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- May 26, '10 by gillmeI am very interested in nursing in the remote communities, as I have heard there is a tremendous amount of experience gained and it is very interesting environment to work in. However, I will be graduating as an RPN next year and I was wondering if they take RPN's up north as well. Does anyone know if an RPN can find work up there?
- May 26, '10 by janfrnNow, are you talking Registered Practical Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse? It's possible that the communities with full-scale hospitals in them might employ practical nurses, but the outposts and remote health centres will not due to the scope of the job. You might check with FNIHB (Federal Non-Insured Health Benefits, the program that administers to aboriginal communities) and see what they say.
- May 26, '10 by Fiona59Yellowknife employs LPNs. Met a couple when they came down to the CLPNA convention.
- May 26, '10 by janfrnAs I said, communities with full-scale hospitals... Yellowknife qualifies. I figured you'd know, Fiona.
- May 26, '10 by gillmeI should have clarified - I meant practical nurse - and many thanks for all your replies
- Jun 2, '10 by mi8kaliHello,
I am also intersted by Community Nursing in First Nations Community in Northern Ontario.
I aleardy sent my application to HR office and I am waiting for them?
Do you know how long takes the hiring process for FNIH ?
And how their interviews sound like?
- Oct 20, '10 by JessickHi,
I am interested in going north and am trying to find the website for Venture Nursing based out of Winnipeg, MB or a contact number for them....anyone able to help me??
- Dec 28, '10 by rnsoniaHello All! I'm an American nurse and I have interest in working in the northern communities as well. Does anyone know if these agencies consider non-Canadian applicants?
- Dec 28, '10 by loriangel14You would have to go through the process to obtain a Canadian nursing license. You would have to contact the college of nurses(our licensing bodies are called colleges) for the province/territory where you wanted to work and have your education and experience evaluated.Part of the process of becoming licensed in Canada includes writing and passing the CRNE. BSN is required for nursing licensure in Canada.
- Dec 28, '10 by janfrnrnsonia, basically if you meet the criteria for hire listed in the job description (experience, specialty training, current licensure in the province etc) you would be considered as no different from any other applicant. As loriangel14 said, you'll have the usual process for obtaining your registration first, but you would not be treated differently once all of that is done.