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  1. how are you repaying your student loans?
    I worked close to full time, lived below/within my means, and directed half of my paychecks towards students loans and any tax refunds towards it and was able to pay off loans with in 2 years
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  2. Do you do the full head to toe patient assessment
    I find that pts can have high/normal oxygen saturation numbers and still have crappy sounding lungs
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  3. Nursig student in calgary wanting to go to the OR after graduation
    Best route to get into the OR, if not through your final focus, is to look for postings for positions in the OR where they are willing to train you. I'm not too sure if there will be any in a year...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  4. Emergency cart contents
    We do this in our OR. Our MH cart has emergency items specific to MH like your Dantrolene and syringes to reconstitute it, however some of the other drugs on the MH cart might overlap with the crash...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Suggestions for changing school to BNDH at the U of Calgary nursing school?
    I think you should just stick to UofL. I went to the UofC for the accelerated program. They have now changed everything so that it is now no longer a 20 month program and it's the 24 month program...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  6. How did you learn to scrub/gown and glove?
    That sounds about right! Reading alone can be confusing especially if you haven't seen it before so it's hard to mentally picture doing it. When I learned to do a surgical hand scrub (a year ago), we...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Experienced OR RN Interview - What questions should I prepare for?
    Not an experience OR nurse but here's some questions they asked me... 1. Tell me about your past employment and how it's relevant to this position. 2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Workplace Bullying for Nurses
    Although seeing surgical procedures is definitely one of the bonuses of the job there are other positives about working in the OR. Obviously some of these bonuses depend on the facility that you work...
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  9. AUPE - LPN Contract is Up
    So basically LPNs don't have "x" days or designated days off where you would be first on the list to be offered double time to come in if the need for nurses arises on the floor? So UNE get...
    Apr 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  10. AUPE - LPN Contract is Up
    Do LPNs not get paid OT anymore? When did this happen? What's the issue with UNE's that you would like fixed?
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  11. Nurse Next Door?
    I haven't worked for them but I found this website which is interesting. It seems more like the PSW thing. PayScale Canada - Nurse Next Door Employer Wages, Hourly Wage Rate
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  12. Kids Say the Darndest Things...
    I had a elementary school patient I was admitting. One of the questions we ask is if there were any dietary concerns they wanted the hospital to be aware of like if they were a vegetarian. The kid...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  13. Should I apply for this job?
    It doesn't hurt to apply since you don't know if you'll get it or not. Let that make your initial decision for you.
    Mar 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  14. experienced Ontario Rpn (OR) nurses
    Well judging fromt he website from centennial college... about a year?? They don't seem to get into specifics. But I wonder if the length of the program might change depending on the school. ...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  15. Any Ontario OR nurses in here?
    I'm not an OR nurse in Ontario but I am an OR nurse in Canada. I just recently finished the periop program. I have heard some staff in the OR recommend that new nurses try acute care first before...
    Jan 8, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  16. New Grad Stress
    What you are feeling right now is completely understandable. I graduated about a year ago and let me tell you, that first year of nursing is super hard...(As if it wasn't hard already?) There's a lot...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  17. Going from peds periop to the floor?
    I did it the other way around... So I was on the floor in pediatrics and just recently transferred into a peds periop. Even with my experience on the floor, I still found it hard to pick up PRN...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  18. Job hunting advice for a new grad in BC?
    It sounds like it varies from unit to unit. I've heard of some units where they tell people who drop by to just go apply online. However from my own personal experience and from the experience of my...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  19. Has anyone taken the Periop 101 AORN final exam?
    I just took the final exam about 2 weeks ago. Some of the questions came right from the module questions. Pass is an 80% and and I ended up getting 83%. I believe you get like 4 hours to do it but...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Post-Bac pre nursing Canada
    I believe McGill has a masters of nursing program for those without an undergraduate in nursing.
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  21. Quit new job after 2 days.
    Sometimes you really need to listen to your gut. Judging from what you're saying it probably wouldn't have been a great place to work at as a new grad. In my opinion, as a new grad it's more helpful...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  22. Reinstatement in Nursing
    No experience with this but I would just contact the school and see what their policy is regarding this. They may have some hoops for you to jump through to prove that you are serious about it this...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  23. University of Calgary
    I started the accelerated track in January 2009. Finished this past August. Admittance at that time was strictly based on GPA of your last 10 courses and it was also a competitive GPA meaning if...
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  24. Before the Morning (Failed CRNE three times. what now?)
    Fiona59 I respect where you are coming from and understand the frustration of having someone new come into your work environment with little experience and thinking that they are better than you....
    Jun 3, '11
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  25. Job prospects in Canada
    I work in Calgary, AB and I can say that the job prospects are definitely better than they were let's say 2 years ago but not as good as they once were. At one point they were heavily recruiting...
    Jun 2, '11
    Forum: International Nursing