itsmejuli 13,525 Views
Joined Oct 23, '09 - from 'Edmonton, Alberta'.
itsmejuli is a Home Care Supervisor.
Posts: 2,380 (41% Liked)
Did you try interviewing someone where you did your clinical??
I'm Canadian, I had lived and worked in Florida for a very long time. I did my LPN program in Florida as well as completed an associates degree which included all the pre-reqs for the LPN-RN bridge program. Plus I completed the first semester of the LPN-RN bridge in Florida.
All of my combined education plus being licensed and working in Florida met the CLPNA's requirements for LPN licensing here in Alberta.
So basically you'd have to have an ADN RN from a US state to be considered for LPN here.
And then there's the whole issue of immigration ....very difficult. The job market is miserable here too.
I could be a burger cook at a McDonald's and go cover a shift at another McDonald's. I can guarantee I'd be told "that's not how we do it here"
Happens in every job.
Be prepared to dedicate 2 hours a day to studying
Remember to breathe and keep yourself centered in the present moment.
Take a deep breath. First apply to the BON. Then realize you have little control so just take things one step at a time. But you need your ssn first
Ask your manager for training.
Research the job market for nurses in your area before you quit your job and spend all your money on nursing school.
In most areas there is no nursing shortage.
Did you make a mistake entering this field and believing the hype? Sorry to say the answer is yes. Its a tough time for LPNs and RNs here in Edmonton as well as the rest of Alberta, Canada and the US.
Read these threads for information on what's going on in Alberta. Some are about RNs and some about LPNs but the information is applicable to both.
http://allnurses.com/nursing-in-cana...ba-811254.html here JanFrn clearly explains the goings on in AHS
and here's a thread from 2009 talking about AHS problems
It's never good to leave things to the last minute
Your questions really aren`t anything new. I bet if you read the forums on AN you`ll find plenty of answers to your questions.
If you're looking for a good paying career in which you'll always have a great paying job look at the skilled trades.
Did you look at the CLPNA website?
You can't write the exam until you receive approval from the college of nursing in the province to which you applied.
There is no shortage of nurses in Canada.
I could take your survey to my local grocery store and get 5 people from 5 different countries to complete it in about an hour.
You could do the same.
I have excellent interview skills
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