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  1. clay07

    failed nclex twice..losing all my confidence

    I am just seeing this...sorry. yes they can and no certification required, u are actually overqualified.
  2. clay07

    What's so stressful about working 3, 12hr shifts?

    Hi ArtisticAthelete: I will try to phrase what I have to say with the hope that it will not come across as offensive. So here goes! I have just scanned through most of your posts and it seems to me that your interest in this profession (health) is for the wrong reasons. Most of your posts seem very self serving which is contradictory to the health profession itself. If you are in it for the money, or the idea that nursing school is a breeze or unable to make sacrfices for the good or the "call to service", then I am thinking the health field in general is not for you. Again, I am only speaking from what has been implied from your previous posts-all of them! Nursing is more than a job really...I use to say its a noun, an adjective and a verb. You can't come with an attitude of selfishness/selfcenteredness and to h...with the rest of it! There is a lot of give and take in this profession; mostly give. I do hope that you really consider all of the responses you have received in all your posts including this one and that you will truly give it much thought before venturing into this field. selah.
  3. clay07

    What's so stressful about working 3, 12hr shifts?

    This sums it up! And yes, that is in the first hour or so while expecting an admit!
  4. Thanks Janfrn. I have googled and googled all possible search and couldn't come up with anything that would answer my question. This helped a lot!
  5. Hi Sandraann: Check out crne feb 2009 as well as read previous posts on this blog regarding some of your questions. Janfrn, Silverdragon, anyone???!! How long after being here can I apply for PR? Can I begin the process right away or is there a specific guideline to follow?
  6. Recap: Ok, so I did the exam Feb 4, had job interview Feb 13th, went back home to Jamaica, did interview for work permit (can't remember date, some time in April), got approved, arrived on the 24th of June, got work permit. 25th faxed a copy to CNO, applied for SIN that same day, got it on Saturday, July 4th. Called CNO on Friday, July 3, told me they sent my letter of consent (letter which requires your consent to abide by the rules as stipulated on the work permit)-see previous post on work permit restrictions. It was mailed, so I asked the agent if she could send a copy via email or fax, she did. Signed that, was accepted for review for the end of the month, but official letter will be received in mail and still needs to be signed and sent for their records. After they have reviewed the work permit, if approved, I should hopefully be getting my license by early August. So, let's see, that took, since exam Feb. 4, six months! Ok....I hope this info will help someone have an idea about the process in settling down in Canada. I hope others will continue to share just that. The process in settling down in Canada and the experiences that will help us/or anyone to better adjust or transition here. Doesn't have to be nurse related. Welcome experiences from all provincies: things we need, must haves etc., what never to leave at home, the most important thing we must know when moving here....
  7. I arrived in Canada on June 24, 2009 at ~7:45p. The immigration officer was really pleasant. She asked what was the purpose of my visit and took the paperwork and processed it. The work permit does have restrictions (as expected). 1. Unless authorized, you can't attend any educational institution and take any academic, professional or vocational training. (She gave an example that if I wanted to take french class for a couple of months that's fine, just not something that will issue a diploma/degree). 2.Not authorized to work in any other position other than stated. 3.Not authorized to work for any employer other than stated. 4.Not authorized to work in any location other than stated. 5. Must leave Canada by, stated. Day 2: June 25 Faxed a copy of my work permit to CNO (included a copy of the job offer). Applied for the SIN at Service Canada, not Service Ontario. I got the number not the card. The card will be sent to me in the mail within 1 -2 weeks. The rest I'll get done when I get to London. So far, so good.
  8. clay07

    Which is best province among the four?

    Loved it!!!!!!!!!!! I actually felt as though I was there. Good read. I don't think you strayed at all janfrn, you gave heart to the place so many of us are migrating to. Alot of us are leaving our comfort zone and travelling across the world to be amongst strangers; to somehow find our way and finally settle down. Your story and stories like yours bring a sense of warmth to this question mark and uncertainty that we are facing. Did I say- loved it???!!!!!!!!!! Well I did. Thanks again. Sorry I didn't get my hot chocolate, but once I started reading I couldn't stop.
  9. clay07

    Which is best province among the four?

    "...walking to the corner store with a wagon full of bottles to trade for penny candy." Was about to pull my legs up and read some more:hotchocolate:. Sounds like good read. Oh well...maybe later you'll sit back and write some more. But London sounds good, at least you made it sound that way. I barely had a chance to enjoy it as I only spent about 2 hours there for the interview at LHSC. I liked it. Intimate setting. Look forward to reading more (if you care to share).:teapot: Thanks for sharing.
  10. clay07

    Which is best province among the four?

    I can understand your point of view janfrn: I have been to a lot of major cities in the States and ended up choosing to go to Oklahoma (yes where the cowboys are) to study and live. Go figure. I love peace and quite. I love the strength a small town brings to the pot of stew, although its strength and existence is usually underminded/overlooked. That's why I chose London, I never heard of it before I applied to be assessed by CNO last year, then again I didn't know much about Canada, period. When I did, I started making plans around it (London, i.e.). I think it's about 2 & a 1/2 hrs outside of Toronto?! Toronto wasn't even an option for me. I smiled when you mentioned the traffic on the highway, I actually experienced that. I love fresh air, country air...crisp and void of the hovering cloud of dust and pollution usually present in major cities. Maybe London isn't as "country"...I guess in time I'll find my way around.
  11. That's great because I really was hoping to find something in walking distance. Not wanting any unnecessary expenses in this new move, so if everything is within walking distance...that's even better! So far the one's I've called, I've asked them how far they are from UWO and most are on average 5-10 mins drive away. That's not bad right? I'm still looking anyway, comparing prices and amenities.... Thanks janfrn. Appreciate it.
  12. Thanks guys. By narrowing my search with your suggestions, I found this link. Thanks alot! http://www.yellowpages.ca/search/si/1/apartments/london%2C+ontario
  13. hi silverdragon: no i haven't contacted local realtors. don't know who to contact as the search is so wide. i've googled the search but i still feel so cluless.
  14. hi janfrn: the university hospital.
  15. Hi all: URGENT!!!!! Please help me! I am an IEN moving to London, Ontario, to work at the London Health Sciences Centre. Is there anyone out there familiar with the area? I am looking for a one bedroom apartment, no room-mates, all utilities included, ensuite washer and dryer. Is there a website or apartments that you could recommend? I have found a few, but I wanted some recommendations. Thanks in advance! I appreciate it!