Practical Nursing in Canada for 2 years - page 4

Hi, I am a registered nurse in the Philippines with no work experience. I enrolled at a 2-year practical nursing program at Centennial College in Toronto Canada. I already have a student visa and... Read More

  1. Visit  janice82} profile page
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    hi kamae. i am also in the process of applying to centennial college using the rpn route. i know it has been two years since you applied for the study permit so i am not sure if the immigration still has the same policies regarding the approval of study permit. i want to know if you still submitted a study plan for the immigration. i am a bit worried about being an rn here in the Philippines and studying in Canada using the rpn route.
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  3. Visit  janice82} profile page
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    hi kamae. can u pm me your email? im not allowed to reply yet to your pm
    thank you.
  4. Visit  val8} profile page
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    Hi Kamae. We used to exchange messages last Dec because im also planning to apply for a student visa. I created a new account here that's why for now I cannot send private messages. I have a question regarding study plan. Im an RN here in the Philippines. What is the best advice you can give me when creating a study plan for practical nursing wherein you are already an RN here in PH. Thanks. Hoping for your response.
  5. Visit  kamae} profile page
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    Hi val0922.. What do you mean by study plan? If you're an RN in the Philippines, you can go for the 1 yr RPN bridging course or take a different course that is offered to international students. As an RN in PH, you may qualify to take the RPN exam without having to take the program. I took the 2-yr RPN course for different reasons and you don't have to follow that path if what you're after is a work permit. I took the RPN exam even before I finished the course because I had a BSN and an Philippine RN license. I decided to finish the course regardless.

    Good luck and pm me if you want once you're able to.
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    Quote from kamae
    Hi val0922.. What do you mean by study plan? If you're an RN in the Philippines, you can go for the 1 yr RPN bridging course or take a different course that is offered to international students. As an RN in PH, you may qualify to take the RPN exam without having to take the program. I took the 2-yr RPN course for different reasons and you don't have to follow that path if what you're after is a work permit. I took the RPN exam even before I finished the course because I had a BSN and an Philippine RN license. I decided to finish the course regardless.

    Good luck and pm me if you want once you're able to.
    Okay. Im still thinking on what course I should take and ways I could puruse to make my stay in canada longer if I will be on a student visa. What advise can you give me because Im about to start my student visa application. Thank you
  7. Visit  kamae} profile page
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    Look for courses that could lead to a career that is included in the NOC 0,A or B occupations so that you could use it to apply for immigration in the future. That way, you'll have another option other than RPN in order to qualify for immigration. You could search for those occupations online.. type in NOC 0, A and B occupations.
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    Hi,Kamae I would like to ask where I can pay my registration application for college of nurses of ontario.I am currently here in saudi arabia , just got my immigrant visa and i applied for cno registration, i tried to search the cno website but no details regarding payment via credit card and account number is not writtien. Thanks a lot in advance
  9. Visit  Silverdragon102} profile page
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    You may be better contacting the CNO and asking them this question, I have just had a look and it appears as if they are asking for cheque at this time as mentions postmark
  10. Visit  kaye.aguilar} profile page
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    Thanks a lot.
  11. Visit  rosebernadas} profile page
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    hello kamae,


    i just want to ask you about the PN. I graduated as an PN in Philippines. Im currently in dubai as ofw. planning to take Ielts by this year....just want to know if you have idea about CPNRE....am i illegible to take an CPNRE after taking ielts with my TOR and diploma..


    thanks
  12. Visit  JustBeachyNurse} profile page
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    Quote from rosebernadas
    hello kamae,


    i just want to ask you about the PN. I graduated as an PN in Philippines. Im currently in dubai as ofw. planning to take Ielts by this year....just want to know if you have idea about CPNRE....am i illegible to take an CPNRE after taking ielts with my TOR and diploma..


    thanks
    You are ineligible as all Canadian provincial colleges of nursing require IEN candidates to be licensed in the country of education. As the Philippines does not recognize or license LPNs, you cannot be licensed as an LPN in the Philippines and as such cannot be licensed as an LPN/RPN in Canada.
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  13. Visit  earlmik07} profile page
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    Hello kamae,

    Ive just read all the replies and comments of your post, and although some things are clear to me now.. there are still questions Id like to ask. Im a registered nurse in our homeland; however, I have not been practising our profession for years. These days, I have been really considering to go back to nursing. Since I currently live in Czech Republic, Im thinking to study again, but in Canada instead of going back home to get trainings and refresh myself in the nursing field. My questions are the following: 1) How much did it cost you to study for 2yrs in there? Were you exposed to hospital duty while studying? Because I need to retrain myself and get used to again in the hospital setting and direct patient care. 2) How did you apply for the school and your student visa? 3) How about the cost of living in Toronto? Is it expensive like from flats/dorm to books and other basic necessities? 4) I believe you are already an RN there, what did you do with the CNO? Does it need a working visa for the registration? Because it's a bit confusing. They said must register first to the respective regulatory board of the province where you choose to work. If Im not mistaken this is for nurses who wish to register as RN, right? I mean not for student nurses yet. I hope you will enlighten me about this matter because I really need answers for me to make this study plan happen. Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated.
    Last edit by earlmik07 on Jan 20
  14. Visit  dishes} profile page
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    @earlmik, according to the posts on this thread kamae took a two year RPN diploma program at centennial college, this would not qualify her as a RN only a RPN. Some of your questions regarding fees and dorm expenses can be answered by googling toronto centennial college international students tuition and residency. On top of the tuition and residence fees, plan for an additional $500 per month for transportation, food and clothing.


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