Dont know where to start...need advise for Canada - page 5

by kempo 5,672 Views | 52 Comments

Hi everyone, I'm planning to take the CRNE through British Columbia, I already read and understand their requirements and how to apply for registration. I am from the Philippines, I am a Registered Nurse and working in a... Read More


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    Oh, can LPNs in Canada apply for immigrant visa?
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    I am not sure if PN's qualify for work visa, best look on the Canadian embassy website for your country
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    :heartbeat Thanks for all the infos you are giving.... Now its easier for me to decide what to do first.. Hope all those who wants to be a nurse in Canada will be successful, this is very helpful... Thank you very much and to all the moderators.
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    Quote from i_am_here
    How about Regina Saskatchewan healthcare? I'll be working there maybe on Regina General Hospital or Pasqua Hospital? Any inputs for these hosp?


    Hell0 im just curoius about where did you find an employer
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    hello guys!

    i know that the nursing bodies need certain number of hours in clinical duties and theory classes so that they can evaluate my application for licensing. my question is, how can they know the exact number of hours in my theory class which in fact it is not stated in my Transcript of records. i just dont know how can they evaluate that one.


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    When you get your application package from the College of Nursing in the province you've chosen, it will include a thick stack of papers. There will be verification forms that will have to be processed and returned by your school of nursing, the PRC, any other jurisdiction where you've held a license, and each employer you've worked for. The paperwork has to be processed and returned by these different groups directly to the College of Nursing so as to ensure they're legitimate, a safeguard against fraud so to speak. (If I was able to just send the forms in on my own, I could say I have a Masters degree in nursing on a form when I only have a diploma in nursing and the College would have a hard time proving any of it. That's why they insist that it all be third party. You can't trust EVERYbody so you don't trust ANYbody...)

    The documentation they will require from the school of nursing will have a breakdown of exactly what you were taught, how you were taught it and how much practice you got at it. They then compare it to the educational programs in place in that province to see where the differences are. If the differences are too great, they may require you to upgrade your education before allowing you to write the CRNE and obtain a license. In Canada nurses are generalists when they graduate from school and have a solid education in each of the five main areas of nursing: medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and psychiatry. Many other countries have different models of nursing education and the nurses are streamed into one area or another. So when they want to come to Canada they're disappointed to find that their education doesn't match and they have to obtain more. This is particularly true for nurses from Australia and the UK. Nurses from the Philippines may face other challenges, in that their education may be considered more the equivalent of the practical nurse education in Canada, as has been the case in Alberta recently. That's a disappointment to everyone: the Filipino nurse will be required to obtain an LPN license and not an RN license, and then be paid quite a bit less money while at the same time upgrading his or her education to be considered an RN, the agency that recruited them may have to renegotiate contracts, the health regions are now needing to find positions for the nurses to fill because their vacancies were for RNs, and the nurses on the floor aren't getting quite the same help they were expecting. So it's a losing proposition all round.

    The documentation from the PRC will prove that you've passed the NLE and have been a member in good standing, meaning that they haven't had to take your license away for any reason and that they haven't had any complaints about your care. Same for any other jurisdictions you may have worked in, such as Dubai, Saudi Arabia and the US. Documentation from employers verifies that you really worked there for the time you said, doing the job you described and that there were no big issues they had to take up with you. It seems like a really hard process, and it is, but the colleges have a responsibility to provide the people of that province with a guarantee that the nurses they license are safe and competent.

    Does that make things a little clearer for you?
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    thanks janfrn!


    i read from other thread that CNO is the most strict of all the nursing bodies in canada

    anyway, just have to deal with it:wink2:

    i'll keep you posted about my application(in case others have same situation)

    thanks again and more power
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    They might well be. They're picky about a lot of things in Ontario.
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    Quote from libie
    hello guys!

    i know that the nursing bodies need certain number of hours in clinical duties and theory classes so that they can evaluate my application for licensing. my question is, how can they know the exact number of hours in my theory class which in fact it is not stated in my Transcript of records. i just dont know how can they evaluate that one.


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    In my case, it was indicated in the RLE records. Try to check out yours.
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    i went to the site of nursing bodies in BC and Alberta. i noticed that in their application package, the form that is to be sent to the School of nursing where one completed his nursing program there is a table where the school will write the number of theory hours and clinical hours. but in CNO there is none. im just really curious if how will they go about it. they have specific number of hours for theory but how can they possibly know that one? my transcript of records in school doesn't have theory hours in it- it only have the subjects, units and grades.

    anyone here planning to become an RN in Ontario? or those registered in Ontario?

    anyone can answer though.
    thanks


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