joanna73 BSN, RN


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joanna73 is a BSN, RN and specializes in geriatrics.

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    MD degree and lost my LPN license in BC

    Just wondering how you can graduate as an MD with a diploma? MD (I'm assuming you mean medical doctor?) is essentially a Ph.D. The requirements are strict as far as nursing is concerned. Unless you fulfill the hour requirement, you will be required t...
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    I can't find a JOB!! I'm so discouraged

    I realize it's not going to be easy, but you will likely continue to face roadblocks if you don't relocate soon. Unfortunately, you're now an "old" new grad in the eyes of employers, who can afford to be selective. The GTA has been a tough market for...
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    I can't find a JOB!! I'm so discouraged

    If it's at all possible for you to relocate, I would strongly consider it. Guelph is still part of the extended GTA and all of those surrounding cities are saturated with applicants. Small towns and remote areas to the north are always looking. Not i...
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    Advice for a New Nursing Student

    What Lori said.... Start studying/ reading early so you aren't pulling all nighters. Organization including your version of a to-do list is essential. Find time for fun too (why planning is needed). Many of us worked throughout our programs and still...
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    Nursing Boards control of Nurses

    Some posters have referenced the Code of Ethics, and "nowhere does it say...." We are bound by the Code of Ethics and the standards set forth by each Provincial licensing body. There are very clear guidelines about what the SRNA considers professiona...
  6. That's why I prefaced my post with "It depends where you live" In Canada, PT and OT are Masters degrees.
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    Please review my cover letter

    OP, I'll be honest. As a hiring manager, if I received a cover letter that explained personal information or referred to expertise (which as a new grad you do not have in nursing), I would put your letter aside. Competition is fierce. Be very specifi...
  8. Depends where you live. It's actually not as uncommon as you might think. I have known of a couple of nurses who went on to do their OT or PT. Both are two year Masters programs and a health background is preferred entry to the program. I considered...
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    Please review my cover letter

    Agreed. Your cover letter is too long. 3 concise paragraphs and a closing line is all you need. Also, you should try to link the mission and values of the company in some fashion. Employers want to know in concrete terms how your credentials will ...
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    Working at LTC- What is your daily routine?

    The routines vary according to the facility. Find out how and where you can access key policies and procedures, including your parenteral manual (usually online). Your facility likely uses a daily communication book or sheet where staff can record pe...
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    Nursing Boards control of Nurses

    Exactly Ruby. You can say whatever you like on facebook, including criticizing the care provided. The fact that she identified as an RN got her in hot water. Some of those nurses got wind of her post and reported her to SRNA. They were then obligate...
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    Nursing Boards control of Nurses

    I can see both sides. HOWEVER, the policies and procedures governing nursing in Canada are very clear about social media use, particularly over the last 5 years. Every month there are disciplinary notices posted in the nursing magazine that I receiv...
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    Nursing Boards control of Nurses

    Canadian nurses are governed according to the standards and guidelines set forth by the College of Nurses (in this case SRNA) and the Code of Ethics. Because she openly criticized other RNs and informed the public on social media that she was an RN, ...
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    Nursing Boards control of Nurses

    The nurse in question has been licensed for 12 years. It's not as though she's a recent grad who could plead ignorance. The standards and the code of ethics are very clear as well, and I'm speaking as a Canadian educated nurse. She likely wasn't thin...
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    Nursing Boards control of Nurses

    She should have followed proper channels (not Facebook) to lodge a complaint. We are all well aware of the potential repercussions of social media. Time after time, there are similar disciplinary accounts reported in our nursing magazines. IMO, it ju...

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