[QUOTE=anjulie;3988772]hi im an RN here n the philippines but have no hospital experience yet. I just would like to ask some tips and advice. Here are my concerns:
I'm applying as a live-in caregiver in canada. if ever my temporary resident visa will be approved, and would become a permanent resident later on, and if i want to pursue my nursing career there, will i be qualified even if i don't get any nursing experience here in the philippines?
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Yes: the Colleges of Nurses (but the one in BC, which does require Canadian work experience) are able to evaluate your file based on education alone; that being said, experience is always a good point if your education doesn't exactly meet all the requirements to be considered equivalent to that of a nurse educated locally.
if ever i'm already a permanent resident, can my husband (who's also an RN here in the Phil) go directly to canada and apply for CRNE?
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Directly to Canada, no: you need to do all the process to sponsor him, unless he wants to spend all the time to apply as an independent worker. CIC is fair (at least theoretically) and the process to reunite family members is (usually) faster if both the sponsor and sponsored meet all the requirements (quite a few). Applying to CRNE directly is not possible, he needs to apply for registration (sticky on top, CRNE).
can i take the CRNE while i'm still working as a live-in caregiver or a nanny?
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Sure, once you are given eligibility to write the exam you can do whatever you feel like in the mean time. Very important: study hard for it if you're given the opportunity to take it: three missed shots and back to school.
some are seeking for a community home care nurse, will my experience as a caregiver (ex;disabled/elderly care) can be considered as an experience? they say for example they require 1-2 yrs related experience, can it be consider if i don't meet the exact required experience since they stated they require an equivalent combination of education, skills and experience?
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]That's a question between you and your prospective employers: any experience that is not as RN is not acceptable by the Colleges, but I'm sure employers will be willing to look into it if you are able to portrait your experience in a good light and make it count towards the position they're looking to fill: resume writing and interview skills come to mind now too. Learn as much as you can while you're not working as a nurse: knowledge is not heavy and you can take it with you anywhere you go
what are my other options if ever they will not approve my application to take the CRNE because of limited experience?
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]It's not limited experience but education what could play against you during the assessment: the College may suggest you take a bridging program. Since you don't have experience you shouldn't let more than five years lapse between graduation and registration. Your graduation date will be taken as the last time you practice nursing safely, and it needs to be no more than five years to be counted as "recent safe nursing practice". If you don't have the recent practice requirement, you'll need to take a bridging/refresher course even if your original education was deemed as equivalent.
I hope you could share some tips. I'm just new here and this is my first post...
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Here is a link that could help you even if you're not coming to Ontario: