I love nursing in Canada because...

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    I am starting this thread because I would like feedback on the positives about nursing in Canada. I hear so much about people moving to the US and I would love to hear from those who are staying, living and nursing in Canada.

    Cheers,
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    I've done both... I love nursing in Canada because:
    1. Money is not an issue for our patients, ever. I never feel pressured to deliver the cheapest care possible.
    2. Unions. Thank God for unions.
    3. Decent ratios and decent pay (see #3 for why).
    4. Less emphasis on "customer" servive. Patients are still patients here (or clients, but NOT customers).
    5. I still feel like ethical patient care is the goal and more important than other concerns.
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    btt as a potential nursing student... would like to see more replies?
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    Quote from fergus51
    I've done both... I love nursing in Canada because:
    1. Money is not an issue for our patients, ever. I never feel pressured to deliver the cheapest care possible.
    2. Unions. Thank God for unions.
    3. Decent ratios and decent pay (see #3 for why).
    4. Less emphasis on "customer" servive. Patients are still patients here (or clients, but NOT customers).
    5. I still feel like ethical patient care is the goal and more important than other concerns.
    Amen!

    I like to live and work where healthcare is assumed to be more of a right than a priviledge.
    I like not having to keep track of every pill and bandage.
    Even though management will scream about expenses, they will/try to come through with extra staff/equipment when needed (at least for the most part).
    Cheaper meds.

    and again, ferus's post ...ditto for me!
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    PS. I should have added that nursing in Canada means you get to live here, too! :wink2:
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    Quote from sickandtired
    PS. I should have added that nursing in Canada means you get to live here, too! :wink2:
    :chuckle I do miss that part of it but, I have to say, the weather is a lot nicer in California
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    UNIONS!

    TO be honest, I felt more valued by society as an RN in Canada than here in the US.... maybe more "respect" is the word I am looking for.

    I hate having to see signs around the hospital that state: "customer" I definately feel much different as an RN in the US than in Canada!
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    Quote from bizzymum919
    i am starting this thread because i would like feedback on the positives about nursing in canada. i hear so much about people moving to the us and i would love to hear from those who are staying, living and nursing in canada.

    cheers,
    hi there i'm sooo glad i came across this thread. i am a nursing student in the us currently in texas but i want to work elswhere. i will be graduating with a lvn/lpn equivalent to your rpn. is this something very complicated i have looked on the websites, but i'd rather here froom some of you guys/

    thanks!
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    Hope you are pro union as most LPNs in Canada are unionized and benefit from it.

    Check your PMs.
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Hope you are pro union as most LPNs in Canada are unionized and benefit from it.

    Check your PMs.
    Here an LVN goes to school for 1 year. We alos have a position called CNA, they go less time than that. A LVN can go back to school one more year to get his/her RN. I have heard that in Canada you are required more school for equivalent positions, I just did not know how much truth there was to it . At any rate an LVN's starting wages can be 15.00-17.00 USD per hour. How is the salary there do you know ? Also what is Canada's warmest province ?


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