An idea for consolidation and nurse initiative - page 2

by alusiq 2,817 Views | 18 Comments

I'm a Rpn student from Niagara region. In about 4 month I'll have to make a decision on where to consolidate. Out program has a high amount of students and it has been said by the faculty that some will not consolidate where they... Read More


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    Nippising offers modified online 5 years program and has specific list of partners. To be accepted I would need a letter from my employer stating they will support me in regards to placement and what not. One of my professors said that since we have more students they usual, they encourage students to look outside of the region to get consolidation on floors they desire.
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    Quote from loriangel14
    What do you mean you want a work place that supports the RPN-RN at Nippising?Most places don't care where you go for continuing education.
    I guess she means she intends to get a job where she consolidates and then bridge.Centennial offers the bridge distance as well via hospitals and from what I remember you don't have to work in that hospital. The Stratford hospital does it and I think on other out London way. There's always athabasca.

    Advice from someone who has done it, take a year off in between. Take an elective or two if you want to stay in "school mode". Make some money pay off debt, enjoy life, get some experience. I knowna few people who have taken breaks part way through as it can be a lot
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    Quote from alusiq
    It's dissapointing to see that new nurse initiative is not so widely available.
    It is even less so for the Rpn as an Rpn is generally more work ready. RN has added leadership and delegation responsibilities that a new grad is often not ready for.
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    That new grad initiative will slowly disappear for a while, I suspect. The government is not willing to fund the new grad initiative much longer, at least not until the economy really picks up, and who knows when that will be. Back in 2009 and 2010, it was the same. I knew of new grads who were hired into the initiative and then asked to take a casual position at the end of it because the facility couldn't keep them on full time. OP, you will need to be very flexible with respect to work and school.
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    Quote from Daisy_08
    Hamilton has many nursing programs, but also a ton of hospitals. Not sure about the job market but it's an awful city (pollution, traffic, one way streets, high homeless pop, crowded).
    Although everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I'd say I'm a little offended by this comment. I live in Hamilton and LOVE IT. Hamilton has all the things you mentioned, but it is also a great city with a lot to offer. There is a thriving arts community and a large amount of people who are committed to this city. Hamilton has the best community I've ever seen in any city. A world-renowned university, college, 100s of waterfalls, tons of trails and scenic areas...and as I said a thriving arts and local community. COME TO HAMILTON! Sorry, but I'm very passionate about my city and I love my city. Don't insult it based on what you've seen on the surface.

    (I'm saying this lightheartedly...its just so many people insult Hamilton and attach this stigma to it when there are some amazing things going on here...many of which I'm a part of)

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    Quote from vintageandrea
    Although everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I'd say I'm a little offended by this comment. I live in Hamilton and LOVE IT. Hamilton has all the things you mentioned, but it is also a great city with a lot to offer. There is a thriving arts community and a large amount of people who are committed to this city. Hamilton has the best community I've ever seen in any city. A world-renowned university, college, 100s of waterfalls, tons of trails and scenic areas...and as I said a thriving arts and local community. COME TO HAMILTON! Sorry, but I'm very passionate about my city and I love my city. Don't insult it based on what you've seen on the surface. (I'm saying this lightheartedly...its just so many people insult Hamilton and attach this stigma to it when there are some amazing things going on here...many of which I'm a part of)
    Haha, sorry I lived there for a very short period and visit often. And, sorry but I strongly dislike it. I think it's the traffic ( I end up in circles) and the pollution. It has the bones to be one of the most beautiful cites in Ontario with the mountin and water. I know there are nice views, trails and some beautiful neighborhoods. As well as a good hospital and university system. But for me the bad out weighs the good.
    Last edit by Daisy_08 on Dec 17, '12 : Reason: Posted too soon
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    In the end all I care about is for me to have a job... Anything... You know. The bonus would be to find what I'd truly enjoy. I don't really care what city I live. I just want my hubby to find a job and I though that moving out of Niagara would be a smart move. He has two university degrees and no luck for him still. It's a shame. I thought of nipissing as its online and flexible. I could work and study 2 courses a semester which is very doable. I shall browse other option but since I have 68 in one of my classes I may not be able to apply everywhere. Despite my avarage 80+ , many schools wants each course not less than 70.
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    Quote from vintageandrea
    Although everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I'd say I'm a little offended by this comment. I live in Hamilton and LOVE IT. Hamilton has all the things you mentioned, but it is also a great city with a lot to offer. There is a thriving arts community and a large amount of people who are committed to this city. Hamilton has the best community I've ever seen in any city. A world-renowned university, college, 100s of waterfalls, tons of trails and scenic areas...and as I said a thriving arts and local community. COME TO HAMILTON! Sorry, but I'm very passionate about my city and I love my city. Don't insult it based on what you've seen on the surface.

    (I'm saying this lightheartedly...its just so many people insult Hamilton and attach this stigma to it when there are some amazing things going on here...many of which I'm a part of)

    I'm with you. I lived there for 7 years and I loved the city.
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    Haha, I guess I got a little defensive there. I just want everyone to see what I see in this city! My apologies!


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