Can a US trained CNA work in Canada as PSW or HCA


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I am contemplating training as a CNA and Phlebotomist in the USA before going to nursing school in Canada.I will have nothing but my CNA and Phlebotomy Certs plus a limited amount of practicum hours of a general CNA training.

Will I be able to get a part time or evening PSW or HCA position with my US credentials as I complete my nursing school studies?


thank you



Has 2 years experience.

The best thing for you to do would be to contact the board of nursing in the area that you are trying to work ask them what credentials you need and then take it from there good luck

loriangel14, RN

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Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

The board of nursing has nothing to do with PSW credentials. It would more depend on finding an employer that will hire you with the training that you have. You should be fine.