Temporary Licences

  1. Hello,
    I am graduating from nursing school is Dec. I have secured an RN job at the nursing home in Ontario Canada . I am wondering if anyone has ever had a temporary licence in a nursing home. The CNO states that you cannot be alone in the building with a temporary license, therefore I am wondering if it is worth it for me to get one or not, or if there are any loop holes to this and there is a chance I can still work there with a temporary without only working days when another RN is there. Has anyone had any experience in this area before?
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    Lets move this to the Canadian Nurses Forum.
  4. by   Fiona59
    You need to clarify a few things will you have written the registration exam when you start work?

    No? Then you are working as a grad nurse, which technically is not an RN.
  5. by   itsmejuli
    The best person to answer your question is the nurse manager where you will be working.
  6. by   joanna73
    Agreed. Technically, with a temp license you are not supposed to be left alone, since you are a grad nurse. The same applies in Alberta. However, this depends on your nurse manager. At my facility, grad nurses have been scheduled on nights alone as the sole in charge sometimes. They aren't supposed to do that, but it happens. Speak with your NM about it and request to work with another RN. It's not safe for you or your patients that you work alone as a grad nurse.
  7. by   Fiona59
    Don't you love it when new posters ask a question and never acknowledge our responses?! They've been back to read but no comments.
  8. by   JV-RN
    don't you love when you start posting on a site and the "old" posters make you feel really welcome?
    First of all Fiona59 there is no need for you to be rude to me. Sorry I have not had a chance to respond to your post, I am in my last month of nursing school and don't really have a lot of time. I may be a new poster but I have been reading this site for years..
    Also, thanks for your responses but I have spoken to my nurse manager about it and it has been taken care of.
  9. by   Fiona59
    Believe it or not I'm not being rude to you. Only stating a fact.

    I checked your profile before posting. I posted after you had visited the site yesterday.

    It only takes a minute to hit a "like" button. This then lets anyone who has responded to you know that you have looked at the post.
  10. by   edmia
    Quote from Fiona59
    Believe it or not I'm not being rude to you. Only stating a fact.

    I checked your profile before posting. I posted after you had visited the site yesterday.

    It only takes a minute to hit a "like" button. This then lets anyone who has responded to you know that you have looked at the post.
    Just as an FYI, if one is checking these forums from a mobile device, many of the features you'd see on a computer are unavailable. Including the Like button.

    Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
  11. by   JV-RN
    Yeah, I did not realize there was a "like" button. Sometimes I read my emails with responses and forget to go back and reply..
  12. by   emergnursejudy
    Best thing to do is to see what your scope of practice is under a temporary licence. Its usually defined pretty well there. Alone in the building as a grad nurse...could be scary and I doubt that you would be able to do this.

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