Procedure for International Nurse to become [LPNs] Licensed Practical Nurse  in British Columbia, Canada

27 Nov

By: http://www.skybluecross.org
Internationally educated nurses  need process  certain procedure to become [LPNs] Licensed Practical Nurse  in British Columbia, Canada

If you were educated as a nurse outside of Canada, or if you have completed nursing training as part of another educational program, you may be eligible for practical nurse registration.

Your assessment will require reports from the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) to determine the level and breadth of your nursing education, and to ensure that your education is approximately equivalent to that of a B.C. practical nurse.

Your application process is a two step process. The first step is to apply for assessment to determine eligibility to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE). Once determined eligible, the second step is to apply for and write the CPNRE.

If you have been out of practice for five years or more, you will be required to complete a Practical Nurse refresher program prior to writing the CPNRE.

If you have been away from nursing for more than 10 years, contact the CLPNBC registration department directly.

Registration as a nurse in the country in which you received your nursing training is not required. If you were educated in a country where the principal language is not English, see the following section on language requirements for more on the CLPNBC’s English Testing Requirements.

Document requirements for internationally educated nurses are:

application form (signed and dated)
photo identification – proof of birth and current name
original Criminal Record Review consent authorization form
ICES Comprehensive report www.bcit.ca/ices
ICES Supplemental report (also known as the CLPNBC report)
verification of registration from all previous jurisdictions
proof of English language proficiency
employment and role verification (sent by the CLPNBC to relevant employers)
Source: http://www.clpnbc.org

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