Bridging Program for Nurses (Canada) - page 2

Anybody who knows about Bridging Program for Nurses in Canada? I'm a Registered Nurse in the Philippines and I'm planning to apply for the said program the Canadian schools are offering. How am I going to start and can you... Read More

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    Here in the Philippines the Bachelor of Science in Nursing takes 4 years and I'm done with it. I'm now confused if what is the equivalent of BSN here to the Nurses in Canada. I want to compare the credits in Canada to the credits here.
    here's the trouble...

    In Canada, a university degree requires 16 years of education (12 yrs of highschool and a another 4 yrs in university)

    If you do not have 16 years of education to complete your degree it may be scrutinized closely by the college of nurses in the province that you are applying to.

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    Quote from RN_Canada
    here's the trouble...

    In Canada, a university degree requires 16 years of education (12 yrs of highschool and a another 4 yrs in university)

    If you do not have 16 years of education to complete your degree it may be scrutinized closely by the college of nurses in the province that you are applying to.

    Thanks for that info Madame, now I only have 14 years of education. So it's like BSN here is equivalent to LPN in Canada?? If that's the case, I'm going to take LPN to BScN transition studies??? Are you familiar with that program Madame? I saw it in VCC that's 1 of the programs they're offering.

    Thanks again.
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    You would not qualify for such a program.You would need to have an LPN license before you could bridge. You really need to contact the college of nurses in the province you want to be licensed in and they will assess your education and tell you what you need to do next.
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    Quote from loriangel14
    You would not qualify for such a program.You would need to have an LPN license before you could bridge. You really need to contact the college of nurses in the province you want to be licensed in and they will assess your education and tell you what you need to do next.

    Thank you so much for your help.
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    So it's like BSN here is equivalent to LPN in Canada??
    No that is not necessarily the case. You probably have more education than is needed for LPN but your best bet is to contact the provincial college for RN's or LPN's and get more specifics.
    But loriangel14 is correct you cannot take the bridging program to RN unless you have an LPN license.

    Also in some provinces you may be eligible for RN registration if you complete a re-entry program especially for IEN's so again it is highly variable and you should contact the provincial nursing authority.
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    Thank you so much for your help

    I think I have to apply for Evaluation of my credentials in ICES. I have read the CLPNBC website and I've learned that ICES evaluation is one of their requirements before they can assess my Nursing Education.

    Again Thanks to all. It helps a lot. =D
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    Hi. It's been 3 years. I'm in the same boat with the questions you had in this thread. May i know what you did? Have you been successful to meet your goal? Thank you


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