While the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) is specifically designed for internationally educated nurses (IENs), preparing for the CELBAN can still be beneficial for other internationally educated healthcare professionals. Here are a few ways in which preparing for the CELBAN can help:
The Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) is a language proficiency test that assesses the English skills of Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) who want to practice nursing in Canada.
By passing the CELBAN, IENs demonstrate that they have the language proficiency necessary to effectively communicate with patients, colleagues, and healthcare providers in the Canadian healthcare system.
Here are a few ways in which the CELBAN prepares IENs for a career as a nurse in Canada:
As an Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN), you are required to take the CELBAN (Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses) or another English language proficiency test in order to become registered as a nurse in Canada.
As of October 13, 2022 Internationally Educated Nurses, also known as IENs, are no longer required to submit their English proficiency scores to NNAS, the National Nursing Assessment Services for practice in Canada.
Thanks for the welcome message. I’d like to ask if its possible to take celban test and pass first prior to NNAS application. I’m not pretty confident to pass the english test and registering for NNAS is very expensive and it has an expiration. Financial resources is very limited as well. Please advise.
Hi! Im working here in canada as a caregiver. Im interested to apply to be LPN and RN here… I dont know if my credentials will be qualify… I have two courses in the Philippines, one Is Business Management graduated then i continue it in field of Nursing,i graduated again last october , I am a Registered Nurse in the Philippines, since February. Can i ask if u allow a voluntary works as NNAS job experience in health care as an evidence for safe nursing?what are the guidelines to assess my credentials here? Fees?Ielts? thank u.Hope u can help me..im bit confuse…God bless!!! M