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Graduating Spring 2004

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    Good NYC hospitals

    Can anybody recommend any good hospitals in the New York City that have pediatric wards?
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    Canadian grad thinking of heading south

    mattsmom81 Thanks for your reply. I was wondering if you could tell me a bit about how the new grad transition/internship programs work. We really dont have anything like that here in Canada but I've been hearing a lot about that in the USA lately. Here we have an allotted amount of time to complete 450 hrs of hospital time in an area of our choice.......and you basically get thrown in after you graduate... whats it like in the USA?
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    Canadian grad thinking of heading south

    hey, I'm from Canada and I'm thinking of heading down to the USA after graduation. I was just wondering if anybody could give me some info on what nursings like down there. It saddens me to say that I spoke to over 30 recruiters from different hospitals in Canada and only 1 could offer me fulltime work. The USA seemed to offer many fulltime positions and from I was told many hospitals have excellent orientation programs especially for new grads. What are the working conditions like, What is texas like for cost of living and even just to live especially around the big city centers? What are the educational opportunities like down there? I would appreciate any information that anyone can offer cause this is a very big choice for me and its rather scary... Thanks :roll
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    Canadian grad thinking of heading south

    hey, I'm from Canada and I'm thinking of heading down to the USA after graduation. I was just wondering if anybody could give me some info on what nursings like down there. It saddens me to say that I spoke to over 30 recruiters from different hospitals in Canada and only 1 could offer me fulltime work. The USA seemed to offer many fulltime positions and from I was told many hospitals have excellent orientation programs especially for new grads. What are the working conditions like, What is the cost of living like? What are the educational opportunities like down there? I would appreciate any information that anyone can offer cause this is a very big choice for me and its rather scary... Thanks
  5. hey, I'm from Canada and I'm thinking of heading down to the USA after graduation. I was just wondering if anybody could give me some info on what nursings like down there. It saddens me to say that I spoke to over 30 recruiters from different hospitals in Canada and only 1 could offer me fulltime work. The USA seemed to offer many fulltime positions and from I was told many hospitals have excellent orientation programs especially for new grads. What are the working conditions like, What is New York city like for cost of living and even just to live? What are the educational opportunities like down there? I would appreciate any information that anyone can offer cause this is a very big choice for me and its rather scary... Thanks
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    Cost of Renting and Living in California

    I'm a Canadian thinking of heading down to California. Can anyone give me a general idea of the cost of renting a one bedroom apartment in the los angele or san fransico areas? Also any areas just outside this vicinity that public transit is available to get into these large city centers? Any input would be greatly appreciated:eek:
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    Possibly Heading Down to the USA to See If the Grass Is Greener

    Thanks for all of your input...:roll This is for anybody who has actually done the move down the to the states. When you decided to go down there did you go through a nursing recruiter or did you just send out resumes cold. I'm a bit weary of going through a recruiter because I get the feeling that they will make even the crumbiest hospital seem like heaven on paper until you see it for yourself:confused:
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    Should I cross the border?

    Thanks for the information its really helpful. I'm going to be graduating next spring and I come from a family of RN's who have always told me that finding full time work in Ontario would be hard. It is really sad that new grads and other nurses have to head down south just to receive full time work. People are always saying that there is full time avaiable but most of these positions require experience. Good luck with finding a job in the states:)
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    All night cramming....

    I'm in my fourth year of school and I know what those long nights are like. In a perfect world there would be enough time to work, go to school and study. But in reality my program takes up approxmately 30 hrs a week plus working part time there never is enough time to study for exams...ever so cram away............... good luck
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    BSN! Ya HOO!

    i'm a new BSN graduate here in Canada, but i still agree with almost everyone that new grads should catch themselves before making such bold, self indulgent yet unsupported statements. New grads like abbafrazz give us all a bad name. I believe both university and college graduates have their strengths and weaknesses and I'm no expert to judge which one is better. Unfortunately some of my experiences with the notorius BSN bashing have left a bitter taste in my mouth. I hate that division which exists (at least in the hospitals that I've been at in Ontario) between the college and the university nurses and the insults and intolerance is coming from both sides in my experience. When putting things into perspective I'm a new grad and I'm way at the bottom of the food chain, regardless of whether BSN or college prepared. I'm planning on heading down to the USA due to lack of fulltime work and I'm hoping the divsion between both groups of nurses is not as blatantly apparent as it is here in ontario. I've even had some of my cosign nurses tell me oh your from the university so i expect that you don't know anything and this was in my fourth year, but by the same token I see how high and mighty some of the ignorant BSN nurses can be. :imbar
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    WARNING!! Discretionary subject matter!

    As people have said earlier in this thread just knock and save yourself from the embarrassment. I'm impartial to the whole situation, especially for patients in longterm care facilities. I think after encountering patients masturbating so many times one becomes somewhat desensitized. But if it does bother you save yourself the embarrassment and just knock. you may not agree with it but I believe that nurses are in no position to judge patients on those kind of practices.
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    I need some advice on Nursing Recruiters

    Hey everybody I'm a Canadian, who has recently graduated and I am looking into relocating to the United States. I was wondering if anyone out there knows anything about nursing recruiters and how good are they. Probably my first concern would be choosing one. What do you look for in a good nurse recruiting company? and what aspects of the job search and relocation are they involved in? I recently went to a job fair in London, Ontario (where I'm from) and there were so many recruiters to choose from. Also what have been other peoples experiences with using nurse rectuiting agencies. Any help anybody can offer would be greatly appreciated.
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    Possibly Heading Down to the USA to See If the Grass Is Greener

    Hey Laxation , I am currently residing in London Ontario where I work and go to school. I am willing to relocate yet the work still seems to be very scarce unless I choose to go to a more rural area in northern ontario which I am not willing to do...please tell me where these fulltime jobs in ontario are being offered?
  14. hey, I'm from Canada and I'm thinking of heading down to the USA after graduation. I was just wondering if anybody could give me some info on what nursings like down there. It saddens me to say that I spoke to over 30 recruiters from different hospitals in Canada and only 1 could offer me fulltime work. The USA seemed to offer many fulltime positions and from I was told many hospitals have excellent orientation programs especially for new grads. What are the working conditions like, What is California like for cost of living and even just to live? What are the educational opportunities like down there? I would appreciate any information that anyone can offer cause this is a very big choice for me and its rather scary...:roll Thanks
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    Where are all the Canadian students?

    Hey, I'm down in London Ontario at the University of Western Ontario. Just finishing up my degree this year only 1 month of lectures of left which is pretty crazy and quite scary. Next semester I'm consolidating in pediatrics. Love to hear from other nursing students it would be interesting to see how all the programs at each institution differ. Hope you guys are having a great semester
  16. Hi everybody, I am going to be graduating this spring 2004 from a BscN program. I recently went to a jobfair which had hospitals from both Canada and the USA which provided me tons of information but also gave me little hope of remaining in Canada. Every Canadian hospital I spoke with told me that as a new grad I would only be able to be hired on casual or part-time with exception to sick kids in Toronto. Unfortunately money is a big issue having to repay all of my student loans so this isn't good enough. The story was much different when I spoke to the American recruiters who offered me everything I had hoped for and more. I would appreciate if anybody out there who has previously worked in the USA could tell me about their experiences both positive and negative. And also are these packages some of the hospitals offering for real? Thanks