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  • Bill
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Ms Forward hit the nail right on the head!!! My daughter has been waiting 3 yrs for an opening to train for Nursing but to no avail. No room for her.

  • Ah
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Lots of other universities in Canada to obtain a degree in Nursing from. Crying about the educational system as a failing point is really falling on deaf ears Debbie. This is not a seat issue and you know it. Not very many new grads want to be part of the Union. That is the issue.

  • Pleasant Pat
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Those nurses are so giving and caring.

  • ROBROY
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    The nurses make me sick.All along it was patient care they were complaining about. Now that the LPNs are takng on a much larger and more responsible roll in patient care(which I might add are not being compensated for) The nurses are now looking at the leadership roll. Always looking for reasons for their cause.LPNS are doing meds, injections, dressings,on some floors are charge LPNs This is freeing the nurse for her leadership roll Come on Debbie Forward Grow up its time you looked at the LPNs that dirt under your feet and realize because that the Lpns increase in work load and responsibilities and training to come,the RNs and BNS will slowly erode the need for you guys

  • Nurse
    July 02, 2010 - 13:28

    I know nurses who are working part time and would love to increase their hours and even go full time. Perhaps they should offer full time positions to any part time nurse to relieve the overtime being forced on the full time staff..

  • Nancy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:28

    I am a General grad '91...I have been working in Houston since 1993. I know of many NF nurses who moved away years ago and sometimes we entertain moving home. We all have friends who stayed in the province so we are well aware of the working conditions that nurses have to endure. Moving home to work would be like going backwards....scheduling demands, overtime requirements, short-staffing and the abscence of RNA's and PCA's to perform non-nursing duties. I do believe the best thing the province can do is to increase seats to educate new nurses. It is unfortunate that the diploma schools were closed as this would not be an issue. NF is not the only place recruiting internationally....US hospitals spend large amounts of money to entice foreign nurses....it is very competitve and NF is a little fish in a big pond. This is not the answer.

  • Nancy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    ROBROY.....I assume you are an LPN. I think it is best if the province did utilize the LPNs more. ALthough the role of the RN and LPN have different responsibilities, if working under the supervision of RNs, both LPNs and RNAs can be valued members of the healthcare team. This would alleviate staffing issues and ultimately result in improved patient outcomes. On my unit we the PCAs and LPNs perform all ADLs, vital signs, lab draws and a variety of other tasks. This allows the RNs to carry out the duties only they can do. In the end the staff are less stressed and the patients receive better care. I do think you are a little hostile but this may be directly related to your own work experience. All members of the health care team are necessary to maintaining standards of care.

  • nalcor air H'ambulance
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    The more things move forward, the more they go backward on a go forward basis. These rulers are use to splittin hairs between say,sever pain and chronic pain. Would you expect anything less from this crowd. I heard the finance minister on CBC this morning speak about the doctors and he sounded like an old recording from a script wrote about 4 years proir. I can almost tell anyone what a member will say before they are even interviewed. If only they would apply the same attitude, language and mandate about say, the striking 14 workers on the burin. maybe we would be getting some where, or at least get the cart in drive.

  • M
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    Not that i'm against foreign RNs coming to this province, but i think that allowing someone to work on an interim licence, for up to 8 months is way too long a period of time. Just how do you know for sure that the person applying for an RN job, from another country, is actually an RN? Documents HAVE been forged in the past, back when a person didn't have to write the Canadian RN exams. Been there, worked with an imposter, and i don't want to even hear tell of a repeat.

    If an RN wants to work in this province, then have the Canadian RN exam done before you ever even think about practising here. If i'm not mistaken, you actually have to write/pass your American RN licence, before being allowed to work as an RN in that country. What's going on here? Some sort of regression? Or is the USA better able to protect it's people better, by assuring that those who claim to be RNs are actually RNs, before they touch a patient?

  • amazed
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Robroy;
    You will not find an LPN in an ICU, ER, or OR as the work is WAY beyond their scope.
    You fail.

  • will
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    I was very impressed with how unified they were as a group, Kennedy said afterwards. ------Intriguing! If ONLY you foresaw that during negotiations, instead of trying to be 'Mr. Big and 'Mr. Bigger'.....you'd have saved a lot of face and garnered some semblance of respect. Instead you still want to dictate what is 'best for all concerned'.....Just like St. Anthony's Air Ambulance....I wonder what size hat you wear these days.....

