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I am currently working in the US as a RN (Administrator/Director of Nursing). I am looking into moving to Edmonton to be closer to family. I took my NCLEX and passed in 2009. I have been working in the US since 2018.

Based on my research, it looks like I won't be required to take IETLS since I've worked in the US for the past years

I passed the NCLEX in 2009. Graduated in the Philippines in 2007. I know they still need to do assess my education.

  1. Do you think I will be required to go through the bridging program? Does working in the US as a nurse for the last 5 years, count? Sorry, not sure if current practice has a bearing to the bridging program
  2. Are there any provinces that would not require me to go through the bridging program given my work experience in the US and passing NCLEX?
  3. Do you know any employer who sponsor work visa?

Thank you! 

Specializes in Medical - Surgical/ General Surgery/ICU.

NNAS will assess your undergraduate BSN in PH. This is the handbook

- Here is the registration process from the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA).

- Are there any provinces that would not require me to go through the bridging program given my work experience in the US and passing NCLEX? It really depends on the NNAS report & CRNA itself. Having NCLEX and 5yrs US experience satisfies the nursing exam, current practice, & english proficiency. "The CRNA may also look at a combination of your education, experience, practice and other qualifications. Further information may be required." 

- I hope any HR in nursing agencies/hospitals in Edmonton, Alberta would answer re. work visa for you. Here's also the page to Alberta Health Services.

Thanks for your input! I've been studying NNAS process, and so far majority of the provinces use NNAS. I've been hearing that College of Nursing of Ontario (CNO) is the easiest route. Do you know if this is accurate?

I think I have submitted my resume to Alberta Health Services.

 

Again, I appreciate your input! :)

Specializes in Medical - Surgical/ General Surgery/ICU.

As far I know, due to COVID pandemic, CNO (College of Nurses of Ontario) has registered more internationally educated RNs compared to the past. See CNO Req. Education.

 

Got it, thank you!

BC has released a new update on their processing as well and if I'm not mistaken, they will implement it by end of this month. Fingers crossed!

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