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    xokw likes this.

    I've worked with someone who went into nursing because of her time spent in NICU with her babe. After her practicums there, she realized she was a general surgery lover.

    She said it was the parents that got to her.

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    psu_213, Rocknurse, and Kitiger like this.

    We did lose regular posters when the law suit happened. Can't say I blame them.

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    What are you asking for?

    You could see if your experience and education meets the requirements to be a pharmacy sales rep.

    Other than that, I think we've given you some worthwhile suggestions.

    Are you open to retraining for some areas?

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    Citizenship is your main concern. Do you qualify for an EU passport?

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    Hey, if my employer paid out a percentage of banked sick credits upon retirement, they'd see a huge reduction in sick hours in the last few years of a nurses career. Right now we can bank 999 hours of pais sick leave. The day I retire, it disappears. Those are hours of pat I've technically earned by not using them. I book my appointments on days off.

    Offer me a 25% pay out of unused sick hours and I can guarantee there would be a reduction of usage prior to retirement.

    I've worked in the past for employers who paid out up to 50% of unused sick hours when you left their employment for any reason.

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    I mean, OP had to find us! Google skills probably exhausted.

    Next, it will be do the applications and fees

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    Quote from mabstudent

    You're in Canada, why not get all your schooling done in Canada first before making another move to another foreign country. I am a Canadian nurse who went to nursing school here and it took 6 months in total for US licensing and visa screen. Visa screen took the longest, you will need to arrange to have your nursing school send your transcript to them. Why go to all the trouble you've done in Canada and start all over in the US?
    From what he's said in his post, he's still being assessed to see if he qualifies as an RN in Canada. He mentions having to do the bridging program.

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    Working in the German system is very different than in the military system.

    Lower paid and a lots more hands on than North American nursing.

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    So far this year, I've paid just under $1100. I pay to park when I'm sick or on vacation (I get five weeks a year).

    It's scramble parking with no guaranteed spot. I don't always get a covered spot or one with a plug in. It's winter six months of the year here. We share the lot with the general public. It's horrible.

    The public complain about how much they pay but their eyes glaze over when they find out how we are charged.

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    I have a feeling that OP worked for one of the private LTCs that are popping up.

    It takes an awful lot to get terminated by AHS. Coworkers would have told her to get the union involved stat.

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    Presbyterians and Lutherans are the norm in this clan. The Norse thing came as a bit of a surprise.

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    loriangel14 likes this.

    I'm not in Ontario.

    My orientation as a new grad was five shifts. Three day and two evenings because that was the shift pattern I was available for..

    Orientation is to learn the unit's routine, not hone your skills. It's about working with a buddy nurse to learn the paperwork that is required, where the supplies are kept, the flow of the unit. By the time we graduate we have all the skills we need to function on a floor.

    Dialysis and the OR have longer orientation programmes because they have definite skill sets not covered in the basic nursing education.

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    GrumpyRN likes this.

    My daughter in law is pagan. No particular dress code in the decade I've known her.

    On son is follows Norse practices.

    They all come for Christmas. Nobody tris to convert anyone.

    They play nice

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    Depends on the clinic. Do you mean a GP's office?

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    Reality check. It's normal to have five on a day shift in my hospital.

    It's all about time management and prioritization.