Hi, I am an IEN and I started my NNAS application 1year ago and now , I am waiting for an advisory report. I am applying as RN in Ontario and BC. But it's almost 5 years that I don't practice as an RN. Can someone tell me if the CNO will send me back to school for some additional practice or just for OSCE???
In case you don't have work experience , what the CNO will do ??
If someone has information about this, please reply?
Try to contact the CNO,they will be able to give you the best answer
With no experience of 3 years or more, CNO makes the full refresher course mandatory. I recommend it anyways because it's good for you to relearn the skills and it's safer for your patients.
Every province has a minimum number of experience hours required for registration. Only brand-new graduates are exempted from that requirement. When you think about the over-arching mandate of the provincial colleges to protect patients, it only makes sense. There's no way someone who hasn't practiced in 5 years (or at all since graduation several years ago) will be providing totally safe nursing care. Too much changes all the time to make that possible, even without the loss of skills from disuse and the gradual forgetting of information.
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