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Whether you’re thinking about becoming a nurse or you’re already in the field and are looking to advance your career, there are many different types of nurses and roles to consider. There are even other related fields in healthcare that you could get into. With so many possibilities you might feel overwhelmed and not exactly sure which path to take.  We’ve outlined the different types of nurses below and the steps...
What’s the secret to working nights? Unfortunately, there’s no one trick, as it’s not a one size fits all scenario. As a night shift nurse, you’re going to have to take the time to get to know your sleep patterns so you can maximize your productivity and become the night owl you’ve always dreamt of !  In all seriousness - whether you prefer working nights or you dread sleeping during the day when everyone...
Head nurses supervise and coordinate nursing teams made up of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. They are in managerial positions and are expected to work closely with upper management and doctors. If you’re looking to transition into a head nurse role you typically need to have clinical experience working as a registered nurse for at least several years , and while not mandatory, having management certifications is...
Working as a Personal Care worker (PSW) is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working in healthcare but either doesn’t have the time (or funding) to attend nursing school. It’s a great opportunity to gain experience and many PSWs go on to become licensed practical nurses or even nurse practitioners . Even if your ultimate plan is not to continue your education, working as a PSW can not only be rewarding but...
It can be challenging to find a nursing job, whether you are a recent graduate or experienced healthcare professional. In order to land an interview for the role you want you need a clear and compelling nursing resume that reflects your education, skills, and accomplishments while addressing your desired employer’s requirements . Being specific and targeted with this will help you stand out from the pool of equally qualified...
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...
Working through the holidays as a nurse is somewhat expected - and while probably not every single year -  you’re definitely going to get your fair share of holiday shifts. Whether this is a blessing (say if you’re not a holiday fan) or a curse (for example, if you have kids), working over the holidays, whether you love it or hate it, has an impact. If you tend to love the holiday season, or just the extra time off, and...
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...