Centre for Internationally educated Nurses (CARE)-Ontario

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    I am an IEN from the Philippines. I am waiting for my eligibility to take the exam in Ontario. While waiting, I started to search on how I can work under temporary permit as an RN. Are all hospitals in Ontario requires IEN to undergo training in Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses (CARE) before accepting in their facilities?


    PS for those who doesn't know CARE, this is their website Home | CARE | Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses


    I hope someone can enlighten me in this matter.
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    Moving this to the International Forum. It does not Apply to Canadian nurses.

    This CARE Centre is a private enterprise that is located in the Toronto area. There is a large part of Ontario that is outside of this little corridor. This tells me that it cannot be a requirement of employment for all of Ontario. I doubt it's a requirement for employment in the Peel Regional Health system either. Its board of directors has members from a handful of GTA facilities and it has advisors from CNO, ONA, RNAO and RPNAO. The services offered by this group include financial guidance, readiness assessments, bridging courses, exam support and workplace shadowing. The costs of all of this are borne by the indvidual and are most likely quite substantial. It would appear to be voluntary, until you sign up for their program, and then the compulsory stuff starts rolling out. If you join their program with your nonrefundable $100 fee, you have to take all three of their bridging classes (and pay for them of course). The program is successful in assisting IENs to integrate into Canadian health care but I don't know that EVERY IEN should sign up.
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    Moving this to the International Forum. It does not Apply to Canadian nurses.

    This CARE Centre is a private enterprise that is located in the Toronto area. There is a large part of Ontario that is outside of this little corridor. This tells me that it cannot be a requirement of employment for all of Ontario. I doubt it's a requirement for employment in the Peel Regional Health system either. Its board of directors has members from a handful of GTA facilities and it has advisors from CNO, ONA, RNAO and RPNAO. The services offered by this group include financial guidance, readiness assessments, bridging courses, exam support and workplace shadowing. The costs of all of this are borne by the indvidual and are most likely quite substantial. It would appear to be voluntary, until you sign up for their program, and then the compulsory stuff starts rolling out. If you join their program with your nonrefundable $100 fee, you have to take all three of their bridging classes (and pay for them of course). The program is successful in assisting IENs to integrate into Canadian health care but I don't know that EVERY IEN should sign up.

    janfrn, thank you very much for that very informative message.


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