A Registered Nurse, often referred to as RN, assists physicians in treating and educating patients and the public about different medical conditions. RNs establish care plans or follow existing care plans when caring for their patients such as to administer medication that involves proper dosage administration and prevention of drug interactions, to start, maintain and discontinue medications and IV fluid lines, to administer therapies, to records observations, and to consult with health care professionals regarding the patient’s condition.
Other tasks of a Registered Nurse include maintaining record of patient’s symptoms and medical history, assisting in diagnostic tests, operating medical machineries, administering treatment programs and helping with patient’s rehabilitation and follow ups. Some other potential job titles of Registered Nurse are Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse), Charge Nurse, Staff Nurse, Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Cardiac Care Unit Nurse (CCU Nurse), Relief Charge Nurse, Coronary Care Unit Nurse (CCU Nurse), and Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR).
To qualify for TN Registered Nurse non-immigrant status, the applicant for Registered Nurse profession must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or
- State/provincial license
The applicant for TN Registered Nurse profession must also provide the additional requirements:
- Proof of Canadian citizenship;
- A detailed support letter from prospective employer;
- Proof of intent to return to his/her permanent residence in Canada at the expiration of the temporary TN stay
If the applicant is able to provide evidence of the requirements enumerated above, he/she may qualify for TN Registered Nurse professional status.
A qualified Registered Nurse can obtain TN Professional status for a maximum of three years. Any extension of the status may be issued for up to one year provided that the individual continues to comply with the requirements for TN professionals. The number of extensions has no limit. However, the professional must continue to demonstrate that his/her employment is temporary in nature, and that his/her NAFTA entry is not used to bypass normal procedures of immigration.