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    Got my response in the mail today!!

    So now, I need to send in my consent for a criminal records check, and start studying for the CRNE. The letter from RNABC talks about taking a refresher program, for an introduction to Canadian nursing practices and BC standards. Anyone have advice on whether that's a good idea? I graduated from a BSN program in the US in 2000 and have worked as a RN since that time, but never in a hospital or acute care setting, so I'm a little nervous about my skill level...

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    Quote from Gail-Anne
    Yes, registration $$$ and renewal forms have to be in by Mar 1 every year with RNABC.
    Of course the union (BCNU) also gets your $$$! That comes off your pay cheque tho.
    Where in B.C. are you planning to work?
    I haven't gotten quite that far yet... It depends on where I'm able to find a job that I really want! I work in immunization research right now, so if I can find something in a similar field it would be great; public health/community health is my other area of interest. I would like to be within 30-45 min. of Vancouver, and we are open to city as well as more rural areas, so it's pretty much all up in the air still! Any recommendations?

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    Quote from NorthER,RN
    Hi Papaya,

    I wonder if you might like to just give them a phone call - and find out if there are any other hold ups that you need to address. They're all finished with this years registration stuff (we register every year for March 1). Why not let them know that your job is waiting for you and your registration (which may or may not be a slight exaggeration) and, if all else fails, take a drive across the border and come and visit them. They do respond well to people dropping by.

    Good luck.
    Thanks North,

    I did actually email to see if I could get any information, and here's the entire response:

    "We have received the references. We will send you a letter when your
    file has been assessed."

    So, I took that to mean I should be quiet and wait! Which is fine, I didn't expect this to happen quickly. Just wondering what others' experiences were.

    What do you mean exactly by registering for every year by March 1st? Is that when everyone's license renewals are due?

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    Quote from suzanne4
    Are you American-trained or overseas?

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    Any other international applicants out there that can let me know what their timeline was like?

    I sent my application and associated paperwork to the RNABC in Nov. '04. They sent me a letter a couple of months later (actually they sent me a letter that was meant for someone else, but I called and straightened that out) assigning a file number.

    My current and previous supervisors received and returned reference requests in early March, and I haven't heard anything since. I know it's only been 6 months, and this can take a long time, but I would feel better about it if I knew how long other people's applications took to be processed!

    Thanks in advance.

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    I'm currently in the process of registering in BC; I have applied through RNABC and am waiting for paperwork to go through. Hopefully in the next couple of months I'll be issued an interim permit and be able to register to take the CRNE.

    I currently work in immunization research, and have some public health experience as well. I'm curious about non-hospital job prospects in the Vancouver area (particularly research, but I'm open to other areas). Anyone have experience with this? I have looked at the listings on HealthMatchBC, but want to get as much information from as many sources as I can.

    I appreciate any help you all can give me!