Becoming A Registered Nurse

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The reality of the process of becoming a registered nurse for international students in Ontario
Orapun Inchai
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The reality of the process of becoming a registered nurse for international students in Ontario It has been claimed that Ontario welcomes internationally educated nurses who want to relocate, and even has a specific government program in place to enable them to practice and excel in the shortest time possible. However all nurses, regardless of background, must successfully complete the same steps as Ontario nursing students. Moreover, the process of becoming a registered nurse takes such a long time and is very complicated because the college of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) would like to assess the equivalency between educational standards and nursing skills in different countries compared to Ontario. This research focuses on the reality of the process of becoming a registered nurse for international students in Ontario.

Literature Review According to Little (2007), Canada is projecting a significant registered nurse (RN) shortage in the near future with a shortfall of over 100,000 by 2016 (Canadian Nurses Association [CNA] 2002). The main problem is that the process of becoming a registered nurse is more challenging and harder. As Zubeida Ramji, executive director of Toronto’s Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses (CARE), a support group that helps foreign-trained nurses return to practice, stated “The changes came about so…
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