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Old Aug 11th 2021, 12:46 am
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Hi!

Hoping someone can shed some light on my situation.

I am mature student studying paediatric nursing at university in Scotland. My partner is a residential childcare worker. The plan is for me and my partner to move to Ontario after my graduation.

Do you think I am at a disadvantage studying paediatric nursing? Should I have studied
adult nursing to give myself a better chance of passing the exams needed to move to Canada? I am starting my course in September and it’s not too late for me to change my nursing path to adult or mental health. Just looking for some advice.

Thanks in advance!

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Old Aug 11th 2021, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by Lookingforanswers1234
Hi!

Hoping someone can shed some light on my situation.

I am mature student studying paediatric nursing at university in Scotland. My partner is a residential childcare worker. The plan is for me and my partner to move to Ontario after my graduation.

Do you think I am at a disadvantage studying paediatric nursing? Should I have studied
adult nursing to give myself a better chance of passing the exams needed to move to Canada? I am starting my course in September and it’s not too late for me to change my nursing path to adult or mental health. Just looking for some advice.

Thanks in advance!
hi,

from what u understand yes you are at a disadvantaged for studying paediatric nursing. Canada study a general nursing degree which obviously paeds is only 1 part of it which therefore causes lots of gaps in education. HOWEVER, it isn’t impossible. I have found someone who is paeds trained and has been accepted by NNAS as comparable and not requiring any bridging… this was for New Brunswick. Every province is different and all have different requirements.

I am paeds trained and just sending off all my documents now for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. So I will let you know how I get on once they’ve started my report
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Old Aug 11th 2021, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Starshine 909
I am planning on applying via NNAS - but they want everything in hard copy mailed to them - NMC doesn't do that unfortunately

How did you do this. I have been on NMC website and wandered the same thing. Just away to gather my documents for nnas
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Old Aug 11th 2021, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Lookingforanswers1234
Hi!

Hoping someone can shed some light on my situation.

I am mature student studying paediatric nursing at university in Scotland. My partner is a residential childcare worker. The plan is for me and my partner to move to Ontario after my graduation.

Do you think I am at a disadvantage studying paediatric nursing? Should I have studied
adult nursing to give myself a better chance of passing the exams needed to move to Canada? I am starting my course in September and it’s not too late for me to change my nursing path to adult or mental health. Just looking for some advice.

Thanks in advance!
Hello and welcome to BE!

You may need nursing experience before you will be able to start the registration process (which is a long process in itself).
https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/marketrepo...rements/993/ca
For Ontario - internationally trained nurses.. https://www.cno.org/en/become-a-nurs...utside-canada/

This isn't an official website but will give you an idea about paediatric nursing in Canada https://careertrend.com/how-4840723-...se-canada.html

You should also check if you are likely to be able to immigrate before going to the expense of registration. https://britishexpats.com/wiki/Quick...an_Immigration


Your partner may also need to register to work in child care (Canada is very much a land of 'registrations /certification').. https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/marketrepo...ements/5074/ca

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Old Aug 29th 2021, 12:56 pm
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I'm a UK based adult nurse (BSc) with over 10 years experience. I've started the process for NNAS, they've marked everything as "ready for review" which took 6 months. in the mean time I've done my IELTS and WES for express entry but the express entry has just sat there doing nothing, I'm assuming due to the pandemic.
NNAS feels like the big beast to get through before I can get somewhere with my journey, as soon as they can give me my percentages for how qualified I am *sigh* I can apply to Ontario Nursing board to see if I can just sit the NCLEX.

it's been so expensive but I'm determined not to give up. Anyone else trying for ontario?
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I'm a UK based adult nurse (BSc) with over 10 years experience. I've started the process for NNAS, they've marked everything as "ready for review" which took 6 months. in the mean time I've done my IELTS and WES for express entry but the express entry has just sat there doing nothing, I'm assuming due to the pandemic.
NNAS feels like the big beast to get through before I can get somewhere with my journey, as soon as they can give me my percentages for how qualified I am *sigh* I can apply to Ontario Nursing board to see if I can just sit the NCLEX.

it's been so expensive but I'm determined not to give up. Anyone else trying for ontario?
What are you scoring on Express Entry? It may be that your points aren't high enough to be invited.


