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This post is for any UK student nurses out there.
I'm currently trying to organise a placement over in Canada for my elective and wondering if anyone has done any international placement in North America? If so who did you get your idemnity insurance through?
All advice welcome Thanks
I've posted up on here a few times and once again I am calling on your help.
I'm a student nurse studying at Liverpool John Moores University in England, UK. I'm wanting to spend my elective placement over in Vancouver namely on a surgical ward @ VGH.
I have been in contact with UBC, BCIT, Douglas College, BCNU, RNABC, CNPS and VGH too. However, I don't seem to be getting anywhere fast. My main problem at this point is getting a placement actually organised!! VGH keep referring me onto UBC who are unable/don't want to help me.
So this is why I'm calling on you guys, if you work at VGH do you know any contacts there I could email or perhaps work on a surgical ward and would be willing to take me on? Please guys if I don't get this major thing organised I'll have to cancel all my plans
Thanks in advance
Oh right! My bad for assuming you had the same system as the US.
So is it funded by taxes? We all pay a tax here straight from our wages called National Insurance (NI).
I was hoping to do my dissetation on that kinda area - the social/cultural influences on care in relation to insurance/paying for health care and then do and comparision to health care in England. Will have to have another think now...
Thanks for the help and explainations!
BTW - what does CNAT stand for and what is the worker's compensation board?
I'm not entirely sure how your health system runs over there, but by private I mean ones that provide stuff you have to pay for (insurance etc) and state by those who provide free care paid for by the state. It's very different from here where everything is free from the point of delivery..
So far surgical is appealing to me. I'm doing adult/general branch so I don't work with kids, I'm no good with them anyway lol! (In the UK we have branches - paed, mental health, learning difficulties and adult/general which you follow so you're qualified in one particular demographic)
So don't you have one national country-wide union for nurses? Just regional ones? I'll drop those two a line.
Are your hospitals all general so to speak, i.e. they have wards for medical, surgical, more specialist eg haematology urology etc? Or are there certain hospitals that just do certain areas?
Cheers for the info
I'm a 3rd year nursing student at Liverpool John Moores university in England.
I'm planning to have a 6-8 week hospital placement over in Vancouver BC next march-july.
I'm looking for information on:
- the local hospitals both state and private,
- the local nursing schools,
- and the local and national nursing trade unions/professional bodies
Can anyone help me please? I'm coming over to Canada as it's a beautiful country and I have relatives out there so I'm hoping to stay with them. Any info or advice would be brilliant in my quest !
if there are any british students out there then check out this website, the name speaks for it's self:
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yes, allnures does have its list of top nursing sites, here's a link:
So many of us!
Well, my name is Katie, I'm 19 and from sunny England! Just in my second year @ university doing a BA (bachelor of arts) honours degree up in Liverpool. I'm due to qualify in Jan 2005, after starting in Sept 2001. I'm in a long term relationship with no children as of yet!
Anyway, I was wondering if someone could explain all these abbreviations to me? I know we nurses use them a lot, but I'm not used to these american ones
LPN? BSN? I'm guessing they are nursing courses?
Thanks for the info. Big difference in funding, probably cos there's a big difference in our health systems!
$1.29 is just over 50p which is about right for england, well that's if you're buying it in a shop, otherwise it's about 39p.
Thanks for all your comments, I'll let you know how the future goes and maybe see u in Canada!
Well, nice to meet u few fellow UK ppl...
You like my name, then go to my website (see signature) and join the campaign!
Well as a UK student I'm curious. US RN's are meant to earn more than us UK RN's, so I wondered what you guys got whilst you train?
The funding system is all over the shop in the UK, u get various amounts depending on a) where you live, i.e. england, scotland etc, b) what course you're doing - i.e diploma or degree (less money on offer for degree) and c) other things like dependents, age etc...
on average if u studied in england and were single you would get just £5,300 p/a which is $8,300 USD. Not very much really and diploma students aren't eliagble for student loans too..
So what about you lot?
I heard about this sorta thing when I was in college before starting uni and my nurse training, how some teachers had been sacked/stopped teaching Darwin's theory of evolution n all that in the US. Quite shocking really.
I say grin n bear it, what he's teaching is likely to be in the module proforma critrea and on the exam/assignment so pay attention whether you believe it or not. Stuff like that is all accepted over here in the UK and I was taught it in college whilst doing my a-levels. Pretty good theory if you ask me, I believe it. But anyway, I'm going off the point of what I wanted to say (I'm so bad for babbling! ) so yeh, let us know how it all goes and good luck cos A&P is hard!!
Thanks for the info,
Anyone else care to offer anything else?
I'm a student nurse in England. When I qualify I am thinking of emigrating to another country for a few years and I think I'd quite like to move to Canada. I've been there on holiday and also have some relatives over there (Vancouver & Maine Island). My parents also lived there before I was born (Kenora) and I think it's a nice country.
So I was wondering how is nursing over your way? As the NHS (Nation Health Service) over is here is not that appealing, when I qualify I will go in at about £16,000 p/a (before tax) which is $39,712 p/a in candian dollars. I mean is the pay better out there? I've heard anywhere is better than the UK! How is your health service run out there? Over here everyone pays 17.5% tax on everything and then tax on earnings (depends how much u earn to how much they tax, but up to 40%!) which pays for free health care for all. However the Government don't think to pay their hard working nurses and decent wage through it all! You don't have to have all the insurance stuff, it's all free at the point of delivery which is good from the cradle to the grave as they like to say...
Anyway, I've gone on more than I wanted to!
Any info would be cool!
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