US RN to Alberta? - page 2
by tokidoki7 5,841 Views | 20 Comments
Hi! I"m an RN-ADN in the States and Im planning to move to Alberta by the end of next year. I keep reading on here that nurses in Canada are required to have a BSN, but when I called the Alberta board of nursing I was told since... Read More
- 0Oct 20, '12 by tokidoki7Quote from mba2bsnSo would I still have to take the NCLEX again????"NCSBNs December 8 news release, which clearly indicated that the American exam would be used for the purpose of licensure in Canada"
Note: " it is an American exam " ( not a special NCLEX exam for Canadian nurses )
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- 0Oct 20, '12 by mba2bsn" The selection of NCLEX by Canadian nursing regulators marks the first time that the exam will be used for the purpose of licensure in another country.”
Note: " another country " ( referring to Canada ) which means identical exam with U.S. Therefore, I assume you can endorse your U.S. license to any of the 10 Canadian provinces. IMHO.
- 0Oct 22, '12 by tokidoki7Quote from itsmejuliSo how do you plan to get a work permit here in Canada? Have you applied for one yet?
I bet you'll be finished your BSN before you get a Canadian work permit.
That could be the case, but I don't I need a job offer first to be able to apply for a work permit? I know the CRNE stuff will take a while and I would like to be able to work doing something in the meantime when I eventually move to Canada.
- 0Oct 22, '12 by Silverdragon102 AdminYes you need a job offer for work permit or even a TN visa. You cannot work as a nurse until the college makes you eligible to sit CRNE and allows you to apply for a temp license. You could always apply for pr and the new list should be released in the new year or there are other routes you could take for pr depending on province I suggest checking CIC website out