US born, dual Canadian citizen with CA RN looking to move to Alberta Canada
- 0Feb 3 by Steph5253I was born in the US and have lived here my entire life, I hold dual citizenship in the US and Canada due to being a first generation American with a Canadian mother. I currently have a California RN license with a BSN. I am hoping to move to Lethbridge, Alberta and was wondering how my application for and taking the CRNE, licensing, and finding an RN job will differ from other IENs being that I have Canadian citizenship?
Also, not being familiar with the nursing climate in Canada, I was hoping to get more information, particularly about Alberta. I am moving there to be close to my mother but what I have read here and from my visits, leads me to believe that it is very different than nursing (and living for that matter) in the Bay Area of California.
I have read many posts about IENs but none with my circumstances of already having citizenship yet knowing nothing about the process as I have only visited Canada.
This is is the beginning of my country transfer recon :-) any information will be helpful!
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- 1Mar 16 by Fiona59Quote from AyleiahHow are the requirements crazy? They are in place to ensure that any nurse educated outside of Canada has the same basic education as a nurse educated in any Canadian province. The taxpayer pays our wages and is entitled to safe, qualified nursing staff.You will be required to write the nursing exam. I live in Alberta and the requirements are crazy...
OP, you will be an IEN despite having Canadian Citizenship because you were educated in the US.
Lethbridge has a nursing programme, so you will be competing with locally educated nurses. Look in the Canadian Forum for threads on AHS.