do i need to go back to school before reinstatement?
- 0Mar 15 by jrcbtsthi,, im glad to be a a member of this site,, im currently a registered RPN in ontario since september 2011 but i have not practised yet,, i was wondering if anyone here got their license revoked for not using it for 3 years? ive been applying to numerous job openings but nobody called me yet,, im kinda worried i might not land an RPN job before my license reaches 3 years,, im even looking for a volunteer but it seems they dont really accept RPN volunteers here in ontario,, and if ever my license got revoked ,, do i need to go back to school before i apply for reinstatement? thank you so much for the help!!
- 1Mar 16 by joanna73 GuideYou're going to need to take a refresher course very soon. Once you've hit 3 full years with no hours, the CNO will have you register in the non-practising class.
I realize it's terrible for jobs, but unless you have a valid reason for not securing some form of employment, employers are going to ask why you didn't relocate or commute. The longer you're unemployed, the worse it looks. Travelling, a family issue, or studying would be valid.
I would consider relocating soon. Rural communities and small towns are in need of nurses all the time.
- 2Mar 16 by NotReady4PrimeTime Senior ModeratorIt's not likely that moving to another province will help you find work. Any way you look at it, you're an unknown quantity. You have no experience and you've been out of school 3 years already. And the places you've named are all urban centres where the competition for any job will be intense... You might want to look at places like Owen Sound, Parry Sound, Wiarton, Bracebridge, St Thomas, Bobcaygeon and other smaller towns.
- 0Mar 16 by jrcbtstwow... it seems im in a very tough situation... i was wondering if could have a slight advantage getting a community RPN job even just part time because i hear some people tell me im driving and some patients prefer male RPNs and considering majority of RNs and RPNs are women.. any thoughts? :s
- 1Mar 16 by joanna73 GuideYes think Northern Ontario. You're still thinking too urban. Based on the length of time you've been looking, you're not an attractive candidate as far as an employer would be concerned. You need to find a small hospital or clinic that is desperate to hire. There are many in the North.
Just wondering what you've been doing for 2.5 years? Long term care facilities are always looking. I'm from central Toronto as well and I know the market is rough there, but you need to be more proactive with your job search. There are always jobs, they just may not be ideal.Last edit by joanna73 on Mar 17
- 1Mar 17 by Trishrpn80Quote from joanna73It still isn't easy to get in. In Timmins you basically need to be related or know someone. Where i live we are short staffed but you need to learn to deal with isolation and the fact that the closest walmart or shopping mall is over 500km's away. Some people can't deal with isolation and pay that is at par with down south so we have a high turnover.You need to find a small hospital or clinic that is desperate to hire. There are many in the North.
- 0Mar 17 by jrcbtsthow about signing up with placement agencies? im really not expecting for full time RPN job anytime soon considering my situation i know i really dont have an advantage compared to many RPNs out there... my first priority is practicing my profession so my license will not be revoked... i even look for volunteer RPN job but it seems somebody needs to reassure me that RPNs are not really allowed to practice fully as volunteers