Canadian RN working in the Philippines

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by AbiOlive AbiOlive (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Nenonatal ICU. Has 3 years experience.

Hello, I'm a Canadian Registered Nurse with 2 and a half years of experience in Canada. I am looking for any tips or advice in transitioning to work in the Philippines for a few months. I've already reached out to a clinic who are willing to take me in as a nurse but I can't find much information on how to register my license for the Philippines. 

How do I become a Registered Nurse in the Philippines with my Canadian license?

How do I register my license to be able to work in the Philippines?

Is there a travel nursing agency to work in the Philippines?

Thank you!!

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juan de la cruz, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care, General Cardiology. Has 30 years experience. 9 Articles; 4,338 Posts

Just for a few months? is this part of a humanitarian mission, aid, or relief program? In the Philippines, the nursing profession is regulated by the Professional Regulation Commission or PRC, the government entity that oversees the Board of Nursing. Foreign RN's can either take the NLE (the RN licensure exam that is only offered few times a year) or apply for reciprocity (only if the country of origin allows the same priviledge to Philippine RN's which Canada does not). You do have the third option of applying for a Special or Temporary Permit to practice as an RN.

See: https://prc.gov.ph/sites/default/files/PRBnursing425_2003.pdf

Palawan

Palawan

Specializes in International Nursing. Has 20 years experience. 1 Post

On 6/4/2022 at 10:06 PM, juan de la cruz said:

Just for a few months? is this part of a humanitarian mission, aid, or relief program? In the Philippines, the nursing profession is regulated by the Professional Regulation Commission or PRC, the government entity that oversees the Board of Nursing. Foreign RN's can either take the NLE (the RN licensure exam that is only offered few times a year) or apply for reciprocity (only if the country of origin allows the same priviledge to Philippine RN's which Canada does not). You do have the third option of applying for a Special or Temporary Permit to practice as an RN.

See: https://prc.gov.ph/sites/default/files/PRBnursing425_2003.pdf

PRC requires Philippines Citizenship to sit for National Board exams