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What can you recommend as the best bundle … for celban that i can purchase?

Hi! What can you recommend as the best bundle package reviewer for celban that i can purchase?

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Getting Started: CARNA and the CELBAN

Hi there Ms.Kim!
I’ve already posted a comment on your blog..
Me and my family just arrived last January17, my husband and I are both nurses way back in the Philippines. I’m Hoping you could help me with some of my queries..
1. Where can me and my husband get assessed for our English language?
2. Is it true that before we can get assessed for CARNE we should have taken CELBAN?
3. If it’s true, how can we enroll with your CELBAN PREP and how much will it cost(is there any promotional rates or packages) and what are the review schedules?
4. Is there any expiration date for the CELBAN Exam? How long?
5. Do you have a branch here in Calgary?If you have, where is it located and can I have your contact numbers as well.
Thank You so much for answering all of my questions..
God Bless You Ms.Kim for helping us newcomers here in Canada!
Right now we’re currently unemployed, which makes us really sad..
We have already submitted a lot of resumes as nursing aids and health care aides in various hospitals and nursing homes..we really hope we can get hired and take the review lessons as well in order for us to take the CELBAN and the CARNE afterwards..
Our daughter is already studying here also.
Thank You for taking time reading and replying to my letter.. D

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Hoping you could help me understand the Canadian culture and its implications to the CELBAN exam

Dear Kim,

Thank you for your generous response. I came here as a landed immigrant sponsored by my mother under the Live-In Caregiver program. Before I came here in Canada I already searched on how to become an RN here in Canada and one of the requirements was to pass the IELTS exam but unfortunately I failed, I agree with your statement in your page that overconfidence had detrimentals when taking examinations specially if a person is very complacent with his/her self the tendency is that he/she will be over relaxed and conceited. Well that serves as a lesson to me and I believe God has a purpose for that.

Since I already had my IELTS exam done in the Philippines I used this for me to enrol at Bow Valley as a LPN for IEN but due to its demand I got a  slot for summer 2013. I just consider Bow as my second option and I am still hoping I could pass another english exam with a much dignified score. Thinking of the amount of time I will be waiting I thought of practicing myself in reading, listening, writing and speaking most especially in English. My mom even laughs because we are used to speaking our dialect, but she is forced to speak even at home. Then, I heard about the CELBAN exam but when I visited the site celban.org it didn’t supply me ample information. With regards to canadian culture I have a minimal knowledge in that area since I only stayed here for a few months. Although, there are engine sites that are helpful in understanding there culture but I could not fully grasp since I have nobody to ask with regards to their experience specially those people working in the hospital setting.

Hoping you could help me understand deeper the Canadian culture and its implications to the CELBAN exam because I really wanted to pass this exam and most specially I don’t want to disappoint my mother because I want her to be proud of me.

Looking forward for your response. Mary

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$ If my language of instruction is English, in the Philippines, am I required to take the IELTS/CELBAN exam?

Dear Friends,

Hi, I’m a recent nurse graduate from the Philippines and worked in the hospital for 5 months. Recently, my family and I acquired the Canadian Visa and are now set to go to Canada on August 27th. Just a question though, if my school’s language of instruction is English (and considering that English is widely spoken here in our country, nursing textbooks and exams are in that language as well and I’m comfortable speaking/writing in that medium), am I still required to take the IELTS/CELBAN exam? I am really anxious about my future as a nurse there and would like to work as soon as possible.

Hoping for some guidance.

Sincerely,
Miss D

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♥ With so many people retiring, will we have enough continuing-care workers (LPNs and RNs)?

Dear Friend,

It was during the boom in the economy in Alberta that I went from advising Canadians on career related issues, to working with Internationally Educated Health Professionals. At that time the industry was hot: the nursing shortage evident. Then the economy shifted. What was happening in the US impacted us here in Canada. The well dried up, or so it seemed. All of the jobs disappeared: not because they were filled but because a dip in the economy means decreased spending or cutbacks. Instead of cutting back, our health care system simply continued as it had been: coping with the shortages but not talking about it.Seeing these changes I kept encouraging people: don’t worry. Use your time wisely. The economy will shift. The nursing shortage will become a hot topic once again. All the jobs will suddenly reappear. Proceed on your licensure process so when they do appear you are ready!

I hope you were listening. They are starting to talk about the shortage again. The winds of change are signalling the time will be here soon.Will you be ready?

This week I received in my mailbox the NorQuest Community Report. Norquest is a college in Edmonton where LPNs are trained. The headline screams, “Navigating the Perfect Storm: Norquest College’s crucial role in the future of Alberta health care.” Here is a quote:

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► I failed to make the grade in one area. I was very disappointed.

Hi Kim,

Thank you for responding to my emails so quick. I think it is time to introduce myself. Maybe, you are wondering who I am. My name you know already. I come from Germany and I have been in Canada since 2008. I have been in my profession as a RN and head nurse in the surgical unit for 25 years. I came to Canada without any English knowledge, so I started my first English classes at the ESL for newcomers. After ESL I went to the college and attended three semesters as well. In 2009 I wrote my first CELBAN test without any success, the second test I wrote was in 2010 and it was the same I failed to make the grade in one area. I was very disappointed. My scores at this time were writing 6, reading 7, listening 9 and speaking 7. Now, I have one more attempt at CELBAN left and I will not fail again. In the last year I studied by myself and did some different practise tests, reading, etc., online to improve my English skills. I think my English has improved, but I do not feel comfortable yet. I hope the CELBAN prep guide will help me and it is that what I am looking for. I know my weaknesses and it is always difficult with time constraint. Besides studying at home I work in the medical field as a HCA. The contact with residents and LPN helps; in conversations and I am not so far away from that what I used to be.

I am looking forward to hear from you, perhaps with advice.

Take care I.

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♥ i planned to go for LPN, then i will go for RN

Hi Kim,
thanks to reply my question. i want to know that if i will buy these material now can i use this after 4-5 months because first i planned to go for LPN so i am going for clb so after LPN i will go for RN then i will prepare CELBAN plz suggest me you have better experience. i m new here i dont know how i will be successful in my field … thanks for help. A.

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