I'm currently a nursing student right now in Canada and when I'm done and pass my boards I will be a RPN. I've been told we can't work in the U.S and I'm told we can if we get our credentials looked at. Our RN's can for sure I know that because they have a BScn when they graduate. The RPN program is a 2yr program here. I'm not sure which answer is right or where to look. I wasn't sure where to look. It would be Michigan that I would be looking at, as I know every state is different.