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    IENCAP

    Wow, that's strange. They are supposed to treat everyone equally. But hey, if I was you I'd hurry up and do it before they change their mind :)
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    NNAS process

    I went to school in Michigan. I now have a license in Ontario and getting it was pure hell. What is LVN?
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    NNAS process

    I too am Canadian born and received BSN in the US. What school did you attend for nursing in the US?
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    IENCAP

    They have offered for you to take IENCAP even though you haven't been practicing nursing for more than 5 years? Something doesn't make sense. In Ontario you must have practiced nursing within the past 3 years, or you must start again in the beginning. In other provinces, it's 5 years. Am I missing something?
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    NNAS

    When did you receive notification that you can write NCLEX-RN? I"m wondering if it was before or after Sept 2016 when they made changes because everyone was showing them how ridiculous the process was.
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    NNAS

    @jccacc is the luckiest Filipino nurse I've heard of so far. Especially being able to write NCLEX-RN without having to do IENCAP or provide paperwork about nursing work experience. Many American-educated nurses have had to do IENCAP. I really hope you are as lucky as @jccacc but don't get your hopes up.
  7. The only ball that is in your court is the fact that you aren't the first person in this situation and others have fought the good fight and worked out some of the kinks for you (yay!) For the first two years every applicant got "non-comparable", even those educated in the US obtaining 4 year BSNs from universities that 3 months before applying to NNAS were accepted by Canadian nursing bodies. It was a @% show and there is zero real oversight or accountability. NNAS is a scam and a for-profit business--they know the result of applicants' Advisory Report prior to them applying (no way a nurse who was educated in Nigeria for example will get "comparable"). NNAS consists of American non-nurses evaluating how well your nursing education compares to that of a current Canadian nursing grad. You are likely to get "somewhat comparable". Almost nobody gets "comparable". Most in your situation got non-comparable and then had to do a $500 exam called IENCAP (I"m talking about Ontario here, it has a different name in Alberta but is the same exam and costs around $1500). Since so many people fought back, they have added a step where before requiring you to do this exam they will ask you to have paperwork sent in to the nursing body that you applied to detailing your nursing work experience. This experience that you have is likely what will save you, if anything does. So basically NNAS will send you an Advisory Report. This has taken up to 10 months for some people. From there you request they send your file to the nursing body. As soon as you apply they will invite you to take a Jurisprudence exam. Many get excited thinking this means something but it doesn't. They ask everyone who applies, even if they know there is no way they will be getting their license anytime soon. This exam can be done at any point after this during the process. Then nursing body sends you a letter telling you what is next (in your case likely the info about work experience). Once that is sent in they will tell you whether it is enough to consider you to have met the education requirement. If yes, they will say you can sign up to take NCLEX-RN (not sure what you meant about how hard it is---of course it's hard, its the licensing exam for countries that uphold the highest standards in nursing care). After you have met all requirements including passing NCLEX-RN it takes 8-10 weeks to have a license in hand. If they decide work experience isn't enough and you have to take IENCAP, this is a different story. In that case I don't think you'll have a nursing license by Aug 2019.
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    NNAS process

    The reason there isn't any information on successful NNAS applications is that there are barely any. And there have only been a few in the last year or so. NNAS is a scam. People who obtained their 4 year degrees in the USA at universities that were previously accepted in Canada were being found non-comparable and having to be put through the same exams and crap that people with 2 year nursing diplomas from countries that are VERY different from Canada in every way. NNAS consists of American non-nurses (hence why you sent your documents to Philadelphia) evaluating how well your education compares to a nursing education. They make everyone pay the money and go through it even though they know what the outcome will be. It's an insane violation but there is no accountability and no oversight to make it stop. How many years was your nursing school in Italy?
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    CRNBC - Indian graduate got RN license

    Oh boy, you've got a lot of reading to do first. I'd suggest you read as much of this thread as you can. It will help you to be prepared for the long road ahead. Or, it will help you decide whether you want to choose another place to live or not. It's an incredibly difficult process and will take one year at the very minimum. And, that's if they don't make you go back to school.
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    NNAS experience?

    NP is still a nurse. The process is different for applying to another province when you have a license in a province already. You don't have to go through NNAS, you just apply and have to meet their requirements in that province. So for example, some provinces don't require an applicant to complete a jurisprudence exam (although I think most plan to adopt it). So if you were registered in a province that doesn't require it but wanted to get registered in Ontario where they do require it, you'd just have to do that exam--to make of the difference between what the two provinces require.
  11. NNAS won't budge on what they require you to fill out (even though their final assessment is bogus anyway) so you'll have to get AHPRA to complete everything requested.
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    NNAS experience?

    Sadly NNAS doesn't care what anyone thinks. And they don't have to, because regulatory bodies, like CNO in Ontario as well as the Office of the Fairness Commissioner let them run rampant, with no real oversight. Just high level fake oversight to make it look like there is some oversight. It's such a shame, the whole thing. Their FB page is largely inactive. They don't use it anymore (although still good that you posted your feedback, for others to read). They wouldn't respond to my request for information on how they conducted their client satisfaction survey. The just outright refused and said they dont have to answer. Thing is, their client satisfaction survey only goes out to people after they paid (so haven't actually been through the whole process yet) or those who got 'comparable'. It's a scam really.
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    NNAS experience?

    There is no way to accelerate the process. It's slow and only getting worse. Schools usually ask you to pay postage, yes. As for NNAS, send EVERYTHING. Do not listen to them when they say they don't need certain aspects of your education. You will get told something different by different customer service agents but at the end of the day if you do not include something, then get a bad result, the customer service agent who said it's unnecessary is not there to back you up. Include everything and they will just ignore the things they don't need. But, they forward your entire file on to the nursing licensing body in Alberta. So, you will want them to see everything you have as far as nursing education or other education in a health care field. Take my word for it. I learned the hard way. You are otherwise lucky that you are going through this process now and not 1 or 2 years ago. At that time, US educated nurses were "non-comparable" according to NNAS (every applicant was deemed 'non-comparable', including from UK and AUS) and we had to do OSCE etc. It was insane.
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    American RN wanting to move to Canada

    Sorry Rebecca, you won't be working as a RN in Canada in 2.5 months. There is absolutely no way to make this happen so you will want to change your plans. Licensing is likely to take around 18 months. Around a year to complete the NNAS process (they are backlogged and have no desire/manpower to meet any deadlines--and nobody is forcing them to). Then around 6 months for the licensing body to receive your NNAS Advisory Report, look at all of your documents, and assess whether or not you have met the education requirement. If yes, then you need to apply for a license and they need to go through the process of granting one. Licensing bodies are also backlogged. There is not a need for nurses in Canada so they don't have any incentive to speed up the process for Internationally Educated Nurses, especially when they have so many Canadian educated grads applying for a license. Also, travel nursing isn't really a 'thing' here in Canada. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but better to know now than 10 weeks from now.
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    Visa Screen

    Same here. I'm Canadian working in New York State and I don't know anyone who didn't do the visa screen process.
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    Nursing in Canada + NCLEX

    Yes, so you have met the education requirement. Congrats! Where did you receive your nursing education?