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  1. Ottawa U vs. McMaster U --need help
    I wouldn't say that MAC is hands on...it's very heavily research based. I'm glad I was an RpN with clinical skills before I entered the program. I don't know how the full 4 year program is, but based...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  2. USA - LPN, CAN - RPN
    Practical nurses are called LPNs in most of Canada except in ontario where we are called RPNs. The education is a full two-year program which is based off the old RN diploma program. Depending on...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  3. RPN-Minimum wage
    I agree. You are being taken advantage of. I would never work for $13/hour. My friend works at a fast food place and makes that much. Ridiculous. I work in a hospital and also make $29/hr.
    Mar 19
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  4. Mcmaster vs Mohawk, pls help
    The mcmaster BSCN program is collaborative between mohawk and Conestoga...meaning it is the same program...you take the same classes and graduate with the same degree. Conestoga is at a different...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  5. Ontario BScN Programs
    I also attend McMaster, and I will echo that it is very self directed and very research intensive. I did the rpn program at mohawk first and I gained a really good background of clinical skills,...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  6. Careers as an RPN
    With the way things are going, watch by the time I'm finished school RPNs will be able to work in my desired specialty (with my luck😂)....regardless, I don't believe additional education is ever...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  7. What have you lived through? (Let's reminisce)
    There's a drive in where I live too....Thursday's are $5 car loads...3 movies. It's a must every summer!
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Careers as an RPN
    Sorry, I meant teach others in a formal capacity, RPNs definitely mentor students as well (I have students with me often).
    Feb 25
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  9. Careers as an RPN
    I am an RPN and currently in the bridging program to get my BSCN. Like others have stated, the current market in Ontario is moving towards opening up more RPN positions in areas that were previously...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  10. What have you lived through? (Let's reminisce)
    Rotary dial CAR phone???? That's amazing.
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What have you lived through? (Let's reminisce)
    Born in 1990...and Canadian so these might be specific Answering machines with a little tiny tape inside Collect-calling our parents from the mall to come pick us up, and so they didn't get...
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    This must be in the US, because here in Canada, the opposite is true. I am an RPN (LPN..same thing) and work on a busy surgical unit. Here, they are slowly replacing a lot of the RN positions...
    Feb 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. IV Pumps
    We use alaris...pretty user friendly. But very sensitive to air bubbles always getting caught in the chamber inside the pump...especially with thicker fluids like albumin or TPN. You have to open the...
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Displaying credentials
    I've worked really hard to get to where i am, and when I'm finished with this degree you bet I'll display it! Ive overcome a lot and I'm proud of it! at my work we don't display credentials on our...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. Which RPN program would you recommend?
    I would say that's true for Mohawk. I did long term care, complex care/ALC, medicine and rehab as my PN placements at Mohawk. I didn't get a surgical, maternity or psych placement because there...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  16. Future nursing student or not? (Canada)
    Um, pretty much zero chemistry is involved in the PN program. I don't really remember there being any chemistry. You do have to review some of the basic gas laws and stuff when learning about...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  17. IV Medication Setup
    Where I work, all of those things are hung as a primary line.
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Best way to get to NICU?
    Thank you so much!
    Jan 11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Pre-Nursing student: RPN(LPN) Or RN?
    I've never heard of this, I'm in Hamilton and the shift is definitely towards hiring more and more RPNs and replacing RNs...at both HHS and St Joe's. As far as I know RPNs are not in peds or neonatal...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  20. Areas of nursing you would NOT like?
    I feel the same about geriatric specialties (I do have geriatric pts on my floor...but I'm talking like ALC/LTC and geriatric-focused areas)....NO THANK YOU!!!!! Bless those who can!
    Jan 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Pre-Nursing student: RPN(LPN) Or RN?
    Where I work the old diploma RNs seem to have a chip on their shoulders about RPNs...always making little snide remarks regarding staffing ratios and such. I never hear any flack from BscN RNs.....
    Jan 6
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  22. Pre-Nursing student: RPN(LPN) Or RN?
    Not very reassuring for me...I'm in the thick of bridging from RPN to RN...I did it because I wanted to get into critical care...but probably by the time I'm finished RPNs will be in those areas too....
    Jan 4
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  23. Best way to get to NICU?
    Hello!! I am an RPN (Canada) in an adult inpatient surgical/oncology setting. It's quite fast paced and acute, and I definitely have learned a lot of valuable skills! I am currently in school...
    Jan 2
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Areas of nursing you would NOT like?
    Geriatrics, LTC, Rehab, ortho....I enjoy high acuity settings.
    Jan 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. January 2015 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "Sally to the nurses station for a phone call, Sally to the nurses station"
    Jan 1
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements


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