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  1. Pre-calculation of emergency meds?

    We have a computer program that we enter the patient's weight into and a list of pre-calculated emergency medication doses and volumes (for standard concentrations). 2 copies of our emergency med list stay at the bedside- one for the code team leade...
  2. Good Level 2 NICUs in the GTA for a New Grad?

    Credit Valley has a pretty large level 2 NICU. Others in Toronto/GTA that I can think of are Humber River, Toronto East General, Brampton, Etobicoke General, North York General, Oakville etc. Some of these NICUs/SCNs are quite small however with mini...
  3. Commute Time

    Absolutely no traffic (i.e. Sunday mornings) it's 25-30 mins door to door. Average daily commute is about 45 minutes but it is not uncommon for it to be upwards of 1-1.5hrs depending on traffic, road closures etc. Definitely not ideal.
  4. New Grad Peds CTICU

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital has an online encyclopedia of congenital heart defects with information on diagnosis/treatment/management etc. with videos that you might find helpful!
  5. Midwives and Nurses

    Here in Ontario nursing and midwifery are totally independent career paths. Midwifery is not a field/branch within nursing like it is in other countries.
  6. I think for me it would have to be NotReady4PrimeTime. I'm still a student (starting my final semester preceptorship next week on a peds transplant unit!) but I know that peds nursing is where I want to be. I have spent lots of time reading the PICU ...
  7. Alberta After Degree program, moving to Ontario.

    Check out information on the Nursing Graduate Guarantee here in Ontario- it's open to all Canadian new graduate nurses within 6 months of graduation (you can work on a temporary license with the College of Nurses of Ontario for the NGG but I'm not ex...
  8. Ontario Second-Entry Nursing

    Humber has a collaboration with the University of New Brunswick so all BN students (whether it is second-entry, generic 4 year program or RPN bridging program) will get a degree from UNB. You can definitely apply for Masters programs with this degree...
  9. Ontario Second-Entry Nursing

    December 2018
  10. Worried about phenergan IV push

    I've never given it or received it myself, but I've heard that it's a seriously painful injection. A friend of mine mentioned that it felt like her backside was on fire for AGES after it.
  11. 1/30 This week I learned: you suck, EMTALA.

    1) It's a lot harder to keep a nebulizer mask on a 30 day old baby than I anticipated! 2) I want to quit my part time retail job sooooo bad. It is getting to be too much with school and clinical and work that I feel like I have no time for ME. Too ba...
  12. Ontario Second-Entry Nursing

    I didn't because of the mix up with my transcript. They basically told me I could either wait until my transcript was "official" and see if there were still any spots available then (which there probably wouldn't have been), take an acceptance for a ...
  13. Euthanasia! your opinions needed please

    Last year the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously that Canadians should have the right to physician-assisted suicide. I support this decision and firmly believe that under the right circumstances individuals with chronic, progressive and debili...
  14. Ontario Second-Entry Nursing

    1) I honestly don't even remember my gpa from my previous degree haha I think my cumulative was around a B+ and last two years around an A-? 2) I got accepted in April I think? They do rolling admissions so people could be admitted all the way until ...
  15. Can a RPN become a midwife ?

    No, there's three midwifery programs in Ontario (Ryerson, Laurentian and McMaster) and they are all 4 year Bachelor's degrees (previous nursing background plays no part in becoming a midwife in Ontario for the most part). There is one very small prog...
  16. Ontario Second-Entry Nursing

    Hey guys, I'm currently in my last year of the second entry program at UNB/Humber so if you have any questions at all let me know! :)
  17. Can a RPN become a midwife ?

    It is possible for you to become a midwife but it will require furthering your education substantially. In Ontario, the entry to practice for midwives is a bachelor's degree from one of the accredited university midwifery programs. There are no bridg...
  18. Myths about Midwifery

    Here in Ontario (and perhaps all of Canada? not too sure), midwifery is a direct-entry baccalaureate degree distinct from nursing. They have to meet certain clinical and educational requirements and will then be eligible to write the national registr...
  19. 1. Keeping up with readings/notes/studying is SO much easier when you're actually interested in what you're learning. 2. It's an amazing feeling to get into the clinical placement I really wanted (pediatric medical floor!) this semester. I really hop...
  20. Where can I go to.....

    I'm still a student, but one I learned about in class is the Cochrane Collaboration. From what I understand, it's an organization that reviews and organizes research and comes up with evidence-based conclusions on the topics to help guide the practic...
  21. Do RNs get extra pay for working with students?

    I just finished my maternal child clinical placement and the nurses on the labour & delivery unit DID get paid a little extra for having students working with them, whereas the nurses on the postpartum unit did not get any extra compensation. Th...
  22. Bachelor of Science vs. Bachelor of Nursing

    The program I am currently taking is a Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degree, whereas most of the surrounding schools provide Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN). We're told that the only difference is the wording of the degree based on what the institut...
  23. Humber College Second Entry (2015)

    You won't be signing up for the prep classes, the school signs you up for them automatically. Unfortunately, last year we didn't get our schedule until about a week or two before the semester actually started. And also I'm pretty sure that if you hav...
  24. Ontario Second-Entry Nursing (2015)

    The same thing happened to me last year...my final grades for my last semester weren't official from my school until June so they gave me the alternate offer and told me to apply again for the next year when my grades would be official (although I ac...
  25. Humber College Second Entry (2015)

    Yep, lots of people work during the program (myself included). If you're good at time management and have a job that is relatively flexible it is not too difficult to manage (at least thus far).