Public Health RN with no G License

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    Hello,

    I am an RN student who will be graduating in a few months from an accelerated nursing program and I am very interested in working in Public Health, in the GTA if possible. I have previous experience working as a student in a Public Health Unit and my extracurriculars are all geared towards this field. However, I will not be able to get my G license for 12 months because I am only getting my G2 this week.

    Having a G license is a requirement for public health nurses, but I was wondering if anyone knows whether this is an absolute, stringent requirement. With a G2, I am able to drive on 400-series highways and all roads, except between the hours of midnight and 5am.

    Also, are there positions that you know of for new graduates in the public health realm that are not specifically in public health units (and thus wouldn't require a G license)?

    Thank you for your help!
    Q
    Last edit by 1AQS on Apr 23, '13

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  2. 3 Comments...

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    You probably won't be scheduled between midnight and 5am. I knew a couple of public health nurses that took public transit working the GTA also. That's easy enough to do.
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    Quote from 1AQS
    Hello.... are there positions that you know of for new graduates in the public health realm that are not specifically in public health units (and thus wouldn't require a G license)?

    Thank you for your help!
    Q
    in the GTA i've noticed that there are health and wellness clinics with some programs that are run/managed by public health nurses (ie., breastfeeding assistance--**hint i used the service..lol!) so yah, this would be a stationary type job that would not require having a car i dont think. i was even thinking of applying myself, esepcially being a new mom and being able to relate to the issues of helping those mothers with breastfeeding.

    call and inquire, you just never know. good luck!
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    It only maybe an issue if you are in a company care, or under their insurance.


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