RPN canada want to work as LPN US - page 2

Hi there :) Can someone help me or give me an idea what to do? I am canadian RPN, Registered nurse in the Philippines and LPN in Michigan, i want to move in Michigan but i dont know how to start... Read More

  1. by   Silverdragon102
    You will be looking at a bridging course LPN to RN and there are a few options. Depending on state there can be state school training or even long distant training like Excelsior (not all states accepts this program and much has been written in the distant learning forum under the student tab)
  2. by   sapna1728
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    You will be looking at a bridging course LPN to RN and there are a few options. Depending on state there can be state school training or even long distant training like Excelsior (not all states accepts this program and much has been written in the distant learning forum under the student tab)
    Ok, I will be around NJ, NY , PA,CT . so is there any bridging course around this area ? Please help me , I am very much confuse here. And Will I be Elligible to Work in US on the base of Practical Nurse which I did in Canada ?
  3. by   linzz
    If I have interpreted this correctly, you are still working on your RPN program here in Canada, are you going to be writing your registration exam this year or next year as this exam is only offered three times a year and you must pass it by the third try. I would think you might want to wait to see if you pass this exam first. The schools say that everyone passes first try but that is not true at all.

    As for whether the RPN is the same as the U.S. RN, is a huge question, this may be quantified on many factors, not just length of study time. I would likely start at the Board of Nursing in the area you wish to work in and see what they say.
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Agree, you need to start with the BON on the state you plan on working and you will require a license from Canada and they will make a decision on whether your training will meet their requirements for foreign trained and allow you to sit NCLEX PN, without meeting requirements you will not be able to work in the US as a nurse. Is your fianc a USC? Just wondering about work visa
  5. by   sapna1728
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Agree, you need to start with the BON on the state you plan on working and you will require a license from Canada and they will make a decision on whether your training will meet their requirements for foreign trained and allow you to sit NCLEX PN, without meeting requirements you will not be able to work in the US as a nurse. Is your fianc a USC? Just wondering about work visa
    No , my fiance is on working visa in US, But as I am Canadian Citizen , I can work in US . thanks very much for your help. I will find out more information from the colleges over there in US.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from sapna1728
    No , my fiance is on working visa in US, But as I am Canadian Citizen , I can work in US . thanks very much for your help. I will find out more information from the colleges over there in US.
    Not sure what visa you are looking at as a LPN you will not meet requirements for TN visa and unless your fianc visa allows spouse to work then you are going to have problems
  7. by   akosuafanti
    Hello i will graduate as an rpn in ontario and sit for my rpn provincial exams in september 2010. i was wondering if i can practice in the USA when i pass my exams and will i be able to get a work permit to work in the US as i am a canadian. pls can someone show me what to do.
  8. by   dishes
    akosuafanti
    It seems to me you need to take a number of steps to find out if you can work as lpn in the US, you will need to find out if you qualify for a TN, if a US employer will hire you, if you qualify to write the NCLEXPN. Try reading these stickies for more information Must Read International Nursing Topics - All users please read

    dishes
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    LPN/RPN will not meet TN requirements or any other work visa requirements enabling you to work in the US. You need RN to meet requirements
  10. by   Fiona59
    Uhm, if the LPN has treaty status they can cross the border without all the paperwork that the rest of us require.
  11. by   dishes
    Thanks for sharing this information fiona, I learned something new.
    dishes
  12. by   akosuafanti
    Hey Fiona can u pls explain to me what u mean by the LPN has treaty status they can cross the border without all the paperwork. As am Canadian and lives in ontario, so does tht mean i can cross the border for a job without the paper work?
  13. by   Fiona59
    First Nations people with treaty status have special ID cards that permit easy border crossing. Look at the employment history of the Mohawks, Algonquins, etc. They work on most major construction projects down south.

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