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hypnotizer90 BSN, RN

Medical - Surgical/ General Surgery

A Canadian RN who relocated to practice in the US temporarily.

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hypnotizer90 has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical - Surgical/ General Surgery.


SC - Practial Nurse Diploma 2011 - 2013

CC - Registered Practical Nurse Bridging Certificate 2014 - 2015

RU - Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2016 - 2018

CNO: Passed Canadian NCLEX 2019; Received Certificate of Registration for Registered Nurse 2019

NSCN: Endorsed RN Registration 2019


MIBON: Endorsed CAD RN Registration 2019

MSBON: Endorsed CAD RN Registration 2019

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  1. Hi hypnotizer. I’m also an RN here in Canada. I did my BSN in the Philippines and unfortunately had to repeat the entire Nursing program here in Canada before I got licensed. My question is regarding the visa screen. Did CGFNS require you to take another language proficiency exam? In my case, CG is requiring me to do so because they are saying that my nursing education in Canada is not my entry level of practice. Hope you can share with me your experience with this. Thanks!

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      hypnotizer90, BSN, RN

      Hi, Yes. I am just reading the CGFNS website, quoted below. I only completed 2 years of nursing program back in PH. (I mistakenly put this on my application & I told CGFNS to remove it. I didn't use this for my Canadian nursing program since I went back to Canadian high school to complete my Grade 11-12 pre-requisites). I completed RPN in Ontario and upgraded into my BScN, so my entry level is in Canada. 

      Did you end up repeating the whole 4 year BScN in Canada then you would argue to CGFNS that you technically completed a 4 year education entry level in Canada so it does not makes sense to complete another English Proficiency test. Did you use your previous BSN education in PH to get into the Canadian nursing program? CGFNS just wanted to verify previous education. (This sucks because you need to send your PH school some CGFNS paperworks but if you had some theory/clinicals then it is very important to add since Canadian nursing program doesnt put us into all the clinicals in medical/surgical/psychiatrics/obstetrics/pediatrics which is very important if you wanted to apply in California. 



      In some circumstances, a VisaScreen® applicant may be exempt from taking an English language proficiency examination. To be exempt from having to take an English language proficiency examination based on the completion of an English-based professional education, an applicant must meet the following two criteria:

      Entry-level professional education must have occurred in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, Ireland or the United States; AND

      English must have been the language of instruction, including the language of the textbooks.


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    My US Application Update - Canadian RN

    @HeatherLems I would advise to complete BSN with transcript, pass NCLEX, and register with CNO before applying for any required CGFNS services needed by State BON. You may need further reading on this. It looks like WI has same endorsement policy with New Mexico: RN Endorsement only with other US States and not Canada. My colleague ended up applying for RN license in New York then she endorsed it to New Mexico. I had endorsed my Ontario RN registration to Maine BON because they allowed reciprocity.
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    USA recognizing PALS & ACLS done in Canada

    Hello. I think your US employer will probably wanted you to take the US certifications onnce you're in the US. I had my Canadian Heart & Stroke BLS, but ended up having to do the AHA BLS at the hospital I am working with. The BLS concept is pretty the same but there is the online portion & hands - on with the manequin. It is pretty digital & I liked it.
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    IS BSN way harder than Practical Nursing?

    I agree. I did the RPN Fulltime then upgraded into BScN Parttime and it took so long. At the end, I wish I did the 4 year BScN straight. @Chime dolma Depending on the university you are going into, check if their BScN prerequisites needed your English, Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics a College/ University level.
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    Questions about nursing job and CNO registration

    Hi. I don't think the weekend matters since I completed mine after office hours and got the result after midmorning the next day. (Actually, my colleague got it at the same time as well). It must be the computer that is ?working. My other colleague who failed needed to wait for a while +++ before she got her result and explanation. But I am not saying that everyone who waits failed. (May be there is just some techinical issues.)
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    Questions about nursing job and CNO registration

    Less than 24hrs if what you're waiting is just the NCLEX. I got all requirements completed before taking NCLEX. I completed my NCLEX on Feb 27th at 5pm. I got a notification that I had a message on my CNO account around 4am on Feb 28th. I passed. I also paid my registration right away and my name showed on the Find a Nurse after that moment.
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    What does the floor really think of nursing students?

