where do i start?

  1. hi ladies and gents.
    im a uk diploma registered nurse and have been for over 6 yrs. me and my family are looking at emigrating over to Canada either alberta or bc at some point in the near future. we will most likely go over on a visa from him rather then mine so i have more time to sort out all the nursing exams etc. however when looking at the information im getting myself more and more confused!!
    firstly im lead to believe that as i dont hold a degree in nursing it will be more difficult?would it do me better to top up my diploma to a degree in the uk or would it not make too much difference.
    secondly what prep/learning materials would people suggest to get myself ready for what's to come?
    thanks in advance all help and advice is greatly received.
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   joanna73
    You should contact the College of Nurses in the Province you wish to work for information. Also, the job market in Canada is not good at the moment, especially AB, BC and ON. Health care is being cut.
  4. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    In a nutshell, entry to practice as a registered nurse in Canada requires a baccalaureate degree in nursing. All of the information you seek can be found here:
    There are also numerous threads discussing the job market and other aspects of working as a nurse in Canada.