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Old Aug 13th 2017, 7:32 am   #1
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Hi my husband and I are looking at Canada and NZ as options to immigrate. I know that sounds very indecisive but we love mountains and beaches so don't ask! Anyway I was just wondering if anyone had experience in writing the EXAM FOR REGISTERED NURSES IN ONTARIO? My searches only bring forums up for RPN but I'm aiming for RN. Regards
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The exam is now the NCLEX. Problems are getting registered. Check out the CNO website for the process, NNAS will be the first part of the process
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Hi thanks for the reply. I've done the nnas and sent my documents off. Where do I register for the test and can I do it in the uk?
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You have to register with the provincial licensing authority to get permission to write the exam. Prior to that you have to meet the education requirements that might mean 10 months at UNI. I think you can write the exam in the states and other countries, but Canada won't recognize you as a nurse with the NCLEX passed without the education.....education in Canada is a money making con that protects those and employs those that are in a position of employment. Think, would a turkey vote for Christmas. (So why would Canadian nurses want nurses coming to Canada taking their jobs, they make it difficult) The exam is typically done at Pearson vue examination centres, so check with them in UK.
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Hi thanks for the reply. I've done the nnas and sent my documents off. Where do I register for the test and can I do it in the uk?
As mentioned you need permission from the provincial college of RN before you can sit NCLEX and I believe you can sit the exam in London UK
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http://www.cno.org/en/become-a-nurse...utside-canada/
http://www.cno.org/en/become-a-nurse.../examinations/
http://www.cno.org/en/become-a-nurse...ions/nclex-rn/
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NCLEX is not just recognized in Canada, so it can be taken elsewhere, but you won't be recognized as a GN or RN in Canada without the education. Oh yes, even after taking the the education requirement and NCLEX, you will have to complete a number of hours as a GRADUATE NURSE (GN), 225 hours I believe!

Canada pays well though, but the work to get recognized should not be underestimated.
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You have to register with the provincial licensing authority to get permission to write the exam. Prior to that you have to meet the education requirements that might mean 10 months at UNI. I think you can write the exam in the states and other countries, but Canada won't recognize you as a nurse with the NCLEX passed without the education.....education in Canada is a money making con that protects those and employs those that are in a position of employment. Think, would a turkey vote for Christmas. (So why would Canadian nurses want nurses coming to Canada taking their jobs, they make it difficult) The exam is typically done at Pearson vue examination centres, so check with them in UK.
Rightfully so Canadians should protect their own citizens education and jobs before others! Ridiculous to think otherwise, maybe if England did the same the country wouldn't be in utter shambles.

To the topic: Canadian nurses are trained in all aspects of nursing- mental health, ob/gyn, children's nursing (paediatrics) as well as med/surg. This is why UK nurses are deemed to have deficiencies in their education.

Getting into nursing programs as a Canadian is difficult as well most of these BScN programs require high school students to have a 85%+ average which is roughly the same as a AAA in A levels. So I would hope they make it as difficult for foreign trained nurses as well.

You will need to be assessed by the NNAS first, take that step first and they will direct you accordingly
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Hi all,
following on from the above my wife is just finishing her nursing degree in the UK, she is a Canadian citizen by birth and was an LPN in Canada (in BC) prior to moving to the UK. We are moving back to BC next year and while we know about having to sit an exam believed that would qualify her as an RN in BC - is this not the case even with a University Degree?
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following on from the above my wife is just finishing her nursing degree in the UK, she is a Canadian citizen by birth and was an LPN in Canada (in BC) prior to moving to the UK. We are moving back to BC next year and while we know about having to sit an exam believed that would qualify her as an RN in BC - is this not the case even with a University Degree?
Did she complete a nursing education in the UK and qualify as a RN there?
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Did she complete a nursing education in the UK and qualify as a RN there?
Yes due to graduate shortly and then working for a year in the UK before we go back. She completed her LPN in Canada a few years ago.
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following on from the above my wife is just finishing her nursing degree in the UK, she is a Canadian citizen by birth and was an LPN in Canada (in BC) prior to moving to the UK. We are moving back to BC next year and while we know about having to sit an exam believed that would qualify her as an RN in BC - is this not the case even with a University Degree?
Not always a guarantee however if LPN in Canada they may take it into account as a bridge. Only real way to know is go through the process and see what the college says
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Rightfully so Canadians should protect their own citizens education and jobs before others! Ridiculous to think otherwise, maybe if England did the same the country wouldn't be in utter shambles.

To the topic: Canadian nurses are trained in all aspects of nursing- mental health, ob/gyn, children's nursing (paediatrics) as well as med/surg. This is why UK nurses are deemed to have deficiencies in their education.

