Once we have a complete application, including the NCAS results, we will assess your application and determine your registration requirements. You will be informed in your emailed assessment letter what, if any, coursework is required. The coursework will need to be completed prior to commencing employment or writing the national nursing exam.
Please review our Registered Nurse Transitional Coursework for Internationally Educated Nurses information sheet (PDF) to learn about what type of coursework may be required.
We will notify you when these need to be submitted; do not submit prior to receiving a request to do so. When required, all applicants will be asked for consent to complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC). The fee for the CRC is currently $28. Your consent and fee is submitted to us then forwarded to the B.C. Ministry of Justice. Your consent and fee must be collected before you will be able to write the national nursing exam or apply for Provisional RN registration.
When required, all applicants will be sent a statutory declaration (form 11) and have the form notarized by a notary public or another person authorized to take an affidavit. The notarized form must be submitted before you will be able to write the national nursing exam or apply for Provisional RN registration.
Provisional registration is a form of registration that allows you to practice with limits and conditions on your registration while you prepare to write the National Nursing Exam.
You will be eligible for this status when you are in Stage 4 of the application process and you have completed any required supplementary education. If you are not required to complete coursework, you will be eligible at the time you are assessed. Once you are sent the application, you will need to find an employer to complete the employer section of the application.
The following are examples of conditions likely to be attached to your registration at this stage* and reflect the outstanding national nursing exam requirement and employment restrictions:
*additional or different conditions may be applied in certain situations
All other requirements must be met to be eligible to write the national nursing exam. You will be eligible to write the national nursing exam when you are in Stage 4 of the application process and you have completed all other registration requirements, including the required supplementary education. When you are eligible to write the exam, you will be sent a link to the online application.
No, you do not need to take the exam again.