Wednesday, May 18, 2005


Nurse Nellie has been busy lately upgrading from an old lap top to a new “fancier” lap top. Sometimes nursing/health care reminds me a little of computers -forever changing.

Lets take Canada for example, we have had more changes in health care in the past ten years than you can shake a stick at, but is it really any better, or have we just rearranged things to benefit those who make the real bucks off health, the pharmaceutical companies. Apparently we have a nursing shortage/health care crisis in Canada, and I would say this is probably true. But the question is why do we have this crisis?

One Factor
“Entrance to practice” when you require a four year university degree to write your RN’s you suddenly have less folks interested in taking on this job.

Why spend four years in university in order to work,
-weekends and holidays
why not take something that does not require this kind of working environment, like teaching-weekends off, no nights and nice long summer holidays, plus no killing yourself to drive to the hospital during a blizzard just to report for work.

Result Less Registered Nurses


At 3:41 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Nellie,

Doen't Canada have the two year associate degree in nursing? I think our community colleges are doing yeoman's work in helping our nursing shortage. Many of these ADN grads go on to get their BSN degrees.

Just curious.


At 2:42 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there ...

Found you through another journal.

I couldn't agree more. I just finished my third year ... Really looking forward to just getting on w/ it already.

I heard that they had crazy amounts of people looking to do RPN courses instead ... People who would've gone the RN route otherwise.

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