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by Nurse Lanka Nurse Lanka (New) New

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Hey folks. I am a RPN student at a college in Ontario, closer towards the city. I was wondering if anyone has insight on how hard it is to get a job after graduation and how long it took them. I am entering my last year and have heard conflicting things. Naturally I'm worried about this. Preferably I would like to get a job in the city or 1-2 hours outside. Thank you!

Also where did you get your job? Long term care, acute care etc?

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loriangel14 is a RN and specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

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No doubt about it the job market is pretty dismal right now. The only advice I have is to apply to EVERYTHING and be prepared to move. Toronto is flooded with new grads. When do you graduate?

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I graduated in December and got registered with the CNO in mid March, been applying to everything in the GTA area and have yet to have an interview ... I also applied to everything on the Nursing Graduate Guarantee Initiative and no responses. I am now applying to everything from Ottawa to Sarnia ... hopefully will get a response.

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Try long term care! I know it's not most people's first choice but it was the only place willing to hire me as a new grad. I'm an RN but they only require 1 RN in the building the rest are RPNs. Give it a try though I honestly quite enjoy it!

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loriangel14 is a RN and specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

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I graduated in December and got registered with the CNO in mid March, been applying to everything in the GTA area and have yet to have an interview ... I also applied to everything on the Nursing Graduate Guarantee Initiative and no responses. I am now applying to everything from Ottawa to Sarnia ... hopefully will get a response.[/quote

Where are you looking to live?

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Where are you looking to live?

Originally I was hoping to live at home in the GTA but now I am willing to relocate to anywhere for a short period of time to gain some experience, then I plan on moving back to the GTA if I can find employment.

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Ah yes. I was afraid of hearing this, but thanks for the truth!

I will graduate in April, 2017

I currently live in the Markham area, hopefully there are more opportunities here.

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So I am assuming that the nursing graduate guarantee is competitive? What are the qualifications like?

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5 Posts; 332 Profile Views

Ah, thanks for the great advice.

What do you like most about long term care? :)

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Fiona59 has 18 years experience.

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Ah, thanks for the great advice.

What do you like most about long term care? :)

The paycheque.

iLTC will give you experience, develop your time management skills, assessment skills

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theRPN2b specializes in Medicine.

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Many new grads start as casuals so try applying to casual positions

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joanna73 is a BSN, RN and specializes in geriatrics.

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Also, the population is aging and will continue to do so. Geriatric experience is invaluable because even if you choose to move to acute care, 70 percent of those patients are seniors.

Consider your goals but realize where health care is going (LTC, home care, palliative care).

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