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Nursing School Help !

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Hi!

I'm a third year nursing student and need some help with a diversity paper !

If any foreign trained nurse working in canada and canadian trained nurse working outside of canada would like to help me that would be awesome !!

For the foreign train nurse I would like to know what your training was like, what it was like coming to canada to be a nurse, your role, any challenges, and any similarities and difference between canada and where you were trained !

For the canadian nurse working outside of canada I would like to know your training, role, where you are now, any challenges you faced as a nurse in the new place and any similarities and differences !

This would help me out a ton !!

Thank you to anyone who answers !

We get requests like these (interview a nurse) a lot, so if there are any other students out there who might get this kind of assignment, listen up:

Part of your faculty's reason for giving you this assignment is to get you to go out there and speak to a nurse face to face. You also learn something about other places nurses work and what that's like. A big email blast is not a substitute for shoe leather. AN is not Google.

See, in nursing, you have to learn to speak to a lot of people you would not otherwise encounter; you might find yourself out of your comfort zone. This is part of nursing, a huge part. An anonymous respondent online, well, you don't really know who we are, do you? We could be the truck driving guy living next door for all you know.

So if all you do about learning new things is "Go to the keyboard and hit send," then you are limiting your chances of actual learning a valuable skill you will need all your working life. Also, your faculty will not be impressed by your citation of an anonymous person who may or may not be a nurse on the internet.

That said: Where will you find that nurse? Think outside the (computer) box.

Local hospital: go to the staff development/inservice education office and ask one of them. They value education and will be happy to chat or to hook you up with someone who is.

Go to the public health department downtown. Ditto.

Go to the local school and ask to speak to a school nurse. Ditto.

Go to a local clinic / physician/NP office. Ditto.

Go to the local jail and ask to speak to the nurse there. Ditto.

Notice all of these say, "Go to..." and not "Email..." Remember that part about meeting new people face to face, new perspectives, and comfort zone.

Go!