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  1. I am an American student planning on going to canada for nursing school for my bsn. I also hold Canadian citizenship so visa/etc won't be a problem. however, once I graduate, how difficult will it be for me to apply for RN licensure in the states? Will US hospitals want to take a chance on a canadian grad? Especially for more difficult specialities like ICU, etc? Specifically, in western United states (most likely California, or arizona, texas, washington, oregon) I ask because I have been accepted into a nursing school in canada as well as the states. The one in the states makes me graduate half a year later than the one in canada. THe one in canada is only 15 k/year, while the on in the states is 30 k/year in tuition costs. Will the amount of time I save by graduating earlier from a canadian nursing school be eaten up by my having to jump through hoops to get RN license in the western USA? And even if I do, how easily will US hospitals be willing to take a chance on a canadian nursing school new grad?
  2. Let's say I am a canadian BSCN student and I graduate in december. I am in my final term of nursing school in ontario. I am both an american and canadian citizen. How would I go about securing work in the States? I have not yet taken the canadian nursing exam. I plan on taking the American NCLEX right away. If I graduate in December, how many months will it take for me to actually get licensed as an RN in America? The webiste for nurses does say 1 month or so, but we all know that most government agencies take much longer processing paperwork than they say they do ; p Should I go ahead and start now? Do American Hospitals hire Canadian BSCN students at all into the ICU, given that they might now want to take a chance on a newly minted canadian grad when they can take one of their own?? Does anybody possibly know of any incidences where an American has gone to canada for nursing school and then tried to secure work in the states? (btw i'm not taking up a spot that would be meant for canadians--my program had problems getting the spot filled that year and actually underadmitted number of students. Plus my parents still live in canada and pay taxs there : )
  3. May I ask if you have known of anybody that got their BSN in Canada and subsequently applied for an American RN license and how long the process took? According to the website, it shouldn't take more than a month and a half, but then we all know that government agencies usually are backlogged and in reality it takes much longer
  4. I hold both American and Canadian citizenships. I got accepted to transfer into a top Canadian nursing BSN 2 year program and an American BSN 2 year program. However, the Canadian program graduates 4 months faster than the American program. Ideally, I would like to graduate ASAP because I want to be streamlined into a master's program, but that's more or less an unimportant sidenote. However, it is really that beneficial to graduate faster? If I graduate nursing school in Canada, I will work in the US. However, if I go to school in Canada, then it will be that much more difficult to get into an American ICU position right out of nursing school? Wouldn't the four months I save by going to an Canadian school be offset/negated by my having to spend time obtaining an American RN license anyways? I know how difficult it is to get into an ICU , let alone get into an ICU from a Canadian program!! With the American school, there's a much better chance of getting into an ICU directly out of nursing school as they do externships with critical care units.
  5. I hold both American and Canadian citizenships. I got accepted to transfer into a top Canadian nursing BSN 2 year program and an American BSN 2 year program. However, the Canadian program graduates 4 months faster than the American program. Ideally, I would like to graduate ASAP because I want to be streamlined into a master's program, but that's more or less an unimportant sidenote. However, it is really that beneficial to graduate faster? If I graduate nursing school in Canada, I will work in the US. However, if I go to school in Canada, then it will be that much more difficult to get into an American ICU position right out of nursing school? Wouldn't the four months I save by going to an Canadian school be offset/negated by my having to spend time obtaining an American RN license anyways? I know how difficult it is to get into an ICU , let alone get into an ICU from a Canadian program!! With the American school, there's a much better chance of getting into an ICU directly out of nursing school as they do externships with critical care units.
  6. I am hold both American and Canadian citizenships. I got accepted to transfer into a top Canadian nursing BSN 2 year program and an American BSN 2 year program. However, the Canadian program graduates 4 months faster than the American program. Ideally, I would like to graduate ASAP because I want to be streamlined into the BSN program. However, it is really that beneficial to graduate faster? If I graduate nursing school in Canada, I will work in the US. However, if I go to school in Canada, then it will be that much more difficult to get into an American ICU position right out of nursing school? Wouldn't the four months I save by going to an Canadian school be offset/negated by my having to spend time obtaining an American RN license anyways? I know how difficult it is to get into an ICU , let alone get into an ICU from a Canadian program!! With the American school, there's a much better chance of getting into an ICU directly out of nursing school as they do externships with critical care units.
