NICU nurse aspiring to become an ER or ICU nurse - page 2

Hi I am a NICU nurse with 1 year experience back home. I came to Toronto, Canada and got my license. Since I knew that job competition is really tight here I enrolled myself to Coronary Care 1 and 2,... Read More

  1. Visit  Fall.out.nerd profile page
    I'm a Canadian NICU nurse and we have 2 men in our NICU and one who floats NICU and Paeds!
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  3. Visit  kheemooy profile page
    Quote from Fall.out.nerd
    I'm a Canadian NICU nurse and we have 2 men in our NICU and one who floats NICU and Paeds!
    Wow!!! are you in Ontario too? where do u work? ))
  4. Visit  babyNP. profile page
    I don't see why Canadian males would be less inclined to NICU than American males?

    My point is: try not to place people in stereotypes. Nursing represents arguably nearly every demographic. There are even male nurses in L&D, which I think would be more "uncomfortable."

    Perhaps in very conservative religious countries, you wouldn't find male nurses in "traditional" female roles, but not in the western world.
  5. Visit  kheemooy profile page
    Hello everyone! Just an update, I am offered for part time ER position in another hospital. Here's my situation, I have just started my orientation in X Hospital (NICU part time position), 2 weeks ago. Yesterday I just received an offer to work part time ER position in Y hospital starting on April. My problem is, I need to be committed for 1 month fulltime orientation for Y hospital, and on the other hand, I also need to commit two 12-hour shifts for preceptor shifts in X hospital.

    Do you think my NICU manager will be okay with this? I need to ask her that I won't be available Mon-Fri for the whole April, meaning my preceptor shifts would have to be on weekends. A lot of nurses here in Canada do 2 part time jobs, so I thought I can do the same. But the twist is these are completely different specialty areas, meaning I have to learn so many things.
  6. Visit  AnnieOaklyRN profile page
    I think its the cutest thing to see men who are great with children, but maybe because I am single

    Its just so endearing!!

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