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

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. Visit  SilverSurfer} profile page
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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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  3. Visit  roll_69} profile page
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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....
  4. Visit  suzanne4} profile page
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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.
  5. Visit  suzanne4} profile page
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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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  6. Visit  lamapt1} profile page
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    Hi

    I would like to first thank everyone in this forum for sharing their views. My special thanks to the moderators.

    I am an international nursing student from Nepal currently in my senior year at one of the american universities. I will be graduating in May of 2008. I am interested in learning about canadian nursing. I wasn't sure where to put my question so I am putting my questions on this thread.

    I would basically like to know the requirements for an international nursing student who has a BSN degree from an american university and has passed NCLEX to apply for an RN position in Canada in order to be granted permanent resident / working visa? If you could let me know stepwise legal processes that would be helpful. I would also like to know the prospect of getting a permanent resident in canada in comparison to getting green card in america. As far as i know with retrogression getting green card in america at the moment does not seem too bright.

    Thanks
    looking forward to ur response,
    pemba
  7. Visit  suzanne4} profile page
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    Quote from ptlama
    Hi

    I would like to first thank everyone in this forum for sharing their views. My special thanks to the moderators.

    I am an international nursing student from Nepal currently in my senior year at one of the american universities. I will be graduating in May of 2008. I am interested in learning about canadian nursing. I wasn't sure where to put my question so I am putting my questions on this thread.

    I would basically like to know the requirements for an international nursing student who has a BSN degree from an american university and has passed NCLEX to apply for an RN position in Canada in order to be granted permanent resident / working visa? If you could let me know stepwise legal processes that would be helpful. I would also like to know the prospect of getting a permanent resident in canada in comparison to getting green card in america. As far as i know with retrogression getting green card in america at the moment does not seem too bright.

    Thanks
    looking forward to ur response,
    pemba
    The NCLEX exam is not accepted for licensure in Canada, you are going to have to write their exam, and it is only given three times per year currently.

    There is not one thing that you can do to start the process in Canada, the same way that there is nothing to do to start the process in the US until you have actually graduated and have a completed set of transcripts. You will need to apply for licensure to a Board of Nursing in Canada, each of the provinces have their own requirements, just like the states do in the US. There is a link at the top of this forum with all of the contact numbers for them.

    What is going to be happening in the US next summer in terms of green cards is anyone's guess at the moment, and we do not know what Canada will be like then either. Things can change in both countries in a blink of an eye. I would focus on getting thru your program at this time, as there is nothing that can be done in advance for you at this time.
  8. Visit  libie} profile page
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    PLease help me. my mother is sponsoring me as dependent to be immigrant in toronto ontario. the thing is i am still waiting for the results of my local board. my mom told me that i have to maintain my dependent status therefore i can not work here yet. what should i do to be ready to be an RN in canada?
  9. Visit  lenjoy03} profile page
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    You know clexane, you dont have to repost your inquiry to 3 threads. 1 thread is enough to get an answer. : )
  10. Visit  soundbites21} profile page
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    Well.. i live here in vancouver (just migrated from the Philippines february last year, just passed the CRNE october last year and just got my license a week ago)so i know very well (based from my own experience) the process of being a nurse in BC. Here are the requirements for new immigrants to become a nurse...

    1. You need to pass the IELTS exam - a score of 6 for reading, writing, listening and a score of 7 on speaking.

    2. Your official transcript from the school you graduated - the school must send it to crnbc itself, hand-submitted will be rejected right away.

    3. Your official proof that you passed the board exams from your home country - The board of nursing from your home country (for us filipino, the PRC) must send it to crnbc. same as above, hand-submitted will be rejected right away.

    4. Fill out the official paperwork - these can be found at crnbc.com under international applicants.

    5. Money for the fees - no money, no processing and assessment...

    If you dont have #1, then you can't move to #2.. and so on.. If you reach #5, then good for you! After a month or so, you will receive a letter from crnbc that you are eligible to take the crne. yay!

    6. Money again - this one is for the CRNE fee (485), and if you wanna apply for the interim permit (you need an employer for this, and the fee is 35/mo)

    7. You take the exam..

    8. You passed the exam - one last obstacle is you still need to get 250 hours under the interim permit. go apply.. and work for 250 hours.

    If you failed the exam... then you have to retake it again. You don't have to start at #1 all over again, you just need to pay the fees.The wait period for the next exam, i believe, is 6 months though.. so better pass it in your first take.

    9. after 250 hours, you give the canadian employer reference form to your employer. employer must fill this out, and employer himself must send it to crnbc.

    10. CRNBC mails you the form for the license, you pay (367/yr)... and after 10 days (or more) you get your actual license. Congratulations, you're finally a registered nurse.

    As far as i know, this is the fastest way to be a nurse in bc (well if i'm wrong... feel free to correct me hehe). It's a long and very tiring journey, there are no shortcuts, the process can't be as fast as you want (due to the volume of applicants) and you need alot of patience. But it's very much worth it and to get that license is very fulfilling. Hope this info helps.
    Last edit by soundbites21 on Jan 26, '08
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  11. Visit  lenjoy03} profile page
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    Thank you for the info soundbites. I just have 1 question, I guess you studied here in the Philippines with 10 years of grade school and high school. From what I've read, they require 12 years for the 2nd level education. Did you undergo a bridging program? Because I'm looking for a province that has the same curriculum as what we have here. And a sister of my patient told me that the weather in BC is better than in toronto or the nothern part of Canada.
  12. Visit  dopey&dopier} profile page
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    dear lenjoy03,

    I have made this enquiry about with a CRNBC Registration Assessor and as I was told that they might consider the application if one has years of experience in nursing....she said that until they receive your documents, she really can not say...

    Dopey&-ier
  13. Visit  soundbites21} profile page
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    Quote from lenjoy03
    Thank you for the info soundbites. I just have 1 question, I guess you studied here in the Philippines with 10 years of grade school and high school. From what I've read, they require 12 years for the 2nd level education. Did you undergo a bridging program? Because I'm looking for a province that has the same curriculum as what we have here. And a sister of my patient told me that the weather in BC is better than in toronto or the nothern part of Canada.
    Hmm.. well, for my part they didn't ask me about any bridging program. I guess if you've already finished college, they don't care anymore about your grade school and high school.... Case in point - Back home, my sister just graduated 4th year HS in the ph... and when we immigrated here, she wasn't allowed to go straight to college. The school board required her to go back to grade 10...At first, this looks like unfair - but it turned out to be a fantastic advice. The level of education in canada is just too far ahead compared to our country.

    As for me, when I got assessed they didn't care anymore about my HS, all they cared about is my transcript - which they found to be equivalent to their own curriculum.


    As for the weather, I think BC has the best weather in the whole of canada. Sure, it might be spotty and the rain is unpredictable, but at least we don't have alot of snow in the winter. It's not that cold as well, compared to the other provinces. And you should be here in the summer too!
    Last edit by soundbites21 on Jan 26, '08
  14. Visit  lenjoy03} profile page
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    Thank you dopey and soundbites... That's good news for us who wants to work in BC although I do prefer Ontario.... Anyway... It would still take me time to finish my contract here... And there are still lots of things that can change my long term plan...


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