Help!RN from the Philippines want to apply as a nurse in Ontario, Canada. - page 2

hi there! i am a registered nurse here in the Philippines,i just passed it last December 2006. My wife is in Canada,Ontario and i am moving there this year.I want to apply as a nurse in Ontario but... Read More

  1. by   LucyNtheSkyW/Diamnds
    Quote from redtwin
    hi there!
    i am a registered nurse here in the Philippines,i just passed it last December 2006. My wife is in Canada,Ontario and i am moving there this year.I want to apply as a nurse in Ontario but i have no idea what i am going to do first.

    Please help me,i would really appreciate any info that you may give.Thank you so much.

    hi redtwin,

    just wondering about where you are in the process at this time. due to the US retrogression, i've decided to concentrate my efforts in canada, even if i already have nclex and visascreen. i tried applying for RN licensure in Canada but was denied because my BSN degree is under a 2nd courser program, just like yours. they found it wasn't equivalent to a BSN program in Canada. now i'm going to try my luck as lpn in BC. since you're way ahead of me in the process, care to share any info/tips? thanks in advance.

    ps. would also be thankful for anyone else sharing anything.
  2. by   u8ntcnntnyt
    Hi LucyNtheSkyW/Diamnds! I hope you don't mind me asking, where in Canada did you apply and got denied for your RN licensure? Because I will be sending my documents to CRNBC for assessment. Thank you!
  3. by   LucyNtheSkyW/Diamnds
    Quote from u8ntcnntnyt
    Hi LucyNtheSkyW/Diamnds! I hope you don't mind me asking, where in Canada did you apply and got denied for your RN licensure? Because I will be sending my documents to CRNBC for assessment. Thank you!

    It was in Ontario. Was your BSN a 2nd courser degree too? I'm planning to try with CRNBC also...would you know of anyone with a 2nd courser degree who applied there and was successful?
  4. by   u8ntcnntnyt
    I don't personally know anyone who's ever applied to CRNBC before, but I've read some posts in this forum from 2nd coursers who were found eligible by CRNBC. As Ms. Suzanne said as long as your nursing education was completed "in a timely fashion" then it should be alright. BUT...she also said that that doesn't mean every 2nd courser would and should be found eligible because "each transcript is assessed for what's in it". I hope it's alright that I quoted her here.

    Thanks for the reply, by the way! Just keep me posted of what you plan to do!
    Last edit by u8ntcnntnyt on Sep 23, '08
  5. by   LucyNtheSkyW/Diamnds
    Quote from u8ntcnntnyt
    I don't personally know anyone who's ever applied to CRNBC before, but I've read some posts in this forum from 2nd coursers who were found eligible by CRNBC. As Ms. Suzanne said as long as your nursing education was completed "in a timely fashion" then it should be alright. BUT...she also said that that doesn't mean every 2nd courser would and should be found eligible because "each transcript is assessed for what's in it". I hope it's alright that I quoted her here.

    Thanks for the reply, by the way! Just keep me posted of what you plan to do!

    hey thanks so much for your reply. sure, let's keep each other posted. will add you to my buddy list if that's alright with you. can you still remember the title of the threads from which you read those discussions about crnbc and 2nd coursers? been searching for them but no luck.
  6. by   u8ntcnntnyt
    Yeah, sure, just add me to your buddy list. I don't remember the exact title of the thread where I read that but try searching "filipino to migrate to canada". Just read each post, it's a long thread.
  7. by   pokerface
    hi lucy in the sky, pm me at. i think we have the same case.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Oct 11, '08 : Reason: please do not post email addresses as per terms of service
  8. by   pokerface
    hi lucyNtheskyW/diamonds, the CNO gave you an option to withraw your application for registration or send addt'l credentials right?did you withraw your application?after withrawing your application, did you recieve anything from them like instruction where will you get the addt'l courses? im also a 2nd courser.
  9. by   LucyNtheSkyW/Diamnds
    Quote from pokerface
    hi lucyNtheskyW/diamonds, the CNO gave you an option to withraw your application for registration or send addt'l credentials right?did you withraw your application?after withrawing your application, did you recieve anything from them like instruction where will you get the addt'l courses? im also a 2nd courser.
    hi,
    yes they did give me an option to withdraw or send in additional material in order to reconsider my application -- i chose to send in additional information but right now i'm discovering that it takes so much addtional work...like: they're now asking me to provide course descriptions and outlines for every single one of the subjects i took in both of my courses (there's almost a hundred!). and i am abroad now so i can't personally go to my schools to request for this....right now my Ontario application is still pending. and i'm trying out other provinces as well, like BC.

    how about you? where else are you planning to apply to (other province in Canada)?
  10. by   LucyNtheSkyW/Diamnds
    Quote from pokerface
    hi lucyNtheskyW/diamonds, the CNO gave you an option to withraw your application for registration or send addt'l credentials right?did you withraw your application?after withrawing your application, did you recieve anything from them like instruction where will you get the addt'l courses? im also a 2nd courser.
    about those additional courses, if i remember correctly, there are colleges and universities in Ontario which offer bridging programs specifically for foreign nurses who did not go through a similarly structured educational system as Canada's. i think York University has one such program, just look it up
  11. by   narsheen
    I also had the same fate..
    I received a letter from the CNO yesterday.. telling me that my BSN education in the Phil is not equivalent to their BSN..
    They've also given me those two options..
    I'm still trying to think on what should I choose..
    i don't know if I could provide them a description of my work experience cause I still don't have one.. or additional courses..
    I graduated last 2007.. wan't able to get a job.. I went here in canada just this may. (Montreal, Quebec)
    I just need some advice...thank you so much!
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    If you have no nurse experience then I think the only option is to do the courses
  13. by   5cats
    Are you guys short in all areas then???

    5cats

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