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New Canada Registration Exam

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Hi

I Completed BSN and MSN in psychiatric nursing from India. I have four year experience in psychiatric nursing and 1 year experience in general nursing. I am planning to apply for Canadian Nursing Registration next month. How can I register for exam and how to get the eligibility assessment done? Which web site should I search? I heard that the pattern of CRNE has changed from September 2014. Also, Can I register as a psychiatric nurse and RN at a time?

I cleared IELTS academic with 7.5 score(min 7 for all)

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Starting point would be deciding on which province you plan on living and working and seeing the requirements for a IEN on the College of RN's website for the province. Once you have met the requirements the college they will give you eligibility to sit NCLEX. Psychiatric nurse qualification is only accepted by a handful of provinces on the west side of Canada and all you need to do is do a google search for it and websites will show.

Be aware it is not cheap to register with either colleges so you need to decide whether to apply to one or the other or both

Also, if you haven't, I suggest you first check out the NNAS website

NNAS / SNEI

You need to register there first :)

Thanks. I visited the NNAS site and got an idea. Is it a common format for all provinces: right? I don't have to visit any particular web site of the province I am planning to register as RN? Form my understanding NNAS is common for all Canada.

I believe so. From my understanding; you submit all your documents to NNAS and NNAS will be the one to send your documents to the College of Nursing of the province of your choice.

I believe NNAS is just there to ensure all your documents are complete and authentic. :)

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

NNAS is just a starting point and is a new thing. You still have to choose a province that NNAS will send relevant documents to and you also need to submit application form to the provincial college

NNAS is just a starting point and is a new thing. You still have to choose a province that NNAS will send relevant documents to and you also need to submit application form to the provincial college

So, documents will be sent to NNAS but the application form will be sent to the provincial college?

Yes, NNAS is very new. I believe its has only been a month when it started. Silverdragon, do you know anyone who has applied NNAS already?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Steps regarding NNAS and provincial colleges

[h=2]The Application Process[/h][h=3]What are the steps of the application process? +[/h]Effective August 12th, 2014, all internationally educated nurses must follow these steps (in order):

  1. Set up an online account with National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) at NNAS / SNEI. This link will only become active on August 12th , 2014 at 1pm Eastern Standard Time .
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. Pay the required fee.
  4. Follow the instructions about which documents to submit for verification.
  5. Once your file is complete, NNAS will evaluate it and provide you with online access to an Advisory Report, which contains the results of the evaluation. NNAS will also send a copy of this report to the relevant regulatory body.
  6. You can now apply directly to the regulatory body of your choice and pay their application fee. You will be able to do this from your NNAS online account.

FAQ â€" NNAS / SNEI

No I do not know anyone going through this process and no one has posted yet on here about their experience

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Be aware that to qualify for RN registraton in Canada you will need to have taken theory and clinical placements in adult, peds, OB/GYN and mental health nursing.

Steps regarding NNAS and provincial colleges

[h=2]The Application Process[/h][h=3]What are the steps of the application process? +[/h]Effective August 12th, 2014, all internationally educated nurses must follow these steps (in order):

  1. Set up an online account with National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) at NNAS / SNEI. This link will only become active on August 12th , 2014 at 1pm Eastern Standard Time .
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. Pay the required fee.
  4. Follow the instructions about which documents to submit for verification.
  5. Once your file is complete, NNAS will evaluate it and provide you with online access to an Advisory Report, which contains the results of the evaluation. NNAS will also send a copy of this report to the relevant regulatory body.
  6. You can now apply directly to the regulatory body of your choice and pay their application fee. You will be able to do this from your NNAS online account.

FAQ — NNAS / SNEI

No I do not know anyone going through this process and no one has posted yet on here about their experience

Thank you Silverdragon. I hope someone posts about it soon. It would be great to hear from anyone who has undergone the process. But, as it is sill very new, I don't think a lot of people have applied yet.

Dear Silverdragon

your post was really helpful. Thanks

I successfully completed my NNAS application and downloaded the forms. Now I am waiting for my educational institutions to fill it up and send it to NNAS:up: