IEN Registration in Alberta to become more difficult - page 4

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This just in: "Immigrants with nursing credentials will soon have a harder time getting licensed to work in Alberta. Provincial funding for Mount Royal University’s Internationally Educated Nurses Assessment program is... Read More


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    Quote from Fiona59
    It is considered to be extremely rude and impolite to speak another language in the workplace between coworkers and over patients.
    Agree. To other IENs, let's try our best not to be 'those nurses' that others would not like to work along with because of the endless ranting and language issues. It says a lot about our work ethics. It is always best to have a harmonious work relationship with the team.
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    OK guys, we appear to have gone off topic to the title of the thread. The discussion is IEN to be more difficult due to SEC no longer being funded. If you want to discuss other issues in regards IEN then please post them in another thread ideally not in the Canadian forum
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    My daughter in law is doing SEC at the end of April. I think now she finally believes me when I tell her there are no jobs.
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    Global news just released an article today re: 12 nurse layoffs at Stollery in Edmonton, as Jan mentioned.

    More layoffs to come I'm sure. Not a good time for nurses period.
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    Quote from itsmejuli
    My daughter in law is doing SEC at the end of April. I think now she finally believes me when I tell her there are no jobs.
    In view of Mount Royal's program closing, is she still having her assessment?
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    Mount Royal University is conducting the SEC assessment until June 30, 2013. Mine was scheduled in October.

    What would be your opinion if I would try to register as an LPN for the meantime while the demands for nurses are decreasing? Will it be a good idea?
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    Quote from nosh pade
    Mount Royal University is conducting the SEC assessment until June 30, 2013. Mine was scheduled in October.

    What would be your opinion if I would try to register as an LPN for the meantime while the demands for nurses are decreasing? Will it be a good idea?

    Why should you register as an LPN if you weren't educated as one?
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    I will process my documents on clpna..

    These are the requirements of clpna..

    IF ALL OF THE BELOW STATEMENTS are TRUE, use the IEN Self-Assessment Tool to determine if you are likely to meet CLPNA’s registration requirements and eligible to apply for registration as an LPN in Alberta.
    Eligible applicants must:

    1. Have registration as a nurse outside of Canada.
    2. Have never been registered as an LPN in Canada.
    3. Have successfully completed a nursing education program outside of Canada.
    4. Have nursing practice hours in the past four years or have graduated from a nursing education program in the past four years. (In order for worked hours to qualify as nursing practice hours, you must have been registered, hired, and paid as a nurse. Practice hours do not include sick time, vacation or volunteering.)

    and here is the link

    Internationally Educated Nurses
    Last edit by nosh pade on Mar 29, '13 : Reason: typo
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    Is that impossible? You can check on clpna's website for you to gain insight..
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    The market is tough for LPNs also, and AHS has instituted a hiring freeze, but if you are eligible to register as an LPN, then that is your choice.

    Personally, I don't agree...but it doesn't matter since I don't make the policies.
    Last edit by joanna73 on Mar 29, '13
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