HELP!! Filipino Nurse migrated to Ontario. What to do to become a nurse here in Canad

  1. 0 HI to all!! Im a newbie here! I'm a Registered nurse in the Philippines, a second courser (BS Psych as my first course) and also an NCLEX-RN passer. i had passed my application form to CNO and just waiting for their response.

    anyway, just wanna ask if IEN esp those in the Phil have good chances to sit in CRNE? i have 2 years 5 months working experience with only 3 seminars attended. what do i need to do next? im really worried with my application. and also, what kind of work can i apply while waiting for the assessment.
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  3. Visit  Liz0814 profile page

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    Joined Apr '11; Posts: 7.

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  4. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Well you won't know what your next step will be until you get the results of your assessment. They will tell you what to do from there. In the meantime, you may be able to find a job as an aid in a nursing home but many places want you to have a PSW certificate. Good luck.
  5. Visit  Liz0814 profile page
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    thanks loriangel14. anyway, are u also a Filipino? right now, i applied for nursing home and online jobs. but its really hard to find a job who doesn't have a canadian experience as they say. most agencies and long-term care facilities need some one has the experience. have u sit for CRNE? can u email me at lyza_7@yahoo.com. i have lots of question to ask.
  6. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from Liz0814
    thanks loriangel14. anyway, are u also a Filipino? right now, i applied for nursing home and online jobs. but its really hard to find a job who doesn't have a canadian experience as they say. most agencies and long-term care facilities need some one has the experience. have u sit for CRNE? can u email me at lyza_7@yahoo.com. i have lots of question to ask.

    You can check out lori's profile easily.

    Why is a poster's ethnicity important? Lori is a Canadian nurse and that's all that matters.
  7. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Oh no I have lived in Canada my whole life.Finding ajob may be tough but keep trying. I am an RPN so I have written the CPRNE.
  8. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Until you have been assessed by the college and received eligibility to sit CRNE you can not work as a nurse, you could look for jobs as a CCA, PCW or whatever the provincial name is for care worker however be aware a certificate may be required
  9. Visit  Liz0814 profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    You can check out lori's profile easily.

    Why is a poster's ethnicity important? Lori is a Canadian nurse and that's all that matters.

    Fiona59
    sorry for that.. as I said im just a newbie here.. i dont mean anything bad..
  10. Visit  CarribRN profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    You can check out lori's profile easily.

    Why is a poster's ethnicity important? Lori is a Canadian nurse and that's all that matters.
    Your post has a very unfriendly tone to it. She was asking if Lori is from the Philippines because she might just want to ask another Filipino who is in the same situation as her to know how they are doing with their application and how they are managing in Toronto as an IEN.

    Lori obviously did not take offend because of the question. Why would you?

    It would be very professional, as we all are in here, if we could be more accommodating and nicer to the newbies in this forum and just answer their queries directly.

    Liz,

    You have to wait for the reply of the CNO to know whether they will ask you to do a bridging program or if they will just ask you to fill out a BET (Baccalaureate Equivalency Table) form before they allow you to sit for the CRNE.
    Last edit by CarribRN on Apr 25, '11
  11. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from CarribRN
    Your post has a very unfriendly tone to it. She was asking if Lori is from the Philippines because she might just want to ask another Filipino who is in the same situation as her to know how they are doing with their application and how they are managing in Toronto as an IEN.

    Lori obviously did not take offend because of the question. Why would you?

    It would be very professional, as we all are in here, if we could be more accommodating and nicer to the newbies in this forum and just answer their queries directly.

    Basically I'm tired of people like you taking offense at people's reactions. This forum has in the past been flooded by posters who think because they are from certain countries or ethnic groups they should have priority in admission to Canada or the US.

    Over the years, Canadian nurses regardless of their racial background have been insulted by posters from overseas claiming that they were coming to Canada to "save nursing, to save our hospitals", that they were "the best nurses in the world". It happens with every graduating class in some countries. We've tried to explain nursing in Canada, the registration process, how immigration can be managed without hiring consultants, etc. Yet the same questions pop up over and over.

    It makes some of us working here wonder how these nurses will manage in the real world without a net to catch them. Just last night at work we were reading the threads and could not believe how people with degrees and the ability to use the internet to find this forum could not manage to find the information that they were requesting.

