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  1. Steps of a wet to dry dressing
    If a doctor writes an order to give a medication that you know is clearly going to harm your patient, are you going to give it? You are responsible for your own practice, regardless of what a...
    May 18, '10
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  2. Canada as a "Stepping Stone" to the US?
    I think people suffer from the 'grass is greener syndrome'. They think that the US system is better, higher paid etc. Having worked in both the Canadian and US systems I know that there are pros and...
    Dec 4, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. license renew and RNAO
    Unfortunately kevin, the CNO does require this. One way I've explained it to my employer is to say that you are thinking of doing some work in Ontario on your vacation time (let's say at a summer...
    Dec 1, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  4. Nursing in northern communities
    Depending on what nursing experience you have I would bone up on those areas you lack. For example, if you have adult ICU experience I'd review my peds assessment and common peds conditions. If you...
    Nov 18, '08
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  5. Are you treated with more dignity now?
    My supervisor is the Director of Professional Practice (a nurse). I am employed by the hospital so my physician collegues are not my direct supervisors.
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. "Doctor of Nursing Practice" in Canada?
    There is no university in Canada that I have heard of that is considering the DNP or who even recognize it, as far as I know it is only recognized in the US, however there are several who offer a Phd...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  7. Canadian NP - Transfusion order?
    If it's not listed then the only way to really know is to call the College's practice consultant and ask them directly.
    Nov 3, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  8. NOOO!!!! Advanced Nursing RESEARCH!?!?!?!?
    Yup! I don't think you'll find a program without it. It's one of the core compentencies of an NP.
    Oct 31, '08
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Would you report a physician who was involved in unethical/illegal activities?
    How about a doc that has his own chelation clinic in an area where there is a large number of seniors? Talk about a lack of evidence! You can't even get through the door without showing your credit...
    Oct 27, '08
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. How many of us have contracts for our jobs???
    I am also in a hospital setting and did not sign a contract as an employee, however I did negotiate my own salary and benefits to my advantage. Since then the union here grieved my position and won....
    Oct 27, '08
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Canadian NP - Transfusion order?
    Not in Ontario. The complete scope of practice for NP's in Ontario is available to anyone on the College of Nurses of Ontario website.
    Oct 27, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  12. license renew and RNAO
    Just a note on CNO (licensing body) and RNAO (professional association) and other provinces. In other provinces the Nurses Associations are both the licensing body and the professional association....
    Oct 23, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  13. whether apply for green card or not
    I worked in the US fro 3 years before applying for the green card. The reason for me was that my husband was able to get a green card with me. He was not eligible to work under a TN visa. It also...
    Oct 16, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  14. Any tips or advice for nurses entering in masters program?
    The first thing I would advise is get some experience as an RN first! It will really help you to focus what area you would like to focus on with your Masters and make your life much easier. In my...
    Oct 6, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  15. Applying to NP school in Canada
    Actually, I don't know of any NP schools in Ontario that don't have an all NP faculty. Some other provinces may be having difficulty finding enough NP's to teach, due to the relatively small numbers...
    Sep 22, '08
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. US ADN = Canadian LPN?
    Having worked both in Canada and the US I am pretty certain that a US RN would be equivalent to a Canadian RN wether or not you have your ADN or your BSN, the difference may be wether or not you can...
    Aug 8, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  17. Does Canada (BC) recognize Online RN to BSN Program from US School?
    I the university is fully accredited then it probably would, however before starting the program check with the college of Nurses in BC to make sure they do!
    Aug 6, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  18. Hospital NPs:  What's your specialty?
    I graduated from an FNP program but have always worked in an inpatient setting. Previously with hospitalists and now in cardiology.
    Jul 23, '08
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. nursing in mcgill
    Downtown is nice but can be pricey, there are areas a little further afield that are easily accessible by metro/bus such as NDG that are cheaper. If you are starting in September, better secure...
    Jul 23, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  20. Regret Midlevel Position?
    No regrets here. And where did you ever get the idea that docs are 'top dogs' in a hospital?? If you want that then go into hospital administration!
    Jul 21, '08
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Nursing in northern communities
    Good luck! Let us know how it goes.
    Apr 7, '08
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  22. Calling all Canadian Nurse Practitioners
    Hi there, You can find more info at the Canadian Nurses Association website. They did a great deal of research a few years ago and the result was the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Initiative. The CNPI...
    Apr 4, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  23. travel nursing canada
    I have never heard that holding a license in more than one provinces was a problem. I am licensed in Ontario and NWT and have never had any problems. Registration is expensive in many provinces as...
    Apr 4, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  24. Nursing jobs in Ontario
    Take a look at the RNAO website, they do have many jobs posted around the province www.rnao.org
    Apr 4, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  25. McMaster Nursing? Is it worth it?
    You should investigate other programs as well to compare what their entrance requirements would be. Doing a full 'pre-health' year after only being out of school for two years seems excessive to me.
    Apr 4, '08
    Forum: International Nursing


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