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is there anyone here who tried applying in this agency? their site is www.go2canada.com and unfortunately, there aren't many sites that offer feedback about their processing. my mother and I... Read More

  1. Visit  cyberfanatic profile page
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    actually, all of those whom i know really undergone LPN status first prior to becoming RN in canada (that is what Im being told about) since experience wise, only those obtained in a canadian province / territory are the ones being credited for you to get the CRNE.

    I really am interested. Lucy, did you had any experience prior to your application as a LPN? By the way, as promised, I will give update. Well, we weren't able to get to the place cause my mother requested a reschedule on October 11 instead so that's it! hehe

    and silverdragon, would it be possible to shift to RN from being LPN? are the experiences obtained as a LPN valid and considered for one to be able to take the CRNE or not? how long do i need to be an LPN? thank you.

    Hmm..by the way, I already have 6 months of paid experience as a nurse, but when I took the scoring for skilled worker, I only got 66 (1 point short T_T)
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  3. Visit  Ginger's Mom profile page
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    In the USA, LPN experience does not count toward a RN since the scope of practice is very different. It maybe different in Canada.
  4. Visit  cyberfanatic profile page
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    that is the reason why I asked, because as to what I read in the net, they are 2 different profession. But as I have said, most nurses here who migrate to Canada undergo 6 months of LPN status first, then, while on LPN, they should pass the CRNE within that 6 months. Otherwise, they will be sent back "?" (I am not certain on that but this is what an agency told me before)

    and also, I really would like to get to LPN status just as long as I can get to an RN title after (of course, after passing the CRNE) since I don't like to be LPN for life...Honestly, I don't even know what an LPN does since I haven't been educated as one. :P
  5. Visit  RNGrad2006 profile page
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    Quote from Alexk49
    In the USA, LPN experience does not count toward a RN since the scope of practice is very different. It maybe different in Canada.
    Definitely not...BC has a requirement of 250 hours of supervised practice prior to licensure and even though I worked as an LPN in Canada none of that experience counted for anything.
  6. Visit  ♥sassyRN♥ profile page
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    Thank you so much for all the link you provided! I already read some of them and after that i became more confused!

    Silverdragon i know by heart that you can provide me with many information about LPN processes. But i will not ask them yet, may be in my next post. Thanks so much and I hope you continue to help those nurses who are in a lost like me.

    LucyNtheSky your aiming to work in British Columbia righ? Are they also requiring you to undergo PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition) wherein you have to study again for a year or so? Are you getting a services of an agency or your doing it all by yourself? What institution did your LPN assessment, is it also IQAS (international assessment services.
    Thank you so much LucyNtheSky... I really want to know the processes you went. PLS!!!

    I really dont know what to do without this site. You all give me hope to pursue this career despite all the odds that is happening especially here in PI. To all the members and moderators of allnurses.com THANK YOU!!!:heartbeat
  7. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    The province will decide if they except LPN experience but if they do not you could approach them and sort out a plan on how you can do this, you would still then have to take and pass CRNE in the same way you will have to sit the exam for a LPN.

    RNGrad2006 has experience of getting No in BC so that looks like the answer so would suggest either applying as RN and sorting something out to obtain hours. The best place to ask is the province as at the end of the day they make the final decision
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  8. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    I've only heard of RN working as LPNs in Alberta. It was a deal brokered by Capital Health, CLPNA and CARNA. It came about because the education of many of the applicants interviewed was more the equivalent of a LPN in the province of Alberta than a BScN from the provincial universities here.

    The LPN and RN scope of practice in most acute care facilities is very similar. Both grades of nurses admit/discharge, assess, do wound care, medication administration, IV starts, care and meds. The main difference is the spiking of the TPN and blood bags. Currently care of central lines and their dressings are within the RN scope but I've heard by year's end it will be within the LPN scope of practice.

    LPNs work in all areas of the hospital except NICU.

    There is nothing wrong or shameful in being an LPN. It is just a different nursing education, a more hands on method of training. Many LPNs have degrees in other fields or have been RNs in their country of origin and their education is not recognized in Canada and they simply can't afford to go back to university for up to four years to meet Canadian standards.

    Don't look down on a level on nurses that you have no experience or understanding of.
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  9. Visit  RGN1 profile page
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    There is no need to use a lawyer. If you look for RGN1 posts she did it herself and I think took her 8 months from start to finish and be in Canada. You could also send her a pm I am sure she will not mind.

    There is a big shortage of nurses so doubt anyone will have problems. Also even if you use a consultant it is you that has to fill the paperwork in and collect any documents, they can not do the footwork on your behalf. If you are going to use a consultant then they have to be recognised by either a Canadian lawyer or certified member of the Canadian society of Immigration consultancies and if they are not then CIC and you have paid a fee then your forms will be returned to you.

    Completing the forms for both the Province and immigration didn't take me long at all to do and to be honest that was the only time I had to spend on it.
    Happy to help if needed!

    SD is correct, I did it without an agency or lawyer/concultant of any type & it took me 8 months altogether. It may take longer if you're from a country which requires an entry Visa - there's a list on the Embassy's website.

    Alberta is recruiting big time but they seem to be very careful about your credentials - there are posts here from nurses who have been accepted to one province but denied to Alberta.
  10. Visit  cyberfanatic profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    I've only heard of RN working as LPNs in Alberta. It was a deal brokered by Capital Health, CLPNA and CARNA. It came about because the education of many of the applicants interviewed was more the equivalent of a LPN in the province of Alberta than a BScN from the provincial universities here.

