Canadian citizen with American BSN - will I get a job? please help

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    Hi everyone! I recently got accepted into an Accelerated BSN program at the University of Rochester (1 year program). I already have my Bachelors of Science from the University of Toronto and I am a Canadian citizen. I am wondering what job opportunities I may have after getting an American BSN degree. Do hospitals in the states usually hire new grads who have just passed the NCLEX and are CANADIAN?

    Also, will I be eligible to write the CRNE after completing a 1 year BSN degree from the states?

    Thank you!
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    This is the Canadian Forum and we have no idea if you would get hired down there or not.
    You would have to apply for licensure in Canada and see what they say.We don't know if they would let you write the CRNE or not but they likely would.
    Best of luck.
    joanna73 and Fiona59 like this.
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    Quote from veebeeG
    Hi everyone! I recently got accepted into an Accelerated BSN program at the University of Rochester (1 year program). I already have my Bachelors of Science from the University of Toronto and I am a Canadian citizen. I am wondering what job opportunities I may have after getting an American BSN degree. Do hospitals in the states usually hire new grads who have just passed the NCLEX and are CANADIAN?

    Also, will I be eligible to write the CRNE after completing a 1 year BSN degree from the states?

    Thank you!
    You need to have a valid work permit before you can work in the States.

    When you apply to your provincial college of nursing they will examine your educational transcripts to determine if you are eligible to write the CRNE.
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    Obviously, it's up to the College, but I can't see how a 1 year BSN would meet Canadian standards. Our BSN is 4 years, or the Accelerated Program is 2 years in Canada. You would probably need to do some additional courses.
    Fiona59 and loriangel14 like this.


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