Which Toronto Hospitals Don't Hire RPN's?

  1. as the title states, which Toronto & area hospitals don't hire Registered Practical Nurses?

    Trying to figure out which hospitals to leave out of my RPN job search.

    Thanks!
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   loriangel14
    I know that Mount Sinai and Sick Kids don't.
  4. by   dishes
    Sick Kid's has been hiring RPNs for the past 18 months.
  5. by   loriangel14
    Quote from dishes
    Sick Kid's has been hiring RPNs for the past 18 months.

    Really? Cool. I didn't know that. Thanks.
  6. by   joanna73
    St Mikes downtown doesn't hire RPNs, but St Joes and Toronto Western does.
  7. by   2bNurse-88
    Quote from dishes
    Sick Kid's has been hiring RPNs for the past 18 months.
    that's awesome news! thanks
  8. by   future_hero
    Quote from dishes
    Sick Kid's has been hiring RPNs for the past 18 months.
    Hi there, i was interested as to what line of work the RPN's would perform at sick kids. I was trying to find out if they hired RPN's too. I just didn't think so because I saw them to be a prestige teaching/research hospital. Please advise. Thanks.
  9. by   27400
    Quote from paternalnurse
    Hi there, i was interested as to what line of work the RPN's would perform at sick kids. I was trying to find out if they hired RPN's too. I just didn't think so because I saw them to be a prestige teaching/research hospital. Please advise. Thanks.
    Many downtown Toronto Hospitals are "prestige" teaching/research hospitals that hire RPNs. It just depends on the unit and budgeting. My last placement use to have RPNs, and then they decided it was "too acute" for RPNs for awhile. They switched it back again because of budget issues and also because they were getting a lot of chronic "frequent flyers".
  10. by   27400
    Quote from paternalnurse
    Hi there, i was interested as to what line of work the RPN's would perform at sick kids. I was trying to find out if they hired RPN's too. I just didn't think so because I saw them to be a prestige teaching/research hospital. Please advise. Thanks.
    There's not a lot of RPNs on the floor. There was 1-2 RPNs working with ~8-10 RNs per shift. Overall I think there were 2-3 RPNs working in the unit I was on for my last placement. My unit was 2 units in 1 (i.e., it's a big unit), so yes they hire RPNs but sadly, not a lot.
  11. by   future_hero
    Re-written below
    Last edit by future_hero on Jul 22, '11 : Reason: Re-written below
  12. by   future_hero
    Quote from 27400
    There's not a lot of RPNs on the floor. There was 1-2 RPNs working with ~8-10 RNs per shift. Overall I think there were 2-3 RPNs working in the unit I was on for my last placement. My unit was 2 units in 1 (i.e., it's a big unit), so yes they hire RPNs but sadly, not a lot.
    Thank you for your reply 27400. I'm guessing those few who were hired were the cream of the crop.
    At Sick Kids, was the RPN scope dramatically limited compared to what an RN would do?
  13. by   27400
    Quote from future_hero
    Thank you for your reply 27400. I'm guessing those few who were hired were the cream of the crop.
    At Sick Kids, was the RPN scope dramatically limited compared to what an RN would do?
    Sorry, I'm not too sure. I'm not an RPN and I don't work for Sickkids. But by the looks of it from the last floor I was on the main difference was that the RPNs mostly had "stable" chronic patients while the RNs had most of the post-op patients. I haven't seen a dramatic difference in floor nursing but of course, if your interested in leadership/managerial roles then yes there's a difference.
  14. by   27400
    FYI: I heard Credit Valley was hiring a lot RPNs.

    Never mind... totally forgot OP question. Sorry.

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