    The LPN and RN scope of practice in most acute care facilities is very similar. Both grades of nurses admit/discharge, assess, do wound care, medication administration, IV starts, care and meds. The main difference is the spiking of the TPN and blood bags. Currently care of central lines and their dressings are within the RN scope but I've heard by year's end it will be within the LPN scope of practice.

    LPNs work in all areas of the hospital except NICU.

    There is nothing wrong or shameful in being an LPN. It is just a different nursing education, a more hands on method of training. Many LPNs have degrees in other fields or have been RNs in their country of origin and their education is not recognized in Canada and they simply can't afford to go back to university for up to four years to meet Canadian standards.

    Don't look down on a level on nurses that you have no experience or understanding of.
    thank you for this information. I actually browsed many topics in this forum but never did i find something that discuss about this. Sorry if I sounded too discriminatory and I never meant to be that way.

    And as I browse your posts (Fiona), you have mentioned how deviated most Filipino nurse practices are compared to the standards of practice there in Canada (that most of those applying for RN actually are having difficulty coping up with the responsibilities of LPN considering that those newly grads from your country same as with those of the US aren't having so much trouble at all.) And this for me is totally upsetting since really, the education system as well as the practice itself here, undoubtedly, are becoming significantly worsening due to the massive student : teacher ratio, poor facilities, high cost of good facilities, enormous deviation on nurse : patient ratio etc. And most of the times, years of experience here in Philippines won't even expose you to changing of colostomy bag (very true), tracheostomy care, TPN infusion (specially in government hospitals where people can't afford to buy one), proper infusion of BT (most specially with regards to time of infusion ~in government hospitals, they infuse the BT for 6-8 hours because they feel that it's just a waste to throw those blood since its expensive :stone) etc. And these information you said makes me reevaluate my skills if I will be able to make it there without being termed as "unsafe". Though, I practice my nursing in a JCI accredited hospital.

    Anyway, I might actually apply now as LPN considering the enormous unemployment happening in our country. not to mention the low salary we're getting from work.

    Again, my apologies and of course, thank you!
  11. Visit  LucyNtheSkyW/Diamnds profile page
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    Quote from ♥sassyRN♥
    Thank you so much for all the link you provided! I already read some of them and after that i became more confused!

    Silverdragon i know by heart that you can provide me with many information about LPN processes. But i will not ask them yet, may be in my next post. Thanks so much and I hope you continue to help those nurses who are in a lost like me.

    LucyNtheSky your aiming to work in British Columbia righ? Are they also requiring you to undergo PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition) wherein you have to study again for a year or so? Are you getting a services of an agency or your doing it all by yourself? What institution did your LPN assessment, is it also IQAS (international assessment services.
    Thank you so much LucyNtheSky... I really want to know the processes you went. PLS!!!

    I really dont know what to do without this site. You all give me hope to pursue this career despite all the odds that is happening especially here in PI. To all the members and moderators of allnurses.com THANK YOU!!!:heartbeat

    Me too, SassyRN, I share the same kind of gratitude you profess for the nurses/members and moderators here who have demonstrated such admirable generosity and concern for others in the profession. It is inspiring and gives me a reason to want to pay it forward

    As for your question, the institution which did my LPN assessment is something similar to the one you mentioned: it's International Credential Evaluation Service from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. I'm still waiting for the results of the assessment from CLPNBC so I don't know whether they will be requiring me to do PLAR - actually I'm not familiar with this and have heard of it only now.....were you required to undergo this training?

    I will go ahead and try to do this on my own, since the money required by the agencies are just way too much.

    Sure will keep you posted. Add me to your buddylist so we can keep track of each other. Goodluck to you too :redpinkhe
  12. Visit  LucyNtheSkyW/Diamnds profile page
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    Quote from RGN1
    Happy to help if needed!

    SD is correct, I did it without an agency or lawyer/concultant of any type & it took me 8 months altogether. It may take longer if you're from a country which requires an entry Visa - there's a list on the Embassy's website.

    Alberta is recruiting big time but they seem to be very careful about your credentials - there are posts here from nurses who have been accepted to one province but denied to Alberta.
    Thank you, RGN1. Right now I'm in the process of waiting for results from CLPNBC regarding my credentials assessment. If successful, I will be presenting the temporary license to potential employers in BC, hopefully in Vancouver. I was informed by the consultant that if offered a job I can expect a work permit and working visa issued, and then can later apply for permanent residence. Do you find this realistic/doable?
  13. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from LucyNtheSkyW/Diamnds
    Thank you, RGN1. Right now I'm in the process of waiting for results from CLPNBC regarding my credentials assessment. If successful, I will be presenting the temporary license to potential employers in BC, hopefully in Vancouver. I was informed by the consultant that if offered a job I can expect a work permit and working visa issued, and then can later apply for permanent residence. Do you find this realistic/doable?
    yes and one of the quickest ways for Canada. Once in Canada working and your employer is willing to give a letter offering permanent employment and you have a couple of wage slips you can apply for PR
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  14. Visit  LucyNtheSkyW/Diamnds profile page
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    yes and one of the quickest ways for Canada. Once in Canada working and your employer is willing to give a letter offering permanent employment and you have a couple of wage slips you can apply for PR
    Relieved to know that, Silverdragon, thanks. Will keep you posted


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