If you read the post CRNBC: New application process for Internationally Educated Nurses posted on Monday, then you saw an excellent graphic explaining the licensure process to become an RN in BC. There I wrote about how the steps for NNAS are universal, but the steps for each provincial college is different. On Tuesday I wrote about the Criteria for Registration and Licensure for IENs in Nova Scotia. In this post it is clearly evident that the provincial registration processes have been legislated by law: provincial not federal law. Today I will be sharing the Enhanced IEN Application Process from CRNNS in Nova Scotia. The CRNNS, like the CRNBC, has provided a graphic that transparently outlines the process of becoming a nurse in Nova Scotia.
Compare and contrast these two documents, using critical thinking skills, to determine what are the similarities and what are the differences. And comment about them. Then consider, how does this information influence your decision about which provincial college you want to apply to, to become an RN. Comment on that too! Let’s get some discussion going!
|Enhanced IEN Application Process|
|Starting on August 12, 2014, all new internationally educated nurse (IEN) applicants in Canada must apply to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) prior to applying to the College. This requires you to send your documents and credentials toNNAS to be verified first before applying to the College. After you apply to the College, we will process your application for registration and licensure.What does this change mean to me, an internationally educated nurse applicant?
What if I submit an application before August 12, 2014?
If Part 1 of your application and initial assessment fee are received by the College before August 12, your application will be assessed using our current process.
However, if you apply to the College after August 12, 2014, you must follow the new process and apply initially to NNAS. Please visit the NNAS website for more information.
Below is the guide that outlines the steps in the new IEN assessment process. NNAS is responsible for facilitating steps 1-4 as indicated by the red boxes and as the regulator, we (CRNNS) are responsible for facilitating steps 5-10 as indicated by the blue boxes. A print ready guide is also available.