LPN Education in US and Work in Canada?

  1. I'm temporarily in US for another 1 to 2 years. Around here there are plenty of 12-month accrediated LPN schools. They are very expensive though, around USD12,000.

    I'm thinking taking it. When I go back to Canada, would I be able to work as an LPN in any province? I know Ontario needs 2-year training, so I wouldn't be eligible to work as LPN there. But how about other provinces? like British Columbia.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Fiona59
    You need to contact the College of LPN's in whichever province you are planning on moving to. They have information on applying for a work permit as a foreign trained nurse. They review your education and determine if you meet the requirements and if not where you have to upgrade. Alberta is four college semesters and in the midst of going from Certificate to Diploma.
  4. by   mmr2
    It looks like it is so much harder to get into an LPN school in Canada. Long waiting list, tough requirement. Though tuition is much cheaper, but time is valuable too.

    Quote from Fiona59
    You need to contact the College of LPN's in whichever province you are planning on moving to. They have information on applying for a work permit as a foreign trained nurse. They review your education and determine if you meet the requirements and if not where you have to upgrade. Alberta is four college semesters and in the midst of going from Certificate to Diploma.
  5. by   loriangel14
    I am taking my RPN ( reg. Practical Nurse) part time in Ontario.It works for me because then I can work while i am going to school and definitely no waiting lists.My course almost didn't go becauase of not enough people. It will take over 3 years to complete the 5 semesters but it would have taken me just as long to wait for a full time program.I looked into full time and was told I would have to wait about 1 1/2 - 2 years to get in. Good luck.:spin:

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