    It's a basic courtesy to a host country to learn about it, what the procedures are, and what the correct names are for the appropriate exams.
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  12. Visit  CarribRN profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Basically I'm tired of people like you taking offense at people's reactions. This forum has in the past been flooded by posters who think because they are from certain countries or ethnic groups they should have priority in admission to Canada or the US.

    Over the years, Canadian nurses regardless of their racial background have been insulted by posters from overseas claiming that they were coming to Canada to "save nursing, to save our hospitals", that they were "the best nurses in the world". It happens with every graduating class in some countries. We've tried to explain nursing in Canada, the registration process, how immigration can be managed without hiring consultants, etc. Yet the same questions pop up over and over.

    It makes some of us working here wonder how these nurses will manage in the real world without a net to catch them. Just last night at work we were reading the threads and could not believe how people with degrees and the ability to use the internet to find this forum could not manage to find the information that they were requesting.

    It's a basic courtesy to a host country to learn about it, what the procedures are, and what the correct names are for the appropriate exams.
    Your post is full of hatred and anger. It clearly shows in this post of yours that you have no plans from the very start to be nice to the thread starter because of your clouded judgement that nurses from overseas are here trying to insult Canadian nurses.

    If you do not want to help out by giving the answer to the question being asked by the poster why not just refrain from posting instead of attacking them.

    Basic courtesy? Exactly the reason why this thread's been created because the thread starter wants to learn how to become a nurse in Canada.
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  13. Visit  jay_j profile page
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Until you have been assessed by the college and received eligibility to sit CRNE you can not work as a nurse, you could look for jobs as a CCA, PCW or whatever the provincial name is for care worker however be aware a certificate may be required

    hello silverdragon,

    i've finally received my immigrant visa a couple days ago. i am still in the process of finishing my BET forms and also have decided to move to Canada in mid July. i understand it might take a while before I will earn my nursing license in Canada, especially that i still have to prepare for the exam (if i will be given an eligibility after the BET).

    I am trying to look for jobs online and I would like to work as a PCW in Toronto. that way, i will earn more than just minimum wage so i can support myself better (I'm moving alone, with no family in the province, and obviously no job waiting for me). and also the advantage of still working in the medical field which would benefit me for my experience prior to becoming a RN in Canada.

    before i read your post here, i was wondering if i have to earn a certain certificate before i can work as a PCW/PSW Toronto. how do i do this? what other healthcare jobs can you suggest that i can apply for that won't require me to go through trainings or additional courses as a temporary job while i work for my RN license?

    are there any other jobs (not necessarily health care related) that you can advise i start with for my survival in Toronto?

    thank you very much.
  14. Visit  dishes profile page
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    jay_j
    The community colleges in Toronto offer 1 year personal support worker certificate programs, you can look at George Brown, Centennial a/o Seneca College's websites to see an overview of their PSW programs. After you look at the program content you will see that as a RN you already have the base education. You will not be granted acceptance into a recognized PSW program because you do not need any additional education.
    Currently, the Toronto healthcare job market is saturated with applicants, employers have their choice to hire eligible applicants who have PSW certification and who plan to work as PSWs for years to come. Since you do not plan to work as a PSW for years, it is unlikely that a Toronto employer will hire you. If you think working a PSW is a good plan for you, I suggest you try looking at the job market outside of Toronto/GTA area.

    dishes
  15. Visit  jay_j profile page
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    Quote from dishes
    jay_j
    The community colleges in Toronto offer 1 year personal support worker certificate programs, you can look at George Brown, Centennial a/o Seneca College's websites to see an overview of their PSW programs. After you look at the program content you will see that as a RN you already have the base education. You will not be granted acceptance into a recognized PSW program because you do not need any additional education.
    Currently, the Toronto healthcare job market is saturated with applicants, employers have their choice to hire eligible applicants who have PSW certification and who plan to work as PSWs for years to come. Since you do not plan to work as a PSW for years, it is unlikely that a Toronto employer will hire you. If you think working a PSW is a good plan for you, I suggest you try looking at the job market outside of Toronto/GTA area.

    dishes

    oh, I see. so they basically filter applicant they grant certificates to? am I correct?

    thank you for giving me an idea dishes.


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