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National Nursing Assessment Service

As of Aug. 12, the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) will assess all initial registration applications from internationally educated nurses.
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posted July 15, 2014

New application process for internationally educated nurses

On Aug. 12, 2014 the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) will begin reviewing initial applications, by IENs, for registration.

What does this mean to internationally educated nurses?

If you are an internationally educated nurse and you want to apply to CRNBC on or after August 12th, you will be directed to the NNAS. After your file is complete with NNAS, you will apply to CRNBC. Your next steps will then include the Substantially Equivalent Competency Assessment and national nursing exam (as needed).

Apply to the National Nursing Assessment Service if you:

  • graduated from a nursing education program outside of Canada; and
  • are not registered to practise anywhere in Canada as a registered nurse (RN).

Apply for registration in 6 steps

IEN Application for Registration Pathway

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 Learn more

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Please visit the National Nursing Assessment Service for more information, including answers to frequently asked questions.​

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