in BC!