Can a LPN/LVN work overseas with their license? - page 2

by Bala Shark

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I know RNs can work overseas with their license but can LPN/LVNs do the same? I feel like I want to see the other part of the world..Anyone have experience in this matter..I know some RNs thrive to go out the US to work and see... Read More


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    You can work for the United States Government, like at a military base, or an Embassy. A license in any of the 50 states is acceptable. If hired though, they won't pay for your transportation over. You can look on the following website: www.cpol.army.mil for jobs on military posts. Not sure about embassys.
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    so do you think we cant work abroad even passing the nlex exam? Is our LPN program in the Philippines dfrent from other countries?
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    Quote from suzanne4
    Your license out of the US means nothing, it is only for the state that granted it here. To go overseas, you would need to take their exam and pass their language exam. Almost every single country requires that it be the RN after your name for immigration purposes and to get a visa. Not all states even use the equivalent of the LPN.
    Actually this isn't 100% correct.

    In Canada, a foreign trained PN's education is evaluated by the provincial College of LPNs (our governing body). Depending upon if the education requires provincial guidelines, the nurse is then permited to write our national exam.
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    So do you think thers a big possibility that LPNs here in the Philippines can work in Canada?
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    You would need to contact the college in the province you want to relocate to.

    Try clpna.com they have links to the other provinces. Look for the area entitled registration requirements or registering foreign nurses.
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    Hi there...question...if i'm from canada and working as an LPN, can I also work in th US?
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    If Australia and the USA are using similar Nursing structures ie. Level 1 and 2 Nurses ( RN and EN in Australia, RN and LPN/LVN in the USA ) do they recognize each others EN - LPN/LVN qualifications?
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    Hi! Actually I am determined to study LPN here in the Philippine but i'm worried and confuse if I have the chance to go to Australia and work as a LPN, would they accept or is it credited to them the LPN from the Philippine. I heard from my friend that even though you are a Registered Nurse from the Philippine, you still need to study in Australia for one year for you to work as a Registered Nurse. So how about the LPN?
    Last edit by tjlu on Jun 5, '07
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    Quote from tjlu
    Hi! Actually I am determined to study LPN here in the Philippine but i'm worried and confuse if I have the chance to go to Australia and work as a LPN, would they accept or is it credited to them the LPN from the Philippine. I heard from my friend that even though you are a Registered Nurse from the Philippine, you still need to study in Australia for one year for you to work as a Registered Nurse. So how about the LPN?
    Questions about whether qualifications will transfer from one country to another are better asked in that countries' forum. You will find more accurate answers posting your questions and concerns in the Australian forum.

    You might start searching for some of your answers here: http://www.nursing.edu.au/FAQ

    Good Luck
    Last edit by msdobson on Jun 5, '07
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    Quote from Jason from Australia
    Hi
    If Australia and the USA are using similar Nursing structures ie. Level 1 and 2 Nurses ( RN and EN in Australia, RN and LPN/LVN in the USA ) do they recognize each others EN - LPN/LVN qualifications?
    That would be a question for your Nursing Council (http://www.nursing.edu.au/FAQ), although it may vary from territory to territory.


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