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loriangel14 RN

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

I am an RPN in Ontario Canada. I am a single mom of two girls.

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    CPNRE - test times

    Tests are usually June, September and January.
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    Care Partners?

    Just a visiting nurse in the community. Glad to hear positive feedback. Fingers crossed. I only applied yesterday.
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    Care Partners?

    Thanks for the reply. I did spend 8 years as a PSW in the community before I was an RPN so I am used to the sights ( and smells) of the community. You never know what you are walking into. I feel fairly confident of working on my own since I have over 10 years of experience. I am considering giving community a try. I just quit a retirement home job that was a nightmare. I'm still trying to find something that is the right fit for me.
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    Care Partners?

    Did you enjoy it? Were they supportive?
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    Care Partners?

    Has anyone here worked for Care Partners? Specifically in Ontario? I've heard mixed reviews.
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    Dealing with death

    Palliative care is a very special job. You are assisting the patient on their final journey. Emotion is fine as long as it doesn't interfere with you being professional. The best you can do is make sure the patient is comfortable ( pain meds, especially before cares). Do good mouth care and keep them clean and dry. Before doing cares talk to them and let them know you are there and what you are going to do. Talk to them even if they seem unresponsive.
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    Do I have what it takes to be a nurse?

    Yeah multitasking and getting yelled at are part of the package, so is stress.You need to be thick skinned. Not all places have 12 hour shifts so don't get too hung up on the idea that you will only work 3 days a week.
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    Can't find a JOB DONT EVER DO THE RPN PROGRAM IN CANADA

    Yeah I moved north of the city and there are all kinds of jobs.
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    How much orientation?

    I quit already lol.
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    How much orientation?

    Yeah I figure it will just take time. I hope I don't get sacked before that.
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    How much orientation?

    Yeah coming from the hospital not having any way to really identify anyone kind of makes me uncomfortable.
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    How much orientation?

    I'm hoping that you nurses familiar with LTC can give me some advice. After working in a hospital for 10 years I have recently started a new job in a LTC facility. I will be responsible for 27 residents. How much orientation should I expect? I'm feeling very overwhelmed. Yesterday I did an 8 hour shift and another today, both times with the same nurse. Today she was complaining that I was still having to ask who the residents were. Really? They have no means of identification besides some poor photos with their MARs. 27 people that are completely new to me, plus a new routine and charting. Plus there has been no real orientation to the charting. Am I overreacting? I just feel stupid.
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    How much orientation?

    I'm hoping that you nurses familiar with LTC can give me some advice. After working in a hospital for 10 years I have recently started a new job in a LTC facility. I will be responsible for 27 residents. How much orientation should I expect? I'm feeling very overwhelmed. Yesterday I did an 8 hour shift and another today, both times with the same nurse. Today she was complaining that I was still having to ask who the residents were. Really? They have no means of identification besides some poor photos with their MARs. 27 people that are completely new to me, plus a new routine and charting. Plus there has been no real orientation to the charting. Am I overreacting?
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    LPN - CLPNA complaint close stays on record?

    In Ontario it will still show up online even after you complete online requirement. Prospective employers can see it.
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    Advice please

    My previous employer allowed me to work a paid shift up in day surgery and all I did was start IVs all day. It helped a lot.
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    RN in France or Italy?

    Do you speak fluent French or Italian? Getting a work permit will be a hurdle.
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