How to transfer score of NCLEX-RN(USA) into Canada

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by urp007 urp007 Member

Hi guys my name is utsav patel from india.

I have clear NCLEX-RN(usa) registered from illinois state.

Before few days I have completed my pg diploma course in canada and currently I am working as a social service worker.

If I want to work as a RN in Canada than guys whats is the procedure to make US RN valid in Canada.

Please help me.

Thank You.

Castiela

Castiela

243 Posts

Where in Canada do you want to apply. I believe each province would have their own requirements for becoming licensed. I know in BC requires you to register with the national nursing assessment services (NNAS) where they evaluate your education and certifications before making suggestions if there are any gaps or not to practice. I imagine your information about the nclex would be evaluated and processed here. An English fluency test is also mandatory.

I know when we wrote the nclex, we were told it should be the equivalent of the American one, but I haven't known anyone who has tried to work in the states with one.

Best of luck

dishes

dishes, BSN, RN

3,950 Posts

@urp007, the NCLEX is the same for both Canadians and Americans, since you have already passed the exam, it saves you one step in the licensing process. Where did you obtain your nursing education? Your first step is to apply to NNAS to have your nursing education evaluated for equivalency to a Canadian BScN. Other IENs' have struggled with the application process, you can read about other IEN's struggles to become licensed in Canada by using the search tool in the top right hand corner to find the thread 'NNAS experience'.

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urp007

urp007

20 Posts

my bachelor of nursing was equivalent to american bachelor of nursing.....i have done evaluation through CGFNS after that i have done my nclex-rn and i am looking for ontario.....mam i have to give my nclex-rn again ?

urp007

urp007

20 Posts

mam can u please explain me in detail and i have completed my bachelor of nursing from india.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 34 years experience. 1 Article; 39,477 Posts

urp007 said:
mam can you please explain me in detail and I have completed my bachelor of nursing from india.

There are a few threads discussing this in the Nurse Registration forum. Also there is a step by step information process on each of the provincial college of RN websites

dishes

dishes, BSN, RN

3,950 Posts

The US BONs only require nurses to have an ASN or ADN level of education in order to enter practice, whereas the Canadian regulatory bodies require nurses to have a BScN level of education to enter practice. Your US assessment results do not mean you will have positive NNAS assessment results. It is possible that your education will be deemed either not comparable or somewhat comparable to a Canadian entry to practice education.

RN_Pro

RN_Pro

276 Posts

You do not have to do NCLEX-RN again. However, you have many other steps that others have found difficult and frustrating, and they will likely take more than a year and over $1000 USD by the time you have completed them. Which province do you want to work as a nurse in? It is a big commitment and you have to be sure you want this, or it won't be worth your effort.

Ramya111

Ramya111

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I have my RN license in USA. Should I take NCLEX RN in Canada?

Please clarify

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 34 years experience. 1 Article; 39,477 Posts

You probably will not have to take NCLEX again you will however have to meet provincial requirements

Shan 09

Shan 09

Specializes in Accident emergency and Burns. Has 23 years experience. 2 Posts

Hallo everyone,

If I pass US NCLEX -RN,is it possible to get work visa in Canada without applying for Canadian PR ? 

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 34 years experience. 1 Article; 39,477 Posts

On 7/19/2021 at 3:13 PM, Shan 09 said:

Hallo everyone,

If I pass US NCLEX -RN,is it possible to get work visa in Canada without applying for Canadian PR ? 

You would need to find a employer willing to go through the process of work permit. You will still need to meet provincial college of registered nurse requirements