IEN wants to be have Masters Degree in Canada

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    Hi there, I'm wondering if it's possible for an IEN (holding a license in Ontario) to apply for MN or MScN program in universities/college here in Ontario. I'm thinking of advancing my career as NP or advanced clinical nurse. Does any of you know someone who went through this process? or any IEN out there who successfuly obtained their MN or MScN here in Canada? I'm really interested.

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    See no reason why not as long as you meet requirements
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    As you have been accpeted as RN and you will do good in MScN Program too. I personally think its a wise decision.

    Quote from nerdynurseme
    Hi there, I'm wondering if it's possible for an IEN (holding a license in Ontario) to apply for MN or MScN program in universities/college here in Ontario. I'm thinking of advancing my career as NP or advanced clinical nurse. Does any of you know someone who went through this process? or any IEN out there who successfuly obtained their MN or MScN here in Canada? I'm really interested.
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    Quote from Helper11
    As you have been accpeted as RN and you will do good in MScN Program too. I personally think its a wise decision.
    I am confused with what some of my friends told me about applying for Masters Degree. Apparently, they said that I still have to do 2years in university to be able to obtain a Canadian degree. And I can't use the title BScN because I didn't have my bachelor's degree here. Can someone clarify this to me? Isn't it that once it's been assessed that my credentials are equivalent to Canadian degree, that means my education is equivalent to Canadian BScN?
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    I applied for an MN program starting this September and you need a recognized baccalaureate degree (usually in nursing) as a prerequisite. Many courses that anyone takes in a different country won't be recognized by Canadian universites.

    Other "pre-req's" usually include an undergrad stats course and a minimum GPA (it vaires per university) based on your past 2 years of post secondary courses. Again, most course work outside of Canada probably won't be recognized.
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    Did the college when assessing you put you down as BSN? I know I trained many many years ago and my college put me down as equivalent to Diploma. I think as long as you meet prerequisites and other requirements you should be ok however always better to speak directly to the university etc these questions
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    It is true that once your credentials have been assessed by CNO as equivalent to a Canadian BScN it is equivalent. If your friends had their education assessed before 2005, their degree may have been considered equivalent to a diploma nurses, and if they wanted a BScN they would have had to take a RN to BScN program.


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