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    Cannabis Nursing

    You might be able to find other healthcare professionals to network with by joining the Canadian consortium for the investigation of cannabinoids and accessing their forum, you can join as an associate member. There are interesting education videos, podcasts and articles publicly available on the website.
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    Shocking News: CRNBC Cuts Library Services

    I don't know if you are aware but the CRNBC has learning resources publicly available on their website. The resources include; web learning modules, webinars, case studies, practice resources and can be used to meet the quality assurance requirements. Also, if you are a member of ARNBC you will automatically be a member of CNA and can have access to CNA's nurseone.ca which includes a library resource. You can also publicly access Ontario's RNAO best practice guidelines (you do not need to be a member). Also, nurses who are members of specialty nursing organizations often receive journals/newsletters related to their speciality and attend conferences. For disease specific information, nurses can use google to search Canadian resources for healthcare professionals. For drug or treatment specific information, nurses can search the manufacturer's company websites for their professional information. There are many ways for nurses to keep their practice up to date and continue life long learning, there is no need for regulating bodies to keep an underutilized, expensive library service for a handful of private practice nurses. I am not sure how your comparison of BC's and Ontario's regulatory body registration and professional association membership costs relate to library services, can you explain? Nor do I understand what the BC nursing union suing the professional association has to do with library services. It is hard for me to understand the point of your disagreement when you seem to be throwing unrelated ideas together.
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    Reinstatement of registration with CNO

    @phynie, if you have proof of recent practice in the past three years (from working in the US) I don't understand why you find the CNO's requirements for reinstatement from non-practising class to general class a barrier. Are you annoyed that it's time consuming and costs money to become registered again Ontario in order to become licensed in Manitoba? If so, I hope you can see that your grumblings about regulatory bodies chasing away Canadian nurses to pave the way for IENs is misguided. You could have prevented the time pressure you are feeling now by applying for reinstatement earlier on in your plans to return to Canada.
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    NNAS experience?

    @joeythecat, after your wife has been approved by citizenship and immigration to migrate to Canada she can apply to pre-arrival supports and services for iens (pass4nurses.org), it's free and she may find the tips helpful.
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    Investigation meeting with CARNA

    You need advice from a lawyer. Are you in a unionized position? If so, have you contacted your union to ask about legal representation?
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    George Brown college Academic pathway for IEN

    silverstag, I don't know if you are aware but care4nurses.org is an organization that provides advice and resources to iens, suggest you check their website for the types of services they offer (some may be helpful to you) also check if they are holding an information session near to you.
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    George Brown college Academic pathway for IEN

    I don't have any study materials, just to let you know most locally educated practical nurses use the CPNRE prep guide, as well as the online predictor tests you can find information about these study materials on assessment strategies inc cpnre.ca. Also, you may be able to find a used prep guide for sale on kijiji or you may be able to borrow a copy from the Toronto public library.
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    Peak College - PSW Bridging program

    There are IENs who work as health care aids in Ontario, they did not take a PSW program prior to being hired, their employers recognized that a nursing education surpasses a PSW education and there is no need to waste time and money on a PSW education. The only people who promote this career path to naive IENs are unscrupulous private career college staff and owners.
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    Peak College - PSW Bridging program

    Your wife should not listen to anything a private college has to say about PSW programs, or bridging programs for RPNs. The education pograms through Ontario private colleges are not recognized by the College of Nurses of Ontario (look at cno.org list of approved programs). Also nursing employers do not recognize private school courses as a valid education.
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    Searching for a nursing internship abroad

    Where do you think it would be safe for patients to receive care from an inexperienced, stale grad who requires a refresher course?
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    Register first as nurse or immigrate first

    @natisu, some employers may be willing to hire you as a health care aid, beware that the cost of living is usually too high to live off a care giver wage. It will be difficult to pay for rent, food, bills, transportation, etc on a minimum wage (or slightly higher) salary. It will also be difficult to save money for competency assessments, the nclex exam or tuition etc while living in Canada. There are published articles and media reports about IENs who came to Canada as live in caregivers with the hope of gaining PR then becoming RNs, however, many of them became deskilled and remained in caregiver jobs and never did complete the requirements to become RNs.
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    NNAS experience?

    @joeythecat If you look at the nnas applicant handbook, you can see that you don't pay twice, you pay $650.00 for the main application order and an additional $220.00 for evaluation for a different nursing group (RN PN). The nnas application can expire before the assessment is complete if the applicant does not keep it active, see the nnas handbook for details. Once nnas has completed the assessment and sent the advisory report, it should not expire. I believe that although the nnas advisory report doesn't expire, the letter of direction from the regulatory body may expire, for example, it's possible that when the College of Nurses of Ontario sends an applicant a letter of direction to complete a bridging program, they may give the month and year when the program must be completed. Which province will your wife be applying to?
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    NNAS experience?

    @joeythecat Quite a few of the IENs who were educated in the Philippines or India apply to be assessed by nnas for both practical nurse and registered nurse. It is not a waste of money to be assessed by nnas, because even if she needs to take an IEN bridging program, the only way she can be accepted into a bridging program is through a letter of direction from the provincial regulatory body. Is her work as a nurses aid licensed or unlicensed? If her past work is not considered equivalent to a licensed/registered practical nurse, her work experience will not count as proof of recent nursing experience. In most provinces nurses must show proof of recent nursing experience in the category they are applying for (PN or RN). If an applicant does not have proof of recent experience, the regulatory body will give them a letter of direction requiring them to go to school.
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    Is this normal?

    Did you ask the RN under whose authority is she diagnosing patients and prescribing medication?
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    Afraid to quit my job

    You may be going from the frying pan into the fire, leaving your current job for a management position. I have yet to see a manager who doesn't work longer hours than the hours they agreed to when they were hired.
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    Fall with injury in ltc

    I hope the administrator allows you to keep your job and views the incident as an opportunity to create a non punitive culture of safety in the workplace. I know it feels awful when an error in judgement causes a patient incident, we have all experienced it to some degree. Acknowledging that the incident happened, why it happened and how we can prevent it from happening in the future is a far more effective strategy to ensure patient safety, than punishing health care professionals for an error.