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    I use a brand that sells at Walmart and Target under the Truly brand. They're very soft, highly compressible and shape to the contours of your ear canal. They also are very effective at blocking...
    Sep 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. RN collect blood samples in canada?
    Yes nurses in Canada give IV medications and draw blood samples. We are taught how to do both in nursing school.
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
    A number of studies have shown that apples increase alertness even better than coffee. I stop drinking caffeinated beverages after 2 am (don't need the sleep disruption caffeine brings with it) and...
    Sep 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Overwhelming days... Remember why you became a nurse
    I would guess that your patient was having a far worse day than you were. Put yourself in her shoes for just a second. The total loss of dignity she experienced can't possibly be the lesser of two...
    Sep 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. First job...  NIGHT SHIFT....
    Up at the top right of your screen, above your account box and just below the yellow header is a keyword search box. Type "night shift survival" into that and then click SEARCH. You'll have a VERY...
    Sep 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Pay for parking?
    We pay by the hour, about 55¢ an hour for every hour we are paid... including vacation and sick time. I paid $671 last year; I worked a 60% FTE but was off sick for a total of 9 weeks. When they...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Too much stuff behind ID badge!!
    Our management keeps adding more and more useless junk to our lanyards too. The latest was a cheat sheet for our new standard drug concentrations - which are anything but standard, which is why we...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Edmonton Remand Centre
    You've both misunderstood the PM qualification. Any member who has verified their email address can RECEIVE PMs. They just can't SEND them. So Fiona59, you could send NWT.NURSE a PM and s/he could...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  9. Is it necessary to be a LPN before applying to nursing school?
    Another thing to add to your confusion, OP... RPN stands for Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario only. In the rest of the country practical nurses are Licensed Practical Nurses. In the western...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  10. Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Marries His Nurse
    I have mixed feelings about this. Part of me says, "Awesome! We all deserve to be happy with someone who has seen us at our worst and still wants to be there". Then there's the part of me that...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Advice for a new peds nurse?
    My variation on that is "Never turn your back on a child. You know that IV in their hand? Well, it's in their mouth now."
    Aug 27
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  12. crne critical thinking questions
    I sure hope these questions are not coming from a copyrighted booklet.
    Aug 27
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  13. crne critical thinking questions
    Elevating the head of the bed allows gravity to assist in lung expansion. Try this. Lie down flat on your bed and take the deepest breath you can. Take note of the effort required and how much you...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  14. need nursing care plan for adult with cerebral palsy
    Hello and welcome to Please take this in the spirit intended... you might want to reconsider using your real name as your user name. At some point in the future your posts here could...
    Aug 26
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Should I quit now in orientation?
    It sure sounds like a place I wouldn't want to work. New staff members need support and guidance while orienting to a new environment. There does come a point where people have to stand on their own...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. Move to Quebec
    Your thread has been moved to the Nurse Registration forum because your questions relate more to obtaining initial registration in Québec and not the broader category of nursing in Canada. Hopefully...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  17. Reciprocity of US RN and Canada RN in 2015
    You're also basically comparing apples to bananas. IELTS is a measure of English language proficiency. NCLEX and CRNE measure nursing knowledge and critical thinking. As JustBeachyNurse said,...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  18. Reciprocity of US RN and Canada RN in 2015
    It seems you have the belief that having passed the US NCLEX makes you a US RN. It does not. You are still an RN from your country of origin and are still expected to meet the same criteria as...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  19. Can an Overseas Nurse come to Canada and work without CRNE?
    If you don't mind me asking, why would you think it would be possible to work in Canada as a nurse without passing some sort of exam? Job prospects for IENs are quite poor these days. Nursing is...
    Aug 24
    Forum: International Nursing
  20. Terrible shift!
    For the patient? No, probably not. Expiry dates and times on infusions are most often related to risk of infection than for stability. The monograph doesn't give a specific reason for changing the...
    Aug 23
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  21. Question about registration-  Help please
    joanna73 brings up a couple of good points... fraud and protecting the public. That's the major role of our regulatory bodies, to protect the public by verifying and validating the competence of...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  22. Question about registration-  Help please
    Just to clarify... If CNO is the regulatory body under which you applied for and wrote the CRNE, then you must take out your initial registration with CNO before you can register in any other...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  23. Question about registration-  Help please
    Everywhere else in the country you have to first register in the province or territory where you were educated and then transfer your registration. I wouldn't think NWT/NU would be any different....
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  24. Hiring statistics needed for my divorce
    Have you thought about contacting AHS' human resources department and asking them to compile them for you? They'd probably say no, but I don't think you have anything to lose by having the...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  25. What do YOU do with your old scrubs?
    I have scrubs in my closet that I've been wearing for 15 years or more. They just seem not to wear out... and they still fit! I've bagged up some that were too big or the wrong colour and donated...
    Aug 20
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series