Hi. I am a nurse from England wanting to nurse in Canada.
In March I applied for registration in BC and Alberta as I didn't know which to choose. I have been granted temp registration in BC, but I've just received a letter denying me registration in Alberta. (I am an old project 2000 nurse, registered 'children's nurse'.).
The problem is after a recci/holiday my partner and I fell in love with Calgary and decided it was the place for us. Is their any point in requesting a review? (They charge $250 up-front). Is it true they will be relaxing the registration requirments for international nurses in the future?
My heart feels broken,
. Any advice is appreciated.
Jul 19, '08
Well, let me toss in my 2bits.
Linda Stanger (ED of CLPNA) at the LPN conference this spring said that CLPNA and CARNA were going to Britain along with Capital Health to recruit. She said that UK nurses who did not qualify for RN status through CARNA would be recruited as LPNs. This did not go over well with the LPNs at the meeting who raised all sorts of questions and were basically brushed off with the old "we know what's best for nursing line".
So who the hell knows what CARNA and CLPNA are upto? They are playing their cards close to their chests and the membership are always the last to know. Ever since we all found out that certain BScN programmes (in AsiaPacific) are roughly the equivalent of the PN diploma offered in Alberta who knows what their plans are for RNs with educations that don't match that of the UofA?
Last edit by Fiona59 on Jul 19, '08
: Reason: my grammar sucks today