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Mehrzad Nicholas GhadiriByNicholas Ghadiri

A message from CARE Centre’s Executive Director, Dr. Ruth Lee

Dear Valued CARE Centre Members,

Happy Nursing Week!

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honour of the 200th anniversary of the founder of modern nursing Florence Nightingale’s birth. The theme of this year’s National Nursing Week (May 11 – 17) is Nurses: A Voice to Lead — Nursing the World to Health. During this very challenging time of battling the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses are once again demonstrating heroism in nursing the world to health. I am writing with utmost respect and highest regard for your courage, expertise, and commitment to nursing and care to our community in this unprecedented time.

At CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses, we endeavour to support you on your journey of integration into the Canadian Health Care system and excel in your career. We take pride in your success, as your success is our success!

To allow you access to reliable information related to COVID-19, we have created a special section on our website to provide you with official websites and resources that you may find helpful. You will also find profiles of many of your peers who are currently at the frontline of combating COVID-19. With generous support from many outstanding nursing leaders, we are pleased to bring you a series of free online professional development webinars, and clinical skills related workshops with nominal cost. Our members only job board also features multiple career opportunities in all sectors of healthcare services in Ontario. I invite you to visit our new and refreshed website to find out more.

Take care, stay safe, and keep in touch – together we’ll overcome!

With admiration and gratitude,

Ruth Ruth Lee, RN, MScN, PhD
Executive Director

Mehrzad Nicholas GhadiriByNicholas Ghadiri

This blog was written by Meghan Wankel, the Program Coordinator at Pre-Arrival Supports and Services (PASS).

Source: http://nextstopcanada.ca/pre-arrival-guidance-nurses

CARE Centre’s Pre-Arrival Supports and Services (PASS) Program, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, serves internationally educated nurses (IENs) who are planning to immigrate to Canada. To help IENs achieve their goals of registration and meaningful employment in Canada, PASS not only provides guidance and encouragement but ensures that IENs are well-informed about the credentialing assessment process, the Canadian healthcare system, as well as the wide variety of available educational and employment opportunities. Since program inception in 2016, over 700 nurses have accessed services and supports through PASS, with destinations across Canada.

Mehrzad Nicholas GhadiriByNicholas Ghadiri

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Ruth Lee

This award is bestowed on long-standing members of RNAO who exemplify outstanding contributions to the profession of nursing in the areas of practice, education, administration or research, at the provincial, national and/or international level. This includes activities that promote RNAO among nursing colleagues, the government and other health-care partners. We have two recipients this year.

Mehrzad Nicholas GhadiriByNicholas Ghadiri

Canada-Bound Internationally Educated Nurses Can Jump-Start Their Careers with Pre-Arrival Supports and Services

Learn More about PASS on NEW CANADIANS TV Show on OMNI

(Toronto) February 2, 2017

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has funded a program at CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) to help immigrating nurses get a head start on the registration process through Pre-Arrival Supports and Services (PASS). PASS serves IENs while still in their country of residence, after they submit proof of graduation from a nursing school and a letter of immigration confirmation from the Government of Canada. PASS services are designed to get IENs started on the registration process earlier, thus shortening the time that they spend from arrival in Canada to nursing registration and employment. The program is free of charge to eligible nurses. (Featured in photo: IEN Precious Obah, a PASS client now living in Ontario, PASS Co-ordinator Meghan Wankel and CARE Centre Case Manager Lourdes Vicente.

Mehrzad Nicholas GhadiriByNicholas Ghadiri

PASS for immigrant nurses builds a pre-arrival network for success

April 4, 2017 – canadianimmigrant

In the fall of 2015, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced it was funding a range of programs to help people in the immigration pipeline in a variety of ways.  Pre-Arrival Supports and Services (PASS) for nurses falls into the occupation-specific category.  Launched at the beginning of 2016, PASS is a project of CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs), a bridge-training program funded by the Government of Ontario.

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