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Old Mar 4th 2021, 11:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Edith123 View Post
Hello,

I was wondering whether anyone can answer my query. As a UK nurse planning on moving to Canada, after the initial NNAS registration is completed is it mandatory for the NCLEX exam to be taken? I read somewhere that it is only required if you cannot provide proof of fluency in the English language but I’m not sure what this means?

Also what is the retirement age for RNs in Canada?

Can anyone help answer please?

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NCLEX exam has nothing to do with English fluency but everything to do with qualifying as a nurse in Canada and being able to work as a RN. Only exception to sitting the exam is if you passed the exam previously if planning on working in the US or passed the CRNE years ago
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Okay thanks for clarifying!

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Hey guys, I'm planning on applying from the UK however I have just noticed this from the NMC website
"We don't issue paper certificates or complete forms given to us by other authorities."
It's starting to stress me out, can anyone shed any light on what I am meant to do now?
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Hey guys, I'm planning on applying from the UK however I have just noticed this from the NMC website
"We don't issue paper certificates or complete forms given to us by other authorities."
It's starting to stress me out, can anyone shed any light on what I am meant to do now?
thanks
Have you completed the other Provincial / Federal registrations to be able to work as a nurse in Canada? Which Province are you hoping to move to?
Lots of info on how to do this in this thread: UK nurse moving to Canada



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I am planning on applying via NNAS - but they want everything in hard copy mailed to them - NMC doesn't do that unfortunately
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How is the 250 hours of supervised practice completed? Do they provide a placement for you or can you work as a nurse provisionally to achieve those hours? Are the hours done at the same time as your study or separately? Sorry for all the questions!
The Placement happen after you finish certain modules and a lab experience (generally few days). My wife took an online course. The difficulties for RN from UK is that when you do an exam, you have to answer right or wrong for each question, here works on Critical Thinking, so it could be tricky if you are not use to that.
My wife will attend the lab in 2 weeks time and then will receive the placement for about 2 months. After that she will have a provisional licence until Nclex will be done. For us has not been easy for many reasons but we managed to get there. Hard yes, not impossible.
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Hey guys , happy to so much information going on here. very informative THANK YOU.
I am newly qualified DUAL registered Adult and Mental health Nurse (MSCi 4 years course from oxford brookes). I am planning to move to Alberta Edmonton, fingers crossed.

I don't understand why Canada is acting like third world country by placing paper based posting of all papers and conformational stuff.

I will be applying through Express entry and would like to have a Job offer from Alberta health services.
Does any one know , how a job offer letter would work, I mean how to get it? Would they ask me for a license first ? I don't know I'm confused. please help? if anyone can, TIA

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Hey guys , happy to so much information going on here. very informative THANK YOU.
I am newly qualified DUAL registered Adult and Mental health Nurse (MSCi 4 years course from oxford brookes). I am planning to move to Alberta Edmonton, fingers crossed.

I don't understand why Canada is acting like third world country by placing paper based posting of all papers and conformational stuff.

I will be applying through Express entry and would like to have a Job offer from Alberta health services.
Does any one know , how a job offer letter would work, I mean how to get it? Would they ask me for a license first ? I don't know I'm confused. please help? if anyone can, TIA

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Canada requires certification and confiirmation of qualification, the same as other countries... you will need to be certified in the Province you hope to work in.
https://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/nursing-p...ducated-nurses
https://nurses.ab.ca/become-a-nurse/...ted-applicants

https://alis.alberta.ca/occinfo/cert...se-psychiatric

You will need to have some work experience... it's unlikely that you will be able to work as a nurse in Alberta until you are certified *see above links)

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Hey guys , happy to so much information going on here. very informative THANK YOU.
I am newly qualified DUAL registered Adult and Mental health Nurse (MSCi 4 years course from oxford brookes). I am planning to move to Alberta Edmonton, fingers crossed.

I don't understand why Canada is acting like third world country by placing paper based posting of all papers and conformational stuff.

I will be applying through Express entry and would like to have a Job offer from Alberta health services.
Does any one know , how a job offer letter would work, I mean how to get it? Would they ask me for a license first ? I don't know I'm confused. please help? if anyone can, TIA

Regards,
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Most employers will require a license or a letter stating you meet requirements and eligible to sit NCLEX. Also I believe there are a couple of provinces that will not issue a license without proof of being in the country legal like a work permit or PR.
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Hey guys,

Thought I'd come on and update you since I finally got some answers from the CNO.
My timeline:

August 2017 - applied to NNAS
Jan 2017 - NNAS report came back non-compatible - report sent to CNO

A whole lot of time passed in which I honestly don't remember what happened, I really don't think much except me trying to contact them constantly.

July 2018 - visited their office in Toronto, ON. No information given except updated contact details
Further phone calls took place from me to them over the next year, with no-one being able to offer me any explanation

August 2019 - phone call from CNO saying they have figured out what to do with me. I'm one of very few Specialist nurses from the UK, so the CNO had to have a bunch of meetings and decisions to figure out how to upskill me.

Sept 2020 - I started course 1 of 4. Online modules through StFX university in NS. I sit my final exam Tuesday then start my next module in Feb. I should finish my courses by summer 2021 and then have to wrap up the rest of my CNO requirements and sit the NCLEX.

If anyone wants to chat more, feel free to ask me any questions!

Hope you're all keeping well
hey!!! I’m a paeds nurse and seen some of your posts.

I have a few questions if that’s okay…

did you find it much more difficult being a paeds nurse and wanting to do nursing in Canada? I was under the impression it wasn’t transferable at all and would have to go back to uni to retrain all over again, but I’m assuming that isn’t actually the case? What did you have to do in order to continue working as a nurse in Canada?

