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Diploma nursing and relocation??

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by TallaB TallaB (New) New Nurse

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I obtained my RN-diploma in 2003, I took the Canadian boards and shortly thereafter I took the NCLEX and moved to California. I never planned on staying here, but life happens. I'm now married to an American and we have young children. We are looking into moving back to Ontario to be near family. I've been working in various hospital fields for 16 years now. I had kept my Ont nursing license valid for a couple years, and then stopped. Soo...what's the process? And would I need a BScN at this point to reinstate my Ont license? Do I need to rewrite the exam? Any insight is helpful :)

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Lucydog14 has 13 years experience.

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Yes you would need a BSN to practice in Canada.

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Silverdragon102 has 32 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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My suggestion would be contacting CNO and ask them. Because you registered with them previously the process may be different 

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Fiona59 has 18 years experience.

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You'd probably be grandfathered if you have recent employment.  

You do have your original diploma from Ontario, right?

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On 5/14/2020 at 8:55 PM, Lucydog14 said:

Yes you would need a BSN to practice in Canada.

if the writer did her nursing in Canada and somehow get her license reinstated I think she can still work. It depends but you don’t need a BSN to practice in many provinces (depending on the year you were educated and foreign-educated nurses) 

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Lucydog14 has 13 years experience.

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Older grads don’t have to have a BSN but new licenses you need a BSN

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