Ontario RNs and RPNs - page 3

Hi I wanted some advice from nurses in Ontario I have always wanted to pursue a career in nursing no matter how difficult. I have always felt a job like this is for me. I want a job that keeps me... Read More

  1. Visit  witness2012 profile page
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    This sounds like a real adventure . I hope there is food stores there I love food more then anything !
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  3. Visit  browneyedgirl1122 profile page
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    Well, it depends on how much time you have on your hands. If you have young kids then you may want to go for the RPN instead of the RN. With the RN program there is more opportunity and the pay is better, however, I am told that the scope of the RPN practice will be openning up more in the future. I guess, the RPN title is new and what RPN are permitted to do in health care settlings is constantly changing so health care facilities do not alwasy keep up with the new times. It also depends on where you are, if you are in a big city, then generally the hospitals do not keep up with the RPN practice and only hire RNs. In smaller cities however, RPN are utilized to their full scope since RNs are not always as accessible in rural areas. At this point, I would go with the RN program if you are accepted and if not go with the RPN program. And, if you do not get into either than maybe up your highscool marks or try the PSW program (they always take last min applications). I am in my pregrad of the RPN program right now and I was just accepted to the RN bridging program. I applied becauce I would like more opportunity in the hospital.
  4. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    The title RPN is not new.I work with RPNs that graduated over 20 years ago.Where I work the only area with no RPNs is ICU and dialysis.We are utilized in our full scope as recognition of our skills, not because they can't find an RN.
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  5. Visit  Insomniac-88 profile page
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    I'm an RPN in Ontario. Graduated in the winter of 2011 and had a few job offers a couple of months later in February of 2012. Passed my CPNRE and started working in March of 2012. I'm currently making $29.61/hour in lieu of benefits.
  6. Visit  brithoover profile page
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    Quote from Insomniac-88
    I'm an RPN in Ontario. Graduated in the winter of 2011 and had a few job offers a couple of months later in February of 2012. Passed my CPNRE and started working in March of 2012. I'm currently making $29.61/hour in lieu of benefits.
    Wow that is really high! You must have found yourself a great spot!
  7. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    I make that as well.
  8. Visit  Insomniac-88 profile page
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    Quote from brithoover

    Wow that is really high! You must have found yourself a great spot!
    My base rate is $25 and change but I get 14% in lieu of benefits which brings me to $29.61.

    It's the standard rate of pay for the most part where I am. I know of 4 surrounding hospitals that pay the exact same here in Southern Ontario.
  9. Visit  brithoover profile page
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    Quote from Insomniac-88

    My base rate is $25 and change but I get 14% in lieu of benefits which brings me to $29.61.

    It's the standard rate of pay for the most part where I am. I know of 4 surrounding hospitals that pay the exact same here in Southern Ontario.
    I forgot how awesome benefits in lieu are! I wish I had them instead of my benefits!!
  10. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from brithoover
    I forgot how awesome benefits in lieu are! I wish I had them instead of my benefits!!

    Say that when you need a root canal and a crown or new glasses, or you kids need braces. It's amazing how quickly you recoup what you paid.
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  11. Visit  vintagePN profile page
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    Do any nursing jobs in Ontario have benefits? Every posting I see is +14% in lieu of.
  12. Visit  Trishrpn80 profile page
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    I have benefits and i like them... I have a teenager with glasses and some meds that i am glad are covered.. I make around the same rate the previous posters but i have added stuff because i am in northern northern on
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  13. Visit  Insomniac-88 profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59

    Say that when you need a root canal and a crown or new glasses, or you kids need braces. It's amazing how quickly you recoup what you paid.
    I needed about $1500 worth of dental work this year (root canal, couple cavities, cleaning) plus a pair of glasses & $40/month Rx & benefits are still nowhere near worth it.

    To give you an idea, I get an extra $165 per pay cheque for my 14% in lieu. That's an extra $4300/year. Keep in mind that's working part-time (45 hours/pay). Full-timers lose closer to 7k per year taking benefits.

    If you have a few kids then they may work in your favour, but definitely not otherwise.
    Last edit by Insomniac-88 on Mar 12, '13
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  14. Visit  lilaclover6984 profile page
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    Quote from Insomniac-88

    I needed about $1500 worth of dental work this year (root canal, couple cavities, cleaning) plus a pair of glasses & $40/month Rx & benefits are still nowhere near worth it

    If you have a few kids then they may work in your favour, but definitely not otherwise.

    Yeah I don't have kids, nor am I on any prescription medication other than the odd abx for a UTI. The only time I use my benefits is for the dentist and I've never had much done there other than a cleaning and an filling every once in a while. Definitely not worth it for me.


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