I'm new here.. So I hope I'm doing this right. I am an almost qualified mental health nurse. I am currently doing my 9 month internship and I would love to work in Canada once I graduate I was just wondering does Canada recognize an Irish 4 year degree, in our training we have done about 15-17 months work experience in elderly mental health, Intellectual disability, acute admissions unit and community based work, however, I have no experience working as a registered nurse, is that a requirement . Also, where would you recommend to go in Canada? And what are the wages like in Canada?
Silverdragon, what you've posted in incorrect. I've worked with Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Long Term Care and in Women's Health. The RPNs were working as floor RNs. They attended the same orientation as all new employees.
The training is very similar to that of RNs but their emphasis on the mental health of the patient. Here is a link for the Alberta provincial college. RPNs have their own provincial college and do not use the same regulatory body as RNs.
Last edit by Fiona59 on Jan 19, '13