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Provisional Registration

CRNBC has undergone a change to its registration process.  Applicants previously eligible for temporary registration, or temporary (supervised) registration while completing outstanding registration requirements, will now fall under a new class of registration: Provisional Registration

All those holding temporary registration, or temporary supervised registration were transitioned to Provisional Registration on December 16, 2009.

Temporary Registration is now reserved for time limited special events and emergencies only. If you have any questions about this, please e-mail register(at)

Provisional Registration is granted to qualified applicants who have outstanding registration requirements to meet.  Those granted provisional registration are assigned specific conditions that must be met in order to be eligible for practising RN registration. When these conditions have been met, provisional registration is automatically converted to practising registration.

Provisional registration may also be issued to individuals who are applying to convert or reinstate their practising registration, as well as to those completing a post-basic education program that requires CRNBC registration. Such individuals should e-mail register(at) for more information.

It is illegal to practise registered nursing without registration. If you are found to be practising without registration, you will be referred to CRNBC Professional Conduct Review for investigation.


You may use: “Registered Nurse (Provisional),” “RN (P)” and “Provisional Nurse”. You may not use any other titles.

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