filipino to migrate in Canada.... what to do to become a RN? - page 7

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   gurlsteff
    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.

    4 year nursing course is a must in BC and other provinces like Ontario.

    Tnx mctina_20 for the info..

    I just would like to know, when you applied for the hospital, did you go thru an agency here in the philippines?...tnx...
  2. by   adz64
    hi nurses!.. well, my registration with the CRNBC is on going and am still waiting for the confirmation letter from them... i would just want to ask if how many months would it take to process that registration... i already completed all the requirements they need and sent it... tanx
  3. by   chezie
    Quote from adz64
    hi nurses!.. well, my registration with the CRNBC is on going and am still waiting for the confirmation letter from them... i would just want to ask if how many months would it take to process that registration... i already completed all the requirements they need and sent it... tanx
    congratulations! hmmm i think it takes about 14 working days? i'm not too sure.. the rest of my forms came in about 2 weeks after i called in to check if crnbc received all my documents
  4. by   adz64
    do you have an idea if what is CRNE all about?
  5. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    That seems an odd question. The CRNE or Canadian Registered Nurse Exam tests nursing knowledge and skills against the standards set by the Canadian Nurses Association as the basic competencies for entry to practice as a registered nurse in Canada. There is slightly less emphasis on the clinical and pathophysiological and more on the psychosocial compared to the NCLEX. It's written three times a year as a paper and pencil exam and is only available in select cities across the country. It's a pass/fail exam and candidates first must receive permission from one of the provincial regulatory bodies to sit the exam and then may only have three tries to obtain a passing score. Currently the exam is entirely multiple choice questions, but by some time next year there will once again be a number of short answer questions included.
  6. by   tinx
    hi!!i received the letter that I'm eligible to get an employer at BC and it says there that i have to complete 250hrs before i sit to their exam.I just want toknow the next step to get to canada to sit for exam.I'm a newly Grad and licensed but do not have experience.
  7. by   adz64
    hi!! again... its been more than a month since i've submitted all my requirements in CRNBC but till now i have'nt received my confirmation yet. by the way am from the Philippines. and one more thing my ielts will expire this december 2008. do u have any idea if they will still accept my ielts? thank you very much and hope to hear from you...
  8. by   chezie
    Quote from tinx
    hi!!i received the letter that I'm eligible to get an employer at BC and it says there that i have to complete 250hrs before i sit to their exam.I just want toknow the next step to get to canada to sit for exam.I'm a newly Grad and licensed but do not have experience.
    hello there,
    if you registered with crnbc you have the choice of working he 250 before or after you write the exam. have you registered to wrie thre exam? the next step would probably be to get a visa.. a tourist visa would be the fastest way for you to get to canada to write the exam but as for working i dont thnk you'll ba allowed to. you can try checking out www.canada.gc.ca for visa information... sorry i couldnt be of much help.. but have you tried lookin for an agency? to help along with the processing for a visa?
  9. by   chezie
    Quote from adz64
    hi!! again... its been more than a month since i've submitted all my requirements in CRNBC but till now i have'nt received my confirmation yet. by the way am from the Philippines. and one more thing my ielts will expire this december 2008. do u have any idea if they will still accept my ielts? thank you very much and hope to hear from you...
    hello, hmmmm since you're in the philippines maybe the mailing time will take longer... snail mail does take longer if its to another country.. you can try calling crnbc or emailing them... i also had to call them to check if they'd received all my requirements anyways goodluck to you!
  10. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    A month is actually a very short time in the context of assessments by the nursing colleges in Canada right now. They are getting between 200 and 300 NEW applications each month and the workload is staggering. When you factor in the time it takes to actually process the application, send out the requests for verification to all the applicant's educational and registration contacts and wait for the documents to be returned then assess them for appropriateness, a month is no time at all. Patience. If you want it bad enough, you'll wait.
  11. by   jo_stan2007
    You need to apply for CAnadian Registered Nurses Examination to get a license. JUst search Canadian Registered Nurse Examination in the web.:wink2:
  12. by   adz64
    hi again. and thanks so much for the infos.. . well, i want to ask again especially those who had undergone the assessment from the crnbc regarding the qualification of CRNBC , because i just received a mail from my agency that my experience did not qualify with their standard? But actually i guess i have enough experience to show? I've been in SAudi arabia for 4 years as a staff nurse and went back home and and work as a staff... i think i have almost 8 years hospital experience...but how come my agency says my experience did not qualify their standard? i did all the requirements of the CRNBC... please help me..
  13. by   chezie
    Quote from adz64
    hi again. and thanks so much for the infos.. . well, i want to ask again especially those who had undergone the assessment from the crnbc regarding the qualification of CRNBC , because i just received a mail from my agency that my experience did not qualify with their standard? But actually i guess i have enough experience to show? I've been in SAudi arabia for 4 years as a staff nurse and went back home and and work as a staff... i think i have almost 8 years hospital experience...but how come my agency says my experience did not qualify their standard? i did all the requirements of the CRNBC... please help me..
    hi there,
    i'm sorry to hear about that, but uh... what do you mean? they're not allowing you to take the crne because your experience doesnt count? because i have no experience and i just wrote on the form N/A and i'm registered to take the exam this october...

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