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Hi I'm an RMN with one year experience wanting to move to Canada. NNAS stipulates that they want NMC to fill registration form and send to them directly. However, looking at NMC website, I saw this:

We don't issue paper certificates or complete forms given to us by other authorities.

Please for those that have applied to NNAS, how did you circumvent this.

Thabks for your help
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Old Sep 7th 2021, 10:30 am
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Hi I'm an RMN with one year experience wanting to move to Canada. NNAS stipulates that they want NMC to fill registration form and send to them directly. However, looking at NMC website, I saw this:

We don't issue paper certificates or complete forms given to us by other authorities.

Please for those that have applied to NNAS, how did you circumvent this.

Thabks for your help
hi,

there is an online form you complete on nmc website and they send it it electronically


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Old Sep 7th 2021, 10:39 am
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hi,

there is an online form you complete on nmc website and they send it it electronically

Thanks ever so much JD. Again thanks
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Old Sep 7th 2021, 10:40 am
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Reading the thread, is it easier for an UK RMN to get licences in alberta or BC?

Anyone have experience of applying to any of the four province that licences Psychiatric nurses
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Old Sep 7th 2021, 10:44 am
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Reading the thread, is it easier for an UK RMN to get licences in alberta or BC?

Anyone have experience of applying to any of the four province that licences Psychiatric nurses
glad I could help, unfortunately I don’t have any experience for psychiatric nursing transfers. I hope there might be someone on here who can help, maybe post a new thread to catch people’s attention? You won’t be the only one I’m sure. Ontario is pretty good.
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Old Sep 7th 2021, 9:42 pm
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Reading the thread, is it easier for an UK RMN to get licences in alberta or BC?

Anyone have experience of applying to any of the four province that licences Psychiatric nurses
Nurses in Canada train as ‘generic’ nurses and then specialise once qualified. So those working as RMN’s will have had more ‘physical health’ training than RMN’s from the UK.

Only the Western provinces see RMN’s as distinct nurses, separately from other nurses. So when applying to the licensing authority in those provinces you will only have to meet the requirements set out for RMN’s. In the other provinces, you must meet the requirements of the ‘generic’ nurse. So with that in mind, I would say it ‘should’ be easier to register as an RMN in the West (British Columbia, Alberta) than in Ontario, New Brunswick etc.

This is only from my own research and from reading the forums here. Have a little look at the licensing authorities (like the NMC) for each province, as these will differ vastly.

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Old Sep 9th 2021, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by mdonald1987
Nurses in Canada train as ‘generic’ nurses and then specialise once qualified. So those working as RMN’s will have had more ‘physical health’ training than RMN’s from the UK.

Only the Western provinces see RMN’s as distinct nurses, separately from other nurses. So when applying to the licensing authority in those provinces you will only have to meet the requirements set out for RMN’s. In the other provinces, you must meet the requirements of the ‘generic’ nurse. So with that in mind, I would say it ‘should’ be easier to register as an RMN in the West (British Columbia, Alberta) than in Ontario, New Brunswick etc.

This is only from my own research and from reading the forums here. Have a little look at the licensing authorities (like the NMC) for each province, as these will differ vastly.

Thabk you so much for your input. I've chosen Alberta Province, fingers crossed
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My husband is a RMN from UK and doing the process with Alberta. He completed with NNAS and forwarded his report to Alberta. He was told that he needed to do med-surg modules and clinical hours. He is halfway through and it's all done online. Hope that helps.
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My husband is a RMN from UK and doing the process with Alberta. He completed with NNAS and forwarded his report to Alberta. He was told that he needed to do med-surg modules and clinical hours. He is halfway through and it's all done online. Hope that helps.
Hi Chantell,

This is the first experience I’ve heard of an RMN making the move. Good to hear the modules can be done online but what about the clinical hours? I take it he has to be in Alberta to do those? We were hoping to move to BC through a PNP but can’t do that without BCCNM registration and if they require completion of clinical hours first, I don’t know how we’ll manage it.

Keep us up to date on your journey.

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