Demand for Enrolled Nurses in Canada???

  1. Hi everyone,

    Just curious what the demand is like for Enrolled nurses planning to migrate from Australia to Canada - eg. BC or Alberta?

    Thanks for any input !!

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    Isn't that obvious? :-); from AU


  3. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Currently there is NO demand for internationally educated nurses in Alberta or BC. Enrolled nurses are finding that their education isn't considered equivalent and they're have to undergo SEC (FAQ - Substantially Equivalent Competence (SEC) Assessments ) and significant upgrading before they're eligible to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam ( FAQ - The Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE) ).

    Please read the following threads:
    Internationally Educated Nurses - VERY IMPORTANT - READ THIS FIRST
    For those considering Canada
    Alberta Health Services

    and for further information about registration please read:
    Links to the Provincial Colleges of Nursing
  4. by   Fiona59
    An Enrolled Nurse is the old UK SEN (state enrolled nurse).

    They are usually issued practice permits by the College of LPNs.

    BUT like Jan said there is no demand for IENs. Heck, most the last years graduating classes are still looking for work and very well may be knocking on Australia's door for work.