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  1. Your experince while in LPN School
    Congratulations on getting accepted. I'm a Canadian pn student. I have 3 months left once we come back from summer vacation. The last year and a half has been intense. Its hard to even describe...
    Jul 15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  2. Food handlers certificate
    I actually got mine from our health region so I'm assuming it was on file but I still had to produce the certificate. I got mine long before I went into healthcare and I had lost it. I had to pay to...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  3. Typical time to take?
    I graduate in November and will be writing in January. I'm not waiting.
    Jul 10
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  4. Is it time to give up?
    A health authority is not a profession it's an area. In my province there are 8(I think) health authorities.
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  5. Graduated LPN
    Jun 29
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  6. Should I start applying to job postings?
    I voted yes. I don't graduate until Nov but we've already been told to start applying for jobs. I have been offered to work casual as a grad nurse when November comes. I'm also applying at other...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  7. What Do You Eat?
    Anything I can scarf down quickly that won't give me hiccups.
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Best approach to nursing school
    I personally think if you're planning on getting the degree just do that right from the start. You never know what life will throw at you and if you stop you may never have the chance to go back.
    May 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. To be or not to be an LPN?
    There are still jobs out there for sure. In my area, I'm going to graduate in November and I already have a job waiting for me.
    May 21
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Please explain: trained as PSW, can I be called Certified Nursing Assistant?
    I wouldn't go that far. CCAs are a very important part of the nursing team who work their butts off every day. They do charting, they give report, they do the personal care (that as a rpn is included...
    May 20
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  11. working as endoscopy RPN?
    I really hope you find a job soon.
    May 13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  12. It's Not Fair!
    You still get to write if you miss a test? We get a 0. It would frustrate me also if people got to write a week later.
    May 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Will the job market for nurses EVER improve in Canada?
    She said "us older nurses" not US older nurses. I know it can be difficult to read especially with all the acronyms in the cyber world.
    May 11
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  14. Job shadowing in Eastern Ontario
    I'm not sure what happens there but I know in my ltc facility they do get IV lines and lpns do insert IVs, hang medications and maintain them.
    May 10
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  15. awesome clinical day
    I did an OR follow through today it was pretty cool. I saw a laparoscopic appendectomy cecectomy. I finally got to see how they take organs out through that little hole in the umbilicus. Then I went...
    May 6
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  16. Please explain: trained as PSW, can I be called Certified Nursing Assistant?
    I wonder who does the naming, is it the province?They just changed our name from SCA(special care aide) to CCA(continuing care assistant). It was funny to me because I was taking that 10 month course...
    May 5
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  17. Psych nursing outside of ontario.
    I have heard that the psych hospital here is phasing out lpns. We've been told we can't preceptor there because they do not follow lpn scope of practice. They have some there now but as they move on...
    May 5
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  18. Do you think eating in the classroom is rude?
    There is no food that I have smelled that is worse than the smell of 22 people sick with norovirus.
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Are study groups necessary to help me succeed in nursing program?
    No. I like texts when we're studying. We will quiz each other via text. There are 12 in my class and we don't have a study group.
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Do you think eating in the classroom is rude?
    As an aside note. We're in clinicals this month and my clinical partner and I filled up the nurses' snack cupboard as a thank you. They were awesome to us.
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Do you think eating in the classroom is rude?
    We don't have that rule in class only in our lab. We are encouraged to bring healthy snacks to eat to keep our blood sugar steady and focused in class. If we aren't hungry and desperately waiting for...
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. What are you doing summer break?
    I'm going back to my CCA job working nights (looking forward to only working 13 times a month instead of Monday to Friday.) Read, go to the beach, play with my kids, run more.
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Number of students start to end
    We started with 14. A year and a half later we have 12. I'm pretty sure all 12 of us will graduate in November.
    May 4
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  24. new grad considering moving to Saskatoon
    The last I heard Saskatoon had a hiring freeze. I got the graduate retention program for my cca but I'm not sure if you have to actually go to school in sk to get it. I am pretty sure I'll get the...
    May 1
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  25. Nurse Salary?
    You should be able to Google and find this information. In my province all the collective agreements and therefore all the wages are posted online.
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nursing in Canada