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    Foreign Educated Canadian RN wants to work in USA

    I didn't say your comments were not helpful. It's just that some previous comments (not you) sounded condescending. But hey I might have taken it in a different way or so. I appreciate all the comments here regardless. I mentioned "USA" coz i'm still deciding which state to go for. I've been considering Texas, Nevada and Minessotta. I've done my research for each state, and still gathering all the requirements. And I was wondering if somebody had at least a similar situation as mine, i'm not saying that I would just rely on other people's experience/words. Anyways, I'm just saying my point and why I made that comment. And I appreciate everybody's insight.
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    Foreign Educated Canadian RN wants to work in USA

    *i meant thread* sorry
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    Foreign Educated Canadian RN wants to work in USA

    Ok got it! Thanks! Finally somebody who actually made a helpful comment. I've read some threat about IEN in Texas got exempted because they were able to provide certification that English was the language used in teaching and textbooks used in the nursing program. Not that I want to bypass the English exam, but it would be nice to save time and money. But I think I'll just do it either way since majority of the states require it.
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    Foreign Educated Canadian RN wants to work in USA

    Well obviously I know that I can't be licensed in USA, same as you can't be licensed in "Canada". What I'm asking is general since every BON 's basic requirements are almost the same.
  5. Hi everyone! I'm wondering if there's anyone that has the same case as mine. I am an foreign educated nurse (Philippines) who is now Canadian citizen and licensed and working as an RN here in Ontario, Canada or 3.5 years. I would like to work or get licensed in USA. Here are my questions: 1. Do I still need to renew my Philippine nursing license for CGFNS reference? My dilemma is i haven't renewed my license since 2012 so it would be a lengthy process if I do need to. 2. Is there any way I can bypass the English proficiency? Maybe get a certificate that method of teaching and materials were delivered in English? -- Can't CNO just submit my language proficiency result to the licensing state? 3. Any Canadians there who moved to USA? What were your experiences with regards to finding employer/recruiter or migrating? Any response would really be appreciated. Thank you so much!
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    Pediatric Nurse need help with Adult IV insertion

    Thanks bebbercorn! Well yea, I guess I'm psyching myself. Besides it was my first try and I kinda got frustrated right away and just let my preceptor take it away. I was nervous of not getting it the second time. Hopefully I'll get more chances next time.
  7. Hello there, I'm a NICU/Peds nurse with 4yrs experience and so far I can say that I'm comfortable with IV inserts on peds and neonates. But to be honest, the largest gauge I've used on a peds pt is gauge22. Anyways, I recently took a casual position on a Pediatric floor that actually receives off-service Gyne patients! I didn't know about this until I was orientated on the floor. To be honest I don't mind taking care of them I'm only a little uncomfortable doing IV sticks on them. One day, on my orientation we received a patient that needs bloodwork and IV. I insisted to try it out, and my preceptor asked me to use gauge20 instead. Of course I'm not used to this HUGE bore, even a gauge22 is already so big. I tried on the AC. I saw the vein but it was a little flat, not as juicy but my preceptor recommended to start it on the non dominant arm of the patient. In my mind, this shouldn't be difficult I've started IV's on the smallest veins and why couldn't I miss on big adult veins. And of course, first stick no flashback and I had to fish a little bit got flashback but flow is not good and I knew I missed it! Tried to flush it and of course it's interstitial. Holy crap! Was I ever frustrated! My preceptor might be thinking how come Im bad with IV's with all that 4yr experience. I'm not used to adult iv inserts. I think I went to superficial, I'm still applying my NICU/paeds tricks on an adult ivs. Also, I'm so used to having another person with me to assist in IV insert. Like we do in paeds/nicu we got another person to assist me. I guess I'm not used to the independent IV starts too. I'm kinda frustrated. Now I'm looking into IV therapy course to brush up my adult iv sticks . Anybody had the same experience? Can you give me some tips on how to adjust when it comes to doing adult IV's?
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    Am I crazy?

    Am I crazy if I switch my specialty from NICU/Paeds to Adult ICU? I've always had this inner battle in my mind. I've been working in NICU for 4 years. 1 year being purely NICU 2B-2C, and 3 years working as a float between 2 hospitals both in paediatrics and NICU. Don't get me wrong I love what I do, I love my patients I like taking care of neonates and pediatric population. However, I'm getting tired of being thrown everywhere. Being a float is very challenging, especially now that management has been cost cutting everybody is being burnt out, a lot of sick calls and people leaving the department. And the sense of belongingness in one department is non existent. While getting a full time NICU position is near to impossible too, because seniority is always followed. I don't want to leave my hospital since I don't want to lose my seniority (and the fact that Canada is laying off nurses). Ever since, a part of me also wants to try out adult and try other department. I've always had desire to try critical care or ED. I've done continuing education courses like Cardiology Nursing 1 and 2, ACLS and now I'm currently doing Introduction to Critical Care. Now my hospital has opened 12 FT lines with educational sponsorship for the whole Critical Care Nursing Program 14weeks paid education. This is something my department doesn't have--Educational support for staff. I feel like ICU and ED has so much educational support and budget. Has anybody tried this major change? or went from Adult ICU to NICU. What were the biggest challenges that you've encountered, aside from holding a 900g premie to moving a 200lb adult (vise versa).
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    Am I crazy?

