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  1. RN job with 'normal' hours?
    You'll have more luck if you're flexible enough to take a position that includes 8 hr day/evening and weekends, on call or 12 hr weekday rotations (eg interventional radiology, endoscopy, clinics,...
    6:34 am
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  2. Is the RN--->BSN push a clever way to get older nurses out of the way
    We went to mandatory BScN in Saskatchewan almost 20 years ago (and LPN has become the diploma designation). Diploma RNs who already had licenses were grandfathered in. If they want to do advanced...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. Shift work help.
    One of my reasons for going in to health care was so that I could work nights. I have never slept at night and I'm really sensitive to sleep deprivation. I have a lot of difficulty functioning both...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  4. Obtaining an RN job in a city in Canada directly after graduation
    You can make casual work, you just have to accept that it might be the only option and get on with it. I know someone who went back to Vancouver to work after being here for a year or two and she got...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  5. Obtaining an RN job in a city in Canada directly after graduation
    You have to be aware that there's usually a reason a unit is willing to give permanent full time to new grads (ie no one wants to work there). It may end up being okay to work, but it's better to go...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  6. 25 Years and Counting
    Congrats on your anniversary. :) I just hit my 10 year anniversary in healthcare this month, though I've been an RN for less than 2 years. I started in private home care, then private care, got...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Highest Paid Nurses in B.C....how is this possible?
    Actually Saskatchewan usually stays roughly on par with Alberta (intentionally to retain our own grads). I made 35.15/hr in my first year of nursing, including the tiny dispensation for my degree. ...
    Feb 2
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  8. Retired nurse injects feces into husband's IV
    We had a patient that put feces in their own PICC because they didn't want to be discharged. Kept spiking a temp the day before discharge and putting it off until staff could catch the patient and...
    Feb 2
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. how are you repaying your student loans?
    I worked the minimum amount that I could (which turned out to be 2/3 time during school, picking up in summer) throughout school and paid for my education out of pocket. Since I made too much as an...
    Nov 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  10. When someone asks you what you do for a living, do you say "nurse" or "RN" or "LVN"?
    There's actually a long standing misperception in some places I've worked that LPNs can't tell people they are "nurses" (totally false and I've told many people so). Even without that, I've noticed...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    1. Saskatchewan 2. Just about finished my first year 3. Nurse A, Medicine 4. 34.94 +.21 for having a degree (woohoo) 5. Shift differential:3.75 weekend premium: 3.10 charge pay: 1.90 6. SUN I...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What's the nurse-patient ratio in your unit?
    4-5:1. I work on medicine/renal and we have two nurses for each team of 8 patients on both days and nights (though on days we have a charge nurse in addition to the team nurses). There will usually...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nurse Tech and first patient fall. Worried about being fired.
    It depends. Reliable patients are left on their own. When I was on neuro we had lots of back surgery pts who were independent. You assess based on history and the pt's condition on that day. If you...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I regret forever not going to medical school
    28 isn't that old--several of my classmates went to nursing school in their 40s (one was even in her 50s). You probably have at least some of the pre-reqs already, why not just ditch nursing school...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Looking for RN jobs in Saskatoon
    ah looky looky This is a year old posting--but it's still up. It'd be worth looking into anyway. SK Cancer Agency is also SGEU.
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  16. Looking for RN jobs in Saskatoon
    Basically just apply everywhere and see what you can get. Even with the freeze you'll likely find something if you want casual. You can try extendicare too though keep in mind they are usually SGEU...
    Oct 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  17. Has anyone tried team nursing? Opinions?
    I should also add that our teams consist of 1 RN, 1 LPN and 8 patients (or ten if there are overcapacity patients). LPNs in SK have a much greater scope of practice than basically anywhere and thus...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. Has anyone tried team nursing? Opinions?
    We follow team nursing on the unit on which I work. It is often confused with "functional nursing" where each member of the team has a very defined and narrow role (ie vitals or meds). That is not...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  19. Do you do the full head to toe patient assessment
    I work in medicine/renal. We do a head to toe assessment (rather than a systems assessment) on all patients at the beginning of shift except those who have been approved for LTC, who are assessed...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  20. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    It depends. I've worked both and they both have their pluses and minuses. 12s however really have to be scheduled right to be advantageous--there have to be longer blocks of time off between them to...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What is the Problem?
    I had issues with the aides at my one job when I WAS an aide. One time I complained to my LPN co-worker that anyone who is afraid to deal with poo should NOT be an aide (this group frequently tried...
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. New Grad RN can't find work!
    SK is kind of behind the curve and we have yet to really reach glut levels, probably because we have better ratios than some other provinces, and a lot of our population is rural. We also haven't...
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  23. New Grad RN can't find work!
    If you're a PN student, I think you'll be just fine. They're usually always shorter on LPNs than RNs, though again, you just have to be willing to go where you're needed. There is going to be a...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  24. If i did something wrong?
    The OP was pretty clear that both patients could get the water themselves and one insisted the nurse do it, even though the other patient was perfectly fine with getting her own water. That has...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  25. New Grad RN can't find work!
    While we aren't desperate or anything, SK is hiring. You do have to be willing to work in whatever field staff are needed however, because only certain units really need staff. And you have to time...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada


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