Bridging programs for internationally educated nurses in Ontario

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    Hi!

    I would like to know, how long will it take to finish the bridging program for nurses in Ontario. Especially for those who had their Bachelors degree in Nursing in the Philippines. Will it also depend on your years of experience?

    Im a registered nurse from the Philippines and is currently working here in Abu DHabi as an ER Nurse. Im planning to migrate to Canada by next year, in Ontario to be exact. That's why I'm searching for information that will help me to be able to find work faster.

    Thank you, your info's will help me a lot. God Bless
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    After your assessment from CNO, they will determine if you will still have to do the bridging program.

    Your nursing experience maybe sufficient to fill in the baccaluarette equivalency and may not have to do the bridging program.

    But if fell short , you will be given a letter of direction.A bridging program depends on the schools accredited by CNO . They have 8 months maximum duration, you can visit their websites.


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    rogue,

    thanks for the info.. I'm still waiting for my assessment letter from CNO. I've emailed them a number of times already, its already 6 months waiting. According to their email last aug. 22: "A request has been sent to have your assessor remail the assessment letter."

    hope I will not do the bridging program, yet I'm preparing myself if it happens. Also I think I have to take the IELTS again because my writing is only 6.0 , (listening-8, reading-7.5, speaking 7). How I wish I would just have to repeat writing only. But sad to know that its not the case, i have to take IELTS all over again to have at least have a minimum band score of 6.5 on all subjects.

    for all nurses out there, please share some ideas and suggestions regarding my situation. your opinions are highly appreciated.

    thanks a lot and Godbless
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    rxzza_louizze,

    After 6 months of waiting , I think its best to call them. Their service agents will able to tell your actual assessment. The determination for an eligibility is only up to 12 weeks maximum according to CNO. And that fact that your assessment have been requested for a re-mail, you may already have your answer long before you started the thread.

    I have been assessed by CNO and it only took 3 months. Not to mention my persistent phone calls on a twice a week basis, I got my answer a little head of schedule.

    Good luck..
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    do they require hospital experience to be eligible for the bridging program? thanks
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    rxzza louizze
    Are you planning to migrate to ontario independently or are you planning to migrate under family class? Either way, I think you need to be a permanent resident to take the bridging program.
    regards
    dishes
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    Hi! Rogue,
    I am a registered nurse in the Phil. with a six months experience in OR and ER. I will be going to Alberta for a different line of job. Can I register as a nurse there while doing my another job? I already got the required ietls score. What are other documents needed?
    thanks so much in advance. God bless you
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    Have you read any of the thread in the Cdn. Forum? Alberta has a hiring freeze on nurses. Local new grads can't find jobs. If you are coming on a work visa, you are tied to that job.

    For those talking about Ontario, their economy is a mess and several posters are talking about the lack of jobs for local nurses.
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    Hi! Rogue,
    I am a registered nurse in the Phil. with a six months experience in OR and ER. I will be going to Alberta for a different line of job. Can I register as a nurse there while doing my another job? I already got the required ietls score. What are other documents needed?
    thanks so much in advance. God bless you
    hi 4vida
    you can start the application process before you come to canada, the list of documents you need to submit are listed on the CARNA website.
    http://www.nurses.ab.ca/carna/index....ructureID=2984

    dishes
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    hi i am also waiting for CNO's assessment, i want to take the bridging program in York University, however, i read some articles about this program said there have already been over 180 people in the waiting list for next semester, i am so worried now don't know how long i have to wait for being enrolled. good luck.


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