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  1. Please help me out-Information needed, as I am now a LPN In Saskatchewan
    You're best to wait until you're hired because every employer has specific policies regarding scope of practice for LPNS and RNS. You should also download your scope of practice guideline from the...
    7:36 am
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  2. Working as a casual RN in different healthcare authorities?
    Usually those new grad programs are only valid from 0-6 months, but it depends on the Province.
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  3. If hospitals require 85% BSN...
    Depends where you live, but the BSN is becoming the standard for many facilities. Get your BSN if you're able to do so.
    Jul 26
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. Are student loans haunting you?
    It's still the responsibility of every consumer to determine what they can afford to pay. You'll always find someone willing to lend money, but at what cost? More people need to sit down with a...
    Jul 26
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  5. Random-But considering a move..how are nurses in British Columbia finding it all?
    The same models are happening across Canada and the US. Jobs are not plentiful anywhere. So I've now read about the Care Delivery Model Re-Design in BC. Another name for "Workforce Transformation"...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  6. How long have you been at your current facility?
    Almost 4 years at my last facility and three months at my new job. I plan on staying with my current role at least 2 years.
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Failed my CRNE for the third time
    The only reason that the College might grant a fourth attempt is if you can substantiate a serious illness or trauma during your study period. Otherwise, three attempts is the standard. You need...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  8. Random-But considering a move..how are nurses in British Columbia finding it all?
    What is the CDMR?
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  9. New grad 2 phone interviews medsurg in rural alberta
    They will be interested to know how you prioritize care, how you will access resources, how you handle conflict, and what some of your strengths and weaknesses are. Be prepared to offer specific...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  10. Step pay effect on older nurses getting hired?
    It would be great if the systems were that efficient. However, many systems are not efficient and technology causes more headaches when it's not working properly. For example, we typically waste 2-3...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Are you an LPN?
    I think there will always be RNS needed for charge positions or clinical educator positions on all the floors, but every year we're going to see fewer RNS. Why not? Any possible cost savings measures...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  12. Are you an LPN?
    If you want to teach then you will need your RN and eventually a Masters at minimum because that's the trend for instructors now. In fact, many institutions require a PhD.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  13. Are you an LPN?
    RNS will end up getting laid off or subjected to casual positions only, which is already happening everywhere. Unless you have a certain number of years of experience and added certifications, it...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  14. Is Bedside Nursing Really for me?
    Unfortunately, there are very few ideal jobs. Every job has issues of some kind. Think about your career goals and start planning, but realize that many of those non-bedside roles require 3-5 years...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    Agreed. I've been on my own since I was 16. Those early years shaped how I view money and debt. Many nights, I lived on frozen vegetables and counted pennies. That was a blessing in disguise in a way...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Are you an LPN?
    What's the point of RNS? Some days I wonder myself. When the Colleges enforced the degree program as entry to practice, the thought was that RNS would move towards education, research and management....
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  17. rpn/rn renewal of membership questions
    You will need to declare your hours and declare if you have practiced in ON. Once you've hit the three year mark with no hours, you will have to register in the non practicing class.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  18. New RN Grad, looking to work abroad.
    You will definitely need to have completed your BSN if you want to work abroad. Unless you have years of previous experience in a specialty, Diploma programs are not recognized outside of the States.
    Jul 19
    Forum: World Nursing
  19. RPN/LPN in Ontario trying to move to BC
    I've met RNS and LPNS working in AB from BC that have said the market is terrible all over the Province. What you're finding in ON is the same everywhere else in Canada. You can try small towns...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  20. My Study Tips For CRNE
    Excellent review tips. Organization and keeping a schedule is essential. Use multiple resources and cross reference them to look for patterns in content. Always relate your studying to the...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. Registered Nurse Job Prospects Canada 2014
    I worked rural for 4 years. I would do it again, but temp or contract only. I spent my time working and studying, so it was worth it for me. More importantly, I learned to prioritize and work with...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  22. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    Track your fixed and variable expenses for a couple of months as closely as possible. You'd be surprised how much you're spending. Buy a notebook, use a calendar or whatever works best for you. ...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Help....I Can't Take it Anymore!!! - Nurses Coping with Stress
    One way to ensure work-life balance is to know your own limits. Some weeks there are endless requests to work OT. If I feel like it, I will otherwise I don't answer the calls. The nursing shortage...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. Help....I Can't Take it Anymore!!! - Nurses Coping with Stress
    My job is mentally taxing since I'm now managing a unit. The endless documentation and meetings make me want to scream some days. I walk every day and run at least three times a week. Sleep is...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. Where the heck are all the jobs?
    I've trained many new RNS and LPNS. Even more alarming is not only that they don't have the skills/ knowledge, some of them don't care to learn. We were informed in school that we would not...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Nursing in Canada


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