Assessment of nursing degree from the Philippines

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    Hi,

    Is the Philippine nursing degree equivalent to a licensed practical nurse in all provinces of Canada?
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    Quote from juliuscesar1212
    Hi,

    Is the Philippine nursing degree equivalent to a licensed practical nurse in all provinces of Canada?
    I believe it is only in Alberta where the BSN degree in the Philippines is equivalent to an LPN program. Still, each regulatory body from province to province varies.

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    hmm,,this is an interesting one! although it varies from one person to another and from province to province, can you(Filipino nurses in Canada or those who already have their eligibility) tell us your situation?

    thanks..
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    Each province will do their own assessment of your transcripts and make that decision. Most I believe still require to do a bridging course.
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    Each set of transcripts is evaluated by the specific courses that are contained in it and not all BSN programs in the Philippines contain all of the courses that are required.

    There are programs there that are not accepted in the US, even by CA.

    What happened with one person is no guarantee that it will happen with your transcripts. Each province has the right to determine what they will give credit for or not.

    Those that are in Alberta and the LPN that you are speaking of is based on them not taking the licensing exam and only a pilot program. If they meet the requirements for RN licensure and then pass the exam, and complete the other requirements, they are then issued the RN license.
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    Quote from suzanne4
    Each set of transcripts is evaluated by the specific courses that are contained in it and not all BSN programs in the Philippines contain all of the courses that are required.

    There are programs there that are not accepted in the US, even by CA.

    What happened with one person is no guarantee that it will happen with your transcripts. Each province has the right to determine what they will give credit for or not.

    Those that are in Alberta and the LPN that you are speaking of is based on them not taking the licensing exam and only a pilot program. If they meet the requirements for RN licensure and then pass the exam, and complete the other requirements, they are then issued the RN license.
    Hi,

    I have my sister's transcript of her 6 years of dental school and transcript of her nursing degree(Philippines). I'm having a hard time figuring out the areas of theoretical and clinical programs she might have missed. Can you tell me the missing theoretical and clinical programs that Philippine nurses encounter when they apply for registration.
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    You can not complete the forms it has to be done by the school of nursing. Each province will make their own assessment on what they receive from the school of nursing
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    There is no way any of the people who post here would know what is accepted or not accepted, it's completely individually assessed. As well, none of us here are responsible for assessing the credentials of others for this purpose. On top of that, each province sets their own criteria and are willing to accept different things from different people. There is no template that any of us could apply to your sister's transcripts... even if we understood why YOU are handling it and not her.
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    ~Apologies in advance for the long post but would like to help and there is a lot of info~

    Here is some info from Alberta related to credentialing as a LPN Licensed Practical Nurse (2 year nursing diploma in Canada). According to IQAS - International Qualification Assessment Services, the 4 year BSN in the Philippines is generally assessed as similar to 2 or 3 years of post secondary with a nursing focus. IQAS does not look at specific nursing courses though. The professional regulatory body in Alberta CLPNA, has the transcript assessment done at NorQuest College in Edmonton or Bow Valley College in Calgary.

    I can speak about NorQuest College in Edmonton - your assessor will look at: recency of the degree, the accreditation status of the university or college from which you graduated, your board exam results, how long and where you have worked since graduation. If you graduated within the last 5 years with boards, you will receive some nursing course credits, and most of the general studies course credits. (English, Soc, Health Education, Psych, Anatomy & Physiology). You will still have to complete some challenge exams as well as some full courses, possibly in the skills areas. You must also complete a 7 week practicum and the write the CPNRE - the national exam.

    You must apply to either college for the Practical Nurse Refresher program, you can do this online. Then request a transcript of your marks with course outlines or descriptions to be mailed or scanned directly from your university to the office of the registrar at either of those colleges.(They will not accept your own copies) You must also provide a language test: IELTS with an overall bandscore of 6 and no score less than 6 for NorQuest College or Bow Valley College. They also accept CLBA or CELBAN and for these tests all band scores should be 8.Your transcripts will be assessed within about 2 months after they are received at the department of nursing - the time depends on the volume of applications, Make sure you check with immigration and sort out those details prior to applying for any courses or programs in Alberta or Canada. You can receive advice at the CIIP office in Manila. Here are some Canadian Immigration links, starting with the CIIP office location in Manila:

    http://www.newcomersuccess.ca/index....gional-offices CIIP
    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/guides/E37025.pdf
    http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca....aspx?lang=eng For non nurses,

    Once you have applied to the Practical Nurse Refresher Program at NorQuest College, and submitted all of the required documents, the transcripts will be assessed and there will be an interview by phone or in person.They will discuss your educational and professional background, courses and continuing ed you may have taken and your work experience. A program planner which lists the courses for which you receive advance credit, a challenge option or full course option, will be emailed to you.
    You may then register in the first of the courses which is usually the challenge examsLPNC1000).There are no classes for the LPNC1000, you can purchase a study guide which lists the course learner outcomes for each course. The challenge exams are considered a diagnostic rather than a course, and are a method of assessing your theoretical knowledge. You can review your own textbooks or contact the the program team leader for more information on study tips and a book list if you want to purchase books.You really should be in Alberta when you write these challenge exams. You should also come to the skills labs to review and practice skills to familiarize yourself with the methods and equipment used in Canada
    I would recommend that you organize the immigration process first, then near the time when you will be immigrating, apply to a college, then order your transcripts and submit your language test. Begin studying and reviewing even before you register in the LPNC1000.

    At NorQuest College, www.norquestcollege.ca if your assessment indicates that you are to complete challenge exams you have 4 months to study for and complete these exams. You must attain a mark of 60% in each course exam to receive an advance credit. Any course challenge exam in which you recieve less than 60% you must register in that course and complete it in full. Finally there is a 7 week preceptor led practicum. You will then receive a temporary license until you sucessfully complete the CPNRE ( the national exam)
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    Quote from libie
    hmm,,this is an interesting one! although it varies from one person to another and from province to province, can you(Filipino nurses in Canada or those who already have their eligibility) tell us your situation?

    thanks..
    Libie! it is nice to see you again in the forum!


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