    Am I crazy if I switch from NICU/Paeds to Adult ICU? I've always had this inner battle in my mind. I've been working in NICU for 4 years. 1 year being purely NICU 2B-2C, and 3 years working as a float between 2 hospitals both in paediatrics and NICU. Don't get me wrong I love what I do, I love my patients I like taking care of neonates and pediatric population. However, I'm getting tired of being thrown everywhere. Being a float is very challenging, especially now that management has been cost cutting everybody is being burnt out, a lot of sick calls and people leaving the department. And the sense of belongingness in one department is non existent. While getting a full time NICU position is near to impossible too, because seniority is always followed. I don't want to leave my hospital since I don't want to lose my seniority (and the fact that Canada is laying off nurses). Ever since, a part of me also wants to try out adult and try other department. I've always had desire to try critical care or ED. I've done continuing education courses like Cardiology Nursing 1 and 2, ACLS and now I'm currently doing Introduction to Critical Care. Now my hospital has opened 12 FT lines with educational sponsorship for the whole Critical Care Nursing Program 14weeks paid education. This is something my department doesn't have--Educational support for staff. I feel like ICU and ED has so much educational support and budget. Has anybody tried this major change? What were the biggest challenges that you've encountered, aside from holding a 900g premie to moving a 200lb adult.
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    CRNE OCTOBER 2012

    Yup Fiona is right I'm an IEN from Philippines. I applied for both RPN and RN assessment. I have BScN in Philippines and worked for a year there, that's why my credentials apply for both. But eventually, I resigned my RPN license. lol. There's no point of maintaining both if I'm not practicing RPN anyways.
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    I cried during my interview

    Well mine is different. It was something related to patient care and in a positve way. I told them I feel rewarded and fulfilled as a nurse see that patient very healthy now and how that experience made me more passionate about NICU nursing. The neonatalogist overheard the interview from the door and jokingly asked my interviewers if that was an interview or if they bit me or something, then we all laughed.
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    I cried during my interview

    Hi everyone, I just wanna share my experience during my interview recently. So I had an interview for level 3 NICU. They asked me what made me passionate about NICU and I shared them my patient experience about a premie who I really touched my heart when I worked in NICU. I told them that being in NICU is very rewarding. I've seen this baby ventilated and went through everything. And I felt so fulfilled as a nurse to see her so healthy and smiling that I helped her get better. Then sudenly tears fell from my eyes, and yes I cried. I felt kinda embarassed in front of my 4 interviewers. There were 4 of them, I saw a lot of reaction. They were really nice and jolly. Although I didn't know if they found it funny or if they think I looked stupid. But they reassured me that it's okay, coz they've seen a few who also cried during an interview. Now, I don't know if that would make or break my chance for the position. I really don't know. Hopefully I get it, I felt that I answered their questions pretty well. Anyways, I'm just venting. I just wanna know what you think about my experience. Or if some of you had the same experience.
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    I cried during my interview

    Hi everyone, I just wanna share my experience during my interview recently. So I had an interview for level 3 NICU. They asked me what made me passionate about NICU and I shared them my patient experience about a premie who I really touched my heart when I worked in NICU. I told them that being in NICU is very rewarding. I've seen this baby ventilated and went through everything. And I felt so fulfilled as a nurse to see her so healthy and smiling that I helped her get better. Then sudenly tears fell from my eyes, and yes I CRIED. I felt kinda embarassed in front of my 4 interviewers. There were 4 of them, I saw a lot of reaction. They were really nice and jolly. Although I didn't know if they found it funny or if they think I looked stupid. But they reassured me that it's okay, coz they've seen a few who also cried during an interview. Now, I don't know if that would make or break my chance for the position. I really don't know. Hopefully I get it, I felt that I answered their questions pretty well. Anyways, I'm just venting. I just wanna know what you think about my experience. Or if some of you had the same experience.
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    Which is the best CRNE Prep School in Toronto?

    Nope. you have to book your CLBA appointment to your nearest Newcomer Information Centre (NIC). Google CLBA, then you will find out which one is near you. It's a 3-hr exam with oral, written and listening parts.
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