Alberta or manitoba? - page 6

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Where is the perfect life for an LPN? Alberta or Manitoba ? Job wise, security wise , weather wise and of course saving some bucks wise ? Thanks :)))... Read More


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    Quote from witness2012
    Hey Lilaclover . How is nursing in alberta ? Am currently practicing in ontario . Does alberta units have personal support worker? Or the nurses have to do the bedside and meds altogether in the hospital? Just curious
    Well the unit I work on now is a transition unit so its a bit different than other units in the hospital..
    Yes we have nursing assistants and they do most if not all of the personal care. But nurses on this unit working day shift have around 10 patients each so it's a ton of medication administration.

    I previously worked on a surgical unit in the same hospital and we had nursing assistants there too but not as many so did end up doing a bit of personal care, but still not really much. On that unit nurses working day shift had 4'patients each.
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    I am an RN that works in Manitoba. Rural to be exact. I work on a unit where there are currently more LPN's at the moment.

    We have a shortage of all nurses from LTC to Acute Care to home care. Last time I looked at the job board there was 12 open positions with most being full time. Some are terms and some are permanent. Wage scale is pretty good for LPN's here. Plus in this hospital the LPN's can do alot of the skills that RN's can do which is rare in todays age from what LPNS have told me.

    Living here is cheap.
    Making money is really easy and fast (I work full-time as an RN and have made an extra 5500 dollars since Jan 1st 2013 and most of those shifts are open for LPN or RN).
    Weather is well cold and lots of snow in the winter. Summers are awesome. Fall is amazing. Spring is wet and muddy.
    Our rotations are 6 weeks and most have a week off in them (which gives time for picking up shifts). You are almost guaranteed one call every other day for overtime (we have no casuals and no part timers--go management).

    Tons of jobs available. Its kinda sad actually how many full time jobs are open right now.
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    Quote from bradons
    I am an RN that works in Manitoba. Rural to be exact. I work on a unit where there are currently more LPN's at the moment.

    We have a shortage of all nurses from LTC to Acute Care to home care. Last time I looked at the job board there was 12 open positions with most being full time. Some are terms and some are permanent. Wage scale is pretty good for LPN's here. Plus in this hospital the LPN's can do alot of the skills that RN's can do which is rare in todays age from what LPNS have told me.

    Living here is cheap.
    Making money is really easy and fast (I work full-time as an RN and have made an extra 5500 dollars since Jan 1st 2013 and most of those shifts are open for LPN or RN).
    Weather is well cold and lots of snow in the winter. Summers are awesome. Fall is amazing. Spring is wet and muddy.
    Our rotations are 6 weeks and most have a week off in them (which gives time for picking up shifts). You are almost guaranteed one call every other day for overtime (we have no casuals and no part timers--go management).

    Tons of jobs available. Its kinda sad actually how many full time jobs are open right now.
    Any idea about Morden? How is nursinng there?
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    No clue. I live 6 hours north west of there.

    They do have a very good ortho unit tho.
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    I am casual in Manitoba. Full time and part time have access to pick up shifts first, I guess not full time as that would be OT. We are just above overtime in getting a shift. There is a cut off 2 weeks I think and if a part time worker doesn't put their name in it goes to a casual nurse., nurses working conditions are so difficult everywhere, that is why there is a shortage. We were just talking that the only nurses that encourage their children to become nurses are those with lots of seniority, those low on the totem pole have a very different view of the life you lead as a nurse.
    joanna73 and Fiona59 like this.


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