Hi, I am a registered nurse in the Philippines with no work experience. I enrolled at a 2-year practical nursing program
at Centennial College in Toronto Canada. I already have a student visa and will be leaving this November but my classes will start on January.
My question is, will CNO allow me to take the Practical nurse licensure exam on a post-graduation work permit? I read on the Canadian Immigration website that students who graduate from a course 8 months and longer are eligible for a post-graduation work permit which will be valid for as long as the course they graduated from. I was wondering if CNO would allow me to take the licensure exam with that permit.
Thank you so much. I'm new here and registered just so I could ask this question.
Sep 20, '11
by NotReady4PrimeTime, RN Senior Moderator
Quote from kamae
... if you graduate PN from an institution in Ontario, can you also register and work at other cities/provinces such as Manitoba or Saskatchewan? Next is, are there plenty of job openings for PNs in Ontario? Can I also get specialization training like in dialysis or footcare once I'm licensed?
Once you've passed the CPNRE you're eligible for registration in the other provinces. Job openings vary considerable from location to location. Ontario is the most populous province in Canada and prospects may be good in some communities and dismal in others. And yes, you may obtain specialized training as a PN.
Last edit by NotReady4PrimeTime on Sep 20, '11