  7. I am hold both American and Canadian citizenships. I got accepted to transfer into a top Canadian nursing BSN 2 year program and an American BSN 2 year program. However, the Canadian program graduates 4 months faster than the American program. Ideally, I would like to graduate ASAP because I have already taken physics, ochem, general chem., stats and biochem. I am worried that those pre-reqs will expire (past 5 years!) before I gain ICU experience and apply to crna school. I took them in spring 2009. However, it is really that beneficial to graduate faster? If I graduate nursing school in Canada, I will work in the US. However, if I go to school in Canada, then it will be that much more difficult to get into an American ICU position right out of nursing school? Wouldn't the four months I save by going to an Canadian school be offset/negated by my having to spend time obtaining an American RN license anyways? I know how difficult it is to get into an ICU , let alone get into an ICU from a Canadian program!! With the American school, there's a much better chance of getting into an ICU directly out of nursing school as they do externships with critical care units.
  8. Could I skip the CRNE and then go directly and take the NCLEX? -side question: do you know how I would go about shipping fiveboxes from the states to Ontario? Most shipping companies only do large, numerous boxes meant for households that move. I'm only one person : ]
  9. HOw similar is the CRNE to the NCLEx?
  10. How hard is it to get a nursing job straight out of nursing school in Canada at a California Hospital? I was born in Canada but have lived in the US since I was 10 so im a citizen of both places. My whole family is in California. However, due to the high cost of nursing programs in CA and my wanting to get a BSN (for later on) instead of an ADN, I went to Canadian nursing program and got my BSN there. It is one of Canada's best nursing programs. However, once I graduate how hard will it be to get a job in Arizona ? Will it be extremely difficult to near impossible given that most people in nursing school get hooked up with jobs partly through their senior rotations at the hosptial near the nursing school they do their clinicals at? I really want to get into critical care right out of nursing school. If I'm at the top of my class, how hard would that be? I at least want to get into an american hospital straight out of nursing school. Does anybody have any acedotal stories or know anything about this? thanks!!!!!
  11. How hard is it to get a nursing job straight out of nursing school in Canada at a California Hospital? I was born in Canada but have lived in the US since I was 10 so im a citizen of both places. My whole family is in California. However, due to the high cost of nursing programs in CA and my wanting to get a BSN (for later on) instead of an ADN, I went to Canadain nursing program and got my BSN there. It is one of Canada's best nursing programs. However, once I graduate how hard will it be to get a job in california? Will it be extremely difficult to near impossible given that most people in nursing school get hooked up with jobs partly through their senior rotations at the hosptial near the nursing school they do their clinicals at? I really want to get into critical care right out of nursing school. If I'm at the top of my class, how hard would that be? Does anybody have any acedotal stories or know anything about this? thanks!!!!!
  12. I am an American and Canadian Dual-citizen. My ultimate goal is to be a CRNA, and I had everything in line until my nursing school that I was planning on attending this fall withdrew my admissions due to a late transcript. Apparently, all public universities in my state did that this year becuase more people enrolled then excepted. I've researched and there is nothing that I can do to get back into the fall admissions for this bsn program in America. However, I still have an offer for a canadian BSN university that starts this fall. I could go here and finish in two years, or if I really wanted to go to an american BSN program i would have to wait a whole entire year! At this point there is no more classes left for me to take--ive taken all nursing pre-reqs, and even finished all my crna pre reqs like organic chem series and physics series, etc. Logistically there's really nothing I can do to get a BS or BA while Im waitin for the BSN and ive made up my mind not to do that. 1.)So, I was wondering, if I go to Canada and get my BSN there (At Queens university, one of Canada's top 5 universities), and then come back home to America to go into Critical care/ICU, how hard will it be?? I have American Citizenship so that's not a problem, but since I only intend on working in the USA, will hospitals be less likely to take me? 2.)Will most CRNA programs even accept a canadian BSN? Since that is my ultimate goal, i would be devasted if come crna application time, my degree's not even valid!! I grew up in the United States and it will forever be my home!! I just want to get a bsn in canada so I can get in and get out faster to be a critical care nurse/then crna.
