Working? in Canada.

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    Im glad I found this site/Forum....

    I am a US trained RN/NP with 13 years experience in Public/Occupational health Nursing.

    With friends/relations in Canada I had considered working there and am scheduled to take the CRNE in June.

    I was glad to hear the opinions of Canadian nurses working in the US and Canada. "formal Inquiries" have not been helpful to date about work etc..

    Im interested in readers opinions if it would be worth my while to take the CRNE at this time?

    Thanks, Eddie...

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    Eddie,
    Before writing any exam check with the college of nurses of the province you want to go to. I do believe that US nurses have reciprocity with the US. If you want to practice as an NP your NP certification in the US may also be accepted here.
    Good luck and welcome!
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    Quote from lalaxton
    Eddie,
    Before writing any exam check with the college of nurses of the province you want to go to. I do believe that US nurses have reciprocity with the US. If you want to practice as an NP your NP certification in the US may also be accepted here.
    Good luck and welcome!
    Thanks for the info...

    there is no reciprocity at the RN level so, I will be taking the CRNE in June.
    Happily, there is reciprocity with my other credentials-one less headache!

    I have been using the CNA practice book and took the online practice exam and did well-I would like to chalk it up to experience but am always suspect of something that looks to easy.
    Any further study suggestions?
    How was your experience taking the exam?

    Best Regards, Eddie.. (It's warming up in Boston)
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    Actually edie, I studied for my CRNE from an American book! Dont remember just which one (it was some years ago) but as I have said before, nursing is nursing , the only difference across the border is regulatory but basic how do you care for this type of patient question is no different.
    Good luck with your exam.
    What province are you interested in coming to?
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    Quote from lalaxton
    Actually edie, I studied for my CRNE from an American book! Dont remember just which one (it was some years ago) but as I have said before, nursing is nursing , the only difference across the border is regulatory but basic how do you care for this type of patient question is no different.
    Good luck with your exam.
    What province are you interested in coming to?
    Hi...
    Im not sure of what province yet. Im testing in saskatchewan and then, Possibly look to Ontario-But I guess it depends on all those annoying little things-Immigration,finding/getting a job-hopefully working in my specialty etc...
    I figure one hurdle at a time.

    I can get plenty of NCLEX practice books locally and I think Mosby offers a CRNE practice book-thanks.

    It appears everyone is heading South while Im looking North-am i missing something?
    Eddie...

    "I drank what"? Socrates (469-399 BCE).
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    Eddie,
    I may get flamed for this, but I think that everyone suffers from 'the grass is greener' syndrome. Having worked both sides of the border I can say that both have their pros and cons. In general it seems to be easier to get a full time job in the US than in some areas of Canada. However I do see the trend changing (at least in Ontario) with the new government committed to increasing the number of RN's here. That is little consolation to a new grad with debts who gets an offer from a hospital that promises the moon and a beach in the middle of winter......
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    How did the exam go? I will be a new grad in one month and plan on sitting for the CRNE at the first opportunity after passing my NCLEX-RN. I have a two year work commitment in Vermont after graduation, but plan on immigrating to Nova Scotia once that obligation is fulfilled. If there is any CDN specific content I should focus on, would someone please give me a heads-up so I can prepare? Also, what are the fees these days?
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    NP? Dose that stand for nurse practicioner (sorry I'm a bad speller )
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    Yep, you nailed it. NP is Nurse Practitioner. I have to decide if I want a certificate or to go for my Master's degree.


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