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MI RN License from Ontario

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Hi has anyone gotten their MI license was a RN from Ontario? How do you get Verification of registration. I can't seem to find any information about it on their site other then the fee thats listed for it. Help would be appreciated. THANKS.

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

From who's website? Are you a Canadian RN trying to get a license in MI?

Hi! I was looking for a verification of registration on the CNO website. And yes I am a Canadian RN trying to get a MI license.

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

That's very odd. I had a look too and I don't see anything about that on the website. Sorry I can't help. You may have to call them.

It's okay. Thank you though!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

I moved your thread to nurse registration....I found this....

Internationally Educated Nurses need to meet several requirements to receive Licensure by Examination as a RN in Michigan.

I. Evaluate your foreign degree and foreign license with an approved credentialing organization and receive a Credential Evaluation Service Report

LARA allows you to have your foreign nursing degree evaluated in two ways: the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) Credential Evaluation Service Professional Report or through CGFNS certification.

The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) instructs you on the steps necessary to evaluate your foreign degree and licensure. Here are the steps:

  • Apply for a Credential Evaluation Service Professional Report or CGFNS Certification by either registering online or downloading an application form and sending it by mail
  • Make sure that you ask for your report to be prepared for the Michigan Board of Nursing - this will make your record available to the State electronically
  • Provide translations for any documents not in English. This is most often done through your foreign school(s) or licensing agency. You will need to research how to do this and what you will be charged by these institutions
  • Your report is active for 12 months
  • You must show proof that you graduated from high school (a photocopy of a high school diploma or exit exam will work). You must submit this directly with your application, accompanied by a translation and special translator statement

CGFNS will evaluate your education and licensing to see if it is comparable to the minimum standards for a Michigan Registered Nurse program. This includes standards for coursework and clinical experience in five areas of nursing practice:

  • Adult medical nursing
  • Adult surgical nursing
  • Obstetrics (maternal and infant health)
  • Pediatrics (care of children)
  • Psychiatric or mental health nursing

Note regarding Canadian RN applicants: Applicants for a Michigan RN license who have graduated from an approved Canadian educational program that was taught in English and who have an active Canadian RN license with no disciplinary sanctions will be made eligible to take the NCLEX examination. CGFNS certification is not required for these individuals before taking the NCLEX examination. Before you will be made eligible for the NCLEX, the Michigan Board must receive:

  • Transcripts of your nursing education sent to our office directly from the school.
  • Current verification of your Canadian license sent directly to this office from the Canadian licensing agency.

If your degree is not deemed comparable to a U.S. nursing degree of any kind, you will need to return to school for a degree program to qualify you for licensure as a Registered Nurse. You should research nursing education programs in your area, and bring your transcripts and credential evaluation to the program coordinators to see if you can receive advanced standing for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The quickest route to becoming an RN may be to earn an Associates Degree of Nursing. However, if you choose this option you will be settling for a U.S. degree that is not as advanced as your foreign degree, and you will have to continue studying for a BSN if you want better career opportunities.

If you hold a BSN from another country, your degree might be determined comparable to the minimum standard required by the State of Michigan. However, sometimes different standards in nursing practice can affect your degree evaluation, such as male nurses not practicing obstetrical nursing, or nurse midwives not receiving training in other areas of nursing.

II. Get fingerprinted via a Michigan-approved vendor for a criminal record check

Directions for completing the fingerprint check are provided in the licensure application. The cost for the fingerprint check is $62.50. Call the approved vendor to set up an appointment. It is critical that you save the receipt as proof that you have taken this step. You may need to provide it in case there are any questions about your background check.

III. submit your licensure application, required supporting documents, and pay application fee

Your application package should include:

  • Licensure application from LARA
  • Licensure verification forms completed by the licensing agency or board of any jurisdiction(s) in which you were ever licensed or are currently licensed submitted directly from licensing agencies
  • CGFNS Certification or Credential Evaluation Service Professional Report (your foreign degree and licensing evaluation) submitted from CGFNS directly
  • Receipt from fingerprinting appointment
  • Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if you are not a native English speaker and the language of instruction and textbooks in your nursing program was not English
  • Fee: $54

The licensure application is valid for 3 years. If you have not passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) or met other licensing requirements within these 3 years you will have to submit a new application and pay the processing fee again or will be forever ineligible in Michigan.

NCLEX instructions for Canadians: applicants for a Michigan RN license who have graduated from an approved Canadian educational program that was taught in English and who have an active Canadian RN license with no disciplinary sanctions will be made eligible to take the NCLEX examination. CGFNS certification is not required for these individuals before taking the NCLEX examination. Before you will be made eligible for the NCLEX, the Michigan Board must receive:

  • transcripts of your nursing education sent to our office directly from the school.
  • current verification of your Canadian license sent directly to this office from the Canadian licensing agency.

IV. NCLEX

Passing the NCLEX takes a few steps.

  1. Register with Pearson Vue for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) by web, mail or telephone approximately two weeks after you have submitted your application to the Michigan Board office. The NCLEX costs $200 (as of 2013).
  2. Receive an approval letter from LARA and Authorization to Test (ATT)
  3. Schedule your testing appointment with the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) immediately. You have 90 days from receipt of the ATT to take the test
  4. Take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and receive a passage letter

Your NCLEX scores should be available to LARA within one month after testing. Once you have received a passing grade on the NCLEX you will receive a letter of passage from LARA and your licensure will be issued as soon as it can be processed, usually within 2 weeks.

https://www.upwardlyglobal.org/job-seekers/american-licensed-professions/michigan/nurse/michigan-nurse-rn-professional-licensing-guide

Hello,

Did you receive your MI RN license?

Could you tell me what steps you took to be licensed?

Thanks in advance

Yes I did. I had to call my board of nursing to send verification of my licensure. On the phone they gave me instructions on what to fax like name, reason for verification, where it's being sent, license number.

Filled out MI paperwork, finger prints and basically had to wait 2 weeks to receiver a letter stating they have received my application and provided me a customer ID number.

Thank you! Just couple more questions,

1. Did you have to send your transcripts as well to MI board of nursing directly from your school? We do not have to have our courses evaluated by CGFNS or CES right? (Is that it? application, transcript, verification of my RN license in Canada, finger prints?)

2. How long did it take you to be fully licensed in MI?

3. What do you do if you dont have US social security number?

4. How's job market in Detroit?

Thanks again!!!! :D!!

1. No I didn't because I was already registered in another state

2. Roughly 4 weeks

3. I think you have apply for a visa screen and then a TN visa (I'm not too sure since i'm already U.S.)

4. Job market is much better than Ontario that's for sure. I have an upcoming interview within 2 weeks of applying for jobs.