BC to Ont - What can I expect?
- 0Mar 11, '12 by Working2BLPNI'm currently finishing up my second term at Camosun College LPN in BC and am planning on moving to Ontario after graduation in September 2012. Anyone out there know if I'm going to have to upgrade in...
Any tips would be much appreciated.
- 0Mar 11, '12 by Working2BLPNThanks for the response Loriangel14 That's good news. My teachers here were assuming I would have to get up to speed on the practices we don't train for here in BC. I will be happy not to have to do any extra schooling. How's the work opps there?Last edit by Working2BLPN on Mar 11, '12
- 0Mar 11, '12 by loriangel14 GuideWhat exactly are they saying you don't train for? Do you have a lot of things that only RNs can do?We have recently got training for PICC lines,which we didn't used to be able to touch.Jobs aren't very plentiful for new grads but it also depends on what part of Ontario.
- 1Mar 12, '12 by Fiona59If I remember right, BC has one of the shortest training times in the country. Their course covers the basics. Remember, many of their health authorities restrict LPN practice a great deal.
Much of what we take for granted isn't the norm out there. Hospital inservices cover everythng else and result in certification that is job site specific.
- 0Mar 13, '12 by Fiona59@nurse2b:
I've moved as an LPN from AB to BC and then back. BC required me to do a one day skills upgrade in a skill that wasn't in the AB scope of practice (it was being introduced as I left) and I wasn't permitted to do in BC. At the same time BC educated LPNs were required to upgrade their A&P course to work in AB due to a few areas that were lacking in content.
PICCs are a coming to my hospital soon and we will be "in-seviced" and "certified" by our employers, just as we were for IV starts. Courses might be available locally but hospitals always require in house education before turning us loose on the public.