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Typically Registered Practical Nurses (or RPNs) work on the frontline, caring for a wide range of patients at all stages of life. If you live in Ontario your title is RPN but if you’re anywhere else in Canada you practice under LPN (short for licensed practical nurse). RPNs and LPNs are basically two different names for the same role. So, how much is an RPN salary in Ontario? As sources vary slightly we’ve gone ahead and...
If you’re looking for a change or new challenge in your nursing career, you may want to consider travel nursing . Maybe you’ve heard of this field and haven’t taken the time to look into it, or you know other nurses who have been enjoying it. Whatever the case may be, this mini guide is the perfect place to learn more.  We discuss what a travel nurse is, who travel nursing is best for, the benefits and salary of...
LPNs work under the supervision or NPs, RNs and doctors and care for a wide range of patients - at all stages of life. As an LPN you’re likely to take vital signs, collect samples, make sure your patient is comfortable and administer any medication. So how much does an LPN make in Canada? Of course, i t all depends on where you live, how much experience you have and exactly what facility or location you’re working at...
The coronavirus pandemic has shifted the way many industries are working, including health care. As a nurse, you may never have considered the possibility that you can do your job remotely from home . If you want a change from bedside nursing or a medical office environment, then Telehealth in nursing may be your solution.  Using technology, Telehealth connects patients with their health care providers when they aren’t in...
Whether you’re a studying NP trying to decide where to work after graduation, or you’re already a practicing NP who’s curious of other provincial nurse practitioner salaries, this article outlines the average salary of NPs across Canada. Since sources vary slightly we’ve gone ahead and compiled a list for you with some approximate average figures to give you a better idea of what is reasonable to expect. Salaries are...
If you’re interested in the exciting field of Aesthetic Nursing - It’s understandable. It‘s a growing field that can be challenging, rewarding, and lucrative! In fact, Aesthetics is one of the fastest growing nursing specialities in Canada with great job prospects . The Regulated Health Professionals role in Aesthetics is increasing in scope and complexity. Having the interest and education will facilitate both entry into...
If you’re an RN, you’ve received a generalist nursing education and have likely been gaining general experience with various types of medical issues in your career. However, as time passes and you learn new skills and get exposed to different ailments and patients, you may realize you’d like to hone in on specific specialties of nursing. There are numerous nursing specialties in Canada and practice areas that RNs can...
How exciting! You’re ready to make a big change in your career and looking for a new challenge . You’ve got the support of your colleagues and your family but perhaps feel some trepidation. You may be asking yourself, Is this really what I want? What questions will they ask during the interview? How should I prepare? Do I have the right skill sets? These are all important questions and you’ll want to spend some time...
Nursing associations across Canada (except for Quebec) require nursing applicants to have an undergraduate degree in nursing to enter the field as a Registered Nurse (RN). The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario points out that the reason for this is that nurses with this level of education are best able to provide safe, ethical, cost-effective and high-quality nursing care for Canadians . Nurses need a well-rounded undergrad...
Do you recall thinking in nursing school ‘I wish we had more courses on spreadsheets, statistics, and forecasting’? Or were you, like many of us, focused on learning what you needed to know to pass the nerve-racking licensure exam and get a job? Nursing school curriculum is heavy on clinical content and schools are motivated to equip new graduates with the core competencies required to enter practice. Very few Bachelor of...
Are you a nurse working outside of Canada? Have you been thinking about moving and  wondering what the requirements are in Canada for nursing? This mini guide will walk you through each step you need to take so you know exactly how to become a nurse in Canada . We talk about what the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) is as well as specific nursing types such as RN, RPN and LPN and each one’s nursing requirements, the...