Emma came to Canada with a nursing degree...
They were very welcoming and addressed any questions I had in preparation for the NCLEX
Emma, internationally educated nurse
Emma immigrated with her family to Canada in April 2018 from the United Kingdom. She came with a nursing degree, over five years of experience and the dream to become a Registered Nurse in Canada. She initiated her licensing plan in February 2018 and when reflecting back she noted, “honestly, I expected to be finished by April 2019, however the process took a lot longer than expected. I felt frustrated that the process was proving to be more complicated than I had originally thought.”
Emma accessed our services in December 2020 and developed an action plan with her career coach. As part of her licensing process Emma would have to complete specific courses such as obstetrics and pediatrics through the Bridge to Canadian Nursing (BCN) Program at Mount Royal University, in addition to writing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX – RN). Completing her BCN courses and preparing for and writing the NCLEX took 17 months. Emma completed the NCLEX-RN exam preparation study group with Directions for Immigrants in June 2021 and successfully passed the exam that same month.
“Directions for Immigrants helped me so much. They were very welcoming and addressed any questions I had in preparation for the NCLEX. They made me feel supported and I felt very well prepared when I went into my final exam,” says Emma. She keeps moving forward with her career goals in Canada “I will be beginning the application process for RN jobs within the next few months,” says Emma.
Congratulations Emma, we are so proud of you!