  13. I am an American and Canadian Dual-citizen. My ultimate goal is to be a critical care nurse and I had everything in line until my nursing school that I was planning on attending this fall withdrew my admissions due to a late transcript. Apparently, all public universities in my state did that this year becuase more people enrolled then excepted. I've researched and there is nothing that I can do to get back into the fall admissions for this bsn program in America. However, I still have an offer for a canadian BSN university that starts this fall. I could go here and finish in two years, or if I really wanted to go to an american BSN program i would have to wait a whole entire year to apply and then that two more years of school==> 3 years! At this point there is no more classes left for me to take--ive taken all nursing pre-reqs, and even finished all my organic chem series and physics series, various other un needed courses etc. Logistically there's really nothing I can do to get a BS or BA while Im waitin for the BSN and ive made up my mind not to do that. 1.)So, I was wondering, if I go to Canada and get my BSN there (At Queens university, one of Canada's top 5 universities), and then come back home to America to go into Critical care/ICU, how hard will it be?? I have American Citizenship so that's not a problem, but since I only intend on working in the USA, will hospitals be less likely to take me? Passing the NCLEX/jumping through those logistical hoops should be ok im willing!! as long as they are fair!!! I grew up in the United States and it will forever be my home!! I just want to get a bsn in canada so I can get in and get out faster to be a critical care nurse
  14. I am an American and Canadian Dual-citizen. My ultimate goal is to be a critical care nurse and I had everything in line until my nursing school that I was planning on attending this fall withdrew my admissions due to a late transcript. Apparently, all public universities in my state did that this year becuase more people enrolled then excepted. I've researched and there is nothing that I can do to get back into the fall admissions for this bsn program in America. However, I still have an offer for a canadian BSN university that starts this fall. I could go here and finish in two years, or if I really wanted to go to an american BSN program i would have to wait a whole entire year to apply and then that two more years of school==> 3 years! At this point there is no more classes left for me to take--ive taken all nursing pre-reqs, and even finished all my organic chem series and physics series, various other un needed courses etc. Logistically there's really nothing I can do to get a BS or BA while Im waitin for the BSN and ive made up my mind not to do that. 1.)So, I was wondering, if I go to Canada and get my BSN there (At Queens university, one of Canada's top 5 universities), and then come back home to America to go into Critical care/ICU, how hard will it be?? I have American Citizenship so that's not a problem, but since I only intend on working in the USA, will hospitals be less likely to take me? Passing the NCLEX/jumping through those logistical hoops should be ok im willing!! as long as they are fair!!! I grew up in the United States and want to say in the States as my whole family is here! I just want to get a bsn in canada so I can get in and get out faster to be a critical care nurse
  15. I am an American and Canadian Dual-citizen. My ultimate goal is to be a critical care nurse and I had everything in line until my nursing school that I was planning on attending this fall withdrew my admissions due to a late transcript. Apparently, all public universities in my state did that this year becuase more people enrolled then excepted. I've researched and there is nothing that I can do to get back into the fall admissions for this bsn program in America. However, I still have an offer for a canadian BSN university that starts this fall. I could go here and finish in two years, or if I really wanted to go to an american BSN program i would have to wait a whole entire year to apply and then that two more years of school==> 3 years! At this point there is no more classes left for me to take--ive taken all nursing pre-reqs, and even finished all my organic chem series and physics series, various other un needed courses etc. Logistically there's really nothing I can do to get a BS or BA while Im waitin for the BSN and ive made up my mind not to do that. 1.)So, I was wondering, if I go to Canada and get my BSN there (At Queens university, one of Canada's top 5 universities), and then come back home to America to go into Critical care/ICU, how hard will it be?? I have American Citizenship so that's not a problem, but since I only intend on working in the USA, will hospitals be less likely to take me? Passing the NCLEX/jumping through those logistical hoops should be ok im willing!! as long as they are fair!!! I grew up in the United States and it will forever be my home!! I just want to get a bsn in canada so I can get in and get out faster to be a critical care nurse
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