NCLEX To Be Required For Canadian Nurses

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    OTTAWA, Dec. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is shocked at the announcement by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) that NCSBN will bring the NCLEX-RNŽ exam to Canada for the purpose of licensing new nurses. This means that by as early as 2015, the current Canadian exam will no longer exist and new nurses could be writing an exam with no Canadian content.

    http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/8933...n-announcement

    http://www.vancouversun.com/health/C...382/story.html
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    Thank you for this.
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    If you are interested, this topic is also being discussed in the Canadian forum http://allnurses.com/canadian-nurses...at-652105.html
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    Interesting. I would hope that if they're going to adopt a foreign test such as the NCLEX that they better customize it so it addresses Canadian laws and nursing practices.
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    I think our own standardized test should be required for ALL foreign nurses.
    BrandybunsRN likes this.
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    Quote from lilcampy310
    I think our own standardized test should be required for ALL foreign nurses.
    If they want to practice here, sure, but for a nurse in the UK who wants to practice in the UK? Pretty presumptuous.
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    If they want to practice here, sure, but for a nurse in the UK who wants to practice in the UK? Pretty presumptuous.
    I think that's all the poster meant, that the NCLEX should be required for non-US nurses who wish to come to the US to practice as a nurse. I don't think they were applying it globally.
    virgo,student nurse likes this.
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    I think that's all the poster meant, that the NCLEX should be required for non-US nurses who wish to come to the US to practice as a nurse. I don't think they were applying it globally.
    Yes that's what I meant- Thanks
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    I'm not sure how I feel about this. Nursing is a universal profession and I think a better solution is to have a international agreement on content and composition of national exams than to use one exam that may not reflect the customs or workings of the society/system.

    Is there some evidence of higher percentages of medical errors made by Canadian nurses that I'm unaware of or did some agency that specializes in flooding the market with Phillipina nurses complain it was "unfair" fo them to have to pass NCLEX when Canadians didn't maybe?
    Last edit by AprettynewRN on Jan 4, '12


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