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by kitty catt kitty catt (Member)

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Is it hard to be a nurse in Canada? Does anybody know? Any information is appriciated. Thank you.:)

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GingerSue has 20 years experience.

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Maybe you have to check with the above re: student visa,

maybe you could check with either the provincial nursing association in the province of interest to you, or the Canadian association, and then they'll give you information about nursing schools in various provinces/cities that you ask about.

Or check with the schools first to find out what their requirements for admission are.

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aklrnbn has 6 years experience and specializes in Critical care/coronary care.

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I'm in Winnipeg, and we do have a 25 month RN program.

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GingerSue has 20 years experience.

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is it a Diploma program in Winnipeg, or a degree program?

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aklrnbn has 6 years experience and specializes in Critical care/coronary care.

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The 25 month program is an RN program. The BN is 4 years at the university of manitoba. This shorter program is the accelerated RN at red river college.

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loriangel14 is a RN and specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

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Ontario now requires a degree to be licenced, unless you go for the registered practical nursing diploma (5 semesters). I would try posting on the Canadian forum.Good luck.

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GingerSue has 20 years experience.

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not according to my textbook

in 2001 there were 252,913 registered nurses in Canada

The highest level of education in nursing reported by all registered nurses

was:

74.2% Diploma

24% Baccalaureate

1.7% Master's

0.1% Doctorate

(this is from 2002 Nursing Policy Division Canadian Nurses Association)

In March 2000 Manitoba's government announced its 23-month diploma program (or 25 month as mentioned above) as part of their five-point plan to address the nursing shortage.

A month earlier, Saskatchewan provincial government, SRNA, and Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan compromised to protect the nursing degree but offer options regarding accelerated completion of the nursing program (protests from RNs and nursing students over the provincial government's plan to restore diploma education as the entry-level requirement - I don't know the current situation in Saskatchewan).

If you have a baccalaureate degree from another discipline other than nursing, there is mention of a generic master's program (generally two years in length, the graduates obtain their intial progessional degree in nursing, and are eligible to take the licensure examinationt become RN.

I would check with the Canadian Nurses Association for current programs and requirements.

Minimum standards for basic nursing education are established in each province and monitored by the provincial nursing associations. Schools that meet these minimum standards are granted provincial approval. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing grants accreditation that is concerned with optimum, rather than minimum, standards.

I would check with both the provincial association

and with the Canadian Nursing Association.

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