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Joined Oct 9, '04. She has 'Ten plus' year(s) of experience. Posts: 8,128 (39% Liked) Likes: 8,678

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    Doubledd and TheCommuter like this.

    Got a spouse down ther to get you a green card?

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    loriangel14 likes this.

    Every PN I've ever met has said the same thing. Their schooling was disorganized. My schedule made no sense, the instructors were different to say something polite.

    It was an experience I never would repeat

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    Review your course work. It's all there.

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    idialyze and roser13 like this.

    Quote from umbdude
    You have no right to tell others not to speak in their own native language if they're chatting among themselves and not interfering with patient care. It's downright prejudicial and the workers are not responsible for your presumption that they are talking negatively about you.
    My management clearly states that English IS the language of the workplace and if they are paying you they expect English to be used.

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    Dishes and myself are Canadian.

    Our system has been used and abused by many nationalities. Chinese and Indians who travel to give birth here. Americans have come north for 'free' surgeries. We do the procedures and then try to bill.

    A friend worked in a large hospital in Vancouver, late 80s and early 90s, it wasn't the wealthy who came from Hong Kong to give birth. Many women came without travel insurance or cash to deliver. Normal income, came to visit family, must have got the dates wrong, stayed less than 90 days, skipped the bill and returned to Hong Kong with their new Canadian.

    Live close to the Us border? Americans have crossed to have their appendix out, detached retinas repaired. Heck, their have even been posters in the past who've asked about hospital's where they can give birth for free up here!

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    Coffee Nurse and roser13 like this.

    And which nursing school do you plan on attending?

    UK nursing education is subsidized by the taxpayer as is Canadian and to some extent US public colleges. Even if there is a place for you, the tuition will be at least double that of a resident of the country.

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    LovingLife123 likes this.

    Quote from DeeAngel
    Any foreign citizen giving birth in the US should not be given US citizenship. When you give birth in Germany as a foreign visitor, your child is not given German citizenship and the child's citizenship automatically becomes that of the mother.
    Totally agree, but you are considered a bigot and racist when you ask politicians about restricting citizenship

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    AliNajaCat, Davey Do, TriciaJ, and 1 other like this.

    You just posted every reason why I would never return to LTC! I left it 12 years ago and nothing has changed.

    But it is the same in Acute Care. The banding together and the non use of English. My country has two official languages, English and French. Management posted a sign on every unit clearly stating English is the language of the workplace. One group continues to ignore it.

    It got so bad at one point, on one unit, report was being given in Tagalog and casual staff were refusing to go to that unit. That's when the signs and emails wen out

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    Showing my ignorance here, but have no idea of what this job would do.

    Some doctors practices employee diabetes educators who are RN or LPN.

    Doubt that your your services would be covered by extended health plans.

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    22 and expecting twins?

    Want to be a NURSE and not an LPN

    Attitude and reality check is needed.

    Any idea of how dofficult and expensive it is to find childcare for twins?

    Any idea of the amount of work involved in a PN course over two years or the four years it takes to become an RN?

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    loriangel14 likes this.

    In my system, if casuals don't work in a six month period, they are terminated.

    You should look at temporary postings, they are used to cover maternity leaves, lengthy sick leaves, and bereavement leaves. Usually last 3- 12 months.

    But, if you plan on making a life here in Canada, you will have t adapt to our ways

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    Quote from L0zza
    i am an English ICU sister looking to move out to saint julien in France. I understand there is a large expat community here. How do I seek nursing employment. I will be looking into learning the language!
    any advice would be welcomed. Thanks

    As you will need to apply for registration with the French government in some way, the answer is yes,

    Having had family hospitalized in EU countries, all of the international hospitals we've been to had multi lingual staff

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    You didn't get a residency? What specialty are you hoping for?

    Cant you practice as a GP?

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    You can do any course at any age if you meet the requirements.

    But you have to be honest with yourself. How strong is your back? Your knees? Do you want to work shifts? Can you afford to work as a casual with no defined schedule or benefits?

    When you do find a position, can you cope with being at the bottom of the seniority list for time off?

    You'll be 57 upon graduation, competing with your fellow new grads who will for the bulk be under 30. You will never meet the factor to retire with a full pension.

    I'm being honest with you. I'm 57 and planning my exit from nursing. I started working in my early 40s. My pension isn't great, my shoulder and knees are shot. I've missed time with my family when they were growing up. Time that I don't plan to miss with my grandchildren.

    Think hard. There are other jobs in healthcare that take the same time as an PN education that are less physically demanding.

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    dishes likes this.

    Quote from dishes
    The women who are having the babies in the US are wealthy and are doing it to circumvent immigration. The plan is for the child with the US citizenship to return to the US and attend university/college, graduate and sponsor their parents.
    It's been happening in British Columbia since the 1980s.

    Wealthy and not so wealthy women would arrive from Hong Kong to give birth prior to the return of the colony to China. Some would return every 18 months or so to have another Canadian citizen in the family.

    Recently there was a series of reports of birthing home being run in Richmond a suburb of Vancouver.

    Where there is money, there is a way. It's long term planning in the extreme.