Ontario RNs and RPNs - page 6

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  Fiona59 profile page
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    PNs get assigned chest tube patients all the time in my hospital.

    When AHS says full scope. I've never been permitted to say no to an assignment, even to patients pushed out of ICUS. Stable patients, I wish.
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  3. Visit  lilaclover6984 profile page
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    I worked on a pulmonary/thoracic unit as a PN and MOST of my patients had chest tubes. There is no reason why LPNs can't take these patients.
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  4. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    PNs get assigned chest tube patients all the time in my hospital.

    When AHS says full scope. I've never been permitted to say no to an assignment, even to patients pushed out of ICUS. Stable patients, I wish.
    Emerg and ICU typically sends the patient to the floors when they are barely stable. I remember this occuring regularly when I was on acute back home. Then, running around looking for BP cuffs and other equipment because there weren't enough supplies.
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  5. Visit  RNGrad2006 profile page
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    Funny how things flip flop all the time. They completely phased our LPNs in Arizona now...at least in hospitals. I am interested to see how things are changing in Canada so frequent here every now and then. I recently graduated with my NP here in the US and we can still work as an RN as well. I would think NPs here make the sunshine list as you call it a lot more than they do in Canada. But to make that list we would have to work a LOT of OT as an RN. Sorry to hear that things are so much tougher in Canada these days.
    Last edit by RNGrad2006 on Mar 24, '13 : Reason: typo
  6. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from RNGrad2006
    Funny how things flip flop all the time. They completely phased our LPNs in Arizona now...at least in hospitals. I am interested to see how things are changing in Canada so frequent here every now and then. I recently graduated with my NP here in the US and we can still work as an RN as well. I would think NPs here make the sunshine list as you call it a lot more than they do in Canada. But to make that list we would have to work a LOT of OT as an RN. Sorry to hear that things are so much tougher in Canada these days.
    I know quite a few RNs that make over $100K/year. It's only Ontario that call it the sunshine list.

    Heck, I work part time as an LPN and made $53K last year.
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  7. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Quote from RNGrad2006
    Funny how things flip flop all the time. They completely phased our LPNs in Arizona now...at least in hospitals. I am interested to see how things are changing in Canada so frequent here every now and then. I recently graduated with my NP here in the US and we can still work as an RN as well. I would think NPs here make the sunshine list as you call it a lot more than they do in Canada. But to make that list we would have to work a LOT of OT as an RN. Sorry to hear that things are so much tougher in Canada these days.
    Where I work the hiring of RPNs is on the upswing and our scope is widening all the time. Last year I made $79 000 (before taxes lol).
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  8. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Lori, taxes, don'tcha just love them?

    I think considering I worked roughly a .65FTE, I didn't do too bad. Shift premiums help
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  9. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Many RNs in Canada make over 100 000, not including NPs or APNs. It's not uncommon.

    Lol taxes get you every time. My last pay had 1400 in deductions. So we essentially work 3.5 shifts for free.
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  10. Visit  Mewsin profile page
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    what's a sunshine list?
  11. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Quote from Mewsin
    what's a sunshine list?

    It's a publicly released list of government employees who made over $100 000 the previous year.


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