I work in Acute Care in Canada. The only way to become a nurse is a two year PN programme or four year BScN.
i push the same drugs as the RNs on my unit. I carry the same patient load. I report only to the Charge as do the RNs. Our assignments are by room block, so if ou patients change during the shift we deal with it. Fresh ICU discharge? We take them.
The main difference between the two nurses on my unit? LPNs can’t SPIIKE Travisol or blood bags.
I wish I could say, I can’t look after patient X, because of expected outcome. Did try it once, my Manager just looked at me and said you or a new grad RN? I’d rather have you care for the patient, you know what you are doing.
Fiona59 replied to SafetyNurse1968's topic in Nurses
My hospital has been doing fecal transplants for over a decade. Donors are screened staff members. The capsules are used more than the frozen slurry. I do remember when it was first introduced, the slurry was administered via ng.
No cost to the patient, it’s provided treatment under universal healthcare
Nurse did not get fired for being totally nasty human being and verbally and mentally abusing her coworkers. She's sweet as fructose to her managers and belittles coworkers within earshot of patients. An entire shift loathes her.
But hey, she has a license and a pulse.
Managers at my site are antsy with the change in government. Casuals are being encouraged to apply for any sized fte posted.
I wouldn't move without a written offer, and even then I'd be cautious because even though the government said they won't be cutting front line staff, I don't know any healthcare worker who believes them.
The general public has no place on this forum.
It's for nurses, nursing students, NAs, PSW, advanced practice nurses.
I don't go to military, police, doctors, or whatever forums that are specialized to through in my 50cents on how I think they should behave.
And I fully expect a lecture on my bad attitude from certain posters.
Canada phased out the diploma RN in 2009. Anyone graduating after that date has a BScN or BSN. The RN's without a degree were grandfathered in and as far as I know, they make $1/hour less than a degree holder.
Canadian nursing education may appear similar to US but in reality it is very different.
The RN designation is only available after completing a four year degree. There is no diploma or hospital based RN programme.
The LPN designation is only available after a 2+ year college education. Unlike in the US where it can be done in as little as nine months.
Fiona59 replied to Beautiful Ladybug's topic in Canada
How far into the nursing degree are you? If not that far in walk away.
To get the desired non-bedside jobs, you need experience. Time as a student will rarely cut it when it comes to interviews.
You could always try pharmaceutical sales.
The Cannabis clinics in my area tend to hire LPNs.
THey have to give us something! They rarely communicate by actual letter anymore. Want us to get magazine in the online format because it's more eco friendly and they'd save on postage!
There is no chance I'd look at the online magazine.