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    FILIPINO RN soon to be CANADIAN RN planning to move to Seattle, Wa

    Thank you so much hypnotizer90, you've been such a great help!! 1. I have already applied in May, and now waiting to be scheduled for the citizenship exam. I'll probably have everything done by the first quarter of next year. *fingers crossed* 2. It's good to know that I can process these 2 simultaneously and/or use the same documents that were previously submitted. Not being able to travel back home to the Philippines to process these documents make things difficult, especially when I have to ask a relative/friend to things on my behalf. But it's best to be sure than do things twice, pay extra $$, and wait longer. 3. The tricky part about the TN visa is that, if I show up at the border with my CES report having only evaluated my PH BSN plus other documents like Canadian transcripts and diploma and Visa Screen etc, I don't know if I'll be questioned or not why my Canadian education is not reflected in my CES report. Not sure if anyone has encountered this before? 4. Very true! I've got lots of research to do, but I also don't want to waste time not doing anything.
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    FILIPINO RN soon to be CANADIAN RN planning to move to Seattle, Wa

    Thanks for your inputs. Just to clarify, I am planning to apply to Washington State and not Washington, DC. My main concern right now is to figure out if there's a way to make the process a bit faster on my end. I'm thinking that if I start with my CGFNS application now, will it help to expedite the process or just makes things complicated for me. My original plan: once my Bridging program is done in December, I'm eligible to write the NCLEX right away then I'll become a Canadian RN. Next, I'll start with my CGFNS application for CES, Washington State BON, Canadian RN Endorsement, and Visa Screen. The whole process of gathering documents from the Philippines and Canada will definitely take a long time. If I proceed with CES now, I can ask my relatives to start gathering documents from my university and the RN licensing body in the Philippines. I believe the Philippines BSN is considered equivalent to the US BSN. Once CES report is issued using my PH education and license, I can apply for Washington State BON and wait for my ATT then take NCLEX. Or if I receive my ATT from BCCNP first then I can schedule for the NCLEX, whichever comes first. I believe that if I use the Washington State BON ATT for NCLEX, I can endorse it to BCCNP with no issue. Now here's my dilemma, if I apply for a Visa Screen once I'm done with my Bridging program and NCLEX, will CGFNS ask me to submit another set of documents from the Philippines? Or can they use the same documents I have submitted for CES and then I can just add my credentials for Canadian BSN? Another thing is, once I apply for a TN visa, I believe I need to provide my CES report and Visa Screen. Will it be a problem that my CES report does not include my Canadian BSN? Or is there another set of CES report included in the Visa Screen? (I've read somewhere that there is a CES report included in the Visa Screen, if that's the case then I'll have an updated CES which includes my Canadian BSN) * I will contact Washington State to verify the process for Canadian RN Endorsement. But it's hard to get a hold of someone from CGFNS. 😞 * I'll definitely read more on the requirements for TN visa.
  3. Hi, I hope someone can help me with my query re CGFNS, CES, VISA SCREEN AND TN VISA. Background story: I am an internationally educated nurse from the Philippines and have moved to Canada in 2016 under the Permanent Resident status. I completed my BSN in the Philippines and have worked for about 4 years prior to migrating to Canada. I will be graduating from a 1-year bridging program in BC by Dec 2019 then I'll qualify for NCLEX and finally become a Canadian RN. I am also hoping to get my Canadian Citizenship by early 2020 so I can qualify for a TN visa in the USA. My partner will be moving to Seattle for work and we have decided to reunite once I'm done with school. I am now about to start to process my application for CGFNS and Washington State BON while waiting to finish my bridging course in Dec 2019 so that I can take the NCLEX asap. My question regarding the CES report, would it matter if I include my Canadian bridging program credentials or would my BSN in the Philippines be sufficient? My program won't finish until December 2019 so that will definitely delay the process. However, if I decided not to include my Canadian education during my CES evaluation but declare it on my Washington State BON application, will I run into any trouble? I believe that the Washington State BON requires English proficiency for education outside US/Canada. I was thinking if the Washington State BON will exempt me from submitting IELTS score if I include my Canadian education even though it was a bridging program and not a BSN? Also, will it be advisable to process CES and Visa Screen at the same time or should I wait until I have an employer before processing the visa screen for TN visa? I know the visa screen is expensive and also takes time to process. Will I have any trouble crossing the border under the TN visa if my BSN is completed in the Philippines despite being a (soon-to-be) Canadian citizen? Is there anyone out there who's in the same boat? Thanks so much in advance for your responses.
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    Employment process @ St. Luke's Medical Center (e.rod)

    Yeah, that's exactly what they told me. The people there were very friendly, though. They told me that SLGC is consistently open for the screening of applicants, but it is in the HRD's discretion on how long will they hold on to our resumes and start calling the qualified ones. As what I've observed, the lady guard is putting all the resumes in a long brown envelope. When I went there at around 10 AM, I saw that the envelope has about an inch thick of piled resumes inside. I suppose, that will be about 30 or more in total. No wonder it's really taking them a long time to contact the lucky ones. :uhoh21: There was a random employee there that asked me if I wanted to be a part of admin department, but I declined. If it was in the nursing department, I would definitely say yes. Too bad!
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    Employment process @ St. Luke's Medical Center (e.rod)

    Hi! I'm just curious if anyone has been recently contacted by St. Lukes's GC? I passed my resume just this week, but I don't know how long will it take for them to invite the applicants for an initial interview (if, and only if, we pass their standards). Thanks, nurses!
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    CHEERS TRAINING

    Hi Angel! Their BLS is almost quadruple the price of the regular BLS at Red Cross. I hope I deliver the message clearly.
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    CHEERS TRAINING

    Neversmile, if you don't mind, what are the other good training centers for BLS around Manila?
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    CHEERS TRAINING

    Hi! Yes, I'm quite concern whether the training I would be getting from them will be credited by the hospitals here in Manila. I am not so sure, but I was told by a colleague that there are hospitals that accept AHA BLS while others mandate you to have the local BLS from Red Cross. I am not very knowledgeable of the different requirements every hospital implements. If you don't mind, what are the institutions that do and don't recognize the certificate from these international training centers? That will be of great help! Thank you so much... :)
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    CHEERS TRAINING

    I see. Thank you for your response. That kind of enlightened me, though I need more insights regarding their programs. If it is possible, please let me know any additional information you know about them. :)
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    Employment process @ St. Luke's Medical Center (e.rod)

    Hi, Anne12! Thank you for responding to my query. In your case, how long did you wait for them to contact you? By the way, is SLMC Global particular with the trainings such as BLS/IVT? I am planning to submit my CV next week after the holiday, but I am thinking twice whether it would be better to accomplish the last training I need first so I can put it on my CV. Thanks in advance! :)
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    CHEERS TRAINING

    Hi everyone! I would just like to ask your insights regarding CHEERS training program for BLS per se. Will it be worth it to undergo their BLS training? In that case, I would be spending fourfold the usual amount for the training for 1 day only (half-day to be exact). It will really save my time but I am thinking twice if it's really worth it, especially now that I am in need of refurbishing my skills and knowledge (hello, stock knowledge!!!) that has long been idle. Thank you for your future responses, RNs! :)
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    Employment process @ St. Luke's Medical Center (e.rod)

    Hi! This is such an informative site. I just need help regarding some queries. Does anybody know the estimated duration the hiring/training process might take? (From the moment you submit your resume and credentials to the first exam/interview up until the actual training/deployment.) And, is it also necessary to have BLS and IV Therapy training before applying to SLGC? Thank you very much! :)
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