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  1. Bridge why or why not?
    Hate to break it to you, OP, but it exists in Canada. Up here there are only LPNs or BScN programmes.
    Jul 31
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Flight Nurse/Paramedic for Angels of Flight Canada Inc. thru D'Boons Manpower Service
    As far as I know, STARS doesn't even use STARS Canada as a name. It's highly promoted provincially (and funded by provincial governments and private donations). I have a coworker who applies...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nursing in the Philippines
  3. what's your take on this?
    Floor nurses get to deal with the "challenging" families for days and months on end. They can get pretty intense. We also get to deal with prisoners and those lovely GSW patients post op.
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. what's your take on this?
    Depends, are you working in an inner city hospital, in a high crime area? When I was hired my hospital stressed having our paycheques deposited into a personal not a joint chequing account. ...
    Jul 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Flight Nurse/Paramedic for Angels of Flight Canada Inc. thru D'Boons Manpower Service
    To a certain extent, you set yourselves up for these scams. Posts all over various internet forums wanting information on the best way to get anywhere but where you are. Internet sharks see you...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nursing in the Philippines
  6. RN
    RN
    I remember that poster! It was that thread that made me decide never again answer a first time poster who was so in need of the homework hotline and lacking in interpersonal skills
    Jul 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Does any one work in a unionized facility
    In my province, all public hospitals and public nursing homes are unionized. Many of the not for profit nursing homes/LTCs are unionized. There are huge issues right now because the government...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  8. discriminated
    You are assuming a lot. Not every nurse believes in God, some are atheists, others pagans. I'm glad you find comfort in your belief system, just don't assume everyone shares it with you.
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. discriminated
    May Thor and Odin guide your path
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Do LPNs use stethoscopes?
    I'm encouraged to show up clean and on time. Sometimes I even bring my stethoscope with me for the outing.
    Jul 29
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Flight Nurse/Paramedic for Angels of Flight Canada Inc. thru D'Boons Manpower Service
    The position of flight nurse is highly sought after here in Canada. There is no need for them to recruit offshore. If it seems to be too good to be true, it usually isn't real
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nursing in the Philippines
  12. Where the heck are all the jobs?
    Lori said it. There is a huge difference between mentoring a new nurse and having to teach them their skills. Freddy, I graduated from the same college as you, I started my working life in an...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  13. Do the CNAs or RNs do personal care
    I am yet to meet a family member who will clean up a dirty bottom.
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Just Finished Orientation - Miserable :(
    No, it's not a great unit. Any unit that requires staff to put in upto 2 hours a day OT is not properly staffed. I hope you are billing for these extra hours.
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. RN to veterinarian
    Our dogtor told me it's his patient's humans who drive him crazy. They google everything and forget they are bringing in animals not humans. The grass isn't greener on the other side, it just...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Working as a casual RN in different healthcare authorities?
    You can work for as many different employers as you want. It depends on your union contract what the seniority coverage is. I know the total number of hours worked usually port together for step...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  17. Random-But considering a move..how are nurses in British Columbia finding it all?
    Sounds like it might be their version of "workplace/workforce utilization"
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  18. foreign nurse in Quebec
    Quebec doesn't have a "British side". A better question is do you want to embrace a Francophone lifestyle and have your children educated in French? If yes, go ahead with your plans. If no,...
    Jul 24
    Forum: International Nursing
  19. is operating room certification a requirement?
    Tell the truth. It's not an area where you can bluff your way through
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  20. specialisation course
    Where in the world do you want to live? You've asked about Canada (you really want to practice nursing in Canada), South Africa and now Australia. Focus on one destination
    Jul 24
    Forum: Australia Nursing Programs
  21. is operating room certification a requirement?
    The OR Tech designation is hard work. Classroom/on-line study and a practicum in various ORs. It includes peri and intra operative care and hands on with the instruments before hitting the actual...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  22. Failed my CRNE for the third time
    Let's hope not! Nobody really knows what will happen. Will it be national regs? Will the provincial Colleges make up their minds and have one standard?
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  23. An Unapologetic Reasoning On Why You Don't Want To Be A Nurse.
    Your last paragraph sums up the board nicely. The rah rah, you go girl types who scare me to death. Failed your qualification exams? Write it a 666 times until you pass, 'cause we knooow you are a...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Thinking LPN
    Research your local job market. I live and work in Canada and what I earn makes most Americans gasp.
    Jul 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. New grad 2 phone interviews medsurg in rural alberta
    Diabetes is big. Interpersonal relationships between coworkers was huge at my last interview for an internal transfer Cold Lake serves a mixed population. There is a major airbase there. Know...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing in Canada


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