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VicRN

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VicRN specializes in ER.

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  1. VicRN

    Changing Jobs on a TN Visa

    The officer who processed my TN also told me that if multiple hospitals are apart of one organization then you can move between the hospitals without having to apply for another TN. Essentially, because you were hired by one hospital technically you work for that group of hospitals and are able to move between them. He also explained that changing units is not an issue as long as you are working as an RN (or whatever you were hired as), but you could not accept a position in teaching or management. Its always worth calling before or talking with the hospital lawyer to get a clear answer for the hospital you are with.
  2. VicRN

    My US Application Update - Canadian RN

    Exactly what I thought! I am confused as well! The rep I spoke with at CGFNS said that Maine won’t accept the eDAS unless I’m endorsed from another state which doesn’t make sense! But the Maine BON says they do accept it so now I’m so confused. Im going to have to call the cgfns back and hopefully get a different rep that will be able to help. I chose license by endorsement as well!
  3. VicRN

    My US Application Update - Canadian RN

    Hey! I’m having issues with the Maine BON and CGFNS. I’m getting documents from the school sent to them now instead of CGFNS. I had paid for the eDAS, and now the CGFNS is saying that that Maine BON won’t accept the eDAS unless I am endorsed from another state. Yet the Maine BON says they do accept eDAS. I don’t really understand the why the CGFNS won’t send the eDAS or what being endorsed by another state means?
  4. Hello everyone, I am a new grad RN from Canada. I started my career in the ED and have been working in this speciality for just over a year. I accepted a position at a hospital in the ED in Maine. Prior to moving I was going to take a critical care course at a college in Canada and hopefully transition to ICU or to a level 1 trauma centre. I am very interested in continuing my education in critical care, I am wondering about what opportunities there are in the states to get certified in critical care or take courses that are accredited. I was doing some research and came across the AACN, but I don't quite understand what they do. Do they offer courses/programs? or do you just write an exam to become certified in critical care after have a certain amount of experience?
  5. VicRN

    My US Application Update - Canadian RN

    I'll be in Maine this week visiting so i'm going to get it done in Portland. I can't wait for this to be all behind me.
  6. VicRN

    My US Application Update - Canadian RN

    Thank you for letting me know all of this! The CGFNS finally processed the transcript from my school, this was the last thing I needed for the review process. I paid for the eDAS today as well. I have most things done for the Maine BON, I need to do my fingerprinting and I need the CGFNS to some documents but that is all I have left I believe. (and SSN of course). It is such a frustrating process. I feel like I take 1 step forward and 2 steps back.
  7. VicRN

    Changing Jobs on a TN Visa

    Hey all, I recently accepted a position in Maine on TN visa. Just wondering if anyone has had experience changing jobs while on a TN visa and how easy or difficult was it? I am really excited about my position but would still like to have the ability to move around to difference units/hospitals as freely as I could in Canada.
  8. VicRN

    My US Application Update - Canadian RN

    Hey! I am currently in the same boat as you! I have applied for and received a job offer in Maine. I am waiting for my Visa Screen Certificate to be completed and have applied for licensing through the BON. The BON needs verification from the CGFNS but nobody I have talked to has been able to give me any answers as to what I need. Some have said I need CES report which could take an additional 12 weeks whereas others have said just the eDAS. Do you know which the BON will accept?
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