Nursing in northern communities - page 3

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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 experience I work in intensive... Read More


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    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
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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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    I would like to work in Yellowknife as an LPN while attending Aurora College to get my BSN. What is the job outlook for LPNs in Yellowknife? I am thinking to move up there late winter/early spring.
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    Hey Smile299 I was wondering what you ended up doing for accommodations during your final practicum?

    I'm from Alberta as well and would like to go to Whitehorse for my final practicum next fall but I'm not sure how to work out accommodations yet. Any information/advice you could give me would be awesome!
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    I have a telephone interview tomorrow with Weeneebayko Area Health Authority as an RPN... i am excited...
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    Hello Trishrpn80, did you get the job with WAHA? I have a friend who works at moosonee and she is always so excited about being there. If you got the job, how is it going for you so far?


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