Getting into nursing programs as a Canadian is difficult as well most of these BScN programs require high school students to have a 85%+ average which is roughly the same as a AAA in A levels. So I would hope they make it as difficult for foreign trained nurses as well.

You will need to be assessed by the NNAS first, take that step first and they will direct you accordingly
Officially it is to ensure standards and protection of the patients, but the truth is it is protectionism of their members. Shame because nursing is a caring profession, not just a job. It seems the nurse here spends too much time at the computer and not enough with the sick.
By the way, don't gO back to uk, if you are from there, the way you speak about uk, you are unlikely to get professional competent treatment from the nurses that are also taught and educated to degree level and hold BSc.
It seems to me that Canada is massively reliant of foreign nurses to keep its health system together, the idea of LPNS doing the same job as an RN for 30% less money is insulting, but you know it is the protectionism that is considered acceptable here in so many professions that is bordering on racism, that truely pisses me off. Anyway, my friend is on $50/HR as an RN and she accepts that the system here is far from perfect and is planning on returning to UK to retire due to the cost of medicines and elderly healthcare here. So please don't speak of the shambles in UK when it is far from perfect here. 😡
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Rightfully so Canadians should protect their own citizens education and jobs before others! Ridiculous to think otherwise, maybe if England did the same the country wouldn't be in utter shambles.

To the topic: Canadian nurses are trained in all aspects of nursing- mental health, ob/gyn, children's nursing (paediatrics) as well as med/surg. This is why UK nurses are deemed to have deficiencies in their education.

Getting into nursing programs as a Canadian is difficult as well most of these BScN programs require high school students to have a 85%+ average which is roughly the same as a AAA in A levels. So I would hope they make it as difficult for foreign trained nurses as well.

You will need to be assessed by the NNAS first, take that step first and they will direct you accordingly
You could argue that the UK system is better since the nurses who care for our children, mentally ill and pregnancy have in depth specialist training rather than the know a bit about everything model..
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Officially it is to ensure standards and protection of the patients, but the truth is it is protectionism of their members. Shame because nursing is a caring profession, not just a job. It seems the nurse here spends too much time at the computer and not enough with the sick.
By the way, don't gO back to uk, if you are from there, the way you speak about uk, you are unlikely to get professional competent treatment from the nurses that are also taught and educated to degree level and hold BSc.
It seems to me that Canada is massively reliant of foreign nurses to keep its health system together, the idea of LPNS doing the same job as an RN for 30% less money is insulting, but you know it is the protectionism that is considered acceptable here in so many professions that is bordering on racism, that truely pisses me off. Anyway, my friend is on $50/HR as an RN and she accepts that the system here is far from perfect and is planning on returning to UK to retire due to the cost of medicines and elderly healthcare here. So please don't speak of the shambles in UK when it is far from perfect here. � ����
RACISM?! LOL! These are just the requirements, if a Canadian went to England and studied Children's Nursing as a degree and returned to Canada they would be treated the same.

Nursing is a profession and the integrity of the profession should be upheld. It is not impossible for foreign trained nurses to get registered here, they just need to do the necessary exam or the bridging course. If a Respiratory Therapist was to move to the UK from Canada they would understand that they can't find a job because their profession does not exist in that country. When one immigrates it is expected there will be hurdles.

So you are basically saying your "friend" benefited from a high paying career she could never have in England until she retired. Now that she has retired and didn't get medical insurance (for some odd reason- even I had it as a 27 year old adult in Ontario) she is returning to the place she left for better pay in order to leech off the system in her birth country.

It's perfectly acceptable to expect people to get health insurance and to only give health coverage to people who pay taxes in and intend to stay in Canada. Extended healthcare coverage is included in most full time employment, or given as a extra option. To be frank it doesn't cost much either...

I met an entitled elderly woman in England who complained to me that she didn't like Canada because when she visited her family there for 2 months her medications cost too much

Maybe I'm ignorant according to you but I've had health care coverage through my parents employment as a minor growing up in Canada(my parents worked in labour jobs so nothing glamorous). Every time I went to the pharmacy to fill a script I paid the mere $9 fee the pharmacist charged...


LPNs are being introduced in the UK are well named nursing associates, regardless LPN/RPN are paid MORE than most RN's in the UK are. The scope of practice is not the same as RNs rather they can't work in ICU, paeds, with picc lines and a host of other complex patients.

** also there is no such thing as a nursing shortage. Most new graduate Canadian nurses can only find casual employment so that is entirely untrue

another edit: if your friend is retired in Ontario I can only assume she/he is 65 yo. Therefore they qualify for https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-cove...cription-drugs

You seem to be harping on about things that you know little about

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