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2G* I need resources to prepare for the SEC

Updated 2021

Dear Kim :

thank you for the time you and effort you spend assisting nurses, i have few questions am an RN in my country(jordan) for the past 17 years and a Canadian immigrant am due to set for my SEC assessment on the 23/24th July, in medical surgical…. on the other hand am a bit lost on what resources to use preparing for the OSCE, TJ and CJ.
I have books and am using the website but its one set of examples every time i search, can you guide me please :)

thank you again,

hope to hear from you soon,

kind regards,


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♥ I am having some doubts about the process of becoming an RN

Dear Kim,
               Thank u for your response.Iam having some doubts, Could u please clarify them for me?
               Iam an Indian.I completed my Bsc nursing from 2004-2008 and got registered as an RN in India.Iam having 2 1/2 years experience in clinical side… i got married, and came to USA….Now iam 6th month Pregnant….Now iam planning to write Celban so that i can get interim permit to work,then i will complete CRNBC too.
Now i need some answers for these questions:
1) Will i get interim permit after completion of celban exam?
2) CRNBC requires 5 years of experience,but i have only 2.5 yrs of experience,but i have more than 1125 hrs of experience which was mentioned inCRNBC.what will be the other option for me to write that exam?
3)Do i really need to write SEC.Is it mandatory for all ?Who all will be asked to write the SEC exam?
please kindly send answers to my questions.i think u can understand my situation,if u have any doubts regarding my information i will clarify it.
waiting for ur reply….
Regards, P

♥ Since August the IELTS and CELBAN scores were increased I am more pessimistic

Hi..Kim….First of all I would like to thank you for your wonderful Celban prep online program. I know you will be able to help me in fulfilling my dream as a nurse here i Canada.
I am a Filipino, a landed immigrant since January of this year, I have tried IELTS here in SFU twice but my total band score was only 6.5. My last IELTs exam was last July..if it was not for my result in reading which is 5.5, I had already been accepted..because CRNBC requires no score below 6… But since August the ielts and celban score were increased and this have made me more pessimistic in passing these exams.
My weaknesses is mostly in listening and reading. I took Ielts even before when I was working in Saudi Arabia my listening had never gave me higher than 6 and my reading was consistent in 5.5.
Now I wanna give Celban a try, but I am worried with the listening in celban because I understand that the score for listening in celban was increase to 9. Does this mean a perfect score?
By the way Miss Kim, I am going to be funded by the government  through skills connect, my question is if  subscribe on your program how can you provide me a receipt of payment so I could reimburse the money from the government.?..
I worked in Saudi for 16 yrs. as an ER nurse in Military hospital. My wife is also a nurse and she worked there as well and She too had failed the ielts several times, so she gave up as well..she is now working here in Vancouver in customer service field..
I hope you could help me and again thank you so much…
Respectfully yours, A.

Is Academic IELTS still a requirement?

We all know that Nursing is a regulated occupation in Canada. We need to be registered first in theprovince of our choice and sit and pass the CRNE for us to be eligible to work in our profession. My question is…should an international educated nurse who has already granted PR card still requires to sit for Academic IELTS to meet the requirement for registration?

Nevertheless, I am planning to take CRNE comes June 2011 as I’m very much worried of my IELTS that will expire by February 2012 and I have to provide another IELTS to the College should I am unable to pass the CRNE before expiration. And mind you, the College had even increased their Ielts bands requirement per module last Jan. 11,2011 that adds to the stress.
And this is the reason why I wanted to know whether IELTS will no longer be a requirement for registration.

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Can I work as an LPN in Canada if I am an RN in BC?

I found this question, someone had typed as a search term:

Can I work as an LPN in Canada if I am an RN in BC?

I decided to answer this question to the best of my abilities.

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