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help please...LTC? CARNA?

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Specializes in MS,OPD.

..HI everyone,Im from Philippines.I have a friend who is working in Ontario.she is helping me to get a work in Alberta( Extendicare) I suppose this is a Long term care facility.Do anyone here can give me some insights what will be like working in a long term care facility.:uhoh3:

...one more thing..I submitted my papers to CARNA.after 2 months I received a letter telling me the need to undergo SEC assesment and I believed this is only available in Calgary..:uhoh3:I'm now confused,I don't know how to handle this.Do anyone here knows about SEC assessment because right now i feel frustrated,seems loke things are not going right.I will be very pleased to hear from you guys..just Pm me thank you ver much!

hello rian, i'm going to take the sec assessment on january. im also in the philippines. tara, we'll be needing as much support systems we can get! keep in touch -

God bless us!

rian, LPN, LVN

Specializes in MS,OPD.

...rookie nurse! thanks for the nice words of encouragement..sent pm to you..

To Janfrn

How have you been? hope everything is fine with you. I have got some questions for you:

After obtaining eligibility letter for Temporaray Registration from CARNA how long do I have to take CRNE? All I know is that I have three attempts to clear CRNE but in how much time?

With my Temporary Registration how long can I practice in Alberta because the hospitals in Alberta are hiring me with a one year contract?

Hospitals are saying that I can apply for permanant residency once i get there on work permit. Can it be done before i pass CRNE or after?

Always appriciate your help,

have a blessed day :)

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology. Has 25 years experience.

Hmmm, lemme see... I'm no authority on all of this but I can make some assumptions. Because the CRNE is only written three times a year, and because the deadline for application to write is about three months before the date of the exam, I would guess that they would want you to apply for the soonest sitting after the date you receive your go-ahead. Then you'd have a bit of time to prepare before writing. The sittings are February, June and October. For example, the February sitting's deadline just passed on November 16. So the earliest you could write now is June. The deadline for applications for that will be probably early March. WIth a temporary permit, you can work until it expires... assuming that you've written the CRNE and are waiting for results, or waiting for the opportunity to write again. As for applying for permanent residency, you have to have completed the CRNE and passed before you can do that, because obviously without a Canadian registration, you won't be allowed to keep your work permit forever.

Does that make sense?

Yeah it does make sense. CARNA has to give temporary registered nurses some time to take CRNE, atleast 18 months for theree attempts. If not, then I believe they should extend the time duration of temporary registration after first or second unsuccessful attempt.

Thanks for your thoughts :)

hello rian, i'm going to take the sec assessment on january. im also in the philippines. tara, we'll be needing as much support systems we can get! keep in touch -

god bless us!

hi there! am wondering if you have already taken your sec assessment? what is it for? is it a pre-requisite for crne or carna? where did you take the exam...just wondering.

my family and i have applied for an immigrant canadian visa which is yet on process until now. i am curious as to the nursing system of hiring in canada since i'm also a registered nurse (philippines), i understand that one needs to have his/her credentials assessed, then take the eligibility exam before one can write the licensure exam to be a registered nurse in canada. kindly extend some advise as to these matters. are there other ways where one can work as a nurse while he/she has not yet taken any exams to become an rn in canada?

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology. Has 25 years experience.

No there is absolutely no way you can work as a nurse in Canada without active registration with one of the Colleges of Nursing. For that as you say, you need to have your education and experience assessed, any deficiencies upgraded, passed IELTS if coming from a country where English is not the official language, received authorization from the College of Nursing to write the CRNE and then passed it and obtained your permit to practice before you can work as a nurse. You may be permitted to work as an unlicensed nursing assistant for $15 an hour while you work through the process, but you won't be allowed to call yourself a nurse without that piece of paper.

no there is absolutely no way you can work as a nurse in canada without active registration with one of the colleges of nursing. for that as you say, you need to have your education and experience assessed, any deficiencies upgraded, passed ielts if coming from a country where english is not the official language, received authorization from the college of nursing to write the crne and then passed it and obtained your permit to practice before you can work as a nurse. you may be permitted to work as an unlicensed nursing assistant for $15 an hour while you work through the process, but you won't be allowed to call yourself a nurse without that piece of paper.

thank you very much for your prompt answer to my inquiries, i really appreciate it.

active registration with one of the nursing colleges in canada? do you mean to say, i need to enroll to a nursing college there before anything else, even when i have already finished my bsn outside canada? i have already passed the ielts as pre-requisite to the documents submitted to the canadian embassy.

i thought that the credentials assessment would allow them to gauge your nursing standard in relation to their (canadian) standard, then they would let you take the eligibility exam before finally writing the licensure exam to make one a registered nurse there.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

thank you very much for your prompt answer to my inquiries, i really appreciate it.

active registration with one of the nursing colleges in canada? do you mean to say, i need to enroll to a nursing college there before anything else, even when i have already finished my bsn outside canada? i have already passed the ielts as pre-requisite to the documents submitted to the canadian embassy.

i thought that the credentials assessment would allow them to gauge your nursing standard in relation to their (canadian) standard, then they would let you take the eligibility exam before finally writing the licensure exam to make one a registered nurse there.

what you have to do is register with a province and go through the assessment of your nursing qualifications ie if going to calgary you go through carna or nova scotia crnns

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology. Has 25 years experience.

[quote=mt_66;2623044active registration with one of the nursing colleges in canada? do you mean to say, i need to enroll to a nursing college there before anything else, even when i have already finished my bsn outside canada?

no, in canada the regulatory body in each province is called a college of nursing. much like the college of physicians and surgeons. (in the us they call it a board of nursing or bon.) you have to have a permit to practice, or active registration from the college and association of registered nurses of alberta (carna) to call yourself a registered nurse in calgary. is that more clear?

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