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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Bunion surgery
    I will eventually need to have both feet done, but I'm hoping to put it off for years if possible. I've heard various reports from friends, ranging from a few weeks of recovery to months. Depends...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Could you ever see youself being a classroom teacher
    Yes. I really enjoy teaching and learning. The greater part of my day involves patient teaching and educating staff who have recently moved to full scope in their practice. I don't think I would...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Help with Selection Criteria for Grad Nurse Position
    They are looking for specific examples of how you've met that criteria in your education, clinical and in previous related jobs. How have you used certain policies to enhance your learning and...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Opinion on Humber College RN program
    We can really notice how someone has applied themselves in school once they start working as a nurse. If you aren't willing or able to master the concepts in school, then you really have no business...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  21. Where the heck are all the jobs?
    The Alberta government says they are providing jobs for new graduates but that's not accurate. Certain lines are created for new grads, but probably 70 percent of the new grads are scrambling for...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  22. Where the heck are all the jobs?
    As many threads will indicate, there is no nursing shortage. Cutbacks continue in all the Provinces and the US wherever they can, particularly the cities. We do need nurses desperately, but no one is...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  23. ADN Nurses Being Forced to go Back to School?
    Unfortunately, most people continue to work later than they've anticipated due to cost of living, under employment, and lack of savings. They just can't afford to retire and have a comfortable life....
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Too tired to do anything on days off
    I used to feel very tired on my days off but I worked 12.5 hour nights with few days of rest sometimes. Now that I'm working days, I get more sleep. However, it's a catch 22 because I'm naturally...
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. An Unapologetic Reasoning On Why You Don't Want To Be A Nurse.
    Generally, I do enjoy being with people and I care, but not to my own detriment and I am good at boundary setting. I refuse to absorb other people's feelings. Nursing involves a lot of role...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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