Vancouver RN application: who need to undergo SEC?

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    I am Singapore educated and trained RN, holding a 3 years' diploma, an advanced diploma and a BSN(honored), work in one of Singapore's tertiary hospital for 10 years. After one and half years waiting, I finally got my Canadian PR visa. Now plan to apply Vancouver's RN license online while I am still in Singapore. I am not sure if i am considered as IEN; is it possible for me to submit all the documents online to apply for CRNE in Vancouver? If yes, do I have to undergo the SEC? What if the SEC takes a very long time, and yet my IELTS report may be expired before the CRNE? Every step weighs a lot for me, though I have a Canadian RN dream, I can't leave my children and my family aside ... I really need to take every single step cautiously ! Can anyone tells me and guide me If I can go for CRNE directly based on my background without a long waiting or undergoing SEC? Millions thanks !
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    Anyone, yourself included, educated outside of Canada is considered an IEN.

    Vancouver does not issue a practice permit, the province of British Columbia will. You need to apply and have your education evaluated and the College will determine if you require SEC.

    If you search the threads that exist on this topic you'll find everything you need. It's a long process and won't be done in a month.

    I'm afraid you are just going to have to make the same sacrifices that generations of migrants have made in their lives when moving to North America. When my family came to Canada back in the '60s it was a far less welcoming place than it is today. We didn't have the same standard of living that my parents left, it took several years of my father working whatever jobs he could find until he secured one in his trade. My mother never worked in her field again due to red tape and the expense of recertifications/reeducation.

    Your dream of being a Canadian is no different from any of the other posters who post on this topic.
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    Have you activated your PR? if not it must be done before your medicals expire and that is usually 12 months from medical.

    As mentioned by Fiona you are considered a IEN because you trained outside the country, having PR doesn't make any difference except some provinces will only issue a license when you pass CRNE once you provide legal proof of residency like PR or temp work permit
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    Tks a lot for the info.I am going to Vancouver this coming June to activate the PR status. As it is a pretty far and expensive traveling, I want to do something important which is useful for my CRNE while staying there for a short period. Nevertheless, there is vase of info obtained via searching, come to the point of implementing, there are still full of doubts in mind, and too much uncertainty also. It seems there is nowhere to know the criteria for undergoing SEC, or doing a self evaluation. Which is more or less adding obstacles to the process for us IEN. I am wondering, as a well established healthcare system and organization, why there is no transparent , objective criteria and guidelines for us IEN to do self evaluation. And how can we prepare for CRNE journey in terms of time planing, knowledge point, and all the expenses towards to traveling, accommodation or some needed supplementary courses? I did see some cases online that, some IENs submit all documents as required, and they were told to undergo SEC after some time; after SEC and some supplementary courses, which could be a very long process, by the time they are able to write CRNE, their language competency report is near to expiry date, then they have to go back to square one for the language competency test ... What a painful journey ! Time consumed and money+++ gone ! What specifically can I do when I go to Vancouver for a short period this coming June?
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    According to CRNBC website, registration for IEN, "they strongly encourage that you not move to British Columbia until your application for CRNBC registration has been assessed and you are aware of the requirements you must meet to become registered" Can you delay your trip to BC until after you have heard from CRNBC?
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    According to CRNBC website, registration for IEN, "they strongly encourage that you not move to British Columbia until your application for CRNBC registration has been assessed and you are aware of the requirements you must meet to become registered" Can you delay your trip to BC until after you have heard from CRNBC?
    May be hard to delay if their medical is due to run out otherwise PR cannot be activated and they have to go through medical process again
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    What does the medical process involve?
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    Yes, agree with silverdragon102(: dishes: medical process means a routine medical check up in a nominated clinic by CIC. Though it s a very basic medical check up, it costs +++++ Being entangled with much uncertainty and worries for my future' s direction in Canada. Any friends, seniors of nursing in Canada ESP in BC, I am eager to get ur guidance !
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    What does the medical process involve?
    Medicals involve a visit to a CIC designated medical practitioner, medical assessment including basic eye test, weight, height, bp, various physical assessment which does appear to differ between different medical practitioners. Then a visit to approved medical facility for chest X-ray and blood test.

    Approved medical practitioner could be several hours away so cost may include travel and accommodation as well as cost may vary with medical practitioner and medicals are only valid for 12 months and PR must be activated before they expire. Very rarely will an extension be granted and all accompanying family members over I think age of 5 have to have medical although children I think are exempt blood tests
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    Thanks for clarifying about the medical. Linlicy when did you submit your application to CRNBC?


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