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.