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An idea for consolidation and nurse initiative

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I'm a Rpn student from Niagara region. In about 4 month I'll have to make a decision on where to consolidate. Out program has a high amount of students and it has been said by the faculty that some will not consolidate where they would like to. So since my husban has difficulty finding a job in business analysis I thought that maybe we should just move elsewhere. It would be ideal to get a new nurse initiative opportunity at the place I consolidate and hopefully a job later on. Do you guys know base on your experience, what region/hospital would be best to try that journey?? Hamiton? Oakville? I'll take any suggestion and do my research!Thanks for reading

Daisy_08, BSN, RN

Has 5 years experience.

I wouldn't hold out too much hope on the new grad. A friend just graduated and said there was one, in an hour radius around us. Home care is a good option everyone I know who consolidated there got hired. You should not have a problem getting hired in ltc, but if you consolidate there you will know if it's a place you want to work. Also some Ltc's only hire if you did a placment in one. Mental health always seems to be hiring too.

As far as cities Toronto is we're new grads dreams die, stay away. Hamilton has many nursing programs, but also a ton of hospitals. Not sure about the job market but it's an awful city (pollution, traffic, one way streets, high homeless pop, crowded).

Good luck, if your not picky you'll get a job.

Hmm why would you say grad dreams die in Toronto?

Like it's a huge city. I think I get it tho...

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

Hmm why would you say grad dreams die in Toronto?

From what Ontario posters have said in the past, few jobs and intense competition. It's a take what you can get market and don't hold out for a "dream" job.

Daisy_08, BSN, RN

Has 5 years experience.

I mean young nurses rush off to the big city, hoping to work at the big fancy hospital, live in a cute modern apartment, spend evenings at the clubs...live the big city dream. However they end up blowing through savings, having to bust tables and live in a dump before having to move back in with dad. I know a few girls who had this general experience.

Toronto is very hard, if not impossible for any new grad to land a job. If haven't done a placement at the facility, or have some serious connections you don't stand any chance. I have read on AN about experienced nurses having a hard time in TO.

I would like to mention you can't just pick your placement wherever. Schools have contracts based on proximity with the facilities, and schools will not infringe on other schools contracts. For example Niagara school has contracts for 10 students in facility A. If Toronto school tries to put students in facility A, Niagara loses out. It can cause some problems. Also teachers have to visit you, and they don't want to be driving for hours to see one student. However, after saying that some schools offer distance programs....can't hurt to ask.

Good luck, are you dead set in wanting hospital work? Doctors' offices seem to hire a lot too. I it's because they are using RPNs more, therefore hiring.

joanna73, BSN, RN

Specializes in geriatrics.

When I was in school, we could list 4 areas of interest for clinicals in 3rd and 4th year, but there were never any guarantees. The GTA is still very competitive, and not so hot for any new grads. We've had experienced nurses from Toronto working contract out in AB recently, and one recent hire (new grad) from Toronto. The market is still not great for recent grads. Be prepared to accept whatever you're offered in terms of placements and your first job anywhere in the GTA. If you get lucky, great, but don't expect anything. I've been gone from Toronto for quite some time. I couldn't be bothered to wait any length of time for employment. Nothing has changed since about 2008 in TO.

I'm not Into that crazy things you describe Daisy but I know where you are coming from. Thank you for the input ladies. I was looking at Richmond hill hospital or Joseph brant... I need a place that supports rpn to rn transition at nippising university so I'm not sure doctors office would work. Oh well will see how it goes. Thank you

It's dissapointing to see that new nurse initiative is not so widely available.

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Is your school open to you doing your consolidation in another area completely? Usually they require you do it in one of the facilities they have an agreement with.

What do you mean you want a work place that supports the RPN-RN at Nippising?Most places don't care where you go for continuing education.

Nippising offers modified online 5 years program and has specific list of partners. To be accepted I would need a letter from my employer stating they will support me in regards to placement and what not. One of my professors said that since we have more students they usual, they encourage students to look outside of the region to get consolidation on floors they desire.

Daisy_08, BSN, RN

Has 5 years experience.

What do you mean you want a work place that supports the RPN-RN at Nippising?Most places don't care where you go for continuing education.

