I really think that it would be fair for the foreign nurses like me who took our degree from our homeland be recognized in other countries. At least they should give the foreign nurses a chance to prove their worth by taking a challenge test. As compared to the other North American nursing schools, the nursing students from my country has to complete all rotations for each department, do 5 major and minor surgeries/ OR assists, has to handle 5 deliveries both in the community and within the facility, has to experience working in Psyche ward, Nursery, you name it and we've done it. It is so sad to know that after 4 years of getting your degree, they will just say...sorry, it's only a diploma. Don't you think "degree" stays with that deserving person wherever he/she goes?