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Joined Oct 9, '04. She has 'Ten plus' year(s) of experience. Posts: 8,238 (39% Liked) Likes: 8,809

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    It is difficult to find work anywhere in AHS. Every posting has at least 75 internal applicants.

    Every training position has 100s of applicants. But the education offered is awesome.

    Those of us in the system have a hard time moving around.

    The interviews are scored and you never know your score.

    So, if you do get an interview know your stuff, and keep talking. Short answers don't score well

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    First thing, you do realize that jobs go to EU citizens first.

    Spain has public and private hospitals. The private ones require you to be fluent in at least two languages and have experience before working for them. (A friend had family in hospital last year and she's a nurse, so she had a lot to tell us, lol). The pay isn't what you'd expect. The public hospitals have laid people off. The hospital she reported back on had a mixture of 12 and 7 hour shifts and did rotating shifts.

    She said the nursing was similar with a lot of the same equipment but patients are expected to follow instructions and despite being in the private system, not as vocal in complaints to staff. The hospital had translators on staff but the staff all spoke and wrote English.

    Spain has a very high unemployment rate in the under 30 age group.

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    companisbiki and RPN_student like this.

    I do understand migration. My family moved her 50 years ago when there was no internet and no inexpensive means of communication.

    Canada House said there were loads of jobs. My Dad was a journeyman in his trade and my Mum a NICU nurse. Sounds like it should have been easy, right?
    Nope. My Dad was laid off three times in three months. He wasn't in the union for his trade and he didn't have ties. My Mum? Her credentials weren't recognized. Retrain at her own expense. My Dad couldn't afford that and my Mum never returned to nursing.

    Eventually, he found work in his trade and stayed with the company until he died. Mum? She took what she could find and retrained once us kids were all in school.

    It was pretty much the same story for most the kids I grew up with. Families came from Europe expecting one thing (as sold to them by Canadian Immigration officers across Europe) and found a very different reality. Most stayed but it took several years until they reached the standard of living that they had left.

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    RPN_student likes this.

    Quote from dishes
    Who are they, that did not accept her experience?
    Seems like you are making assumptions based on a minimal knowledge of one persons experience. Your colleagues' experiences may not be relevant to the OP's situation.

    In a way it does relate to the OP. The OP decided to migrate with minimal research into the actual job market in Canada, didn't establish permanent residency in the U.K., where it sounds like she had a pretty good life. No idea where the country of origin is, but OP doesn't seem to want to go there.

    No they are again relying on the internet and forums to tell her how the labour market is andwhere to apply for work. Jobs in remote or northern communities would be difficult because of limited knowledge of culture and patient specific issues in those communities

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    elkpark and Blake101 like this.

    Quote from Blake101
    I've been spending a lot of hours searching the internet for information on some of the countries in Europe to work as a nurse, but I have been really struggling to find information on how nurses are treated in European countries in terms of financially and work conditions. I've kind of narrowed it down to either Norway, Luxembourg or the Netherlands. Having to weigh that up with also trying to choose a country to study in which really has to be either Germany or Norway as they are the only countries in Europe that still offer free education while also look at how immigration works in those countries and the ways RN's are treated in those countries as I'll have to stay for a couple of years after I get a degree and work there to get citizenship. Having to weigh all this up has all just kind of gotten a bit much especially when you look at the facts that everything is in another language and all the resources I am trying to find are on sites I don't know about. So I decided to see if I could get any information from people more educated on the topic. If after the further clarification on the topic you still feel like answering it would be much appreciated.
    So, to sum it up, you are looking for a place to get free education?

    Do you have any ties to the EU?

    Germany is going through a bad time right now with the mass migration from the middle east over the last few summers. Norway is having similar issues.

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    Quote from ObiWanNaomi
    Hi all,

    I had blood drawn yesterday and now my arm has bruising tracking down my forearm. It's quite painful. Anyone have any idea what happened? I am a nurse but am not trained to bleed patients so have very little knowledge. The site is not hot to touch nor red. I will upload a photo if possible

    Thanks in advance
    "Trained to bleed people".

    Come on admit, you are not a nurse.

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    Quote from Amy888lee

    Based on the posting, it looks like the employer will send the nurses to any area that needs nurses. Unless there is a very long orientation; otherwise, I don't think there are a lot of nurses can be able to work at all different areas. For sure, this is not for new grad either.
    I know someone who has done these assignments. Good gen surg background and the ability to be Charge. No real,orientation to the unit. In you go and start working.

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    Quote from RGNonthemove
    That's sad. I was very hopeful about this move, but I feel discouraged now. I guess my situation in the UK was far better. I had job security because there is an abundance of nursing jobs and we get 7 weeks of annual paid vacation too. I don't want to think of my move to Canada as a mistake, but it has been tough just to get licensed. If there are no jobs then I gave up a good life for nothing.
    I thought you were planning a move, not here already.

    The differences between Canadian and U working conditions have been discussed on line for years.

    And remember it was your choice to "gave up a good life for nothing". Perhaps, if it really is so bad here, you could return to the UK and pick up where you left off?

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    Quote from nurse2gud
    Sir, I have not yet planned on where to work and live as my knowledge about Canada is very limited. But in the long term wish to be a RN in BC.

    I understand LPN is not in demand but then how do I get a work permit in these 13 months? Is RN possible that fast? The Omni college says to get LPN and start a full time job and thereafter try RN exams.
    They also said LPN job permit can be got if willing to work far from city.
    Read your own last paragraph. You said LPN is not in demand yet Omni is telling you to get an LPN full time job.

    Locally trained LPNs can't find jobs in BC, how do you realistically expect to find one?

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    SlowlyButSurely likes this.

    It took me seven months to find a casual job on VI a decade ago. And I had experience in some specialized areas. Lucky to get one shift a week.

    The lower mainland and the Island has always been a tough market. At least you are in an area where you could be casual in multiple facilities.

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    Julius Seizure and brownbook like this.

    My first thought was an accountant for the Post Office!

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    I've been swabbed for MRSA and it was NEGATIVE. Much to my surprize, considering I've spent a lot of time in isolation rooms.

    The only time I've been sick as a result of a communicable disease, it wasn't my fault and it wasn't work related.

    Wash your hands people! Especially food handlers.

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    Thread died six years ago

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    Quote from Renae,RN
    Inwas very confused about a supposed degree for LPN...bc in college we are taught this is the lowest degree there is for an RN, an ADN. And if the ANA has their way that will some time soon become obsolete. So I clicked the link. I don't know who added this, if it was the writer of the article...but they are incorrect. There is no degree in LPN just as we all know. This is an RN degree program with an LPN-RN track. meaning no LPN will have a degree until they complete the ADN degree to become an RN. LPN's are great resources for hospitals and Long term facilities. By don't misrepresent their education.
    I love a first post that is an attempt to slam.

    Anyhoo. Up here in Canada, there is no such animal as an ADN. RN's have degree's from universities. LPNs attend community colleges and complete a diploma. Which takes two years and is based on our old diploma RN programme, which gasp used to be the equivalent of your ADN.

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    xoemmylouox likes this.

    It's a waste of time.

    Just dose them with the Ativan and Valium when you think they need it. Some regulars will even tell us when they want it