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  1. My RN venture ended today.
    I have to say I'm outraged! We are in the midst of such a nursing shortage & we try to make it even harder to get through the course. Many years ago I had the same problem, I was given a 50% for a...
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Home health vs. acute care
    after nursing for 13 years in acute care, mostly Emerg & CCU/Transplant, I too felt burnt out. The politics & stress were making me dread going to work, not to mention the long stretch of 12 hour...
    Sep 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. will universal healthcare ( in the usa) cut RN pay?
    Well, first off let me say here in the North (Canada) we have universal healthcare which means we all have the same access to healthcare on a level playing field. WRONG!!! Unless you are an athlete...
    Sep 2, '08
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. The most beautiful curls I'd ever seen
    I'm a Homecare Nurse here in Brampton Ontario, Canada. Most nof my patients get better & are discharged but I'm alsi the Palliative Nurse as well with patient ages ranging from 8 weeks to 50's. I...
    Sep 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. The Patient I Failed
    As a Nurse with 24yrs experience very little reduces me to tears but this did. Thank you for sharing your experience.:heartbeat
    Sep 2, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Will you work during a Pandemic?
    I work in Home Care & went through the SARS outbreak as I had clients who where on home care as well went to hospital for Dialyisis. The hospital they went to was quarantened due to cases of SARS in...
    Apr 30, '08
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. regarding age entering nursing
    I graduated 24 yrs ago age 35 & I retire in 3 yrs 2mos Can I hardly wait? You bet! BUT not a day goes by that I don't find amazing about what I do. I came out of working acute care medicine/CCU...
    Apr 11, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  8. Is it true that a BSN will be mandatory soon?
    In Ontario they initiated mandatory BScn as entry into practice Grandfathering those of us that don't have a BScn. They did it quickly & smoothly the result? As short staffed as we were before it's...
    Apr 11, '08
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. Ahh-HA! They're on to us!
    I feel that we're doing a grave injustice to our patients by calling them clients. Try working here in Ontario, Canada our Hospitals are so far in debt, we're the first line to go & yet they tell us...
    Apr 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Ethical dilemma
    I read the postings with a great deal of interest. As a Canadian Certified Hospice Palliative Nurse, it took a long time for me to get from way back there to here. As students we're taught what meds...
    Mar 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. York, Ryerson or Humber? need help choosing....
    I'm a preceptor Nurse for York University. I work Homecare in Brampton. The York Nursing program is comprised of small classes. This I know form talking to the clinical co-ordinator. Over the years I...
    Mar 5, '06
    Forum: International Nursing
  12. Upset!!! write up and patients marijuana
    I think we as visiting Nurses walk a fine line. As someone stated we are guests in a patients home providing a service but there are rights & resoponsibilties are both parts. The Nurse is entitled to...
    Mar 5, '06
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. Best Death
    This has all been very interesting. I have worked in Nursing over 15yrs. some in Emerg/CCU, long term care & Most recently as a Palliative Nurse in the community as well as at Hill House Hospice in...
    Apr 2, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. False Nails (Does it promote infection?)
    Hi I'm a Community Visiting Nurse & I confess I to have Nail Tips. I get mine done every week I have a permanent French Manicure. I also wash my hands at least 40 times a day with a antibacterial...
    Apr 2, '02
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Ontario Nursing Shortage
    This is wonderful to have a Canadian site. I'm a Home Care Nurse in Richmond Hill Ontario & Have been for 3 years, prior to that I lived through good times & the nursing drought. Along the way I...
    Jul 18, '01
    Forum: International Nursing


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