We are a community of diverse nurses (RN, RON, NP, LPN, Nursing Aides) educated outside Canada. We are often referred to as the Internationally Educated Nurses.
We also have Canadian Educated Nurses of Filipino Ancestry, Together we are aiming to enhance the profile of our existence as it relates to our assimilation to Canadian Nursing and our overall contribution to the health of Canadians.
April 20, 2023
The Bursary for Internationally Educated Nurses is a return service bursary of a maximum of $30,000 in supports, includes a portion of fixed and variable costs (such as assessments and exams, tuition, program fees, licensing and living costs) to complete a bridging program... Read more here.
April 4, 2023
The College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) is committed to removing barriers for internationally educated nurses (IENs) who wish to transfer to Alberta. On April 4, 2023, the CRNA is reducing barriers and giving applicants more options and quicker pathways to apply to become registered nurses. Read more here.
March 27, 2023
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses (CLPNA) is pleased to announce an update to its English Language Proficiency Policy that will support more nurses in becoming registered as Alberta LPNs. Read more here.
March 27, 2023
We are inviting you to join us for PCNA's Nurses Week Celebration. Pleace contact Leo, Angela, Lucy, or Mila to get your ticket!
March 27, 2023
International Nursing Week is an annual celebration that the Alberta Association of Nurses (AAN) is excited to be a part of. With 10,000 members and counting, we have a lot to celebrate!
This year, the theme for Nurses Week is Our Nurses, Our Future. The Canadian Nurses Association shares, “This theme showcases the many roles that nurses play in a patient’s health-care journey. The pandemic brought to light the courage and commitment that nurses work under every day and showed the important role that nurses play in the community.” Read more here.
March 15, 2023
On April 19, please join our informational session on Microsoft Teams with the Centre for Newcomers to learn how to become a Registered Nurse in Alberta as an Internationally Educated Nurse. For more information, contact Merrillii Pinaroc: M.Pinaroc@centrefornewcomers.ca Lenie Zuniga: L.Zuniga@centrefornewcomers.ca Regina Pulos: R.Pulos@centrefornewcomers.ca
March 03, 2023
The Philippine Consulate General in Calgary and the Ministry of Advanced Education of Alberta, in cooperation with the Philippine Canadian Nurses Association (PCNA), invite all interested Filipino Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN) in Alberta to the online briefing on the Alberta Government's Bursary Program for the Filipino IEN on 8 March 2023 at 4:30 PM (Mountain Standard Time) via Zoom platform.
Feb. 14, 2023
For students in a graduate program in nursing or nursing-related programs during the time period of January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023. Scholarships are worth $5000 for 20 students. DEADLINE: March 01 2023 at 11:59 PM MST (Midnight). Read more here
Jan. 10, 2023
In early 2023, the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA), in partnership with regulators will pilot a new registration process for internationally educated nurses (IENs) aimed at eliminating months – or even years – from the application journey. In Alberta, the streamlined process will reduce barriers and delays through the following. Read more here
On December 4th, we held an event to introduce and commemorate our organization's effort and dedication to supporting IENs. PCNA would like to thank our generous sponsors, donors, and supporters for their help in making our event a success. We will continue to advocate for the streamlining of the IEN credentialing process and promote their skills and competency. Please stay tuned for our future events!
November 25, 2022
The Philippine Canadian Nurses Association is trying to make the process easier for nurses trained abroad. Read more here.
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