ontario temp permit

  1. I just read that a R.N. can get a temp permit to work as a nurse until the boards are taken... is this true??? I went to nursing school in canada but didnt get my license there, took the nclex in the states... I tried calling the board of nursing, but was on hold what seemed like an eternity and didnt get through to them.... also is there any travel agencies that have contracts in ontario for u.s. nurses???? thanks so very much for replying...
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  3. by   disher
    The college of nurses won't issue temporary registration, a hospital can hire a nurse to work as a graduate nurse while waiting to write and pass the registration exam.
  4. by   cannurse
    In Ontario you must be able to write the RN exams and you must have the offer of a job to apply to the College of Nurses for a temporary licence. It is good for only one employer. Hospitals can't hire grad nurses since the Registered Health Care Professionals Act came out.
  5. by   Zhakrin
    Hi there, I'm Zhakrin's girlfriend. I am a 4th year student nurse who is graduating in April. In Ontario, you have to have a job offer, and sign a form from the COllege, then the hospital sends the offer to the College of Nurses. Once your temp license is issued, you can start to work, AND get paid at the starting RN rate until you write your RN exam. Once you write it though, if you tank, they take that away & you are SOL until you write again. I'm not sure what happens if you're from the US. Hope that helps!
  6. by   disher
    Just out of curiosity, do you know how long before you get the results from the nursing exam? Years ago it took about 3 months, I was wondering if they have improved the process. Also is the Canadain exam manual or computerized?
  7. by   Zhakrin
    The RN exam is written manually on a "Scantron" sheet (fill in the bubbles). If you fail you can appeal it, and have it scored manually (somebody reads your Scantron sheet & makes sure the computer marked it right or wrong). Sometimes if you don't fill in the bubbles all the way, or if you don't erase one completely, the computer picks it up as 2 answers for the same question, thus marks it wrong or incomplete.

    The results should take 3 to 4 weeks to receive by snail mail.

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