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Canadian New Grad trying to get to Michigan

Hi everyone!! 

I recently graduated from a compressed nursing program in Ontario and my goal is to work become licensed and work in Michigan. 

My current plan is to write the NCLEX and apply for an Ontario license, then submit this along with my transcript to the Michigan BON in order to register in Michigan. 

I was just wondering if anyone has any experience doing this (especially as a new grad with 0 RN experience), if anyone had difficulty doing this, and what I can expect timeline wise. 

I'm also curious if it is possible to work under a temporary license in Michigan as a Canadian nursing graduate, or with a Canadian nursing license, while I wait for my paperwork to process.  

Thanks! 

Silverdragon102 specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

You cannot work in the US until you meet the criteria set down. I presume you plan on using NAFTA 

Just now, Silverdragon102 said:

You cannot work in the US until you meet the criteria set down. I presume you plan on using NAFTA 

I have a green card so am already qualified to work in the US! 

Silverdragon102 specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

Then you have to wait for a US state license or temp license to work. 

Just now, Silverdragon102 said:

Then you have to wait for a US state license or temp license to work. 

That makes sense! I am just wondering if it's possible to get a temp license before I write the NCLEX or while my application is processing? I don't really know how it all works. 

Silverdragon102 specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

3 hours ago, katieolney said:

That makes sense! I am just wondering if it's possible to get a temp license before I write the NCLEX or while my application is processing? I don't really know how it all works. 

Looking at their website I would say no you have to wait

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/LARA_BPL_Temporary_RN_Nursing_License_Info_COVID-19_Emergency_Updated_03-31-2020_685724_7.pdf

mnguyen specializes in Critical Care PACU/ICU.

Hi Katie!

I'm sorry I won't be much help as I'm trying to do the same thing but for California. I might have to go through another state to get endorsed. My husband was actually born in Michigan and so I might think about getting licensed there.

As you already have a green card, do you have to go through the Visa Screen process or just the CES process through CGFNS?

Wish you luck on your registration and NCLEX!

Thanks!

Silverdragon102 specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

13 hours ago, mnguyen said:

Hi Katie!

I'm sorry I won't be much help as I'm trying to do the same thing but for California. I might have to go through another state to get endorsed. My husband was actually born in Michigan and so I might think about getting licensed there.

As you already have a green card, do you have to go through the Visa Screen process or just the CES process through CGFNS?

Wish you luck on your registration and NCLEX!

Thanks!

Even when endorsing to California as a International nurse you will still have issues. California do their own assessment when RN

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