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ADN or BSC??

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by nursy nursy (New) New Student

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hi good day to all.. i just found out about this forum a few days ago from a youtube video and im hoping i can get some insight on mu issue. i am a 34 year old second year nursing student doing the ADN course. its a 3 year course in my caribbean  counrty and im looking to move to canada with my family when im done. my question is  there any province in canada that i can work with an associate degree? im planning to move with my family which includes my husband, my step son, my son and my daughter. my issue is my oldest son is 16 years old and will be older by the time im done with my degree. i am going to purse the bachelors degree as soon as im done with  the associates degree, hopefully, but im fear that my oldest son will be too old to add as a dependent hence the reason i wanted to migrate with my associate degree and would then work on my bachelors degree.. im not leaving without him..any advice?

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Silverdragon102 has 32 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Unfortunately until NNAS do their assessment it will difficult to say however training in Canada for RN is at BSN level 

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Fiona59 has 18 years experience.

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Entry to practice for a new grad RN is the degree.  You will have no experience and hospitals are not "grandfathering" to enable you to work while obtaining the degree.

You also need to determine which province you want to live and work in.  The outlook is bleak in AB and ON due to fiscal restraint.

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13 hours ago, nursy said:

hi good day to all.. i just found out about this forum a few days ago from a youtube video and im hoping i can get some insight on mu issue. i am a 34 year old second year nursing student doing the ADN course. its a 3 year course in my caribbean  counrty and im looking to move to canada with my family when im done. my question is  there any province in canada that i can work with an associate degree? im planning to move with my family which includes my husband, my step son, my son and my daughter. my issue is my oldest son is 16 years old and will be older by the time im done with my degree. i am going to purse the bachelors degree as soon as im done with  the associates degree, hopefully, but im fear that my oldest son will be too old to add as a dependent hence the reason i wanted to migrate with my associate degree and would then work on my bachelors degree.. im not leaving without him..any advice?

Many foreign nurses can get their licenses transferred without a BScN. A degree is still not required for many provinces. The last time I googled, Ontario and Newfoundland are the only provinces that actually require BScN for foreign nurses. 

You will need to go through a foreign assessment exam and have to do some refresher courses or program depending on the result of your exam. I highly recommend not coming to Canada as a new grad since the assessment exam has a clinical component (not like the nursing program, but similar to actual nursing). Get some experience in the Carribean and it will help you find jobs in Canada as well. 

The problem with your son is that he will need to go to college and not work to be able to qualify as a dependent and be under 22 years old by the time you get your permanent residency in Canada... You have to literally figure out your immigration status in Canada now, or ASAP depending on the time you have. Even if you are an American citizen, it will take a long time for you to get your Canadian nursing license, get a job offer and get through immigration.

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3 hours ago, Fiona59 said:

Entry to practice for a new grad RN is the degree.  You will have no experience and hospitals are not "grandfathering" to enable you to work while obtaining the degree.

You also need to determine which province you want to live and work in.  The outlook is bleak in AB and ON due to fiscal restraint.

Many provinces still allow foreign nurses to get licensed in Canada without a Bachelor's degree. I still see many foreign nurses go through the refresher program and get their licenses here without a Bachelor's degree. I believe this was the reason many foreign nurses transferred their licenses in BC and because Ontario required BScN back then, and this was since 10 years ago.

 

A Bachelor's Degree will help with license transferring in Canada to some degree but only if it's done in a 4 year university program in the USA.. For many other foreign nurses, having a Bachelor's Degree doesn't make a difference and they will still have to take a foreign nurse assessment exam or take refresher courses.

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