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Old Aug 18th 2017, 1:51 pm   #16
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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..
I agree this is a great system, but one can't expect North America as a whole to accept their education without fault when their system doesn't use that method.

Uk trained nurses are deemed to have deficiencies by the USA too just because they are generalist trained.

I have a friend who couldn't get registered in the UK because she did a second degree accelerated nursing BScN. That's just how it is, different country, different rules.
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Enrolled nurses existed until their training was discontinued in the early 90's and I was one.... have been expecting a comeback for many years although there may still be some still nursing in the UK they just became registered nurses level 2. Eventually we saw rise in Health Care Workers so we knew it was going to happen. Back in the day enrolled nurses was accountable for their own decisions and actions. I was a RN in the UK for 11 years before moving to Canada and even in a province that does to a certain degree have a nursing shortage I am paid double what I was earning in the UK and left there as a senior RN getting ready to look at management
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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.
Hi all, I an a UK RN who several years ago planned to start the process of registering in Canada but for several reasons didn't! I am considering it one last time (I am now 44)! I previously got to the point of invite for Ontario IENCAP as they said they couldn't evaluate my training (I had to obtain NMC general manuscript as an exact transcript of my training cannot be obtained).

Am I correct in thinking even if I passed the IENCAP and subsequent NCLEX that I would have to complete practical hours in Canada as Yorkiechef mentions? Would I be aware of this before I sit the NCLEX? Anyone taken the IENCAP? I realise content can't be mentioned but any general feedback on how you found the experience would be appreciated

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In response to the original question, I've recently gone through this whole process <<<SNIP>>>
After NNAS is complete and the province you have applied for have assessed your NNAS report and your post-reg experience and education, they will make a decision about whether you meet the entry level competencies and can write the NCLEX (I was lucky enough that CRNNS was happy to let me go ahead and do NCLEX straight away). If they think you might not meet this level of competence, they may ask you to undertake a practical examination of areas where they think you may have a deficit or ask you to attend bridging programmes for those areas. I believe that some provinces now expect all IEN's to undertake a practical exam (NS didn't and that is one of the reasons I chose for them as my initial province for licensure).
I sat the NCLEX in London, UK. Was all very straightforward through the Pearson Vue website after I had obtained an authorisation to test code form CRNNS.
Now that I have my full NS license, I am able to have it endorsed to other provinces and territories. I have just obtained my Yukon license through this process.
UKhelbai73, I think now the process has changed, go through the NNAS process, get your pre-reg training assessed by that process and I would advise not applying to Ontario as your initial place to get a license. Try one of the smaller provinces like NS or NL and research their individual processes. Even if you don't plan to practice there, it really doesn't matter, just get your foot in the door. One benefit you will have over many of the newer graduates from the UK is that you probably did proper general nurse training if you trained straight away from finishing school.
I haven't started practicing in Canada yet, I will be starting my Job in the Yukon at the end of November but purely from a pay perspective, I practice as a senior nurse specialist, take charge of a 1000 bed hospital on an on call basis and work 60 hours a week for £42,000 (about $67,000 CAD). In a couple of months I will be working as a standard RN, working on a ward with no managerial or strategic development responsibilities and getting 33% more money for significantly less responsibility and not taking account of enhancements for being in charge of a shift or working unsocial hours. Granted, cost of living in the Yukon is probably going to be a bit higher than suburban Devon UK, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a better work life balance as many of my colleagues who already made the move have reported!

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with my wife we went throught the process for BC as RN. you start with NNAS, then NNAS refer to NCAS which make as assestment on computer and simulation on the ward. Now tomorrow CRNBC will do the final assesment and will decide which courses my wife will have to attend to level her up with the canadian standards. is not easy.
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