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Hello there... I've been trying to enter Canada as LPN for months now. I have an agency in manila who process all my papers but a delay after a delay kept on coming up. I've read from a site in the net that this was due to the incompetence of Filipino Nurses who were previously deployed.. I refused to believe this rumor since I always know that Filipino nurses are among the best nurses a country could possibly hire... and yet, there are many postings from different sites about this... I'm just confused.. please help me out here...

Hello there... I've been trying to enter Canada as LPN for months now. I have an agency in manila who process all my papers but a delay after a delay kept on coming up. I've read from a site in the net that this was due to the incompetence of Filipino Nurses who were previously deployed.. I refused to believe this rumor since I always know that Filipino nurses are among the best nurses a country could possibly hire... and yet, there are many postings from different sites about this... I'm just confused.. please help me out here...

Nobody is perfect you know,regardless of nationality.I assumed you are knew here,wait till you get the comments of experts in this field,just wait...you mentioned the wrong words "best nurses". Goodluck!:yeah:

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Moved to the International forum as per the red banner.

What training do you have? Do you have a local license? Canada requires a local license. There have been some issues with Philippine nurses in Canada and there are a few threads discussing this in the Canadian forum as well as on the International forum. Not sure what the agency is doing but suspect you are having problems due to your training. Which province have you applied to work in?

We are all good nurses

Mcgyver lol...

Marieposa, watch out...!

5cats

Specializes in intensive care, recovery, anesthetics. Has 17 years experience.

There's nothing like "best nurses" produced from any country. It's never smart to comment sth like this, just offends many.

5cats

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

The nurses who came to Alberta to work as LPNs had BScNs from the Phillipines. Their education was assessed to be the equivalent of the education of the PNs educated in Alberta. It was a one time deal never to be repeated.

There are lots of threads on this already.

And 5cats is right. Every country produces good nurses, bad nurses, and mediocre nurses. No nation produces the best.

Ginger's Mom, MSN, RN

Has 41 years experience.

Hello there... I've been trying to enter Canada as LPN for months now. I have an agency in manila who process all my papers but a delay after a delay kept on coming up. I've read from a site in the net that this was due to the incompetence of Filipino Nurses who were previously deployed.. I refused to believe this rumor since I always know that Filipino nurses are among the best nurses a country could possibly hire... and yet, there are many postings from different sites about this... I'm just confused.. please help me out here...

Since the Philippine does not recognize Practical Nursing why should Canada? How can a country have the 'Best" nurses when they don't even license practical nurses?

I think your confusion stems from a lack of appreciation of the actual situation. In the Philippines, the general perception is that Filipino nurses who work in Alberta are allowed to do so as LPNs. This is so not accurate. Fiona gave the general picture, please research the details in a lot of posts in the forum. It would really be helpful.

Personally, I think two issues compound the problem. The majority of the nurses' resistance to the assessment requirement (especially those who've passed the NCLEX), and the self-aggrandizing notion of many, of being the best. One thing is clear, if someone wants to work in a foreign country, one has to play by its rules. As for being the best, I suggest we use that word to the kind of care that we try we give our patients everyday. Any kind of self-promotion is terribly off-putting and offensive to many.

Good luck with your application.

Since the Philippine does not recognize Practical Nursing why should Canada? How can a country have the 'Best" nurses when they don't even license practical nurses?

What's does license practical nursing got to do with being the "best" nurses?:smokin:

Ginger's Mom, MSN, RN

Has 41 years experience.

Hello there... I've been trying to enter Canada as LPN for months now. I have an agency in manila who process all my papers but a delay after a delay kept on coming up. I've read from a site in the net that this was due to the incompetence of Filipino Nurses who were previously deployed.. I refused to believe this rumor since I always know that Filipino nurses are among the best nurses a country could possibly hire... and yet, there are many postings from different sites about this... I'm just confused.. please help me out here...

To answer your question "What's does license practical nursing got to do with being the "best" nurses?" I was referencing the above post.

I am confused. I was thinking this poster went to the unregulated PN program in Manila, now it seems she went for her BSN which is not accepted at the RN level.

To answer your question "What's does license practical nursing got to do with being the "best" nurses?" I was referencing the above post.

I am confused. I was thinking this poster went to the unregulated PN program in Manila, now it seems she went for her BSN which is not accepted at the RN level.

No problem Alexk49:saint:

hi to everyone,

I just arrived here in alberta as landed immigrant. I am a Registered Nurse from Philippines, I am aware about the licensing procedure to become an RN here. But my concern is that, what category of nursing job can I apply while taking all the requirements for CARNA. As we all know it will take months before we can get the result of CARNA assessment. And being an independent immigrant I cannot just sit and wait. Can anyone help me as I don't have any idea as what job to apply here. Your input would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Pinay77

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

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

You might be able to work as a nursing attendant/aide. You won't make a lot of money though.

hi janfrn,

thanks for your reply. gob bless.

PINAY77

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

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

I hate to say it, but this is a really awful time for you to be here looking for work, PINAY77. The Big Day when the Alberta government takes total control of the health care system is looming (April 1/09) and the rumour mill is cranked up to fever pitch. There will be lay-offs coming and they've told us that front-line providers (nurses, docs, RTs, NAs, techs and so on) are safe, but I wouldn't trust them to tell me that water is wet. The uncertainty is really getting to a lot of people. I truly hope you're successful in finding employment in health care while you work through the registration process, but I really fear that you'll be working at Tim Horton's...

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