I moved to Canada as a nurse!!!!! - page 3

by NataliaK

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Hi, just want to share my personal experience moving to Canada to work as a nurse. And I would like to encourage anybody who is dreaming to move to Canada to work as a nurse. Originally I am from Russia but I received... Read More


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    Most agencies or even employers here in NS require minimum of eligibility to sit CRNE before offering jobs. Even then the process can take several months so be aware. Also at the moment the main NS employer for hospitals priority is to accept internal applicants only that means you must be already working for them either as a casual or full/part time. Some LTC facilities may accept you however eligibility is required for the CRNE if not already passed it. You then have to go through immigration which again can take time and a medical will be required before work or PR is approved
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    hi Miss NATALIAk...

    its good i went over this thread.. ive been finding infos on how to start applying at canada. NS. i have an aunt living at nova scotia and is willing to help me.. she told me to undergo the assessment and im passing it this week.. what comes next? pls email me heart-ya@hotmail.com.. i need your help pls.. thank you
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    Quote from theoxify
    hi Miss NATALIAk...

    its good i went over this thread.. ive been finding infos on how to start applying at canada. NS. i have an aunt living at nova scotia and is willing to help me.. she told me to undergo the assessment and im passing it this week.. what comes next? pls email me heart-ya@hotmail.com.. i need your help pls.. thank you
    Until you have submitted your application to NS college of RNs hard to say what the next step will be,May be assessment is required may be not required. Most employers will not look at your application until you can state on it you have eligibility to sit CRNE.
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    Until you have submitted your application to NS college of RNs hard to say what the next step will be,May be assessment is required may be not required. Most employers will not look at your application until you can state on it you have eligibility to sit CRNE.
    so you mean i should directly sit for the CRNE?
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    so you mean i should directly sit for the CRNE?
    No, you apply to the provincial college of nurses. They assess your education and eligibilty for the exam.
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    Quote from theoxify
    so you mean i should directly sit for the CRNE?
    As mentioned by Fiona you need to apply to the provincial college of RN they will review your application and decide on the next step, you may need to go through some form of assessment before they will give eligibility to sit CRNE there again you may not.
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    As mentioned by Fiona you need to apply to the provincial college of RN they will review your application and decide on the next step, you may need to go through some form of assessment before they will give eligibility to sit CRNE there again you may not.
    thanks for that... is the processing long? well maybe it depends..
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    I love all these positive comments about working as a nurse in Canada. How are nurses treated in Canada? Are nurses considered professionals or "hand maidens' to the doctors? Are advanced practice nurses recognized and accepted?
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    The answers to that probably depend on who you ask. I feel that generally we are treated pretty well and are considered professionals. I have never worked in another country so I have nothing to compare it to. In the hospital that I work in the majority of doctors and nurses treat each other with mutual respect, with the odd exception but that will happen anywhere. Advance practice nurses are utilized and accepted where I am as well.
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    i also heard that canada is a good filed for nurses.. everything seems positive for nurses at canada
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