Philippines, Canada. Career conflict: Pursuing education. Help, please? - page 2

Before my asking questions, what is it like to be in my shoes? I was one year and a half into finishing my nursing degree in the Philippines when we were called to come to Canada. I'm a permanent... Read More

  1. Visit  sntb_nrs} profile page
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    Yeah, I guess I was just waiting for someone to give me a reason to go back home. I'm going through a rough time adjusting as I just moved here and I was hoping that I could still go back, if not for just a while.
    Just to clear things up, I am young and still do not know what career path to take and where ; but Nursing-wise, So far you guys cleared this up for me and logically the best thing to do is to stay. Thanks!
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  3. Visit  iamnomad} profile page
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    if I were you, I'd stay in Canada. Philippine education may be cheaper, but that doesn't mean it's a good deal for you based on your situation. I mean, if your intention is to go back to Canada after finishing your nursing program, then you have to realise that being an IEN, you will have to go through months of credential evaluations, IELTS, and back and forth correspondents. And applying to any colleges of nursing (BON) in Canada means you have to pass the NLE in the Philippines first before they make you eligible for registration, which adds more months of waiting.
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  4. Visit  blueberrychizz} profile page
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    sntb_nrs, can i ask a question? you're going to start your class in jan 2014 with an LPN program right? are you still going to take high school subjects or upgrade something? i plan to take a university transfer.. and i am also having the same dilemma as yours. i am also a permanent resident and left my school in the philippines..well the difference is that im taking up medicine and im supposed to be in 3rd year so it hurts me to leave it i hope you could answer my question XD
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    Heyy blueee,

    So, yeah. It actually depends on which kind of school you plan to go to. And i'm thinkingwhich province you're in is a factor in giving credentials. But i'm pretty much sure you have to make up for most of it. Anywaaaay, Some schools wanted me to get some hs subjects, some just asked me to do an assessment exam. When i inquired in a univesity, tho, i needed a semester (in addition to the nsg program) to catch up on le basicuniversity courses eventhough i came from a university >.<
  6. Visit  Fiona59} profile page
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    Quote from sntb_nrs
    Heyy blueee,

    So, yeah. It actually depends on which kind of school you plan to go to. And i'm thinkingwhich province you're in is a factor in giving credentials. But i'm pretty much sure you have to make up for most of it. Anywaaaay, Some schools wanted me to get some hs subjects, some just asked me to do an assessment exam. When i inquired in a univesity, tho, i needed a semester (in addition to the nsg program) to catch up on le basicuniversity courses eventhough i came from a university >.<
    Several provinces that have experience in assessing education in the Phillipines have found that many of your university courses in the first year are only the equivalent of Grade 12 in High School.

    Why not just as requested and ace the courses if you are so confident in your education?
  7. Visit  sntb_nrs} profile page
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    I don't have the luxury of time. Sadly.
  8. Visit  Ginger's Mom} profile page
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    Quote from sntb_nrs
    I don't have the luxury of time. Sadly.
    I think you answered your own question the quickest way to finish school and get a license is to stay in Canada, if you can not successfully challenge the tests, you will need the information to practice in Canada. So you can stay and learn the Canadian way, or go out of the country and wait endlessly to have your credentials evaluated and then struggle to pass the board exam.
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