For ten years, Trupti worked as a nurse in India. After moving to Canada in 2012, Trupti realized that she could not find a job without a license. She was not sure what to do. At CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses, they explained how nursing worked in Canada and guided her through the steps she needed to take. Since Trupti could not afford to pay for the additional courses she needed to complete, a loan from Windmill Microlending gave her the support she required. In 2016, Trupti received her RPN license, and, within a month, she landed her first job as a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario. Read her success story.
Join us on Monday, July 20, from 6:45 – 8:00 pm (EST) for the first webinar in our Let’s Talk about Anti-Black Racism and Discrimination in Nursing series.
In this first webinar, meet co-chairs Dr. Angela Cooper Brathwaite and Chantal Sorhaindo, who will introduce RNAO’s Black Nurses Task Force. We invite you to engage in meaningful conversations related to how race and lived experiences of Black nurses have informed their current practice. As well, we invite you to bring your questions and comments to discuss barriers to career advancement for Black nurses in order to further equal access to opportunities in the health system.
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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.
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.
(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.