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 resident here so that means I have to be here 2years out of a 5year time span for it to take effect.
Since the curriculum there and here is different, all my hard work means kind of nothing and I have to basically start all over again. If i were to go to school here. BUT there's a catch. I would study to be a LPN for 18 months, work for 900 hours and then study for another year to be an RN. And this is with school with nice reputation, meaning there's a looong waitlist. Months long.
Now in the Philippines, my school also had a nice reputation regarding nursing education.
ALAS. My question: What would you do if you were me? Study here in Canada or go back to the Philippines and come back when you're done?
But when you finish outside of Canada, there are a lot to face when you come back.
Also, do you REALLY need to have additional studies to be able to work here? Ie refreshers, etc. besides taking the exams?
And, oh, I'm in BC.
Awesome people please help meee >.<
It's a matter of time and finances.
Please and Thankyou!
May 17, '13
by ceridwyn Guide
I concur with above poster, how are you going to get this experience when it is reported, half a million nurses in the Philipines are out of work.
What you are proposing is to leave a country with difficulty getting work, but it is still there for nurses and good pay
To a country with no work for nurses and free labour (if you manage to get in) and little pay (if you manage to get a job amongst the 500000 unemployed.
On your return you will be an IEN with nursing education not focused on the culture of your new country and will have to pass the national test without being educated for it. Then you will compete for jobs with nurses that were educated in Canada.
The only thing you will gain in your plan is easy access to a nursing education in another country and most likely cheaper.
Most people believe that are born and bred in western countries that others emmigrate there for a ' better life, more opportunities, better lifestyle than country one has wants to leave, you want to do immigration back to your original country, those of us that live in countries with high immigration intakes find this bizzare and feel that yes, you wanted immigration to be given a new chance in life, but you are not happy to do the hard yards getting nursing education in your new country that is geared towards the culture in your new country as the locals, this is often felt as slightly traitorish (excuse the bluntness)...do not take this personally, you are one of hundreds.
Gaining nursing education back in old country has turned on people that have immigrated and then returned to the Phillipines for nursing education in the United States and now they find themselves without recognised nursing education back in the United States, say this happens in Canada.
Though it sounds you have made your mind up and want someone to concur with your plan...good luck
Last edit by ceridwyn on May 17, '13