I still consider myself a new grad since I have not been able to get a steady job as a RN in Canada (Toronto) for about >2 years. All that is being offered is agency work. I feel that it is dangerous as I have gone into hospitals, LTC homes expecting an orientation, get nothing and I am left alone. LTC is very easy to miss giving medications which I have done in both the hospital and LTC. I keep trying to apply to hospitals all over but can't seem to get in anywhere. I've just decided to get my NCLEX. Any suggestions about how to work in LTC or hospitals through agency, when my experience leaving school was Public Health (which doesn't help in terms of clinical skills but cannot afford to do any courses right now) I wish I could afford to say no when an agency calls, but as we all know, need to make a living. I am afraid, I don't want to loose my license, especially in this manner.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!?