Canada???

  1. Hi Canada!!!


    I'm wondering if any Canada Natives could help me. I am a US citizen, and have my 1st degree from the US. I would like to do my nursing Canada, but I assume Canadians get preference. Do any of you know any US citizens that went to nursing school in Canada? Did they do well? I'm kind of worried that because I'm a US citizen, I would be "looked down upon" (I won't lie - I am somewhat ashamed to admit I am American)....

    Thanks in advace for any help!!!


    So, I posted the orignal thread in the General Forum, but I figured it would be better suited here.

    Original Post:
    Hello All,

    So I am doing my second baccalaureate in nursing (my first is in Psych form UCLA). I am mostly applying to schools in the US, but I was also considering Canada. My worries, though are making me think twice: 1.) Would it be harder to gain acceptance as a US citizen? 2.) If my degree were form a Canadian school (i.e. Univ. British Columbia, U Toronto etc) would I be qualified to take the NCLEX here in the US?

    Anybody know? Any help is always appreciated!!
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Already responded to your oroginal post. Look for the answer there.

    And yes, Canadians will get preference to places in school........and if you do get in, be aware that you will be paying much higher rates as an International student......and usually unable to work as well while in school, something else to consider.
  4. by   epg_pei
    Quote from jewelsg627
    I'm wondering if any Canada Natives could help me. [/I]
    What suzanne4 said is correct. But I am wondering, when you capitalize Native do you mean to say you are a member of a First Nation? I think there is dual-citizenship which allows for the same tuition as any other Canadian.
  5. by   jewelsg627
    Oops! Sorry...I did not mean to capitalize native. I wasn't referring to First Nations. I was just referring to people that were born in Canada.


    "And yes, Canadians will get preference to places in school........and if you do get in, be aware that you will be paying much higher rates as an International student......"

    It sucks being American. Forgive my non-patriotic statement. I don't want any death threats from zealous Americans.
  6. by   m_chatelaine
    I know that when you apply to nursing schools in Canada you will be charged international or foreign student fees, which can be up to 3 times more. You also will have to be wait listed considering there are a lot of people entering into the nursing programs, but there are few seats in classes. Consider that if you are already in a nursing program and have completed a few years you may be able to bridge in. Hope this adds to what you have already.
  7. by   ltvixen
    i'm in my 4th year of a nursing degree in nova scotia - we have a girl from maine who has gone thru the whole program with me. she's great, involved in the nursing soceity and all the social stuff, as far as i know she had no more struggles than any of the rest of us! but yes, as far as i know canadians get preference for spots, and non-canadians get charged more. although i'm pretty sure there was some sort of legislation recently passed stating that international students could get on-campus jobs. or possibly off campus, can't remember for sure now. sorry. brain freeze. lol. good luck!
  8. by   rhp123
    Don't worry about tution. Some Canadian schools give a discount rate to US students than to other international students. Just like some US schools give Canadians in-state tuition.

    In fact, it is much easier since you a US citizen. Things will be much easier for you in Canada than somebody from another foreign country.


    Quote from jewelsg627
    Hi Canada!!!


    I'm wondering if any Canada Natives could help me. I am a US citizen, and have my 1st degree from the US. I would like to do my nursing Canada, but I assume Canadians get preference. Do any of you know any US citizens that went to nursing school in Canada? Did they do well? I'm kind of worried that because I'm a US citizen, I would be "looked down upon" (I won't lie - I am somewhat ashamed to admit I am American)....

    Thanks in advace for any help!!!


    So, I posted the orignal thread in the General Forum, but I figured it would be better suited here.

    Original Post:
    Hello All,

    So I am doing my second baccalaureate in nursing (my first is in Psych form UCLA). I am mostly applying to schools in the US, but I was also considering Canada. My worries, though are making me think twice: 1.) Would it be harder to gain acceptance as a US citizen? 2.) If my degree were form a Canadian school (i.e. Univ. British Columbia, U Toronto etc) would I be qualified to take the NCLEX here in the US?

    Anybody know? Any help is always appreciated!!

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