Hope is finally on the horizon for Internationally Educated Nurses, living in Canada, seeking gainful employment in Canada.
While many of us are negatively impacted by COVID there have been many positive changes for Internationally Educated Nurses living across Canada seeking licensure to practice as Practical and Registered Nurses.
Back in January 2021 major changes happened with the delivery of the CELBAN, the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses. (This is one of two English Exams required of IENs before they can become licensed health professionals in Canada.)
Kim Kara, the founder of CELBANPrep University, has been preparing IENs like you for the CELBAN since 2009. Learn the secret to preparing for the CELBAN that WISE IENs know about passing the exam through this quick 4-minute video.
Hi Kim. How are you! I got so interested with the conversation you have on this site. My wife used to work as a nurse in Saudi Arabia and she’s already here with me in Canada. She had already her Account for NNAS and she just missing to documents wich is the identity and English proficiency. After all the documents submitted how long it takes to get the evaluation results? Can you Please give us also an idea what are the things we need to do regarding this application. E.
COVID has changed our lives substantially. But some of the changes are good. After 10+ years of the CELBAN being delivered face to face and only in Canada with the announcement of the Computer Based Test, CELBAN CBT, in January of 2021:
The CELBAN is available online,
It is available internationally, and
IENS can take the CELBAN more than 3 times.
What that means is that as a service provider, CELBANPrep is changing too. As a result all of the articles on Dear Kim have to be updated. With more than 400 posts and 700 comments that is alot of content to wade through. The hope is to have the entire blog updated for Canada Day: July 1st, 2021.
(When you are reading articles on Dear Kim, look for “Updated 2021” at the top to know if the post is current and updated.)
Today I was updating Where should I start? originally posted in January 2015. So much has changed since then.
In writing that post I began answering the question, “How much does it cost?” I decided to create a new and separate post on that topic.