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  1. MEN, dont come into nursing
    TO the OP. Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out and good riddance. The less cynical bitter people in our profession the better. Peace out
    Dec 13, '14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  2. Registered Nurse Job Prospects Canada 2014
    I'll take a locally trained nurse 7 days a week and twice on Sunday. Here in Alberta our new grads should have priority for hiring over anyone else who wants to enter the profession in our...
    Mar 1, '14
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  3. Trevor's nursing journal
    If you click on your "account" link, there is a blog tab. You could try that. Not sure a general forum thread is the best place for a personal journal. Pro-tip: Get used to the idea of having far...
    Feb 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  4. University of Calgary Accelerated Nursing Q&A?
    Hi lathyrus. I'm an MN student at the U of C and will be teaching clinical practicums starting this Fall. I'll try to answer some of your queries. For anyone who took it, what was it like? I...
    Jan 30, '14
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  5. Passed CRNE on 4th attempt
    LOL I don't visit this site very often but when I do I'm rewarded. Stay classy my friends.
    Jan 25, '14
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  6. Alberta Cuts Nursing Jobs and to "Restructure Health Care"
    Where do I begin... First: To people who are lamenting their profession of CHOICE: "if I only knew then, what I know now. I would have pick something else...".. well no one is stopping you. Go...
    Nov 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  7. PLEASE HELP Before they kick me out!
    If I miss 2 days of work without any reason or letting my manager know (in this case your instructors) I'd probably get in trouble too.
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. Thinking about become a (male) Nurse, parents disapprove
    I think she mistook our avatar's. :) We're all entitled to our own professional opinions Fiona and sorry you find my views about an LPN diploma option for the OP offensive. IMHO it would be a...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  9. Thinking about become a (male) Nurse, parents disapprove
    It's all fine and dandy to pursue nursing if that is your passion and dream. However, you have to ask yourself.. what do you really want to do? Watching a YouTube vid is great and I'm happy it...
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  10. Do you do the full head to toe patient assessment
    And what happens if there is a change in your patient that you missed because you didn't do a full head to toe on your next shift? Is it a hassle to have your patient roll over so you can take a...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  11. Wow! Just wow. NB needs to get with the times.
    I'm sorry but there isn't a substitute for an RN. I have more training then an LPN. I have greater responsibility and care for more complex and acute patients then an LPN. Sorry, but that is a fact. ...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  12. Canada Student loan forgiveness for Nurses application question
    Are you working in a designated community for loan forgiveness? Can check here: Doctors and Nurses Student Loan Forgiveness -
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  13. Dilemma...Please help
    @ OP There are a few questions you should give serious thought and time to. -Why do you want to pursue nursing? -How do you feel about a PBL approach for your nursing education? If you don't...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  14. Are RN's going to be a thing of the past?
    Really? This thread has turned into an RN bash? Oh the stories I can tell you from some of the LPN's I work with...... Now I know why I never check the CDN forums anymore /eyeroll
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  15. Finishing my nursing degree in Australia
    Nope. You are better off repeating your clinical that you failed here in Canada. Sorry kiddo but I'm going to give you some tough love and a bit of a reality check. It sounds like you need it,...
    May 3, '13
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  16. UofAlberta or UofCalgary Nursing Program
    Read up on problem based learning AKA context based learning and see if that style would resonate with you. If you've never heard those terms before, I suggest you research the U of A a bit more. :)
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  17. Wanting to transfer into a fast tracking program, Canadian student
    I'm going to assume you mean fast track RN programs in Canada. protip: google is your friend :) :
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  18. Best school to take BN in Calgary??
    Hands down MRU. You will have more clinical hours, more final practicum hours and (IMHO) be better prepared to transition into a grad nurse to do bed side care. If the new regulations that CARNA...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  19. Wanting to transfer into a fast tracking program, Canadian student
    Why did you fail your 3rd year of clinical?
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  20. U of Calgary Jan 2013 Compressed nursing admissions
    In addition to your formal application you can also submit a diverse qualitifaction application that takes into account other factors such as volunteer, work experience and hardships. Diverse...
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  21. CRNE ending, NCLEX beginning
    For starters by 2015, you won't be writing the NCLEX in Canada. That exam is US based only. You will be writing a Canadian version of the NCLEX, meaning it's a...
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  22. Hey, Heather Smith and UNA
    I can't comment on what Healther Smith has said/done over the past decade so this is just coming from my point of view as a new'ish RN. I personally think the reduction of RN's in the hospital is...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  23. Hey, Heather Smith and UNA
    To play devils advocate here she does represent RN's in Alberta not LPN's and RN's. Don't hate the player, hate the game.
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  24. Job application- Alberta Health Service website.
    Not really a "hiring freeze per se". AHS made a commitment to hire 70% of new Alberta RN grads. Combine that with a projected $4 Billion dollar budget deficit, (we will know more on Thursday) that...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  25. what do you think of the University of calgary for nursing?
    The U is a good school, I went through the accelerated track and am starting my Master's there this Fall. That said, Mount Royal University (MRU) has more clinical hours and (in my opinon) a better...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs