I am a bit confused and was hoping that there are some Canadian RN's out there who could clear some things up for me.
I have an Associate Degree in Nursing , obtained in the U.S. and have worked as an RN for 8 years, including ICU experience.
I started the licensing process with CRNBC back in 2008. They reviewed my application and approved it, allowing me to sit for the CRNE. I took the CRNE in October 2009 and successfully passed it.
Meanwhile I have been waiting for my permanent residency for Canada to be approved.
My PR was approved a few months ago and now I am preparing to move to BC. However, I recently went to CRNBC's web site and saw that they require a baccalaureate degree in nursing ( 4 year degree) in order to be registered in BC. This wasn't the case back in 2008. When did this change?
I am so upset that I did all this work and now won't be able to work in BC? Why would CRNBC approve my application and let me take the CRNE if I am not elgible to be registered to work in BC?
Any input or suggestions would be very appreciated.