Can the board really make me take 2 classes here in the states if I failed 5 times? - page 2

by robbie619 | 1,962 Views | 13 Comments

I'm not 100% sure why the board in CA is making me take classes again here in CA. It has been 5 years since I graduated in the PI. I also tried and failed the NCLEX-RN 5 times. I'm still working on my immigration but wanted to... Read More


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    In CA, I think you can apply unlimited times, within so many days lapsing in between the exam periods. But as it was suggested, take the time to enroll yourself in some of the various testing reviews and study hard.

    Luckily, you're not applying into Canada, as they have a limit of 3 tries and after that, you're no longer eligible to become an RN as you maxed out your luck, but you can work in a LVN or CNA capacity. Good luck to you!
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    Quote from BennyRNCA

    Luckily, you're not applying into Canada, as they have a limit of 3 tries and after that, you're no longer eligible to become an RN as you maxed out your luck, but you can work in a LVN or CNA capacity. Good luck to you!
    Incorrect to work as a LPN you still need to meet requirements and pass the Canadian LPN exam
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    Quote from BennyRNCA
    In CA, I think you can apply unlimited times, within so many days lapsing in between the exam periods. But as it was suggested, take the time to enroll yourself in some of the various testing reviews and study hard.

    Luckily, you're not applying into Canada, as they have a limit of 3 tries and after that, you're no longer eligible to become an RN as you maxed out your luck, but you can work in a LVN or CNA capacity. Good luck to you!
    Canada doesn't have LVN's or CNAs.

    We're all practical and our NAs aren't certified.

    So an RN who repeatedly fails can work as an NA. But only a few provinces permit RN grads (and they are usually from overseas) to write the CPNRE. Most Canadian educated LPNs are livid that this is even being allowed to happen.

    I've worked with some of these nurses and they aren't safe in either grade and require too long an orientation period.

    Hasn't worked in the 5 years since graduating uni? No practice permit back home? No experience? Not the safest sounding applicant for any position.
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    Guess it depends on the Province Fiona, our care assistants are certified and known as CCA's


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