Nursing in northern communities - page 2

I am looking for a nursing position in a northern community--i would like an experience which provides a certain degree of training/orientation I am open to any advice/interested in hearing others... Read More

  1. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    As I said, communities with full-scale hospitals... Yellowknife qualifies. I figured you'd know, Fiona.
  2. by   gillme
    I should have clarified - I meant practical nurse - and many thanks for all your replies
  3. by   mi8kali
    Hello,
    I am also intersted by Community Nursing in First Nations Community in Northern Ontario.
    I aleardy sent my application to HR office and I am waiting for them?
    Do you know how long takes the hiring process for FNIH ?
    And how their interviews sound like?
    Thank you
    Mi8kali
  4. by   Jessick
    Hi,

    I am interested in going north and am trying to find the website for Venture Nursing based out of Winnipeg, MB or a contact number for them....anyone able to help me??

    Cheers!
  5. by   rnsonia
    Hello All! I'm an American nurse and I have interest in working in the northern communities as well. Does anyone know if these agencies consider non-Canadian applicants?
  6. by   loriangel14
    You would have to go through the process to obtain a Canadian nursing license. You would have to contact the college of nurses(our licensing bodies are called colleges) for the province/territory where you wanted to work and have your education and experience evaluated.Part of the process of becoming licensed in Canada includes writing and passing the CRNE. BSN is required for nursing licensure in Canada.
  7. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    rnsonia, basically if you meet the criteria for hire listed in the job description (experience, specialty training, current licensure in the province etc) you would be considered as no different from any other applicant. As loriangel14 said, you'll have the usual process for obtaining your registration first, but you would not be treated differently once all of that is done.
  8. by   New.RN
    Hi,

    I'm in Northern Ontario with Weeneebayko Area Health Authority . Little to no orientation here, you'll be given 2 weeks of quick shadowing then your on your own. But we are sort staffed (as always) and it's a good job after the first couple months of hell. If you've got any questions PM me

    -New.RN
  9. by   newgrad RN
    Quote from New.RN
    Hi,

    I'm in Northern Ontario with Weeneebayko Area Health Authority . Little to no orientation here, you'll be given 2 weeks of quick shadowing then your on your own. But we are sort staffed (as always) and it's a good job after the first couple months of hell. If you've got any questions PM me

    -New.RN
    Hello!

    Im a newgraduate RN too! I wanted to know about your experiences working in Northern Ontario and job prospects for new graduates (I am an international graduate (RN in the US) and sitting for the CRNE in Feb 2011, so I do not qualify for the new grad initiative).

    Im a new member so I cant PM you, is there an alternate way to contact you?

    Appreciate any advice!
  10. by   Trishrpn80
    My dream is to do northern nursing but i am an practical nurse so experienced are limited. I live in rural on in a town with pop 2000 and love it. My 12 yr old wants to move to alaska unfortunstely as an rpn i cant i have applied to jobs in yukon but no response. Im looking at northern bc, alberta and ontario. I am hoping to get my bscn but cant afford it right now.

    I will b keeping a close eye on this thread for any info for lpn's.
  11. by   Golfenaround
    Northern Ontario
    There are communities such as Fort Albany, Moosonee, Attawapiskat, Moose Factoy, Kaschewan (spelling?) and James Bay. I personally have never worked up there. I have worked with a husband and wife though who have lived up there, the one being from there.
    They too have challenges (working up north). Food is expensive, isolated, money is good, fly in and out.
    Really depends what you are looking for.
    Good luck and please fill us in.
  12. by   Smile299
    Hi. I am a RN student in Alberta. I will be doing my final clinical placement in the fall. I am choosing to go up north. I will probably be placed in the Yukon (Carmacks, Whitehorse or Dawson city). I am concerned about the cost of accommodation for 10 weeks, does anyone know approximately how much it costs per month and what is available in the area? Suggestions about what I should be prepared for?
    Thanks so much!
  13. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Unless you're able to find a furnished room in someone's home, you're most likely going to be limited to bed-and-breakfast or youth hostel. Rates run around $65 a night for the hostel up to about $115 a night in a B&B. Any way you look at it, it's a lot of money.

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