I want to make the most of my time while waiting in the dark - page 2

by nmlola 7,163 Views | 46 Comments

Hello everyone! I am currently waiting on the assessment results for both my RN and RPN applications with the CNO. Like most internationally educated nurses, I am left in the dark waiting until they let know me whether I am... Read More


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    It isnt as simple as that.you need to apply to the nursing body for the province you would like to work in. They check all your credentials and advise as to whether your qualifications and experience are enough to sit the CRNE. It is quite a long winded process......depending on the province (i think some are quicker than others)You cant just sit the CRNEHope that helps
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    Quote from pamiwhite05
    Hi all, I'm a British nurse wanting to apply to sit the CRNE, I'm in the early stages of finding out information, I assumed I just had to apply and pay the fee to sit the exam? But from reading this thread I'm guessing this isint the case, could anyone give me more details?
    Thanks
    Where do you want to apply as a nurse? Caleo is right. It is a long frustrating process but it actually depends on which province you want to apply to. If you are interested in Ontario, visit www.cno.org
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    Hi Nmlola and caleo, our sentiments are the same re; cno registration process. Update on my side, they asked me to take Objectively structured clinical examination. This is something new to EIN to prove our education is equivalent to the ontario RN grad. So far, this coming march is the first exam. Unfortunately, nobody can advise as to how to prepare for this exam since this is new. Accdg to cno, this would determine which courses need to be taken to complete the assessment. I started my application jan 2011, my safety practice expired already with their 3 yr safety practice requirement. If they are only efficient in processing application perhaps I will not be affected with their new rules. I feel bitter still because I can't believe this is happening in canada. my rn registration process in the US is more timely and organized.
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    Quote from che_vil
    Hi Nmlola and caleo, our sentiments are the same re; cno registration process. Update on my side, they asked me to take Objectively structured clinical examination. This is something new to EIN to prove our education is equivalent to the ontario RN grad. So far, this coming march is the first exam. Unfortunately, nobody can advise as to how to prepare for this exam since this is new. Accdg to cno, this would determine which courses need to be taken to complete the assessment. I started my application jan 2011, my safety practice expired already with their 3 yr safety practice requirement. If they are only efficient in processing application perhaps I will not be affected with their new rules. I feel bitter still because I can't believe this is happening in canada. my rn registration process in the US is more timely and organized.
    It is very very frustrating! It takes them a very long time to facilitate processig hese papers and by the time they are done with ONE freaking step, the other requirements we have passed are no longer valid! It doesnt make sense at all!!!
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    Quote from che_vil
    Hi Nmlola and caleo, our sentiments are the same re; cno registration process. Update on my side, they asked me to take Objectively structured clinical examination. This is something new to EIN to prove our education is equivalent to the ontario RN grad. So far, this coming march is the first exam. Unfortunately, nobody can advise as to how to prepare for this exam since this is new. Accdg to cno, this would determine which courses need to be taken to complete the assessment. I started my application jan 2011, my safety practice expired already with their 3 yr safety practice requirement. If they are only efficient in processing application perhaps I will not be affected with their new rules. I feel bitter still because I can't believe this is happening in canada. my rn registration process in the US is more timely and organized.
    Have you stopped to think that perhaps not all of the fault lies with CNO? All the necessary documentation that must be submitted from the original source is beyond their control. Documentation is assessed only once all required paperwork has been submitted and the application is complete. So if even one of the source documents is delayed for whatever reason, your application is incomplete until it's received. And of course, applications are assessed in the order in which they were completed. Ontario, being the province that most IENs think of when they decide they want to work in Canada, has a disproportionate number of applications every month to wade through. Then there's the matter of differences in documentation - if any clarification is required, that adds to the time it takes to get the assessment completed. If you don't understand the process it's not really fair to be so critical of it.

    As to your remark about "I can't believe this is happening in Canada", do you really think the College of Nurses of Ontario would be fulfilling its legislated responsibility to the province and the people living there if they just took every applicant's word for it that their education and experience are what they say they are? As educational requirements and legislation change, the College has to adjust to meet those legal obligations. Canada and the US are not the same country and they each have their own way of doing things. If it's too much effort to become registered in Canada and you already have all your ducks in a row in the US, maybe that's where you should be.
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    nmlola, frustrating indeed!
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    I am only speaking based on my experience with the CNO. FYI:janfrn, I have passed all my requirements timely. We even know a couple of friends submitted their requirements 3 months before I started and they got their eligibility to take the exam. We all have same credentials and experience. The only difference is we all have different assessor and time we started our application. My point here is, the CNO has so much lapses in registration process. They lack uniformity, no specific timeframe etc. I am not the only IEN with this kind of sentiment. Furthermore, I wouldn't be sharing this without sufficient reasons and concrete basis. I have so much respect in nursing profession, so I'm expecting some competence from them. Aside from the fact that we paid enough to get the assessment done. I respect your opinion and I wouldn't be discussing my personal reasons why I've chosen to stay here in Ontario.
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    Quote from janfrn
    Have you stopped to think that perhaps not all of the fault lies with CNO? All the necessary documentation that must be submitted from the original source is beyond their control. Documentation is assessed only once all required paperwork has been submitted and the application is complete. So if even one of the source documents is delayed for whatever reason, your application is incomplete until it's received. And of course, applications are assessed in the order in which they were completed. Ontario, being the province that most IENs think of when they decide they want to work in Canada, has a disproportionate number of applications every month to wade through. Then there's the matter of differences in documentation - if any clarification is required, that adds to the time it takes to get the assessment completed. If you don't understand the process it's not really fair to be so critical of it.

    As to your remark about "I can't believe this is happening in Canada", do you really think the College of Nurses of Ontario would be fulfilling its legislated responsibility to the province and the people living there if they just took every applicant's word for it that their education and experience are what they say they are? As educational requirements and legislation change, the College has to adjust to meet those legal obligations. Canada and the US are not the same country and they each have their own way of doing things. If it's too much effort to become registered in Canada and you already have all your ducks in a row in the US, maybe that's where you should be.
    It is indeed true that CNO is not solely to blame regarding the processing. However, knowing that Ontario is one of the largest
    provinces and pretty much it gets more applications than other states, and expecting that there could be large volumes of documents to go through and verify, they may probably want to consider more efficient ways to better the current situation applicants are having. Not adding more tests and processing times. And maybe add more people to their staff.
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    I hope i wasnt misunderstood that I don't agree going through the evaluation, it is actually my pleasure and a privilege to be assessed.. But like most applicants.. Waiting in the dark.. I just hope they are able to improve the process on how they facilitate these applications. Canada is a great country to some it may be the best but the best can always become better
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    Let us get back to discussing the topic rather than bashing posters. Issues with Moderating staff--post concern in the Help Desk for Admin review.
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