Do NCLEX PN in Manitoba Canada

  1. 0 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
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  4. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
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  5. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    No. NCLEX is an American exam. Canada is a different country and we have our own requirements and exams.You would need to meet Manitobas requirements and pass the CPRNE.The difficult part will be getting PR.
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  6. Visit  JessicaG-O profile page
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    The NCLEX applies to the united states, although I read somewhere on the CNO website that they will be taking over the exam in Canada, so maybe rules and regulations may changes then. I would imagine you will still have to pass the exam here because the nursing culture and exam content is different. Permanent resident depends on points, so check out the Canada immigration website.
  7. Visit  chanselay profile page
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    Hi loriangel, I'm just waiting for my PR in Manitoba. I'm just waiting for my PR in Manitoba. I'm just worried about work when I get there.
    I got an LPN nclex here in U.S. What are the chances of having an LPN job in Winnipeg Manitoba? How tough to find job there in Winnipeg
    as a Nurse lpn or rn?
    Is it hard there to find job rather here in U.S. Am I going to start as a caregiver in homecare to
    have work right away Manitoba? Is it true that the minimum hour pay of caregiver is 10 dollars CA per hour? Can we survive there with a low income plus tax?

    I'm here in US I just had my nclex and they said will not accept reciprocity in Manitoba. I guess I'll be starting to be a caregiver or nursing assistant. Please advise. Thanks.
    Last edit by NotReady4PrimeTime on Nov 10, '12
  8. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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    Quote from JessicaG-O
    The NCLEX applies to the united states, although I read somewhere on the CNO website that they will be taking over the exam in Canada, so maybe rules and regulations may changes then. I would imagine you will still have to pass the exam here because the nursing culture and exam content is different. Permanent resident depends on points, so check out the Canada immigration website.
    Although the company that has designed and administers the NCLEX has been contracted to revamp and administer the CRNE, they will still be completely different, separate exams and the CRNE will still be required for registration in all jurisdictions in Canada. The NCLEX has always been, and will remain, not accepted in Canada.

    chanselay, you will have to pass the CPRNE in order to work as an LPN in Manitoba. Your credentials as an LPN will have to be assessed by the CLPNM before you'll be granted eligibility for the exam. This process could take anywhere from 3 months to a year, depending on where you were educated, where you've worked and how many places documentation must come from. Caregiver positions do NOT pay well - they're minimum-wage jobs because they're unskilled. Minimum wage in Manitoba is $10.25, which is not a living wage anywhere in the country. Nursing assistant positions are paid a bit better, closer to what LPNs are paid, somewhere around $20 an hour. With careful budgeting it is possible to live on that.
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  9. Visit  chanselay profile page
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    Thanks for the message. I had BSN degree in the Philippines and had LPN nclex here in US.
    What are the qualification in Nursing assistant in Manitoba? I had a 4 year experience as a nursing assistant back home. I'm preparing myself do I need to take cpr first aid here in US? Will I be able to work as a nursing assistant in Manitoba? Nursing assistant and nursing aide same right? Thanks again
  10. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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    The website with health authorities' job postings is down for maintenance right now, but that would be the best place to look for NA jobs and to see what qualifications are needed. I don't live in Manitoba any more but I can tell you that in Alberta with the enactment of the Health Professions Act all nursing aides/assistants/attendants were required to become certified. There is an option for those with experience to have their previous learning assessed, which, once all requirements are met, leads to a certificate. Manitoba has similar requirements. The certificate course is 20 weeks and there is a challenge course available. As for the CPR and first aid, I'd recommend doing those in Canada. Many employers will only accept CPR from the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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  11. Visit  chanselay profile page
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    Hi. you mean I have to study the course for 20 weeks? How much it will cost you?
    Even though you're certified NA in US still they will not accept it? Thanks
  12. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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    "There is an option for those with experience to have their previous learning assessed, which, once all requirements are met, leads to a certificate...there is a challenge course available."

    If you're a certified nursing assistant in the US, then you have experience... unless you've never actually worked as a nursing assistant.
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  13. Visit  jam_bv15 profile page
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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$. However, you may still work as a home support worker (no certification needed) but must have your first aid and CPR training here. Hope this helps.
  14. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from jam_bv15
    Hi there! I am an IEN from the Philippines currently residing here in Manitoba. If you're looking for work as an LPN here, your credentials must be assessed first by the CLPNM. After that, they will decide if you need further education or if you are eligible to write the LPN exam. Like you said, unfortunately CLPNM does not offer reciprocity for NCLEX passers. If you're a certified NA in the US, then you have nursing experience already. In order to work here as a health care aide here, you need to be certified. You need to enroll in a health care aide training program, but since you already have work experience as one, then you will just undergo the "challenge" program. No need to study for 8 months to obtain a certificate, you will just have challenge the HCA exam then go on a 2 week practicum to become certified. It costs around 2000$. 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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