I am currently working as an RN (diploma)in a Kenyan hospital. I have been working at my current position for 22 years now (10yrs as diploma nurse
-RN and 10yrs as Enrolled nurse-certificate nurse). I attended a 21.5yr post enrolled nursing to qualify as an RN. I am considering of moving to Vancouver, Canada in the near future and have some questions regarding working there as an RN. What is the transition like for those who moved from Kenya/East Africa to Canada and specifically for those with a nursing diploma. I am concerned that I will not be able to practice as an RN without a degree and might have to further my education in nursing but I am not sure on the specifics. I did a BSc in Health Systems management.
What is the average income with my experience and education? What do the benefits include (pension, medical, etc.). Also I am concerned about job availability.I know the downturn in the economy is worldwide and everyone is affected. I would like to know if there is a hiring freeze or is there still some hiring going on.
Thank you for any help/advice anyone might have. If anyone would like to correspond with who went through the same process that would be great.