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    My husband just applied for a job there, and I am wondering if anyone can tell me about Saint John itself. I have looked online and found a great deal of information, but there were two things I wanted to find more about.

    First is there more than one Catholic grade school? My daughter attends one here, and I would like her to remain in one if possible.

    And second, I am supposed to start school this year, but if we move I will have to put it off a year, and start next year (which is okay, as long as I get to do it eventually). Where is live now, there is only an LPN program (at a community college, that is literally all that is within a 4 hour distance), and I hadn't looked at 4 year programs. Are there jobs for LPN's (which I know I can take at the community college in Saint John too) or really just for RN's so I would have to take the 4 year program at the University?

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    No, but I am hopeful once school is finished.

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    It has been quite awhile since I did my CNA training, but if you keep in mind it is really just common sense - as in what logically comes next - you will do fine! I always put myself in the patients place (in my mind of course) and thought what would I want or expect next and never had an issue.

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    I suppose I should have said for RN and LPN

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    That pretty much says it all, just wondering if it is 5 - 8 hour work days, or 3 days one week and 4 days the next of 12 hour work days.

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    Are you speaking of Athabasca? If so, I was actually checking this program out a few minutes ago, and it appears that the clinicals need to be done in Alberta. The exams can be done anywhere basically, there is a list as long as you are within 100km of the school (from an approved list) otherwise arrangements can be made to suit you better.

    The clinicals cause hardship for me, as I will have to be working and here for my 5 year old child. I live in a very small town in Ontario, there is no BScN program within a 4 hour distance. This is the only program I know of, if there are others I would like to hear about them as well.

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    I am in Ontario but in NW Ontario, so nowhere near GTA. I am almost inbetween Thunder Bay and Winnipeg.

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    I am looking at start school in September. I live in a really small town, that may or may not offer a BSN program in 2010. If not, I will be taking the practical nursing course instead. So I wanted to find out what a practical nurse makes. I have looked on here, and searched through google. I have checked the local hopstial website, and my husband asked a friend who's fiance is a practical nurse at the local clinic.

    The fiance said she makes about $25 an hour working at the clinic (the clinic website offers no info or job postings to compare with).

    The local hospital website only mentions RN's, and says the pay is 23.80 an hour, with several postings listed.

    Is it actually possible in the same town for RN's to make less than a practical nurse? Because if that is the case it seems like taking the 2 year course instead of the 4 would be a better choice.

    I haven't talked to the woman myself, but I am thinking of calling and asking her about this, just incase her fiance was wrong. But I feel really wierd asking someone I met once what she makes, even though she knows I am planning to start school once I do my pre-req's (I am from a different country, so I didn't take all the needed classes).

    Can anyone tell me about this salary question? Is that a normal salary for practical nurses? Or is it possible that the hospital website has an error and that is for practical nurses not RNs?

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    I am curious what long term care facilities are in Maui, preferably Central Maui. My family and I would like to move to be closer to family and for other reasons. I have worked in LTC before, as a CNA, and really enjoyed it, so am thinking of remaining with it. But I am having a difficult time finding the names of places on the internet.

    Thanks!
    Meg

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    I have been all over the website and can not find where to have the transcripts sent to. I went to HS in the US, and am now a Canadian perm. res. (and have been for the last 10 years). My 5 year old is going to be going to school full-time in the fall, so I thought great I can finally do this. But getting my transcripts and having them evaluated is a nightmare! My HS closed down in 2001, I think it was, it was a boarding school and now the Sisters are in charge of sending out transcripts, but they don't like to email people back. Anyway I finally found out that I SHOULD be able to get OSAP (which if I can't I can kiss my dream goodbye for another 10 years), and want to get the ball rolling. New year, new future kinda thing.

    Anyway, I am not sure if I was just too frustrated and missed it, or if it really isn't there. Does anyone know where (or where on the web it says) to have my US transcripts sent to be evaluated by evaluationscanada.ca?

    I am looking at attending the practical nursing class at Confederation College, local campus.

    Thanks in advance!
    Meg

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    I realize that the move may cause a bit of culture shock, but I have lived a few differnet places in the US and would like to know more about Las Cruces if anyone is from there and can tell me about it. I have looked at several places online to get an idea, but it is always better to get a real persons opinion.

    I am curious about the current job market, not for nursing I already know there are jobs for me but for my family. How is the housing market surviving there? What is the cost of living in the area? How are the schools, I have a daughter who will be in somewhere between 3-6th grade when we finally get our house sold and immigration for my husband finished (both my daughter and I are US citizens).

    How hard is it to transfer a license from Ontario to New Mexico? What is the pay scale in the area, I really could not find that on the local hospital websites? Also being so close to the Mexican border how important is it to learn Spanish? I know SOME from high school but my husband knows none, and we are willing to learn if need be, just not sure how much we can get before we move.

    Meg



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