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Provisional registration

Before you write the nursing exam, you may be eligible for provisional registration.

In B.C., you must hold practising or provisional registration with CRNBC in order to engage in the practice of nursing. BC graduates are eligible for Provisional registration, which enables you to work as a nurse (with conditions) while you prepare to write the NCLEX.

Do I have to apply for provisional registration?

No. You should only apply for provisional registration if you plan to practise in B.C. before you pass the exam and obtain full registration.

Not planning to practice before gaining full registration? You don't need provisional registration.

When will I receive provisional registration if I apply?

Provisional registration is not issued until CRNBC receives written confirmation directly from your school of nursing that you have completed your nursing program.

Learn more about provisional registration.

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