requirements to work as a nurse in canada (Vancouver/Burnaby esp) - page 2

hi, it's my first time to post anything in this site, i usually just lurk and read posts hehehe i'm sori if i've posted in the wrong forum.. but anyways here's my question.. I'm a BSN student... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Tililing
    is there any site on how to apply in canada for their board exam or somthing like that?

    Canada has provinces, not states. And you need to apply to the one where you wish to work and live for licensure. There is a sticky at the top with the contact information for each.

    Same as for the US, you must be accpeted to even sit for the exam, you do not just apply for it.

    Please take the time to do some reading.
  2. by   Harlene
    thank you Miss suzannne. I just dont know where to start. but now i know where. thanks a lot. I hope you will still help/answer my next inquiries.

    Thank you very much ma'am.:spin:
  3. by   chezie
    Quote from gnetsky
    In Vancouver,(BC) in order to qualify you need to be an RN in the originating country. Also, since you took your BSN in the Philippines you need to take english test. There is no such thing as challenging the test in BC. You have to pass all the requirement and assesment by the nursing board before they allow you to take the exam. Usually there is no problem with the program from Phils. (I am not sure though with the short cut programs).

    Canadian exam is very much different from NCLEX. Took them both so I know. Phils. local board is more like NCLEX. Canadian exam is more focus on psychosocial.

    ok, wow! thanks so much for summarizing it for me and putting it in simpler terms... sorry it took so long for me to understand the requirements and stuff... theres a lot of hearsay and its confusing as to what/who i should be listening to.. anyway, my mum just came home from canada and she brought with her paper stuff from CRNBC.. i just havent got to reading them yet because im on my christmas break but thanks again for everyone who replied to my post!
  4. by   eldhose scaria
    i completed my Bsc nursing on march 2009.Last month i wrote ielts and scored an overall 7 with .......listening-8,reading-7,speaking-7,writing-6.5.i would like to work as a nurse in canada.what all things should i do for that??How much will be the cost to write canadian RN??how many years of experiance should i possess inorder to apply for this package??Actually i have only8 months experiance.what happens if i can't pass RN???will i be sent back to my native country???can i do par time job there in canada while preparing for RN ??if so,what type of job??please tell me every thing related to this.............
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from eldhose scaria
    i completed my Bsc nursing on march 2009.Last month i wrote ielts and scored an overall 7 with .......listening-8,reading-7,speaking-7,writing-6.5.i would like to work as a nurse in canada.what all things should i do for that??How much will be the cost to write canadian RN??how many years of experiance should i possess inorder to apply for this package??Actually i have only8 months experiance.what happens if i can't pass RN???will i be sent back to my native country???can i do par time job there in canada while preparing for RN ??if so,what type of job??please tell me every thing related to this.............
    Hi and welcome to the site

    Moved the thread to the International forum as it is an old thread and we now ask that any questions regarding International nurse wanting to work in Canada is placed in the International forum

    There are many threads discussing what to do. A lot will depend on which province you want to work in and the province college of RN's requirements for IEN's.

    Suggested starting reading
    FAQ For Canada
    FAQ CRNE
    IEN (Internationally Educated Nurses) Read first
  6. by   RNGrad2006
    Quote from micdelrosario
    if i am a citizen in canada then do i still need to take an english test and also 1st be a RN in the philipppines and be qualified to take the provincial exam(CNATS)?
    I am also a Canadian citizen but was educated in the US and had to follow all the procedures of Internationally Educated Nurses in order to take the exam in Canada. The assessment process is also quite lengthy before you will get authorization to take CRNE. And once this is completed have to satisfy the requirements by working under supervision for 250 hours before getting registered in BC. But yes, you will need to take the exam in the Philippines and pass and get licensed before you can take the exam in BC. Most people have reported the whole process takes about a year but are usually able to work prior to taking the CRNE under a interim license but some are reporting it difficult to find a job without full registration. You may want to look at some of the threads on the subject...there are many.
  7. by   mikelarnaldo
    Hello, i thought some of you can help me with my plans. I sort of have the same problem as some here. I really don't know where to start. Anyways, here's some information you guys might need. I am a Canadian/Filipino Citizen, born in Vancouver, Canada and moved to the Philippines when i was 13 and graduated from Metropolitan Medical Center last 2010. But i haven't taken the NLE yet because i was doing a non-related nursing part time job last year. Now that I'm finished with that, i was thinking of moving back to Canada and work as a nurse. Do i need to undergo the CARNA? My Mom and Aunt who work in the Medical Field in Vancouver, Canada, wants me to work as a LPN first. What's the requirements needed as a LPN for IEN. So now i really don't know where to start. Can anyone help me with what to do first? Thanks Bigtime.
  8. by   dishes
    The registration rules and procedures for internationally educated nurses are on the College of Licensed Practical Nurses British Columbia website, http://clpnbc.org/index.php?dbq=9

    dishes
  9. by   loriangel14
    You need to be licensed in the country you were educated in first. Then you can apply to the province you want to work in for licensure. They will assess your education and experience and determine if you are eligible to write the CRNE. You will need to have your BSN as that is the minimum requirement to get a license in Canada now.You would not be able to work as an LPN because you would need to be licensed as such. If you have your RN you will have to apply for RN licensure. You could not work a nurse in any capacity until you are in possession of a license.
  10. by   dishes
    Lori, I am not sure your information is current, because according to the CLPNBC website, "registration as a nurse in the country in which you received your nursing training is not required"

    dishes
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    To work as a nurse in Canada you have to go through the provincial college of RN or LPN and meet requirements. If you have sit NLE then it will be required
  12. by   RL657
    I am just wondering ..do you guys around here ever get tired of replying to the same queries about how to practise nursing here in Canada?So far as I browsed and read ,most of the questions being posted are being repeated and the answers to them are clearly explained.
  13. by   Fiona59
    Quote from RL657
    I am just wondering ..do you guys around here ever get tired of replying to the same queries about how to practise nursing here in Canada?So far as I browsed and read ,most of the questions being posted are being repeated and the answers to them are clearly explained.

    Oh, gawd yes.

    Half the time we do it, so we don't get called racist, hostile, unwelcoming, etc.

    Some of us really wonder how these posters got through nursing school without the answers being spoonfed to them.

    Do they think after migration, their coworkers are going to hold their hands and explain it all to them -- yes, they do, if my hospital's experience is anything to go by.

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