for LPN & CNA international nurses

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    Hello,

    I'm Director Of Punjab Medical Institute Of Nursing & Hospital,Punjab State, INDIA & running a Nursing College with A.N.M. & G.N.M. (RNRM) BSN since 1989, recognized & affiliated with Punjab nurses registration Council -Chandigarh, Punjab State & Indian Nurses Council - New Delhi, INDIA. We were running these courses as per norms & infrastructure of State Government as well as Government Of INDIA. Our college is also registered to T.N.A.I. (Trained Nurses Association of India).

    We are also running Courses Like Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Medical Asssisstant, O.T. Tech., E.C.G. Tech., MBA Hospital Administration, Nursing Administration, Physiotherapy, Medical Acupuncture & Acupressure, Nanny training, English Speaking Courses and Computer Courses with Hospital Management Software. We are giving training Of NCLEX with online training too & IELTS training to our candidates from IDP Australia Planet EDU, as we are the authorized center of them in Jalandhar City & also with British council for IELTS & their other courses.

    So many RNRM & BSN migrated to US & Canada through CGFNS/NCLEX. Now I want to know is their any scope for CNA & LPN's to migrate in US & Canada or else where like UK, AUStralia etc. If yes then what the procedure & way to get it.
    I'll be very Thankful to you.
    Regards.

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    I posted this post in LPN's corner too so sorry for writing again.

    Hello,

    I'm Director Of Punjab Medical Institute Of Nursing & Hospital, Punjab State, INDIA & running a Nursing College with A.N.M. & G.N.M. (RNRM) BSN since 1989, recognized & affiliated with Punjab nurses registration Council -Chandigarh, Punjab State & Indian Nurses Council - New Delhi, INDIA. We were running these courses as per norms & infrastructure of State Government as well as Government Of INDIA. Our college is also registered to T.N.A.I. (Trained Nurses Association of India).

    We are also running Courses Like Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Medical Asssisstant, O.T. Tech., E.C.G. Tech., MBA Hospital Administration, Nursing Administration, Physiotherapy, Medical Acupuncture & Acupressure, Nanny training, English Speaking Courses and Computer Courses with Hospital Management Software. We are giving training Of NCLEX with online training too & IELTS training to our candidates from IDP Australia Planet EDU, as we are the authorized center of them in Jalandhar City & also with British council for IELTS & their other courses.

    So many RNRM & BSN migrated to US & Canada through CGFNS/NCLEX. Now I want to know is their any scope for CNA & LPN's to migrate in US & Canada or else where like UK, AUStralia etc. If yes then what the procedure & way to get it.
    I'll be very Thankful to you.
    Regards.
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    Moved to the International forum, where you can receive better service.
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    Most countries will require a RN for immigration. EU doesn't train LPN/EN anymore so will not accept anything less than RN. You will find most countries will not have a shortage of CNA's therefore they do not meet immigration requirements.
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    Sorry, but the programs that you are offering are not going to get anyone a visa for any other country. You will not find any countries providing visas for the practical nurse, there is no shortage of that category.

    Only thing that will work is for the nurse to have RN after their name.

    And even for the US, there is now currently more than a six year wait for the RNs that are applying for the green card.

    Things are getting very tight all over right now, so it is going to be hard to get anyone placed for quite a long time. The UK also has a hiring freeze in effect as well.

    To get a visa for the US, one must have the RN after their name to even be able to apply for a visa; without those two letters, impossible.
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    Another question for you: Not sure that India recognizes the practical nurse for licensure as well; if they do not then your program would not meet one of the major requirements if they were able to go to another country to work, but they are not; and that is that the nursing training be considered a first level profession nurse. Practical nurses are what is considered a technical training, not a professional one in terms of licensure as a start. We seen programs from the Philippines and even with all of the advertising, there is no way to get a legal visa for any country that I am aware of with this training. Only those that train there and already hold either a green card or US citizenship are able to get a license in the US; and that is not always a done deal.
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    drgurdev,

    the new regulations for immigration to canada in the federal skilled workers categories have put lpn licensed practised nurse in the national occupational classification. it is an occupation that is in shortage in canada and immigration canada is accepting applications for lpns that can complete the other requirements for permanent residency through the fsw (federal skilled worker program). the new process should take between 6 months to 1 year.
    the applicant should have at least one year of experience.
    check the cic website for more information and also check the regulations for foreign lpns as far as licensure requirements/eligibility in the different provinces in canada and pratice. i believe lpns have to be licensed where they have completed their nursing program to be eligible for licensure in any of the provinces but check the right sources for accurate information (board of nursing's website and cic's website).