    Coming from from my past experience from a busy Canadian Nephrology unit (Medical-Surgical), I love having students. I am keen on teaching students on what to do and share my nursing knowledge on the floor. I like to answer questions and be able to research when I cannot. I am considered novice nurse myself but I never want to feel that I am unwanted. I have learnt from my preceptor to be kind to the youngs because they will be the ones taking care after me when I get old. I always take that voice into my practice. Some students tell me they did such interventions but I still needed to confirm because some just lie over your face. Regardless, I am lucky if I have students not only for the help but answering those constant call bells +++.
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    My US Application Update - Canadian RN

    OMG. We think that everything is moving on with our application yet there are bunch of requests that keep us from moving forward. My experience. What kind of letter? My schools were not even familiar with those letter requests before. It was a customized letter & I needed to pay for it.
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    Who has had problem waiting for their SSN? Canadian RN

    Thank you. Yes, I was not sure if my first SSN application was ever processed since I never received it. I only received the 2nd application & probably this cancelled the first one. In total, it would probably take up to 30days for SSA. I was just a little bit irritated because of delay. I am happy because it is here now and that's what matters.
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    Indecisive Which Province/ Country to Work

    I haven’t start yet. Will post the comparison. Start of orientation next week.
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    My US Application Update - Canadian RN

    That was what they said to me lol. The replacement card came on the 6th day after I went back to SSA. New start date for me is next week Nov 25th but my recent background check may take few days. If not then Dec 9th or Dec 23rd. Worst case scenario, next year!
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    International Nurse to USA

    Hi. I am interested in knowing on how you can solve this issue. In Canada, certain schools have continuing education certificate program specializing for instance on pediatrics & obstetrics; but each program can take years since it is not only 1 course. There are some postings here though that I have encountered. Schools offering it in California. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
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    My US Application Update - Canadian RN

    Yes. I just emailed to the Endorsement Specialist. My application is still pending but it does not show that I am still missing my SSN. BON has not released my license yet though. I was reading on their website it can take up to 2 weeks (7 - 14 business days) but realizing that everything is slow here, nothing shocking. Nov 25th is the next schedule for orientation. I decided to go back to ON while waiting.
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    My US Application Update - Canadian RN

    Hello. My SSN replacement card was mailed today at 2:00 p.m. and I didn't have any choice but to email it to my recruiter and to the BON. It will take 24 hours to 48 hours for the BON to release my license. Unfortunately next week is the beginning of the orientation so I might not be able to start if the BON will not release it by Tuesday and my start date will be pushed back again to November 25th. This sucks. If your SSN card doesn't come within 2 weeks, you need to go back and make sure to request for replacement card at the SSA office.
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    need advice about TN visa

    WoW. So much unhelpful on their parts. - My employment letter states my hire date, no specific end date. But in the Terms of Employment section mentions I'm here temporarily for 3 years and my employer and me will abide by the terms and conditions of TN nonimmigrant status. The end date really is the TN status expiration written on my Passport (Oct 6, 2022). My employer & me would follow this and hopefully I would have renewed before expiration date if still wanting to work here. - I had a question last time here regarding changing hospital unit/ward with same employer & I believe the answer was OK without needing another TN status. - The HR Business Partner signed my employment letter that was drafted by their Lawyer. But some people have been drafting their employment letter though. Have you contacted most hospitals there and they do not provide employment letter? I am reading on other Canadian's postings that they were hired. But again specific to which city/town/hospital. - May be it is time to look into another ?State, relocating, driving whichever. I understand Cali has its pros & cons. - I am looking into another State actually once I get my multistate license status since I am in a compact State. However, employer ABC needs TN status each and you must declare which compact State is your permanent residence. Just adding some options for you.

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