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so my situation is kind of a special one my fiance lives in Vancouver Canada and I am planning on going through the long immigration processes in the future. and I am not sure if I should try to get my CNA here or in Canada I feel like doing it there would be easier to do and open a lot of doors for me to get work. I already saw a nursing assistant program its referred to as HAC there but I am not sure. Just looking for some advice.

I went through a CNA program in my home state of Missouri, about two years ago and did fairly well with it too. Just had issues with the written test.

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I guess if I did make it too clear yesterday I am wondering if I should go ahead and do a CNA program in the state or hold off doing it til I move.

 

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TriciaJ has 37 years experience as a RN and works as a Retired.

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I would strongly advise checking out the differences between a CNA program in your state and a CNA program in British Columbia.  Find out which agency would certify you in BC and would they even recognize the program in your state?

There have historically been huge discrepancies between CNA programs in Canada and the US.  For example, in Saskatchewan, the CNA program was most of the first year of the diploma nursing program.  In Oregon, a CNA program was several weeks on-site training in an LTC facility.  This may have since changed in both locations.

The upshot is, don't take a program in your state until you have ascertained that it would be recognized in BC.  It might be worth just waiting to take the program when you get there.  Good luck!

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