    here is some info on how to become an alberta licensed lpn, so just do the same with other pronvinces and see what comes up and you can contact bow valley and norquest colleges directly for the accurate info.

    from: http://www.clpna.com/applicants/inte...5/default.aspx

    [color=#ffffff]internationally educated nurses graduates of non-licensed practical nurse programs - out of country

    applicants who have graduated from a health care program that is not a canadian practical nurse or an american practical/vocation nurse must complete a prior learning assessment and recognition (plar) and practical nurse preparation before becoming a licensed practical nurse in alberta.
    first, applicants are assessed by the colleges where the practical nurse program is provided: norquest college (edmonton) and bow valley college (calgary). a clinical placement is included in this process. from this assessment, applicants are given direction for steps that must be completed to become eligible to write the canadian practical nurse national registration exam (cpnre). please contact either norquest college or bow valley college and they will give you the documents required to begin the process.
    the colleges will conduct a prior learning assessment and recognition (plar) to assess your education and compare it with the alberta practical nurse program requirements. all applicants must complete a learning module called professional growth and a supervised clinical placement. you will be introduced to the current role of the lpn and provided experience working within that role. the plar will identify any additional education you must complete. these arrangements will be made between yourself and the college.
    upon successful completion of the plar, you will be granted a practical nurse credential and may apply to clpna to write the canadian practical nurse registration exam.
    contact the below colleges to begin your prior learning assessment and recognition (plar). please explain you have completed health related studies and are seeking a plar with the goal of obtaining a practical nurse credential. you will be required to meet the college's entrance requirements and provide original documentation for the plar. a current criminal record check will be required.
    norquest college
    practical nurse program
    contact: sat pal mahey
    10704 - 102 avenue
    edmonton, ab t5j 4h9
    (780) 644-6349 (phone) (780) 644-6316 (fax)
    intake: continuous
    website: http://www.norquest.ab.ca/programs/health/pn/pnforinternational.asp
    bow valley college
    health & community care
    contact: mary anne fish

    332-6 avenue, se
    calgary, ab t2g 4s6
    (403) 410-1470 (phone)
    intake: january, may, september
    website: http://www.bowvalleycollege.ca/cours...iv_program.htm
    questions? contact the clpna's registration department directly at giane@clpna.com or (780) 484-8886





    good luck!
    Last edit by sasi on Nov 28, '08
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    Issue is that India does not have licensure of the practical nurse, so that takes them out of the running for this right from the start. And if you take the time to read what happened with the RNs that went to Alberta from the Philippines, their training was considered to be the same as the LPN, and not the RN. And what you have posted is only for Alberta, but is not what is happening in most other provinces currently.

    Bigger and most important issue is that the LPN license is almost all provinces in Canada are two year programs so the one year programs do not meet their requirements from a start.
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    Quote from suzanne4
    Issue is that India does not have licensure of the practical nurse, so that takes them out of the running for this right from the start. And if you take the time to read what happened with the RNs that went to Alberta from the Philippines, their training was considered to be the same as the LPN, and not the RN. And what you have posted is only for Alberta, but is not what is happening in most other provinces currently.

    Bigger and most important issue is that the LPN license is almost all provinces in Canada are two year programs so the one year programs do not meet their requirements from a start.
    My post on Alberta was just an example. I know all provinces have different requirements. For the rest, you are probably right. With today's advancing knowledge, demand for higher skills and competence, with nursing everybody is kind of moving to the RN with a BSN anyway so...
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    The practical nurse training even in most states in the US is only for one year, so that does not meet the requirements for licensure there as well. This is a key point that is being left out, unless the program is for two years, it will not meet the requirements for licesure. As far as I remember, Alberta requires more than a one year program for licensure as an LPN.


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