Do NCLEX PN in Manitoba Canada

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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
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    Moved to CA Nursing for more response.
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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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    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.
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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 janfrn on Nov 10, '12
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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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    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
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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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    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
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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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