I am alicia, fairly new here, hoping to get some answers to my queries. Thanks for your help.
okay, here is the deal: I am an international student,currently going to school in US for my bachelors degree in Biology and chemistry. I will be done with my BS in May 2007, and I am planning on going for an accelerated bachelor's degree in nursing after May 2007.
I was looking at accelerated nursing schools in US, almost all of them were very expensive, However it wasnt the case in Canada. The accelerated program is fairly cheaper in canada ( atleast to my understanding, I am not sure if thats the case!). So, then my question is: Should I choose to go to Canada for my accelerated degree, and get my RN from there, what will be my procedure to come to US (to work) upon completion of my Accelerated Nursing Degree in Canada?
( I might be a Canadian Resident by 2008(??) , so say in two cases: 1. what is the procedure to come to US if (I am a Canadian resident), and (If I am an International student))
Thank you so much!
Dec 10, '06
One thing about doing the nursing program
in Canada that you might want to look into first is if you will be able to get a licence to practice at the end of your program. I have not looked into this myself, but was told this by an international nsg student several years ago:
To recieve a licence in Canada you need to prove permanent resident status or citizenship. College of Nurses of Ontario
As a student you would have a student visa, not permanent resident status. You would need to go through the extra hoop to get this. Then, to write your NCLEX (and get an American licence) you have licensure in the country you educated in--ie Canada. No Canadian licence (with a Canadian education) = no American licence.
Again, I'm not sure if this actually the way it works, but definitely something to look into before you commit to the education here.
Last edit by S.T.A.C.E.Y on Dec 10, '06