filipino to migrate in Canada.... what to do to become a RN? - page 26

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. ... Read More

  1. by   annjo
    thank you so much for the answers..
  2. by   stef_08
    hello, if CRNBC has given me authority to take the CRNE, is it ok for me to comply the 250 hours required if i only have a tourist visa? is this allowed? thank you.
  3. by   stef_08
    hello once again. i just read the faq: crne link and i found a passage that confused me a little. it said:

    " if the applicant is a nurse educated outside of canada (ien), the candidate isn't applying to write the crne, but rather applying for a permit to practice nursing in the province where they live or wish to live."

    what does this mean exactly? but us ien do still have to take the crne am i correct? (just a little confused ) thank you
  4. by   quami
    Yes, you still have to take the CRNE, because that's a requirement to become a registered nurse in BC.

    I just have a question, how long did it take for CRNBC to respond when you applied to write the CRNE? Thanks
  5. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Quote from stef_08
    hello, if crnbc has given me authority to take the crne, is it ok for me to comply the 250 hours required if i only have a tourist visa? is this allowed? thank you.
    no. you cannot work while here on a tourist visa. if immigration finds out that you've worked while here on a tourist visa you will probably be deported and have your eligibility for any other visas revoked for 10 years. to obtain the 250 hours of canadian supervised practice you also have to have an employer willing to provide the supervision for you. you can't just show up at a hospital somewhere and say, "i want to work for you for 250 hours so you can fill out this form for me."
    Quote from stef_08
    hello once again. i just read the faq: crne link and i found a passage that confused me a little. it said:

    " if the applicant is a nurse educated outside of canada (ien), the candidate isn't applying to write the crne, but rather applying for a permit to practice nursing in the province where they live or wish to live."

    what does this mean exactly? but us ien do still have to take the crne am i correct? (just a little confused ) thank you
    Quote from janfrn
    let me clarify silverdragon102's response to that. in canada you don't apply to write the exam (crne). you apply for registration as a nurse and to be registered as a nurse you have to have passed the exam. all of this information is already in the sticky about the crne. faq: the canadian registered nurse examination (crne)
    seems this question has already been answered only a few posts before yours. canada is different from the us... there you apply to write the nclex and it doesn't matter where you intend to work or even if you intend to work. once you pass the nclex you can apply for registration wherever you want. in canada, you apply for registration and then the province decides whether or not to permit you to write the crne. if you don't meet the requirements for registration in the province you've applied to, you cannot write the crne under that province's name.
  6. by   quami
    Can someone please share how long did CRNBC take to approve your exam date? Thanks
  7. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    The time it takes to get approval will vary based on how quickly the applicant's documentation is received and whether or not the applicant meets requirements. Some people have gotten their approval in two months' time, and for others it has taken six months. There is no standard time frame and there are no shortcuts. Please read the following, since it seems there are many things in them that you're going to ask next:
    ***Internationally Educated Nurses: VERY IMPORTANT - READ THIS FIRST***
    FAQ: The Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE)
    FAQ - Substantially Equivalent Competence (SEC) Assessments

    There are really VERY FEW questions that haven't already been answered in these stickies.
  8. by   bonsai_25
    I sent an email to the College of Nursing in Ontario, regarding the IELTS exam since they did not specify what kind of IELTS they are looking for. They said general or academic training are both accepted.
  9. by   vincnet777
    I have a question. How long is my eligibility valid? some say's it is good for 2 yrs from the date it was issued, but on my eligibility says that I
    "Examination candidates have three opportunities to pass the examination in the twenty‑four (24) month period following their first writing. " I am little bit confuse
  10. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Quote from vincnet777
    I have a question. How long is my eligibility valid? some say's it is good for 2 yrs from the date it was issued, but on my eligibility says that I
    "Examination candidates have three opportunities to pass the examination in the twenty‑four (24) month period following their first writing. " I am little bit confuse
    Umm. Twenty-four (24) months IS 2 yrs. Isn't it? The rule is that a candidate (no matter where they're from or where they were educated) has 3 chances and 3 chances only to pass the CRNE. And the deadline for the final attempt, if you end up needing to write three times, is within 24 months of your first attempt. So if you wrote in June '09, you can write again in June '10 and again in June '11, but not in October '11. I can't imagine that any College of Nursing would start your clock until you've actually been registered to write the exam, since it IS only written three times a year. It would be really wrong to give you eligibility in March, which would be too late to register for April's exam and then only give you until March 2 years down the road. But I could be wrong. It wouldn't really surprise me.
  11. by   tong2moca
    hi.. how often does canada give their board exams in a year? what can you say about the CRNE, compared to other licensing exams? do most filipino nurses get to pass the exams one their 1st take? do you guys know people who really had their very bad luck of failing the 3attempts?

    what if you fail the three attempts for taking the candian board exams and you are under a temporary working permit? do they kick you out from the country or you can choose to apply for a let's say, caregiving job instead, just to get a permanent residence visa?

    please help.. thanks!
  12. by   5cats
    Just read the threads that are allready there and your questions will be answered, if you look a few posts up in this thread janfrn posted some links.

    5cats
  13. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Thanks again 5cats, for saving my fingers! tong2moca, did you read the posts immediately before yours on this page? Your questions are pretty much already answered right there.

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