LPN in Saudi Arabia?

  1. Hello all, I am very happy to find this page.
    I am an LPN student going to graduate in September. Due to time constrants I most likely will not be able to finish school for RN before my family moves to Saudi Arabia. How do I find out if an American LPN degree is accepted there? Thanks for any help!
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   Desertbird
    where are you now? still in USA? i am LPN too
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    They may require a license before they will accept you but probably only accept RN
  5. by   Desertbird
    i guess its only USA and Canada that employ LPNs cause people from third world countries seem to want higher levels of Nursing like RN and beyond.
  6. by   Fiona59
    Australia has Enrolled Nurses which are roughly the equivalent of a North American LPN.
  7. by   suzanne4
    But one cannot go to Canada to work if they have the LPN; and vice versa for the US. Neither country grants a visa to work based on that training. Only if they already hold a visa that will permit them to work in that country. Australia usually will not accept an LPN from the US or Canada for immigration purposes.

    I am not aware of Saudi Arabia even using the LPN role; you may be able to get a job in a care-giver role provided that the visa that you will be on will permit you to work there.

    Best of luck to you.
  8. by   gorgeous77
    i've worked in saudi and i haven't heard of a LPN position available there. they have one which is PCT - patient care technician. these people graduated from bachelor of science in nursing but are not licensed. saudi also doesn't have exams for LPN, i know that the MOH has one for RNs.
  9. by   Angelic2008
    Excuse my ignorance but what exactly is a LPN????:imbar
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Angelic2008
    Excuse my ignorance but what exactly is a LPN????:imbar
    LPN is Licensed practical nurse although training is less than what the UK EN training was they are similar roles
  11. by   Fiona59
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    LPN is Licensed practical nurse although training is less than what the UK EN training was they are similar roles
    Could you elaborate on this?
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Fiona59
    Could you elaborate on this?
    Going on what I have seen on US training my training in the UK as EN was 2 years where US seems to be less than that. I know Canada is different again compared to the US but not 100% sure on their training so not able to comment. The member asking what LPN was is in the UK so was easier commenting on EN in the UK as they will be aware on that role/scope of nursing compared to Canada. Also I know the scope is different and Canada seems to be similar from a bit I have read on scope although in the UK I was able to put up blood products just needs a RN to check documentation and patient. Just my impression
  13. by   Angelic2008
    Thanks silver dragon i am wiser now
  14. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Angelic2008
    Thanks silver dragon i am wiser now
    You are welcome

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