loriangel14 RN

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    CPNRE - test times

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

    Did you enjoy it? Were they supportive?
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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, especia...
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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?

    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 feel...
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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 feel...
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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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    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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    BScN straight to NP

    Why would you even want to skip directly to an NP program with NO nursing experience? How much professional experience/judgement will you have? Work for a few years first.
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    Can I still be a nurse if I have a record?

    If you weren't convicted it likely won't affect schooling. I have a friend that became a nurse with a conviction of theft under 5000. Best bet is to check with the school. They will be able to give you the best answer.
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    Timing of PRN pain meds to scheduled meds

    I have many patients that receive the short acting along with the long acting regularly. If the scheduled ones are long acting they aren't going to have an immediate effect. I would give any PRN about an hour before using a stronger one.
  20. Oh heavens my social circle is mostly coworkers. We are close and hang out all the time. Parties, lunch and we vacation together
  21. Why would you major in something else first? Just do the prerequisites and apply to the BSN
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    Night shift schedule?

    I eat before I leave for work, so 1700-1730. Then I munch whenever I can at work. I take fruit, veggies and salads. When I get home I have tea and toast or some porridge and go to bed.
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    Being Managed By Someone Younger

    It never really occurred to me this was an issue. I don't care if someone is younger. I was 41 when I started so many are younger than me.
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    What Do You Do When Co-Worker Falls Asleep on Night Shift?

    I work mostly nights and we all sleep during our breaks. We get 2 hours
  25. No. Even if you worked for an agency you would still need to meet the requirements