Friday, May 24, 2013

GNIE: RN job search - Update 4

Update based on the grapevine, as of today: Of our cohort of 26 GNIE graduates who passed the CRNE (i.e. eligible for full practicing licence with the CRNBC), 14 (or 54%) have found Registered Nurse jobs.

Acute care: 7 (including 1 in private agency)
Residential care: 3 (including 2 in private agencies)
Home nursing: 4 (all in private agencies)

  • The above data is amongst those that we know/hear from.
  • Since some of the above are in casual or part-time jobs, some are holding more than one job. 
  • In order to avoid double-counting of those who are holding more than 1 job, I have simply classified each person holding multiple jobs in only 1 of the following category (in order of decreasing priority): Acute care, Residential care, and Home nursing.

As for me, I received a casual RN job offer from a home nursing organization. [This is in addition to a casual Care Aide job offer at a residential care facility.] I am very thankful to my references, it seems that they tilted the hiring strongly in my favour. The recruiters from both agencies sounded really happy and told me that they received "wonderful" and/or "very good" references of me when they called me for the job offers.


  1. Congrats on overcoming the odds of getting employed when the nursing profession seems so saturated in Canada! =)

    1. Hi Seraphim, Thanks for your well wishes and encouragement. :)

  2. Congratulations! Glad for you. You will surely exceed expectations in your profession :)

    1. Hi Anonymous at Saturday, May 25, 2013 6:33:00 PM,

      Thanks for visiting, your encouragement and well wishes. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I would carry a good name for my nursing school(s) given the fabulous instructors that I've had.

      Cheers, WD.