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  1. LPN to RN bridge in-distance programs
    I have googled this but can't seem to get a clear answer. Is Athabasca the only university in Canada that does this program? I'm hoping there's others as I would like to do mine by distance, but...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  2. Bc student loan forgivness
    I had my BC student loan forgiven over 3 years by working in an under served community. I just had to submit a letter from my employer each year. It did not require the inclusion of hours worked per...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  3. 2013 LPN PAY???
    BC, Canada. 5 years exp. $26.80/hr plus various shift diffs. LTC and acute care/same pay. Fully paid benefits/pension also with that
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. CRNE new format for 2015? I am not the only one who's shocked, but also the CNA!
    Yikes, I better follow what's happening...if I stay on my self imposed timeline, I will be writing the CRNE in 2015, or 2016 at the latest. Either way, it will be the new format.
    Dec 10, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  5. Any LPN jobs in Vancouver BC?
    It's hit and miss. There's 3 schools pumping out new grads to very, very few jobs. Some new grads are being hired casual in LTC and acute care, but get very few hours. The summer is busier of course,...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Any LPN jobs in Vancouver BC?
    I live in the Okanagan, and from everything I've heard online, in person and 2nd hand info, then entire Lower Mainland right now (and for the past few years) is completely brutal for LPN jobs. There...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. 5 consecutive 12hr shifts
    That would be overtime in my world. Wouldn't matter one bit when it fell from one week into the next, or one pay period into the next. Anything after 4 consecutive 12 hour shifts or 6...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  8. Nursing in BC?
    I live in Kelowna, and there are certainly diploma RNs at KGH. I would assume that since you have been working as one for many years, they wouldn't require a BSN at this point, but of course that is...
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  9. Dear Vocera
    I like the Vocera system...for the most part. It does have occasional glitches. I like being able to locate my coworkers, even if they don't respond to a call. I like it telling me the time if I...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Foreign RN planning to apply as a LPN in Canada
    Fiona59 may have some words of advice for you.... ;)
    Nov 4, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  11. What are my options after 3 unsuccessful CPNRE exam?
    I'm sorry to hear you weren't successful with your 3rd attempt with the CPNRE. Other than a refresher and perhaps a waiting time, I doubt there's many more options for you I actually thought one...
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  12. CPNRE Sept 14, 2011
    No, it doesn't mean you failed. It just means yours is taking a bit longer in the mail.
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  13. You really think nurses make alot of money? Let me give you something to think about
    I will make about $52,000-$54,000 gross as LPN with 3 years experience. This is FT, some OT, but not much. This doesn't include my paid benefits/employer contribution to pension/LTD coverage.. ...
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Options after failing CRNE 3 times
    I don't know if it's the same in the states, but to be eligable to take the CRNE as an American RN, one must have already passed the NCLEX. So I imagine it might be the same in the states. To be...
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  15. Options after failing CRNE 3 times
    Yes, but that is the heart of the issue on these threads. Posters are asking what to do after failing the CRNE or the CPNRE the alloted 3 times. No one here is discouraging someone from trying all...
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  16. CPNRE Sept 14, 2011
    When I got my pass in the mail, it included paperwork I had to fill out and sign to get my full license, after I paid the rest of the fee of course. So my envelope wasn't "small". I'm in BC.
    Oct 7, '11
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  17. Introduction!
    This is my first time on this forum. I joined AN before I was an LPN student. I graduated as an LPN just over 3 years ago and have been working full time ever since in a mix of acute care and LTC. ...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  18. Question regarding positions in Canada
    There are a few rotations at my hospital that are 8/12 hour mix. Not many, but some.
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  19. Question regarding positions in Canada
    I see those odd numbers all the time. If the rotation is a 5 week rotation with weird shifts on/shifts off, etc, it can break down into a 0.78 or whatever. I've seen the calculation sheet that has...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  20. Question regarding positions in Canada
    It's hard to say exactly how many shifts that would amount to biweekly, but 0.72 is 72% of full time and 0.68 is 68% of full time. This might give you a bit more to go on as well. If someone was...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  21. Is BC really that bad in terms of RN jobs?
    I know an RN who got a job at Kelowna General about 5 years ago. Was living and licensed in I think Nova Scotia. They paid all her moving costs, including shipping her car to get her out here. ...
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  22. Filter needles for glass vials?
    I always use a filter needle when drawing up from a glass ampule. I use a regular blunt fill needle when drawing from a vial, then change to correct gauge and lenth needle. :nurse:
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. I am a Canadian Nurse:
    I guess it all depends on your collective agreement. I asked about this through my union and this is not an option. I sure wish it was, because I would do it in a hearbeat!!
    Sep 7, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  24. I am a Canadian Nurse:
    I wish we had that option. I worked yesterday and was paid double time and a half, but would gladly take time and half and bank the other pay for a paid day off.
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  25. Immigration
    I live in Kelowna, BC. You don't need a post grad to work here. But, be warned, there are VERY, VERY few hirings for RNs at Kelowna General. The outgoing RN class at UBCO of the past few years...
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: International Nursing


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