I have 2 years paeds and nicu experience as a nurse and 5 years experience working as a HCA with adults and the elderly.

did the process take so long for you due to complications or did it take that long due to it being such a long process?

once you had done the NNAS assessment and applied to the Provence regulatory bodies what was the steps after that… eg exams/training/courses etc


sorry I’m sure you’ve answered some of these before but there’s lots of posts on this thread!!

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I am just about to embark on this process, already I feel overwhelmed! For those of you who have been through this process can you tell me the starting point? Is it just the application to the NNAS first? Also what has been the total cost of all the checks? And are any of you paediatric nurses? As for the transcripts for nursing how do I obtain them, I qualified 20 years ago so just wondering how that works? Already wondering if this is all worth it. Any advise greatly received thank you.
hi Melissa did you get any further with your application? Are you paed trained? I have a few questions if you are!!
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Hi All,

I have recently opened a new thread on this subject but it probably makes sense to continue on this one as there is a goldmine of knowledge and experience here. Siouxie was incredibly helpful on the other thread :-)

Is there anyone from an RMN background who has recently gone through the arduous process of getting registered in Canada? As I understand it, RMN's or RPN's a they're known in Canada are only regulated and distinct in their own right in the western provinces. We have been looking at BC and it is a little overwhelming. I think it's the uncertainty of it all that frightens us. Having to fork out so much time and money without knowing what you may be asked to do next. I think I have a pretty good understanding of the route, however:

1. Application to NNAS
2. Once we have the report from NNAS, we make an application to the BCCNM
3. Referred to NCAS to sit the Competency Assessment (CBA part in UK, SLA part in BC)
4. Depending on the outcome of the NCAS Competency Assessment, can either register with BCCNM and sit the RPNCE exam within a couple of years, or, more likely, be asked to complete a number of modules to cover gaps in knowledge before being able to register with BCCNM. As RPN's are seen as distinct in their own right and have separate competencies from RN's, I would hope that there shouldn't be many modules to make up gaps?

Based on those who have done this route, is my understanding correct? If so, can the majority of this be done from the UK? Ideally, we would only want to move over to Canada with a job offer and this can only be done once my Wife is registered with the BCCNM. I'm sure I read somewhere that a nurse did her modules from the UK and only went to over to complete the practical element of the modules. The college were very accommodating and let her do all of her assessments over the space of 2-3 days. This is something we think we could do but again, we would need certainty that this could be arranged.

I would love to hear from any RMN's that have recently made the move. I'm particularly keen to hear from aja424 who posted some time ago. It doesn't appear they have been active on the site for some time though.

Best Wishes,

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hi Michael,

did you start the process of this? And how has your experience been so far? I am paed trained and hoping to move to BC with my partner who already lives out there. It’s a very overwhelming process and I’ve not even started yet! Would be great to hear about your experience and how it’s all going!
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Hello everyone in this thread; I have been highly vocal on the complexities of this process. But I am pleased to announce that my wife finally has her registration number (in BC) , a job at our local hospital as a Registered Nurse and has booked her NCLEX exam for later this year. So the process isnt quite over yet but its a good milestone.

From being an LPN in BC in 2005, to a degree qualified Adult Nurse (RN) in England before moving back to BC in 2018, it has taken from March 2018 to June 2021 for her to have a registration number and be able to work and earn money as an RN in Canada.
It has been long, expensive, painful and frustrating to the point that now having finally realised her dream she is demotivated, resentful, angry and sad at how long it all took and almost doesnt want to be a Nurse any more. I am hoping this changes as she settles into the new job and time passes and we put this all behind us. But to all those considering this process don't for one second think there are shortcuts or that it 'surely wont be that bad'. It is. You've got to really want it.

Now thankfully the PLUS points for us for getting to live in the beautiful BC interior make it all worth it, but we sometimes wonder if she couldnt have simply started a different career path when we arrived.
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hi Michael,

did you start the process of this? And how has your experience been so far? I am paed trained and hoping to move to BC with my partner who already lives out there. It’s a very overwhelming process and I’ve not even started yet! Would be great to hear about your experience and how it’s all going!
Hi Caitlin,

I'm afraid the pandemic has meant we've put a pin in all of this for now. As we both work in the NHS, we've been incredibly busy and are too exhausted to be thinking about anything else right now. We will do it at some point but it was always something in the distant future. it's good to have a dream though!

I hope you're working towards getting over there though and would love to hear your experience of how it goes :-)

All the best,

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Hello everyone in this thread; I have been highly vocal on the complexities of this process. But I am pleased to announce that my wife finally has her registration number (in BC) , a job at our local hospital as a Registered Nurse and has booked her NCLEX exam for later this year. So the process isnt quite over yet but its a good milestone.

From being an LPN in BC in 2005, to a degree qualified Adult Nurse (RN) in England before moving back to BC in 2018, it has taken from March 2018 to June 2021 for her to have a registration number and be able to work and earn money as an RN in Canada.
It has been long, expensive, painful and frustrating to the point that now having finally realised her dream she is demotivated, resentful, angry and sad at how long it all took and almost doesnt want to be a Nurse any more. I am hoping this changes as she settles into the new job and time passes and we put this all behind us. But to all those considering this process don't for one second think there are shortcuts or that it 'surely wont be that bad'. It is. You've got to really want it.

Now thankfully the PLUS points for us for getting to live in the beautiful BC interior make it all worth it, but we sometimes wonder if she couldnt have simply started a different career path when we arrived.
Congratulations to both you and your Wife! I hope you can put the last 3 years behind you and begin to enjoy your life in BC
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