I guess she means she intends to get a job where she consolidates and then bridge.Centennial offers the bridge distance as well via hospitals and from what I remember you don't have to work in that hospital. The Stratford hospital does it and I think on other out London way. There's always athabasca.

Advice from someone who has done it, take a year off in between. Take an elective or two if you want to stay in "school mode". Make some money pay off debt, enjoy life, get some experience. I knowna few people who have taken breaks part way through as it can be a lot

Daisy_08, BSN, RN

Has 5 years experience.

It's dissapointing to see that new nurse initiative is not so widely available.
It is even less so for the Rpn as an Rpn is generally more work ready. RN has added leadership and delegation responsibilities that a new grad is often not ready for.

joanna73, BSN, RN

Specializes in geriatrics.

That new grad initiative will slowly disappear for a while, I suspect. The government is not willing to fund the new grad initiative much longer, at least not until the economy really picks up, and who knows when that will be. Back in 2009 and 2010, it was the same. I knew of new grads who were hired into the initiative and then asked to take a casual position at the end of it because the facility couldn't keep them on full time. OP, you will need to be very flexible with respect to work and school.

vintage_RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 7 years experience.

Hamilton has many nursing programs, but also a ton of hospitals. Not sure about the job market but it's an awful city (pollution, traffic, one way streets, high homeless pop, crowded).

Although everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I'd say I'm a little offended by this comment. I live in Hamilton and LOVE IT. Hamilton has all the things you mentioned, but it is also a great city with a lot to offer. There is a thriving arts community and a large amount of people who are committed to this city. Hamilton has the best community I've ever seen in any city. A world-renowned university, college, 100s of waterfalls, tons of trails and scenic areas...and as I said a thriving arts and local community. COME TO HAMILTON! Sorry, but I'm very passionate about my city and I love my city. Don't insult it based on what you've seen on the surface.

(I'm saying this lightheartedly...its just so many people insult Hamilton and attach this stigma to it when there are some amazing things going on here...many of which I'm a part of)

:)

Daisy_08, BSN, RN

Has 5 years experience.

Although everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I'd say I'm a little offended by this comment. I live in Hamilton and LOVE IT. Hamilton has all the things you mentioned, but it is also a great city with a lot to offer. There is a thriving arts community and a large amount of people who are committed to this city. Hamilton has the best community I've ever seen in any city. A world-renowned university, college, 100s of waterfalls, tons of trails and scenic areas...and as I said a thriving arts and local community. COME TO HAMILTON! Sorry, but I'm very passionate about my city and I love my city. Don't insult it based on what you've seen on the surface. (I'm saying this lightheartedly...its just so many people insult Hamilton and attach this stigma to it when there are some amazing things going on here...many of which I'm a part of):)

Haha, sorry I lived there for a very short period and visit often. And, sorry but I strongly dislike it. I think it's the traffic ( I end up in circles) and the pollution. It has the bones to be one of the most beautiful cites in Ontario with the mountin and water. I know there are nice views, trails and some beautiful neighborhoods. As well as a good hospital and university system. But for me the bad out weighs the good.

Edited by Daisy_08
Posted too soon

In the end all I care about is for me to have a job... Anything... You know. The bonus would be to find what I'd truly enjoy. I don't really care what city I live. I just want my hubby to find a job and I though that moving out of Niagara would be a smart move. He has two university degrees and no luck for him still. It's a shame. I thought of nipissing as its online and flexible. I could work and study 2 courses a semester which is very doable. I shall browse other option but since I have 68 in one of my classes I may not be able to apply everywhere. Despite my avarage 80+ , many schools wants each course not less than 70.

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Although everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I'd say I'm a little offended by this comment. I live in Hamilton and LOVE IT. Hamilton has all the things you mentioned, but it is also a great city with a lot to offer. There is a thriving arts community and a large amount of people who are committed to this city. Hamilton has the best community I've ever seen in any city. A world-renowned university, college, 100s of waterfalls, tons of trails and scenic areas...and as I said a thriving arts and local community. COME TO HAMILTON! Sorry, but I'm very passionate about my city and I love my city. Don't insult it based on what you've seen on the surface.

(I'm saying this lightheartedly...its just so many people insult Hamilton and attach this stigma to it when there are some amazing things going on here...many of which I'm a part of)

:)

I'm with you. I lived there for 7 years and I loved the city.