US- RN planning to transfer to Canada - page 3

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Hi. I am a US-RN and is thinking of trying to migrate to Canada. Can somebody give me advice if its true when they say that if you pass youre an NCLEX passer, you can just apply for a reciprocity in Vancouver? Is this true?... Read More


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    (I asked if the NCLEX-RN would have to be re-written again, once I move back to Canada. I am a dual citizen, CDN USA and obtaining my nursing education and license in Texas....)

    This was the response I received:

    As we are in the early stages of developing the NCLEX-RN exam for use in Canada, I cannot give you a definitive answer at this point. What I can tell you is that it is quite likely that as of January 2015, the NCLEX-RN exam will be accepted as meeting the entry to practice exam requirement whether written in Canada or USA. If you write the NCLEX-RN exam in the USA PRIOR to January 2015, it MAY not be accepted for registration in British Columbia and you MAY be required to write the NCLEX-RN in Canada. I'm sorry that I cannot provide you with more information at this time. As mentioned, it is still quite early in the process and such details have not been confirmed. My suggestion is to monitor the CRNBC and CCRNR (Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators) for future updates.
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    And Scoobygang.... Make sure to apply (permanent residence, citizenship, work permit) to Canada Immigration ASAP.
    The process is painstakingly drawn out and slow.
    BEST OF LUCK!!
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    Quote from RED1984
    (I asked if the NCLEX-RN would have to be re-written again, once I move back to Canada. I am a dual citizen, CDN USA and obtaining my nursing education and license in Texas....)

    This was the response I received:

    As we are in the early stages of developing the NCLEX-RN exam for use in Canada, I cannot give you a definitive answer at this point. What I can tell you is that it is quite likely that as of January 2015, the NCLEX-RN exam will be accepted as meeting the entry to practice exam requirement whether written in Canada or USA. If you write the NCLEX-RN exam in the USA PRIOR to January 2015, it MAY not be accepted for registration in British Columbia and you MAY be required to write the NCLEX-RN in Canada. I'm sorry that I cannot provide you with more information at this time. As mentioned, it is still quite early in the process and such details have not been confirmed. My suggestion is to monitor the CRNBC and CCRNR (Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators) for future updates.

    Thanks for sharing this. So as of now, no one can really tell for sure. We'll just have to wait on what it'll be in the next years to come.
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    You're welcome I will update this thread whenever I receive correspondence from them... May as well keep everyone in the loop!!
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    https://www.crnbc.ca/Registration/Li...2013winter.pdf

    here's a link to the 1st NCLEX Communique newsletter
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    After reading all the information, it still boils down to calling the board in Canada. I found that with good intention we all have good information to share, but rules change and situations do to....ALWAYS go to the source and save yourself some grief....Our California board has different rules for different degrees and Canada does too.........so cut out the wondering. They will explore with you just what credentials you have and how to proceed...and of course the COST! and all the other LITTLE things like background checks,health checks,residency proof....(and on and on and on)
    Last edit by marilynsuttle on Feb 9 : Reason: needed to add more
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    We don't have boards up here
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    Hello everyone! I think this might help. Last 14th of August 2014, I emailed and asked College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) regarding reciprocity about NCLEX Canada and NCLEX US.

    This was the response I received last 16th of August 2014.

    Hello,

    Thank you for your email. As of January 15, 2015 CRNBC will be recognizing the NCLEX-RN dating back to 1982. You are correct; you will need to go through the regular IEN application process including English, SEC, etc. Once you go through the process and become eligible for registration in B.C., you can request that an official verification of your NCLEX date and result be sent to us directly from the State Board you wrote the exam through, and you will not be required to re-write the exam.

    Kind regards,
    ********** BBA
    Exam Administrator, RNs and NPs, Registration, Inquiry and Discipline
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Aug 18 : Reason: name removed
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    Furthermore, Iíve also emailed and asked the same question to College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA).

    This was the reply I received last Aug. 15, 2014

    Hello Aldrean,

    The policy relating to the NCLEX is still at the decision making process at CARNA. The Provincial Council is meeting in September to make this decision. More information will be on the website once this decision has been made.

    Registration Services
    __________
    College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta

    On the other hand, I had read this from CNO Website.

    Information for applicants who have already passed the NCLEX-RN exam: On Sept. 18, the College of Nurses of Ontario's Council will consider whether to accept successful NCLEX-RN exam writes going back to 1982. Council's decision will be posted following the meeting.
    Last edit by valdreankent on Aug 17 : Reason: Remove unnecessary details.


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