Phil RN's as LPN - page 6

To those who did not believe my reply to a post last time... Here are the facts: Filipino RN's who are NCLEX passers are recruited by Mercan agency. Due to reciprocity, they are able to work as... Read More

  1. by   purplehippo
    Again, I agree that for one to practice in a licensed profession anywhere, she/he must write and pass the board exam for that profession.

    I might meet her on the 26th...I shall ask if I can see her license and learn if she really IS WORKING AS AN LPN WITHOUT HAVING TO WRITE THE LPN BOARD EXAM as what she has been adamantly expaining to me.
  2. by   suzanne4
    She can explain all that she wants, the fact is that there has not been a license issued and if any case goes to court, the attorneys will have a field day with this one.

    Any way that you call it, it is practising without a license. And again, if reciprocity as you call it, does not work for an actual American nurse; why in the world would it work or should it work for someone from your country that did not even have the training as an LPN to begin with either?

    And if there are any issues that come up with their practice, they will be placed on a plane back home rather quickly. Not a good scene to be involved with.

    Remember that this is only a pilot program, and one cannot expect that it will continue possibly for the length of the contract. If cancelled, then they all have to leave Canada within a certain time frame.
  3. by   purplehippo
    I asked again my friend for the nth time and this is what she said: And I will just quote her (through chat in messenger so these are her exact words):

    "Yup I am working as an LPN already, but still with conditional license. They are still waiting for some requirements from Illinois for verification of my passing the NCLEX then they will issue my license... no need to write the LPN board exam exam. I started in the hospital already, working as an LPN."

    So there...
  4. by   suzanne4
    I really do not care what she is stating, the RNs that work there as well as the Canadian LPNs have already chimed in on this topic.

    Since this is no longer being productive and of benefit for anyone, will close this thread for the time being.

    Again, it does not matter what your friend tells you, but we are aware of the requirements for working there. And she has a conditional license and that only. And again, this is a pilot program and no guarantee that it is going to work out in the long run either.

    And my final two cents on this topic and then I am done with it:
    If one goes to Canada to work as an LPN, it is not considered experience as an RN and will not count towards work experience in the role of the RN here in the US. And we are expecting that immigration is going to start requiring two years of work experience as most other countries are now doing. Then they will be completely out of luck as well.
  5. by   purplehippo
    Yup and I still stand with the right thing. To be licensed, one must write and pass the board exam for that profession.
  6. by   suzanne4
    And wait until some of them have to face the winter weather there, they are not going to last long at all.

    End of story.