Do NCLEX PN in Manitoba Canada - page 2

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Hi I have Nclex Pn here U.S. is this accepted in Manitoba Canada if I want to move there as a permanent resident. Need advise. Thanks... Read More


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    Hi there! I am an IEN from the Philippines currently residing here in Manitoba. If you're looking for work as an LPN here, your credentials must be assessed first by the CLPNM. After that, they will decide if you need further education or if you are eligible to write the LPN exam. Like you said, unfortunately CLPNM does not offer reciprocity for NCLEX passers. If you're a certified NA in the US, then you have nursing experience already. In order to work here as a health care aide here, you need to be certified. You need to enroll in a health care aide training program, but since you already have work experience as one, then you will just undergo the "challenge" program. No need to study for 8 months to obtain a certificate, you will just have challenge the HCA exam then go on a 2 week practicum to become certified. It costs around 2000$. However, you may still work as a home support worker (no certification needed) but must have your first aid and CPR training here. Hope this helps.
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    Quote from jam_bv15
    Hi there! I am an IEN from the Philippines currently residing here in Manitoba. If you're looking for work as an LPN here, your credentials must be assessed first by the CLPNM. After that, they will decide if you need further education or if you are eligible to write the LPN exam. Like you said, unfortunately CLPNM does not offer reciprocity for NCLEX passers. If you're a certified NA in the US, then you have nursing experience already. In order to work here as a health care aide here, you need to be certified. You need to enroll in a health care aide training program, but since you already have work experience as one, then you will just undergo the "challenge" program. No need to study for 8 months to obtain a certificate, you will just have challenge the HCA exam then go on a 2 week practicum to become certified. It costs around 2000$. However, you may still work as a home support worker (no certification needed) but must have your first aid and CPR training here. Hope this helps.
    Why is it "unfortunate" that their is no 'reciprocity for NCLEX passers'? Canada is an independent nation with their own rules and regulations, not the 51st state! If any of us where to move elsewhere in the world we'd have to pass a local exam.
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Why is it "unfortunate" that their is no 'reciprocity for NCLEX passers'? Canada is an independent nation with their own rules and regulations, not the 51st state! If any of us where to move elsewhere in the world we'd have to pass a local exam.
    Well said. Why on earth should there be reciprocity for NCLEX passers. We are not the US.
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    I understand and respect that Canada is an independent country with their own set of rules. Also, nursing is regulated differently at a provincial level. What I was just trying to say is that in Manitoba, NCLEX is not recognized while in some provinces they say, like Alberta it is considered as an equivalent exam before. Sincerely, no offense meant there.
    Last edit by jam_bv15 on Nov 28, '12
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    Quote from jam_bv15
    I understand and respect that Canada is an independent country with their own set of rules. Also, nursing is regulated differently at a provincial level. What I was just trying to say is that in Manitoba, NCLEX is not recognized while in some provinces they say, like Alberta it is considered as an equivalent exam before. Sincerely, no offense meant there.
    Uhm, no it isn't. You want to work in Alberta, you write the CRNE or CPRNE. NCLEX isn't worth the paper it's written on in Canada.
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Uhm, no it isn't. You want to work in Alberta, you write the CRNE or CPRNE. NCLEX isn't worth the paper it's written on in Canada.
    I may have been mislead by what I read online (http://mercanrecruit.com/forms/chealth_manual.pdf, page 4) Thank you very much for the information.
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    Quote from jam_bv15
    I may have been mislead by what I read online (http://mercanrecruit.com/forms/chealth_manual.pdf, page 4) Thank you very much for the information.
    Page 6 of this link to requirements for IEN states this

    CARNA does not accept the NCLEX-RN examination

    http://www.nurses.ab.ca/carna-admin/...KG.2013.v1.pdf

    For LPN there is nothing that I can see on the IEN application process that states NCLEX applicants are accepted in place of CPRNE

    http://www.clpna.com/Applicants/Inte...ssessment_Tool
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    Licensed in Another Province or USA

    It's pretty clear: "*Please note that all eligible USA applicants will be required to write the Canadian Practical Nursing Registration Exam (CPNRE)."

    MERCAN needs to update its information. But then Alberta isn't recruiting nurses, LPN or RN, from anywhere these days. There are credible rumours of layoffs in the Calgary zone at the middle management level and those nurses are going to be looking for work lower down the food chain - at the bedside.
    Last edit by janfrn on Nov 28, '12 : Reason: more info
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    Just had a look at that link. It's so old, it's talking about Capital Health which ceased to exist back around 2009.

    Worst decision CLPNA ever made, permitting IENs to work as LPNs while trying to qualify as RNs.
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    For the OP...I'm Canadian, I was trained for LPN in the US, wrote the NCLEX-PN and relocated back to Alberta.

    I had to submit all my transcripts, work history etc etc to CLPNA for assessment. Once they determined that I met THEIR licensing requirement I was granted permission to write the CPNRE.

    You do not need a recruiter to find you a job, do your immigration or get your nursing credentials assessed. You can save yourself money by doing this all yourself.

    All the information you need is online at reliable, credible websites such as CLPNA.
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