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Hello everyone, I am new to this website.

I've found some information about the nnas process but all the information is quite old and also I couldn't find anything about a successfull NNAS application.

I just finished sending all the documents to NNAS so I have a few questions for you, hopefully someone can help me..

1) How long does it take nnas to issue an advisory report after submitting all the necessary documents?

2)What happens if I am "not comparable"/ "somewhat comparable" or "comparable"?

3)Have any of you went through a "competency assessment"? If so, could you tell me more about it?

4) Have any of you taken the NCLEX? How did you prepare for it and overall how difficult is it?

5) Have any of you applied to a nursing college even after being deemed "not comparable" or "somewhat comparable"? Is that possible?

Please tell me what NNAS has written on your report and what you did as a consequence!

Have a great day and thanks in advance to whoever will answer!:cat:

(Ps: I've got my nursing degree in Italy.)

Silverdragon102 specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

Moved to the Nurse Registration forum

We have a NCLEX forum under the student section that offers plenty of information regarding the NCLEX

The reason there isn't any information on successful NNAS applications is that there are barely any. And there have only been a few in the last year or so. NNAS is a scam. People who obtained their 4 year degrees in the USA at universities that were previously accepted in Canada were being found non-comparable and having to be put through the same exams and crap that people with 2 year nursing diplomas from countries that are VERY different from Canada in every way. NNAS consists of American non-nurses (hence why you sent your documents to Philadelphia) evaluating how well your education compares to a nursing education. They make everyone pay the money and go through it even though they know what the outcome will be. It's an insane violation but there is no accountability and no oversight to make it stop.

How many years was your nursing school in Italy?

I just completed my application a few weeks ago, so I am waiting. I know they say that there are not many success stories about the NNAS, but I have to wonder, do people actually post/comment with success stories? Think of Yelp etc, the overwhelming reviews are bad experiences, because rarely do people think to comment when the outcome is good. I am Canadian born and raised, but educated here in the states as I have lived here for the last 15 years. Here in the states we take the NCLEX so I have that going for me, as I likely wouldn't have to take it again, since its essentially the same test. Im hoping to avoid any IEN classes, and be accepted to practice in BC. Ill let you know what happens as I find out since I know all the stories on here are outdated... good luck!

I too am Canadian born and received BSN in the US. What school did you attend for nursing in the US?

I got my ADN with Kaplan college, and my BSN with Westcoast University. What about you?

Are you looking to move home and transfer your license as well? I initially thought it would be a very simple process, pay NNAS, and that was it, but now it looks like Ill either need to take additional international educated nursing classes, or test out. Last resort is applying for my LVN, which I have heard a foreign RN can do, but haven't looked into it.

I went to school in Michigan. I now have a license in Ontario and getting it was pure hell.

What is LVN?

Silverdragon102 specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

What is LVN?

I think they are confused and mean LPN as Canada does not have LVN

Can you tell me more about what you went through? I just finished applying and I am super worried Im gonna encounter bumps. How long did it take you after you submitted all the paperwork? Did you have to do any IEN classes?

I went to school in Michigan. I now have a license in Ontario and getting it was pure hell.

What is LVN?

What did you go through? Did they make you take additional classes? How long after you applied to NNAS did you hear back? And how long after that were you able to get your Ontario license?

Soo did any US educated nurses end of having the requirements to practice in Canada through NNAS?

I did! I finally got my NNAS report back a few months ago, and got "comparable". Ive applied to the BC board and they needed re-verification from the California board. That was sent off by Ca March.20th so they should receive it any day. The lady I spoke with in BC said after they receive that, I should get my license, as its extremely unlikely for a US educated nurse to need to do an in person simulation/exam. Ive paid all the fees and am just waiting. We plan to leave as soon as I can find a job in the area we want to move too, hopefully in June.

On 3/25/2019 at 3:52 PM, shero20 said:

Soo did any US educated nurses end of having the requirements to practice in Canada through NNAS?

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It took awhillllle... 2 years from the thought to the applying to the acceptance, but Im finally almost holding my new license.

I did. NNAS gave me a "comparable" report, and I have already been talking with Interior Health, while I wait to get my license in British Columbia. I am just waiting on my home state to send license verification and then we are almost ready to move.

Hi NewNurseRN15

Need your help, I am US educated ADN, BSN and struggling with NNAS.

My worry is how detailed the course work has to be to meet NNAS standards.

Appricateyour help

Thanks

I sent hundreds of pages. I was able to contact an old classmate who had kept every course syllabus, and then the course description book provided by the school which detailed every course. The more detail the better.

On 3/27/2019 at 11:48 PM, NewNurseRN15 said:

I did! I finally got my NNAS report back a few months ago, and got "comparable". Ive applied to the BC board and they needed re-verification from the California board. That was sent off by Ca March.20th so they should receive it any day. The lady I spoke with in BC said after they receive that, I should get my license, as its extremely unlikely for a US educated nurse to need to do an in person simulation/exam. Ive paid all the fees and am just waiting. We plan to leave as soon as I can find a job in the area we want to move too, hopefully in June.

Hey there,

thanks for coming back to post this update. I too am a Canadian who is living, working, and about to complete my RN-BSN in the states. I’m just trying to be cautious of which school I choose to complete my BSN because I wanted it to be accepted in Ontario in the event that I decide to move back. I’m considering Western Governor’s University for my RN-BSN. Is there any advice that you can give me...have you heard of schools that have a reputation of being accepted by NNAS for the RN-BSN? What suggestion can you give me for the application process?

thanks!!

Silverdragon102 specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

50 minutes ago, weiny4089 said:

Hey there,

thanks for coming back to post this update. I too am a Canadian who is living, working, and about to complete my RN-BSN in the states. I’m just trying to be cautious of which school I choose to complete my BSN because I wanted it to be accepted in Ontario in the event that I decide to move back. I’m considering Western Governor’s University for my RN-BSN. Is there any advice that you can give me...have you heard of schools that have a reputation of being accepted by NNAS for the RN-BSN? What suggestion can you give me for the application process?

thanks!!

Did you train as RN in Canada? Reason I ask is I did my BSN online and went I told the College they didn’t want to see proof as already registered and working as RN and told me just to change status when renewing license at year change

2 minutes ago, Silverdragon102 said:

Did you train as RN in Canada? Reason I ask is I did my BSN online and went I told the College they didn’t want to see proof as already registered and working as RN and told me just to change status when renewing license at year change

I completed my ASN to become an RN in the United States. I am now looking into doing my RN-BSN in the states also.

I’m not sure I understand what you are saying...did you do your RN and BSN in the states and then apply to become an RN in Canada?

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