  • Bill
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Ms Forward hit the nail right on the head!!! My daughter has been waiting 3 yrs for an opening to train for Nursing but to no avail. No room for her.

  • Ah
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Lots of other universities in Canada to obtain a degree in Nursing from. Crying about the educational system as a failing point is really falling on deaf ears Debbie. This is not a seat issue and you know it. Not very many new grads want to be part of the Union. That is the issue.

  • Pleasant Pat
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Those nurses are so giving and caring.

  • ROBROY
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    The nurses make me sick.All along it was patient care they were complaining about. Now that the LPNs are takng on a much larger and more responsible roll in patient care(which I might add are not being compensated for) The nurses are now looking at the leadership roll. Always looking for reasons for their cause.LPNS are doing meds, injections, dressings,on some floors are charge LPNs This is freeing the nurse for her leadership roll Come on Debbie Forward Grow up its time you looked at the LPNs that dirt under your feet and realize because that the Lpns increase in work load and responsibilities and training to come,the RNs and BNS will slowly erode the need for you guys

  • Nurse
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    I know nurses who are working part time and would love to increase their hours and even go full time. Perhaps they should offer full time positions to any part time nurse to relieve the overtime being forced on the full time staff..

  • Nancy
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    I am a General grad '91...I have been working in Houston since 1993. I know of many NF nurses who moved away years ago and sometimes we entertain moving home. We all have friends who stayed in the province so we are well aware of the working conditions that nurses have to endure. Moving home to work would be like going backwards....scheduling demands, overtime requirements, short-staffing and the abscence of RNA's and PCA's to perform non-nursing duties. I do believe the best thing the province can do is to increase seats to educate new nurses. It is unfortunate that the diploma schools were closed as this would not be an issue. NF is not the only place recruiting internationally....US hospitals spend large amounts of money to entice foreign nurses....it is very competitve and NF is a little fish in a big pond. This is not the answer.

  • Nancy
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    ROBROY.....I assume you are an LPN. I think it is best if the province did utilize the LPNs more. ALthough the role of the RN and LPN have different responsibilities, if working under the supervision of RNs, both LPNs and RNAs can be valued members of the healthcare team. This would alleviate staffing issues and ultimately result in improved patient outcomes. On my unit we the PCAs and LPNs perform all ADLs, vital signs, lab draws and a variety of other tasks. This allows the RNs to carry out the duties only they can do. In the end the staff are less stressed and the patients receive better care. I do think you are a little hostile but this may be directly related to your own work experience. All members of the health care team are necessary to maintaining standards of care.

  • nalcor air H'ambulance
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    The more things move forward, the more they go backward on a go forward basis. These rulers are use to splittin hairs between say,sever pain and chronic pain. Would you expect anything less from this crowd. I heard the finance minister on CBC this morning speak about the doctors and he sounded like an old recording from a script wrote about 4 years proir. I can almost tell anyone what a member will say before they are even interviewed. If only they would apply the same attitude, language and mandate about say, the striking 14 workers on the burin. maybe we would be getting some where, or at least get the cart in drive.

  • M
    July 01, 2010 - 20:05

    Not that i'm against foreign RNs coming to this province, but i think that allowing someone to work on an interim licence, for up to 8 months is way too long a period of time. Just how do you know for sure that the person applying for an RN job, from another country, is actually an RN? Documents HAVE been forged in the past, back when a person didn't have to write the Canadian RN exams. Been there, worked with an imposter, and i don't want to even hear tell of a repeat.

    If an RN wants to work in this province, then have the Canadian RN exam done before you ever even think about practising here. If i'm not mistaken, you actually have to write/pass your American RN licence, before being allowed to work as an RN in that country. What's going on here? Some sort of regression? Or is the USA better able to protect it's people better, by assuring that those who claim to be RNs are actually RNs, before they touch a patient?

  • amazed
    July 01, 2010 - 20:00

    Robroy;
    You will not find an LPN in an ICU, ER, or OR as the work is WAY beyond their scope.
    You fail.

  • will
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    I was very impressed with how unified they were as a group, Kennedy said afterwards. ------Intriguing! If ONLY you foresaw that during negotiations, instead of trying to be 'Mr. Big and 'Mr. Bigger'.....you'd have saved a lot of face and garnered some semblance of respect. Instead you still want to dictate what is 'best for all concerned'.....Just like St. Anthony's Air Ambulance....I wonder what size hat you wear these days.....