Advice on nursing in BC, Canada or WA area of the US.

  1. hey there everyone, i'm a nurse in uk and hoping to go to canada soon. i have two questions for you all, if i get to canada do i have to take further examinations, or is my registration enough for canadian nursing? and the other is does anyone know of a web-site where i might get information on taking the exams to enable me to practice in the us ?
    i'm coming against a brick wall everywhere i turn and would appreciate any responses. thanks in advance.
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  3. by   fergus51
    You do need to take the canadian exam to practice here. You can get info on registration from RNABC's website (I think it's www.rnabc.org or www.rnabc.bc.ca).

    As for American registration, you can go to any board of nursing website and get info on writing the NCLEX and registering. Most Canadians seem to go through Minnesota.
  4. by   suzanne4
    For working in the US, you will also need to complete CGFNS exam (for working in 45 of the 50 states) and complete the Visa Screen process to get your certificate. You can find information on both of these at www.CGFNS.org.

    Good luck..................
  5. by   keaki
    thanks to fergus and suzanne for the replies to my query. i really have had a tough time getting answers. the canadian web-site was very helpful indeed and i'm hoping to be able to actually start the whole process moving now.
    thanks again.
  6. by   fergus51
    Good luck. BC is absolutely beautiful
  7. by   r0semar1e
    hi Keaki
    Have you moved to Canada yet?
    I am thinking about moving there when I graduate.
    Can you tell me anyhting about the process of going over there or the exams or what it is like to nurse there?
    Any info would be fantastic!
    Rosemarie
  8. by   suzanne4
    Quote from keaki
    thanks to fergus and suzanne for the replies to my query. i really have had a tough time getting answers. the canadian web-site was very helpful indeed and i'm hoping to be able to actually start the whole process moving now.
    thanks again.

    you can actually get around the cgfns exam requirement depending on which state that you want to work in. unfortunatley, if you graduated form nursing school within the past few years as a specialist, you will have to complete the minimum hours required in theory and didactics for your other two rotations.. they have to be listed on your transcript from an approved school of nursing, not where you just completed the hours with a tutor.
    you should check into that before you do anything..................
    nclex exam will be given in london beginning in january, if that helps you..

    let us know if you have any more questions...............

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