Quote from MaueeBoiFlava
I am a BSN-RN in the Philippines. I also passed the US-NCLEX RN. Right now, I am here in Toronto, Ontario as a RPN and working as a PSW. The College of Nurses of Ontario is telling me to do a bridging program for 3 years and get a BScN degree.
If doing a 3-year program to get a BScN is an insult to RPNs, how much more insult it is for a 4-year BSN degree graduate+RN (Philippines and USA) +RPN to do a 3-year program to get a Canadian degree of BScN?
Passing the NCLEX doesn't make you a "US RN". Working there legally does.
NCLEX isn't worth a thing north of the 49th.
Unfortunately, Canadian Health Authorities have learnt the hard and expensive way that all BScNs from the Phillipines (and other countries around the globe) aren't equal.
Obviously, after assessing your credentials, you just don't meet the educational standards required to work in Canada as an RN. I've worked with several nurses who were recruited in the last three years from the Phillipines, they've ranged from really good to scary (as will all nurses no matter where they were educated). Not one of those nurses when there education was assessed were deemed to have the education of a Canadian new grad BScN. They took a while to make competent PNs.
How many Canadian BScNs have been issued papers in the Phillipines? None, because we're not allowed to write the exam there. How is this fair to Canadian who may want to work there? Insulting, no???