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    raindrops1234 and caliotter3 like this.

    Quote from JacquelineJax
    Not to sound harsh, but why is this a concern for you?

    Diversity in the workplace is important and everyone brings their own strengths to the table (especially when we are such a multi-cultural population). Respecting your co-workers goes a long way to being a team player.

    Furthermore, it is great we live in a country that a has the freedom for people to speak whichever language they feel most comfortable with.

    Just my two cents

    Respecting your coworkers is a two way street. When report is being given in a language that is not English you have a problem. Yes, bedside report. Patient can't understand it, the NA can't understand it but the two nurses involved can? How is this safe?

    English and French are the two official languages. Not Polish, not Tagalog, not Spanish, nor Arabic.

    The team is broken if verbal communication is not understood by the entire team.

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    AHS has signs on the units stating that "English is the language of the workplace".

    It's not enforced. It's a joke. I've had patients complain to me about previous shifts and I refer them to patient relations. I had one patient refuse to go to patient relations because they were afraid of being branded "racist". I try and explain that unless patients voice their concerns nothing will be done.

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    cardiacfreak, amzyRN, brownbook, and 9 others like this.

    Timmie's closes at 2100.

    Vending machines are iffy. The young? Fresh food!

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    Quote from sevensonnets
    Then there are the brand new nurses with 3 weeks of experience who think all the "old nurses" need to get out of the way and let them have it. Makes me want to go, "Here honey, you can have my CVI/Open Heart job. Been doing critical care for 38 years and I still don't have a clue what I'm doing. I know absolutely nothing about technology. I need a wheelchair to get to a code." Shuffling off to the old folks home now.
    Somebody told me to get another job because she wanted and deserved mine! Well, she finally got a job on the unit, passed her probationary period and promptly went on disability and hasn't been sen since!

    What am I doing wrong?

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    Text speak. RU h8trz rding this?

    Would you chart in text? Then don't expect us to read it here!

    Especially if you are ranting that LPNs aren't real nurses and you are pre-nursing major (I mean what in hades is pre-nursing?)

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    I once explained the difference between LPNs and RNs in terms that people could understand. I live in a military town. LPN = enlisted. RN = officer.

    Both roles/ranks valuable. Many skills overlap.

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    Uhm, one year old thread resurrection for a one time poster.

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    Quote from Ashleeyhope
    Hi! I live in Montreal, QC and am planning on taking a two year nursing program at a vocational center to become a LPN (or a nursing assistant I guess) eventually I want to become a registered nurse, but this just seems the most practical right now because I don't have my high school diploma just my equivalency.

    So what I'm wondering is, once I get my degree from the vocational center how do I go about getting a Degree to become an actual nurse?? Would I have to go to cegep or could I potentially apply to a university like McGill as a mature student??? Or with the degree as an lpn would it be easier to get accepted to a uni out of province??? Help!!

    I'm asking because I'm wondering if it's more worthwhile to just spend the year getting my high school diploma and then going to cegep next fall?
    I've waited a couple of hours before answering your post but here goes.

    The N in LPN stands for NURSE. There is a huge difference between and LPN and a nursing assistant.

    You need to educate yourself on the difference.

    Quebec has a different educational system than most of Canada, so you need to talk to a career advisor.

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    Do you have a BScN?

    CIC outlines the process for migration and there many threads on moving to Canada.

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    Quote from abatou
    Hi I am a new user and would like some advice. I am a Licensed practical nurse from Alberta with no experience because I had my license in June 2017;I am looking for a job in Ottawa cause I am bilingual (English and French) however, I don't have any clue of how the job market is there. I leave in Calgary and after 80 applicationS I didn't have any opportunity yet. I don't know if moving will help. Thank you again
    Read more on the Canadian threads. The Ontario job market appears to be worse than Alberta's.

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    Quote from Nurse1577
    Exactly .. and them complaining about my disability .. because they would frustrate
    In a room, the surgeon is all powerful. It's about keeping the surgeon happy notvnurses

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    The parenteral manual is the bible on the drug. It tells you who may give it and by which method. What side effects may occur, how it affects people, which IV solutions it's compatible with, etc. If it appears with a med calc exam, all the information is there. So you would only get the pages relevant to the drug in question. Not the entire manual.

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    Nurse1577 likes this.

    Routine surgeries aren't "under pressure". Trauma's yes, lap cholis, C-sections that are scheduled, etc, relatively stress frees.

    You at more likely to be stressed out by the Type A personalities found in the ORs and the eye rolling over the masks.

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    Quote from Ko15
    i am a new graduate for the LPN program in Alberta Canada and I am a little confused about the parenteral manual.
    The manual apparently has changed recently and is not the same as what I learned while in school. I have an interview coming up and I am just wondering if anyone can tell me which key points of the manual I need to know to calculate the dosage problems correctly!

    Please help!!
    Thank you!
    I've never had the parenteral manual brought up in a job interview.

    Dosage calculations are what you are taught in school. All the manual tell you is what size bag of fluid you can dilute the meds in.

    The AHS parenteral manual is constantly being upgraded, so I'm really not sure what your question is about.

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    Quote from RoryGilmore
    Turns out I actually got the job, there is hope out there for new graduates!
    Congrats and welcome to the saltmines!.

    If you are at RAH, learn to bring your own food. The line ups in the food court kill your breaks.