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Uk vs canada vs usa nursing

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Can LPN from USA transfer her license to UK and Canada and work independent as a LPN in both countries ?

Can LPN from Canada work as a RN in USA and UK ?

I heard LPN from Canada is equivalent to RN(Associates degree in USA) ? Is that true?

One of my friend from Nevada is moving to either of these countries , so I am just wondering about the reciprocity . And she is RN (Associates degree in USA)?

Any help ??????????

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

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JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Can LPN from USA transfer her license to UK and Canada and work independent as a LPN in both countries ?

Can LPN from Canada work as a RN in USA and UK ?

I heard LPN from Canada is equivalent to RN(Associates degree in USA) ? Is that true?

One of my friend from Nevada is moving to either of these countries , so I am just wondering about the reciprocity . And she is RN (Associates degree in USA)?

Any help ??????????

There is no international transfer of license. UK doesn't have LPNs. They have specialist trained RNs who train in adult, intellectual disabilities, psych/mental health, pediatrics. There is no obstetric nursing as this is handled by midwives.

LPN is a 12 month vocational program (there are a few AS LPN programs) in the US. Whereas it's a minimum of 2 years for LPN in Canada. Plus must pass CPRNE. You would submit for a credentials assessment to NNAS to determine if you meet the educational requirements for your chosen college of nursing in Canada (Canada has colleges of nursing not boards of nursing).

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

UK used to have Enrolled Nurses which was a 2 year full time course with exam at the end of course however towards the end of the 1980's the training was stopped and only RN training was offered. Therefore the NMC website states they will not accept LPN training. Check out the NMC website for Overseas training.

Associates Nurse generally for Canada isn't accepted as BSN in the minimum training. UK may accept Associates but a lot will depend on transcripts. Again check out the NMC website for Overseas trained nurses (outside of the EU)