Pay Attention Registered Nurses, Canada FSW Immigration 2014 Program Ready to Welcome You!

Registered Nurses have a great future in Canada. At the present, the nation is facing a shortage of skilled professionals, and so it is hiring a large number of experts from abroad to cater to the health needs of its growing and aging population. Against this backdrop, those who have the skills–and the determination to do professionally well in the country–can move to its soils to earn well, and take their professional career to great heights, under the Canada FSW Immigration 2014 program.

Frankly speaking, there is a very positive news report for the skilled Registered Nurses willing to immigrate to Canada. For those not tuned in, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has recently announced a list of 50 occupations under the Canada FSW Immigration 2014 program even as Registered Nurses are one of them.

This is a long awaited announcement for the intended immigrants. The new occupation list will come into effect from 1 May 2014. Although a cap of 1000 petitions has been implemented, the limit is not applicable for those applicants who have an arranged job.

The submissions of the aspirants will be duly assessed under the same old criteria, i.e., work experience, language proficiency, education qualification, adaptability, arranged employment in Canada, and age. The new petitions will be suitably processed within 12 months from the date of submission.

In addition, applicants are also expected to meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum of 1 year of continuous full-time prior work experience in a relevant profession in the last 10 years.
  • Clear a minimum threshold of language ability in either of the two languages, English or French.
  • Meet a minimum points-threshold based on six above stated factors.

Work Profile

These in-demand professionals are responsible to deliver health education programs, provide nursing care to patients and give consultative services regarding various issues related to the practice of the profession. Usually, they are hired by nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, doctor’s offices, clinics, community agencies and private homes. They may also be self-employed.

Key Duties

As Registered Nurses, they are expected to undertake following responsibilities:

  1. Assess patients in order to identify appropriate nursing intervention and coordinate with other members of the interdisciplinary health team to plan, implement and evaluate patient health.
  2. Administer and monitor treatments as prescribed by a physician and report symptoms and changes in patients health. At certain times, they are also expected to operate medical apparatus.
  3. Assist in surgery and supervise licensed practical nurses. They counsel patients and their family members on health-related issues.

These experts can specialize in various areas, such as obstetrics care, critical care, occupational health, surgery, pediatrics, geriatrics, rehabilitation, etc.

Job Requirements

  • You are required to complete a university, college or any other approved registered nursing program.
  • You are required additional academic training in order to specialize in any specific area of nursing.
  • For clinical nurse specialists, clinical nurses, nursing consultants and nursing researchers, you are required a post graduation or doctoral degree in nursing.
  • You are also required to register with a regulatory body all Canadian provinces and territories, barring Quebec.

Registering as a Nurse in Canada

Any nurse planning to immigrate to Canada must be qualified to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed/Registered Practical Nurse (LPN/RPN). You are required to register with either the Canadian Nurses Association (CAN) or the Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR).

Job Titles

  • acute care nurse practitioner
  • ambulatory care nurse
  • advanced practice nurse
  • burn victim care nurse
  • burn patient care nurse
  • clinic nurse
  • cardiology nurse
  • cardiac surgery nurse
  • circulating nurse
  • bedside nurse
  • cardiology nurse technician
  • advanced nurse practitioner
  • casual duty nurse

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