filipino to migrate in Canada.... what to do to become a RN? - page 3

by dejavu88

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i am new to this forum. i am a r.n. in philippines and will migrate in canada (vancouver). i haven't actually practiced my profession as a nurse in hospital setting instead as a company nurse. actually i don't know have an... Read More


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    Quote from flying star
    <snip>sort of stepping stone ung australia thing ko..i graduated last 2006 so meaning i dont need to take any extra nursing units there ryt? only work experience you said..and the minimum is around 3 months tama ba? so u think its easier to go to canada from australia than from the phils o same lang? also, aroung how much ang total cash out if i migrate there from autralia? thanks! sorry dami kong questions
    Please refer to my post above regarding the use of English only on this discussion board. If you need to refresh your memory on the terms of service at allnurses.com, there is a link at the bottom of this and every page. Thank you.
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    Quote from flying star
    hi mctina_20..im actually interested also in working in canada as a nurse..im a 2nd courser and im waiting for my visa in australia to work as a nurse there also..there is a 6-week college training before i can be an australian nurse..so exams required, only ielts..i plan to work there first then eventually find work in vancouver

    posting edited to comply with the terms of service of this bulletin board. english only and no tagalog.

    the australian training program is actually six months, it is not six weeks. please check your information before signing to do anything. getting licensed in australia does not make things any faster for you to get licensed in canada. you are still going to need to write the canadian licensure exam, it is not waived for anyone.
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    Quote from mctina_20
    hello there.
    my husband and i came here in canada just this january 20 under working visa - the fastest way to go for Pinoy nurses rather than waiting for FSK approval.

    you must first apply for CRNBC registration, application fee is about canadian $250 which includes criminal check fee. im not sure if your being a company nurse would count. you need hospital exprience for at least 500 hours for the last 5 yrs or else you will need a refresher course if you graduated more than 5 years ago. once your credentials get approve - you will also pay for the interim/temporary permit for $30/month for max of 9 mos. unlike US, here you first must work for 3 mos b4 you can take ur licensure exam and you will wait for another 2-3 mos for the result of the exam.

    once you get approve for CRNBC registration, you can start applying in different hospitals.

    4 year nursing course is a must in BC and other provinces like Ontario.
    mctina,
    hello! I'm Nikka from the Philippines. Just want to ask...
    cause i graduated with a 4 year nursing course(BSN degree)
    and im planning to apply in Ontario, are they just the same in BC and in Ontario? Do i still need to take the licensure exam in Ontario? eventhough i am licensed here in the philippines?

    and hows the working condition in BC and in Ontario?
    do you have any idea?

    looking forward for your reply. Thank you and have a good day!:spin:
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    helo there,

    i just moved to canada last sunday, burnaby to be exact, and am now an immigrant here.

    I just graduated march of 2007 from cebu doctors' university and got my degree in BSN, i've taken the board exam just this june of 2007 but the results haven't come out yet so i don't know if i passed it or not. I have also taken my IELTS exam there last july before i left the country but again the results have not come out yet.

    My question is: is it possible for me to register for the CRNBC test? or do i have to be a REGISTERED NURSE there in the Philippines before I can apply for it? What if i didn't pass my board examination there... what do you suggest I do? also, i'm kind of stuck here at home.. i wanted to know what suggestions you could give me about possible work opportunities here that don't necessarily require me to have a license? i mean something close to my field i guess so it wouldn't be too hard for me to adjust to while waiting for the results or something and to just keep me busy..

    thanks so much for your time
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    You won't get authorization to write the CRNE if you aren't registered in your home country. Period. You also won't get authorization to write the CRNE until your education has been assessed by the licensing body in the province where you've applied and found to be equivalent. If you didn't pass the board exam in the Philippines, or the IELTS, you won't be given authorization to write the CRNE and will have to rewrite and pass. While you're waiting you could look into nursing assistant positions on a temporary basis to keep you busy and out of trouble.
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    Quote from janfrn
    You won't get authorization to write the CRNE if you aren't registered in your home country. Period. You also won't get authorization to write the CRNE until your education has been assessed by the licensing body in the province where you've applied and found to be equivalent. If you didn't pass the board exam in the Philippines, or the IELTS, you won't be given authorization to write the CRNE and will have to rewrite and pass. While you're waiting you could look into nursing assistant positions on a temporary basis to keep you busy and out of trouble.
    ok, thank you so much for the info
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    Hi, my brother passed his Nclex Exam but he has no Local board exam here in the Philippines, bec of severe retrogression for US Nurses, he plans to shift his focus, by applying in Alberta, will his Nlcex license be credited in Canada?
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    Quote from SilverSurfer
    Hi, my brother passed his Nclex Exam but he has no Local board exam here in the Philippines, bec of severe retrogression for US Nurses, he plans to shift his focus, by applying in Alberta, will his Nlcex license be credited in Canada?

    Please read previous threads above....
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    Quote from SilverSurfer
    Hi, my brother passed his Nclex Exam but he has no Local board exam here in the Philippines, bec of severe retrogression for US Nurses, he plans to shift his focus, by applying in Alberta, will his Nlcex license be credited in Canada?
    The NCLEX exam is the licensure exam only for the US, it is not good for working in the US. And if the rule is passing the local license, and the nurse was never in the US, then this does not meet the requirement for Canada.

    If you trained in PI, then the nurse needs to take and pass the NLE exam before they will be permitted to write the Canadian exam.
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    Quote from nikka00
    mctina,
    hello! I'm Nikka from the Philippines. Just want to ask...
    cause i graduated with a 4 year nursing course(BSN degree)
    and im planning to apply in Ontario, are they just the same in BC and in Ontario? Do i still need to take the licensure exam in Ontario? eventhough i am licensed here in the philippines?

    and hows the working condition in BC and in Ontario?
    do you have any idea?

    looking forward for your reply. Thank you and have a good day!:spin:
    The provinces each have different requirements, and your training from your program needs to be equivalent to what is needed for the one that you want. Having the BSN does not guarantee that all of your training will be accepted.

    And yes, the NLE and license in PI does not give you licensure in Canada. You will need to have your credentials assessed, and then have to be given permission to write the Canadian exam, and it is only given three times per year, not like the NCLEX which is given almost daily.

    Suggest that you do some reading on this forum, there are links to the nursing board for Ontario and you will need to start the process with them before being able to do a thing.
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